Motorcycle Navigation: Did the Smartphone Kill the GPS Unit?

Oct 28, 2015 View Comments by

The Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy – (Follow these links to read Yuval’s previous articles in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.) It’s hard to believe, but 10 years ago there were no smartphones. In 2007, the iPhone was released and the term Android was associated with Star Wars movies. […]

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Motorcycle Navigation: Finding Your Route Using GPX Files

Apr 26, 2015 View Comments by

The Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy – How GPS Works In my last article (follow these links to Yuval’s previous articles: Part 1, Part 2) I explained how the satellite receiver performs ad hoc navigation from a source waypoint to a target waypoint. This article will focus on the GPX file format, available GPX software, and how […]

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Interview with Chad Dappert of All Seasons Electric Vehicles

Jan 05, 2015 View Comments by

Most motorcyclists have come to realize that electric bikes are destined to be a part of the future of motorcycling. Companies like Zero and Brammo have been selling battery-powered bikes for several years now, and consumers may believe that one of these bikes is their only option if they want to leave gasoline behind. There […]

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2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200: DVT Upgrade

Nov 17, 2014 View Comments by

The biggest update to the 2015 Multistrada is, at least according to Ducati, a first for the motorcycle industry—variable valve timing with independent exhaust and intake camshafts. Ducati calls it Desmodronic Variable Timing (DVT), and the company says it optimizes the engine’s power delivery with better throttle response across the entire rev range, enhanced low […]

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BMW Introduces First Cornering ABS

Jul 25, 2014 View Comments by

Back in 1988 BMW became the first motorcycle manufacturer to release a bike equipped with ABS brakes. In 2009 the German company unveiled the S 1000 RR super bike, the first with both ABS and dynamic traction control (DTC in BMW speak). Since then, with BMW’s proprietary Race ABS (and an incredible engine), the S […]

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Electro-Cop: L.A.P.D. to Use Zero Electric Motorcycles

Jul 01, 2014 View Comments by

The nature of electric vehicles can make them ideally suited for use in law enforcement. Their limited range and long recharging time (as compared to filling up with gas) aren’t as important for patrol vehicles since they’re never asked to travel long distances. Other EV traits like the need for very little maintenance, their extreme […]

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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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Alpinestars Tech-Air Airbag System Advances

Mar 26, 2014 View Comments by

Motorcycle racing, for all of its speed and apparent danger, has become dramatically safer over the years thanks to continual advances in motorcycle, racetrack, and protective gear design. Wearable airbag systems are one of these recent breakthroughs and Alpinestars has just taken them a step further. The latest version of A-Stars Tech-Air system holds eight […]

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NUVIZ Ride:HUD is a Heads Up Display That You Can Use with Your Own Helmet

Dec 17, 2013 View Comments by

There must be something in the water, because 2014 is already shaping up to be the year of the Heads Up Display, and we’re not even there yet. Hot on the heels of the Skully P-1 comes the NUVIZ Ride:HUD, a HUD that you can add to your existing helmet (as long as that helmet […]

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Review: MotoChello MC-100 Audio System

Dec 10, 2013 View Comments by

What happens when you take a motorcyclist and audiophile (who also happens to be an electronics engineer) and turn him loose to build a new motorcycle audio system from the ground up (no pun intended)? The answer is the MotoChello MC-100. Broken down into its components, the MotoChello is a combination of a stereo receiver, […]

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Sony RX10: Could This Be the Perfect Motorcycle Travel Camera?

Nov 27, 2013 View Comments by

Sony has recently introduced the DSC-RX10, a super zoom camera that may well be the perfect motorcycle travel camera. Just what does it take to be the ideal image- capturing device for motorcycle touring? Excellent image quality during the day. Very good performance when the sun starts going down. A nice lens that is wide […]

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Interview with Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters: The Long Version

Nov 11, 2013 View Comments by

Editor’s note: This interview was featured in the Nov/Dec ’13 issue of RoadRUNNER. To make the text fit within the space constraints of the magazine we had to cut it down quite a bit. Here is the full-length text from the interview. Jamie Hyneman is the epitome of a modern day Renaissance man. His list […]

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You Can Take it With You. All of it, With the Skully P-1 Helmet with Heads Up Display

Nov 09, 2013 View Comments by

There used to be a time when we thought of motorcycles as escape vehicles from the hum drum of the same old everyday. And indeed, some of us still view them that way. But modern life is finding ever more insidious ways to embed itself into our escapes, from Bluetooth headsets and GPS navigation to […]

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iPhone Addict

Aug 12, 2013 View Comments by

Last week I was embracing the simple life while being cut off from the world with my lack of Internet and technology. That was nice and my “detox” felt great, but I’m back baby! My iPhone 5 is in full force, barely making it through the day on a full charge. Here come some examples […]

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Making the Call

May 09, 2013 View Comments by

The following story is a 100% true! . . Except for the parts that have been made up. While TV is certainly the single most life sucking invention in history, smart phones are working hard to overtake the throne. It is evident, not only with the unceasing texting as people drive, but also in the […]

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