Trans America Trail: Craters and Underground Rivers

Sep 25, 2014 View Comments by Joseph Trey

Waking up on an empty stomach leaves both Luke and I seriously ready for breakfast. The fact that the recommended Dinner Bell Café is “way on the other side of town” according to some locals does not deter us from gearing up and making the trip. Four minutes and one mile later we are seated […]

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Make Your Motorcycle Last Forever

Sep 24, 2014 View Comments

Motorcycles are made better than ever. Their design, materials and machin-ing are more accurate and precise – and reliability is greater than it’s been before. To that end, here are some tips on how to keep your motorcycle going as long as you want and save money too. The three basic tenets to ensure a […]

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Review: M-Tech Men’s Adventure Jacket

Sep 23, 2014 View Comments by John Flores

The challenge with multi-season motorcycle gear is that, in trying to be all things for all seasons, they end up being all-compromise, not quite vented enough on a hot summer day and vents that leak cold air (and possibly water) when the temperature drops. Multi-purpose liners do help in colder weather, but when removed result […]

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2015 KTM Freeride E: The Electric Dirt Bike

Sep 22, 2014 View Comments

It seems like more electric bikes come on the market every week. Some are from major motorcycle companies and others are from start-ups hoping to capitalize on the future market potential of the environmentally friendly rides. But at least with current technology (no pun intended), electric power has two glaring drawbacks when compared with internal […]

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Edelweiss Around the World Motorcycle Expedition: Moscow to Bangkok

Sep 21, 2014 View Comments

Not for the faint of heart, Edelweiss Bike Travel’s Around the World Expedition strays far from traditional international motorcycle tour destinations. The 2014 edition began on August 10th in Moscow, Russia. The riders will spend the next 63 days on the road covering 8,700 miles in the process. The journey will wander through eastern Russia […]

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RoadRUNNER Editor Spotlight: Alfonse Palaima

Sep 20, 2014 View Comments

You’ve read their articles and perhaps met them out on the road or at RoadRUNNER‘s annual Touring Weekend, but what do you know about our illustrious group of writers and editors? We decided to ask each one a few simple questions and share their responses with you, next up, frequent contributor and motorcycle tester Alfonse “Fonze” Palaima. Name: […]

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Tour of the Week – California: Mendocino Coast

Sep 19, 2014 View Comments

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be 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 California Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Fall 2002 issue.

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Trans America Trail: Denio Junction Goat Gouda!

Sep 18, 2014 View Comments by Joseph Trey

We awake to a wonderful breakfast at The Griddle; a culinary treat complete with a sassy waitress who will perk you up even more than the coffee. We fuel up knowing that today’s goal is somewhere in Oregon. According to the TAT maps, there’s fuel in Denio, about 100 miles away, but we play it […]

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Time to Re-Tire?

Sep 17, 2014 View Comments

Life’s too short to only own one motorcycle, right? But we can only ride one at a time. If you own a bike that only does a couple of thousand miles a year, should you wait until the tires are worn out before you replace them? If not, when? And how do you know how […]

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Product Review: AltRider KLR 650 Skid Plate Review

Sep 16, 2014 View Comments by Steve Mauk

For those wishing to explore the off road capabilities of their Kawasaki KLR 650, the stock plastic skid plate should be replaced with something more substantial. The stock plastic item may be tougher than it looks, but in a rock versus plastic grudge match, my money goes on the rock every time. With something as […]

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40th Anniversary Gold Wing and Honda’s 2015 Model Lineup

Sep 15, 2014 View Comments

The year was 1974, and the place was Cologne, Germany, at the International Motorcycle Show. Honda, one of the big four Japanese motorcycle companies, introduced a model called the Gold Wing GL1000. The bike was targeted at riders who wanted to cover serious mileage on their two-wheeled machines, which was a somewhat novel concept at […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Pennsylvania Dutch Country Cruise

Sep 14, 2014 View Comments by Jim Parks

What is It? Instead of just one bucket list road this month, we’re offering a whole location. The designated route follows a variety of delightful secondary roads through the Amish Country in Lancaster County, PA. Owing to their strict religious order, the Amish seem to have made time stand still. The route starts and finishes […]

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RoadRUNNER Editor Spotlight: Steve Mauk

Sep 13, 2014 View Comments

You’ve read their articles and perhaps met them out on the road or at RoadRUNNER‘s annual Touring Weekend, but what do you know about our illustrious group of writers and editors? We decided to ask each one a few simple questions and share their responses with you, next up, frequent contributor and Road Rash author, Steve Mauk. Name: Steve […]

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Touring Tip: First Overnight Ride

Sep 12, 2014 View Comments by Jim Parks

Most motorcyclists start out strictly as day-trippers, meeting with other riders on the weekend for the proverbial breakfast or lunch ride. This allows them to focus on just the day of the ride. If the weather forecast is dry, they may not take rain gear. If they do get caught in the rain, there’s always […]

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Tour of the Week: Longview, Washington Shamrock Tour®: Volcano Craters to Foggy Seashores

Sep 12, 2014 View Comments

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be 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 Longview, WA Shamrock Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s May/June 2013 issue.

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