Iconic American Motorcycle Roads: Pacific Coast Highway

Apr 28, 2015 View Comments

Touring the PCH on a Honda Gold Wing – Dream it, build it, and ride it—an unbroken road along the California coast. The idea was conceived around 1919, but it wasn’t until 1964 that the completed highway from Leggett to San Juan Capistrano was named the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Widely copied on other continents, […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Touring Enthusiast

Apr 27, 2015 View Comments

Comfortable and Safe Gear for Sport Touring Riders – It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of […]

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Motorcycle Navigation: Finding Your Route Using GPX Files

Apr 26, 2015 View Comments

The Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy – How GPS Works In my last article (follow these links to Yuval’s previous articles: Part 1, Part 2) I explained how the satellite receiver performs ad hoc navigation from a source waypoint to a target waypoint. This article will focus on the GPX file format, available GPX software, and how […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Adventurer

Apr 25, 2015 View Comments

Practical ADV Gear for On and Off the Road It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of […]

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Tour of the Week: Vermont and New Hampshire

Apr 24, 2015 View Comments

Touring Vermont on a Ducati Multistrada and a Moto Guzzi Stelvio – 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 Vermont and New Hampshire Tour comes from the January/February 2013 issue.  

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City Escape: Oklahoma City Day Ride

Apr 23, 2015 View Comments

The Outlaw Loop – This mixed terrain ride takes you by The Round Barn, through an old ghost town, and returns via Route 66, where a restored WPA-era armory and the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum make history of your rowdy scramble down Oklahoma’s backroads. Spring and fall are the best riding seasons in Oklahoma.

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MotoMojo: Keep Your Motorcycle Runnin’…With the Right Oil

Apr 22, 2015 View Comments

What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Motorcycle Oil Motor oil is the lifeblood of our precious engines, but how much time have you spent learning what kind is best for them? Over the years, motor oils have evolved and so have motorcycles. The American Petroleum Institute (API), International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Cruiser Rider

Apr 21, 2015 View Comments

  RoadRUNNER‘s Summer Gear Buyers’ Guide It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of gear to match. […]

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City Escape: Seattle, Washington

Apr 20, 2015 View Comments

This circuit includes Seattle’s own volcano, Mount Rainier, climbs over the 5,430-foot Chinook Pass, goes through Mount Rainier National Park, and returns via the Puyallup River valley. Park entry fee is $5 for motorcycles. Stop in charming Elbe and take a two-hour steam train ride on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad. The best time to […]

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Yuval Naveh to Host Round Table at Touring Weekend

Apr 19, 2015 View Comments

RoadRUNNER’s 10th annual Touring Weekend is quickly approaching and this year’s event promises to be especially memorable with a variety of interesting speakers (check out some here) and optional riding courses, great food, and, of course, spectacular riding. RoadRUNNER subscribers will likely be familiar with Yuval Naveh’s article series The Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy […]

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City Escape: Washington, D.C.

Apr 18, 2015 View Comments

From the streets of modern-day Leesburg, VA, riders motor through the idyllic horse and vineyard country of historic Loudoun and Fauquier counties, VA, and also will navigate briefly into Maryland and West Virginia. This backroad ramble can be taken anytime from spring through fall but is most enjoyable during fall colors in mid-October.

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Tour of the Week: Las Vegas to San Francisco

Apr 17, 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 Las Vegas to San Francisco Tour comes from the January/February 2011 issue.

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AltRider’s 2015 Conserve the Ride Rally

Apr 16, 2015 View Comments

Adventure riding and off-road enthusiasts will want to mark June 12-14 on their calendars as the dates of AltRider’s 2015 Conserve the Ride Rally. Conserve the Ride will be held in central Pennsylvania where riders will enjoy around 160 miles of trail riding. Participants will pitch their tents on Woodward Caves Campground for the three-day […]

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Packin’ the Mule

Apr 15, 2015 View Comments by Steve Mauk

One of the biggest challenges facing motorcycle campers is simply finding enough room on the bike for all of the gear they wish to take. This problem is even more pronounced when camping two-up. Close to twice the gear crammed into less space can spell trouble if one is not careful. My wife always wins […]

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Remembering Emilio Scotto’s Epic Motorcycle Adventure

Apr 14, 2015 View Comments

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the completion of Emilio Scotto’s historic 10-year, nearly half-million mile motorcycle ride around the world. In 1985, the Argentine quit his job as a pharmaceutical sales representative in Buenos Aires and embarked on the motorized adventure. His record-setting ride circumnavigated the world including all of Europe, Africa, the […]

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