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. Photography by... Read more »
For 2015, the Ducati Diavel Carbon offers more performance, comfort and style. (Photos by Milagro) “You... Read more »
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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
The circus at MidAmerica Las Vegas. Its huge stage flanked by big screens, runners in the aisles and... Read more »
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 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 Roadside tire repair just got easier, especially for those of us running tires with tubes. Repairing a simple puncture in a tubeless... Read more »
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 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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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
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 »
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 »
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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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
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 »
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 »
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 »
April 14, 2014
The 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Run, a transcontinental ride scheduled for 17 days in September, will be a worldwide affair.... Read more »
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