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2016 Yamaha Dual-Sports — First Look

2016 Yamaha TW200

Rider Magazine Staff
September 2, 2015

2016 Yamaha TW200 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., introduced several more of their 2016 motorcycles yesterday, including dual-sport models. The balance of the 2016 Yamaha motorcycle line-up will be introduced later this fall. The TW200 is known for its unique terrain-conquering tires, low seat height,... Read more »

Yamaha Motor Company Turns 60

Yamaha's first production model, the 1955 YA-1, aka Akatombo (Red Dragonfly).

Greg Drevenstedt
September 2, 2015

Yamaha’s first production model, the 1955 YA-1, aka Akatombo (Red Dragonfly). Torakusu Yamaha built his first reed organ in 1887 and established Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd. (Japan Musical Instrument Company), what would become Yamaha Corporation, in 1897. Fifty-eight years later, in 1955, Yamaha Motor... Read more »

First U.S. Custom King Crowned By Harley-Davidson

The 2015 U.S. Custom Kings winner was created by Yellowstone Harley-Davidson in Belgrade, Montana.

Rider Magazine Staff
September 2, 2015

The 2015 U.S. Custom Kings winner was created by Yellowstone Harley-Davidson in Belgrade, Montana. The king has been crowned. Alex Stewart, of Yellowstone Harley-Davidson in Belgrade, Montana, earned bragging rights and a new motorcycle-customization royalty designation – the first-ever U.S. Custom... Read more »

Honda Releases Pricing and Info on 2016 Models

2016 CRF1000L Africa-Twin

Rider Magazine Staff
September 1, 2015

2016 CRF1000L Africa-Twin American Honda has announced pricing for the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin and also revealed additional details on the adventure bike. At the same time, Honda officially announced a number of returning on-road models, several of which are offered in new colors for 2016. CRF1000L... Read more »

Blog: Erik’s Last Ride

On a Goldwing, Williams Arizona

Paul and Sheila Robino
August 31, 2015

While checking into our hotel in Williams, Arizona, after the first day of our 16-day road trip, we started talking to a guy named Josh. He told us he and many others from all over the county were in town for the memorial service for a fallen war veteran. Their group is composed of ex-military veterans... Read more »

Ron Ayres Rides On

Ron Ayres, founder of Ayres Adventures.

Rider Magazine Staff
August 28, 2015

Ron Ayres, founder of Ayres Adventures, passed away on August 26, 2015, at his home in Galveston, Texas. Ron had been diagnosed with cancer early last year. Ron went from a successful career in the corporate world to start one of the biggest motorcycle touring companies in the world, with a tour catalog... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Announces its 2016 Lineup

2016 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 and Forty-Eight

Rider Magazine Staff
August 23, 2015

Harley-Davidson’s lineup expands for 2016, with two new Dark Custom models, two new S Series limited-edition cruisers and the return of the Road Glide Ultra. Elsewhere in the lineup are improvements in performance, styling and features to existing models. 2016 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 and Forty-Eight 2016... Read more »

Video: Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT

Rider Magazine Staff
August 20, 2015

Part adventure bike, part sport tourer, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT is the best of both worlds. It’s tall enough for generous legroom and upright seating, comfortable enough for solo or two-up long hauling and powerful enough to satisfy our appetite for performance. The Versys 1000 LT was named Rider... Read more »

Rider Magazine’s 2015 Motorcycle of the Year

2015 Rider Magazine Motorcycle of the Year

Rider Magazine Staff
August 19, 2015

Our 26th Annual Award In the April 2015 issue we listed 60 all-new or significantly changed 2015 model-year motorcycles eligible for consideration as Rider’s 2015 Motorcycle of the Year. After two years of democratic elections with our People’s Choice Motorcycle of the Year (Honda’s F6B topped... Read more »

Clement Salvadori’s “No Thru Road”

Clement Salvadori's "No Thru Road: Confessions of a Traveling Man"

Rider Magazine Staff
August 18, 2015

Clement Salvadori’s “No Thru Road: Confessions of a Traveling Man” Rider contributor and moto-journalist Clement Salvadori has been riding motorcycles since the age of 15 and traveling all of his life, accumulating well over a million miles in the saddle across more than 70 countries... Read more »

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