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2015 Honda NM4 DCT ABS

2015 Honda NM4 DCT ABS—Road Test Review

With its angular styling, flat-black paint and hints of polished steel set off... 
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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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High Noon Saloon and Brewery

Riding the Tail of the Newt in Kansas

We no longer ride horses to the High Noon Saloon and Brewery, but we still ride.... 
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Road Tests

2015 MV Agusta Stradale 800—First Ride Review

Alan Cathcart

The all-new Stradale 800 is MV Agusta’s first entry in the sport-touring segment, a model designed for “urban escape.” Photography by Milagro MV Agusta will enter the touring segment for the first time for 2015, with two new three-cylinder models quite unlike anything else ever produced by Italy’s most historic two-wheeled manufacturer—the... read story

2015 Yamaha FJ-09

2015 Yamaha FJ-09—First Ride Review

The Yamaha FJ-09 offers road comfort and suspension compliance similar to larger adventure tourers but... Read more »

2015 BMW R 1200 R

2015 BMW R 1200 R – First Ride Review

Replacing the Telelever on the BMW R 1200 R with a USD fork based on the S 1000 RR’s takes nothing... Read more »

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Touring and Rallies

Edelweiss Bike Travel’s Touring Center Norway

Greg Drevenstedt

Savoring blue skies and empty roads on Norway’s western coast. (Photos by Greg Drevenstedt) First came bone-chilling rain. Then came strong, erratic wind, followed by thick fog that swallowed our conga line of BMWs as we chugged our way up the steep, rough, single-lane road to Vestkapp. Knuckles white, we negotiated around a car coming down with just... read story

Relaxed Riding on the Sunshine State’s Bridges and Backroads

A new Indian Chief Vintage at the Dakotah Vineyards in Chiefland, Florida. Enjoying a motorcycle ride... Read more »

The Kansas Motorcycle Museum

As brutal and naked as a set of brass knuckles, the Cleveland 4 was capable of hitting 108 mph—in 1929.... 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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Rider Magazine Blog

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America parade

America’s Parade—2014 Veteran’s Day Celebration in New York City

Jon Langston

On a beautiful autumn day in Manhattan last month, more than 700 members of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America made their way up Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Veteran’s Day Parade. The vets were only a fraction of the thousands of marchers on hand for the largest Veteran’s Day celebration in the U.S., a nationally televised event that’s... read story

The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland

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,... Read more »

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 »

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Latest News

Weekly Wrap-Up: December 26, 2014

Heather Reinhart

This is a regular series that highlights the top Rider magazine stories of the week.   1. 2015 Yamaha FJ-09 First... read story

December 26, 2014

2015 MV Agusta Stradale 800—First Ride Review

December 24, 2014

The all-new Stradale 800 is MV Agusta’s first entry in the sport-touring segment, a model designed for “urban... Read more »

2015 Yamaha FJ-09—First Ride Review

December 24, 2014

The Yamaha FJ-09 offers road comfort and suspension compliance similar to larger adventure tourers but is much more nimble. Photography... Read more »

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December 23, 2014

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

BMW Motorrad USA Announces Pricing for Five 2015/2016 Models

December 20, 2014

BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing and equipment for the five new models in its lineup for Model Year 2015/2016. The... Read more »