Scenes from Eurobike Raleigh 2017

Apr 15, 2017 View Comments by

Last weekend was Eurobike Raleigh, the Southeast’s largest gathering of Euro and Euro-inspired motorcycles. The eighth annual event took place over two days in Raleigh, NC. Presented by Do the Ton Triangle, a local group of café racer enthusiasts, Eurobike Raleigh 2017 saw a mix of European makes plus scooters and café racers from Europe, […]

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Left Side Story

Oct 25, 2016 View Comments by

It happened to me; it can happen to you. Pulling out of a gas station in Tasmania, Australia, onto the A2 road skirting the island’s north coast with no other traffic in sight, I accelerate briskly, shifting the 900 Diversion into fifth gear. We settle into a comfortable cruising speed and I’m thinking about the […]

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Corbin Fleetliner Fairing for Triumph Thunderbird

Feb 02, 2015 View Comments by

The Triumph Thunderbird is the English marque’s standard big-bore cruiser for those who don’t wish for the sheer size and power of the Rocket III. For those looking to add wind protection and updated style to their T-Bird, Corbin recently announced the Fleetliner Fairing for Thunderbird Commander and LT models. The Fleetliner is sculpted in […]

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2015 Ducati Scrambler: A Budget Bike from Bologna?

Oct 06, 2014 View Comments by

We’ve known that a Ducati Scrambler has been on the way for a while now. What we didn’t know was what it would look like or even what type of bike it would be. It turns out that the 2015 Scrambler is truly a modern take on Ducati’s Scrambler models from the ‘60s. The bike […]

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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 […]

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Triumph Announces Updates to 2014 Cruiser Lineup

Nov 08, 2013 View Comments by

You hadn’t forgotten that Triumph makes cruisers had you? Well, just in case you needed a reminder the British company has released a plethora of updates to the line for 2014. Thunderbird LT and Commander The most extensive refresh goes to the Thunderbird LT and Thunderbird Commander, which receive an all-new chassis. The revisions move […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Top Five Big Adventure Bikes for 2014

Nov 02, 2013 View Comments by

The large displacement adventure bike category has been a bright spot for the motorcycle industry over the past few years. The segment has seen sales growth that bucks the trend across the rest of the motorcycle landscape. This has resulted in a plethora of choices for the buyer. But which bike is best? We’ve ranked […]

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National Corvette Museum Features Motorcycle Exhibit

Oct 16, 2013 View Comments by

Motorcyclists tend to be fairly committed gear heads who can appreciate a good work of mechanical art—whether it travels on two wheels or four. It seems the same is true for fans of America’s sports car, the Corvette. Until January 3, 2014 the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY is hosting a motorcycle exhibit […]

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Triumph Updates Classic Model Range

Oct 06, 2013 View Comments by

Even bikes that look old can use a few updates once in a while! Such is the case with Triumph’s ever-popular Classic line-up. Here’s a quick run-down of the 2014 model year changes: Bonneville: The foundation for the Triumph classics gets new silencers to let the 865cc twin clear its throat a bit better. The […]

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Battle of the Brits

Sep 17, 2013 View Comments by

This past weekend the Detroit Triumph Sports Car Club held the 31st annual “Battle of the Brits–Car and Motorcycle Show.” British (and not so British) made motorbikes of all shapes, sizes, and makes were on display. Along with my wife, my daughter, and myself, several thousand others were in attendance on this perfect late summer […]

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Saddlemen Custom Seat

Aug 16, 2013 View Comments by

One of my biggest complaints about riding our ’99 Triumph Speed Triple has always been the seat. Even though I prefer a hard seat to a softer one, the stock option just isn’t comfortable for a long day in the saddle, especially multiple days on the road. The Race Tech suspension is set up sporty, […]

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2013 Triumph Tiger Sport

Jan 11, 2013 View Comments by

For 2013, Triumph’s venerable Tiger 1050 gets a new name and becomes a more focused street machine. Splitting the difference between its stable mates the 800cc Tiger 800 and 1200cc Tiger Explorer, the new Tiger Sport’s 1050cc triple gets a substantial power boost for 2013, up to a claimed 123 hp and 77 lb. ft […]

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Triumph Recall

Oct 25, 2012 View Comments by

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the regulator/rectifier on certain 2006-2009 Triumph Street Triple, Street Triple R, and Daytona 675 motorcycles may overheat preventing them from properly charging the battery. This could lead to the battery becoming completely depleted causing the bike to suddenly stall, which, of course, could be dangerous. Consequently, the […]

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2013 Triumph Trophy

Jun 26, 2012 View Comments by

Triumph is continuing its impressive run by introducing another model aimed to compete with BMW. The Trophy has been developed at the same time as the Tiger Explorer 1200, but features completely different body work. The Explorer now competes head-on with BMW’s R1200GS, while the Trophy will surely take a bite out of BMW’s luxury […]

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British Invasion

Mar 24, 2012 View Comments by

With a handshake and a “Welcome to the club”, my old buddy John French officially ushered in another card-carrying member of the old British bike fraternity. The initiation to this oddball confederation of masochistic machine-heads has been an event I’ve coveted for a long time. Still, I had to question my sanity as the Bonneville […]

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