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A Short History of Honda

Dec 09, 2021 View Comments by

Great Things Have Small Beginnings By: Jeff Buchanan Honda stands as an incredible success story. The company grew from extremely humble origins to blossom into a major global presence. What makes this story especially remarkable is that the company’s enormous success and prominence wasn’t achieved over generations of familial growth, but within the sole lifetime […]

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21 Best Gifts for Motorcyclists in 2021

Nov 27, 2021 View Comments by

Wondering what to get that special rider in your life? Look no further, because we can help. The RoadRUNNER team has compiled a list of some of our favorite gear. Things we have used, loved, and are asking for this year for the holidays. The motorcyclist in your life is sure to love these gifts […]

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Nathan Wetherington – A Thousand Miles Behind

Nov 19, 2021 View Comments by

Text by: Eric Althoff Nathan Wetherington believes grieving is as singular as riding. Only you can know what it’s like when you’re in it. An actor by trade and a rider by destiny, Wetherington’s film debut as a writer-director, A Thousand Miles Behind, incorporates his passion for motorcycles. His film follows a man named Preston (Jeffrey […]

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Indian Motorcycle’s ‘Honoring Heroes’ Apparel Collection

Nov 10, 2021 View Comments by

Indian Motorcycle partners with Veterans Charity Ride on military-themed ‘Honoring Heroes’ apparel collection. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the non-profit military organization & fund veteran rehab efforts. Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, has announced the release of an all-new, military-themed clothing collection where 100% of its proceeds will benefit the Veterans Charity Ride […]

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Yamaha Funds Six All Kids Bike Programs in Georgia and California

Nov 09, 2021 View Comments by

National Movement Supports Future of Outdoor Recreation and Health Habits for Youth Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces $30,000 in funding to All Kids Bike, covering the cost for six programs teaching kids in Georgia and California public schools’ kindergarten Physical Education (PE) classes how to ride bikes. With the grant provided through the Yamaha Outdoor […]

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Time of the Motordromes

Nov 06, 2021 View Comments by

When America Fell in Love with Speed Text by: Jeff Buchanan Motordrome. The name conjures visions of a futuristic arena for motorized death games in a Road Warrior sequel. In fact, it’s a relic from a bygone era. Motordromes sprang up across America at the dawn of the 20th century to accommodate the public’s insatiable […]

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Lawrence of Arabia: Legacy Beyond the Arab Revolt

Nov 04, 2021 View Comments by

Text by: Jeff Buchanan Photos: Brough Superior, Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s, JAP. Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, better known as T.E. Lawrence, was a British Army officer. He became renowned for his role in the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918—which was chronicled in the film Lawrence of Arabia. The young, enigmatic officer’s exploits took him to prominence within […]

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Neighbor Doug

Oct 25, 2021 View Comments by

Donovan Corbett | Prunedale, CA Every day around 8:30 a.m., my older neighbor rides by my house wearing his Peter Fonda Captain America helmet and full leathers. As he takes the corner, you can’t help but notice the chromed-out V-6 machine he’s riding. You can pick any spot of this 1997 Honda Valkyrie and eat […]

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Laying Down the Lawwill

Oct 04, 2021 View Comments by

Mert Lawwill–A Motorcycling Treasure By: Jeff Buchanan. Full disclosure: Mert Lawwill is my hero. For thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts of a certain age, Mert Lawwill will be forever etched in our collective consciousness. This unique status unfolded in the summer of 1971, when a small, independent documentary about motorcycles quietly slipped into theaters across the […]

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Uncrating Dreams

Oct 04, 2021 View Comments by

Some Gifts Come in Big Boxes By: Jeff Buchanan It was the summer of 1975. The Buchanan family had just relocated to North Hollywood, CA. I was 17 and deeply immersed in my hobby, my passion: motorcycles. More specifically, motocross. It was a heady time for the sport—and motorcycles in general—with the industry enjoying phenomenal […]

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The Wallet

Oct 04, 2021 View Comments by

Getting Sentimental Over a Fold of Leather By: Jeff Buchanan There was just no getting around it any longer. The wallet I’d had for 28 years was close to expiring. It’s sad. I noticed the subtle hints of distress about a year ago when the stitching began to come apart, loose threads sprouting out like little […]

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First Bikes: You Never Forget Your First

Sep 14, 2021 View Comments by

My first motorcycle… Written by: Jeff Buchanan. Ask anyone who has owned motorcycles what their third or fourth bike was and they may have to think about it for a second, juggling the proper order as they dust off their memory. Ask them about their first, and they can tell you without hesitation—usually accompanied by […]

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Jan 13, 2021 View Comments by

In 2019 Indian Motorcycle reimagined what an American bagger could be with the introduction of the Indian Challenger. In 2020 the Challenger’s superior performance capabilities were dramatically validated with its victory at MotoAmerica’s inaugural King of the Baggers race at the historic Laguna Seca Raceway. Now the ultimate American bagger gets an extra dose of muscle with […]

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The Seeker: No Rules, No Destination, It’s About the Journey [video]

Sep 30, 2020 View Comments by

 The Seeker is more than just about adventure and riding motorcycles. It’s about the freedom and joy you experience from doing what you love to do. It’s about the sense of accomplishment you get from testing your limits, stretching yourself, and allowing yourself to grow. Starring Pol Tarrés and directed by the Echevarria Brothers […]

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The Litas: Fostering Empowerment on Two Wheels

Jul 22, 2020 View Comments by

In an era when the motorcycle industry has witnessed a gradual tapering off of sales from a peak in 2006, an interesting statistic surfaced in the most recent survey (2018) by the Motorcycle Industry Council: Women make up 19% of motorcycle owners. That is up from less than 10% the previous decade. Even more illuminating […]

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