Today, Indian announced its partnership with the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride, a cross-country group ride that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren’s courageous and unprecedented motorcycle journey across the United States. In 1916 the Van Buren sisters were the first women to traverse the country, each on her own Indian motorcycle. Their […]
Spark plugs can provide invaluable information on the mechanics of your bike. After plugs are run for a while, the tips show the overall condition of the engine, including pistons, rings, valve guides and seals, carburetion or fuel injection, ignition, and spark advance. You can also diagnose a variety of conditions, including detonation, pre-ignition, overheating, […]
As you may or may not know, I have been “off my feet” for quite awhile. Well, the worst of that stuff (God willing) is behind me. If you follow my blogging you will also know that I sold my Honda VTX1300 last year. Now, that would make you think that I would then be […]
Named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle—Springfield, MA, back in 1901—the new 2016 Springfield combines nostalgic styling cues with modern touring amenities like a tall windscreen, cruise control, and remote-locking hard saddlebags.
Join KTM staff and enthusiasts August 19-21, 2016, in scenic Deadwood, SD, for the 13th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally. Providing riders of all skill levels with an opportunity to ride with and learn from adventurers from all over the world, the rider rally is designed for KTM 640, 690, 950, 990, 1190, and 1290 […]
Cycle Trader has long been a go-to for motorcyclists looking to buy and sell online. Now with the launch of Reviews.Motorcycles, the company’s consumer-generated motorcycle review website, motorcyclists can find reliable reviews in order to be more confident about a purchase. Featuring more than 27,000 reviews and pictures of motorcycles and other powersport vehicles, the […]
Try as we might, the “grass is greener somewhere else” syndrome is hard to shake, and we often overlook some very interesting local attractions while focusing on distant destinations. Such was the case for me with Ohio’s rural Amish community centered in the Millersburg area. Although we had visited Millersburg and some of the surrounding […]
MV Agusta and Pirelli have been working together for several decades, and since 2011 the historic motorcycle manufacturer has relied only on Pirellis to equip its models. So it’s no surprise the two teamed up on a special project: the Diablo Brutale, a combination of MV’s Brutale 800 and Pirelli’s new Diablo Rosso IIIs. The […]
Beginning halfway between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, MD, this City Escape traverses verdant, back-in-time Maryland countryside. Enticing byways wind through pastoral settings, along streams, and into the heart of historic villages. A stop for lunch just north of the Pennsylvania border gives riders an even closer glimpse of a charming hamlet in the Keystone State.
Traction control systems (TCS) are making their way into more and more mainstream motorcycles as the cost comes down and manufacturers’ experience with it increases. The benefits of TCS apply across the spectrum of models, from MotoGP racers and sportbikes to cruisers, sport-touring, and adventure and dirt bikes. If you’ve ever highsided coming out of […]
What Is It? The nation’s path to the American Civil War was accelerated when abolitionist John Brown led his famous raid on the federal arsenal and armory at Harpers Ferry, VA (West Virginia today) in October 1859. Some 20 miles north of Harpers Ferry, and almost three years later, the single bloodiest day of the […]
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. For example, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, where riders often tour in sizable packs, recorded one the highest number of fatalities in the history of the event […]
Given the choice, we’d rather ride than cook, but people do not live by miles ridden alone. Face it, you have to partake of nourishment at some point. Over the years we’ve learned to keep most of our endeavors simple, which includes camp cooking. On some tours, we’ve been known to distill “cooking” to a […]
“The readiness is all.” Okay, Hamlet was thinking of something very different when he said that, but the quote is apt for anyone heading off on a motorcycle camping and fishing excursion. After one last perusal to ensure all the essentials are in place, I stow my encased rod on top of my gear and […]
When most motorcyclists think about North Carolina, their minds instantly turn to the misty peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, the undulating twists of the Tail of the Dragon, or the sweeping beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Understandably so. But while the roads in the western part of the state are admittedly more curvy, […]