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RoadRUNNER donates to Second Harvest Food Bank

Dec 12, 2017 View Comments by

Dear Reader, The entire team at RoadRUNNER Magazine wishes you Happy Holidays filled with warmth, joy, kindness, and hopefully some moto fun. With another year publishing the best travel magazine for motorcyclists, we’ve amassed more miles than ever before. Many of those miles took us on the most beautiful highways and byways, far away from interstates […]

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Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Dec 12, 2017 View Comments by

  There’s still time to be a gift-giving super hero this Christmas. Make your special motorcyclist jump for joy with these holiday gift ideas!   Ultimate Seats (877) 672-0288 Ultimate Seats are designed with your ultimate comfort as the first priority. Our design expertise guarantees to give you a long-distance, no “numb bum” ride […]

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Get custom Dainese leathers during their Custom Works Tour

Dec 11, 2017 View Comments by

The Custom Works tour will visit North American cities where Dainese has partners with select retail stores. Through Custom Works, a master tailor will take measurements and walk the customer through the selection process of materials, color choices and the potential wish list of add-ons, logos, special numbers and other options to ultimately create their […]

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Of Pearl Harbor, an Indian Motorcycle, and an American Hero

Dec 07, 2017 View Comments by

December 7 is a date that is important to this writer, as it should be for all Americans. The “date which will live in infamy,” as FDR called it in his presidential address, sparked the beginning of the nation’s direct involvement in WWII. The bombing of Pearl Harbor galvanized American resolve like few events in […]

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Harley-Davidson Posts Largest Contingency Package in American Flat Track History

Dec 05, 2017 View Comments by

Harley-Davidson announced today its 2018 American Flat Track Contingency Program totaling $562,500 – the largest contingency posting in the 65-year history of the sport. The contingency payouts are available exclusively to privateer riders mounted on either Harley-Davidson XG750R or XR750 machines.  A total of $31,250 will be offered by Harley-Davidson at each of the 18 […]

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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 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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Motorcycle Film – A Man in La Mancha

Nov 13, 2017 View Comments by

A life-tired and timid accountant is shaken from his complacency when his son is killed while serving in Iraq. In the emotional aftermath the father discovers his son was planning a motorcycle trip when he returned from the war; to retrace the route of his hero, Don Quixote. In an unexpected and uncharacteristic turn, the […]

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Suzuki V-Strom 650 & 1000: The Latest Adventure Duo

Nov 10, 2017 View Comments by

It’s not every day that a motorcycle manufacturer holds a press launch for two motorcycles of different model years. Yet, that’s exactly what Suzuki did recently, high up in California’s lovely San Bernardino Mountains. Both 650 V-Stroms—the standard and XT versions—are listed as 2017 models, while the standard and XT 1000 V-Stroms are denoted as […]

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2018 Honda Gold Wing & Gold Wing Tour

Oct 24, 2017 View Comments by

Honda officially released information on the all-new 2018 Gold Wing models. The current model has been around since 2001, a long time, a testament to its reliability and solid holder of the touring king title. For 2018 Honda incorporates the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with two offered models. The Gold Wing comes without a top […]

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Strider Launches new 14x Model – From Balance Bike to Pedal Bike in 5 Minutes

Oct 16, 2017 View Comments by

Strider is the go-to brand for balance bikes, and the company has launched a new model today that transforms into a pedal bike in 5 minutes. Weighing only 12.5lbs (5.7kg) the Strider 14x weighs half of “regular” kids bikes, thus making it much easier to ride. The new model is suggested for children between 3 […]

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California: Digging Up History in San Diego County

Oct 10, 2017 View Comments by

Eighty years ago, travelers to the gold rush town of Julian in remote eastern San Diego County had a different tale to tell about getting off the beaten path. Today, paved roads and the civilized world occupy nearly every mile of the backcountry. Escape isn’t so remote anymore, but it’s much easier on the body […]

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Public Auction of the Late John Parham’s Barn Finds

Oct 09, 2017 View Comments by

ANAMOSA, IA – The lot list for the Parham Barn’s Auction posted online recently. The family of John Parham, founder of J&P Cycles, will hold an auction of Parham’s “barn finds” – personal property that’s never been shown in the National Motorcycle Museum. The Live and Online auction will be from John’s “back barns” with motorcycles, […]

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Metzeler Roadtec O1 Tires

Sep 06, 2017 View Comments by

Metzeler’s new Roadtec 01 sport-touring tire, which replaces the Roadtec Z8 Interact, was designed to be adaptable to a wide variety of motorcycles, riding styles, and weather. Metzeler paid particular attention to enhancing the tires’ grip on wet and low-friction surfaces, and increasing mileage. Up front, the tires use a 100-percent silica rubber compound to […]

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