Pricing Announced for 2014 BMWs

Jan 28, 2014 View Comments by

Over the past few months BMW has unveiled several new and updated models for 2014, and we now know how much they’re going to cost. Here’s a breakdown of the bike and its price, click the links for more info on each one: BMW S 1000 R: $13,150 BMW R nineT: $14,900 BMW R 1200 […]

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BMW Motorrad Records Best Sales Year Ever

Jan 17, 2014 View Comments by

For the third consecutive year, BMW Motorrad has set a company record for motorcycle sales. In 2012, 106,358 two wheeled BMWs rolled off dealer lots. For 2013, that number increased 8.3-percent to 115,215. It’s always nice to see major manufacturers enjoying strong sales. When sales are up, OEMs tend to invest more money into research […]

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Over 50k BMWs Recalled Over Potential Fuel Leaks

Jan 08, 2014 View Comments by

If you own a 2005-2011 BMW R-series, 2005-2012 K-series, 2010-2011 S 1000 RR, or a 2006-2010 HP2, your bike may be prone to leak fuel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued the recall after finding that the fuel pump flange has an issue with cracking, which can lead to leaked fuel catching fire. […]

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Five Ways to Enhance Your Motorcycling Experience in 2014

Jan 07, 2014 View Comments by

Another year is upon us, and with it the opportunity to take things up a notch. You haven’t already broken any of those resolutions, have you? Plan at least one trip that’s more ambitious than anything you’ve previously tried. For some riders this could be finally taking the plunge into multi-day touring or dual-sport riding, […]

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Riding in the New Year: The Snail and Gazelle

Jan 05, 2014 View Comments by

I attempt to get out and ride on every New Year’s Day. Some years it’s just not possible but this year it was dry and in the mid 30s, which is rare here in the northeast in January, so I was glad I could head out for a comfortable first ride. I don’t tend to […]

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AltRider’s Conserve the Ride 2014

Dec 22, 2013 View Comments by

In 2012 RoadRUNNER’s Florian Neuhauser attended AltRider’s annual Conserve the Ride weekend rally in Pennsylvania. He had a fantastic time, which you can read about here. For 2014, Conserve the Ride is sticking with the same great formula. The event begins Friday, June 6, 2014 with various riding competitions and an optional training class before […]

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NUVIZ Ride:HUD is a Heads Up Display That You Can Use with Your Own Helmet

Dec 17, 2013 View Comments by

There must be something in the water, because 2014 is already shaping up to be the year of the Heads Up Display, and we’re not even there yet. Hot on the heels of the Skully P-1 comes the NUVIZ Ride:HUD, a HUD that you can add to your existing helmet (as long as that helmet […]

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Inaugural Wickenburg Desert Ride to Benefit BDR

Dec 16, 2013 View Comments by

If you’ve been reading RoadRUNNER for a while chances are you’re already somewhat familiar with the Back Country Discovery Routes project. If you’re not, the BDR is a non-profit organization working to create and protect off-road routes for dual sport and adventure riding. Their modus operandi is to scout out state crossing off-road rides and […]

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The Fastest Growing Motorcycle Manufacturer in the U.S. is…

Dec 11, 2013 View Comments by

Go ahead, take a guess. If you said KTM, you are correct (ok, the photo was a big hint). The Austrian company saw their November 2013 sales numbers rise nearly 50-percent as compared to the previous year. Year to date sales are up 28.8-percent, which leads all other companies in the U.S market. KTM has […]

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2014 BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive

Nov 23, 2013 View Comments by

Is the standard K 1600 GTL too plebian for you? Do you desire even more from your luxury-touring machine? Well BMW has heard your elitist cries! The Exclusive edition of BMW’s preeminent touring motorcycle has all the bells and whistles. To differentiate itself from the base GTL, the Exclusive sports a Mineral white metallic paint […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Annual Touring Weekend Comes to West Virginia

Nov 22, 2013 View Comments by

The ninth edition of the RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend will be hosted by the Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort in Snowshoe, WV July 17-20, 2014. Located in the midst of West Virginia’s highest mountains, Snowshoe is home to some of the best motorcycle riding in the country. So come ready for three days of fantastic motorcycle touring, […]

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E-15 Adoption May Be Delayed

Nov 21, 2013 View Comments by

In what’s sure to be welcome news for most motorcyclists, the large-scale introduction of E15, a blend of 15-percent ethanol to 85-percent gasoline, could be delayed, at least for a while. According to the AMA, the EPA may reduce the required quantity of ethanol sold in the U.S. in 2014. The effect of this reduction […]

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It’s Back! The 2014 Honda Valkyrie

Nov 20, 2013 View Comments by

Ten years ago, Honda left the power cruiser segment when it put to rest the remarkably engineered yet funky second generation Valkyrie, the Rune. Many considered that a wise choice. Seemingly designed as an exercise in craftsmanship, the idea was spot on, the price, however, not so much. Give the Gold Wing a golden diet, […]

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Norton Returns to U.S. Market

Nov 19, 2013 View Comments by

It’s been 30 years since the New World has seen a brand-new Norton motorcycle, but the long wait is over. Norton Commando Sport, Commando Sport Café Racer, and Commando Sport Factory models are now arriving at U.S. dealerships in small numbers (only 10-20 at a time). The reason for these small shipments is that each […]

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2014 Honda Forza 300: The Middleweight Scoot

Nov 15, 2013 View Comments by

With the current trend of ever increasing displacement, even in the scooter category, worthy mounts like Honda’s Forza 300 sometimes get overlooked. In reality, however, for those in the market for a scooter, the 300cc class may be the butter zone. With its fuel injected, liquid cooled 279cc single, there aren’t many races this Honda […]

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