City Escape: San Diego, California

Mar 02, 2015 View Comments

This exhilarating day ride emanating from San Diego comes within a quarter mile of the Mexican border at its southernmost point and reaches an elevation of almost 6,000 feet to the north in Mount Laguna. In addition to the elevation and terrain changes, this route has the added attraction of a total avoidance of freeway […]

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Mar 01, 2015 View Comments by David Burbach

Bridgestone’s press release on the BATTLAX SPORT TOURING T30 tire includes multiple references to the tire’s MotoGP development. No doubt there is some crossbreeding with race tires in the T30’s family tree, but make no mistake; this radial, tubeless tire belongs on the road and nowhere else. The tire strikes a wonderful middle ground between […]

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Guy’s Night Out, Literally

Feb 28, 2015 View Comments by Steve Mauk

Last spring, my wife made her annual trip to Florida with her sister and I was left with the tantalizing list of options that confront married folk when their spouses are away. Being alone once in a while is good, but the typical tug of war over what to do with my time began immediately. […]

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Motorcycles and GPS: Satellite Navigation Part 2

Feb 27, 2015 View Comments

You can check out Part 1 here. Ad Hoc Navigation The next step in navigation is to be able to travel from the current point to some other point. That is, we expect the satellite receiver to handle an ad hoc navigation command: “I’m here, but I want to go there, somehow.” But, how does […]

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John Flores to Teach Motorcycle Photography Class at the Touring Weekend

Feb 27, 2015 View Comments

If you are the kind of person that always has a camera on their packing list, you may want to consider this hands-on introduction to the world of motorcycle photography exclusive to the 2015 Touring Weekend. The class will be lead by longtime RoadRUNNER photojournalist and author of the eBook Ten Tips: Motorcycle Travel Photos, […]

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Tour of the Week: Florida Panhandle Tour

Feb 27, 2015 View Comments

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Florida Panhandle Tour comes from the May/June 2005 issue.

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The 2015 Americade Rally

Feb 26, 2015 View Comments

Since the first Americade Rally in 1983, the event has grown into the largest gathering of motorcycle touring enthusiasts in the country drawing 50,000 riders from all over the U.S., Canada, and the world. The rally is held in Lake George, NY, the first week of June every year, falling June 1-6 in 2015. The […]

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Touring Tip: Getting Your Body Ready To Tour

Feb 25, 2015 View Comments

Much has been written and said about preparing a rider’s motorcycle for a new touring season, but relatively little is ever said about preparing a rider’s body for long motorcycle rides. As all serious riders know, it takes much more mental focus and physical stamina to ride a motorcycle all day long than it does […]

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My Summer of ’29

Feb 24, 2015 View Comments by Wayne Peterson

I am going to take a page out of my autobiography, which I can now laugh at—but at the time, it was certainly not funny. When I was doing much of Harley-Davidson’s graphic design work, I got to meet a lot of interesting motorcycle nuts like myself. One of them was John Rank. John’s dad […]

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2015 Yamaha TMAX: A Sporty Scooter?

Feb 23, 2015 View Comments

Yamaha calls the all new 2015 TMAX the “sportbike of scooters”—a title we’ll withhold judgment on until we get a chance to ride it—though a glance at the spec sheet seems promising. The TMAX is powered by a completely new 530cc liquid cooled and fuel injected twin, which according to Yamaha is optimized for both […]

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Review: KLIM Element Short Glove

Feb 22, 2015 View Comments by Jim Parks

KLIM serves the premium motorcycling market with a full line of high-tech adventure riding gear. The Element Short Glove is a perfect complement to KLIM’s riding jackets and pants, or any riding jacket and pants for that matter. Here are some of the glove’s key features: highly-mobile armor pivot system for comfort, titanium knuckle protection […]

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse

Feb 21, 2015 View Comments

The first 2016 model Indian is a stripped down, blacked out version of the highly successful Chief. Called the Dark Horse, the new bike ditches the bright paint and shiny chrome of the Chief Classic for a blacked out engine, pipes, bars, and pretty much everything else, to go with a matte black paint scheme. […]

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Tour of the Week: Carving Canyons in Utah

Feb 20, 2015 View Comments

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Carving Canyons in Utah Tour comes from the Sept/Oct 2005 issue.

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Rider Training Courses to be Offered at RoadRUNNER’s Touring Weekend

Feb 19, 2015 View Comments

No matter how long you’ve been riding or how many miles you have under your belt, there’s always more to learn about operating a motorcycle. Like any sport, the more you practice the better you’ll be—and good coaching is important too. The editors and staff of RoadRUNNER Magazine strongly encourage even veteran motorcyclists to challenge […]

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Touring Tip: Preventing the Fall or Raising A Fallen Motorcycle

Feb 18, 2015 View Comments

Preventing the Fall: There are many ways that gravity can overpower your best intentions of keeping the rubber side down. A motorcycle is most likely to fall when it’s either parked or traveling at slow or no speed. A kickstand on a parked bike can sink into hot asphalt or may simply fold up if […]

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