Archive for December, 2019

DART: Advanced Adventure Rider Training

Dec 31, 2019 View Comments by

The mission: “To provide quality off-road training at a fair price for all who wish to learn.” Dragoo Adventure Rider Training has been committed to that mission for the past six years. Founder and RoadRUNNER contributor Bill Dragoo credits the organization’s success to his team’s humility and passion for helping others learn. “Everyone checks their […]

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2020 Zero SR/F Review: This is the Noise That Speed Makes Now

Dec 30, 2019 View Comments by

Riders who have not experienced an electric motorcycle might think the power output will be quaint, like that of a supercharged electric toothbrush or perhaps one of those ubiquitous city scooters. Despite warnings to the contrary, these same riders have a come-to-Jesus moment when they finally whack open the throttle. This is especially true of […]

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Slipstreamer for Sport Glide

Dec 28, 2019 View Comments by

Slipstreamer’s lineup of replacement windshields now includes the T-238/239 series for the Harley-Davidson Sport Glide. Designed for 2018 and newer models, the windshields are made of 3/16-inch aircraft quality acrylic and come in 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch, and 14-inch heights, as well as custom heights. They are available in clear, smoke, and dark smoke (the 14-inch […]

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RAM Tough-Claw

Dec 26, 2019 View Comments by

The RAM Tough-Claw mounting base is the perfect solution for mounting phones and other devices to motorcycle handlebars ranging from 5/8 inches to 2 ¼ inches in diameter. The design lets you mount a phone navigation solution in seconds, making it ideal for not just your own bike but for rentals as well. Built on […]

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Happy Holidays!

Dec 25, 2019 View Comments by

Happy Holidays! We wish you a wonderful Christmas filled with cheer as you celebrate with friends and loved ones! On Donner, on Blitzen, on Dasher, on Prancer All we wish for Christmas Is that the riding season come faster With new destinations, new bikes, and lots of new gear Here’s to a happy holiday season […]

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General Grant Tree: The Nation’s Christmas Tree

Dec 23, 2019 View Comments by

By now, most people throughout the country have put up a Christmas tree in celebration of the upcoming holiday. It’s only fitting that we highlight the General Grant Tree, in Kings Canyon National Park, which was dedicated in April 1926 as the National Christmas Tree. The Nation’s Christmas Tree was named after Ulysses S. Grant […]

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Social Rider: Digital Assistants

Dec 20, 2019 View Comments by

Humans are not the strongest, fastest, biggest, or most agile species. However, Homo sapiens excels at one particular feature more than any other creature that has ever lived: exchange of accurate, meaningful, and rich information by way of conversation, either verbal or via gestures or other body language. Some other species have the ability to […]

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2019 Ducati Diavel 1260 S: Diavel at the Crossroads

Dec 19, 2019 View Comments by

When Ducati introduced the Diavel (the name translates to “Devil”) in 2010, the Italian manufacturer broke new ground, entering the somewhat unlikely realm of cruisers. The Diavel was an impressive audition in a world where one manufacturer has enjoyed a virtual stranglehold for some time. The Ducati’s persona and performance helped contribute to the evolution […]

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Zen Motorcyclist : In Memory of a Friend

Dec 17, 2019 View Comments by

I had other ideas for this column, but today I find myself unable to write a single word about anything other than the loss of my dear friend Bob Walden, who died tragically in a motorcycle accident in August in Virginia. Bob and I met through RoadRUNNER after his complimentary letter about one of my […]

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Kahului, Maui, Hawaii Day Ride

Dec 14, 2019 View Comments by

This entertaining, challenging, and supremely beautiful ride has Kahului, Maui’s largest city, as its axis. It features a short out-and-back on the island’s famed Road to Hana as well as a full loop around the beautiful West Maui region. Variety is the spice of life, and this mini-tour of Maui’s volcanic wonderland is as diverse […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Abó Ruins, New Mexico

Dec 13, 2019 View Comments by

In the 2009 documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, Director Ken Burns spoke about the grandeur of a world known as Yellowstone National Park, as well as less familiar National Park Service areas, such as Abó Ruins, an integral part of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument in New Mexico. Burns once said: “We are […]

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Cardo Systems Offers Special Bundle Pricing for the Holidays

Dec 05, 2019 View Comments by

If you missed Cardo’s Black Friday sale, don’t worry, you can still enjoy deep savings on their communication bundles from now until December 31! Now is the perfect time to get a communication or audio system for yourself or that special motorcycle enthusiast in your life. Bundle 1: Freecom 1+ & Audio Set—$189.95 – You […]

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Sparta Wisconsin Day Ride

Dec 04, 2019 View Comments by

Overview Sparta became “The Bicycling Capital of America” by completing the first Rails-to-Trails project converting an abandoned railway track into a bicycling trail system. The Elroy-Sparta State Trail, built in 1965, is 32.5 miles long. Pedal bikers have it made in Sparta, but motorcycle riders also have great riding options to the north in the […]

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New Triumph Tiger 900

Dec 03, 2019 View Comments by

The Triumph Tiger has rich history of dedicated off-road models spanning the past 80+ years. Starting in 1936 with the first Tiger competition models, the Tiger name has played a significant role in establishing the Adventure category – from racing, to rallies, to the birth and boom in adventure travel. Triumph’s new Tiger 900 is […]

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