Fieldsheer Adventure Jacket and Pants

Jan 01, 2008 View Comments

“Wow! You really stand out,” a guest on Edelweiss Bike Travel’s Royal Tour of Scotland told me. It wasn’t my sparkling personality she’d noticed but the Fieldsheer Adventure jacket’s large Phoslite® reflective panels, just right for brightening my image in the rain-swept gloom of a Scottish summer day. Heightened visibility isn’t the Adventure’s only asset […]

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Motorcycles – Hobby or Passion?

Jan 01, 2008 View Comments

At a dinner party recently a friend introduced me to a woman sitting near me at the table. “Dave’s hobby is motorcycles,” he said. “Well, I wouldn’t put it that way,” I immediately replied, without thinking. “Oh, how would you put it?” the woman asked as we shook hands. This had me stumped for a […]

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Motorcyclist Down!

Jan 01, 2008 View Comments

Every time I see a motorcyclist spread-eagled on the pavement or hear about a fatal crash, I ask myself whether this pastime I love so much is worth the attendant risks. There’s no doubt that safe riding skills can substantially reduce the probability of having accidents, but they can’t eliminate the risks. This is where […]

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The 2007 BMW MOA Rally

Jan 01, 2008 View Comments

There is a tradition at the BMW Motorcycle Owners Association International Rally. Newcomers identify themselves as such and receive a pin. Anyone wearing the pin gets a little extra attention and a hearty welcome. Naturally, they are called first timers. Counting myself among the other greenhorns, I was on hand to staff the RoadRUNNER booth, […]

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Yamaha Helps Feed the Children

Dec 26, 2007 View Comments

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. recently presented world-renowned charity Feed the Children with a check for $5,000 with support from the STAR Touring and Riding group and Yamaha employees. Yamaha has worked with Feed the Children for more than 10 years, raising several hundred thousand dollars and feeding tens of thousands of children.

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‘Cat Chopper’ to Benefit Camp for Sick Kids

Dec 24, 2007 View Comments

In 2005, a customized motorcycle was created for Caterpillar Inc. during two episodes of American Chopper on the Discovery Channel. The 150-hp, six-speed bike toured 32 states and up in Canada over the following year.

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Harley-Davidson Remembers Evel Knievel

Dec 23, 2007 View Comments

The relationship between Evel Knievel and Harley-Davidson Motor Company began in the 1970s when the Company sponsored Knievel. Bill Davidson, vice president, core customer marketing, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and great grandson of one of the Company’s founders, reflects on his memories and experiences with Evel.

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RoadRUNNER Newsletter December 2007

Dec 13, 2007 View Comments

With the Holidays fast approaching, I’m listening to a cold December wind blowing outside my home on the East Coast. Long summer days spent exploring winding back roads and byways are now faded memories. But 2008 is just around the next corner and RoadRUNNER Magazine has wonderful tours planned for your reading and riding pleasure.

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RoadRUNNER Newsletter November 2007

Nov 17, 2007 View Comments

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, cooler temperatures have definitely arrived. In this issue, we discuss how to keep a warm fire kindled under your motorcycling passion. Logging onto the RoadRUNNER website can keep you on top of the latest developments on the motorcycle scene and our Forum is a great place to do a little blogging.

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New Dual Sport BMWs

Nov 08, 2007 View Comments

The Motor Works now has two brand new models that promise to add even more spice to their burgeoning dual sport lineup – the F 800 GS and the G 450 X.

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Lehmans Good Turn Trike becomes dedicated program

Nov 07, 2007 View Comments

Lehman Trikes proudly announces an annual “Good Turn Trike” Program. The purpose of the “Good Turn Trike” Program will be to allow someone with a love for motorcycles to keep riding despite physical and/or financial circumstances.

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Legendary Agostini Grand Prix Racer on view for first time at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Nov 07, 2007 View Comments

The MV Agusta 500cc three-cylinder Grand Prix racer ridden to many F.I.M. Grand Prix victories by world famous racer Giacomo Agostini is on view at Stamford Museum & Nature Center as part of its “The Motorcycle, Italian Style: Riding the Curves with MV Agusta” exhibition.

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Dean Akey’s Rescue Riders Program: Preparing Bikers to Support Emergency Response Teams

Nov 06, 2007 View Comments

Dean Akey is an avid biker and was in a motorcycle accident three years ago which left him with 60 staples in his head and every rib broken down the right side of his body.

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“Road Warrior” R80 G/S Gets a New Home at Bob’s BMW Museum

Nov 05, 2007 View Comments

The famed 1981 R80 GS beloning to Dr. Gregory Frazier, which he rode to the ends of the earth, is now on permanent display at Bob’s BMW Motorcycle Museum in Jessup, Maryland.

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New for Speed Triple – Help your fly!

Nov 05, 2007 View Comments

1050 Speed Triple riders who find the optional factory flyscreen to be undersized will be interested in a new Speed Shield from Laminar. Designed specifically for use with the Triumph Flyscreen available for 2005 and newer 1050 Speed Triples; it attaches without drilling and provides improved wind protection.

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