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UPDATE: Stolen Victory Isle of Man TT Zero Race Bike Recovered

Press Release
July 21, 2015

Victory/Brammo electric Isle of Man TT race bike, which was ridden by Lee Johnston. July 20, 2015 – The first Victory electric race bike that Irishman Lee Johnston rode to the podium in the Isle of Man / SES TT Zero race event, which was reported stolen on July 17 has been returned to Brammo Inc. in... Read more »

ALERT: Victory Isle of Man TT Podium Bike Stolen

Press Release
July 17, 2015

ALERT: Victory Isle of Man TT Podium Bike Stolen July 17, 2015 – Medina, MN: Victory Motorcycles and Brammo Engineering wish to alert traditional and social media outlets that the historic Isle of Man TT racer piloted by Lee Johnston has been stolen overnight from Brammo headquarters in Talent, Oregon.... Read more »

Born Again Fairings: Giving New Life to Damaged Bodywork

Born Again Fairings' founder Chuck Frye welds cracked Suzuki GSX-R bodywork.

Greg Drevenstedt
July 16, 2015

Born Again Fairings’ founder Chuck Frye welds cracked Suzuki GSX-R bodywork. Murphy’s Law tells us that, when you borrow someone else’s motorcycle for a photo shoot, it’s the one bike that will end up on the ground. Such was our fate when my brother, Paul, let us use his 2005 Suzuki V-Strom... Read more »

Indiana and Ohio Motorcyclists Raise Funds for the PBTF

Ride for Kids 2015

Rider Magazine Staff
July 15, 2015

Motorcyclists from Indiana and Ohio banded together for children fighting brain tumors and collectively raised over $110,000. At the Northern Indiana Ride for Kids in South Bend on June 28, more than 200 motorcyclists showed their support for children with brain tumors by raising $53,920 for the Pediatric... Read more »

Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route (AZBDR) DVD and Map Review

Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route (AZBDR) documentary DVD, by Noren Films.

Greg Drevenstedt
July 14, 2015

Kicking up dust on the Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route (AZBDR). (Photo by Jon Beck) A couple of years ago, with two friends, I completed Route 5 of the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route (ORBDR), a 750-mile, north-south mostly off-road route from California to Washington through the central and eastern... Read more »

Blog: Borderlands Boogie

Where do I put all this stuff? Giant Loop’s Tillamook dry bag and Siskyou panniers carried my camp kit.

Arden Kysely
July 13, 2015

You could have written our ride plan on a cocktail napkin and had room left for a pile of beer nuts: explore the back roads of the Nevada-Utah borderlands. We’d passed up dozens of intriguing side roads on previous rides through the eastern fringe of the Basin and Range province; it was time to find... Read more »

Hollister Freedom Rally—Celebrating the Fourth Biker Style

That's a view of San Benito Street from the photo tower; parking is handlebar to handlebar from 10 a.m. on.

Clement Salvadori
July 8, 2015

Lots of noise, lots of music and lots of money spent…which is the way any good motorcycle rally should be. Tens of thousands of motorcyclists, the majority riding Harleys, converged on the California town of Hollister for the 2015 Independence Day weekend, and it all went quite well. Since this... Read more »

Highway Runaways Ride with Lana MacNaughton Kicks off July 3

Highway Runaways Ride

Rider Magazine Staff
June 30, 2015

Renowned photographer and motorcyclist Lana MacNaughton is leading four of her female friends on a cross country Harley-Davidson motorcycle journey starting Friday, July 3, when she kicks off the Highway Runaways Ride in Brooklyn, New York. This four-week tour will end in San Francisco. The Highway Runaways... Read more »

Getting Started on Your First Motorcycle Camping Tour

All the gear for a luxury camping experience anywhere in the world will comfortably fit in the panniers and two duffel bags.

Steven M. Green
June 26, 2015

Living in Michigan in my youth, I once took a multi-day motorcycle camping tour on a Honda CB750, traveling into Canada and around the Great Lakes. My gear consisted of a basic Boy Scout pup tent, sleeping bag and a mess kit. Wearing a leather jacket and jeans and packing a yellow rain suit from the... Read more »

Motorcycle Camping Checklist

All the gear for a luxury camping experience anywhere in the world will comfortably fit in the panniers and two duffel bags.

Steven M. Green
June 26, 2015

Use this as a baseline to get started. Add or remove items to suit. Once you’ve camped a few times, add your location on the bike for each item to the list, as putting items in the same location consistently will help you find things and set up camp. For instance, “TENT – left pannier.” RIDING... Read more »

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