New Ferry to Transport Riders from Maine to Nova Scotia

Mar 21, 2014 View Comments

Starting in May 2014, the Nova Star, a 528-foot ferry, will begin carrying people and vehicles from Portland, ME to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. A one-way ticket for a motorcycle will cost between $49 and $89 and its rider will get on board for $79 to $129 depending on the time of year. The nine-hour voyage […]

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Harley-Davidson to Bring Demo Fleet to Americade

Mar 20, 2014 View Comments

If you’re interested one of the Project RUSHMORE Harley-Davidsons or perhaps the new Street 500 or 750, the Motor Company is going to be offering test rides on all of their models at this year’s Americade Rally. The rally continues to be a great place for potential buyers to try out new bikes as most […]

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Schuberth Adds Stealth SR1 Model

Mar 19, 2014 View Comments

Schuberth’s racing and sport riding helmet, the SR1, gets a new matte black color range known as “stealth.” The range will include Stealth Blue, Stealth Orange, and Stealth Red colors. Though in each case the majority of the helmet remains matte black, Schuberth is still keeping safety and visibility a top priority. Reflective branding and […]

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Time to Ride: How Long is Long Enough?

Mar 18, 2014 View Comments by David Burbach

Here in North Carolina we seem to be straddling the front lines in the war between oncoming spring and a winter desperately trying to hold on. Our weather has been alternating between warm and sunny and cold and icy for the last month or so. For example, on Saturday it was bright and clear with […]

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Tyler Kinkade: Trouble for a Tour Leader

Mar 17, 2014 View Comments by Luke Swab

I’m not the best rider, I’d honestly just call myself average with lots of potential to improve. The thing is, I don’t ride every week; I don’t even ride every month. Yes weather (winters in Michigan) is part of the reason, and in the past finances were part of this equation as well, but the […]

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2015 Yamaha SR400

Mar 16, 2014 View Comments

Don’t let the model year on the “newest” Yamaha fool you; there’s nothing modern about this motorcycle. Power comes from a 399cc air-cooled single cylinder engine that requires a kick to get it going. That’s right, there’s no electric start at all (though it is fuel injected). With a fully fuelled weight of only 384 […]

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Winter’s No Fun (OK, Maybe a Little)

Mar 15, 2014 View Comments by Steve Mauk

Anyone else ever notice how inviting the photos of other riders on a winter outing are? The Aerostich catalog often features winter riding photos on the cover, and I usually head into the season with a firm resolve to ride regularly so long as the roads aren’t covered with salt or patches of ice and […]

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MotoQuest Offering Indian Chief Rentals

Mar 14, 2014 View Comments

If you’re thinking about buying a new bike, but the dealer won’t let you test ride it, renting one is always a good option. If the bike you’ve been considering happens to be one of the new Indians, and you’re on the West Coast, MotoQuest has you covered. They’ve got all three models to choose […]

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Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia

Mar 13, 2014 View Comments

It’s a simple, yet brilliant idea: combine the resources of a state’s motorcycle dealers with their tourism department to create a motorcycle tour highlighting what that state has to offer. That’s the concept behind Virginia’s Motorcycle Grand Tour. Here’s how it works: When you pay your $30 registration fee you receive your “passport” along with […]

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Yamaha Super Ténéré Gets Updates for 2014

Mar 12, 2014 View Comments

Since its introduction to the U.S. market in 2012, the Yamaha Super Ténéré has gone basically unchanged. This year, however, a series of thoughtful updates as well as a new ES model keep the Super Ten a relevant option in the highly competitive large displacement adventure category. Highlighting the changes are revisions to the Ténéré’s […]

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Harley-Davidson Unveils New Low Rider and SuperLow 1200T

Mar 11, 2014 View Comments

Though they’re nowhere close to the model releasing pace of Honda, Harley-Davidson has been on what is, for them, an absolute tear. With the Project RUSHMORE updates and the all-new Street series that came out in late 2013, the motor company has announced two more new models for 2014. Low Rider A well-known Harley model […]

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Touring Tip: Navigating RoadRUNNER’s Extensive Library of Tours to Plan Your Next Trip

Mar 10, 2014 View Comments by Jim Parks

It’s only early March, but I’m already thinking about and planning motorcycle trips for the upcoming riding season. As the snow piles up outside, it’s a pleasurable diversion to look ahead for enticing new destinations and exciting roads for getting there. As many of you may know, RoadRUNNER has a veritable digital bank vault chock […]

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Tour Bell Helmets Testing Facility

Mar 09, 2014 View Comments

Ever wondered how helmet companies make sure their lids are as safe as possible and that they’ll pass certifications like DOT, Snell, and ECE? Well check out this video, though it doesn’t go into a ton of detail, it at least gives you an idea of what goes on inside the testing facilities of Easton […]

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The Voice: When Your Mind Affects Your Ride

Mar 08, 2014 View Comments by Steve Mauk

With several decades of riding under my belt, I’d like to say that I’ve got it down pat and take to the road with unflappable confidence and consistency, but I don’t. I consider myself a fairly decent rider, one who has a reasonably accurate assessment of his limitations and abilities, and who doesn’t venture too […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Washington SR-20 (aka North Cascades Highway)

Mar 07, 2014 View Comments by Jim Parks

What is it? SR-20 is the northernmost paved route through the Cascade Mountains. From the west it follows the Skagit River into the high elevations of North Cascades National Park and beyond. The scenery includes lush old growth forests, numerous waterfalls, stunning mountain vistas, and emerald green lakes as the route continues east through a […]

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