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
The Yamaha FJ-09 offers road comfort and suspension compliance similar to larger adventure tourers but... Read more »
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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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
A new Indian Chief Vintage at the Dakotah Vineyards in Chiefland, Florida. Enjoying a motorcycle ride... Read more »
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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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
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 »
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 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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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
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 »
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 »
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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This is a regular series that highlights the top Rider magazine stories of the week. 1. 2015 Yamaha FJ-09 First... read story
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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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Get the latest motorcycle news delivered right to your Inbox twice a month by subscribing to Rider magazine’s FREE Enewsletter.... Read more »
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BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing and equipment for the five new models in its lineup for Model Year 2015/2016. The... Read more »
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