2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure: More Power, More Comfort

Oct 14, 2014 View Comments by

For at least the past year the motorcycle world has been raving about KTM’s 1190 Adventure and Adventure R models. Buyers and motorcycle journalists alike have taken to the bike’s combination of power, comfort, handling, and versatility as well as the R version’s off-road prowess. All of the Adventure’s success hasn’t gone to KTM’s head—the […]

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2015 Zero Models: Now With Longer Range!

Oct 13, 2014 View Comments by

Zero has already made a name for itself as one of the major players in the electric motorcycle market, and it certainly doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere. The 2015 Zero lineup shows aggressive improvements to bikes that are already some of the best in their class. The 2015 Zeros now get up-spec Showa suspension […]

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2015 BMW R 1200 RS: A New Sport Tourer

Oct 12, 2014 View Comments by

With the release of BMW’s updated R 1200 R Roadster, the German company has also released a sport-touring version called the R 1200 RS. The two bikes are very similar with BMW’s water-cooled boxer motor powering both. The primary difference is that the RS has a fairing and windshield that will dramatically increase the bike’s […]

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2015 BMW S 1000 RR: The Standard Just Got Better

Oct 07, 2014 View Comments by

Widely regarded as the best all around super sport on the market today, BMW’s S 1000 RR gets a variety of changes for the 2015 model year. Firstly, the potent 999cc in-line four cylinder has gained six more ponies for a total of 199 horsepower. To go with the added power, the bike has also […]

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2015 Ducati Scrambler: A Budget Bike from Bologna?

Oct 06, 2014 View Comments by

We’ve known that a Ducati Scrambler has been on the way for a while now. What we didn’t know was what it would look like or even what type of bike it would be. It turns out that the 2015 Scrambler is truly a modern take on Ducati’s Scrambler models from the ‘60s. The bike […]

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2015 BMW R 1200 R: The Roadster’s Back

Oct 05, 2014 View Comments by

After being virtually replaced and certainly superceded by BMW’s new roadster models, the R nineT and the S 1000 R, the R 1200 R is back with some significant updates. First and foremost, the new bike is now powered by BMW’s liquid cooled, 1,170cc boxer twin, as the old air/oil cooled version is ushered toward […]

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2015 KTM Freeride E: The Electric Dirt Bike

Sep 22, 2014 View Comments by

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

Sep 15, 2014 View Comments by

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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2015 KTM RC390: Fun Size is the Best Size

Sep 09, 2014 View Comments by

The latest bike from Austria has all the markings of an excellent handling machine. With a claimed dry weight of only 324 pounds, the RC390 is close in weight to bikes like Honda’s CBR300R, while boasting an engine displacement 89cc greater. Speaking of engines, the RC390 shares its 375cc thumper with the 390 Duke naked […]

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2015 Harley-Davidson Models: Beyond Rushmore

Aug 29, 2014 View Comments by

Starting with the Project Rushmore models released about a year ago, Harley-Davidson has been releasing new and updated motorcycles at a rate rarely seen by the motor company (the Street 500 and 750 are the company’s first completely new bikes in 13 years). Most likely the Motor Company’s renewed vigor comes, at least partially, as […]

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Coming Soon: 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure

Aug 23, 2014 View Comments by

It’s no secret that we at RoadRUNNER have thoroughly enjoyed KTM’s 1190 Adventure. Our only lament is that we wish it were a bit faster. I mean, come on! Only 150 horsepower! What are they thinking?* Luckily for us, the rumor mill has recently been circulating some tantalizing spy shots and whispers of a new […]

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2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide: It’s Back

Aug 06, 2014 View Comments by

After a brief hiatus, the Road Glide returns to the Harley-Davidson lineup for 2015. The Motor Company announced the new bike just in time for Sturgis, with those in attendance getting the first look. The model, with its distinctive shark nose front fairing, will come in two flavors, the base model and the Road Glide […]

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It’s Finally Here! The 2015 Indian Scout

Aug 05, 2014 View Comments by

Talk of the new Indian Scout started almost before the trash was cleaned up at the unveiling of the Indian Chief lineup at Sturgis last year. After the nearly universal applause that greeted Polaris’ first batch of Indians, anticipation for a potential Scout model grew even more. Well, the wait is over. Just like the […]

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2015 Victory Magnum: Chopper Style on a Factory Bike

Aug 03, 2014 View Comments by

The latest in a long line of new Victorys aims to recreate chopper style in a factory bike without losing rideablilty or too much practicality. It’s called the Magnum, and it features a 21-inch front wheel—a size normally found only on dual sport and adventure bikes—which Victory claims is the largest production bagger wheel available. […]

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2015 Indian Roadmaster: The Chieftain Gets an Upgrade

Jul 30, 2014 View Comments by

The Roadmaster name comes straight from an Indian model produced between 1947 and 1953. That bike had a reputation as a great touring machine. In that same vein, the 2015 Roadmaster builds on the Indian Chieftain, which is already a first-class touring motorcycle. The most noticeable addition to the Chieftain is a large, built-in trunk, […]

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