Honda Releases Specs for the 2016 CRF1000L

Aug 04, 2015 View Comments by

The Lowdown on the New Africa Twin – We announced the resurrection of the Honda’s famed Africa Twin awhile back, but details on the all-new 1,000cc adventure bike from Big Red were scarce. Now we have a bit more to reveal about the new machine. Firstly, and this is no surprise, the CRF1000L will be […]

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World Traveler Allan Karl is Back on the Road

Jul 13, 2015 View Comments by

The World Rider Hits the Road Again – Allan Karl, the special guest speaker at last year’s RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend and author of the motorcycle adventure book Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection, is exploring again. If you’ve read Forks you know that Karl has a pension for adventure and story telling. His […]

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Review: GSI Outdoors Micro Table

Jul 04, 2015 View Comments by

An Ideal Camping Companion – When motorcycle camping, I usually avoid campsites and pick a site off the beaten path, preferably with a great view and access to a river, stream, or lake. More often than not this means no restaurants are close by, and I get to cook my own food. All of the […]

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Overland Expo West 2015

Jun 18, 2015 View Comments by

Off-road Warriors Unite! – I recently had the opportunity to attend what is billed as “The premier event for overland adventure travel” otherwise known as the Overland Expo. Held for the third year in a row in Flagstaff, AZ, the Expo offers plenty to see and do for those of us who like to stray […]

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Redverz Solo Expedition Tent

May 30, 2015 View Comments by

Just for You and Your Bike – Redverz is famous for making tents not just for people, but for motorcycles too. The Redverz Atacama Expedition II, for instance, can fit up to three people and one fully loaded adventure bike. As nice as the Atacama’s roominess is, it’s a bit of overkill for a solo […]

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Coming Soon: The Honda CRF1000L

May 16, 2015 View Comments by

The Africa Twin is Back! – Honda’s Africa Twin is a legendary bike that’s been out of production for a dozen years or so now. The motorcycling world has missed the Dakar bred dual sport since its departure, especially with the rise in popularity of the adventure segment over the last few years. Well, the […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Adventurer

Apr 25, 2015 View Comments by

Practical ADV Gear for On and Off the Road It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of […]

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AltRider’s 2015 Conserve the Ride Rally

Apr 16, 2015 View Comments by

Adventure riding and off-road enthusiasts will want to mark June 12-14 on their calendars as the dates of AltRider’s 2015 Conserve the Ride Rally. Conserve the Ride will be held in central Pennsylvania where riders will enjoy around 160 miles of trail riding. Participants will pitch their tents on Woodward Caves Campground for the three-day […]

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Book Review – FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection by Allan Karl

Mar 17, 2015 View Comments by

It seems like there could be an entire section of a library or bookstore devoted to motorcycle travel books. Perhaps it’s the legacy of Ted Simon’s famous work Jupiter’s Travels that has created the abundance of motorcycle travel literature over the past few decades. Nevertheless, Allan Karl’s book, FORKS, manages to stand out in the […]

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Review: KLIM Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants

Mar 08, 2015 View Comments by

KLIM serves the premium motorcycling market with a full line of high-tech adventure riding gear. The Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants are sleekly styled, comfortable, and with their high-end armor and durable GORE-TEX three-layer shell, provide significant rider protection. Jacket Some of the more notable features of the jacket include: Viper Pro Level II back […]

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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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