Make Your Motorcycle Last Forever

Sep 19, 2016 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 bike’s longevity […]

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Shamrock Tour® – Ashland, Oregon

Sep 18, 2016 View Comments

On November 27, 1941, travelers on US Highway 99 south of Yreka, Caifornia were astonished to find a band of men blocking the road and waving hunting rifles. They handed out a Proclamation of Independence, which informed one and all that the State of Jefferson was in “patriotic rebellion against the States of California and […]

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Moto Guzzi Celebrates 95 Years

Sep 16, 2016 View Comments

It has been 95 years since Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi founded Moto Guzzi, the “eagle brand.” To celebrate the anniversary, Moto Guzzi organized an Open House, its traditional mid-September event. This year, more than 25,000 fans from Europe, Australia, China, Japan, and the United States descended upon the Mandello plant from September 9-11 to participate. The record […]

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Gettin’ Started in Motorcycling

Sep 15, 2016 View Comments

Motorcycling used to be just another way of getting around, but now it’s one of a growing number of “powersports” that may also lay claim to major portions of your discretionary spending: ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, and any number of four-wheeled and water-based diversions. However, for me, motorcycle touring is still much closer to bicycle […]

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2017 BMW C Evolution Scooter to Be Available in U.S.

Sep 14, 2016 View Comments

As interest in electric vehicles continues to rise, BMW has announced a new version of its C Evolution e-scooter. First introduced in 2012, the C Evolution has not been available for sale in the U.S., but this is set to change. The new model will be available in two versions. The U.S. will likely get […]

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Tour Article

Sep 13, 2016 View Comments

In my experience, most memorable adventures start with either a bang on the head, a tap on the shoulder, or an unplanned detour during an otherwise well-planned ride. I have already banged my head yesterday night on the cover of my trailer. Now comes a tap on my shoulder, and this is Christa Neuhauser herself. […]

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PTSD Awareness Ride: Alaska to Argentina on a CB500X

Sep 12, 2016 View Comments

Iraq war veteran Zachary Sherman is riding his Honda CB500X from Alaska to Argentina to raise public awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder and raise money for The Soldiers Project, a nonprofit organization that provides free mental health services to post-9/11 veterans. Sherman’s route will wind 9,484 miles through North, Central, and South America.  He will be participating in awareness-raising events while in Seattle from September 13-14, in Sacramento September 23-26, and Los Angeles September 29-30.  […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: U.S. 276, A Hidden Southern Gem

Sep 10, 2016 View Comments

What is It? As many East Coast riders know, Western North Carolina has some of the best motorcycling roads in America. U.S. 276, however, is one of the less-celebrated routes in the area. It doesn’t have an evocative name, like The Rattler, Tail of the Dragon, Hellbender 28, The Copperhead Loop, or Devil’s Whip. But […]

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Touring Tip: Make Time for Break Time

Sep 09, 2016 View Comments

Experienced motorcyclists already know that riding is much more fatiguing than driving. On top of that, sore muscles often occur during the first few days of a long trip, particularly when most of a motorcyclist’s previous riding has been on weekend day trips. In addition to sore muscles, there are the environmental factors, which can […]

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Dick Burleson Named 2016 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend

Sep 09, 2016 View Comments

Each year at the ceremony inducting a new class into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, an existing Hall of Famer is honored as an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend. For 2016, that legend is Dick “King Richard” Burleson, the most successful racer in the history of the AMA National Enduro Championship.  From 1974 to […]

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KLIM Launches Gear Protection Guarantee Program

Sep 08, 2016 View Comments

KLIM has launched its Gear Protection Guarantee, a program designed to replace qualifying KLIM apparel, free of charge, if damaged in an accident. Riders wearing qualifying KLIM apparel are automatically eligible for Gear Protection Guarantee benefits and, if involved in an accident, damaged qualifying apparel can be submitted through the program for replacement. “KLIM’s premium-quality products […]

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Road Rash: Expanding Gear

Sep 07, 2016 View Comments

Over the years, I’ve noticed a pattern of occurrences that seem to defy the laws of physics. Several of these situations happen so consistently that I’m convinced they’re an absolute truth. The general rules regarding probability simply don’t apply to my motorcycling-related activities, and the following is a partial list of the most perplexing circumstances. […]

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Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont: American Industrial Revolution

Sep 06, 2016 View Comments

When British immigrant Samuel Slater introduced the first mechanized system of spinning cotton in the 1790s, America was still an agrarian society with a widely dispersed population, but that would soon start changing.

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How to Pick a Hotel

Sep 04, 2016 View Comments

I’ve never done a how-to before, and maybe I’m not the guy for the job, but I do know that I am happy with pretty much every hotel that I pick so I’m going to go ahead and give it a go anyway. As a warning though, I have picked hotels many times that the […]

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Kawasaki Developing AI for Motorcycles

Sep 02, 2016 View Comments

Kawasaki recently announced that it’s working on an artificial intelligence system for motorcycles. Not only is the AI being designed to talk and adapt to the rider, advanced technology (the Kanjo Engine, or “Emotion Engine”) would allow it to react to the rider’s speech, tone, and emotions—possibly even have its own personality. Developed by Cocoro SB, […]

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