Motorcycle Navigation: Best Practices for Route Design

Sep 02, 2015 View Comments by

A Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy – In the previous articles in this series (follow these links to Yuval’s previous articles: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4), I explained how to create your own route. The recommended method is a hybrid design—a combination of bottom-up route planning followed by on-the-fly rubber band dragging of […]

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In Praise of British Experimentation

Jun 28, 2014 View Comments by

During a recent lecture, I discussed how in the early stages of our language there was an amazing amount of linguistic creativity. As an English teacher, I am intrigued by how those Medieval Brits were taking various language influences and melding them into something new and unique a millennium ago. This is true of the […]

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Motorcycle Design Problems: Finding Out the Hard Way

Apr 25, 2014 View Comments by

Last year, on the way back from RoadRUNNER’s Touring Weekend in Maggie Valley (this year’s Touring Weekend will be in Snowshoe, WV) I discovered a quirk particular to my specific brand and model of bike. Over the long weekend I’d already racked up around 1,000 miles and all that stood between me and home was […]

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Lotus C-01: A Limited Production Superbike

Feb 22, 2014 View Comments by

Lotus is not famous for making motorcycles, in fact they’ve never made one before, but the small British company is well known for their lightweight, great handling sports cars. For the past two years, however, they’ve been working on this, the C-01, and it promises to be quite the performer. The bike is a joint […]

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2014 Kawasaki Z1000

Nov 05, 2013 View Comments by

In Japanese, the word sugomi implies “someone or something that inspires awe, leaves an indelible impression, is daunting in stature or ability, and commands respect.” It is also Kawasaki’s design theme for the 2014 Z1000, which was intended to invoke the looks of “a predatory animal stalking its prey.” And if that’s what they were […]

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Third Eye Design Helmet Mounted Brake Light and Turn Signal

Sep 07, 2013 View Comments by

At RoadRUNNER we are always interested in new technologies that improve safety. We came across this one at the Americade Rally in June. In the video below, Dave Werner, President of Third Eye Designs, demonstrates the prototype for his patented helmet mounted brake light and turn signal. The system works by installing a transmitter unit […]

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Daytona Beach Reveals Official 2013 Bike Week Logo

Sep 02, 2012 View Comments by

Every year, prior to Bike Week in Daytona Beach (March 8-17, 2013), local artists and graphic designers submit their logo designs to be reviewed by the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Bike Week Festival Task Force. In addition to adhering to a specific set of criteria, the designs must also appeal to the widest possible […]

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