Archive for March, 2013

RoadRUNNER’s Bucket Roads: Black Canyon of the Gunnison Roundtrip

Mar 08, 2013 View Comments by

This collection of roads, in southwestern Colorado, circumnavigates the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River. This geological wonder is composed of extremely hard volcanic rock that has been worn away by the Gunnison River and other erosional forces over two million years. As a result, the gorge displays exceptionally steep, deep, and narrow cliffs; so […]

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Bring Ten & Save Ten at the RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend

Mar 07, 2013 View Comments by

One great thing about being a motorcyclist is the camaraderie and friendships that go along with it. That’s why RoadRUNNER’s annual Touring Weekend is always such a success; you just can’t beat the combination of great roads, great food, and great friends. This year, we’re offering a ten percent discount for all groups of ten […]

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President’s Day

Mar 07, 2013 View Comments by

It is Friday the 15th, 2013. I have survived another Valentine’s Day. Yes, survived. It is not that I am not romantic, I simply feel that Punxsutawney Phil being hoisted from his hovel by stove pipe hat wearing gentlemen gets astronomically overshadowed by all the hearts and cherubs. Years ago, I actually bucked tradition and […]

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Fuji Rides the Retro New Wave with the X-E1

Mar 06, 2013 View Comments by

If you’re the kind of rider that likes modern interpretations of classic bikes and eschews cordura and hi-viz yellow for classic, durable leather, then the Fuji X-E1 may be the camera for you. Literally dripping and oozing with retro style, the metal and faux leather finish harken back to the days before SLRs, when rangefinders […]

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BMW One World Tour USA Finish Line

Mar 05, 2013 View Comments by

Remember the BMW Ride of Your Life Contest we first reported on here? Well the time has come and the pilots for the new water-cooled R1200GS have been chosen. The U.S. portion of the tour (the other parts are New Zealand, South Africa, Laos, and Europe) kicks off with a party tomorrow night at the […]

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Daytona Bike Week iPhone App, Pocket Guide, and Harley Parade

Mar 05, 2013 View Comments by

If you’re heading down to Daytona, FL for Bike Week (March 8-17, 2013) you’ll be happy to know that the Daytona Chamber of Commerce and the Daytona Beach News-Journal have created guides to help you navigate through the week’s events and festivities. For those in possession of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, the Daytona […]

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Tail of the Dragon

Mar 04, 2013 View Comments by

“Hey Nick, you are getting really low on that bike. Let me get a picture of you dipping into a turn.” I set up at a corner where my friend Nick just scraped the pegs on his rented KLR. This should be a good spot I think. I have one eye on the viewfinder of […]

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New Corbin Front and Rear Saddles for Kawasaki Ninja 300

Mar 03, 2013 View Comments by

Kawasaki certainly made a splash in the motorcycle market when they introduced the Ninja 300. With substantially more usable power than rest of the traditionally 250cc entry-level class, the little Ninja definitely stands out. Accordingly, Corbin has released a new set of saddles for the baby Ninja that should dramatically increase rider comfort while adding […]

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New Smartphone App from Zero Motorcycles

Mar 02, 2013 View Comments by

As the technological revolution marches steadily onward, this day was sure to come. Zero Motorcycles recently announced the release of their new app for iOS and Android smartphones. The app uses Bluetooth to pair the phone with the motorcycle (any 2013 Zero will do). Once paired, the app can access a plethora of data on […]

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Spot Re-launches Social Media Platform

Mar 01, 2013 View Comments by

Spot’s lineup of satellite communicators and emergency locators have long been a staple of two-wheeled adventurers as they journey into the wild. We’ve got two of them here at RoadRUNNER. The latest iteration of the device, the Spot Connect, pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth to turn your phone into a satellite communicator. Though you […]

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