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2015 Ducati Scrambler vs 2015 Triumph Scrambler

Rider Comparo: 2015 Ducati Scrambler vs. Triumph Scrambler

Two Scramblers in name; two different directions in practice. Photography by... 
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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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Utah Splendor: Native American history and geologic revelations.

Riding in Utah is always a treat. You are served a wide variety of motorcycle... 
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Road Tests

Rider Comparo: 2015 Ducati Scrambler vs. Triumph Scrambler

Ken Lee

Two Scramblers in name; two different directions in practice. Photography by Kevin Wing Most of the time, an awful lot of brainwork goes into researching the purchase of a new motorcycle. Facts, figures, statistics, capacity, performance, road manners and so much more all weigh in when answering that one key question: “What’ll she do?” The choice:... read story

The National Cycle Street Shield SX windshield and Cortech Super 2.0 luggage are great add-ons.

2014 Honda CB1100 Deluxe | Long-Term Rides

The 2014 Honda CB1100 Deluxe has more fuel capacity, a 6-speed transmission and Combined ABS. At the... Read more »

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Ride Review

Yamaha’s all-new YZF-R3 is a 321cc sportbike that should appeal to a wide audience. Photography... Read more »

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Touring and Rallies

Hodaka Days 2014: Keep On Hodakin

Story and photos by Ben Getz

In a modern day’s twist on the “Old Testament” plagues of ancient Egypt, the tiny Oregon town of Athena is swarmed, infested if you will, once a year for three days. Wombats, Rats, Squirts, Thunder Dogs and Road Toads besiege the town’s very core and squirm about in a pall of aromatic blue smoke. There are also more Aces than a Las Vegas poker... read story

Utah Splendor: Native American history and geologic revelations.

Riding in Utah is always a treat. You are served a wide variety of motorcycle roads, a cornucopia of... Read more »

A Baja Encounter

Here’s what I took away from three weeks on the road, from Arkansas to the middle of Baja, California:... Read more »

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Aerostich Transit 2 Suit Review

Greg Drevenstedt

Aerostich Transit 2 Suit Back in 2008, Aerostich released the first-generation Transit suit, made of Gore-Tex Pro Shell leather—top-grain leather fused with a breathable, waterproof inner membrane. During tanning, the leather is treated with repellents so it won’t absorb water like traditional leather, and molded-tooth waterproof zippers round out... read story

Clearwater Lights and CANopener for BMW Review

If you want to see better at night and be seen better by day as you ride your BMW tourer, consider installing super high-output LED auxiliary lights from... Read more »

Olympia Moto Sports Horizon Rainsuit Review

Riding in the rain is either one of the great joys of motorcycling or one of its biggest hassles. Either way you look at it, you need a good rainproof... Read more »

Dainese Fulcrum C2 Gore-Tex Boots Review

Elastic bellows on the Dainese Fulcrum C2 Gore-Tex Boots allow the foot to flex naturally. To get my seal of approval, touring boots need to be comfortable,... Read more »

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Rider Magazine Blog

What Would Jesus Ride? Tod Rafferty

Where Would Jesus Ride?

Tod Rafferty

While it might be argued that Jesus, given His issues with the Italians, would not ride a Moto Guzzi, few would challenge the right to His ride of choice. The question of what Jesus would ride will obviously never be answered to everyone’s satisfaction. The faithful of all brands would welcome the common bond with the Savior, and who wouldn’t... read story

From Generation to Generation: The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

Having an option to borrow a pair of new Indians for some test riding, Leah and I rode up the legendary State Route 33 north of Oaji, California, as the... Read more »

Dual-Purpose Glove Liners

Packing for a tour a couple years back, I tossed in my Elkskin Ropers from RiderWearhouse for normal temps and the warm, waterproof Macna Borax for the... Read more »

Anna Grechishkina: 2 Years, 5 Continents, 50 Countries

Kiev, Ukraine—not long before the start of Anna’s world trip in July of 2013. Ten years ago, Ukrainian traveler Anna Grechishkina had no ties to... Read more »

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Latest News

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New Website Offers Downloadable New York Route Maps, Trip Options and Event Info

The Adirondack and 1000 Islands Regions in New York recently launched a new motorcycling touring website read story

April 22, 2015

Prep Your Battery for Spring

April 20, 2015

Spring is here and it’s time to get your motorcycle ready for some fun. Yuasa Battery Inc., the worldwide leader in powersports... Read more »

BMW Motorrad Achieves Best Quarterly Results of All Time

April 20, 2015

In the first three months of the year, BMW Motorrad achieved its best quarterly sales figures of all time. As per March sales... Read more »

2015 American Victory Rally Comes to Colorado Springs in June

April 20, 2015

The 2015 American Victory Rally (AVR) will be held in Colorado Springs on June 25-28, 2015. Registration for the event can... Read more »

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April 20, 2015

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