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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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Pirelli Angel GT

Touring and Sport-Touring Tires Buyers Guide

Avon The Storm 3D X-M sport-touring tire has interlocking three-dimensional... 
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Motorcycle Ride in Door County, Wisconsin

Door County, Wisconsin, covers the tip of a narrow peninsula, with Lake Michigan... 
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2015 Yamaha SR400 – First Ride Review

2015 Yamaha SR400 – First Ride Review

Greg Drevenstedt

The old-is-new-again 2015 Yamaha SR400 is powered by an air-cooled, fuel-injected, kickstart-only single-cylinder engine. Photography by Tom Riles Turn the key and killswitch on, toe the shifter into neutral and pry out the kickstarter with your right boot heel. Kick the lever until you feel resistance as the single piston approaches top dead center.... read story

Ready to rumble are, from left, the Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe, Victory Boardwalk, Indian Chief Classic and Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom ABS. (Photography by Kevin Wing)

Cutting-Edge Cruisers—Snapshots Reviews

Ready to rumble are, from left, the Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe, Victory Boardwalk, Indian Chief Classic... Read more »

BMW R nineT

2014 BMW R nineT—Road Test

A wide handlebar, slight forward lean and mildly raised footpegs give thenineT good cornering ergonomics.... Read more »

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Touring and Rallies

Retrospective: Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1-R TC (Turbocharged): 1978-1979

Retrospective: Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1-R TC (Turbocharged): 1978-1979

Clement Salvadori

Year/Model: 1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1-R TC; Owner: Daniel Schoenewald, Camarillo, California. As the old adage goes, when enough is good, more is better. In late 1977, Kawasaki’s new Z1-R, a somewhat sexier version of the KZ1000, was good for a quarter-mile in a hair under 12 seconds at 110 mph. For the late ’70s, that was pretty impressive. And the... read story

Riding Vermont Historic Route 7A

Many of Vermont’s roads were built a couple of centuries ago when oxen pulled wagons. Now merely covered... Read more »

Motorcycle Travel By Chaptering

Chap·ter·ing (chap’-ter-ing) v. 1. To tour cross-country, intermittently, by motorcycle. 2. Completing... Read more »

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Gear

Continental TKC 70 Tires

Continental TKC 70 Tires Review

Mark Tuttle

  Continental’s new TKC 70 radial tires are a good choice for adventure and dual-sport riders who spend most of their time on-road but still need dependable traction in the dirt. If there’s a staple tire among the street-legal knobbies out there for dual-sport and adventure-touring bikes, it’s probably the Continental TKC 80. This square-knobbed... read story

Legal Speeding H.A.R.D. System Review

A lot of the things that can mess up a ride are easy to spot before they become a problem, like distracted drivers and poor road conditions. But one hazard—police... Read more »

Butty Buddy Motorcycle Passenger Seat Review

You’ve seen the video: A willowy blonde standing on a lonely stretch of highway with her thumb out. A chopperesque motorcycle slows to a stop and the... Read more »

Olympia Moto Sports MotoQuest Guide Suit Review

For four years, I wore Olympia Moto Sport’s X Moto jacket and pants on countless adventure rides (Rider, August 2010 and on ridermagazine.com). The extremely... Read more »

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Rider Magazine Blog

Nothing beats a free breakfast with fast cars and fast bikes.

Petersen Museum Café Racer Cruise-In: Rider Blog

Steven M. Green

The Petersen Museum in Los Angeles is a mecca for gearheads, be it two wheels or four. The museum is closing for a year, during which time it will be completely renovated to allow even better viewing of its eclectic collection of cars and motorcycles. As part of its ongoing involvement with the motor scene in L.A., the Petersen hosts a monthly drive-in... read story

Jimmy Lewis Off-Road School Review

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... Read more »

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 »

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Motorcyclists Contribute $149,000 To Help Kids With Brain Tumors

September 15, 2014

Ride for Kids motorcyclists in Maryland and Pennsylvania raised more than $149,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation... Read more »

2015 Yamaha SR400 – First Ride Review

September 12, 2014

The old-is-new-again 2015 Yamaha SR400 is powered by an air-cooled, fuel-injected, kickstart-only single-cylinder engine. Photography... Read more »

Four Custom BMW R nineT’s are Unveiled in Japan

September 10, 2014

These four custom BMW R nineT’s were unveiled during BMW Motorrad Days Japan on August 30-31, 2014. BMW Motorrad fans were... Read more »

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