2015 Touratech Rally

Feb 16, 2015 View Comments by

Like other types of motorcyclists, adventure riders tend to enjoy gathering together to share their passion for off-road riding, camping, and exploring the great outdoors. One such opportunity for this sort of camaraderie will come June 25–28 in the mountain town of Plain, WA, at the 2015 Touratech Rally. Touratech, for those who don’t know, […]

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Review: BiLT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket

Jan 26, 2015 View Comments by

Designed primarily for warm weather riding, The BiLT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket has some added features that make it a viable option in cooler temps and wet weather as well. Constructed of 600 denier material (1200 in impact areas) with mesh inset panels, the jacket offers riders protection in the form of CE armor in […]

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Backcountry Discovery Routes Membership Program

Dec 07, 2014 View Comments by

If you’ve been reading RoadRUNNER Magazine for a while you’re probably familiar with the Backcountry Discovery Routes non-profit organization. BDR’s goal is to scout out off road paths that traverse entire states and to ensure that these routes are preserved for the use of adventure enthusiasts for years to come. To date RoadRUNNER Magazine has […]

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Motorcycle Styling: The Beak

Nov 16, 2014 View Comments by

Certain categories of motorcycles can be identified at a glance by genre-specific styling attributes. Ultra low seat heights and forward-mounted foot pegs generally won’t be found outside of the cruiser lineup, and the faux “beak” located under a bike’s headlight pegs the motorcycle as an adventure bike. Although most associate the avian styling touch with […]

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Motorcycle of the Year: KTM 1190 Adventure

Oct 27, 2014 View Comments by

Last year we awarded the MOTY to a brand new model that changed the game dramatically (the Indian Chieftain). Under consideration again this year was an Indian motorcycle, namely the Scout, but also Harley-Davidson’s electric experiment Project LiveWire and BMW’s touring models (the RT and GTL). In the end, the editors at RoadRUNNER all agreed […]

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RoadRUNNER Editor Spotlight: Joe Trey

Oct 25, 2014 View Comments by

You’ve read their articles and perhaps met them out on the road or at RoadRUNNER‘s annual Touring Weekend, but what do you know about our illustrious group of writers and editors? We decided to ask each one a few simple questions and share their responses with you, next up, RoadRUNNER blogger and Adventure Hermit, Joe Trey. Name: Joe Trey […]

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Trans America Trail: Not Just Any Port in the Storm . . . Port Orford!

Oct 23, 2014 View Comments by

Even though Big Windy spoiled our vision of rolling out of the woods into an unsuspecting sleepy little seaside community, with our dirty bikes and even dirtier selves as locals watched gape-mouthed and amazed, we are still determined to get to Port Orford, OR, tonight. It is just under two hours due north on the […]

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Trans America Trail: The Wrath of Big Windy!

Oct 16, 2014 View Comments by

Good morning Shady Cove! This appears to be it . . . the last official day of the TAT. By tonight we should arrive in Port Orford. I make a cup of coffee and walk down to the Rogue River and call the Castaway By The Sea to confirm our reservation for later tonight. A […]

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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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2014 Overland Expo East – Asheville NC, Oct 3-5

Oct 02, 2014 View Comments by

If you enjoy overland adventure riding, or you’ve been longing to give it a try, you won’t want to miss this weekend’s Overland Expo in Asheville, NC. The event will bring together overlanders from all over the world for a weekend of camping, camaraderie, entertainment, training, and more. The Expo will be held on the […]

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Trans America Trail: Craters and Underground Rivers

Sep 25, 2014 View Comments by

Waking up on an empty stomach leaves both Luke and I seriously ready for breakfast. The fact that the recommended Dinner Bell Café is “way on the other side of town” according to some locals does not deter us from gearing up and making the trip. Four minutes and one mile later we are seated […]

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Review: M-Tech Men’s Adventure Jacket

Sep 23, 2014 View Comments by

The challenge with multi-season motorcycle gear is that, in trying to be all things for all seasons, they end up being all-compromise, not quite vented enough on a hot summer day and vents that leak cold air (and possibly water) when the temperature drops. Multi-purpose liners do help in colder weather, but when removed result […]

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Trans America Trail: Denio Junction Goat Gouda!

Sep 18, 2014 View Comments by

We awake to a wonderful breakfast at The Griddle; a culinary treat complete with a sassy waitress who will perk you up even more than the coffee. We fuel up knowing that today’s goal is somewhere in Oregon. According to the TAT maps, there’s fuel in Denio, about 100 miles away, but we play it […]

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Trans America Trail: There are Two things to do in Winnemucca, NV

Sep 10, 2014 View Comments by

If you type Winnemucca, NV, into Google, one of the first search results is from Trip Advisor. It boldly states, Two Things to Do in Winnemucca! Well, with up to two entire things to do, it seems crazy not to make it the place to spend the night. Like many midsize towns, it has plenty […]

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Trans America Trail: Pavement Day

Sep 04, 2014 View Comments by

Luke and I are both meeting up with separate groups at the end of the TAT. We’re traveling east through Glacier National Park, but our timing will be slightly different. The other riders are heading west along more conventional routes, and today’s when we decide on how to reach the Oregon coast in order to […]

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