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Shoei GT-Air II

Aug 02, 2019 View Comments by

Shoei has given the GT-Air helmet a design update and several new features: internal sun shield; improved ventilation, defogging, aerodynamics, and noise reduction; and the ability to integrate with the new SENA SRL2 Bluetooth system. Designed for the GT-Air II, the SRL2 allows riders to pair gadgets like GPS systems and phones, and of course […]

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Venom Steel Shop Gloves

Jul 31, 2019 View Comments by

For those of us doing our own maintenance, good shop gloves are a must. Even during light work, other shop gloves often rip at the fingertips in no time, but not Venom Steel. They’re double-layer 6-mil black nitrile gloves that resist rips, tears, and punctures. Plus, the 9.5-inch latex-free and powder-free gloves are textured for […]

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Inspiration for Your Next Motorcycle Tour or Bike [Preview]

Jul 30, 2019 View Comments by

The Sept/Oct issue of RoadRUNNER is coming soon! As usual, this issue is packed with exciting new tours as well as extensive bike and product reviews. Featured tours include: Lighthouses & History:  John M. Flores cruises along the Chesapeake Bay. Fredericksburg, Texas Shamrock Tour®: Ride along with Bill Dragoo as he explores the Texas hill country. French […]

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Scorpion Covert Tactical Vest

Jul 22, 2019 View Comments by

The Scorpion Covert Tactical vest allows you to carry all your essential gear wherever you go—right on your body. Wear it over your jacket or jersey and you’ll have plenty of easy-to-access storage compartments. Made from abrasion-resistant 600D polyester, the vest has MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment) compatible webbing situated to distribute weight evenly across […]

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Racer Verano Glove

Jul 19, 2019 View Comments by

Racer Gloves, the Austrian motorcycle apparel brand that claims to have the best-fitting gloves available, has a new glove for summer riding. The Racer Verano Glove is a fully vented short cuff made of soft cowhide. The lightweight, comfortable glove has hard knuckle protection, an extra layer of leather in the palm, and a Velcro […]

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RoadRUNNER Rides App

Jul 12, 2019 View Comments by

The new RoadRUNNER Rides mobile app turns your smartphone into a navigation device. The app lets you navigate more than 500 expertly planned tours published in RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel magazine, with full GPS navigation, including turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance. You can also easily create your own custom routes using the in-app route planner, […]

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The Chinese Motorcycle Industry: A Broad Look

Jul 11, 2019 View Comments by

Chinese motorcycle manufacturers produced 16 million motorcycles last year, and that makes the East Asian country the largest motorcycle producer on the planet. There are approximately 200 motorcycle manufacturers in China, ranging from the mighty Chongqing 6 (now 4, but more on that in a second) to a broad array of small and midsized manufacturers. […]

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Lucas oil SAFEGUARD Ethanol Fuel Conditioner

Jul 10, 2019 View Comments by

Ethanol-based fuel isn’t exactly an engine’s best friend. Lucas SAFEGUARD Ethanol Fuel Conditioner with Stabilizers was designed to protect against damage caused by ethanol-based fuels. It contains additives to prevent rust and corrosion that are associated with E-10, E-15, E-85, pure ethanol, and any other gasoline-ethanol blends. The product is soluble and will not harm […]

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AGV Sport Modular: 100 Percent Carbon Fiber Flip-up

Jul 04, 2019 View Comments by

AGV has created the Sport Modular, a 100 percent carbon fiber (including the chin guard) flip-up. It’s compact, lightweight, and promises the same performance and impact absorption as the Italian brand’s highly rated, top-of-the-line Pista GP R helmet. It comes in three shell sizes and has a rear lip profile that directs rain away from […]

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Klim Hardanger: One-piece Riding Suit

Jul 02, 2019 View Comments by

KLIM has announced its latest offering in motorcycle touring gear: the Hardanger One-Piece. The Hardanger is the company’s first full-body riding suit, designed to enhance the comfort and safety of the die-hard tourer—or the commuter who just wants to keep his business suit dry. Fans of KLIM jackets will recognize the overall fabric and design […]

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2019 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Jun 14, 2019 View Comments by

More than 30 bands and entertainers are lined up for the 38th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip music festival, set for August 2-11 and running concurrently with South Dakota’s 2019 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Keith Urban, Godsmack, Styx, Collective Soul, Toby Keith, Volbeat, Zakk Sabbath, and Reverend Horton Heat are among the headliners of the event. Known […]

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2020 Zero SR/F Electric Bike

Jun 13, 2019 View Comments by

It’s powerful, fast, connected, and stylish: Zero Motorcycles has upped its game with the new 2020 SR/F electric bike, the latest model in the company’s lineup of battery-powered motorcycles. The SR/F is the most powerful entry yet for the California-based company, which has been making electric motorcycles since 2006. Both the standard and premium versions […]

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Project Healing Waters

Jun 11, 2019 View Comments by

After publishing our fly-fishing tour in the March/April issue we received a letter informing us about a great organization with a great cause: Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a nationwide program dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled veterans and disabled active military service personnel. The nonprofit organization teaches fly-fishing, including fly tying, […]

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2019 Indian Roadmaster Elite

Jun 10, 2019 View Comments by

Indian Motorcycle’s newest premium touring bike, the 2019 Roadmaster Elite, is loaded with luxury features and includes snazzy custom paint. Promising the ultimate riding experience, the American manufacturer is releasing just 200 of the bikes worldwide. The luxurious machine is a real looker. Each bike’s hand-finished custom paint job—Wildfire Red Candy over Black Crystal paint, […]

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2019 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America

Jun 03, 2019 View Comments by

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more patriotic-looking motorcycle than the 2019 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America. But the distinctive red, white, and blue bike isn’t just about patriotism—or good looks. The manufacturer calls it “the perfect blend of raw power, technology, and design.” Super compact and aggressive-looking, it has the technical features and […]

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