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2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT

2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT and Commander—Road Test

The 2014 Triumph Thunderbird Commander is a streetwise power cruiser. Designed... 
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Hannigan Honda 1800

2014 Trike Buyers Guide

CAN-AM: Is the Can-Am Spyder a trike? That’s up to you to decide. Before... 
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Burkes Garden, Virginia

Motorcycle Touring in West Virginia (and a Bit of Virginia)

The road to Burkes Garden, Virginia, is beautiful in the fall. (Photos by Michael... 
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2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack – First Ride Review

2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack – First Ride Review

Greg Drevenstedt

The 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack is a very capable sport tourer with adventure bike styling and ergonomics. Photography by Kevin Wing Not that long ago, back when only a select few knew how to get the clock on their VCR to stop blinking after a power outage, all you had to do was get on a motorcycle and ride it. You didn’t need a PhD... read story

Stiffer suspension and a new seat have transformed Kawasaki's venerable KLR650.

2014 Kawasaki KLR650 New Edition – First Ride Review

Stiffer suspension and a new seat have transformed Kawasaki’s venerable KLR650. Photography by... Read more »

The 2015 Ducati Diavel Carbon offers more performance, comfort and style.

2015 Ducati Diavel Carbon – First Ride Review

For 2015, the Ducati Diavel Carbon offers more performance, comfort and style. (Photos by Milagro) “You... Read more »

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Touring and Rallies

Sierra Nevadas: Three Days and Three Rides in California’s Motorcycle Playground

Sierra Nevadas: Three Days and Three Rides in California’s Motorcycle Playground

Tom Culbertson

Capitol Rock as seen from Sierra Way Highway just north of Johnsondale, California. For most motorcyclists, riding the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California means cruising over passes like Ebbetts, Carson, Monitor, Sonora or Tioga, or visiting the great national parks like Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon. Preferring less-traveled roads, my trio of... read story

Las Vegas Auction Action

The circus at MidAmerica Las Vegas. Its huge stage flanked by big screens, runners in the aisles and... Read more »

Star 2013: Sport Touring is This Club’s Middle Name

The winding backroads of central Kentucky provided daily diversions at the MSTA’s STAR 2013 rally.... Read more »

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BMW Allround Motorcycle Boots

BMW Allround Motorcycle Boots Review

Clement Salvadori

BMW Allround Motorcycle Boots Nobody should debate the importance of good footgear, whether it’s for dancing, hiking, playing tennis or riding a motorcycle. Years ago I met a rider on a chopper with a foot clutch who prided himself on riding barefoot; I can’t say I’d recommend that. If something happens, be it falling off, slamming your foot down... read story

Motion Pro BeadPro Review

Motion Pro BeadPro Roadside tire repair just got easier, especially for those of us running tires with tubes. Repairing a simple puncture in a tubeless... Read more »

Icon Outsider Motorcycle Jacket Review

After years of producing great gear for racing and sport riding, Icon recently made a splash in the cruiser world with a line of top-quality riding gear... Read more »

Nelson-Rigg Sport Tank Bag and Expandable Sport Tail Pack Review

Nelson-Rigg has been making soft touring luggage for more than 30 years, so it pretty much has the art of making tankbags, seatbags, saddlebags, etc.,... Read more »

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Rider Magazine Blog

South America too far away? Head to Pahrump, Nevada, instead. (Photo by Dave Wachs)

AltRider’s 2014 Taste of Dakar

Greg Drevenstedt

South America too far away? Head to Pahrump, Nevada, instead. (Photo by Dave Wachs) Sun, rain, wind. Hot and cold. Sand, mud, gravel, snow, even some asphalt. Long hours in the saddle, challenging routes, motorcycle field repairs. Grizzled rally veterans, group meals and camping. Sounds a lot like the Dakar Rally, doesn’t it? Getting the flavor of... read story

Death Valley—An Adventurous Expedition

A day of challenges and marvelous two-track gravel roads brought us to one of Death Valley’s hidden beauties: Striped Butte Valley. We set up camp and... Read more »

Rider Blog: Good Samaritans

Laine MacTague, showing us how to put our tire lofting skills into practice. As experienced dual-sport/adventure riders, we knew to ride in a group, to... Read more »

RawHyde Goes Urban

Jim Hyde was one of the judges following each rider through the indoor debris course with a point being charged for each dab or hit of an obstacle. The... Read more »

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Harley-Davidson Launches Riding Academy, Expands Program Globally

Rider Magazine Staff

The new Harley-Davidson Riding Academy was unveiled Wednesday as the only national rider training program hosted by Harley-Davidson... read story

April 24, 2014

Polaris Cancels American Victory Rally in 2014 Due to Expansion

April 24, 2014

The 2014 American Victory Rally, an annual rally hosted by Polaris Industries Inc., has been canceled by the company due... Read more »

2014 People’s Choice Motorcycle of the Year: Vote Now, Win a Prize!

April 22, 2014

We’re asking YOU to vote for the best motorcycle in the 2014 model year. Follow this link to learn more about the contenders... Read more »

Vintage Motorcycle Display to Benefit the Kurt Caselli Foundation

April 21, 2014

Here’s your chance to see some really cool vintage motorcycles at a gorgeous winery that was custom-built to house... Read more »

Transcontinental Motorcycle Cannonball Run III Coming in September

April 14, 2014

The 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Run, a transcontinental ride scheduled for 17 days in September, will be a worldwide affair.... Read more »