2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Pricing Announced

Dec 18, 2016 View Comments

Combining the fuel-efficient 296cc parallel-twin from the Ninja 300 with the structure of the Versys 650, Kawasaki has created an entry-level model to the Versys family: the 2017 Versys-X 300. And pricing has just been announced: $5,399 for the standard non-ABS model, and $5,699 for ABS. Compact and responsive, with a lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension, […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway

Dec 16, 2016 View Comments

Following U.S. 285 north from Santa Fe, and then SR 68, riders take the exit for New Mexico 76. The route travels through a landscape that is rich in history, culture, art, and scenic beauty. Points of Interest: Highlights of the three two-lane roads include: SR 76: High desert terrain takes motorcyclists through the village of […]

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Sidetracked: Fly and Ride

Dec 16, 2016 View Comments

The ad read, “2007 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, low miles, pristine mechanically and cosmetically.” I can’t resist the allure of an older bike in good condition. Many of these machines hit the sweet spot in technology and reliability and, armed with a little knowledge and a few mileage points from my United Airlines Visa, […]

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Indian Recalls Select 2014-2017 Models

Dec 15, 2016 View Comments

Indian Motorcycle is recalling certain 2014-2017 motorcycles for a potential fuel leak. This includes Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield, and Roadmaster models manufactured between April 15, 2013, and July 15, 2016. In the affected motorcycles, the fuel rail may contact other components and result in a fuel leak; in […]

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The Riding Reporters: Chile and Argentina – Capturing the Story of the Wichí

Dec 15, 2016 View Comments

Irene and I are ready to ride to places only two wheels can reach, to tell the stories of those we meet. Our rugged KTM 690 Enduros have landed in Valparaíso, Chile. Finally, after eight months of serious preparation, we start the first miles of our journey.

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2017 Honda CB1100 EX to be Available in the U.S. May 2017

Dec 14, 2016 View Comments

The letters CB have always meant a great deal to Honda and Honda owners. When Honda first brought the CB1100 to the U.S. in 2013, it satisfied the demand of an army of riders for whom a traditionally styled air-cooled four-cylinder CB was a must-have piece of engineering craftsmanship. In 2017, a revised but retro-styled version […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Exploring the Backcountry of Sequoia National Park

Dec 13, 2016 View Comments

Everyone knows Yellowstone is America’s first national park. Few, however, know that Sequoia is the nation’s second national park and California’s first. That’s where this story begins. The giant sequoias were here some 2,000 years ago. Their root system is shallow and they drink about 500 gallons per day. If you come by after a […]

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Lexington, Kentucky Shamrock Tour®: Four Roads Through Horse Country

Dec 12, 2016 View Comments

Cool, moist air seeps from the acres of perfectly manicured greenery as the sun tiptoes closer to the horizon. The sky is already a clear blue and a few mists still linger in the hollow places of the hills. Kentucky waits with open arms.

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Allstate Installs ‘Watch for Motorcycles’ Sign on Longtime Rider’s Property

Dec 11, 2016 View Comments

Allstate’s Once is Never Enough (O.N.E.) program is an awareness campaign created to help reduce the number of motorcycle crashes involving other vehicles at intersections by encouraging motorists to “look twice, because once is never enough.” Since it was established in 2009, Allstate has worked closely with local traffic authorities to install 179 Watch for Motorcycles signs in 41 […]

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14th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally Details Announced

Dec 09, 2016 View Comments

Due to popular demand, KTM’s three-day rally will return to the picturesque village of Crested Butte for a second time. Entering its 14th year, the KTM Adventure Rider Rally is an opportunity for riders of all skill levels to learn from and ride with adventurers from all over the world. Designed for KTM Adventure and Enduro […]

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Motorcycle of the Year: 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Dec 08, 2016 View Comments

Some years it’s difficult to name a Motorcycle of the Year, but 2016 was not one of them. While many new and redesigned models hit the streets, none garnered more attention than the one we named MOTY 2016. With the return of the Africa Twin, Honda reshuffles the travel enduro market and sets a new […]

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Vanguard Roadster to Debut at New York Motorcycle Show

Dec 07, 2016 View Comments

Ready for another futuristic motorcycle? Conceived, designed, and built in New York City, Vanguard is a new motorcycle brand led by former Confederate Motorcycles chief designer Edward Jacobs and serial entrepreneur Francois-Xavier Terny. Vanguard will debut a prototype of its first model, the Roadster, at the New York City Progressive International Motorcycle Show, December 9 – 11. The Roadster […]

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Arkansas: A State of Mind, Body, and Soul

Dec 06, 2016 View Comments

My ears ring from the blast. Acrid smoke fills my nostrils and burns my eyes. That shot was the last of my powder and the Yankees are coming fast. My mind screams “Run,” but I draw my sword. It is March 8, 1862, and I may die today at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas […]

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Ravean Offering 40% Off Heated Gear Today Only

Dec 05, 2016 View Comments

Why limit the comfort of heated gear to the road? For today only, Ravean is offering 30% off its heated jackets, plus an extra 10% off when you use the code RAVEAN10%. Ultra lightweight, water-resistant, and easily washable, Ravean’s men and women’s 12V down jackets can be programmed to heat at Low, Medium, or High. They’re comfortable […]

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The AMA Wants Motorcyclists Included in the Road to Zero Initiative

Dec 05, 2016 View Comments

The AMA is calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to include motorcyclists in its ambitious plan to eliminate fatalities on the nation’s roadways. The plan, called Road to Zero, is tackling the task of ending road fatalities within 30 years. It is an adaptation of the Swedish Vision Zero program that forces planners to design […]

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