Indian’s pretty Scout is lighter, slimmer, lower and easier to ride than its bigger Chief models, but still offers plenty of comfort and power. (Photos by Kevin Wing) Our first review of Indian’s bold new Scout cruiser was way back in the November 2014 issue, and it was based on the 2015 model’s introduction at the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota,... read story
Completely restyled around BMW’s liquid-cooled 1,170cc boxer engine, the R 1200 R is pretty to look... Read more »
Kawasaki’s new-to-the-U.S. Z800 ABS is powered by a liquid-cooled 806cc in-line four that delivers... Read more »
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Motorcycle campers brave the elements to experience the Overland Expo West. There is something that draws me to the Overland Expo West year after year. The three-day event, now held annually near Flagstaff, Arizona, is a showcase of the most rugged and extreme overland machines and gear in the world. But it’s more than a metallic meat market—it... read story
What better synonyms are there for riding than “motorcycles” and “Texas”? No matter your type... Read more »
The ancient city of Orvieto sits atop a butte of volcanic tuff, overlooking lush vineyards. (Photos by... Read more »
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Until global warming makes snow and ice a fond and distant memory, motorcyclists in some parts of the country will still have to put their bikes in storage for the winter. If you’re one of them, here are the most important things to do so your ride will be ready in the spring. Fill the gas tank and add fuel stabilizer. Run the engine long enough to... read story
MFW Vario Adjustable Footpegs Finding a motorcycle with ergonomics that suit you shouldn’t be a matter of going from showroom to showroom sitting on... Read more »
BMW strives to maintain its premium image as a motorcycle brand, which carries over to its apparel. We’ve tested all sorts of BMW-branded jackets, pants,... Read more »
Retailing for just $109.95, the Qualifier is Bell’s entry-level full-face helmet. With an aerodynamic, lightweight and ventilated polycarbonate shell,... Read more »
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Free spirits throw caution to the wind and hope everything works out. City slickers think their smartphone and a credit card will bail them out of whatever trouble may arise. But smart motorcycle travelers, those who have logged enough miles to know that anything can go wrong, know that common-sense preparation goes a long way toward keeping you on... read story
Many of us don’t need help figuring out all of the roads we’d like to ride before we high-side off this mortal coil, but just in case you do, here... Read more »
While checking into our hotel in Williams, Arizona, after the first day of our 16-day road trip, we started talking to a guy named Josh. He told us he... Read more »
Like most motorcyclists, I get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach every time I hear of a motorcycle accident. You know the tune—the traffic lady... Read more »
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Indian Motorcycle has announced its ‘Project Scout: Build a Legend’ custom program, which gives select dealers a high-profile... read story
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Yamaha’s FJR1300 and FJR1300ES sport tourers get several key updates for 2016. Yamaha’s smooth, fast, comfortable... Read more »
November 25, 2015
New research by Dr. Andrew Shim, Chair of Briar Cliff University’s Kinesiology and Human Performance Department, confirms... Read more »
November 25, 2015
Get the latest motorcycle news delivered right to your Inbox twice a month by subscribing to Rider magazine’s FREE Enewsletter.... Read more »
November 24, 2015
2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro There have been a lot of late, espresso-fueled nights in Borgo Panigale. In addition... Read more »
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