2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide: Factory-Made & Modified

Nov 04, 2020 View Comments

It is no secret that Harley-Davidson owners like customizing their bikes. The practice has spawned more than a few niche parts businesses and has added to the OEM’s bottom line through sales of its own popular Genuine Parts & Accessories catalog for decades. But some folks asked a question: “Why not have someone do the […]

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City Escape: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Nov 02, 2020 View Comments

This day ride stretches out through ancient ruins and historic mining communities in Albuquerque. With little traffic, it all but guarantees solitary motorcycling bliss. The tail end of the route includes a ride up and down Sandia Crest to take in some astounding views before returning to the city limits. There’s also a stint on […]

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Yamaha Introduces the New 2021 MT-09 Hyper Naked With Class-Leading Specifications

Oct 30, 2020 View Comments

Yamaha introduces the 2021 MT-09 as the new model in the company’s Hyper Naked motorcycle segment. Featuring a torque-rich engine, decreased weight and radical new looks, the all-new MT-09 fully showcases Yamaha’s signature Master of Torque design. The Dark Side of Japan As the first decade of the 21st century was coming to an end, a […]

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Unusual Destinations: Ohio River Floodwall Art

Oct 29, 2020 View Comments by Jim Parks

The Great Flood of 1913 wreaked havoc on many Ohio River towns. The death and destruction, while momentous at the time, have been largely forgotten in the 21st century. The concrete floodwalls in towns along the Ohio River, however, were blank canvases just begging for artists’ depictions of important historical events dating as far back […]

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Adventure at its Finest in New Zealand’s High-Country

Oct 28, 2020 View Comments by Heather Oliver

Get ready for some action-packed adventure as Chris Birch (eight-time New Zealand enduro champion) and his riding partners James, Simon, and Kelly hit the dirt in the High-Country of New Zealand. As you follow along, you’ll see lots of great off-road riding, stunning scenery, and more than a few “spills”—all part of the fun! From water crossings […]

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Unusual Destinations: The Dalton Gang’s Last Bank Robbery

Oct 22, 2020 View Comments by Jim Parks

Although Coffeyville, KS, was the hometown of famous Major League Baseball pitcher Walter Johnson, it is more famous for being where the Dalton Gang attempted a double bank robbery. On the quiet Wednesday morning of Oct. 5, 1892, the three disguised Dalton Brothers and other gang members rode into town intending to do what no […]

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Americana: Round Barns

Oct 15, 2020 View Comments by Jim Parks

Riding cross-country in rural America, you may have happened upon round barns with conical roofs and wondered, “Why?” Several scientific theories suggest that round shapes are more calming and pleasing to the observer’s eyes than shapes with corners, which may explain why you noticed and remembered those barns in the first place. But farmers are […]

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Unusual Destinations: Zanesville, Ohio’s Historic Y-Bridge

Oct 08, 2020 View Comments by Jim Parks

A motorist who asks for directions from a Zanesville, Ohio, resident might hear something like, “Go to the middle of the Y-Bridge and turn left.” After a visibly confused motorist leaves, the local resident might be sporting a big grin because after all, turning left in the middle of a bridge isn’t something you do […]

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Featured Destination: Ridgeland, Mississippi

Oct 05, 2020 View Comments

When the open road beckons and the urge to explore stirs, there’s no better route to explore than the Natchez Trace Parkway … and there’s no better rest stop along the Trace than Ridgeland, Mississippi. Home to more than 150 restaurants, exceptional shopping, historic Parkway stops, the 33,000-acre Barnett Reservoir and its abundance of outdoor […]

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2020 Triumph Rocket 3 GT: A Peerless MOTORcycle

Oct 02, 2020 View Comments by Kevin Duke

Presence. It’s a nebulous term not easily or objectively defined, but the new Rocket 3 definitely has it. The motorcycle’s imposing size is only part of what gives it presence. Its rich finish detailing draws eyes closer and makes them linger.

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

Sep 30, 2020 View Comments by Heather Oliver

 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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Indian Launches New Electric eFTR Jr to Foster the Next Riding Generation

Sep 29, 2020 View Comments by Ile Kauppila

Indian Motorcycle has launched its new eFTR Jr electric bike with an eye on bringing fresh blood into the riding community. The bike, built for riders aged 8 and up and weighing up to 175 pounds, is designed to match Indian’s Scout FTR750 racing bike, the OEM says. The eFTR Jr features a rugged steel […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Sep 22, 2020 View Comments by Bob Griego

The rain is hard and relentless. The gas station ahead, a few miles from Window Rock, AZ, offers shelter. In seconds, the parking area is flooded, but my motorcycle is safe and dry. “Do not go out further just yet,” the old Navajo man says. “The roads will be full of mud, and it will […]

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Asheville, North Carolina City Escape – As Many Curves as You Can Handle!

Sep 21, 2020 View Comments by Heather Oliver

A curve lover’s paradise, this loop takes you on a thrilling ride through the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. You’ll experience a breathtaking sampling of roads, from the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and the Foothills Parkway to the adrenaline-pumping road, The Dragon.

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Dunlop Launches Campaign to Reward COVID-19 First Responders

Sep 16, 2020 View Comments by Ile Kauppila

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires has launched the Humble Heroes Project, a campaign looking to honor first responders who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, the tire OEM is accepting nominations of healthcare workers and first responders who have excelled during the crisis. Out of the nominees, one […]

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