2016 RoadRUNNER Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 22, 2016 View Comments by

With so much great gear on the market, finding the perfect gift for your favorite rider can seem impossible. That’s why we’ve come up with a short list of some our most-used and loved items—everything from useful stocking stuffers to great reading to life-saving gear. Sliders Kevlar Riding Jeans from Competition Accessories Available for men and women, […]

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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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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Cruiser Rider

Apr 21, 2015 View Comments by

  RoadRUNNER‘s Summer Gear Buyers’ Guide 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 gear to match. […]

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse

Feb 21, 2015 View Comments by

The first 2016 model Indian is a stripped down, blacked out version of the highly successful Chief. Called the Dark Horse, the new bike ditches the bright paint and shiny chrome of the Chief Classic for a blacked out engine, pipes, bars, and pretty much everything else, to go with a matte black paint scheme. […]

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2015 Can-Am Spyder F3: BRP’s Muscle Trike

Oct 19, 2014 View Comments by

The first thing you’ll notice when looking at the all-new 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 is its aggressive look. By comparison Can-Am’s previous iterations were, well, kind of cute—for lack of a better word. The F3 has the muscle to back up its new posture too. The power plant is a Rotax sourced 1,330cc in-line triple […]

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Review: Stage One Slip-On Exhaust for Indian Chieftain

Sep 29, 2014 View Comments by

For many riders, the first thing they do when the buy a new bike is to swap out the overly restrictive OEM exhaust from something a little more soul stirring. Though we here at RoadRUNNER do not advocate for loud pipes, we certainly appreciate a healthy exhaust note as much as everyone else. So when […]

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40th Anniversary Gold Wing and Honda’s 2015 Model Lineup

Sep 15, 2014 View Comments by

The year was 1974, and the place was Cologne, Germany, at the International Motorcycle Show. Honda, one of the big four Japanese motorcycle companies, introduced a model called the Gold Wing GL1000. The bike was targeted at riders who wanted to cover serious mileage on their two-wheeled machines, which was a somewhat novel concept at […]

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2015 Harley-Davidson Models: Beyond Rushmore

Aug 29, 2014 View Comments by

Starting with the Project Rushmore models released about a year ago, Harley-Davidson has been releasing new and updated motorcycles at a rate rarely seen by the motor company (the Street 500 and 750 are the company’s first completely new bikes in 13 years). Most likely the Motor Company’s renewed vigor comes, at least partially, as […]

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2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide: It’s Back

Aug 06, 2014 View Comments by

After a brief hiatus, the Road Glide returns to the Harley-Davidson lineup for 2015. The Motor Company announced the new bike just in time for Sturgis, with those in attendance getting the first look. The model, with its distinctive shark nose front fairing, will come in two flavors, the base model and the Road Glide […]

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It’s Finally Here! The 2015 Indian Scout

Aug 05, 2014 View Comments by

Talk of the new Indian Scout started almost before the trash was cleaned up at the unveiling of the Indian Chief lineup at Sturgis last year. After the nearly universal applause that greeted Polaris’ first batch of Indians, anticipation for a potential Scout model grew even more. Well, the wait is over. Just like the […]

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Mustang Super Touring Seat Available for Older Models

Apr 29, 2014 View Comments by

Getting comfortable on a motorcycle can be especially challenging for those who fall into the “big and tall” category. For these riders, as well as those simply wishing for a bit more room, Mustang’s Super Touring Seat moves the rider further back on the motorcycle resulting in additional leg room and more comfortable reach to […]

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2015 Honda NM4: Welcome to the Future

Apr 03, 2014 View Comments by

Well, we don’t have hoverboards yet, but soon we’ll have another new Honda (a small consolation). One way or another Big Red seems intent on dragging the motorcycle world into the future (there may or may not be kicking and/or screaming involved). Enter the NM4 with its futuristic, Bat Mobile like lines, fuel-efficient engine, and […]

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Harley-Davidson Unveils New Low Rider and SuperLow 1200T

Mar 11, 2014 View Comments by

Though they’re nowhere close to the model releasing pace of Honda, Harley-Davidson has been on what is, for them, an absolute tear. With the Project RUSHMORE updates and the all-new Street series that came out in late 2013, the motor company has announced two more new models for 2014. Low Rider A well-known Harley model […]

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2015 Ducati Diavel: The Italian Power Cruiser

Mar 05, 2014 View Comments by

In a press release rife with Italian hyperbole Ducati has announced several updates to its “sport cruiser” for the 2015 model year. These improvements mostly focus on the Diavel’s engine, though peak power figures haven’t changed much. The 11º Testastretta Duel Spark engine (also seen in various states of tune in the Multistrada and Monster […]

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Interview with Gary Gray: Spirit Lake Revolution

Feb 28, 2014 View Comments by

Gary Gray is the product director of motorcycles for Polaris, the company that founded Victory Motorcycles and now owns Indian as well. With the rollout of the 2014 Indian Chief lineup at Sturgis last August, Polaris has put Indian back on the motorcycle map and continues to whittle away at Harley-Davidson’s domination of the domestic […]

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