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A Whirlwind Motorcycle Tour in OregonSierra Nevadas: Three Days and Three Rides in California’s Motorcycle PlaygroundExploring Historic Southern Arizona on a Honda CB500XAn Alaskan Motorcycle Adventure How-ToDown To Downieville: Rural California Motorcycle RideThe Real South Carolina—Once Around The Palmetto StateNew England: Revisiting Old Haunts, And Some New, In The Six StatesPigeon River Country: Sport Touring in MichiganAdventure on the Alcan: From Dawson Creek to Delta Junction and BeyondCrystal River Riding Reboot—Motorcycle Riding in Florida
A Whirlwind Motorcycle Tour in Oregon
Sierra Nevadas: Three Days and Three Rides in California’s Motorcycle Playground
Exploring Historic Southern Arizona on a Honda CB500X
An Alaskan Motorcycle Adventure How-To
Down To Downieville: Rural California Motorcycle Ride
The Real South Carolina—Once Around The Palmetto State
New England: Revisiting Old Haunts, And Some New, In The Six States
Pigeon River Country: Sport Touring in Michigan
Adventure on the Alcan: From Dawson Creek to Delta Junction and Beyond
Crystal River Riding Reboot—Motorcycle Riding in Florida

Features

motorcycle chaptering

Motorcycle Travel By Chaptering

Chap·ter·ing (chap’-ter-ing) v. 1. To tour cross-country, intermittently, by motorcycle. 2. Completing a series... Read more »

Event Data Recorders

On the Record—Event Data Recorders

There’s a feature on several new 2014 motorcycles that the dealer probably won’t tell you about unless you... Read more »

Chuck Frick

Chuck’s Race—Anything Can Happen….

Youngest brother Chuck, front and center as usual on his 1979 Gold Wing, with Ken, the author (or oldest brother)... Read more »

Carl Stearns Clancy

Clancy’s Conquest: The First Ride Around the World

Clancy strikes a pensive pose in the French countryside in the spring of 1913. After brokering an order for 100... Read more »

Independence Pass

Searching for Colorado Roots in the Rockies

A riot of fireweed makes a brief, Technicolor appearance on south-facing slopes near the top of Independence Pass.... Read more »

Top Stories

BMW R nineT

2014 BMW R nineT—Road Test

A wide handlebar, slight forward lean and mildly raised footpegs give thenineT good cornering ergonomics. Ground... Read more »

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2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler: Ridden & Rated

As the only OEM other than BRP building trikes in-house, Harley-Davidson satisfies some of the growing demand for... Read more »

2015 Indian Scout

2015 Indian Scout: Ridden & Rated

The red paint, tan solo seat and black-and-chrome headlight nacelle may be old-school, but the new Scout is anything... Read more »

2015 Victory Magnum in Ness Midnight Cherry

2015 Victory Magnum—Ridden & Rated

The Magnum is first and foremost about making a statement, but underneath the flashy paint and chrome is the very... Read more »

2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure

2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure – First Look

2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure With 131 horsepower and 80 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel, few would accuse KTM’s... Read more »

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