The 2018 Can-Am Spyder Display

Jan 29, 2018 View Comments by

Spyder riders of the 2018 RT, the F3-T, and F3 Limited models have a new feature-laden instrument display (in dark and chrome color options) to enhance their travels. Another new augmentation is the intuitive joystick mounted near the left handgrip, which ensures riders can keep their hands on the handlebars and stay more focused on […]

Tags: , Categories: Motorcycles, News Read more

EICMA 2017: The Height of Fashion & Design

Jan 20, 2018 View Comments by

High heels and two wheels. Milan, Italy, is twice blessed. With February’s annual show introducing the best spring finery for women, it yet again becomes a world capital of haute couture. Avid riders more likely know that this beautiful metropolis is also in vogue each November as it transforms into the epicenter of high fashion […]

Tags: , , Categories: News Read more

2018 BMW G 310 GS

Jan 13, 2018 View Comments by

The trek began in the famously congested morning traffic of Barcelona, transitioning to wide-open freeway (where posted speeds are more of a suggestion than law) before venturing onto the serpentine roads that ascend the Pyrenees Mountains. Fast sweepers of glass-smooth pavement and tight twisties of choppy, ragged asphalt eventually landed us some 150 miles north […]

Tags: , Categories: Motorcycles, News Read more

Ducati 2017 World Premiere to Stream Live from EICMA

Nov 07, 2016 View Comments by

EICMA, the world’s largest motorcycle show, is upon us, and Ducati is opening the event with a presentation of its 2017 models. If you’re not spending this Monday in Milan, you can still watch the unveiling streamed live online this morning, November 7, at 10:30 a.m. EST (7:30 a.m. PST). Ducati is expected to showcase some updates […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , Categories: News Read more

2016 Ducati Multistrada
 1200 Enduro: On New Terrain

Oct 17, 2016 View Comments by

Somebody said something about a revolution. But revolutions change things radically; Ducati just put a bigger front wheel and a larger tank onto the Multistrada and called it the Multistrada 1200 Enduro. At least that’s what I thought when I heard about the new bike. My expectations were raised when Ducati noted that only experienced […]

Tags: , , , , Categories: Motorcycles Read more

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 […]

Tags: , , , , , , Categories: Chronicles Read more

Kawasaki Developing AI for Motorcycles

Sep 02, 2016 View Comments by

Kawasaki recently announced that it’s working on an artificial intelligence system for motorcycles. Not only is the AI being designed to talk and adapt to the rider, advanced technology (the Kanjo Engine, or “Emotion Engine”) would allow it to react to the rider’s speech, tone, and emotions—possibly even have its own personality. Developed by Cocoro SB, […]

Tags: , , , Categories: News Read more

Slideshow: 15 Wonderful Years of RoadRUNNER

Nov 12, 2015 View Comments by

A Visual Look Back- RoadRUNNER’s December 2015 issue marked the 15th anniversary of the nation’s premier motorcycle touring and travel magazine. To celebrate, the December issue features a 12-page retrospective looking back at some of the memorable moments, personalities, and milestones that have punctuated a decade and a half of RoadRUNNER Magazine. Join us for […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , Categories: News Read more

Combining Hobbies With Riding: Golf

Jul 01, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle-sized Fun – As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , Categories: Product Reviews Read more

Motorcycles and Photography: Unexpected Opportunities

Mar 07, 2015 View Comments by

The combination of photography and motorcycling can be addictive, and it wasn’t until I starting writing for RoadRUNNER that I discovered the appeal of having a camera at the ready while riding. My attempt at a budget, rainproof GPS case was a miserable failure, but I kept the ten-dollar waterproof box mounted above the handlebar […]

Tags: , , , , , , Categories: Outside the Lines Read more

More Motorcycles, More Safety?

Jan 11, 2015 View Comments by

A recent report by the United Kingdom’s Association of Police Chief Officers and the Motorcycle Industry Association contends that one of the best ways to eliminate congestion and improve road safety is to increase the use of motorcycles on public roads. The report repeatedly emphasizes that motorcyclists make better road users than car drivers because […]

Tags: , , , , , , , Categories: News Read more

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 […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , Categories: Motorcycles Read more

The V-Strom Returns to the Fold

Sep 07, 2014 View Comments by

In the spring of 2011, I sold my Suzuki V-Strom 650. Since 2004, I had owned no less than three DL650s. Blue, red, and lastly my 2008, which was yellow and dubbed the “BeeStrom.” It’s safe to say I really liked the DL650. It’s affordable, easy to maintain, comfortable on long distance rides, off-road capable, […]

Tags: , , , , , , Categories: Back Road Biker Read more

Serious Bikes

Jul 05, 2014 View Comments by

I’ve spent the better part of my adult life waiting for that magical time when the kids were raised, the house was paid off, and I could go shopping for a “serious” bike. I loosely defined a serious bike as being something exotic, expensive, or possessing class-leading performance. I’ve always owned at least one bike, […]

Tags: , , , , , , Categories: Outside the Lines Read more

City Escape: Victoria, British Columbia

Feb 26, 2014 View Comments by

Ride west from historic Victoria via Vancouver Island’s rugged coastline to Port Renfrew, then cross the island through remote villages and ancient forests as well as along rushing rivers back to the Trans Canada Highway by Lake Cowichan. Admire the totem poles in Duncan, and ride the spectacular Malahat Highway. Go from April to October.

Tags: , , , Categories: City Escapes Read more