Flat Track Racing Returns to Del Mar

Jan 13, 2015 View Comments by

Have you always wanted to race flat track? Or did you compete back in the “good ol’ days?” Then you’ll want to be sure to check out the IV League Flat Track event to be held January 17th and 18th in Del Mar, CA. Entry is only $45 for competitors with classes for all riding […]

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Alpinestars Tech-Air System: The Future of Impact Protection

Nov 24, 2014 View Comments by

With the proliferation and advancement of armored riding gear as well as electronic aids like ABS and traction control and the increased popularity of advanced rider training, motorcycling is perhaps safer than it’s ever been. However, it looks like the next great advancement in rider safety may be arriving in stores this spring. It’s called […]

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2015 BMW S 1000 RR: The Standard Just Got Better

Oct 07, 2014 View Comments by

Widely regarded as the best all around super sport on the market today, BMW’s S 1000 RR gets a variety of changes for the 2015 model year. Firstly, the potent 999cc in-line four cylinder has gained six more ponies for a total of 199 horsepower. To go with the added power, the bike has also […]

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BMW Introduces First Cornering ABS

Jul 25, 2014 View Comments by

Back in 1988 BMW became the first motorcycle manufacturer to release a bike equipped with ABS brakes. In 2009 the German company unveiled the S 1000 RR super bike, the first with both ABS and dynamic traction control (DTC in BMW speak). Since then, with BMW’s proprietary Race ABS (and an incredible engine), the S […]

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Kawasaki Usurps Ducati’s Throne

Jul 02, 2014 View Comments by

Ducati rules no more. Last weekend Jeremy Toye piloted a 2015 Kawasaki ZX-10R to take first place in the Open Class motorcycle category at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The win for Kawasaki ends a four-year run of Ducati victories, though the overall Pikes Peak motorcycle record still belongs to Carlin Dunne who set […]

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The Lightning LS-218 the Electric Superbike

May 26, 2014 View Comments by

Like it or not, electric bikes are here to stay. Whether they’ll eventually replace their fossil fuel powered brethren remains to be seen, but for now it seems like a new electron driven two-wheeler hits the market every few months. Watching this new technology as it grows and evolves is certainly exciting and the latest […]

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Cannonball Run 100th Anniversary

May 04, 2014 View Comments by

In a quest to set a new cross country speed record, Erwin “Cannonball” Baker left San Diego, CA, on May 3, 1914 on an Indian motorcycle. He arrived in New York City 11 days later besting the previous record by a whopping nine days. Baker went on to make 143 long distance record attempts in […]

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The 2014 Dakar Rally

Jan 13, 2014 View Comments by

Well it’s January and that means it’s summer in the southern hemisphere and time for the what’s been called the world’s toughest race, the Dakar Rally Raid. The race was first run in 1979 from Paris, France to Dakar, Senegal. Over the years it has developed a reputation for being one of the most challenging […]

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2014 BMW GS Trophy: Off-Road Olympics

Jan 04, 2014 View Comments by

Every two years (since 2008) BMW holds a competition to see which GS rider is the best in the world. In 2014 that contest is coming to North America for the first time. In September, teams from all over the world will descend on western Canada to vie for the top spot. Though the GS […]

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Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America 20th Anniversary

Nov 18, 2013 View Comments by

After Kyle Petty’s son Adam passed away in a crash during practice laps for the Busch 200 NASCAR race in 2000, Kyle and his wife Pattie decided to honor their son’s memory by building a camp for children with chronic and/or life threatening illnesses. The result was Victory Junction, a year round camp nestled in […]

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2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

Oct 25, 2013 View Comments by

Have money to burn? Is the Ducati 1199 Panigale R a little too slow, heavy, and cheap for you? You’re in luck! Ducati has just announced the 2014 1199 Superleggera (super light in Italian), a highly exclusive, limited production version of the aforementioned 1199 Panigale. The Superleggera uses a variety of exotic (read expensive) materials […]

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Crash Data from Marc Marquez’s Tech Air Suit

Sep 24, 2013 View Comments by

On September 1st MotoGP rookie sensation Marc Marquez crashed between turns seven and eight during warm up laps at Silverstone. At the time he was wearing the Tech Air airbag suit from Alpinestars. The graph above shows the impact forces recorded by Marquez’s suit as the event unfolded. The yellow line down the middle indicates […]

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Ducati Unveils New 899 Panigale

Sep 11, 2013 View Comments by

Ducati’s formidable 1199 Panigale just became a big brother. At the VW group night just prior to the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Ducati announced the new 899 Panigale, calling it a “super-mid” edition of the range topping 1199. The new bike is powered by an 899cc 90-degree Superquadro V-twin pumping out a […]

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World’s Fastest BMW

Sep 03, 2013 View Comments by

As motorcyclists, there’s a good chance that for most of us, somewhere deep down (or perhaps not so deep) there’s an abiding interest in speed. Most of us will admit to (or brag about) certain times we’ve piloted our steeds into the triple digits. (All on track days, of course.) So it’s always interesting when […]

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BMW Motorrad Joins Forces with Dainese

Jul 29, 2013 View Comments by

At RoadRUNNER, we are always pushing for further improvements and breakthroughs in the realm of safety, which is why we get excited over new technologies. One of these innovations is the Dainese D-Air system, which uses bike-mounted sensors to detect a crash and inflate airbags worn by the rider. Dainese and BMW Motorrad will start […]

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