Review: Firstgear Women’s TPG Monarch Jacket and TPG Escape Pants

Aug 16, 2014 View Comments by Christa Neuhauser

With more and more women taking to two wheels, women’s gear is finally starting to come into its own. Female riders have more choices than ever before (though still nowhere near as many as men), and we’re not just talking about downsized men’s apparel with some pink butterflies thrown on. Perhaps one of the best […]

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City Escape: Los Angeles Northbound

Aug 15, 2014 View Comments

A great northern escape from Los Angeles is through Ojai and the Los Padres National Forest, which is commonly considered the “better way” of getting to the Pacific Coast Highway from LA (between Cambria and Carmel). Best rides are in the fall when central valley temps drop below 100 degrees.

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Trans America Trail: Ouray to Moab

Aug 14, 2014 View Comments by Joseph Trey

Just loading the bike this morning is a bit challenging. My foot continues to swell, but once forced into the boot, it is a little more bearable. After missing portions of the Alpine Loop, I am determined to make it up to Luke. My plan is to get us to Moab tonight and catch up […]

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American Road Trip: Too Young to Ride a Gold Wing?

Aug 13, 2014 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

It’s true. Sarah and I aren’t Honda’s typical target market for the Gold Wing. We’re both in our twenties. Does that mean we can’t enjoy the luxury of the Gold Wing? I’m very lucky to have access to all types of bikes, and I have ridden a wide variety of motorcycles. So I know what […]

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Interview with Eliza Massey: Solo Through the World

Aug 12, 2014 View Comments by David Burbach

Eliza Massey set out to travel the world on her BMW G 650 GS on October 11, 2012. Her mission was to spread awareness and raise funds for African aid, and Women for Women, while seeing and interacting with people all over the planet. Since her departure, she has journeyed from her hometown of Hope, […]

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Review: Michelin Pilot Road 4

Aug 11, 2014 View Comments

Michelin has introduced a slew of new motorcycle tires during the last couple of years. I recently had a chance to try out the new Pilot Road 4 radial sport-touring tires that are designed to improve upon the outgoing Pilot Road 3. Pilot Road 4 employs Michelin’s X-Sipe Technology (XST) in the tread design. Sipes […]

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City Escape: Kansas City, MO

Aug 10, 2014 View Comments by Jim Parks

Easily negotiated, relaxing route that features interesting historical locations and rural byways across sprawling prairie lands. The best time to go is late June through October to avoid potentially severe thunderstorms in spring and especially cold riding conditions in other months. To download the free tankbag map and GPS file, look on the webpage side bar (on […]

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Trans America Trail: Happy Birthday Luke!

Aug 09, 2014 View Comments by Joseph Trey

As we leave the trail and enter Salida, I’m fully tempted to call it a day. Bearing any weight on my foot is not an option, but letting my boot hold the bones together is. There are those that say the KLR doesn’t have a very comfortable seat for long distances, but in my present […]

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Sarah & Flo’s American Road Trip

Aug 08, 2014 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

When I first met Sarah six years ago, we instantly bonded over stories of travel and all of the places we wanted to see. Yet, just like most peoples’ lives, busy schedules got in the way and before we knew it, time passed, having never checked off any “must see” items. For me the past […]

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Introducing RoadRUNNER’s Exclusive Harley-Davidson Digital Issue

Aug 07, 2014 View Comments

Available exclusively through the RoadRUNNER Magazine app (for iPhone/iPad, Android devices, and Amazon Kindle) comes RoadRUNNER’s Harley-Davidson Special Edition. This 60-page issue of RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel focuses entirely on Harley-Davidson motorcycles and the unique culture that surrounds the brand. The Special Edition includes in depth discussion of the Motor Company’s 2014 model lineup, […]

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2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide: It’s Back

Aug 06, 2014 View Comments

After a brief hiatus, the Road Glide returns to the Harley-Davidson lineup for 2015. The Motor Company announced the new bike just in time for Sturgis, with those in attendance getting the first look. The model, with its distinctive shark nose front fairing, will come in two flavors, the base model and the Road Glide […]

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It’s Finally Here! The 2015 Indian Scout

Aug 05, 2014 View Comments

Talk of the new Indian Scout started almost before the trash was cleaned up at the unveiling of the Indian Chief lineup at Sturgis last year. After the nearly universal applause that greeted Polaris’ first batch of Indians, anticipation for a potential Scout model grew even more. Well, the wait is over. Just like the […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Sequoia NP Loop

Aug 04, 2014 View Comments by Jim Parks

This loop begins and ends in Three Rivers, CA (approximately 100 miles north of Bakersfield), and follows State Routes 198, 180, 245, and 216. Due to substantial elevation and temperature changes, riders may encounter snow or ice. Also, be alert for the possibility of wildlife entering the roadway. Scenery: Large rock formations, mountains, valleys, sweeping […]

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2015 Victory Magnum: Chopper Style on a Factory Bike

Aug 03, 2014 View Comments

The latest in a long line of new Victorys aims to recreate chopper style in a factory bike without losing rideablilty or too much practicality. It’s called the Magnum, and it features a 21-inch front wheel—a size normally found only on dual sport and adventure bikes—which Victory claims is the largest production bagger wheel available. […]

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Touring Tip: Group Riding

Aug 01, 2014 View Comments by Jim Parks

Riding in a group can be a great way to enjoy the camaraderie of traveling with other like-minded motorcyclists. Caravanning in a large, unbroken procession, however, poses special risks. Here are 10 suggestions for mitigating the risks of riding in larger groups: 1. Plan the Ride – Ride the Plan: A well-organized ride will include […]

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