Archive for February, 2018

Harley-Davidson at 77th Bike Week in Daytona

Feb 26, 2018 View Comments by

Harley-Davidson welcomes all fans to the sunny Atlantic coast of Florida for the 77th Daytona Bike Week, March 9-18, and the unofficial start of motorcycle riding season across the United States. Harley-Davidson rolls into Daytona to help showcase and celebrate motorcycle culture and the community of Harley-Davidson fans who descend on Florida from around the […]

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Harley-Davidson Gas and Oil Artist Leaves Legacy and Young Family

Feb 24, 2018 View Comments by

Mathew Hintz, the Official Artist of Daytona Bike Week, died unexpectedly at the age of 41 on December 24, 2017, leaving a wife and four children ages 6 – 13. His 2018 Daytona Bike Week painting was the last piece of artwork he completed before his death. Friends of his family are asking the motorcycle […]

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Third Annual Woman-Led 2018 ADVWoman Rendezvous July 19-22, 2018

Feb 23, 2018 View Comments by

Dates are announced for the third annual adventure rally organized by ADVWoman for women and their families. Held July 19-22, 2018, in Granby, Colorado, the event will include dirt bike and adventure bike rider training, classroom training, a variety of local dual sport rides, camping or hotel facilities, catered meals, awards ceremony, and a DJ […]

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Florida, Alabama, Mississippi: Shadowing the Gulf

Feb 22, 2018 View Comments by

America’s Gulf Coast is lined with miles of pristine, white sandy beaches lapped by the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico’s shallow 
continental shelf. The persistently warm weather and beautiful 
beaches attract tourists in droves, but we haven’t come for a tan.

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Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discover Route showing at Motorcycles of Charlotte February 21, 2018

Feb 20, 2018 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER magazine and Motorcycles of Charlotte are sponsoring the first premiere of the Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discover Route. It’s the first east coast BDR. Showing is February 21, 2018 at 6:15pm at 731 Westinghouse Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273.

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8th Annual 2018 Strider Cup World Championship July 20-21 in Boulder

Feb 19, 2018 View Comments by

Strider Bikes is pleased to announce the dates and locations for its United States 2018 Strider Cup races, part of the international Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and young children. Dubbed by many as the “cutest race in the world,” these family-friendly races for the tiniest competitors will give small children a chance to […]

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A Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy: Dealing with Murphy, Part 2

Feb 13, 2018 View Comments by

When we’re riding and running into emergencies, it could be extremely valuable to carry a smartphone or an asset tracker. But the smartphones don’t always have coverage and the asset trackers, as the SPOT3, have limited one-way functionality. Murphy comes in all kinds of unpleasant forms, yet not all of them are life-threatening situations. Hitting […]

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Hepco & Becker Luggage Rack with Cases for Honda Africa Twin

Feb 11, 2018 View Comments by

Last fall we planned a big dual sport ride with the Africa Twin, but taking a brand new motorcycle off-road comes with risks. Dropping one usually isn’t cheap. So why not spend a little extra and protect your ride? We turned to Moto Machines, the Hepco & Becker distributor in the USA for 3 essential […]

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BMW Enduroguard Riding Suit

Feb 10, 2018 View Comments by

BMW’s new Enduroguard suit is a good cross between their Rallye-Pro ADV suits and traditional touring gear. The Enduroguard is a waterproof off-road riding suit that also handles the demands of long-distance road riding with equal effectiveness. Constructed of a thick, high abrasion-resistant material developed in conjunction with Schoeller Textil AG, the suit offers plenty […]

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BLUE RIM TOUR’S 2018 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR TOUR

Feb 09, 2018 View Comments by

In the modern age of cell phones, virtual assistant devices, electric vehicles, drones, robots, digital cameras and countless other 21st century technical wonders, it may be hard to fathom a time in the mid-19th century when the horse was the primary mode of transportation and our country’s very future hung in the balance. In those […]

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BURSIG Center-Lift Stand

Feb 08, 2018 View Comments by

With the arrival of the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT at the office, I quickly went shopping for a bike stand. Not wanting to mount a bunch of unnecessary parts to the KTM, I chose to go the other route: How much can I take off to highlight the Super Duke’s beautiful lines? One part […]

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NUVIZ Review

Feb 05, 2018 View Comments by

Let’s get this out of the way—if you are an “I ride my motorcycle to get away from it all!” rider, then the NUVIZ is simply not for you. You can skip this review and spend some time with your cat. But if you owned a PalmPilot, waited in line for the first iPhone, or […]

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British Motorcycle Gear Legend Jacket and Knox Micro-Lock Armor

Feb 03, 2018 View Comments by

When the company reached out a year ago about a brand-new jacket they wanted us to test in preproduction we happily obliged. With a few cruisers and vintage bikes still in the stable, I spent the summer and fall riding around in what is now called the Legend jacket. Although the 1.4mm cowhide leather jacket […]

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New Grand Touring LE Slingshot

Feb 01, 2018 View Comments by

Fully Loaded Limited Edition Packs Premier Factory Accessories –Including Slingshade Roof, Color-Matched Rear Fender, Quilted Comfort Seats & Ride Command with Navigation Grand Touring LE comes from the factory with the ergonomically-friendly Slingshade roof, for increased rider comfort and sun protection, Slingshot’s Quilted Comfort Seats, and the Ride Command® infotainment system with turn-by-turn navigation. Adding […]

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