2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Lineup

Feb 28, 2020 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

If you’re looking for the highest-end traditional American motorcycle, you’ll be shopping in Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations aisle. Since it was launched in 1999, the CVO lineup has offered features, finishes, and paintwork unavailable on “lesser” Harleys. For 2020, the CVO line consists of three models, all of which are powered by the CVO-exclusive 117-cubic-inch […]

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KTM Takes Their Street Lineup On Tour

Feb 27, 2020 View Comments

Would you like to get up close and personal with KTM’s lineup of Street models? Now’s your chance! KTM just announced its nationwide Ride Orange Street Demo Tour, which kicks off this Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1 in Murrieta, CA. On this tour, KTM will be making stops across the US at participating […]

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2019 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650: Hipsters Rejoice!

Feb 26, 2020 View Comments by Luke Swab

Motorcycles have improved by leaps and bounds in the last 50-plus years, with electronic fuel injection, anti-lock braking systems, adjustable suspension, disk brakes, and more. Technology doesn’t come cheap, however. Fast-forward to the present and every coffee-sniffing, pant-rolling, pipe-smoking hipster is scouring Craigslist for a used twin to complete their look. Yet only with luck […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: A Curious Collection

Feb 24, 2020 View Comments by Bud Miller

I’m not by nature a collector of things. I’m actually somewhat of a minimalist and don’t much care for clutter. Tonight, though, I find myself in the garage, on my sofa, looking around at the assortment of items and motorcycles that decorate and beautify the one place, off the bike, where I find the most […]

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2020 Yamaha MT-03

Feb 21, 2020 View Comments

Yamaha has released a stylish new naked sports motorcycle to appeal to junior riders. The MT-03 takes the bones of the YZF-R3 sportbike and repackages them into this sassy new model. Its aggressive, mass-forward appearance gives the MT-03 a leg up over some of its mundane-looking competition. A centrally located LED headlamp and dual position […]

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City Escape: Tulsa, Oklahoma Motorcycle Tour [Free Map and GPX files]

Feb 19, 2020 View Comments by Susan Dragoo

Historic US Route 66, an ancient old-growth forest, a world-class museum, and some quirky attractions give this day loop an eclectic appeal. Ride west across Keystone Lake and south on a twisty backroad along the Cimarron River, intersecting Route 66 in Warwick and then enjoying small-town appeal and sights of older 66 alignments on the […]

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May the Best V-twin Win

Feb 17, 2020 View Comments

The Indian Motorcycle’s all-new Indian Challenger is a fully-loaded premium bagger designed as an alternative to the category leader, the Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special. Recently, Indian announced the “Challenger Challenge,” a campaign that invites motorcyclists to test ride the Challenger and Road Glide Special back-to-back for the ultimate head-to-head comparison. Launching at Daytona Bike Week […]

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Classic Roads: Superior National Forest Scenic Byway [With Map]

Feb 12, 2020 View Comments by Jim Parks

Superior National Forest, located in the upper northeast corner of Minnesota, comprises over 3.9 million acres of woods and waters, including some 2,000 glacially-carved lakes and rivers. The forest is a mix of conifers and hardwoods. The larger wildlife species found in the area include deer, moose, Canadian lynx, black bear, and wolves. The mapped […]

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2020 Indian Motorcycle Upgrades

Feb 10, 2020 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

With the arrival of the Milwaukee-Eight motor from Harley-Davidson two years ago, boasting 107 and 114 cubic inches of displacement, Indian’s Thunder Stroke 111 suddenly wasn’t the baddest cruiser engine on the market. The balance of power shifts back to Indian with the arrival of the Thunder Stroke 116, now standard equipment in seven of […]

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March Moto Madness 2020: 15 years of Motorcycle Madness

Feb 07, 2020 View Comments

The Tellico Plains, TN event began from humble beginnings in the Spring of 2005. Five riders, motorcycles, tents and unpredictable weather.  This combination results in a tradition that has become a rite of passage for some and a recurring, must-do, event for many.  Every spring brings 75 hours or 3.125 days, of Moto Madness. Held […]

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City Escape: Louisville, Kentucky Motorcycle Tour

Feb 05, 2020 View Comments by Jim Parks

Escape the congested urban humdrum of Kentucky’s largest city, and motor into a pleasing rural landscape west of town. Traveling through two states, you’ll discover soothing scenic vistas, meandering country lanes, back-in-time river towns, and enlightening historical sites that help tell the American story. Spring and fall are optimal times to visit this area. Length […]

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The Social Rider: Motorcycle as a Service

Feb 04, 2020 View Comments by Yuval Naveh

Digital transformation and disruptive technologies are concepts that we’ve all experienced very strongly in the last 20 years. Some traditional business models have been shattered to pieces and ceased to exist. New ideas that started as tiny and harmless worms have developed into either beautiful butterflies or dangerous monsters, depending on your point of view. […]

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Reader Photo Spotlight: 500,000 Miles of Smiles

Jan 31, 2020 View Comments

We love riding and scenic photos, but we had to highlight this shot of 78-year-old Floridian Phil Steiner’s 2015 Honda Gold Wing odometer (taken by Kenton Kloos on December 17, 2019). He racked up 500,000 miles in just five years! Now that’s some serious riding. We’re inspired! Your turn! How many miles have you racked […]

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Unusual Destinations: Ship’s Bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald

Jan 28, 2020 View Comments by Jim Parks

When it was launched in 1958, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest freighter sailing the Great Lakes. But shortly after 7:10 pm on Nov. 10, 1975, disaster struck the mighty ship. The entire crew of 29 was lost when a severe storm, with waves up to 35 feet high, sent the ship to the […]

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On the Road Impression of the Scorpion Exo Ultra Covert Jeans

Jan 24, 2020 View Comments by Jon Beck

Finally! Wear-anywhere riding pants that are truly appropriate for daily use in virtually any context. Scorpion Exo’s Ultra Covert Jean is a denim-style pant made with Cordura and Kevlar that features a unique, single-layer construction. This means you get the benefit of protective gear without the added bulk from an inner lining, which makes these […]

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