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Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge Returns to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Some of the riders who participated in the 2014 Vetter Challenge at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. (Photo by Jeff Guciardo/American Motorcyclist Association)

Rider Magazine Staff
May 27, 2015

Motorcyclists will demonstrate the efficiency and functionality of their machines by competing in the Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge—a fuel-efficiency contest created and promoted by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Craig Vetter. The 154-mile ride will take place during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days... Read more »

BMW’s Concept 101 is a 6-cylinder Bagger

BMW Concept 101

Rider Magazine Staff
May 26, 2015

BMW Motorrad and Roland Sands Design collaborated to create the Concept 101. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, an elegance competition for vintage cars that has taken place annually on the shores of Lake Como since 1929, has been co-organized by the BMW Group and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este... Read more »

More Than 50 Police Departments Now Ride Electric Motorcycles by Zero

Fresno State University Police Department (California).

Rider Magazine Staff
May 26, 2015

Zero Motorcycles says that more than 50 police departments in the USA are using the company’s 100 percent electric motorcycles. Zero offers three models of police motorcycles—the Zero SP, Zero DSP and Zero FXP—to meet the specific requirements of law enforcement. “This is a milestone for us,... Read more »

Harley-Davidson World Ride is June 27-28

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Rider Magazine Staff
May 21, 2015

Thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders and Harley Owners Group members will be hitting the open road during the Harley-Davidson World Ride on June 27 and 28, 2015. “One of the beautiful things about riding a motorcycle is how it lets you check out from the daily grind and experience the pure... Read more »

CFMoto 650TK–First Ride

The CFMoto 650TK. (Photography by Stephen Piper)

Alan Cathcart
May 19, 2015

The CFMoto 650TK. (Photography by Stephen Piper) The Chinese motorcycle industry’s long march into the global marketplace with a range of full-size models aimed at Western customers finally got under way four years ago with the parallel-twin CFMoto 650NK. An unashamed reinterpretation of the Kawasaki... Read more »

BMW of North America Employees Give Send-Off to Ride of Smiles Organizer

In a show of support for Dr. Hans-Henning Buetzow’s 50,000-mile Ride of Smiles charity motorcycle journey, employees of BMW of North America, L.L.C. brought their motorcycles and their smiles to work on Friday.

Rider Magazine Staff
May 18, 2015

In a show of support for Dr. Hans-Henning Buetzow’s 50,000-mile Ride of Smiles charity motorcycle journey, employees of BMW of North America, L.L.C. brought their motorcycles and their smiles to work on Friday. Employees of BMW of North America, L.L.C. welcomed Dr. Hans-Henning Buetzow to BMW’s corporate... Read more »

28th Annual MDA Ride for Life Raises More Than $1.1 Million to Fuel the Fight Against Muscle Disease

MDA Ride for Live Logo

Rider Magazine Staff
May 12, 2015

The 28th annual MDA Ride for Life event, held on May 1-3, raised more than $1.1 million to benefit families affected by muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases. Located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains in Philadelphia, Camelback Resort hosted hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts, who... Read more »

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Confirmed for 2016 Model Year

American Honda says the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin will be in U.S. dealers early next year.

Rider Magazine Staff
May 12, 2015

American Honda says the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin will be in U.S. dealers early next year. We just received this press release from American Honda. The CRF1000L Africa Twin will be a 2016 model, no pricing or further details are available yet. Honda is delighted to announce the return of one of motorcycling’s... Read more »

Victory to Race Prototype Electric Motorcycle at Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

Victory Motorcycles intends to race a prototype electric motorcycle at the International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) event in June.

Rider Magazine Staff
May 12, 2015

Victory Motorcycles intends to race a prototype electric motorcycle at the International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) event in June. Victory Motorcycles has announced their intention to race a prototype Victory electric race motorcycle at the iconic International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) event... Read more »

Blog: Shorai Lithium-Iron Battery Follow-up Review

We thought that September would be a good time for desert travel; the weather thought otherwise.

Arden Kysely
May 8, 2015

We thought that September would be a good time for desert travel; the weather thought otherwise. Four years after putting a Shorai battery (previous story here) into my BMW F 800 GS, I was on a dirt road in eastern Nevada with a bike that wouldn’t start. No, it wasn’t the battery. Instead, the Shorai... Read more »

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