Michelin’s Alliance with Harley-Davidson

Aug 29, 2015 View Comments by

Michelin Scorcher Co-Branded Tire – Perhaps no other motorcycle company does co-branding better than Harley-Davidson. Their partnership with Ford Motor Company, for instance, produced a number of high-end, Harley-Davidson co-branded Ford trucks. The Motor Company is at it again with its continued alliance with Michelin Tires. The two companies recently announced that Michelin’s Scorcher range […]

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Mercedes-AMG Goes to Bat with MV Agusta

Nov 04, 2014 View Comments by

It was big news when Audi acquired Ducati back in 2012. The motorcycling world wondered if and how the German automaker would change the Italian motorcycle company. Two years later, it seems that all of our fears and worries were unfounded as Ducati has pretty much continued building the same kind of bikes they always […]

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Corbin Indian Seat Review: A Tale of Two Seats

Sep 08, 2014 View Comments by

When fellow RoadRUNNER editor Florian Neuhauser returned from a tour of Florida on our 2014 Indian Chieftain press bike, he had a few complaints about the bike’s stock seat, though, as far as OEM seats go, Indian’s is certainly one of the best. Still, after a couple thousand miles it was obvious that this was […]

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Americade Sets New Record for Factory Demo Rides

Jun 01, 2014 View Comments by

Once again Lake George, NY, looks like the place to be if you’re looking to test ride some brand new motorcycles. This year’s event, which begins June 2nd (yes that’s tomorrow) will feature the demo fleets of 20 different motorcycle manufacturers. These will include Can Am, Champion Trikes, Christini, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Hannigan Motorsports, Honda, Indian, […]

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Review: Touratech Locking Oil Filler Cap for 2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure

May 28, 2014 View Comments by

Sometimes I think that access to the Touratech website should be regulated like a controlled substance, because once I’m in there it’s hard to resist all of the nifty accessories for sale—especially the ones for adventure bikes. When traveling in sketchy areas, which adventure riders sometimes do, the possibility of someone doing harm to your […]

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Harley-Davidson Tire Tips

Mar 04, 2014 View Comments by

Chances are, as a seasoned motorcyclist, you’re well aware of the importance of using proper tires and maintaining them. However, it’s still always intriguing to hear from OEMs on their tire recommendations. This list comes from the folks over at Harley-Davidson. Maintain Proper Tire Pressure. Harley-Davidson Product Portfolio Manager Steve Bindl says, “Checking tire pressure […]

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BMW Motorrad Records Best Sales Year Ever

Jan 17, 2014 View Comments by

For the third consecutive year, BMW Motorrad has set a company record for motorcycle sales. In 2012, 106,358 two wheeled BMWs rolled off dealer lots. For 2013, that number increased 8.3-percent to 115,215. It’s always nice to see major manufacturers enjoying strong sales. When sales are up, OEMs tend to invest more money into research […]

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The Fastest Growing Motorcycle Manufacturer in the U.S. is…

Dec 11, 2013 View Comments by

Go ahead, take a guess. If you said KTM, you are correct (ok, the photo was a big hint). The Austrian company saw their November 2013 sales numbers rise nearly 50-percent as compared to the previous year. Year to date sales are up 28.8-percent, which leads all other companies in the U.S market. KTM has […]

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BMW Motorrad Achieves Record Sales

Aug 25, 2013 View Comments by

The financial footing of the major motorcycle manufacturers is an important measuring stick for the health of the motorcycle industry as a whole, and, at least as BMW is concerned, the future is looking pretty good. The hard economic times since 2008 have seen the industry muddle through stagnant sales. There response, in general, has […]

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