Give the Gift of Riding: Harley-Davidson Launches Free Riding Class Campaign

Nov 25, 2020 View Comments

Harley-Davidson is inviting motorcycle enthusiasts to share the gift of riding this holiday season and nominate non-riding friends and family members for a chance to receive free training at the H-D Riding Academy. The gift campaign, running from November 18 through December 31, will see the OEM awarding 500 riding classes to the lucky winners […]

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Royal Enfield Thrills Urban Riders with New Meteor 350

Nov 24, 2020 View Comments

Royal Enfield has launched its new Meteor 350 to its home market in India. With a North American introduction slated for spring 2021, Royal Enfield’s new machine looks to bring comfort and high performance to urban riders. Carrying over the Meteor title of Royal Enfield’s classic ‘50s machine, the new bike maintains the company’s traditional […]

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Triumph Launches New Tiger 850 Sport

Nov 23, 2020 View Comments

The classic UK motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has introduced the new Tiger 850 Sport, a machine it claims makes adventure riding more intuitive and manageable. Based on the previous generation Tiger platform, the 850 Sport provides improved performance with new components, while maintaining the familiar Tiger handling characteristics. Like the previous Tiger 900 range, the new […]

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Yamaha Brings on the Power With New 2021 Tracer 9 GT

Nov 20, 2020 View Comments

Yamaha has introduced the latest addition to its sport touring model line, the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT, targeting riders looking for more power and versatility in their bike. The Tracer 9 GT will be available in March 2021 at an MSRP of  $14,899. Yamaha says the bike’s improved technology and equipment provide “an even […]

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2020 KTM 200 Duke: Appealing Entry-Level Roadster

Nov 19, 2020 View Comments by Kevin Duke

A good first street bike needs to be easy to manage and attractively priced. An excellent entry-level bike adds to these qualities with an appearance that engenders pride in its owner. KTM’s new 200 Duke, with an MSRP of $3,999, succeeds in achieving these terms. Skeptics would say a bike with a diminutive 199.5cc engine […]

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City Escape: Jacksonville, Florida

Nov 11, 2020 View Comments

While Florida roads are mostly straight, a ride around the St. Johns River offers a curvier experience. After starting south on San Jose Blvd, making a detour out to Mandarin Rd helps with traffic. The last 60 miles to Palatka go along a winding, scenic river road. The way back on Hwy 17 runs adjacent […]

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2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700: New Standard for Adventure

Nov 09, 2020 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

Research and development for a new motorcycle takes several years. OEMs usually give us a few months’, maybe even a year’s heads-up about a new model. Yamaha went against the grain and announced the Ténéré 700, or T7, four years ago, right around the same time when they decided to build it! Needless to say, […]

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World Tour: How not to have an Adventure

Nov 06, 2020 View Comments by Andy Davidson

It was supposed to be a special day—the first of our round-the-world adventure. But all it turned out to be was a special kind of hell. Soon, though it got even worse… And fast. Not wanting to die on day one was the only thing we could think of as we chugged along a blacked-out, […]

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2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide: Factory-Made & Modified

Nov 04, 2020 View Comments

It is no secret that Harley-Davidson owners like customizing their bikes. The practice has spawned more than a few niche parts businesses and has added to the OEM’s bottom line through sales of its own popular Genuine Parts & Accessories catalog for decades. But some folks asked a question: “Why not have someone do the […]

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City Escape: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Nov 02, 2020 View Comments

This day ride stretches out through ancient ruins and historic mining communities in Albuquerque. With little traffic, it all but guarantees solitary motorcycling bliss. The tail end of the route includes a ride up and down Sandia Crest to take in some astounding views before returning to the city limits. There’s also a stint on […]

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Yamaha Introduces the New 2021 MT-09 Hyper Naked With Class-Leading Specifications

Oct 30, 2020 View Comments

Yamaha introduces the 2021 MT-09 as the new model in the company’s Hyper Naked motorcycle segment. Featuring a torque-rich engine, decreased weight and radical new looks, the all-new MT-09 fully showcases Yamaha’s signature Master of Torque design. The Dark Side of Japan As the first decade of the 21st century was coming to an end, a […]

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Unusual Destinations: Ohio River Floodwall Art

Oct 29, 2020 View Comments by Jim Parks

The Great Flood of 1913 wreaked havoc on many Ohio River towns. The death and destruction, while momentous at the time, have been largely forgotten in the 21st century. The concrete floodwalls in towns along the Ohio River, however, were blank canvases just begging for artists’ depictions of important historical events dating as far back […]

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Adventure at its Finest in New Zealand’s High-Country

Oct 28, 2020 View Comments by Heather Oliver

Get ready for some action-packed adventure as Chris Birch (eight-time New Zealand enduro champion) and his riding partners James, Simon, and Kelly hit the dirt in the High-Country of New Zealand. As you follow along, you’ll see lots of great off-road riding, stunning scenery, and more than a few “spills”—all part of the fun! From water crossings […]

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Unusual Destinations: The Dalton Gang’s Last Bank Robbery

Oct 22, 2020 View Comments by Jim Parks

Although Coffeyville, KS, was the hometown of famous Major League Baseball pitcher Walter Johnson, it is more famous for being where the Dalton Gang attempted a double bank robbery. On the quiet Wednesday morning of Oct. 5, 1892, the three disguised Dalton Brothers and other gang members rode into town intending to do what no […]

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Americana: Round Barns

Oct 15, 2020 View Comments by Jim Parks

Riding cross-country in rural America, you may have happened upon round barns with conical roofs and wondered, “Why?” Several scientific theories suggest that round shapes are more calming and pleasing to the observer’s eyes than shapes with corners, which may explain why you noticed and remembered those barns in the first place. But farmers are […]

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