Motorcycle Navigation: Keeping up With the Weather

Jun 20, 2017 View Comments

As touring motorcyclists who are constantly exposed to the elements, weather is a major consideration for our safety and comfort. The term “weather” is actually an abstraction for many atmospheric conditions, and riders have different personal thresholds. For some, air quality might be the most important factor (e.g., people suffering from asthma). However, by and […]

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26th Annual Ride to Work Day

Jun 19, 2017 View Comments

The 26th annual Motorcycle and Scooter Ride to Work Day is today. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, out of a total 129,141,982 commuters in the country, just less than 150,000 of them ride motorcycles to work regularly—that’s only .11 percent. And of all the motorcycles registered in the U.S. (6,567,197), only 4.3 percent of them […]

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Southeast Australia

Jun 17, 2017 View Comments

To experience as many different environments as possible, in only three weeks: this is our mission. What better place to attempt such a journey than Australia, a beautiful and largely unknown country with a population of only 24 million people. Aboard an R 1200 GS, I’m joined by a group of seven other riders. Traveling […]

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MotoMojo: Wheel Bearing Maintenance and Repair

Jun 16, 2017 View Comments

Wheel bearings are among those vital motorcycle components that are out of sight and out of mind … until something goes wrong. Wheel bearing failures can do expensive damage to your bike and can result in a dangerous loss of control and a crash as well. So let’s give them some love! Check your motorcycle […]

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Review: Options to Mount Electrics

Jun 15, 2017 View Comments

While just about everybody at RoadRUNNER prefers standalone GPS devices for navigation (since phones are not quite there yet in terms of development), smartphones are a multi-tool, offering riders the ability to listen to music, communicate with others, search the internet, and use GPS functions. Hooking one up to your bike doesn’t have to be […]

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Spyder’s 10th Anniversary Event

Jun 14, 2017 View Comments

Earlier this month, BRP welcomed more than 3,000 Spyder owners to its Spyder 10th Anniversary Homecoming event in Québec. This marked the largest-ever gathering of Spyder’s, with riders from the U.S., Canada, Japan, Russia, and beyond. Everyone was invited to see BRP’s factory, its Design & Innovation Center, R&D facilities, and powersports museum. Guided rides, entertainment, […]

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City Escape: Milwaukee

Jun 13, 2017 View Comments

When selecting a route near Milwaukee, it often pays to follow the hometown iron. Highway 67 is very popular with Milwaukee Harley riders, as they take this twisting route through Kettle Moraine State Forest. A bonus is the small town of Eagle, which offers various pub and grill establishments and a gas station. While traversing […]

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The Odyssey of the World’s Fastest BMW Motorcycle

Jun 12, 2017 View Comments

I recently dropped by The Hopkins Collection BMW Motorcycle Museum to check out a recent addition to Jim Hopkins’ rapidly expanding assemblage of vintage BMW motorcycles and rare marque artifacts. The new centerpiece of the post-World War II collection is, to date, the world’s fastest BMW motorcycle. How this 2010 S 1000 RR evolved into […]

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Augusta, Georgia Shamrock Tour

Jun 11, 2017 View Comments

It’s June—high season for a motorcycle magazine. Just a short five months ago, my wife, Sarah, and I welcomed Oliver, our first child, into this world. Like most new parents, I think, we questioned the hospital for letting us take this fragile little human home just a few days after birth. Well, he made it, […]

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Review: Chain Monkey Chain Tensioning Tool

Jun 09, 2017 View Comments

Regular drive-chain maintenance is a necessary evil to ensure prolonged chain and sprocket life, and, of course, rider safety. Most of us fulfill this requirement with a few squirts of lube periodically, and some even give the chain a nice cleaning first. Far less, however, take the time to accurately check the chain tension. Taking […]

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Metzeler’s Karoo 3 Tires for Enduros

Jun 08, 2017 View Comments

Metzeler’s Karoo 3 are a new concept of adventure and enduro on/off tires dedicated to off-road expeditions. The tires feature improved off-road traction and on-road stability, and excellent mileage. Suitable for light and heavy enduros, the Karoo 3s are available in three front and six rear sizes. The tires boast a new tread pattern, larger […]

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Giving Riders in Need a ‘Leg Up’: Interview with Pete Giarrusso from LegUp LandinGear

Jun 07, 2017 View Comments

A touring motorcycle, especially when packed with gear and pillion, can be a beastly thing to keep upright. Now throw in bad knees, bad hips, or weak legs. Pete Giarrusso is the founder of LegUp LandinGear, a unique retractable stabilization system designed for aging riders and those with disabilities. Run out of Chopper Design, his […]

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Loretta Lynn Ranch to Host Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival Sept 28 – Oct 1

Jun 06, 2017 View Comments

Got fall plans? The Loretta Lynn Ranch will be hosting the Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival September 28 – October 1, 2017. The event will host motorcycle riders of all makes, models, and years at one of the most storied and beautiful ranches in Tennessee. Located 60 miles west of Nashville, the ranch will feature live […]

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Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma: Riding the Cherokee Trail of Tears Part III

Jun 06, 2017 View Comments

We pick up the Cherokee removal journey in central Missouri: “We travelled about 12 miles to a settlement called Port Royal (believed to be Waynesville by researchers), on the banks of a beautiful stream, named Rubedoo. Here we had a delightful place, on the bank of the river, convenient to wood and water. We employed […]

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Bell and Fasthouse Partnership Kicks off With Special Edition Moto-9

Jun 06, 2017 View Comments

Bell Helmets, an industry leader in helmet technology since 1954, and Fasthouse, one of motocross’ core lifestyle brands, have kicked off an official partnership with the unveiling of a special edition Fasthouse Moto-9 helmet. The two brands will produce an ongoing range of special edition Bell helmets and accessories, in addition to distinguishing Bell as the […]

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