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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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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2016 Honda RC213V-S: MotoGP for the Street

Jun 15, 2015 View Comments by

Say Hello to Marc Marquez’s Daily Ride – If you’re one of the lucky few who don’t have to ask how much things cost because you know you can afford it, you still may want to pop the question before signing any paperwork pertaining to this Honda. That’s because the RC213V-S is so closely related […]

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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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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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Honda Rewards Loyal Customer

Mar 29, 2015 View Comments by

There’s brand loyalty, and then there’s brand loyalty. Octogenarian Harry Adler has owned no fewer than 55 Hondas since he began riding in 1963. Forty-eight of those he purchased from the same dealer, Horner Honda in Salisbury, MD. Currently the 84 year old owns eight motorcycles, all Hondas, as well as some Honda power equipment. […]

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So, Your Baby Wants to Ride

Nov 27, 2014 View Comments by

Your “baby” is your son or daughter of 16-plus years of age—who will of course, be your “baby” forever. You feel very protective of them, and that’s natural. Unfortunately, you know too much about riding, and all the bad drivers out there just waiting to ruin their day. In your mind’s eye they are still […]

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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

Oct 21, 2014 View Comments by

I would like to lecture my youngest son, but I can’t. Two years ago he convinced my wife that he needed a new Honda Ruckus, as this would save him (her) money on gas consumption. No matter that it would cost her (yes, I said her) money to buy it—he just had to have it. […]

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RoadRUNNER Editor Spotlight: Jim Parks

Oct 11, 2014 View Comments by

You’ve read their articles and perhaps met them out on the road or at RoadRUNNER‘s annual Touring Weekend, but what do you know about our illustrious group of writers and editors? We decided to ask each one a few simple questions and share their responses with you, next up, frequent touring article author and Director of Public Relations, Jim […]

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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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RoadRUNNER’s Motorcycle Reviews Now Free Online

Sep 11, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re thinking of purchasing a new or used bike sometime soon, be sure to check out RoadRUNNER’s extensive archive of motorcycle reviews to help you narrow down the possibilities. Previously, you could only access our riding impressions attached to issues that were included in your subscription period. Now, however, every review article the magazine […]

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I Sold My Bike

Aug 19, 2014 View Comments by

After all my advice in a previous blog “So, You Want To Sell Your Bike?,” I ended up having to wholesale mine to a dealer. Lost some money, but I was able to get the bank off my back with a few bucks to spare. There were no “separation issues”; I was glad to see […]

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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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