Lucas Oil Products Review

May 27, 2018 View Comments

  I have been using various Lucas products in my motorcycles and four-wheeled vehicles for many years. And after I received a package of their latest products to try out, that prior experience gave me a good head start on product familiarity. Lucas has a slew of products, including some innovative new ones, which are […]

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Sena Momentum

May 26, 2018 View Comments

The first of two Momentum helmets released, Sena’s first, are full-face composite fiberglass models fully integrated with the company’s proven 20S Bluetooth communications technology right out of the box. Available in glossy white and matte black versions, the Momentum combines optimal speaker placement with Advanced Noise Control, all of which allows a rider to send […]

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City Escape: Eugene, Oregon

May 25, 2018 View Comments

This loop southwest of Eugene includes forests, rivers, lakes, state parks, and stirring views of the Pacific Ocean. Southwestern Oregon is filled with stunning scenery and this escape is a good sampler of what the region has to offer. This ride is best taken from late spring through early fall, and you should always prepare […]

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LS2 Valiant

May 24, 2018 View Comments

LS2’s strong, two-shell Valiant may be the lightest, smallest, and most versatile of 180-degree modular helmets. Bluetooth ready and approved as an open-face or a full-face helmet, the Valiant features a polycarbonate, scratch- and UV-resistant, twin-shield visor system; a removable, hypoallergenic, washable liner; laser-cut foam cheek pads; a neck roll; a quick-release, easily adjustable chin […]

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Curtiss Classic Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet – August 4, 2018

May 24, 2018 View Comments

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, a top family travel destination, will host a display of classic motorcycles from 1904 through the 1970s. In addition to the regular motorcycle show, this year’s special theme is “Hodaka Therapy,” focusing on the classic Japanese import from the 1960s and 1970s. The free Curtiss Classic Motorcycle Show and Swap […]

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Sequoia National Park Entrance Sign Restored

May 23, 2018 View Comments

Sequoia National Park’s entrance sign, whose powerful presence greets visitors at the boundary, is back in place after almost six months of restoration. Since 1935, this sign has welcomed visitors to the nation’s second-oldest national park. Carved more than 80 years ago, the mammoth 4-foot by 10-foot sign emerged from a slab of sequoia wood, from […]

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Classic Roads: California’s Angeles Crest Highway

May 23, 2018 View Comments

Traveling just north of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and Pasadena, you’ll enter the Angeles National Forest, a sparsely developed area that’s home to one particularly fantastic ribbon of tarmac—The Angeles Crest Highway (aka California State Route 2). Completed in 1956, this two-lane marvel climbs, dives, and weaves into the San Gabriel Mountains […]

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Sidetracked: Why We Stand

May 22, 2018 View Comments

Ouray, CO, “Little Switzerland.” Vehicles roll through town packed with overlanding gear, and dual-sport motorcycles parade the streets with their colorful jockeys aboard. Smack in the middle of this melee rides a group of Space Rangers on loaded, knobby-tired beasts, some with cylinders protruding from the sides like proud iron rhinos. The riders are standing […]

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Motorcyclist Guide to the Galaxy: Dealing with Murphy, Part 4

May 21, 2018 View Comments

Previous articles focused on tools and technologies that can help us get out of trouble or at least reduce risk and damage after the fact. All of them are generic and reactive fixes. Generic, because off-the-shelf solutions are not specific to motorcycle usage; and reactive, because it is assumed the rider will actively respond to […]

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Going East: A Father, Son, and Some Well-Earned Silence

May 20, 2018 View Comments

It was a rough ride down Interstate 78. Old ladies slowly drifting too far beyond the road surface markings. Big, V8-powered trucks switching lanes to lodge their tailgates a breath from Justin’s handlebars. His father, “The Captain,” would growl into his Sena headset, forgetting he had an audience on the other end of his microphone, […]

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Cellularline Interphone Tour

May 19, 2018 View Comments

With an 80MHz signal processor to improve the audio experience, this new intercom system, compatible with all types of helmets and allowing configuration and control directly from Bluetooth-equipped Android or IOS phones, links up to four motorcycles in a one-mile range and charges quickly, providing 20 hours of talk time. It also features a built-in […]

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City Escape: Asheville, North Carolina

May 18, 2018 View Comments

A curve lover’s paradise, this loop takes you on a thrilling ride through the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. You’ll experience a breathtaking sampling of roads, from the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and the Foothills Parkway to the adrenaline-pumping road, The Dragon. Not to be outdone by the asphalt, the scenery kicks […]

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Harley-Davidson Extends $99 Riding Academy Offer to Military Spouses and First Responders

May 11, 2018 View Comments

Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Harley-Davidson – to thank the millions of people who protect our country, our safety, and our freedom to ride and their spouses – is extending the offer of Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy New Rider Course to spouses of eligible current and former U.S. military personnel and first responders (law […]

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Cardo Systems Announces PACKTALK BOLD – The World’s First Natural Voice-Command Operated Motorcycle Communications System

May 10, 2018 View Comments

Plano, Texas (May 7, 2018) – Cardo Systems, the global market leader in wireless communication systems for motorcyclists, today announced availability of the next generation of its ground-breaking PACKTALK system at specialty retailers and Cardosystems.com. The world’s first natural voice-command-operated motorcycle communications system, PACKTALK BOLD utilizes Cardo’s proprietary Dynamic Mesh Communication™ technology to create the […]

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Yamaha Chase the Next Horizon on the Ténéré 700 World Raid

May 09, 2018 View Comments

Yamaha’s commitment to the adventure segment is as extensive as it is impressive. The first bike ever to win the Paris to Dakar Rally was the Yamaha XT500. Not only was it the first bike to win the Dakar Rally, it was the first vehicle to win it outright. Initially, the rally had no separate […]

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