Tour of the Week: Edgar Evins State Park, Tennessee Shamrock Tour

Sep 25, 2015 View Comments by

Touring on a Budget – 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 Edgar Evins State Park, Tennessee Shamrock Tour comes from the Jul/Aug 2012 issue.

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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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Iconic American Roads: The Blue Ridge Parkway

May 02, 2015 View Comments by

Riding the BRP on a Honda Gold Wing – The great American road trip is an enduring mental image that has launched many two-wheeled adventures to parts known and unknown. But everyday responsibilities and family commitments often mean that motorcycle outings don’t venture far from your own backyard. A multi-day motorcycle excursion can be just […]

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Iconic American Motorcycle Roads: Pacific Coast Highway

Apr 28, 2015 View Comments by

Touring the PCH on a Honda Gold Wing – Dream it, build it, and ride it—an unbroken road along the California coast. The idea was conceived around 1919, but it wasn’t until 1964 that the completed highway from Leggett to San Juan Capistrano was named the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Widely copied on other continents, […]

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Remembering Emilio Scotto’s Epic Motorcycle Adventure

Apr 14, 2015 View Comments by

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the completion of Emilio Scotto’s historic 10-year, nearly half-million mile motorcycle ride around the world. In 1985, the Argentine quit his job as a pharmaceutical sales representative in Buenos Aires and embarked on the motorized adventure. His record-setting ride circumnavigated the world including all of Europe, Africa, the […]

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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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American Road Trip: Too Young to Ride a Gold Wing?

Aug 13, 2014 View Comments by

It’s true. Sarah and I aren’t Honda’s typical target market for the Gold Wing. We’re both in our twenties. Does that mean we can’t enjoy the luxury of the Gold Wing? I’m very lucky to have access to all types of bikes, and I have ridden a wide variety of motorcycles. So I know what […]

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Sarah & Flo’s American Road Trip

Aug 08, 2014 View Comments by

When I first met Sarah six years ago, we instantly bonded over stories of travel and all of the places we wanted to see. Yet, just like most peoples’ lives, busy schedules got in the way and before we knew it, time passed, having never checked off any “must see” items. For me the past […]

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Weekend for Two: Staunton, Virginia

Jun 23, 2014 View Comments by

Small-town Southern Charm Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Staunton, VA, is a cultural crossroads offering a weekend of art, history, and motorcycling. The city is home to the American Shakespeare Center, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, and the Museum of American Frontier Culture. Staunton’s quaint downtown features many buildings dating to the […]

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Weekend for Two: Paso Robles, California

Jun 21, 2014 View Comments by

Wine Country Adventure When you head on tour with your special someone, you aren’t just looking for nice roads and pretty views; you’re on the hunt for a place where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy some quality time together. That’s just what you’ll find in Paso Robles, CA. Conveniently located midway between San Francisco […]

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Weekend for Two: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Jun 15, 2014 View Comments by

Mountain Riding and Relaxation Known as “The Little Switzerland of America,” Eureka Springs, AR, offers the perfect escape for couples looking for a romantic getaway to another time. The town gets its name, and much of its history, from a nearby spring that was reputed to hold special healing powers. When word spread about the […]

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2014 Gold Wing Road Rider’s Association Annual Wing Ding

May 05, 2014 View Comments by

Since 1979 the Gold Wing Road Riders Association has been holding their annual Wing Ding gathering at various cities across the country. This year the event, which is expected to draw around 13,000 Gold Wing riders, will be held in Wisconsin’s capital city of Madison. Fans of Honda’s venerable touring machine will enjoy four days […]

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Wrong Bike, Right Road (Or Vice Versa)

Dec 14, 2013 View Comments by

When on RoadRUNNER tours, we occasionally get a route surprise thrown at us, and sometimes the road/bike combination puts us in a bit of a predicament. Before I began writing for the magazine, I assumed that the routes were somehow completely previewed before being ridden for an article. In reality, while a great deal of […]

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2014 BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive

Nov 23, 2013 View Comments by

Is the standard K 1600 GTL too plebian for you? Do you desire even more from your luxury-touring machine? Well BMW has heard your elitist cries! The Exclusive edition of BMW’s preeminent touring motorcycle has all the bells and whistles. To differentiate itself from the base GTL, the Exclusive sports a Mineral white metallic paint […]

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It’s Back! The 2014 Honda Valkyrie

Nov 20, 2013 View Comments by

Ten years ago, Honda left the power cruiser segment when it put to rest the remarkably engineered yet funky second generation Valkyrie, the Rune. Many considered that a wise choice. Seemingly designed as an exercise in craftsmanship, the idea was spot on, the price, however, not so much. Give the Gold Wing a golden diet, […]

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