2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 14, 2011 View Comments by

AeroFlow Screens www.aeroflowscreens.com (888) 237-6777 Now BMW GS riders don’t have to choose between style and function: The 2-piece AeroFlow R 1200 GS “Sport Fairing” offers both. Though half the size of the original R 1200 GS Touring Fairings, the Sport version provides drivers with excellent helmet and upper body protection. The smaller design is […]

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Geotagging on the Road – Part 2

Dec 08, 2011 View Comments by

In the last issue we discussed how and why to geotag your photos. In this segment we’ll be touching on methods of geotagging while you’re on the road. Writing GPS coordinates of a photo’s place into the digital file helps to present, archive and/or relocate the motive and put it into an informative context. Only […]

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MSF: Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study Begins

Dec 01, 2011 View Comments by

The first rider participating in the inaugural Motorcycle Safety Foundation 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study recently rode off with a fully instrumented, data-logging bike from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). Each of the bikes will be ridden in real-world traffic and equipped with an array of data-acquisition systems, which are expected to provide comprehensive, real-time, […]

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Motorcycles of the Year – 2012 BMW K 1600 GT and GTL

Nov 21, 2011 View Comments by

When we first set eyes on the new BMW K 1600 GTL and K 1600 GT motorcycles at Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage last December, we had a strong feeling that this dynamic duo was something special. When we finally got to test them (August 2011 issue) our suspicions were confirmed: BMW had hit a […]

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Polaris Builds its First Indian®

Nov 20, 2011 View Comments by

Polaris, which acquired Indian® Motorcycle in April, says it has built the first Indian motorcycle at its Spirit Lake facility. Polaris employees planned to evaluate the motorcycle before production startup; dealer-available units are scheduled to begin in October. The 2012 Indian Motorcycle lineup hasn’t changed, with the Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse and Chief Vintage […]

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Isle of Man – Racing is Life

Nov 14, 2011 View Comments by

The Isle of Man, a tiny island in the Irish Sea between England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, is a world in itself. It’s famous for the oldest motorcycle road race in the world, the Tourist Trophy. “Never, ever in my life would I race here,” I think, riding on the Isle of Man for the […]

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Nov 12, 2011 View Comments by

How would you take the news that you have pancreatic cancer, which for many people means an early grave? If you’re former Army Ranger Chris Calaprice you’d decide that it’s a great time for a motorcycle ride. But you wouldn’t just cruise around the neighborhood to clear your head; you’d go to every state. On […]

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Discover Our Earth Crosses the Finish Line

Nov 10, 2011 View Comments by

After 248 days and more than 40,000 miles the motorcycle expedition Discover Our Earth finally arrived in Mieming, Austria, the headquarters of Edelweiss Bike Travel, on July 25. The expedition set off from Austria in November 2010 with more than 30 participants from several countries. It was conceived by Werner Wachter to celebrate 30 years […]

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