The 2018 Star Venture: Tradition Meets the Future

Jul 23, 2018 View Comments

2018 will be remembered as the year Yamaha unveiled a new range of luxury touring in the form of the Star Venture. The bike is a deliberate cross between tradition and modernity with an alluring mix of big bore V-twin character augmented with the latest in technical gadgetry. And the open road virtually calls one […]

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Kammok Roo Single

Jul 22, 2018 View Comments

Whether you’re into motorcycle camping or not, having a hammock along for the ride will dramatically enhance your traveling experience. Take a nap in style or revel in the super-compact and lightweight design (3.75” x 5” packed). The Roo Single weighs only 10 ounces, is made out of Gravitas™ 40D nylon, which helps protect against […]

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Metzeler KAROO

Jul 21, 2018 View Comments

Most large adventure bikes are used mostly on road, yet riders of these bikes want the ability to take occasional forays onto the dirt when their travels place them there. Metzeler recently introduced a new line, called KAROO Street, designed specifically for this, the need for versatile tires. Designed to provide excellent handling and grip […]

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The Quail Motorcycle Gathering: Ten Years On

Jul 20, 2018 View Comments

For the past 10 years the Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel Valley, CA. has welcomed motorcycles onto its finely manicured grounds, offering up the stunning backdrop of the Central Coast for an artful motorcycle event. Each May, the quiet valley (a bastion of old wealth and secure retirement) is awakened from tranquility to […]

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Electric Bike Comparison: Going Gasless

Jul 19, 2018 View Comments

“You Brake, You Lose.” Or do you? Taken with a grain of salt, this phrase becomes more meaningful when the subject turns to electric motorcycles. While the energy created by conventional brakes is lost in the form of heat at the disc, it is used to reclaim energy to charge the battery in electric vehicles, […]

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2018 Triumph Speedmaster: A New Kind of Old School

Jul 18, 2018 View Comments

The Speedmaster of old was originally launched in 2002 and powered by a 790cc air-cooled twin. This year, the newly redesigned bike has gotten a complete makeover, at the heart of which is a massive 1200cc liquid-cooled powerplant. At first sight, the bike appears as a custom “one-off “cruiser with its fat rear tire, low, […]

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Rise of the Retros: What’s Old is New

Jul 17, 2018 View Comments by Brian Shaney

It’s no secret that the influx of vintage-styled motorcycles making their way to U.S. shores has increased over the past few years. Undoubtedly, Triumph paved the way for this invasion back in 2001, when the manufacturer re-introduced the legendary Bonneville. Interestingly, Kawasaki brought the W650 to North America two years prior and met with little […]

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Classic Roads: Colorado US 34: Trail Ridge Road National Scenic Byway

Jul 16, 2018 View Comments by Jim Parks

This 64-mile Classic Roads adventure begins in the historic mountain resort town of Estes Park, Colorado, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, and rolls along a stretch of US 34, which is the highest continuous paved road in the U.S. It has been a popular destination for motorists since its completion in 1938. The […]

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Join The Harley-Davidson Museum As It Celebrates Its 10th Birthday

Jul 13, 2018 View Comments

Since opening its doors on July 12, 2008, the Harley-Davidson Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts, riders and non-riders from around the globe to pay homage to the history and heritage of Harley-Davidson that comes to life at 6th & Canal. Join the Harley-Davidson Museum July 12-15 as we celebrate a full decade […]

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Wings and Wheels in Hammondsport, Sept. 15-16

Jul 12, 2018 View Comments

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum’s Seaplane Homecoming again will join forces with the Hammondsport’s Classic and Exotic Car Show to form this year’s “Wings and Wheels in Hammondsport” event. During the event, Sept. 15 and Sept. 16, 2018, attendees will see demonstrations of seaplanes and they can meet the pilots. Seaplane activities begin at 10:00 a.m. […]

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Husqvarna Motorcycles Unveil New 2019 Husqvarna FS 450

Jul 10, 2018 View Comments

Husqvarna Motorcycles just announced the introduction of the 2019 Husqvarna FS 450 – a new supermoto offering both professional and amateur competitors a machine that features the highest levels of technology available in the supermoto segment today. Sharing the innovative technological evolutions featured in the 2019 FC 450 motocross model, the all-new FS 450 is […]

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How to Convert a Google My Maps link to a GPX File

Jun 25, 2018 View Comments by Heather Oliver

In an earlier post, I showed you how to convert a Google Map link to a GPX file after you’ve made your motorcycle tour route with Google directions. This time I’ll be showing you how to do the same thing, but using a link made with Google’s My Maps. With the route that had your […]

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How to Convert Your Google Map Link into a GPX File

Jun 22, 2018 View Comments by Heather Oliver

You’ve just created the best motorcycle route ever—a loop so super it’ll make everyone in your riding group feel like they have an ‘S’ on their chest. But in this case, the ‘S’ stands for scenic, sweeping, and sinuous. There’s just one problem. You made the route with Google Map’s Directions feature (if you used […]

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2018 Special Promotion by Harley-Davidson

Jun 21, 2018 View Comments

The Harley-Davidson® Freedom Promise: Buy a New or Used Street® or Sportster® and When You Trade-it in Within a Year of Riding, the Company Will Honor Your Purchase Price MILWAUKEE (June 20, 2018) – This summer it’s never been easier to own an original Harley-Davidson® Freedom Machine. Take advantage of the Freedom Promise at a […]

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China: Keeping up with Indiana Jones

Jun 18, 2018 View Comments

Riding across China is a motorcycle adventure like no other. Our China journey includes the Tibetan Plateau’s frigid mountains and grassy plains, the Gobi Desert’s towering pale beige sand dunes, and the Central Basin’s sweltering heat and humidity. We cover it all on small displacement Zongshen motorcycles, sharing the road with goats, camels, cattle, people, […]

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