Happy Valentine’s Day – Zen Motorcyclist: It’s What We Do

Feb 14, 2019 View Comments by Bud Miller

Our photojournalist and dear friend Bud Miller recently tied the knot with the love of his life and we are all so very happy for him. What could be more beautiful than a story intertwined with love and motorcycles on Valentine’s Day? Check out Bud’s latest Zen Motorcyclist article, “It’s What We Do,” also featured […]

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Motorcycling Makes You Happier, Healthier, and Smarter

Feb 08, 2019 View Comments by Heather Oliver

Talk to any motorcyclist and you’re likely to hear how they love the exhilarating feeling of freedom they get while riding. The feel of the wind, the intensity of the smells in the air, the vibrant views that come at you as if you’re wearing 3D glasses … Even still, there are some people who […]

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AltRider Crash Bars For Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Jan 29, 2019 View Comments

Adventure riders know: even bikes that are supposedly built to “handle anything” and “take you anywhere” have limits. Even a bike as rugged as the Honda Africa Twin will break under enough pressure. To protect yours, AltRider has developed its three-piece Crash Bar system to fit all Adventure Sports models. Although the components can be […]

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City Escape: Fort Collins, Colorado

Jan 19, 2019 View Comments

This 105-mile section of CO-14 has become an all-time favorite over the years. Leaving Ft. Collins, the road winds alongside the Cache la Poudre River and climbs steadily into Roosevelt National Forest until it reaches Cameron Pass (10,200 ft). From there it descends steeply before flattening out on the high plains for a short ride […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Chiricahua National Monument

Jan 17, 2019 View Comments by Bob Griego

I’m on my motorcycle, heading west on I-10 back to California, when I see the sign for a destination totally unfamiliar to me: Chiricahua National Monument. Just the name sparks my interest. Although best known for being the home of the Grand Canyon, Arizona is rich with more than a dozen less-frequented national park areas, […]

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PhotoMojo: Visual Storytelling

Jan 16, 2019 View Comments

Let’s say there’s something you want to photograph—a mountain, a motorcycle, a bacon cheeseburger, whatever. Most of the time in this situation we behave like Pavlov’s dog: the instant the idea “I want to take a photo” enters our mind, we whip out the camera and begin shooting right then and there. This is especially […]

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2019 Can-Am Ryker: All-new Chassis, Engines, Entry Level Pricing

Jan 15, 2019 View Comments

Can-Am has taken aim at a previously untapped market with the introduction of its all-new 2019 Ryker. Designed as a lower-priced model for local and day-trip use, it is intended to attract new and more youthful buyers to the brand, which until now has been popular primarily among an older generation of consumers. Who will […]

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Athens, Ohio Windy 9

Jan 14, 2019 View Comments

As the official home base of Ohio’s Windy 9, Athens marks the beginning and end of every route on the list. It’s sizeable enough to offer plenty of lodgings, and urban enough to serve up the region’s largest collection of dining, shopping, and nightlife options. During our stay we took advantage of its great local […]

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City Escape: San Jose, California

Jan 13, 2019 View Comments

San Jose may be the epicenter of Silicon Valley madness, but it’s also surrounded by some of the best moto roads in the Bay Area. This City Escape focuses on the western side, featuring the newly opened Mount Umunhum State Park, which has become one of the great Bay Area summits for motorcyclists.

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2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT: Triple-Powered Sport-Tourer

Jan 11, 2019 View Comments

Ahead of me, a runaway train of 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GTs barrels up the winding road. I’m wringing out second gear in between connecting corners to keep up, the screech of the bike’s inline triple reaching its highest register. Wind River Road is ideal testing ground for Yamaha’s latest sport-tourer, and the lead pack […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: New Additions

Jan 10, 2019 View Comments

A few years ago I wrote a column titled Four Legs, Two Wheels and a Grateful Heart (July/Aug ’15), in which I spoke of a new motorcycle and a new housemate (my dog Spud) that both came to me during a time when I was broken, physically and emotionally. Each served to help get me […]

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Myanmar – Mountains and Motorcycling!

Jan 04, 2019 View Comments

For years Burma occupied an elusive place on my bucket list. Mysterious and exotic, but shut off almost completely to Western tourists, the former province of India was all the more alluring because of the difficulty involved in getting there. Unfortunately, as time went on it started to seem less and less likely that I […]

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New Continental ContiTrailAttack 3

Dec 06, 2018 View Comments

The new and improved ContiTrailAttack 3 debuted at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. Following the success of the ContiTrailAttack 2, an abundance of impressive innovations makes the ContiTrailAttack 3 a true all-rounder for adventuring and everyday use. It retains its 90% Street – 10% Off Road pattern design capabilities along with many Continental Core […]

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Japan [photos]

Dec 03, 2018 View Comments

Featured in the June ’18 issue, Luke Swab’s article took us on an amazing adventure through beautiful Japan. This tour features incredible scenery and amazing riding roads, as well as a taste of the local culture. Here are some photos that weren’t included in the article that’ll give you a glimpse of what Japan has […]

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DirtDaze Adventure Bike Rally Shifts Location and Dates for 2019

Nov 29, 2018 View Comments

In three short years, the DirtDaze Adventure Bike Rally has become one of the largest adventure events in the U.S. In 2019, it will move to a new, larger venue, happening later in the riding season. The northeast rally will continue to offer extensive guided and unguided rides, demo rides, rider training, and camping/lodging. “We’re […]

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