MotoMojo: Electronic Suspension

Oct 07, 2016 View Comments by

Electronics have gotten into almost everything, and we can expect even more integration of microchips into our daily lives in the future. Light weight, instantaneous response, compact size, and relatively low cost have driven this revolution. Motorcycle manufacturers have followed the auto industry, introducing electronic controls for ignition systems, electronic fuel injection, ABS, and now […]

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Review: BMW Women’s AirFlow Suit

Oct 01, 2016 View Comments by

Some gear fits so well and holds up so long that when it is time to replace it, I opt to get the same exact suit. The new and improved BMW Women’s AirFlow lineup is deserving of such praise. Resistance to fading, rub fastness, color fastness to perspiration, oil repellency, and fastener abrasion resistance are […]

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2017 BMW C Evolution Scooter to Be Available in U.S.

Sep 14, 2016 View Comments by

As interest in electric vehicles continues to rise, BMW has announced a new version of its C Evolution e-scooter. First introduced in 2012, the C Evolution has not been available for sale in the U.S., but this is set to change. The new model will be available in two versions. The U.S. will likely get […]

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Tour of the Week – In Arizona and New Mexico

Nov 27, 2015 View Comments by

Desert Solitude – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Rockville, IN Shamrock Tour was originally featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue.

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BMW G 310 R: A Sporty Little Thumper

Nov 14, 2015 View Comments by

BMW Goes Small – A sub-500cc BMW has been rumored for quite sometime, but now rumor has given way to fact as the Bavarian company recently announced the brand new G 310 R roadster. The small bike is powered by a 313cc single cylinder engine with DOHC and four valves. The power plant is an […]

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First Ever Female BMW GS Trophy Team

Sep 26, 2015 View Comments by

Competition in the Dirt – The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy competition pits teams of amateur riders from all over the world against each other in a grueling competition to see who’s got the skills to pilot an R 1200 GS over some of the world’s toughest terrain. The 2016 event, which will be held […]

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BMW Navigator Street

Sep 20, 2015 View Comments by

A Budget GPS Unit from BMW Motorrad? – Inexpensive isn’t a word usually associated with anything related to BMW, but in the literature for the company’s latest GPS unit it appears in the first sentence. At $550.99, the new entry-level navigation tool from BMW features a 4.3-inch touchscreen that’s bright enough to be easily legible […]

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TraX Adventure Series Luggage Now Available in U.S.

Sep 14, 2015 View Comments by

The Latest from SW-MOTECH – The next generation of adventure oriented motorcycle luggage from SW-MOTECH has now arrived on our shores. The TraX Adventure series is an upgrade over the previous EVO line of side cases. According to SW-MOTECH engineers the new bags are stronger, more durable, easier to carry off the bike, and offer […]

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Tour of the Week: Northwestern Montana

Aug 28, 2015 View Comments by

Big Sky Country – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Northwestern Montana tour comes from the Jan/Feb 2009 issue.

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High Velocity: Interview with Valerie Thompson

Aug 22, 2015 View Comments by

Land Speed Racer – Valerie Thompson Seven motorcycle land speed records, a top speed of 217.7 mph in the standing mile, and membership in multiple 200 MPH Clubs—these are just some of the impressive accomplishments associated with land speed racer Valerie Thompson. But there’s much more to Valerie’s career than mere numbers. Off the track, […]

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BMW in New Mission Impossible Movie

Aug 13, 2015 View Comments by

-Tom Cruise, an S 1000 RR, and Lots of Action Over the past few years BMW has aggressively placed their bikes in a variety of big screen productions including placing a gaggle of F 800 GS’ in 2012’s batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. The latest co-marketing deal with Hollywood involves the new movie Mission […]

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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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The Great Divide Memory Ride

Jun 14, 2015 View Comments by

A Journey with a Purpose – Great rides are always significant. However, the one I am taking this June is monumental to me. It is a benefit ride that honors my father and his valiant battle with Alzheimer’s / dementia. He was the man who taught me life lessons in his kind, quiet way. He […]

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BMW Concept 101: The Spirit of the Open Road

Jun 01, 2015 View Comments by

BMW’s Take on American Touring – The Concept 101 was recently announced by BMW and looks like nothing the company has produced before. According to BMW the bike was designed to capture the essence of American touring. The Concept 101 borrows the 1,649cc inline-six from the K 1600 GT and GTL. The “101” in the […]

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Custom Seats from Bill Mayer Saddles

Apr 06, 2015 View Comments by

When you’re going to be traveling hundreds or thousands of miles on a motorcycle, comfort is extremely important. So, for many riders, a custom motorcycle seat is a must. Most aftermarket seats will offer some improvement over your stock seat, but for maximum miles there’s no substitute for a one-off throne made to fit your […]

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