Blog Section: Motorcycles

The 2018 Star Venture: Tradition Meets the Future

Jul 23, 2018 View Comments by

2018 will be remembered as the year Yamaha unveiled a new range of luxury touring in the form of the Star Venture. The bike is a deliberate cross between tradition and modernity with an alluring mix of big bore V-twin character augmented with the latest in technical gadgetry. And the open road virtually calls one […]

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Electric Bike Comparison: Going Gasless

Jul 19, 2018 View Comments by

“You Brake, You Lose.” Or do you? Taken with a grain of salt, this phrase becomes more meaningful when the subject turns to electric motorcycles. While the energy created by conventional brakes is lost in the form of heat at the disc, it is used to reclaim energy to charge the battery in electric vehicles, […]

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2018 Triumph Speedmaster: A New Kind of Old School

Jul 18, 2018 View Comments by

The Speedmaster of old was originally launched in 2002 and powered by a 790cc air-cooled twin. This year, the newly redesigned bike has gotten a complete makeover, at the heart of which is a massive 1200cc liquid-cooled powerplant. At first sight, the bike appears as a custom “one-off “cruiser with its fat rear tire, low, […]

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Rise of the Retros: What’s Old is New

Jul 17, 2018 View Comments by

It’s no secret that the influx of vintage-styled motorcycles making their way to U.S. shores has increased over the past few years. Undoubtedly, Triumph paved the way for this invasion back in 2001, when the manufacturer re-introduced the legendary Bonneville. Interestingly, Kawasaki brought the W650 to North America two years prior and met with little […]

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Husqvarna Motorcycles Unveil New 2019 Husqvarna FS 450

Jul 10, 2018 View Comments by

Husqvarna Motorcycles just announced the introduction of the 2019 Husqvarna FS 450 – a new supermoto offering both professional and amateur competitors a machine that features the highest levels of technology available in the supermoto segment today. Sharing the innovative technological evolutions featured in the 2019 FC 450 motocross model, the all-new FS 450 is […]

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2018 Special Promotion by Harley-Davidson

Jun 21, 2018 View Comments by

The Harley-Davidson® Freedom Promise: Buy a New or Used Street® or Sportster® and When You Trade-it in Within a Year of Riding, the Company Will Honor Your Purchase Price MILWAUKEE (June 20, 2018) – This summer it’s never been easier to own an original Harley-Davidson® Freedom Machine. Take advantage of the Freedom Promise at a […]

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Yamaha Announces 2019 Tracer 900 and Tracer 900 GT

Jun 07, 2018 View Comments by

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, today announced price and availability information for the versatile 2019 Tracer 900 and Tracer 900 GT Sport Touring motorcycles that were introduced in November. 2019 Tracer 900 Set to replace the company’s existing FJ-09 model for 2019, the Tracer 900 features several updates and refinements while continuing to offer performance, versatility […]

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2018 Yamaha Star Eluder: Eluding Convention

Jun 05, 2018 View Comments by

The allure of escape has always been synonymous with motorcycles. The appointed destination of any trip often holds less importance than the act of traveling the roads between points A and B. A motorcycle will do that to you. If your own particular escape entails long-haul touring—especially that which falls under the heading “transcontinental”—Yamaha has […]

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2018 Kawasaki H2SX/SE and Z900RS

Apr 10, 2018 View Comments by

    You’ve gotta hand it to Kawasaki. In the midst of a lot of industry handwringing over declining sales and questions about how to draw new riders to the fold, Kawasaki used the IMS show in NYC to double down on their bread and butter: fast bikes. They had four new models to show […]

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2018 KYMCO Xciting 400i ABS Riding Test

Apr 03, 2018 View Comments by

Small displacement two-wheelers are the preferred method of transportation in most cities around the globe, except here. Wide lanes and no particular shortage of space, along with certain perceptions about scooters have kept them off our roads to a large extent. Bigger is not always better, however, and the updated Xciting proves it.

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The 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260S

Mar 31, 2018 View Comments by

  Fans of Ducati’s Multistrada will be pleased with the refinements the Italian manufacturer incorporated on the 2018 incarnation, specifically the 1260S, which combines a satisfying mix of rider aids and creature comforts with the soul of a superbike.

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2018 Honda Gold Wing

Mar 27, 2018 View Comments by

In motorcycling, there are a number of inexplicable cliques specific to brands and models that have spawned subcultures unto themselves. Harley-Davidson enjoys a stranglehold on cool; Moto Guzzi riders exude obsessive emotions; and BMW’s illustrious GS attracts global legions of adventure-seeking cohorts. But perhaps the most devout and diehard fans of a single motorcycle are […]

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Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycle Is Now Available in North America

Mar 06, 2018 View Comments by

After a long and much anticipated wait, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is available in North America for $4,499 starting in April 2018. RoadRUNNER Magazine is testing the new motorcycle in March with a review in an upcoming issue. Look for the Himalayan to make appearances in RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel magazine, too. Milwaukee, Wis. […]

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Hepco & Becker Luggage Rack with Cases for Honda Africa Twin

Feb 11, 2018 View Comments by

Last fall we planned a big dual sport ride with the Africa Twin, but taking a brand new motorcycle off-road comes with risks. Dropping one usually isn’t cheap. So why not spend a little extra and protect your ride? We turned to Moto Machines, the Hepco & Becker distributor in the USA for 3 essential […]

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The 2018 Can-Am Spyder Display

Jan 29, 2018 View Comments by

Spyder riders of the 2018 RT, the F3-T, and F3 Limited models have a new feature-laden instrument display (in dark and chrome color options) to enhance their travels. Another new augmentation is the intuitive joystick mounted near the left handgrip, which ensures riders can keep their hands on the handlebars and stay more focused on […]

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