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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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Helmets Rider Magazine

2014 Modular Helmets Buyers Guide

More and more riders appreciate the benefits of full-face helmets, not just... 
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Lake Charlevoix

Following Hemingway: Motorcycle Adventure on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula

Walking along the channel connecting Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan is a... 
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Road Tests

2015 Indian Roadmaster: Ridden & Rated

Photo Credit: Barry Hathaway and Todd Williams

2015 Indian Roadmaster: Ridden & Rated

Greg Drevenstedt

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

2014 BMW R 1200 RT—Road Test

BMW’s new liquid-cooled R 1200 RT has gained power and lost a little weight, and it’s nearly as pretty... Read more »

EBR 1190SX

Erik Buell Racing (EBR) 1190RX and 1190SX – First Look

Erik Buell Racing’s 1190SX naked sportbike joins the lineup alongside the fully-faired 1190RX. Buell... Read more »

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Touring and Rallies

Great American Motorcycle Expedition of a Polish Girl

Great American Motorcycle Expedition of a Polish Girl

Weronika Kwapisz

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

Touring Southern British Columbia on a Honda CBR1100XX

Time for a break along the Haro Strait. The airport security agent lingered on my helmet bag. “I’m... Read more »

A Whirlwind Motorcycle Tour in Oregon

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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Gear

Clearwater Voltage Sentry

Clearwater Voltage Sentry Review

Erik Munck

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

Happy Trails SU Rack and Teton Clif-Cut Panniers for Triumph Bonneville

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 »

Joker Machine Motorcycle Ignition Switch Relocation Bracket for Triumph Twins

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 »

Macna Oasis Motorcycle Jacket Review

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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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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Victory Motorcycles Announes Plans for Sturgis Rally

Rider Magazine Staff

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 31, 2014

Get the latest motorcycle news delivered right to your Inbox twice a month by subscribing to Rider magazine’s FREE Enewsletter.... Read more »

Women in the Wind Anniversary Event is August 7-9 in Toledo

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 »

Harley-Davidson Shares Sturgis Schedule, Free Mobile App

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 »

American Motorcyclist Association Petition Calls for Return of Lane-Splitting Guidelines

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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