Lightning Motorcycle On Display at Gordon McCall’s Motorworks

Sep 01, 2015 View Comments by

200+ MPH Electric Motorcycle – The Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance is one of the world’s most famous and prestigious car (and motorcycle shows). In the days leading up to the event, high end auto and some motorcycle manufacturers flock to the area in an attempt to get their products in front of the discerning eyes […]

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High Velocity: Interview with Valerie Thompson

Aug 22, 2015 View Comments by

Land Speed Racer – Valerie Thompson Seven motorcycle land speed records, a top speed of 217.7 mph in the standing mile, and membership in multiple 200 MPH Clubs—these are just some of the impressive accomplishments associated with land speed racer Valerie Thompson. But there’s much more to Valerie’s career than mere numbers. Off the track, […]

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Indian’s Black Bullet Scout

Jul 21, 2015 View Comments by

A Factory Sponsored Custom – Shockingly the latest factory backed custom creation from Indian does NOT involve Roland Sands. The builder behind this black beauty is Jeb Scolman, who also built the Spirit of Munro for the debut of the Thunder Stroke 111 engine. The Black Bullet Scout isn’t really a modified Indian Scout as […]

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Touring Tip: Motorcycle Performance Metrics

Jun 05, 2015 View Comments by

Part 1: What’s Horsepower Got To Do With It?  It seems that almost every month or so a new motorcycle model is crowned king of the horsepower hill. For many years, manufacturers have been competing for consumer dollars based on the published performance statistics of their various models. In addition, consumers are bombarded with a […]

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Motorcycles and GPS: Satellite Navigation, Part 1

Dec 20, 2014 View Comments by

Navigation: A Modern-Day Necessity for Riders For motorcyclists, navigating from one point to another was previously quite a demanding task. Working out the maps required a lot of skill and time, holding many maps took space, as well as continuously determining the current position of the motorcycle, all while exposed to the elements. In recent […]

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World’s Fastest (Modern) Indian

Nov 23, 2014 View Comments by

Indians of old were known as some of the best performing machines of their day. So how do their Polaris-built progeny stand up to the rigors of high speed riding? Gary Gray, Polaris’ Director of Indian Motorcycle Products, and Robert Pandya, the company’s PR Manager, decided to find out. They took a lightly modified Indian […]

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2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R: A New Era of Speed

Oct 09, 2014 View Comments by

Kawasaki’s marketing team has been working overtime for the past few months making sure that everyone knew Big Green was working on something big. Even with all the hype, the newly unveiled Ninja H2R still comes as a bit of a shock. We don’t have many details about the new bike, but we do know […]

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The Lightning LS-218 the Electric Superbike

May 26, 2014 View Comments by

Like it or not, electric bikes are here to stay. Whether they’ll eventually replace their fossil fuel powered brethren remains to be seen, but for now it seems like a new electron driven two-wheeler hits the market every few months. Watching this new technology as it grows and evolves is certainly exciting and the latest […]

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Cannonball Run 100th Anniversary

May 04, 2014 View Comments by

In a quest to set a new cross country speed record, Erwin “Cannonball” Baker left San Diego, CA, on May 3, 1914 on an Indian motorcycle. He arrived in New York City 11 days later besting the previous record by a whopping nine days. Baker went on to make 143 long distance record attempts in […]

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RPM Management: A Lesson in Safe Riding

Feb 04, 2014 View Comments by

Motorcycle shows can be sensory overload in the most positive way. Of course, there are visual treats in the form of gleaming new motorcycles and graphically scintillating gear. There is the tactile pleasure of straddling those bikes and hearing the sweet rumble of the engines in the test-ride staging area. There is the mixed aroma […]

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Legislation to Protect Black Box Information Falls Short

Jan 26, 2014 View Comments by

Unbeknownst to many drivers and motorcyclists, Event Data Recorders, commonly and mistakenly referred to as “black boxes” are becoming increasingly prevalent in motor vehicles. Though it’s unclear how many and which modern motorcycles have such data gathering capabilities, it’s been estimated that at least 85-percent of late model cars and trucks were equipped with such […]

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Too Fast for Fun: Where Competition Has No Place

Dec 03, 2013 View Comments by

If you participate in group motorcycle rides often enough, chances are you’ll eventually encounter the rider I’ll call “over-confident Carl.” Carl is sure that he is the best, most experienced, and handsomest rider in the group (the world?) and feels the need to prove that point with his riding style. He will either insist on […]

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Group Riding: Keepin’ Up

Nov 16, 2013 View Comments by

My primary touring motorcycle is a 2005 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom, and I’ve noticed that an interesting thing happens when I ride with a group of larger displacement bikes. Invariably, someone will comment on how my bike “kept up just fine” at the end of the ride, as if they didn’t think it possible that a […]

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World’s Fastest BMW

Sep 03, 2013 View Comments by

As motorcyclists, there’s a good chance that for most of us, somewhere deep down (or perhaps not so deep) there’s an abiding interest in speed. Most of us will admit to (or brag about) certain times we’ve piloted our steeds into the triple digits. (All on track days, of course.) So it’s always interesting when […]

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Neale Bayly Rides Peru

May 29, 2013 View Comments by

  Veteran motorcycle journalist, and RoadRUNNER contributor, Neale Bayly was adventuring through Peru when he arrived at the Hogar Belen orphanage. The abandoned children he met there turned his motorcycle adventure into a humanitarian cause. Upon returning to the U.S. he founded Wellspring International Outreach, a non-profit organization focused on coming to the aid of […]

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