BMW’s new liquid-cooled R 1200 RT has gained power and lost a little weight, and it’s nearly as pretty as the sunrise over Sedona, Arizona. (Photos by Kevin Wing) Sport-touring bikes have a love/hate relationship with weight. A rider generally moves up to a sport tourer in order to get creature comforts such as a full fairing, electric windscreen,... read story
Erik Buell Racing’s 1190SX naked sportbike joins the lineup alongside the fully-faired 1190RX. Buell... Read more »
The all-new Honda CBR650F is powered by a liquid-cooled 649cc in-line four and fills the gap between... Read more »
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Weronika Kwapisz recently crossed North American on a Triumph Bonneville. Weronika Kwapisz, a rider, traveler, and author of the e-book Everything Starts From a Dream, recently crossed North America on an 80-day solo adventure on a Triumph Bonneville. Weronika, who is known for her lonely, daring expedition across Europe on a little 125cc motorcycle,... read story
Time for a break along the Haro Strait. The airport security agent lingered on my helmet bag. “I’m... Read more »
The forested Wizard Island is an emerald green jewel in the sapphire blue Crater Lake. How far can you... Read more »
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You don’t have to ride an adventure bike around the world to appreciate sturdy metal panniers, nor does the bike you ride need knobbies and a sky-high seat to take you on an adventure. Triumph’s street-going twins earned their adventure merit badge at the hands of well-known riders like Ted Simon, as well as a host of anonymous travelers over the... read story
I love my 2012 Bonneville, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that some things about it drive me crazy, like the absence of a toolkit or a place to put... Read more »
A jacket can make or break a ride, especially a long one. Comfort, weatherproofing, cooling and body protection all come into play as the miles roll on.... Read more »
If you favor an open-face helmet but still want a lid that can do double-duty as a full-face when needed, this helmet can be your best friend. The polycarbonate... Read more »
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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
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 »
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 »
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
The American Motorcyclist Association has initiated a petition drive in attempt to convince the California Office of Administrative... read story
July 22, 2014
July 22, 2014
BMW Motorrad ABS Pro in the BMW HP4 BMW has announced that it will offer ABS Pro as a retrofittable option for its top supersport... Read more »
July 21, 2014
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The California Highway Patrol and other state government agencies have been forced to remove information from their websites... Read more »
July 14, 2014
2015 Indian Chief Vintage and ’48 Chief. Indian Motorcycle announced that two-tone paint schemes, starting at $19,799,... Read more »
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