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Giro Alpino was Ducati’s new tour event, centered around Breckenridge, CO. Participants were told to expect incredible roads, spectacular fall colors, and exquisite dining. I did because I live here in Colorado. What I didn’t expect was the warm welcome we received into the Ducati Multistrada family. I
Traveling just north of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and Pasadena, you’ll enter the Angeles National Forest, a sparsely developed area that’s home to one particularly fantastic ribbon of tarmac—The Angeles Crest Highway (aka California State Route 2). Completed in 1956, this two-lane marvel climbs,
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Honda first introduced its automatic dual-clutch transmission (DCT) in 2010 on the VFR1200F. In a continuing evolution and application of its automatic transmission technology, Honda has since adapted it to the Africa Twin and the Gold Wing. The other model in Honda’s line-up that offers a DCT transmission is
Getting Randy with TorqueIn the popular mind, southern California is the home of the motorcycle industry. Sure, there’s BMW Motorrad headquartered in New Jersey, Triumph in Atlanta, and the American brands up by the lakes, but most other OEMs all called southern California home. Without a doubt, the proximity
Few motorcycles have as long a lineage—or as loyal an owner base—as Kawasaki’s iconic KLR650 adventure bike. Introduced in 1984 as the KLR600, it stayed essentially frozen in the same form and specifications for almost four decades. For 2022, Kawasaki introduced some welcome changes. These include fuel
Faced against the irrefutable science of climate change, carbon neutrality has entered human’s vernacular with a vengeance. It is front and center at Kawasaki, with the Japanese powerhouse recently unveiling several pre-production and prototype models that cater to a new focus on the environment. Earlier this year, Kawasaki revealed
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This route includes a ride through some foothills of the Cascade Range, awe-inspiring waterfalls, and a cut across the Willamette Valley into Oregon’s Wine Country. There are good stopping points in some of western Oregon’s colorful small towns. From mountain views to working farmland, rolling hills and rural
Jeff Arpin and I have been eagerly anticipating our Pennsylvania Shamrock Tour®, but historically high August heat promised sweltering rides. A more recent weather forecast, however, now predicts cooler temperatures. But there’s a meteorological catch-22—the remnants of a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico are set to
Kawasaki reintroduced the popular KLR 650 to its lineup this year. SW-Motech has now put out a slew of accessories to support the welcome return of the bike. The accessory collection features parts for engine protection, ergonomics, luggage, and more. Some highlights include a new 27mm frame-mounted crash bar and
The 2022 RoadRUNNER Holiday Buyers Guide is a curated collection of products from RoadRUNNER partners that riders will love. Sit back, relax, and browse through these for gift giving ideas this holiday season. Kicker Bullfrog BF100 Waterproof Bluetooth SpeakerDesigned specifically for camping, riding or outdoors anywhere, the easy-to-pack KICKER Bullfrog
“A well-planned expedition creates its own luck,” said Theodore RooseveltOr something along those lines. Being prepared for emergency fixes on a ride can mean the difference between a beautiful memory or haunted recall of being stranded roadside in a strange place. With the right tools, you can repair a host