Brazil: Monstrous Metropolis to Waterfall Wonder

Oct 11, 2019 View Comments

Touring Brazil by motorcycle for nearly three months was an unforgettable experience. After visiting a variety of towns along the coast, it was time for a break in beach town Arraial do Cabo. Next on the agenda: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Curitiba. My riding partner, Lia, and I left the dusty, sandy roads […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Rattler (NC-209)

Oct 09, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

  This may not be the longest bucket road in America, but it is technically challenging and highly scenic, and who says you only have to ride The Rattler just once? Zooming along this undulating ribbon of blacktop is a real hoot and it will become immediately obvious why it’s named after a serpent. Have […]

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MotoMojo – Brake Service and Maintenance

Oct 08, 2019 View Comments

If your brakes seem slow to stop, they pulse, or make unusual noises, if the brake lever feels spongy, or fluid is being lost, it’s definitely time for service. These problems may be due to worn or glazed brake linings, warped rotors, sticking calipers, or hardware. Brake fluid absorbs moisture; even if you haven’t ridden […]

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Little Rock, Arkansas Motorcycle Tour

Oct 07, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

This route takes you from Little Rock into the Ouachita Mountains and provides riders with some of the best roads and scenic overlooks in Arkansas, plus the opportunity for a relaxing mineral bath in historic Hot Springs. Length Approximately 200 miles Meet-up Spot Starbucks at 12901 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR. Lunch Stop Colorado Grill, […]

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Scorpion Exhausts from Moto Machines

Oct 04, 2019 View Comments

Moto Machines, importer and distributor of premium motorcycle accessories, has added Scorpion Exhausts to its lineup of brands. Handcrafted in England near the Donnington Park race circuit, Scorpion Exhausts products are known for their top-quality design and construction. Moto Machines’ inventory includes Scorpion Exhausts’ new Red Power muffler series. A shorter circular muffler, this exhaust […]

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Rukka M-Clima Vest

Oct 03, 2019 View Comments

Rukka’s new M-Clima Vest is the first electric cooling vest for motorcyclists, but it’s also a multiseason accessory because it can keep you warm in winter. The cooling system has a waist-mounted blower unit that pushes air inside the system, which decreases skin surface temperature. The vest is powered by the bike’s battery, so the […]

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Mosko Moto Reckless 80L Luggage System

Oct 01, 2019 View Comments

Mosko Moto’s Reckless 80L is a modular soft luggage system designed for minimalist off-road riding, camping and international fly-to-ride trips. The Washington-based company, which sells direct to riders, reimagined the traditional three-bag organization and packing system used on touring bikes, creating an easily accessible system that works without side pannier racks mounted to the bike. […]

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Engine Ice Products

Sep 30, 2019 View Comments

Whether you’re traveling around the corner or around the world, you can count on Engine Ice to keep your motorcycle running cooler. Made from biodegradable and nontoxic propylene glycol, the coolant antifreeze is engineered to help maintain operating temperatures at an optimum level, which helps prevent power loss from excess heat. The brand’s Helmet Renew […]

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KLIM 3rd Generation Women’s Altitude Suit

Sep 27, 2019 View Comments

About five years ago, Klim introduced the Women’s Altitude suit, drastically raising the bar for women’s riding gear. Since its debut, the jacket-pants combo has seen two major redesigns, the latest of which was released this past spring. With each redesign, Klim has updated several key components to make the gear better suited for women […]

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Unusual Destinations: Gillette Castle in Connecticut

Sep 26, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

William Gillette was an American actor who gained notoriety in the early 20th century for his on-stage portrayals of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Gillette designed his fairy-tale-style house and oversaw every phase of its construction, which took place between 1914 and 1919. The 24-room, 14,000-square-foot home was constructed of wood, cement, and fieldstone. The […]

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Touring West Virginia’s Coal Heritage Trail

Sep 25, 2019 View Comments

The Coal Heritage Trail is a National Scenic Byway that takes you along 187 rugged miles of scenic industrial heritage, where thousands of hard-working miners labored to produce the coal that helped create modern America. The story of the southern West Virginia “smokeless” coalfields is a remarkable legacy of working-class culture, industrial might, racial and […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Joy Made Double

Sep 23, 2019 View Comments by Bud Miller

I recently met a young man named Matthew at my garage who came to rent my Bonneville T100 for the day. He said he had grown up in my area and now lived out of state but wanted a bike to ride for the day with his old riding buddy. We got together through a […]

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Kate’s Real Food Bars

Sep 21, 2019 View Comments

Kate’s Real Food bars are the perfect on-the-go energy source, easy to tuck into your jacket pocket or tankbag. Made with real, organic, non-GMO ingredients and sweetened with organic honey, the bars are gluten-free and have 6 to 8 grams of protein. They come in six varieties: peanut butter and dark chocolate; peanut butter and […]

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Ogio Baja: 2L Hydration Pack

Sep 19, 2019 View Comments by Yuval Naveh

It can get extremely hot and humid on the black asphalt, and you can work up a thirst quickly. Keeping bottles of water in the tankbag is easy enough, but you can drink safely only when stopped. Sometimes the trip goes on an on, and you stay thirsty. Perhaps you’re riding a dual sport motorcycle, […]

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San Francisco, California Motorcycle Tour

Sep 18, 2019 View Comments

This route unfolds just south of the bustle of San Francisco. The ride includes a coastal stretch as well as a beautiful and twisty route through the mountains. To top it off you can eat lunch at one of the Central Coast’s most iconic motorcycle stops before your return ride beside that famous bay. Length […]

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