Sidetracked: Why We Stand

May 22, 2018 View Comments

Ouray, CO, “Little Switzerland.” Vehicles roll through town packed with overlanding gear, and dual-sport motorcycles parade the streets with their colorful jockeys aboard. Smack in the middle of this melee rides a group of Space Rangers on loaded, knobby-tired beasts, some with cylinders protruding from the sides like proud iron rhinos. The riders are standing […]

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Motorcyclist Guide to the Galaxy: Dealing with Murphy, Part 4

May 21, 2018 View Comments

Previous articles focused on tools and technologies that can help us get out of trouble or at least reduce risk and damage after the fact. All of them are generic and reactive fixes. Generic, because off-the-shelf solutions are not specific to motorcycle usage; and reactive, because it is assumed the rider will actively respond to […]

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Going East: A Father, Son, and Some Well-Earned Silence

May 20, 2018 View Comments

It was a rough ride down Interstate 78. Old ladies slowly drifting too far beyond the road surface markings. Big, V8-powered trucks switching lanes to lodge their tailgates a breath from Justin’s handlebars. His father, “The Captain,” would growl into his Sena headset, forgetting he had an audience on the other end of his microphone, […]

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Cellularline Interphone Tour

May 19, 2018 View Comments

With an 80MHz signal processor to improve the audio experience, this new intercom system, compatible with all types of helmets and allowing configuration and control directly from Bluetooth-equipped Android or IOS phones, links up to four motorcycles in a one-mile range and charges quickly, providing 20 hours of talk time. It also features a built-in […]

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City Escape: Asheville, North Carolina

May 18, 2018 View Comments

A curve lover’s paradise, this loop takes you on a thrilling ride through the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. You’ll experience a breathtaking sampling of roads, from the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and the Foothills Parkway to the adrenaline-pumping road, The Dragon. Not to be outdone by the asphalt, the scenery kicks […]

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Harley-Davidson Extends $99 Riding Academy Offer to Military Spouses and First Responders

May 11, 2018 View Comments

Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Harley-Davidson – to thank the millions of people who protect our country, our safety, and our freedom to ride and their spouses – is extending the offer of Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy New Rider Course to spouses of eligible current and former U.S. military personnel and first responders (law […]

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Cardo Systems Announces PACKTALK BOLD – The World’s First Natural Voice-Command Operated Motorcycle Communications System

May 10, 2018 View Comments

Plano, Texas (May 7, 2018) – Cardo Systems, the global market leader in wireless communication systems for motorcyclists, today announced availability of the next generation of its ground-breaking PACKTALK system at specialty retailers and Cardosystems.com. The world’s first natural voice-command-operated motorcycle communications system, PACKTALK BOLD utilizes Cardo’s proprietary Dynamic Mesh Communication™ technology to create the […]

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Yamaha Chase the Next Horizon on the Ténéré 700 World Raid

May 09, 2018 View Comments

Yamaha’s commitment to the adventure segment is as extensive as it is impressive. The first bike ever to win the Paris to Dakar Rally was the Yamaha XT500. Not only was it the first bike to win the Dakar Rally, it was the first vehicle to win it outright. Initially, the rally had no separate […]

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2017 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L & 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

May 07, 2018 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

Both are great bikes and excellent choices for all-day touring. They are comfortable to ride and possess ride characteristics, power, and handling to satisfy the demands of long-distance riding. The Honda has the edge on overall comfort, cargo capacity, pillion comfort, off-road excursions, and appetite for regular gas. The KTM takes the lead with styling, […]

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2018 Moto Guzzi Demo Tour

Apr 25, 2018 View Comments

Moto Guzzi USA hits the road in 2018 with a national demo tour promoting the latest models. The eagle brand from Mandello will kick off the tour in the west at the Laughlin River Run, and continue on to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering before heading east to Americade and Thunder in the Valley rally in […]

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Red Bull KTM Goes Racing With American Flat Track in 2019

Apr 23, 2018 View Comments

KTM Motorsports made an announcement on Saturday, in conjunction with the U.S. MotoGP at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas that the Red Bull KTM Team will be linining up in the AFT Singles class for 2019. MURRIETA, Calif. – Building upon its racing success in the offroad and motocross segments, as well as the […]

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AltRider’s Conserve the Ride – June 8-10, 2018 in Central Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2018 View Comments

Don’t miss 2018’s Conserve the Ride event near Woodward in central Pennsylvania June 8-10. Expect lush greenery and thick forests, streams and rocks, and lots of camaraderie. We’ve joined the event almost every year, and it’s a highlight at the start of the riding season. Make sure your adventure-ready motorcycle is ready for the challenge […]

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2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan: A Brand New, Old School Adventure Bike

Apr 19, 2018 View Comments

Like many others, I’ve been drooling over photos of the Royal Enfield Himalayan since they first began circulating around the internet a couple of years ago. A retro-styled, middle-weight adventure bike off-the-shelf. Did they make this just for me? How did they know? And finally, after what seemed like forever, and just when I was […]

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Motohansa Tool Set for BMWs

Apr 15, 2018 View Comments

  “There’s a tool for that,” and when packing this 58-tool set, you’re likely to have the right one for most of the fixes the BMW needs on the road. The Motohansa kit of precision chrome vanadium tools wraps into a compact 17×12” bundle that holds 14 flank-drive, 6-point sockets from 10mm to 24mm, external […]

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Sena 30K Review

Apr 14, 2018 View Comments

    Sena, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of personal rider communication devices, just released a new flagship version, the 30K, to replace its popular model 20S-01. And as soon as the new units arrived, I started testing them. My first impression: It’s stunningly beautiful, designed like something that fits on Megatron’s head, with […]

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