In Pursuit of Wildness: Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Sep 22, 2020 View Comments by Bob Griego

The rain is hard and relentless. The gas station ahead, a few miles from Window Rock, AZ, offers shelter. In seconds, the parking area is flooded, but my motorcycle is safe and dry. “Do not go out further just yet,” the old Navajo man says. “The roads will be full of mud, and it will […]

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Asheville, North Carolina City Escape – As Many Curves as You Can Handle!

Sep 21, 2020 View Comments by Heather Oliver

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.

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Dunlop Launches Campaign to Reward COVID-19 First Responders

Sep 16, 2020 View Comments by Ile Kauppila

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires has launched the Humble Heroes Project, a campaign looking to honor first responders who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, the tire OEM is accepting nominations of healthcare workers and first responders who have excelled during the crisis. Out of the nominees, one […]

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2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT: The Reasonable Adventurer

Sep 15, 2020 View Comments by Kevin Duke

Since you’re reading this magazine, you obviously enjoy traveling to interesting places on a motorcycle. When it comes to choosing a mount for two-wheel travel, adventure-touring bikes are the hottest segment on the market and can’t be ignored.

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma Day Ride

Sep 11, 2020 View Comments by Susan Dragoo

The rugged landscape in northeastern Oklahoma offers tree-canopied lanes of twisty asphalt alongside clear mountain streams—perfect for flowing rides sprinkled with diverse restaurants and historical sites dating to the days of Indian Territory. Moderate temperatures and bright foliage make fall the best time to ride this loop, but the temperate weather in Oklahoma (except for […]

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Giant Loop Gives Back to the Riding Community

Sep 10, 2020 View Comments by Ile Kauppila

 Giant Loop has pledged to donate 100% of September sales revenue from its Tracker Packer holsters to motorcycle safety advocates Kurt Caselli Foundation. The Kurt Caselli Foundation was founded in 2013 in memory of motorcycle racer Kurt Caselli, who died in a racing accident. The organization seeks to improve the safety of riders and […]

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Yamaha Aims New WR450F Enduro Bike at Both Racers and Enthusiasts

Sep 09, 2020 View Comments by Ile Kauppila

Yamaha has revealed its 2021 WR450F Enduro model, which has undergone a series of changes and fine-tuning to provide a better riding experience over a wider range of terrain. Among the changes made to the machine are a remodeled engine and frame, new suspension settings, and improved brakes, the company said in a statement. The […]

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Book Organized Motorcycle Tours with Peace of Mind

Sep 04, 2020 View Comments by Heather Oliver

If there’s been one common complaint among travelers who fly, it’s the exuberant change fees charged by airlines if a flight change is needed. This extra cost was burdensome for customers, especially leisure travelers, but equaled billions in profits for airlines. When Covid-19 hit the scene, it all but shut down air travel worldwide and […]

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SW-MOTECH Opens US Division

Aug 31, 2020 View Comments

Since the 1990s, has provided aftermarket accessories in categories that now include adventure, sport touring, retro, and cruiser riders. Today the company employs more than 300 people, and its products are available in 65 countries. Twisted Throttle has been the U.S. importer and distributor since 2002, but since June, the newly formed SW-MOTECH USA will […]

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2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4S

Aug 28, 2020 View Comments by Kevin Duke

Anyone dreaming of a superbike that could do 400-mile days will be intrigued by Ducati’s latest V4 creation. With 208 horsepower stuffed into a race-bred chassis, the Streetfighter V4 provides reasonably placed ergonomics to deliver a MotoGP experience for the street. While it would be a misnomer to describe the raucous Streetfighter as practical, several […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Manzanar National Historic Site

Aug 26, 2020 View Comments by Bob Griego

Once upon a time, Manzanar National Historic Site was called Manzanar War Relocation Center. It was one of 10 camps where Japanese American citizens were incarcerated during World War II. I had never been there, and I knew little about this site, though I knew that it is managed by the National Park Service, for […]

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Indian Motorcycle Returns To The Hill With Custom Bike After 80 Years

Aug 25, 2020 View Comments by Ile Kauppila

 Indian Motorcycle is set to participate in the 2020 AMA Pro Hillclimb series, marking the company’s return to the sport after an absence of more than 80 years. Indian will be represented by 10-time hillclimb champion John Koester, who will take a custom Indian FTR750 bike to compete in AMA Pro Hillclimb’s new Twins […]

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Just Ride: Support Women Riders on International Female Ride Day

Aug 21, 2020 View Comments by Heather Oliver

 Gone are the days of motorcycle stereotypes. If you automatically think of Sons of Anarchy when you think of motorcyclists, you haven’t been paying attention. And if you still think of motorcycling as a male sport, well, you can throw that notion out the window too. Women don’t just ride pillion anymore. Females now […]

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Shiny Side Up Motorcycle Book Review

Aug 18, 2020 View Comments by Bruce Currie

Author Ron Davis has published a book compiling his best stories and reflections on his 50-year motorcycling odyssey. Shiny Side Up: Musings on the improbable inclination to travel on two wheels covers such diverse topics as the typical “First Motorcycle Purchase,” an attempt at a money-saving “Do It Yourself Oil Change,” and the “Worst Weather […]

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Evan McGregor, Charley Boorman Take ‘Long Way Up’ in New Apple TV+ Documentary

Aug 14, 2020 View Comments by Ile Kauppila

Apple TV+ has given us a sneak peek at Long Way Up, a motorcycle documentary series, starring the actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. Set to premiere globally on Apple TV+ on September 18, the series will cover McGregor’s and Boorman’s riding trip from Patagonia, Argentina to California, U.S.  The series is a spiritual sequel […]

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