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2014 KTM 1190 Adventure / R — Long-term Review

2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R (Photo by Mark Tuttle)

Greg Drevenstedt
January 19, 2015

Chasing the sunset on the 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure. (Photo by Kevin Wing) Photos by Kevin Wing, Rich Cox, Mark Tuttle and Greg Drevenstedt Any day now, our long-term 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure test bike will be going back, and we sure will miss it. The big, orange beast is actually the third in a series... Read more »

Weekly Wrap-Up: January 16, 2015

Brammo Empulse R

Heather Reinhart
January 16, 2015

This is a regular series that highlights the top Rider magazine stories of the week. 1. Polaris Acquires Brammo's Electric Motorcycle Business Perhaps in response to the buzz caused by Harley-Davidson's Project LiveWire electric bike, Polaris Industries, a major investor in Brammo since 2011,... Read more »

Around the World Trip With Edelweiss to Resume in Asia

Moscow to Bangkok with Edelweiss Bike Travel.

Rider Magazine Staff
January 16, 2015

This 63-day, 8,700-mile section will run from August 9 to October 10, 2015, with 44 days of riding and 10 rest days. Participants will visit the leafy Kazak capital, Almaty, at the foot of the Tian Shan Mountain Range; view the endless rows of warriors, horses and armory of the UNESCO listed Terracotta... Read more »

2015 Honda Grom Available in Two New Colors

2015 Honda Grom in Yellow.

Rider Magazine Staff
January 16, 2015

2015 Honda Grom in Yellow.Honda announced today that its ridiculously fun but compact motorcycle, the Grom, will be offered in two additional colors for its second model year. For 2015, Yellow and Pearl White options join the Red and Black versions that were available in its 2014 debut model year, with... Read more »

Polaris Acquires Electric Motorcycle Business from Brammo

Brammo Empulse R

Press Release
January 15, 2015

Brammo Empulse R Polaris Industries Inc. today announced it has acquired the electric motorcycle business of Brammo Inc. In addition, Polaris is acting as a leading investor in a recapitalization of Brammo that enables the company to focus exclusively on the design, development and integration of electric... Read more »

World Records Achieved at Bonhams’ Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction

1950 Vincent Series C “White” Shadow, sold for a record $224,250 at the Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction.

Rider Magazine Staff
January 15, 2015

This 1950 Vincent Series C “White” Shadow sold for a record $224,250 at Bonhams’ Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. Classic motorcycles from Britain filled the ranks of the top grossing machines at Bonhams’ world-famous motorcycle auction in Las Vegas on January 8, 2015. The Vincent brand in particular... Read more »

Agreement Names Harley-Davidson Official Motorcycle of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Harley-Davidson removed a brick from the historic front entrance of its Millwaukee headquarters using a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycle.

Rider Magazine Staff
January 15, 2015

A Harley-Davidson rider removes a brick from the historic front entrance of the company’s Milwaukee headquarters using a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycle. In the spirit of this year’s 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Harley-Davidson and city officials from Sturgis, South Dakota, are finalizing... Read more »

Weekly Wrap-Up: January 9, 2015

Winter Riding

Heather Reinhart
January 9, 2015

This is a regular series that highlights the top Rider magazine stories of the week. 1. Motorcycle Fatalities, Injuries Decline in 2013 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. declined by 6.4 percent from 2012 to... Read more »

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Ban Federal Funding for Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Rider Magazine Staff
January 9, 2015

A bipartisan bill introduced today called the “Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act” would restrict the Secretary of Transportation from granting funds to any government entity for a program to check helmet use or to create checkpoints for an operator of a motorcycle or a passenger on a... Read more »

Motorcyclist Fatalities, Injuries Decline in 2013

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Rider Magazine Staff
January 8, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes declined by 6.4 percent from 2012 to 2013, and the number injured dropped 5.4 percent. In 2013, 4,668 motorcyclist fatalities were reported, down 318 from the 4,986 in 2012. Similarly, 88,000... Read more »

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