One HELL of a Woman!

Interview with Voni Glaves: Her Million Miles of Smiles

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Jan 24, 2014 by   Interview with Voni Glaves: Her Million Miles of Smiles

RR: What first interested you in riding motorcycles? Continue reading “One HELL of a Woman!”

Touring Tip: Risk of Winter Riding

Be Aware and be smart

Jan 10, 2014  by

Touring Tip: Risk of Winter Riding

We’ve recently been caught in the grip of a particularly cold blast of winter weather. So it bears repeating, from a previous Touring Tip, some of the additional risks of riding in cold weather. Here are seven worth keeping in mind: Continue reading “Touring Tip: Risk of Winter Riding”

RoadRUNNER’s Top Five Big Adventure Bikes for 2014

Nov 02, 2013  by

RoadRUNNER's Top Five Big Adventure Bikes for 2014

The large displacement adventure bike category has been a bright spot for the motorcycle industry over the past few years. The segment has seen sales growth that bucks the trend across the rest of the motorcycle landscape. This has resulted in a plethora of choices for the buyer. But which bike is best? We’ve ranked what we think are the top five 1,000cc plus adventure bikes on the market for 2014. Continue reading “RoadRUNNER’s Top Five Big Adventure Bikes for 2014”

Touring Tip: Know Your Riding Risk Factors

I think everyone should save this article as a reminder how important it is for all of us to take stock in our bike, our minds and everything that is said below regarding being safe.  Never take for granted riding anywhere even if it’s around the corner to a store.  Don’t be paranoid but be aware….and be safe out there.
Oct 04, 2013 by

Touring Tip: Know Your Riding Risk Factors

There are some similarities between the causes of plane crashes and the reasons for motorcycle accidents: it’s often a combination of factors, or risks, that cause incidents in both cases. And in both, the fundamental cause can usually be traced back to “human error.” Just as in doing a preflight check before flying your own airplane, a motorcyclist should take stock of his or her risk factors before their ride. Unlike the airline industry, which has many rules, regulations, and certifications in place to help prevent accidents, the motorcycle rider is pretty much on their own.

The Venn diagram below shows one way of thinking about four fundamental categories of rider risk and how they can overlap to create even higher levels of accident risk to riders.Touring Tip: Know Your Riding Risk Factors

The Four Rs For Evaluating Motorcycle Riding Risk Continue reading “Touring Tip: Know Your Riding Risk Factors”

Building Friendships on a Motorcycle

Such a simple story but touching one too….by Luke Swab via


Building Friendships on a Motorcycle

For the last nine days I have been riding with Joe Trey from where I met him in Fairplay, CO, to the end of the Trans American Trail in Port Orford, OR. Joe is my new friend, as I had never met him before this trip. One of the beautiful things about traveling with someone, whether it’s on a bike or not, is the expedited growth in a relationship. Continue reading “Building Friendships on a Motorcycle”

Icon Variant Helmet

Love the look of the DS helmets do not love the drag many report at highways speeds.  This Icon looks and sounds like a decent DS alternative to its more expensive cousins like BMW, Arai and Shoei.


Mar 20, 2013 by

Maintaining Clutch, Brake, Throttle Controls, and Cables

Aug 26, 2012 by

Most motorcycles use cables to connect the twist grip to the carb(s) or throttle bodies; many also use cables for the clutch, cold-start control, and even brakes. Servicing these critical components is fairly simple and prevents problems later. Maintenance intervals vary, and bikes ridden in dust, sand, or mud need extra maintenance. It’s good to at least perform a thorough control service annually; check the owner’s manual for recommendations. Continue reading “Maintaining Clutch, Brake, Throttle Controls, and Cables”

YAMAHA Super Ténéré (pronounced like “tay-nay-ray”)

Tested: 2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré

DateSunday, December 4, 2011 at 11:26AM

Photos by Tom Riles and Brian Nelson

by Ken Freund

Yamaha has been selling this new Super Ténéré adventure-touring model in Europe for several years now and is finally bringing it to North America. Ténéré (pronounced like “tay-nay-ray”) is the word for “desert” in the language of the Tuareg tribe that resides in the region of the Sahara where Timbuktu is located. The first bike to carry the Super Ténéré name was the 1989 XTZ750 twin and it won the trans-Saharan Dakar Rally six times — so this new machine has good DNA! Continue reading “YAMAHA Super Ténéré (pronounced like “tay-nay-ray”)”

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