Blog Section: Motoholic

HOG Members Get Free Admission and VIP Access to Harley-Davidson Museum

Dec 23, 2015 View Comments by

The Harley-Davidson Museum is swinging its doors wide open to all Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) members around the world by adding unlimited admission and VIP access to more than 112 years of Harley-Davidson history to its package of exclusive membership benefits. Beginning this month, all Full, Life and Associate H.O.G. members will be treated to […]

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Superbike-Coach! Keeping Your Skills on Track

Dec 07, 2015 View Comments by

I take riding seriously. I maintain my motorcycle: tires inflated, chain lubricated—check. I wear protective riding gear: armored jacket, leather boots—check. I believe in rider training: I have a coach—check. Wait—a coach? While proper motorcycle upkeep and safe riding gear are essential, refining skills is often overlooked. My mechanic has my motorcycle covered, and“Coach” Akkaya […]

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1954 MV Agusta 175 CS Disco Volante

Dec 06, 2015 View Comments by

The Peter Calles Collection Peter Calles, a noted international collector of classic motorcycles, recently finished a full restoration of this rare 1957 MV Agusta motorcycle. The saga behind the MV Agusta marque, however, begins on February 12, 1945 when the company was founded. Prior to that time the Agusta family’s primary enterprise was aviation, but […]

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2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R: More Power, Less Weight

Sep 19, 2015 No Comments

Ducati’s Latest Naked Bike – The open class naked bike segment has exploded over the past few years with a plethora of new models boasting potent combinations of power and performance, with that all-important upright seating position. Ducati’s entries into this competitive arena, the Monster 1200 and 1200 S, have mostly played second fiddle to […]

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Streetfighter vs. Street Fighter

Jul 07, 2012 No Comments

Having Honda’s 2012 CB 1000 R around the RoadRUNNER offices has been a hoot. Designed after the urban streetfighter machines, this factory-built bruiser has been a true joy to flog both around town and on backroads. In recent years, streetfighters have come into their own as home built, or more accurately, “recreated” machines that have […]

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Henry’s Motorcycle

Jun 23, 2012 No Comments

Earlier this spring, Yates put the finishing touches on his Norton Commando. It runs like a top and looks beautiful, as a Norton Commando should. He’s been riding it to work on a regular basis. The poor guy has a 20-plus mile commute to work, most of which is down a windy country road that […]

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Cabin Fever

Jun 02, 2012 No Comments

Weekend before last, Kathy and I had the unenviable task of taking RoadRUNNER’s latest test beast out for a little shakedown ride. Honda’s 2012 CB1000R was in the company garage and needed a little exercise. Christa and Florian’s touring schedules had them on the road just as my schedule curiously opened up. Imagine that? Seeing […]

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Big Boys On Little Toys

May 26, 2012 No Comments

It doesn’t take much to draw me in to something a little crazy (or as Kathy would say, “a lot stupid) especially when it comes to bikes. For years, I’ve wanted to race motorcycles, but just never really had the chance. Money, time, school, and chasing other fantasies, like being a rock star, always seemed […]

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I Love Showing Old Bikes…

May 21, 2012 No Comments

…just not enough to miss a race. That was the dilemma that Yates and I faced last weekend. Saturday, May 12th was the day of the Carolina Classic Motorcycle show sponsored by the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. It is always a super cool event, especially considering that admission is free. And believe me, […]

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House Hunting

May 12, 2012 No Comments

I’m really happy it’s spring. Granted, today isn’t the finest day we’ve had in the last couple of weeks. It’s a little chilly, a lot rainy, and generally not conducive to inspiring an after-work spin through the country. Still, that doesn’t mean all motorcycling activity must grind to a halt. Days like today are good […]

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Supreme Courts: A Good Motel is Hard to Find

May 05, 2012 No Comments

No, I’m not talking about those interstate joints with the instantly recognizable logos and monikers of soothing, focus-group-driven words with the obligatory “Inn” tacked on. The motels I’m looking for are the old-school motor courts. They used to be everywhere, their colorful, flashing neon signs beckoning weary travelers with promises of “Color TV” and “Air-Conditioning.” […]

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A Heavy Monday

Apr 28, 2012 No Comments

Monday mornings always rank low on the spectrum of life. Unfortunately, this past workweek began with a heavy slap of tragedy. I found out that we lost a fellow motorcyclist. I didn’t know Danny; he was a friend of a friend. I’d seen him around and we often exchanged “How’s it goings”. I wasn’t even […]

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It’s a Spring Thing

Apr 21, 2012 No Comments

I think it’s safe to say that winter has officially thrown in the towel here in central North Carolina. The trees are green, flowers are blooming, and last year’s shredded Dunlops have officially been retired… get it, retired? All of the moving parts on the Bandit have been checked out, dialed in, oiled down, and […]

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There Is No “Wrong” Turn

Apr 14, 2012 No Comments

I love gadgets and gizmos as much as the next guy. But I have forsaken one particular moto-accoutrement that so many riders seem to find absolutely indispensable. Yep, I never have warmed up to the GPS. When I’m touring for RoadRUNNER, I have to use one so our mapmakers can have an accurate log of […]

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The Ones That Got Away

Apr 07, 2012 No Comments

We’ve all had the conversation “If you could have any bike, what would it be?” And, of course, there are laundry lists of dream machines that any and every good gear head would love to have gracing their garage, or in most cases, their living rooms. Who wouldn’t love to gaze upon a Vincent Black […]

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