Early Bird Discount for 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Available Through May 1

Apr 19, 2017 View Comments by

A $10 early bird discount is available through May 1 on tickets to the 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, scheduled for July 7-9 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. AMA members can get a $15 ticket discount through June 5, which is an additional $5 off the early bird discount. The event features vintage motorcycle racing, bike shows, seminars, demo […]

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1983 Suzuki Katana Custom

Dec 12, 2015 View Comments by

Wild Kats – Fans of the long-running TV 
sci-fi series Stargate SG-1 and 
the movie The Fantastic Four
 will likely have seen Rob Wilton on their screens without
 realizing it. You’re not usually supposed to recognize him. Rob is a stunt coordinator and stunt performer with a long list of credits in the movie and […]

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Motus Factory Block Party

Sep 15, 2015 View Comments by

Test Rides and More! – For the third straight year Motus Motorcycles is hosting a block party in conjunction with the Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham, AL, Motus’ hometown. The festival, hosted by the Barber Motorsports Museum, attracts thousands of vintage motorcycle enthusiasts every year. With their headquarters only a few miles away in Birmingham’s […]

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Review: Speed & Strength Rust and Redemption Jacket

Jul 22, 2015 View Comments by

Classic Style with Great Comfort – The motorcycle gear market is in the process of being flooded with traditionally styled motorcycle apparel with increased protection and functionality, which is great for riders. The Rust and Redemption jacket from Speed & Strength has a simple, classic look yet provides the rider with a versatile and protective […]

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Review: Joe Rocket Classic ’92 Jacket

Jun 25, 2015 View Comments by

Vintage Leather Looks Good – A leather jacket is and forever will be the number one accessory for a motorcyclist. Every rider should own at least one. There are certainly a lot of options on the market, and we’re always looking for items that not only look good, but also offer protection, comfort, and a […]

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Mckee’s Sky Ranch Presents the All Brands Motorcycle Event

May 23, 2015 View Comments by

Vintage Show, Historic Racing—What More Could You Want? – Two hundred acres perched atop the Appalachian Mountains outside of Terra Alta, WV, will serve as the setting for what’s simply known as the All Brands Motorcycle Event. Spanning July 23-26, the event will include a diverse array of activities and attractions that are sure to […]

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A True “Time Capsule” Motorcycle

May 13, 2015 View Comments by

A Never-started Velocette Motorcycles are meant to be ridden. As this adage is most certainly true, finding a classic that is intact and exactly as it left the factory is exceedingly rare and intriguing. The 1967 Velocette competition off-road motorcycle in the pictures is just such an exotic. When I happened upon the singular example […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Retro Woman

May 10, 2015 View Comments by

The Best Vintage Style 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 […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Retro Rider

May 03, 2015 View Comments by

Vintage Motorcycle Gear for Extra Style Points – 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 […]

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My Summer of ’29

Feb 24, 2015 View Comments by

I am going to take a page out of my autobiography, which I can now laugh at—but at the time, it was certainly not funny. When I was doing much of Harley-Davidson’s graphic design work, I got to meet a lot of interesting motorcycle nuts like myself. One of them was John Rank. John’s dad […]

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Tour of the Week – Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee: Thunder Roads

Oct 24, 2014 View Comments by

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be 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 Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s October 2012 issue.

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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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Motus Barber Vintage Festival Block Party

Sep 30, 2014 View Comments by

The 10th Annual Barber Vintage Festival will be taking place October 10-12 at the Barber Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, AL. The festival is a must-visit event for anyone interested in antique or vintage motorcycles (and cars). Since the Vintage Fest is taking place virtually next door, Motus Motorcycles is hosting their second annual Motus Factory […]

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In Praise of British Experimentation

Jun 28, 2014 View Comments by

During a recent lecture, I discussed how in the early stages of our language there was an amazing amount of linguistic creativity. As an English teacher, I am intrigued by how those Medieval Brits were taking various language influences and melding them into something new and unique a millennium ago. This is true of the […]

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Oh Ducati, You’re Such a Tease….

Jun 11, 2014 View Comments by

A brand new Ducati Scrambler is coming….but it’s not here yet. That’s the basic point behind the Italian company’s most recent media release. The original Scramblers, manufactured between 1962 and 1974 were a range of single cylinder bikes made for the American market with capacities between 250 and 450cc and designed for dirt racing. Though […]

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