Germany: Down by the River

Sep 01, 2017 View Comments by

Germany is home to two famous rivers, the Rhine and the Danube. But it’s the underdog, the Main (pronounced “mine”) River, which connects some of the most beautiful motorcycling areas in the country. The Main meanders drunkenly between the most traditional and innovative beer brewing areas in Franconian Switzerland and some of the best white […]

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Moto Classique: The Hopkins Collection—1964 BMW R60/2 Polizei

Nov 28, 2016 View Comments by

This BMW police motorcycle was manufactured on February 4, 1964, one of 24 delivered to the Wiesbaden, Germany, police department on March 31, 1964. It came to America in the late 1960s and had a few owners before being acquired by Jim Hopkins in 2011. The Hopkins Collection contains both historic BMW motorcycles and an […]

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Albania: Carving a Country of Contrast

Oct 19, 2016 View Comments by

There’s a man taking his bear for a walk. Traffic is a bit heavy and quite chaotic, but he doesn’t appear concerned. Drivers yield as if there is a codified rule of the road providing bears the right-of-way. This scene might seem unusual in Los Angeles or Munich, however this is Albania. Shkodër, to be […]

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The Grand Alps Tour: Blue Rim’s Tour de France

Mar 22, 2014 View Comments by

With its focus Formerly known as the Grand Alps Tour, Blue Rim’s Tour de France has been renamed to reflect its focus on southeastern France the Grand Alps Tour is Blue Rim’s Tour de France as it covers much of the same ground as the world famous bicycle race. The route also features many gems […]

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New! Organized European Tours on Harley-Davidsons

Nov 25, 2013 View Comments by

Have you ever wanted to tour the Old World? To see the Coliseum in Rome, the canals of Venice, or the vineyards of Tuscany? How about Germany’s famous Oktoberfest or Austria’s European Bike Week? For the first time Blue Rim Tours, sponsored by RoadRUNNER Magazine, is offering European tours on Harley-Davidsons that will take you […]

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German Motorcyclists Vote Schuberth Best Helmet Manufacturer … Again

Apr 05, 2013 View Comments by

For the eighth year in a row, readers of Germany’s Motorrad Magazine have voted Schuberth their favorite helmet brand. The magazine, Germany’s largest, holds an annual “Motorcycle of the Year” contest in which readers vote for their favorite brands in a variety of categories. Over 30,000 German motorcyclists participated in this year’s survey. BMW made […]

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2013 BMW R 1200 GS

Oct 09, 2012 View Comments by

After all the speculation, rumors, and leaked spy shots of a redesigned BMW R 1200 GS have had you on the edge of your motorcycle seat, well…it’s true. The Bavarian company has done a complete overhaul for 2013, which will be the big dual sport’s 10th year of production. BMW Motorrad presented this new über […]

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Best Western Introduces Rider-Friendly Program in Germany

Sep 11, 2012 View Comments by

In their quest to become the most attractive post riding day destination in Germany, Best Western hotels are showing motorcyclists some special hospitality by recognizing and catering to the unique needs of two-wheeled travelers. Best Western hotels participating in this “Rider-Friendly” program will offer safe, dry parking spaces, facilities for drying out wet gear, well-stocked […]

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