Archive for May, 2020

2020 GORE-TEX and Klim

May 29, 2020 View Comments by

It wasn’t that long ago when riding gear was defined mostly by one material: leather. Early synthetic gear was often coarse, stiff, bulky, and barely breathable. But we’re in a golden age of gear now, with a wide selection of fabrics and styles available to suit most any ride. Klim and W.L. Gore & Associates […]

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A Mother-Daughter Two-Up Journey

May 27, 2020 View Comments by

The tires were humming along to the cadence of our favorite adventure tune, and I was lost in reverie. It had been just 16 years ago that I gave birth to my favorite pillion, who was riding with me now for the first time. There was no greater gift that I could think to bestow […]

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2020 Yamaha MT-03: Revving for Your Youth

May 26, 2020 View Comments by

Our senior readers (ahem—no offense) will recall the thrills Yamaha delivered in small displacement motorcycles through the late ’70s and into the ’80s. Lightweight twins were quickly tweaked, raced, and became a key part of our culture. In fact, the new 2020 Yamaha MT-03 harks back to the thrills of the RD series of motorcycles, […]

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Memorial Day: Honoring All Who Served

May 25, 2020 View Comments by

Remembering all who have been lost in the line of duty and all who are serving our country today. We thank you, and we’ll never forget. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself  – Joseph Campbell  

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2020 KTM SX-E 5: Introducing Kids to Motorcycles

May 22, 2020 View Comments by

KTM’s new SX-E 5 is a handy way to share the love of two wheels with the next generation—using electricity. The concept is to bring in people who might not otherwise be into motorcycling by making the user experience less intimidating and more accessible. The electric minibike boasts power similar to KTM’s two-stroke 50 SX […]

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Diablo Pro Tankbag Giant Loop Plus DIY Customization

May 20, 2020 View Comments by

There are many types of luggage systems for different needs, but the tankbag is the tool of choice for immediate access to small gear. Giant Loop’s Diablo tankbag was designed with dual sport motorcycles and off-road usage in mind. The 4-liter bag is the smaller brother of Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro 8-liter tankbag, with similar […]

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RoadRUNNER Rides Custom Route Tutorial

May 19, 2020 View Comments by

The RoadRUNNER Rides app is packed with rich features that enhance your touring experience. With voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions along with more than 600 pre-loaded motorcycle trips to choose from, you have everything you need to plan your next epic tour. But that’s not all. You can also create your own custom routes inside […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: A Little Bit of Everything

May 18, 2020 View Comments by

“Whether one moves slowly or with speed, the one who is a seeker will be a finder.”—Rumi— A couple of years ago I was touring Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with my friend Ken and his wife Cindy. I used the occasion to extend a solo trip and rode south through several state parks to meet […]

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Classic Roads: New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway

May 15, 2020 View Comments by

This scenic byway in North Central New Mexico consists of a series of connected two-lane roads that encircle 13,161-foot Wheeler Peak, the highest mountain in New Mexico. This area was the destination of feverish prospecting in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Over millions of years, volcanic activity had deposited gold, silver, copper, and lead, […]

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Suzuki’s Direct 2 You Program

May 14, 2020 View Comments by

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is excited to support dealers’ ability to temporarily deliver products to customers’ homes or offices with “Suzuki Direct 2 You.” Customers can have motorcycles, scooters, and ATVs delivered right to their door and can expect the same quality of service as an in-store visit. “We understand the landscape of […]

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Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge Is Now Reopened for Guests

May 14, 2020 View Comments by

After a six-week shutdown to non-residents, Graham county officials have given the green light to reopen, so plan on getting out and riding some of the best roads in the country. When you’re done, you can come back to the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge for a good meal and to relax and enjoy yourself.   Iron […]

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The Latest Gold Wing Now Comes With Android Auto

May 13, 2020 View Comments by

Honda just announced that Android Auto will now be integrated with the current-model Gold Wing. At no additional cost, customers with Android 5.0 or later smartphones and the Android Auto app will be able to seamlessly enjoy application services such as music, phone calls, and messaging. When utilizing the service while riding, connection with a […]

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A Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Future of Socialization

May 11, 2020 View Comments by

People outside of the motorcycle community often think that our beloved hobby is mainly about the motorcycle and its mechanics. In reality, among the more important aspects of riding are keeping in touch with other riders and being part of social riding groups. Motorcycling, like other high-skill outdoor activities, such as sailing and skydiving, can […]

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City Escape: New York City Day Ride

May 08, 2020 View Comments by

Escape from the busy and noisy Big Apple metropolis into the picturesque, relaxing farmlands and forests of northern New Jersey. Experience beautiful mirror lakes and running streams in the unspoiled wilderness. Small, rustic towns and villages will take you back 100 years. View the majestic Buttermilk Falls and ride the historic Old Mine Road alongside […]

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Twisted Road: Rent and Ride With Confidence

May 06, 2020 View Comments by

Twisted Road is a motorcycle rental community that allows owners to rent their personal bikes to other motorcyclists. Whether you fancy yourself touring on a brand-new steed or a vintage model dating back to 1947, Twisted Road makes it possible with its extensive network of riders who offer their bikes to other riders to enjoy […]

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