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2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special

2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special — Road Test Review

Subtle, hand-laid pinstripes and many factory options distinguish this Road... 
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2014 Rider Magazine Holiday Guide

2014 Holiday Gear Guide

With the 2014 riding season drawing to a close and the holidays approaching,... 
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State Route 67 Chilton

Exploring Wisconsin State Route 67

State Route 67 ends at U.S. Highway 151 near Chilton. Turning right (east) would... 
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2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special — Road Test Review

2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special — Road Test Review

Greg Drevenstedt

Subtle, hand-laid pinstripes and many factory options distinguish this Road Glide Special from the base model. (Photos by Kevin Wing) Earlier this year, Harley-Davidson released the entry-level, liquid-cooled Street 500/750 cruisers and unveiled the Project LiveWire electric bike, making clear its desire to attract a new breed of young, non-traditional... read story

Energica Ego 45

Energica Ego Electric Motorcycle – First Ride Review

Made in Modena, Italy, the Energica Ego is a 134-horsepower, all-electric, high-end sportbike. photography... Read more »

F6B Raptor

Motor Trike F6B Raptor—First Ride

Take your choice: Luxury or Sport, Motor Trike’s Adventure series includes conversions of Honda’s... Read more »

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Touring and Rallies

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2014

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2014

Clement Salvadori

Green grass, white tents, sunny weather, good food and several hundred cool bikes make for a great day. (Photos by Clement Salvadori) Somebody at the The Quail has a secure line to the weather gods. May 17th was a beautiful day in California’s Carmel Valley, as it has been for the previous five Gatherings. I especially like the motorcycle parking... read story

2014 Tiddler Run

Had this picture been taken 40 years ago the mix of bikes would have been similar. As with much of America,... Read more »

2014 International Norton Owners Association Rally

“Gimme an N!” Happy Campers assemble for the group photo, the traditional last event of the annual... Read more »

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BMW C.A.R.E. Apparel, design room

BMW’s C.A.R.E. Motorcycle Apparel Lineup

Jeff Buchanan

Behind closed doors. This is where BMW apparel is first conceived. BMW is stepping up the presence of its riding apparel and helmets with an extensive lineup for 2015. This new, aggressive stance is to draw attention to the fact that the German manufacturer doesn’t merely purchase its gear from apparel manufacturers and slap the BMW name on it but,... read story

Michelin Anakee III Dual-Sport Tires Review

New tires always dress up a bike, and the Michelin Anakee IIIs that I slipped onto my BMW F 800 GS more than 5,500 miles ago were no exception. An upgrade... Read more »

Sedici Distanza Slant Saddlebags Review

Riders who want to mount the same luggage on several motorcycles or leave it off entirely can go with hard-sided bags at great expense, or take the inexpensive... Read more »

Dynaplug Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit Review

Dynaplug Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit Few motorcycle breakdowns are as common or as irritating as a flat tire. Even if you’re packing a plug kit, too... Read more »

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Triumph, an Ariel Square Four and a Honda CBX

The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland

Margie Siegal

Icelanders like big bikes – such as a modern Triumph, an Ariel Square Four and a Honda CBX. The town of Akureyri, on Iceland’s northern shore, is so close to the Arctic Circle that polar bears sometimes float in on ice floes. It is not where you would expect a motorcycle museum, but there one is, a tribute to the thriving motorcycle culture... read story

Legends of the Sport Converge on the Pomona Flat Track Finals

Flat Trackers in the Expert Class roll onto the Pomona track. Most avid motorcyclists of a certain age remember fondly the golden era of flat track racing... Read more »

Horizons Unlimited: The Yosemite Meet-Up

Inspiration and guidance for the around-the-world traveler or for those hoping to be. The campgrounds spread out over acres of well-manicured turf with... Read more »

Serendipity in SoCal: BMW Test Rides and a Campout in the Mountains Near L.A.

Group rides were headed up by locals who found great routes for both the roadies and the dual-sport contingents. Sometimes, things just come together and... Read more »

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Weekly Wrap-Up: November 21, 2014

Heather Reinhart

This is the first in a regular series that will highlight the top Rider magazine stories of the week. 1. Airport Mayhem Road... read story

November 21, 2014

2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XRx and Tiger 800 XCx – First Ride Review

November 21, 2014

photography by Alessio Barbanti and Paul Barshon In late 2010, at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, Triumph pulled the covers... Read more »

Take the Rider Magazine Survey, Win a Jacket and Pants from Firstgear!

November 14, 2014

This survey is now complete and a prize winner will be announced soon. Thank you to everyone that participated! Men’s... Read more »

Spirit Lake Era Indians Make History at El Mirage

November 12, 2014

Indian Motorcycle PR Manager Robert Pandya with the “Elnora” Chief and Gary Gray, Director of Indian Motorcycle... Read more »

Motor Trike Holds 20th Anniversary Rally

November 12, 2014

One parking lot of trikes during the Motor Trike 20th Anniversary event. There was another full on the other side of the... Read more »