Blog Section: Motorcycles

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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2018 BMW G 310 GS

Jan 13, 2018 View Comments by

The trek began in the famously congested morning traffic of Barcelona, transitioning to wide-open freeway (where posted speeds are more of a suggestion than law) before venturing onto the serpentine roads that ascend the Pyrenees Mountains. Fast sweepers of glass-smooth pavement and tight twisties of choppy, ragged asphalt eventually landed us some 150 miles north […]

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2018 Aprilia Shiver 900 and Dorsoduro 900

Jan 08, 2018 View Comments by

You (or your grandad) may have had a UJM—Universal Japanese Motorcycle—in the ’70s or ’80s. It could do it all, and there are plenty of good standard models out there today, but what if you want something with a dollop of Italian panache? Aprilia has offered a middleweight standard in the U.S. market for years, […]

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2018 Harley-Davidson Touring Lineup

Jan 05, 2018 View Comments by

Earning a reputation for fulfilling open-road dreams of freedom since 1903, Harley-Davidson enjoys mythical status in motorcycling. The one criticism the Milwaukee brand has suffered over the years has been their dependence on aging design and technology, with changes to their original machine being few and far between.

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Kawasaki Announces New 2018 Models

Dec 01, 2017 View Comments by

Kawasaki announces new models for 2018 line-up including the Z900RS, Ninja® 400, Ninja H2™SX, Ninja H2™SX SE, and the Ninja® ZX™-10R SE. Highlights of the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS: Strong, Smooth In-Line Four Engine NEW Kawasaki Tuned Exhaust Note Lightweight Trellis Frame Z1-Inspired iconic styling $??? TBD The new Kawasaki Z900RS is the brand’s long awaited […]

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KTM’s 2018 Street Model Line-Up

Nov 29, 2017 View Comments by

KTM announced details of its 2018 North American street model lineup at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in Long Beach, California. Highlighting the lineup was the debut of the 2018 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S for the North American market, while also showcasing its full line of NAKED, ADVENTURE and SUPERSPORT machines. Additionally, […]

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2018 BMW K 1600 B: A Fresh Perspective

Nov 17, 2017 View Comments by

Since its earliest days, BMW motorcycles have fostered a reputation as touring mounts, the machines synonymous with world travel and adventure. There is really only one category in which the German mark hasn’t had a presence: the realm of heavy cruiser in the great American landscape. That’s about to change with the introduction of the […]

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2018 Honda Gold Wing Video and Timeline

Nov 14, 2017 View Comments by

HONDA GOLD WING TIMELINE 1972 A team led by Soichiro Irimajiri develops the M1 prototype (also known as Project 371), a flat-six, 1,470cc precursor of the Gold Wing. 1974 The first Gold Wing—the 1975 GL1000 KO—makes its public debut at the Cologne Show in Germany. Developed by Toshio Nozue (also responsible for the CB750), the […]

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Michelin Announces Road 5 Motorcycle Tire

Nov 14, 2017 View Comments by

The MICHELIN® Road 5 is designed for sport touring motorcycles with patented technologies that provide riders with enhanced grip, comfort, and stability, particularly in wet conditions. Available in January, the MICHELIN Road 5 incorporates patented XST Evo siping and ACT+ technology to add a new dimension of confidence in wet and dry conditions over the […]

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