Archive for November, 2011

Edelweiss Bike Travel – Greece Scouting Tour

Nov 23, 2011 View Comments by

Edelweiss just announced the addition of a tour in Greece. The first one, however, will be a scouting tour. Special places you’ll visit along the route include, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Crete, Pelopoissos, Olympia, Sparta or the peninsula of Mani (some details will be figured out later). Just by browsing over a map of Greece you […]

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Motorcycles of the Year – 2012 BMW K 1600 GT and GTL

Nov 21, 2011 View Comments by

When we first set eyes on the new BMW K 1600 GTL and K 1600 GT motorcycles at Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage last December, we had a strong feeling that this dynamic duo was something special. When we finally got to test them (August 2011 issue) our suspicions were confirmed: BMW had hit a […]

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Polaris Builds its First Indian®

Nov 20, 2011 View Comments by

Polaris, which acquired Indian® Motorcycle in April, says it has built the first Indian motorcycle at its Spirit Lake facility. Polaris employees planned to evaluate the motorcycle before production startup; dealer-available units are scheduled to begin in October. The 2012 Indian Motorcycle lineup hasn’t changed, with the Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse and Chief Vintage […]

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Victory Partnering with RoadRUNNER During the IMS

Nov 15, 2011 No Comments

Atten-SHUN! Victory Motorcycles recommends you best have a spit-shine on your boots and get locked into the program – The World’s Most Famous Gunnery Sergeant, R. Lee Ermey, better known as The “Gunny” will storm the Long Beach Convention Center on December 9 and 10, taking command of the Victory Motorcycles display to host Gunny’s […]

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Isle of Man – Racing is Life

Nov 14, 2011 No Comments

The Isle of Man, a tiny island in the Irish Sea between England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, is a world in itself. It’s famous for the oldest motorcycle road race in the world, the Tourist Trophy. “Never, ever in my life would I race here,” I think, riding on the Isle of Man for the […]

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Nov 12, 2011 No Comments

How would you take the news that you have pancreatic cancer, which for many people means an early grave? If you’re former Army Ranger Chris Calaprice you’d decide that it’s a great time for a motorcycle ride. But you wouldn’t just cruise around the neighborhood to clear your head; you’d go to every state. On […]

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Touring Tip: Winterizing Your Bike

Nov 11, 2011 No Comments

(With winter approaching, we are re-publishing our checklist for winterizing your bike, which was originally included in our October 2011 newsletter.) Because mechanical systems perform best when they’re used regularly, the most effective way of preparing your bike for winter is to simply keep riding and maintaining it. But most of us, unfortunately, don’t live […]

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At Eicma CRP Racing presents Energica, the first electric streetbike prototype

Nov 10, 2011 No Comments

Milan November 8 2011. CRP Racing comes to Eicma with the first electric streetbike prototype: Energica. This is a project of international importance, in which CRP, in addition to studying in detail the characteristics of this new electric streetbike, has used the experience gained race after race on the track. The key word is Evolution. […]

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Discover Our Earth Crosses the Finish Line

Nov 10, 2011 No Comments

After 248 days and more than 40,000 miles the motorcycle expedition Discover Our Earth finally arrived in Mieming, Austria, the headquarters of Edelweiss Bike Travel, on July 25. The expedition set off from Austria in November 2010 with more than 30 participants from several countries. It was conceived by Werner Wachter to celebrate 30 years […]

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KTM 350 Freeride

Nov 09, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a great video from our friends at KTM. The video was shot not even an hour away from where I grew up. Doesn’t this look like fun? I even watched the video twice in a row. Last weekend I rode my KTM 450 EXC in Wayne National Forest in Ohio, but it just doesn’t […]

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2012 ZERO Motorcycles

Nov 09, 2011 No Comments

ZERO motorcycles have been around for a couple of years now. As the technology for the batteries improves more motorcyclists decide that these highly efficient bikes are a worthy add on to the garage. Many states offer great incentives to purchase electric vehicles so check with yours to see how much you could save. The […]

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BMW C 600 and C 650 GT Scooters

Nov 08, 2011 No Comments

BMW is coming back into the scooter market with two scooters: the C 600 for the sportier rider, and the C 650 GT for the touring enthusiast. In 2002, BMW produced a scooter called the C1 (the one with the roof), but it tried too hard to remake an entire segment. This time around the […]

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Compass Expeditions adding Turkey to Lineup

Nov 07, 2011 No Comments

Compass Expeditions just announced the addition to Turkey to its tour lineup for 2012. Three different tours will be offered, all 10 days in duration with various departure dates. The tour costs 3990 Euros for the rider or 1990 Euros for Co-Rider. All tours will be on BMW’s GS series motorcycles. Please contact Compass Expeditions […]

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Allan Karl Show and Dinner at Bob’s BMW on Nov. 19th

Nov 07, 2011 No Comments

It takes more than one evening to share a personal journey through 35 countries so back by popular demand to finish what he started last year…world adventurer, author, and motivational raconteur Allan Karl will be at Bob’s BMW sharing his global travels on his GS! If you joined then last year, join them again for […]

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Futuristic New Product from Adaptiv Technologies

Nov 03, 2011 No Comments

RoadRUNNER just got word of an exciting new product,  a luminescent riding jacket. Wayne from Adaptiv Technologies has been working on this jacket for some time now, and we’ll know more about it in December. It’s currently in production and he plans on having it ready for sale early in January. Mark your calendars!

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