Parked near Lake Pepin, a naturally occurring lake that forms the widest part of the Mississippi River, the Roadmaster has a quick-release trunk, a spacious two-up seat, fairing lowers and other touring-ready features. (Photos by Barry Hathaway and Todd Williams) No motorcycle has left as indelible an impression on the American psyche as the late 1940s... read story
BMW’s new liquid-cooled R 1200 RT has gained power and lost a little weight, and it’s nearly as pretty... Read more »
Erik Buell Racing’s 1190SX naked sportbike joins the lineup alongside the fully-faired 1190RX. Buell... 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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Clearwater Voltage Sentry No-maintenance batteries will start their die-off process the moment they are put into service. Often they will go from fully functioning to dead with little or no warning. Replacement is the only remedy, but that won’t help you much if you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere. Stator or rectifier failure catches riders... read story
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... Read more »
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 »
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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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Victory Motorcycles has packed the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally schedule with special events, with a major focus on activities... read story
July 31, 2014
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July 30, 2014
Women in the Wind is celebrating its 35th anniversary in Toledo, Ohio, from August 7-9, 2014, with over 250 women members... Read more »
July 30, 2014
Harley-Davidson is kicking off the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota (Aug. 2-9, 2014)... Read more »
July 22, 2014
The American Motorcyclist Association has initiated a petition drive in attempt to convince the California Office of Administrative... Read more »
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