Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycle Is Now Available in North America

Mar 06, 2018 View Comments by

After a long and much anticipated wait, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is available in North America for $4,499 starting in April 2018. RoadRUNNER Magazine is testing the new motorcycle in March with a review in an upcoming issue. Look for the Himalayan to make appearances in RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel magazine, too. Milwaukee, Wis. […]

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Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discover Route showing at Motorcycles of Charlotte February 21, 2018

Feb 20, 2018 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER magazine and Motorcycles of Charlotte are sponsoring the first premiere of the Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discover Route. It’s the first east coast BDR. Showing is February 21, 2018 at 6:15pm at 731 Westinghouse Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273.

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Hepco & Becker Luggage Rack with Cases for Honda Africa Twin

Feb 11, 2018 View Comments by

Last fall we planned a big dual sport ride with the Africa Twin, but taking a brand new motorcycle off-road comes with risks. Dropping one usually isn’t cheap. So why not spend a little extra and protect your ride? We turned to Moto Machines, the Hepco & Becker distributor in the USA for 3 essential […]

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Arkansas: The Untamed Side of the Natural State

Aug 14, 2017 View Comments by

A tawny, striped face stares at me, unblinking. The Bengal tiger must weigh almost 400 pounds, and she is only a few steps away. I didn’t know there were tigers in Arkansas. Her name is Crysta and she is a permanent resident at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, seven miles south of Eureka Springs. Thankfully, two […]

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Costa Rica: Call of the Wild

Aug 03, 2017 View Comments by

Arriving in Costa Rica a day 
early, Kris and I decide to take a walking tour of San José, the 
small country’s bustling capital. A first, chance encounter with the legendary Pan-American Highway stops us in our tracks. Standing curbside at the busy roadway with no crosswalks or signals, navigating by foot doesn’t seem wise […]

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Southeast Australia

Jun 17, 2017 View Comments by

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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Metzeler Roadtec O1 Sport-Touring Tires

May 07, 2017 View Comments by

Metzeler’s new Roadtec 01 sport-touring tire, which replaces the Roadtec Z8 Interact, was designed to be adaptable to a wide variety of motorcycles, riding styles, and weather. Metzeler paid particular attention to enhancing the tires’ grip on wet and low-friction surfaces, and increasing mileage. Up front, the tires use a 100-percent silica rubber compound to […]

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Sidetracked: My Brother’s Keeper, A “Lost” Art

Mar 11, 2017 View Comments by

Getting lost in the backcountry is no joke. Whose job is it to keep the group together when the ride leaves the pavement? What responsibility does the individual have? “Where’s Rick?” asks Ken, our ride leader. Our group of 11 men is on the way to Copper Canyon, Mexico. It’s springtime and it’s hot this […]

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DirtDaze Adventure Bike Rally Sign-Up Starts March 1, 2017

Feb 25, 2017 View Comments by

Sign up for DirtDAZE, the adventure bike rally in Lake Luzerne, NY, is about to open. This year’s rally will run from June 7 – 10. The event is a fun, adventurous, and educational multi-day festival for dual-­sport and adventure motorcycles in northeastern New York. Guided rides and rider training sessions are known to sell out, […]

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2017 Stolen Pig Rally

Jan 20, 2017 View Comments by

The second annual Stolen Pig Rally is being held by Donald and Kathy McCoy at the Real McCoy Trails and the Hatfield-McCoy Resort in historic Matewan, WV, April 27-30. The rally is for street-legal adventure and enduro bikes. There will be guided and self-guided routes available, including the historic Feud Loop, named for an 1893 feud between the […]

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2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Pricing Announced

Dec 18, 2016 View Comments by

Combining the fuel-efficient 296cc parallel-twin from the Ninja 300 with the structure of the Versys 650, Kawasaki has created an entry-level model to the Versys family: the 2017 Versys-X 300. And pricing has just been announced: $5,399 for the standard non-ABS model, and $5,699 for ABS. Compact and responsive, with a lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension, […]

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14th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally Details Announced

Dec 09, 2016 View Comments by

Due to popular demand, KTM’s three-day rally will return to the picturesque village of Crested Butte for a second time. Entering its 14th year, the KTM Adventure Rider Rally is an opportunity for riders of all skill levels to learn from and ride with adventurers from all over the world. Designed for KTM Adventure and Enduro […]

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Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming: Continental Divide, Part 1

Sep 28, 2016 View Comments by

A rugged adventure awaits 
those who seek it. Remote mountain passes, picturesque views, and diverse, often 
challenging, terrain—where every mile is a feast for the senses—can all be found on a cross-country journey along 
the Continental Divide.

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The Riding Reporters: The Journey Begins

Aug 08, 2016 View Comments by

New Year, New Journey It’s January 2014 and we are at my dining table with pen and paper in front of us, making a list of all needed preparations. We need a name. A Facebook page. A website. We need to figure out which projects we want to visit and write about. We need to […]

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2016 Honda VFR1200X: Another Adventure Bike?

Oct 24, 2015 View Comments by

Four New Hondas to be Unveiled– With all the recent hype and anticipation surrounding the forthcoming 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin, it came as a bit of a surprise when Honda announced that it would be releasing another all-new adventure bike for 2016. In fact, Honda will be offering a full range of adventure bikes […]

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