1983 Suzuki Katana Custom

Dec 12, 2015 View Comments by

Wild Kats – Fans of the long-running TV 
sci-fi series Stargate SG-1 and 
the movie The Fantastic Four
 will likely have seen Rob Wilton on their screens without
 realizing it. You’re not usually supposed to recognize him. Rob is a stunt coordinator and stunt performer with a long list of credits in the movie and […]

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Iconic Road: Route 66 – West

Jun 28, 2015 View Comments by

America’s Main Street – Today, when people think about Route 66, they see visions of dramatic expanses of southwestern desert and the adventure of exploring the wide-open country. At its peak, the stretch of 66 through New Mexico, Arizona, and California was a bustling highway as Americans moved west to seek their fortunes. Then in […]

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Review: Joe Rocket Classic ’92 Jacket

Jun 25, 2015 View Comments by

Vintage Leather Looks Good – A leather jacket is and forever will be the number one accessory for a motorcyclist. Every rider should own at least one. There are certainly a lot of options on the market, and we’re always looking for items that not only look good, but also offer protection, comfort, and a […]

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A True “Time Capsule” Motorcycle

May 13, 2015 View Comments by

A Never-started Velocette Motorcycles are meant to be ridden. As this adage is most certainly true, finding a classic that is intact and exactly as it left the factory is exceedingly rare and intriguing. The 1967 Velocette competition off-road motorcycle in the pictures is just such an exotic. When I happened upon the singular example […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Retro Woman

May 10, 2015 View Comments by

The Best Vintage Style for the Woman Rider – 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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Ducati Shows Off Custom Scramblers

Feb 03, 2015 View Comments by

To show how customizable their newest motorcycle is, Ducati commissioned three well-known custom bike builders to come up with unique versions of the 2015 Scrambler to be unveiled at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy in late January. The bikes were displayed to the public at Ducati’s “Land of Joy” along with plenty of […]

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RoadRUNNER Project Bike: 1984 Honda Shadow VT700C

Jun 25, 2014 View Comments by

Touring on a Tiny Budget Motorcycling can be an extremely expensive hobby, and in a media world obsessed with the latest, greatest, and newest products, it can certainly seem like you need to be a well-heeled member of the gentry before you can turn to a life on two wheels. Fortunately, that’s not the case. […]

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George Brough’s Brough Superior Hits the Auction Block

Apr 09, 2014 View Comments by

It’s always interesting when iconic motorcycles from the past resurface to tell their stories, and, usually, to fetch their owners a princely sum at auction. Such is the case with this, a 1939 Brough Superior SS100 owned and raced by George Brough himself. Two days after it was registered in his name, Mr. Brough ran […]

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2014 Honda CB1100 and CB1100 Deluxe

Feb 06, 2014 View Comments by

Headlining the updates to Honda’s reincarnation of the classic CB750 is a new six-speed transmission that replaces the five-speed unit in the previous model. This should increase the bike’s comfort and fuel economy. There’s also a new meter package with gear position indicator, MPG readout, and trip function. The base CB will come exclusively in […]

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Norton Returns to U.S. Market

Nov 19, 2013 View Comments by

It’s been 30 years since the New World has seen a brand-new Norton motorcycle, but the long wait is over. Norton Commando Sport, Commando Sport Café Racer, and Commando Sport Factory models are now arriving at U.S. dealerships in small numbers (only 10-20 at a time). The reason for these small shipments is that each […]

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BMW R nineT: The Ultimate Retro?

Oct 23, 2013 View Comments by

NineT, get it? Ok, so the name isn’t the cleverest way to commemorate a 90th anniversary, but the R nineT itself certainly looks to be. In RoadRUNNER’s Sept/Oct ‘13 issue we reported on BMW’s Concept 90 collaboration with Roland Sands, a bike that, while certainly interesting, had limited practicality and zero chance of production. Enter […]

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National Corvette Museum Features Motorcycle Exhibit

Oct 16, 2013 View Comments by

Motorcyclists tend to be fairly committed gear heads who can appreciate a good work of mechanical art—whether it travels on two wheels or four. It seems the same is true for fans of America’s sports car, the Corvette. Until January 3, 2014 the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY is hosting a motorcycle exhibit […]

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Triumph Updates Classic Model Range

Oct 06, 2013 View Comments by

Even bikes that look old can use a few updates once in a while! Such is the case with Triumph’s ever-popular Classic line-up. Here’s a quick run-down of the 2014 model year changes: Bonneville: The foundation for the Triumph classics gets new silencers to let the 865cc twin clear its throat a bit better. The […]

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Battle of the Brits

Sep 17, 2013 View Comments by

This past weekend the Detroit Triumph Sports Car Club held the 31st annual “Battle of the Brits–Car and Motorcycle Show.” British (and not so British) made motorbikes of all shapes, sizes, and makes were on display. Along with my wife, my daughter, and myself, several thousand others were in attendance on this perfect late summer […]

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Big Turnout for 24th Annual Nostalgia Run

Sep 13, 2013 View Comments by

Each September vintage and modern bike enthusiasts gather in north central Maryland to display and ride their mounts along the area’s bucolic backroads. This past Sunday several hundred bikes and riders congregated at the Community Park in Thurmont, MD, at the base of the Catoctin Mountains. Moderate temperatures, blue sky, low humidity, and fervent camaraderie […]

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