City Escape: Woodsfield, Ohio Motorcycle Tour

Jul 15, 2019 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

Southeastern Ohio is a motorcyclist’s dream playground. The topography offers countless turns, many of which are technically challenging. A bike with an appetite for lean angles and good suspension is best, but even on a big touring bike, these roads will not disappoint. The majority of the route follows Monroe County’s “Demon Triangle,” considered one […]

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RoadRUNNER Rides App

Jul 12, 2019 View Comments

The new RoadRUNNER Rides mobile app turns your smartphone into a navigation device. The app lets you navigate more than 500 expertly planned tours published in RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel magazine, with full GPS navigation, including turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance. You can also easily create your own custom routes using the in-app route planner, […]

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The Chinese Motorcycle Industry: A Broad Look

Jul 11, 2019 View Comments

Chinese motorcycle manufacturers produced 16 million motorcycles last year, and that makes the East Asian country the largest motorcycle producer on the planet. There are approximately 200 motorcycle manufacturers in China, ranging from the mighty Chongqing 6 (now 4, but more on that in a second) to a broad array of small and midsized manufacturers. […]

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Lucas oil SAFEGUARD Ethanol Fuel Conditioner

Jul 10, 2019 View Comments

Ethanol-based fuel isn’t exactly an engine’s best friend. Lucas SAFEGUARD Ethanol Fuel Conditioner with Stabilizers was designed to protect against damage caused by ethanol-based fuels. It contains additives to prevent rust and corrosion that are associated with E-10, E-15, E-85, pure ethanol, and any other gasoline-ethanol blends. The product is soluble and will not harm […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Adventures All

Jul 09, 2019 View Comments by Bud Miller

It seems like every February, when I begin working on my article for the May/June issue, I start this chronicle by saying it’s always the hardest one to write, and this year was no different. I awoke to an ice storm, which kept me at home. If you’re anything like me, you can get a […]

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AGV Sport Modular: 100 Percent Carbon Fiber Flip-up

Jul 04, 2019 View Comments

AGV has created the Sport Modular, a 100 percent carbon fiber (including the chin guard) flip-up. It’s compact, lightweight, and promises the same performance and impact absorption as the Italian brand’s highly rated, top-of-the-line Pista GP R helmet. It comes in three shell sizes and has a rear lip profile that directs rain away from […]

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City Escape: Salem, Oregon

Jul 03, 2019 View Comments

This loop northwest of Oregon’s state capital is a nice mix of curvy roads and great scenery. It features the conifer-rich forests that the Beaver State is known for, but also adds a coastline stretch and several interesting natural and man-made attractions along the way. The weather on much of this route is moderated by […]

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Klim Hardanger: One-piece Riding Suit

Jul 02, 2019 View Comments

KLIM has announced its latest offering in motorcycle touring gear: the Hardanger One-Piece. The Hardanger is the company’s first full-body riding suit, designed to enhance the comfort and safety of the die-hard tourer—or the commuter who just wants to keep his business suit dry. Fans of KLIM jackets will recognize the overall fabric and design […]

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City Escape: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Jun 28, 2019 View Comments

This route squeezes in some of the best roads that Chattanooga has to offer. It covers a variety of incredible scenery: countless overlooks, the sharpest hairpins turns, remote riverfront roads, and even open valley farmland. Length Approximately 157 miles round-trip Meet-up Spot Dunkin’, 627 Signal Mountain Rd, Chattanooga, TN Lunch Stop River Drifters is not […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Rocky Mountain National Park

Jun 22, 2019 View Comments by Bob Griego

Bear with me, as it’s been 1,200 miles since I left Three Rivers, CA, and the wild views before me are stunning. The Rocky Mountains in Colorado stand majestically before me. The Quaking Aspens tremble in the wind. The weather is mild. I’m on a “rocky mountain high,” and this is where this story begins. […]

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The Social Rider: Communication Systems

Jun 20, 2019 View Comments by Yuval Naveh

Movies and TV shows sometimes depict motorcyclists as lone wolves traveling into the sunset. But in reality, most riders are highly social and seek to become part of a group. Traditionally, groups focused on motorcycle type, the rider’s age, or riding style, but today social groups can be a diverse mix of physical riding groups […]

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Zen Motorcyclist : Gently They Go

Jun 18, 2019 View Comments by Bud Miller

A few columns ago I was happy to announce my marriage to Dawn. She was raised in southern South Carolina, where her parents still reside. I had spoken with Dawn’s mother and father, Beverly and Jim, prior to our marriage, though we had never met. Shortly after our elopement, Dawn and I planned a trip […]

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2019 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Jun 14, 2019 View Comments

More than 30 bands and entertainers are lined up for the 38th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip music festival, set for August 2-11 and running concurrently with South Dakota’s 2019 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Keith Urban, Godsmack, Styx, Collective Soul, Toby Keith, Volbeat, Zakk Sabbath, and Reverend Horton Heat are among the headliners of the event. Known […]

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2020 Zero SR/F Electric Bike

Jun 13, 2019 View Comments

It’s powerful, fast, connected, and stylish: Zero Motorcycles has upped its game with the new 2020 SR/F electric bike, the latest model in the company’s lineup of battery-powered motorcycles. The SR/F is the most powerful entry yet for the California-based company, which has been making electric motorcycles since 2006. Both the standard and premium versions […]

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Project Healing Waters

Jun 11, 2019 View Comments

After publishing our fly-fishing tour in the March/April issue we received a letter informing us about a great organization with a great cause: Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a nationwide program dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled veterans and disabled active military service personnel. The nonprofit organization teaches fly-fishing, including fly tying, […]

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