The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

May 14, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re a motorcyclist, then chances are you’re at least somewhat interested in vintage and antique bikes (we’re all gear heads, right?). If that describes you, and you’re anywhere close to Carmel Valley, CA, then cancel whatever plans you’ve made this Saturday and head over to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. The event will be held […]

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George Brough’s Brough Superior Hits the Auction Block

Apr 09, 2014 View Comments by

It’s always interesting when iconic motorcycles from the past resurface to tell their stories, and, usually, to fetch their owners a princely sum at auction. Such is the case with this, a 1939 Brough Superior SS100 owned and raced by George Brough himself. Two days after it was registered in his name, Mr. Brough ran […]

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The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

Apr 04, 2014 View Comments by

Austin, TX, is the place to be the weekend of April 11-13, 2014. Not only will the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas MotoGP race be going on at the Circuit of the Americas track, but Moto Guzzi and Revival Cycles (a local custom shop) are putting on The Handbuilt Motorcycle show. The show’s […]

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MotoQuest Offering Indian Chief Rentals

Mar 14, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re thinking about buying a new bike, but the dealer won’t let you test ride it, renting one is always a good option. If the bike you’ve been considering happens to be one of the new Indians, and you’re on the West Coast, MotoQuest has you covered. They’ve got all three models to choose […]

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2014 Honda CB1100 and CB1100 Deluxe

Feb 06, 2014 View Comments by

Headlining the updates to Honda’s reincarnation of the classic CB750 is a new six-speed transmission that replaces the five-speed unit in the previous model. This should increase the bike’s comfort and fuel economy. There’s also a new meter package with gear position indicator, MPG readout, and trip function. The base CB will come exclusively in […]

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Dottie Mattern’s Cannonball Run for Colon Cancer

Jan 10, 2014 View Comments by

Ever since her college days at the University of Maryland, Dottie Mattern has been riding motorcycles. Now, with her 70th birthday approaching, Dottie aims to become the oldest woman to complete the Cannonball Run, which stretches 4,100 miles from coast to coast. The endurance race features only antique motorcycles model year 1937 and older, and […]

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Indian Donates Chief Vintage to Operation Ride Home

Dec 20, 2013 View Comments by

Operation Ride Home is a joint effort between Jack Daniels and the Armed Services YMCA. The non-profit is dedicated to helping service men and women return home to their families for the holidays. The program offers vouchers and pre-paid debit cards for gas, food, and lodging to help members of the Armed Forces with financial […]

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BMW R nineT Goes Into Production

Dec 04, 2013 View Comments by

When we first saw BMW’s Concept 90, built with the help of designer Roland Sands, we thought it was cool but didn’t think we’d be seeing a production version. Sometimes it’s nice to be wrong. We later learned that the R nineT, based on the Concept 90, was on its way for the 2014 model […]

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Victory Cross Country Give Away to Benefit National Motorcycle Museum

Nov 26, 2013 View Comments by

The National Motorcycle Museum was founded in 1989 and is located in Anamosa, IA. It houses a unique collection of rare and vintage motorcycles as well as photographs, apparel, advertisements, and other memorabilia from motorcycling’s past. The museum is a non-profit, and therefore is largely supported by donations from motorcycle enthusiasts. To encourage generous giving, […]

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Norton Returns to U.S. Market

Nov 19, 2013 View Comments by

It’s been 30 years since the New World has seen a brand-new Norton motorcycle, but the long wait is over. Norton Commando Sport, Commando Sport Café Racer, and Commando Sport Factory models are now arriving at U.S. dealerships in small numbers (only 10-20 at a time). The reason for these small shipments is that each […]

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Tour Master’s Lawndale Leather Jacket

Nov 07, 2013 View Comments by

Tour Master’s Lawndale jacket is a classically styled, high-grade, three-quarter length buffalo leather jacket. In addition to its attractive retro look, the Lawndale has many of the features expected in contemporary motorcycle riding gear. These include, front and rear zippered vents for flow-through ventilation on warm days, a quilted zip-out liner with removable sleeves, a […]

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RoadRUNNER Interviews American Picker Frank Fritz (video)

Nov 04, 2013 View Comments by

American Pickers is one of the History Channel’s most popular series. The show features Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they travel the country looking for antiques and collectibles. Vintage motorcycles are a frequent theme as both hosts are avid motorcycle enthusiasts. Recently we caught up with Frank Fritz at the AIMExpo in Orlando and […]

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BMW R nineT: The Ultimate Retro?

Oct 23, 2013 View Comments by

NineT, get it? Ok, so the name isn’t the cleverest way to commemorate a 90th anniversary, but the R nineT itself certainly looks to be. In RoadRUNNER’s Sept/Oct ‘13 issue we reported on BMW’s Concept 90 collaboration with Roland Sands, a bike that, while certainly interesting, had limited practicality and zero chance of production. Enter […]

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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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