Kate’s Real Food Bars

Sep 21, 2019 View Comments

Kate’s Real Food bars are the perfect on-the-go energy source, easy to tuck into your jacket pocket or tankbag. Made with real, organic, non-GMO ingredients and sweetened with organic honey, the bars are gluten-free and have 6 to 8 grams of protein. They come in six varieties: peanut butter and dark chocolate; peanut butter and […]

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Ogio Baja: 2L Hydration Pack

Sep 19, 2019 View Comments by Yuval Naveh

It can get extremely hot and humid on the black asphalt, and you can work up a thirst quickly. Keeping bottles of water in the tankbag is easy enough, but you can drink safely only when stopped. Sometimes the trip goes on an on, and you stay thirsty. Perhaps you’re riding a dual sport motorcycle, […]

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San Francisco, California Motorcycle Tour

Sep 18, 2019 View Comments

This route unfolds just south of the bustle of San Francisco. The ride includes a coastal stretch as well as a beautiful and twisty route through the mountains. To top it off you can eat lunch at one of the Central Coast’s most iconic motorcycle stops before your return ride beside that famous bay. Length […]

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March Moto Madness: Tennessee’s ‘Mother Rally’

Sep 17, 2019 View Comments

Every March, hundreds of cabin-fever-ridden motorcyclists load up their bikes for the trek to Tellico Plains, TN, and the world-famous March Moto Madness. The adventure rally is a family reunion of sort. It all started back in 2006 when six friends, led by Kevin Shrader (the MMM-meister), decided to venture to East Tennessee. After being […]

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2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 S: A Mount for Life’s Many Roads

Sep 16, 2019 View Comments

Ducati’s aptly named Multistrada (“many roads”) has significantly upped the definition of the word sport in sport touring. Imbued with the leading-edge performance and sensual styling that has always been the vanguard of the Italian manufacturer, the new 950 S is a highly consummate and sophisticated motorcycle married to practicality. The 950 Multistrada is available […]

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City Escape: Denver, Colorado Adventure Motorcycle Tour

Sep 14, 2019 View Comments by Joseph Trey

Dual sport Colorado in a day! The twisty paved roads of Jarre Canyon connect to the sandy forest of Rampart Range and return you to pavement among the stunning rock formations of the Garden of the Gods before soaring 14,115 paved feet of elevation on Pikes Peak. Ride June through October, barring freak storms. Length […]

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Light and Airy Meets Safe and Sound

Sep 12, 2019 View Comments

When the weather runs hot and humid, as it does for a long stretch of time particularly in the southern U.S., motorcyclists face an ongoing conundrum—how do we remain cool, yet still ride with protective gear? Two promising products on the market aim to provide a solution when used in combination, keeping you safe and […]

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The 2019 Quail Motorcycle Gathering: 
Remembrance of Things Past

Sep 11, 2019 View Comments

Virtually anyone who rides motorcycles is prone to the tug of nostalgia. If you’re of a certain age, there is a residual emotion stemming from the passion for various machines that fueled our early two-wheel experiences. Though we may differ with regard to which motorcycles drove those early lusts, it’s safe to say we all […]

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2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+

Sep 10, 2019 View Comments by Brian Shaney

Since Kawasaki first brought the Versys 1000 to market in 2012, the bike has seen a few changes. With the 2019 SE LT+ model, the Japanese manufacturer is upping the ante across the board, offering improved performance, new suspension, more aggressive styling, and loads of high-tech wizardry. What’s New Electronic throttle valves replace the mechanical […]

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The Social Rider: Collaborative Applications

Sep 06, 2019 View Comments by Yuval Naveh

In previous articles I described the rise of the Internet of Motorcycles era, in which different types of existing and upcoming communication technologies enable motorcycles and riders to share and collaborate on any type of information. What kind of possible applications could emerge? In this article a few futuristic yet realistic scenarios will be examined. […]

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Unusual Destinations: River Pirate Hideout – Cave-in-Rock, Illinois

Aug 29, 2019 View Comments

Carved out of a bluff on the Ohio River in southern Illinois is a reminder of the dark side of America’s early years. This 55-foot-wide cave was a tempting stop for pioneers traveling down the river. With the implied promise of food, supplies or directions, the unsuspecting were lured ashore. But that led to their […]

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Life Lessons and Inspiration For Motorcyclists

Aug 28, 2019 View Comments

In this 48-page collection of essays, Waypoints, Volume I: Zen Motorcyclist, motojournalist Bud Miller touchingly and eloquently shares introspections and lessons learned during his more than 200,000 miles traveled on a motorcycle. Although his writings originated from the metaphorical waypoints visited along his riding journeys, riders and nonriders alike will find plenty to enjoy in these […]

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Featured Destination: Central Montana

Aug 27, 2019 View Comments

Where a rugged past meets a vibrant present, Central Montana remains an authentic experience unlike any other. With Glacier National Park to the north and Yellowstone National Park to the south, Central Montana is the perfect route to travel between two of America’s gems. With a light breeze and sunshine on your back, you can […]

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Unusual Destinations: Fort Smith’s “Hanging Judge”

Aug 22, 2019 View Comments

Judge Isaac Parker, who held the bench in the Western District of Arkansas for 21 years, became known in America’s Old West as the “Hanging Judge.” During his tenure, Parker sentenced 160 people to death. In one case in 1875 18 men were tried for murder; 15 were convicted; eight received the death penalty sentence […]

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Bucket List Roads: Arkansas Routes 154 & 7 to Hot Springs

Aug 19, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

Exit I-40 at Morrilton, AR, and follow State Route 9 south to State Route 154 and proceed west. This route claws its way up onto a high plateau, which is named Petit Jean State Park. Visitors are treated to panoramic views of the Arkansas River Valley and the Ozark Mountains in the far distance. At […]

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