Tour of the Week – In Arizona and New Mexico

Nov 27, 2015 View Comments by

Desert Solitude – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Rockville, IN Shamrock Tour was originally featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue.

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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 […]

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Road Rash: Sweet Dreams!

Oct 20, 2015 View Comments by

The B&B Experience – I’ve always been envious of people who could sleep while lying next to an Atlanta freeway. I’m not one of them. I have enough trouble sleeping well at home, and strange accommodations usually exacerbate the problem when traveling. The pillow is too hard or soft, the air conditioner rattles, the room […]

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2016 RoadRUNNER Calendar

Oct 08, 2015 View Comments by

Twelve Months of Stunning Motorcycle Touring Photography – Ready to start planning all the fabulous motorcycle tours you’ll be taking in 2016? Want to stay on top of birthdays, holidays, and all your other important dates? Then you might as well do it in style with RoadRUNNER Magazine’s 2016 wall calendar. Each month is headlined […]

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Touring Tip: RIDING IN FOG

Sep 27, 2015 View Comments by

How to Stay Safe in Murky Weather – Riding in fog—especially when it’s combined with rain and darkness—heightens a number of risk factors that prudent motorcyclists usually seek to avoid: Rider visibility of potential hazards, both ahead and from behind (like being rear-ended by a faster moving vehicle) is severely restricted. Accumulation of moisture on […]

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RoadRUNNER Video Tutorials for Touring Motorcyclists

Sep 05, 2015 View Comments by

GPS Navigation, Tour Explorer, Route Creation, and More! – Learning your way around modern technology can seem like a daunting challenge at times. As soon as you think you have something figured out, things change and your previous proficiency becomes obsolete. While we at RoadRUNNER can’t help you figure out your new smartphone, as the […]

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The 2016 RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend

Aug 31, 2015 View Comments by

Mark Your Calendar! – It’s official, the 2016 RoadRUNNER annual Touring Weekend will be held August 11–14, 2016. You’ll want to make sure your schedule is clear for a long weekend of great food, laughter, fun, and, of course, fantastic motorcycle touring. What’s not yet official, though, is where the 2016 Touring Weekend will be […]

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Touring Tip: Motorcycle Performance Metrics

Jul 10, 2015 View Comments by

Part 2: Which Performance Parameters are Important for Touring Motorcycles? –  You can check out Part 1 here. My trusty 2006 Kawasaki KLR 650, which had around 43 brake horsepower and 38 lb-ft of torque, was generally an adequate (if not very exciting) all-around touring bike, at least if I was riding solo. After adding […]

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Touring Tip: Staying Hydrated

Jul 08, 2015 View Comments by

Water: The Essential Riding Companion – Did you know that your body is mostly water? The average human body contains around 10 to 12 gallons of it. With high temperatures across the nation, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit the importance of keeping hydrated. Water performs several critical functions in your […]

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Recap: 2015 Americade Rally

Jun 30, 2015 View Comments by

The Nation’s Premiere Touring Rally – Every year during the first week of June the sleepy vacation town of Lake George, NY, is transformed in to the center of the motorcycle universe. The town’s main street becomes a continuous parade as hundreds of motorcycles of all types cruise the strip. Down by the beach (on […]

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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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Touring Tip: How Many Miles Per Day?

May 08, 2015 View Comments by

Too Long, Too Short…Where is Just Right? – When on tour I often get this question from my pillion partner at the beginning of each day’s ride: How many miles are we riding today? Sometimes, if we’re just letting the road be our guide, I don’t really know. But usually, I’ve planned the route and […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Touring Woman

Apr 30, 2015 View Comments by

Touring Essentials for the Woman Rider – It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of gear to match. […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Touring Enthusiast

Apr 27, 2015 View Comments by

Comfortable and Safe Gear for Sport Touring Riders – It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of […]

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Custom Seats from Bill Mayer Saddles

Apr 06, 2015 View Comments by

When you’re going to be traveling hundreds or thousands of miles on a motorcycle, comfort is extremely important. So, for many riders, a custom motorcycle seat is a must. Most aftermarket seats will offer some improvement over your stock seat, but for maximum miles there’s no substitute for a one-off throne made to fit your […]

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