Blog Section: Motorcycles

Honda Announces Next New-Model Release for 2012

Jan 24, 2012 View Comments by

Honda kicks off the new year with another 2012 model that brings a fresh look to the already extensive lineup of new machines. This latest addition, the NC700X, features adventure-bike styling, an all-new engine tuned for loads of real-world power, plus light and nimble handling thanks to a chassis design that emphasizes mass centralization and […]

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2012 Victory Hard-Ball

Jan 04, 2012 View Comments by

During the IMS in Long Beach, Victory unveiled its latest creation, the Hard-Ball. It’s built around the 106ci Freedom V-Twin and combines features from their other models like the ape hangers from the High-Ball, and the hard bags from the Cross Country. The matte black finish and red pin striping give the motorcycle serious attitude. […]

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Suzuki New Models for 2012

Dec 24, 2011 View Comments by

At their annual meeting, Suzuki introduced new and updated models to their dealers and the media. They used the opportunity for the world launch of the 2012 GSX-R1000 and to provide more information on the 2012 V-Stroms GSX-R1000 In reworking Suzuki’s race bike, engineers focused on improving cornering, braking and acceleration. The outcome is a […]

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Vintage and Celebrity Motorcycles at the Reagan Library

Dec 20, 2011 View Comments by

Born To Be Wild A significant exhibit of motorcycles recently ended at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Dozens of bikes from 1899 to the present, including some rare models, were on display in the library’s Air Force One pavilion. Included were a 1903 Harley-Davidson replica; 1913 Californian; 1922 Ner-A-Car; 1948 Indian (Floyd Emde’s bike from […]

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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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KTM 350 Freeride

Nov 09, 2011 View Comments by

Here’s a great video from our friends at KTM. The video was shot not even an hour away from where I grew up. Doesn’t this look like fun? I even watched the video twice in a row. Last weekend I rode my KTM 450 EXC in Wayne National Forest in Ohio, but it just doesn’t […]

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2012 ZERO Motorcycles

Nov 09, 2011 View Comments by

ZERO motorcycles have been around for a couple of years now. As the technology for the batteries improves more motorcyclists decide that these highly efficient bikes are a worthy add on to the garage. Many states offer great incentives to purchase electric vehicles so check with yours to see how much you could save. The […]

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BMW C 600 and C 650 GT Scooters

Nov 08, 2011 View Comments by

BMW is coming back into the scooter market with two scooters: the C 600 for the sportier rider, and the C 650 GT for the touring enthusiast. In 2002, BMW produced a scooter called the C1 (the one with the roof), but it tried too hard to remake an entire segment. This time around the […]

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2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000

Oct 28, 2011 View Comments by

Suzuki unveiled the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 at the its World Launch during the annual dealer meeting. Orlando, Florida, was the perfect setting for such a release. Great weather, great atmosphere, and lots of great people. RoadRUNNER Magazine was on scene for latest releases. Improvements have been made in the acceleration of the bike, but also […]

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2012 Suzuki V-Strom

Oct 25, 2011 View Comments by

Suzuki unveiled the 2012 V-Stroms during the annual dealer meeting in Orlando, FL. Dealers and media showed much excitement for the World Launch of the 2012 GSX-R 1000 and the new V-Stroms. The touring segment increased from 17% in 2006 to 28% in 2011, surpassing the cruiser segment to hold the biggest share of the total […]

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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager (ABS)

Oct 10, 2011 View Comments by

Kawasaki’s touring machine gets a few upgrades for 2012. All V-twins produce a lot of heat, because the rear cylinder and exhaust pipe are almost directly under the ride, but Kawasaki provides a great solution as a standard equipment.  The Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) routes radiator heat to the ground, below the engine, while […]

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Ducati reveals additional 2012 model details – Multistrada and Hypermotard

Oct 06, 2011 View Comments by

Press Release: Just weeks away from the unveiling of Ducati’s new 1199 Panigale Superbike at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan (November 10th – 13th) and following the recent release and launch of the brand new Streetfighter 848, Ducati now reveal even more details of next year’s range. Having proved its innovative concept and […]

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Harley-Davidson Recalling 308,000 Motorcycles for Possible Brake Failure

Oct 04, 2011 View Comments by

DETROIT –  Harley-Davidson is recalling about 308,000 motorcycles to fix a switch problem that can cause failure of the brake lights and possibly even the rear brakes themselves. The company says in government documents that brake light switches can be exposed to too much heat from the exhaust system. The brake lights can fail, and […]

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2011 Honda PCX – City Commuter

Sep 28, 2011 View Comments by

Honda’s newest addition to its scooter lineup takes the styling from its bigger brothers. The smoked windshield, racy headlight, and flowing lines are reminiscent of the CBR and VFR. The 125cc engine is the heart of this sporty-looking commuter. Evaluation The styling caught my eye even before I decided to swing over a leg. The […]

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2012 Honda Gold Wing® – Top Seller Gets a Fresh Look

Aug 15, 2011 View Comments by

For 2012, Honda has given its popular Gold Wing® GL1800 series a moderate makeover. Now in its 36th year, Honda reports that about 640,000 Gold Wings have been sold worldwide since the model’s introduction as a 1975 model, making it a top seller and perennial favorite among touring enthusiasts. Styling revisions for 2012 replace the […]

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