BMW G 310 R: A Sporty Little Thumper

Nov 14, 2015 View Comments by

BMW Goes Small – A sub-500cc BMW has been rumored for quite sometime, but now rumor has given way to fact as the Bavarian company recently announced the brand new G 310 R roadster. The small bike is powered by a 313cc single cylinder engine with DOHC and four valves. The power plant is an […]

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Tour of the Week: Rockville, Indiana Shamrock Tour

Nov 13, 2015 View Comments by

Great Plains Expedition – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Rockville, IN Shamrock Tour was originally featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue.

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Road Rash: Apparelized

Nov 10, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle Gear Problems – Surrounded by a dozen pairs of discarded riding pants in the fitting room of one of the country’s largest motorcycle superstores, I reluctantly admitted defeat and pulled my jeans back on. I’d tried on every small pant that the store had to offer in both men’s and women’s, and they were […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Every Time I Turn Around

Nov 08, 2015 View Comments by

Taming Time – I’m a reminiscent sort. My girlfriend, Cori, says I never forget anything. I often find myself thinking back to the events in my life that have led to my writing, and for the last 15 years many of those occasions have taken place on the seat of a motorcycle. I wrote a […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Push Mountain Road (Aka Arkansas SR-341)

Nov 07, 2015 View Comments by

A Memorable Ride in the Ozarks – Although I have ridden extensively in the Ozarks previously, I recently enjoyed an awesome section of tarmac in north central Arkansas for the first time. SR 341 snakes its way through the Ozark National Forest along mountain ridges with numerous curves, frequent elevation changes, and gorgeous scenery. It’s […]

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Touring Tip: Avoid Becoming a Road Rage Victim

Nov 06, 2015 View Comments by

Stay Safe Out There – By now most of you likely have seen on social media or in news reports the road rage incident in Texas where a driver, apparently intentionally, swerves into a motorcycle passing him on a double yellow centerline. The passenger on the motorcycle received serious injuries and the driver of the […]

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Tour of the Week: Florida Panhandle Tour

Nov 05, 2015 View Comments by

A Gulf Coast Excursion – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Florida Panhandle tour was originally featured in the May/June 2005 issue.

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MV Agusta Limited Edition Race Models

Nov 04, 2015 View Comments by

A Rare Breed – If everyday, run of the mill MV Agusta’s are just too common for your taste, the Italian brand will be happy to sell you one of their exclusive, limited edition race models. Over the past 15 months MV Agusta has either released or announced the future release of five such RC […]

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Road Rash: Waste Not, Want Not

Nov 03, 2015 View Comments by

Who Needs a Clean Garage? – Like most people, I periodically take inventory of my possessions and do a house cleaning of sorts, usually while in the throes of the winter doldrums. Things that have gone unnoticed for months suddenly grab me by the lapels and scream, “Do something about this!” The sagging garage shelves, […]

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Sidetracked: If It Ain’t Broke…Give It Time

Nov 02, 2015 View Comments by

A Few Thoughts on Being Prepared – Murphy is alive and well, and he is nobody’s fool. Patient, cunning, and devious, he will get you when you least expect it … unless you’re prepared. We’ve been out here almost two weeks on the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route. The sun is about to set and we […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Beautiful and Broken

Nov 01, 2015 View Comments by

In the Aftermath of a Crash – Kintsukuroi (or kintsugi) may sound like the name of the latest model from one of the big four Japanese motorcycle companies. Actually, it is the Japanese art of repairing the cracks in broken pottery with gold or silver—literally “golden repair.” The belief is that an object is more […]

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Tour of the Week: Southwestern New York

Oct 30, 2015 View Comments by

Untraveled Roads in the Empire State – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Southwestern New York tour was originally featured in the May/June 2005 issue.

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Motorcycle Navigation: Did the Smartphone Kill the GPS Unit?

Oct 28, 2015 View Comments by

The Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy – (Follow these links to read Yuval’s previous articles in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.) It’s hard to believe, but 10 years ago there were no smartphones. In 2007, the iPhone was released and the term Android was associated with Star Wars movies. […]

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Road Rash: A Good Feed

Oct 27, 2015 View Comments by

Choosing the Right Diner – “They put on a good feed … if you leave there hungry, it’s your own durn fault.” I’d asked one of the locals at a gas station to recommend a good breakfast spot, and those were the exact words he’d used to describe the restaurant he pointed me toward. Red flags […]

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City Escape: Salt Lake City, Utah

Oct 26, 2015 View Comments by

Salt Lake Sojourn – This route travels the rural “Wasatch Back” beginning at the mouth of Emigration Canyon in Salt Lake County and loops northward on twisty canyon roads, over mountain passes, and through the pastoral Morgan and Upper Ogden Valleys. June, September, and October are the most scenic months to ride.

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