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2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack

2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack—Road Test

Revived in name but all-new in execution, the Caponord splits the difference... 
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Pirelli Angel GT

Touring and Sport-Touring Tires Buyers Guide

Avon The Storm 3D X-M sport-touring tire has interlocking three-dimensional... 
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National Old Trails Road

Riding Old U.S. 66 from Seligman, Arizona, to Barstow, California

Although U.S 66 was officially de-certified in 1985, much effort has gone into... 
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Road Tests

2014 BMW R nineT—Road Test

2014 BMW R nineT—Road Test

Mark Tuttle

A wide handlebar, slight forward lean and mildly raised footpegs give thenineT good cornering ergonomics. Ground clearance is plentiful and it steers smoothly and effortlessly. It’s hard to imagine, but some riders are only interested in the practical side of a motorcycle—how much it cost, what it can carry and how much fuel it burns. Thank goodness... read story

2015 Ducati Diavel and Diavel Carbon

2015 Ducati Diavel—Ridden & Rated

For 2015, the redesigned Ducati Diavel and Diavel Carbon (shown) boast improved rider comfort along with... Read more »

These three big, capable adventure tourers offer enough power, comfort and features for any journey.

Adventure Shootout: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, KTM 1190 Adventure, Yamaha Super Ténéré ES

These three big, capable adventure tourers offer enough power, comfort and features for any journey.... Read more »

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Touring and Rallies

Chuck’s Race—Anything Can Happen….

Chuck’s Race—Anything Can Happen….

Ken Frick

Youngest brother Chuck, front and center as usual on his 1979 Gold Wing, with Ken, the author (or oldest brother) in back. Thirty-five years ago our lives were less omplicated. (Photo by Susan Kost) I’m one lucky guy. Since I was a kid it seems things have somehow gone the right way for me. Whenever I’ve come to a fork in the road I’ve managed... read story

Clancy’s Conquest: The First Ride Around the World

Clancy strikes a pensive pose in the French countryside in the spring of 1913. After brokering an order... Read more »

Searching for Colorado Roots in the Rockies

A riot of fireweed makes a brief, Technicolor appearance on south-facing slopes near the top of Independence... Read more »

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Gear

Kenda K676 RetroActive tires, mounted on a 1974 Kawasaki H2B.

Kenda 676 RetroActive Tires Review

Marty Estes

Kenda K676 RetroActive tires, mounted on a 1974 Kawasaki H2B. Not long ago, options were few and far between when it came to re-skinning your 1970s or ’80s-era motorcycle. With time, more tire manufacturers have begun to provide options to those with older bikes, and it makes sense—there are a great many classics still on the road. Kenda is the... read story

Air Hawk Comfort Seating System Review

Air Hawk Comfort Seating System Seats are perhaps the most replaced factory parts in the riding world. I have replaced a few myself. There must be a better... Read more »

Scorpion EXO-R2000 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Scorpion Sports is a privately held Korean company that has been making motorcycle apparel for various brands, including its own, for over 10 years. Until... Read more »

Motorcycle Camping the Lazy…Er, Easy Way

Adventure touring bikes can take you into some pretty remote places, but on a busy motorcycle comparison test we look for a lazy man’s campsite with... Read more »

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Rider Magazine Blog

A dry lakebed outside of Pahrump, Nevada, serves as the perfect classroom for the Jimmy Lewis Off-Road School. All of the riders in our 1-day class were on street-legal dual-sport or adventure bikes.

Jimmy Lewis Off-Road School Review

Greg Drevenstedt

A dry lakebed outside of Pahrump, Nevada, serves as the perfect classroom for the Jimmy Lewis Off-Road School. All of the riders in our 1-day class were on street-legal dual-sport or adventure bikes. As much as I love riding off-road, every time I leave the pavement my anxiety spikes. My chest gets tight, my heart begins to race. You see, I didn’t... read story

Kyle Petty Cross-Country Charity Ride Daily Update—Day 8 and Final Thoughts

2014 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Rider magazine asked our two good friends David Andreas and John Puerner, who are participating in the 20th Anniversary of... Read more »

Kyle Petty Cross-Country Charity Ride Daily Update – Days 6 & 7

Rider magazine asked our two good friends David Andreas and John Puerner, who are participating in the 20th Anniversary of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride... Read more »

Caffeinate Your Ride at the Black Lightning Motorcycle Café

Far northern California is an ideal motorcycling destination for many reasons, from the rugged coastal scenery to the majestic redwoods to the hidden backroads... Read more »

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Rider Magazine Staff

Men’s TPG Rainier Jacket The staff at Rider magazine would like to know more about our readers so that we can better... read story

August 28, 2014

Moto Guzzi Announces 2015 Griso 1200 8V SE and 2015 V7 Stone

August 28, 2014

Moto Guzzi has announced that two of its V-twin-powered standards, the Griso 1200 8V SE and the V7 Stone, will return for... Read more »

2014 Transcontinental Motorcycle Cannonball Run Kickstarts on September 5

August 28, 2014

Two intrepid riders during the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball Run. After a year of planning, the route is set and the riders... Read more »

3rd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival ‘The MEET’ on Saturday, August 23

August 18, 2014

The 3rd annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival “The MEET” will be held at LeMay America’s Car Museum on Saturday,... Read more »

On the Record—Event Data Recorders

August 14, 2014

There’s a feature on several new 2014 motorcycles that the dealer probably won’t tell you about unless you ask. It’s... Read more »

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