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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

2014 BMW R 1200 RT—Road Test

Photo Credit: Kevin Wing

2014 BMW R 1200 RT—Road Test

Mark Tuttle

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

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 »

2014 Honda CBR650F First Ride Review

2014 Honda CBR650F – First Ride Review

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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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

Happy Trails Teton Clif-Cut Panniers

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

Jerry Smith

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

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 »

Nolan N44 Motorcycle Helmet Review

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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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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Latest News

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

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

BMW Introduces Cornering ABS for the HP4

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 »

2014 People’s Choice Motorcycle of the Year Results!

July 21, 2014

Complaint Forces CHP to Remove Lane-Splitting Guidelines from Website

July 18, 2014

The California Highway Patrol and other state government agencies have been forced to remove information from their websites... Read more »

Indian Motorcycle Reveals Two-Tone Paint Schemes for 2015 Indian Chief Line

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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