Feel the Breeze: MachineArtMoto ADVance Guard [Product Review]

Aug 09, 2019 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

If your motorcycle has handguards, you surely have thought about this at least once. Imagine a super hot day and there’s just no airflow to your hands. How great would it be to just open up the handguards for a little breeze? And then there are the cold days, when your heated gear is already […]

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Unusual Destinations: Southwest Ohio, The Great Serpent Mound

Aug 08, 2019 View Comments

In a remote section of southwest Ohio, a giant earthen sculpture of a writhing snake lies coiled on a cliff. The effigy mound, built by a pre-Columbian native culture, is the largest one of a serpent in the world. The mound’s combined three sections measure approximately 1,376 feet (419 m). Its height varies from a […]

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Michelin Anakee Adventure [Product Review]

Aug 07, 2019 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

Michelin’s newest tire is called the Anakee Adventure, and it’s the fourth model for its trail tire range. Starting on pavement and ending more in the dirt, we now have the Road 5 Trail (100% on-road), Anakee III (90/10), the new Anakee Adventure (80/20), and the Anakee Wild (50/50). The Michelin Anakee Adventure comes on […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Cabrillo National Monument

Aug 06, 2019 View Comments by Bob Griego

The Pacific Ocean is jaw-droppingly beautiful as I ride my motorcycle along Highway 1 from Monterey, CA, toward San Diego. It’s easy to allow your imagination to run free along each curve on this scenic highway, envisioning sailing ships exploring new lands. Albert Einstein said that “imagination is more important than knowledge.” I think that […]

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Rise of the Retros: Motorcycle Hangouts

Aug 05, 2019 View Comments by Brian Shaney

It’s undeniable that one of the things we as motorcyclists enjoy about our passion is the feeling of freedom afforded by our two-wheeled (or three-wheeled) friends—the sense that when we turn the throttle, we are leaving our cares behind. It’s a time when we can focus on one thing—riding—and forget about work, bills, the lawn, […]

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Shoei GT-Air II

Aug 02, 2019 View Comments

Shoei has given the GT-Air helmet a design update and several new features: internal sun shield; improved ventilation, defogging, aerodynamics, and noise reduction; and the ability to integrate with the new SENA SRL2 Bluetooth system. Designed for the GT-Air II, the SRL2 allows riders to pair gadgets like GPS systems and phones, and of course […]

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Bucket List Roads: Great Lakes Seaway Trail

Aug 01, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is  series of designated roads in Pennsylvania and New York that closely parallels two Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River through a region brimming with American history, splendid scenery, and cool breezes. Scenery: Expansive views of Lakes Erie and Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, the Thousand Islands area, […]

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Venom Steel Shop Gloves

Jul 31, 2019 View Comments

For those of us doing our own maintenance, good shop gloves are a must. Even during light work, other shop gloves often rip at the fingertips in no time, but not Venom Steel. They’re double-layer 6-mil black nitrile gloves that resist rips, tears, and punctures. Plus, the 9.5-inch latex-free and powder-free gloves are textured for […]

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Inspiration for Your Next Motorcycle Tour or Bike [Preview]

Jul 30, 2019 View Comments

The Sept/Oct issue of RoadRUNNER is coming soon! As usual, this issue is packed with exciting new tours as well as extensive bike and product reviews. Featured tours include: Lighthouses & History:  John M. Flores cruises along the Chesapeake Bay. Fredericksburg, Texas Shamrock Tour®: Ride along with Bill Dragoo as he explores the Texas hill country. French […]

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Scorpion Covert Tactical Vest

Jul 22, 2019 View Comments

The Scorpion Covert Tactical vest allows you to carry all your essential gear wherever you go—right on your body. Wear it over your jacket or jersey and you’ll have plenty of easy-to-access storage compartments. Made from abrasion-resistant 600D polyester, the vest has MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment) compatible webbing situated to distribute weight evenly across […]

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Racer Verano Glove

Jul 19, 2019 View Comments

Racer Gloves, the Austrian motorcycle apparel brand that claims to have the best-fitting gloves available, has a new glove for summer riding. The Racer Verano Glove is a fully vented short cuff made of soft cowhide. The lightweight, comfortable glove has hard knuckle protection, an extra layer of leather in the palm, and a Velcro […]

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Classic Roads: Missouri Route 94

Jul 18, 2019 View Comments

Spanning more than 2,000 miles, from southwestern Montana to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers just north of St. Louis, the Missouri River Valley is notable for its rolling topography, forested landscape, and collection of pastoral farms. The area is also home to several wineries and appealing villages, including Hermann, known for its […]

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A Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Internet of Motorcycles

Jul 16, 2019 View Comments by Yuval Naveh

The great Roman Empire was built around infrastructure, specifically a vast and sophisticated network of roads that transported people and goods, and aqueducts to supply water. The United States of America, arguably the greatest empire that has ever existed, will be remembered for many advancements, but one of them, undoubtedly, will be the creation of […]

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City Escape: Woodsfield, Ohio Motorcycle Tour

Jul 15, 2019 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

Southeastern Ohio is a motorcyclist’s dream playground. The topography offers countless turns, many of which are technically challenging. A bike with an appetite for lean angles and good suspension is best, but even on a big touring bike, these roads will not disappoint. The majority of the route follows Monroe County’s “Demon Triangle,” considered one […]

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RoadRUNNER Rides App

Jul 12, 2019 View Comments

The new RoadRUNNER Rides mobile app turns your smartphone into a navigation device. The app lets you navigate more than 500 expertly planned tours published in RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel magazine, with full GPS navigation, including turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance. You can also easily create your own custom routes using the in-app route planner, […]

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