Archive for July, 2019

Venom Steel Shop Gloves

Jul 31, 2019 View Comments by

For those of us doing our own maintenance, good shop gloves are a must. Even during light work, other shop gloves often rip at the fingertips in no time, but not Venom Steel. They’re double-layer 6-mil black nitrile gloves that resist rips, tears, and punctures. Plus, the 9.5-inch latex-free and powder-free gloves are textured for […]

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Inspiration for Your Next Motorcycle Tour or Bike [Preview]

Jul 30, 2019 View Comments by

The Sept/Oct issue of RoadRUNNER is coming soon! As usual, this issue is packed with exciting new tours as well as extensive bike and product reviews. Featured tours include: Lighthouses & History:  John M. Flores cruises along the Chesapeake Bay. Fredericksburg, Texas Shamrock Tour®: Ride along with Bill Dragoo as he explores the Texas hill country. French […]

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Scorpion Covert Tactical Vest

Jul 22, 2019 View Comments by

The Scorpion Covert Tactical vest allows you to carry all your essential gear wherever you go—right on your body. Wear it over your jacket or jersey and you’ll have plenty of easy-to-access storage compartments. Made from abrasion-resistant 600D polyester, the vest has MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment) compatible webbing situated to distribute weight evenly across […]

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Racer Verano Glove

Jul 19, 2019 View Comments by

Racer Gloves, the Austrian motorcycle apparel brand that claims to have the best-fitting gloves available, has a new glove for summer riding. The Racer Verano Glove is a fully vented short cuff made of soft cowhide. The lightweight, comfortable glove has hard knuckle protection, an extra layer of leather in the palm, and a Velcro […]

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Classic Roads: Missouri Route 94

Jul 18, 2019 View Comments by

Spanning more than 2,000 miles, from southwestern Montana to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers just north of St. Louis, the Missouri River Valley is notable for its rolling topography, forested landscape, and collection of pastoral farms. The area is also home to several wineries and appealing villages, including Hermann, known for its […]

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A Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Internet of Motorcycles

Jul 16, 2019 View Comments by

The great Roman Empire was built around infrastructure, specifically a vast and sophisticated network of roads that transported people and goods, and aqueducts to supply water. The United States of America, arguably the greatest empire that has ever existed, will be remembered for many advancements, but one of them, undoubtedly, will be the creation of […]

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City Escape: Woodsfield, Ohio Motorcycle Tour

Jul 15, 2019 View Comments by

Southeastern Ohio is a motorcyclist’s dream playground. The topography offers countless turns, many of which are technically challenging. A bike with an appetite for lean angles and good suspension is best, but even on a big touring bike, these roads will not disappoint. The majority of the route follows Monroe County’s “Demon Triangle,” considered one […]

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RoadRUNNER Rides App

Jul 12, 2019 View Comments by

The new RoadRUNNER Rides mobile app turns your smartphone into a navigation device. The app lets you navigate more than 500 expertly planned tours published in RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel magazine, with full GPS navigation, including turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance. You can also easily create your own custom routes using the in-app route planner, […]

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The Chinese Motorcycle Industry: A Broad Look

Jul 11, 2019 View Comments by

Chinese motorcycle manufacturers produced 16 million motorcycles last year, and that makes the East Asian country the largest motorcycle producer on the planet. There are approximately 200 motorcycle manufacturers in China, ranging from the mighty Chongqing 6 (now 4, but more on that in a second) to a broad array of small and midsized manufacturers. […]

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Lucas oil SAFEGUARD Ethanol Fuel Conditioner

Jul 10, 2019 View Comments by

Ethanol-based fuel isn’t exactly an engine’s best friend. Lucas SAFEGUARD Ethanol Fuel Conditioner with Stabilizers was designed to protect against damage caused by ethanol-based fuels. It contains additives to prevent rust and corrosion that are associated with E-10, E-15, E-85, pure ethanol, and any other gasoline-ethanol blends. The product is soluble and will not harm […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Adventures All

Jul 09, 2019 View Comments by

It seems like every February, when I begin working on my article for the May/June issue, I start this chronicle by saying it’s always the hardest one to write, and this year was no different. I awoke to an ice storm, which kept me at home. If you’re anything like me, you can get a […]

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AGV Sport Modular: 100 Percent Carbon Fiber Flip-up

Jul 04, 2019 View Comments by

AGV has created the Sport Modular, a 100 percent carbon fiber (including the chin guard) flip-up. It’s compact, lightweight, and promises the same performance and impact absorption as the Italian brand’s highly rated, top-of-the-line Pista GP R helmet. It comes in three shell sizes and has a rear lip profile that directs rain away from […]

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City Escape: Salem, Oregon

Jul 03, 2019 View Comments by

This loop northwest of Oregon’s state capital is a nice mix of curvy roads and great scenery. It features the conifer-rich forests that the Beaver State is known for, but also adds a coastline stretch and several interesting natural and man-made attractions along the way. The weather on much of this route is moderated by […]

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Klim Hardanger: One-piece Riding Suit

Jul 02, 2019 View Comments by

KLIM has announced its latest offering in motorcycle touring gear: the Hardanger One-Piece. The Hardanger is the company’s first full-body riding suit, designed to enhance the comfort and safety of the die-hard tourer—or the commuter who just wants to keep his business suit dry. Fans of KLIM jackets will recognize the overall fabric and design […]

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