Sidetracked: The Kerfuffle

Apr 05, 2018 View Comments

    At 125 horsepower and 125 Nm of torque, the BMW R 1200 GS can sling mud from its Shinko knobby like a snow blower in a Louisiana swamp. My pal Jay Rothstein sits unaware atop his clutch-less KLR 650, 12 miles north of Gypsum, CO. Afternoon rains have turned this section of the […]

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Clearwater Lights: Darla LED Light Kit Innovv Motorcycle Power Hub 1

Apr 04, 2018 View Comments

    One of the many joys of getting a new motorcycle is deciding what farkles to add. For the 2016 FJR-1300ES the first decision was easy: a power distribution module. I wanted to start out on the right path with electrical modifications and avoid the ever-growing stack of ring connectors on top of the […]

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2018 KYMCO Xciting 400i ABS Riding Test

Apr 03, 2018 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

Small displacement two-wheelers are the preferred method of transportation in most cities around the globe, except here. Wide lanes and no particular shortage of space, along with certain perceptions about scooters have kept them off our roads to a large extent. Bigger is not always better, however, and the updated Xciting proves it.

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Classic Roads: Utah’s Scenic Byway 12

Apr 02, 2018 View Comments

    Utah’s State Route 12 is a “National Scenic Byway” recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation. It also has the designation of being an All-American Road, one of just 120 so named nationwide, which means it possesses unique features and intrinsic qualities not found elsewhere. All-American Roads are destinations unto themselves. Route 12 […]

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Valentino Rossi, Life of a Legend

Apr 01, 2018 View Comments

    This new biography by veteran MotoGP correspondent, Michael Scott, chronicles Valentino Rossi’s phenomenal international racing career, which covers nine Grand Prix World Championships, 213 podium finishes out of 334 race starts, and an incomparable 87 victories in 500cc/MotoGP. Switching from kart racing, Rossi began his journey in the 125cc class with Aprilia in […]

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The 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260S

Mar 31, 2018 View Comments

  Fans of Ducati’s Multistrada will be pleased with the refinements the Italian manufacturer incorporated on the 2018 incarnation, specifically the 1260S, which combines a satisfying mix of rider aids and creature comforts with the soul of a superbike.

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Zen Motorcyclist: Why We Go Away

Mar 30, 2018 View Comments by Bud Miller

    Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors and the people there see you differently too. Coming back where you started is not the same as never leaving. —Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of […]

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Motorcyclist Guide to the Galaxy: Dealing with Murphy, Part 3

Mar 29, 2018 View Comments

  In previous articles, we have established that when traveling the unexpected is likely to happen and therefore it is wise to carry a communication device, either a phone, asset tracker, or satellite communicator. Yet not everyone owns satellite communicators and they’re not free. Occasionally a backup plan is needed, and other cost-effective survival tools […]

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Interview with Ryan McFarland of Strider

Mar 28, 2018 View Comments

  RoadRUNNER: Strider Bikes got its start when your son was two and learning to ride using a tricycle and a pedal bike with training wheels. What wasn’t working? Ryan: The bikes were too tall, too heavy, and too complicated. A great analogy would be using Honda Gold Wings in a learn-to-ride motorcycle class for […]

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AGV UNVEILS SPORTMODULAR: WORLD’S FIRST FULL CARBON FIBER MODULAR HELMET

Mar 27, 2018 View Comments

Last week we were one of the first to receive AGV’s new SPORTMODULAR helmet. While we’re out actually testing the new lid this year, you can read up on the specs from the press release below. Our first out-of-the-box comment was “wow, this is light!” Indeed AGV claims it’s the first and only fully carbon […]

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2018 Honda Gold Wing

Mar 27, 2018 View Comments

In motorcycling, there are a number of inexplicable cliques specific to brands and models that have spawned subcultures unto themselves. Harley-Davidson enjoys a stranglehold on cool; Moto Guzzi riders exude obsessive emotions; and BMW’s illustrious GS attracts global legions of adventure-seeking cohorts. But perhaps the most devout and diehard fans of a single motorcycle are […]

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City Escape: Québec City

Mar 26, 2018 View Comments

The tour starts at the Fontaine de Tourny, travels around Québec City and the Plains of Abraham to Quai des cageux along the Promenade de Champlain to the point where you can see the old Québec Bridge over the Saint Lawrence River. It continues through the historic part of Québec along Quartier Petit Champlain to […]

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado Shamrock Tour®: Riding “Naked” in the Rocky Mountain State

Mar 24, 2018 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

With an abundance to see and do, Colorado is a tourist mecca for good reason. While many flock to explore the beauty and rugged wilderness (whether hiking, rafting or mountain biking), we made plans to visit some of the old mining and railroad towns that sprouted up in the mid to late 1800s. All of […]

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2018 Honda Gold Wing: Accomplice to Wanderlust

Mar 23, 2018 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

In motorcycling, there are a number of inexplicable cliques specific to brands and models that have spawned subcultures unto themselves. Harley-Davidson enjoys a stranglehold on cool; Moto Guzzi riders exude obsessive emotions; and BMW’s illustrious GS attracts global legions of adventure-seeking cohorts. But perhaps the most devout and diehard fans of a single motorcycle are […]

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Maryville Tennessee Motorcycle Rally to Draw Thousands of Motorcyclists to the Smokies

Mar 20, 2018 View Comments

The Smoky Mountains is a world-class destination for motorcyclists with its scenic beauty and winding mountain roads. From May 29 through June 2, thousands of motorcyclists will converge in the Smokies for the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) annual rally, set to take place in Maryville, Tennessee. This is the second year the rally will be […]

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