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BMW Announces Pricing on New K 1600 B Bagger

2018 BMW K 1600 B bagger. Photos courtesy of BMW Motorrad.

We’ve been watching updates on the new 2018 BMW K 1600 B bagger with greedy anticipation. A 1,649cc in-line six-cylinder making 160 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque? All the trick electronics and luxurious creature comforts of BMW’s top-of-the-line sport tourer? Sign us up. One major lingering question was: how much will it cost? BMW has answered that, providing an ...

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Special Retrospective: Victory V92C | First Ride Review

Victory V92C

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the September 1997 issue of Rider. If an American company like Polaris is going to jump feet first into the motorcycle market with one bike in the late 1990s, it has to be with a cruiser. The trick was, how do you make that cruiser stand out in the veritable sea of V-twins, ...

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Ducati to Auction ‘CHIPS’ Bike for Charity

A Ducati Hypermotard used in the filming of CHIPS will be auctioned off for charity.

Ducati North America is offering film fans and motorcycle enthusiasts the opportunity to own a piece of the upcoming movie “CHIPS.” The Hypermotard motorcycle, ridden in the film by Dax Shepard–who not only stars in but also wrote and directed the film–and co-star Michael Peña, will be up for auction on eBay For Charity. Bidding for the Ducati Hypermotard will begin ...

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Interview: Round-the-World Record Setter Urs ‘Grizzly’ Pedraita

Urs "Grizzly" Pedraita and his Victory Cross Country.

Despite his nickname, Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita is a friendly, soft-spoken 52-year-old from Switzerland who could easily be your family doctor or accountant. But deep down Grizzly is tougher and more bearlike than most of us. In addition to holding the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the planet by motorcycle on the shortest route—16 days—in 2016 Grizzly smashed the record ...

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Indian Motorcycle Announces Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Chieftain

2017 Limited Edition Jack Daniel's Indian Chieftain.

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, and the Jack Daniel Distillery, America’s first registered distillery, have announced the availability of a Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain, the second such collaboration. The first was in 2016, when the two brands came together to create the Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Indian Chief Vintage in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of ...

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BDR Receives the 2017 AMA Hazel Kolb Brighter Image Award

Riders on the Nevada BDR.

The Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and protecting off-highway routes for dual sport and adventure motorcycle travel, is the recipient of the 2017 AMA Hazel Kolb Brighter Image Award.  The AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) recognized BDR for making outstanding contributions to the motorcycling community, and for creating good publicity for motorcyclists. The Award was presented ...

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Olympia 730 Touch Screen Gloves – Review

Olympia 730 Touch Screen Gloves

Touchscreen-friendly gloves are becoming more common in the motorcycle retail market. The problem is that most of those gloves have an entire fingertip encased with touchscreen material. Trying to navigate a smartphone or GPS with that mass of material can be like trying to play piano with your elbows—more than a little clumsy. With this in mind, Olympia has designed ...

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Indian Motorcycle at Daytona Bike Week

Indian Scout FTR750 Flat Track race bike: now for sale for a cool $50k.

Riders heading to Daytona Bike Week will find a plethora of activities and attractions from Indian Motorcycle, including a custom bagger showcase, demo rides for all new 2017 models and a chance to win a 2017 Indian Chieftain. In addition, Indian’s new “Wrecking Crew” race team will make their debut at the American Flat Track season opener at Daytona International ...

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AMA Gypsy Tours Schedule for 2017


Since the 1910s, the AMA (and its predecessors) have held organized rides called Gypsy Tours. Originally, a Gypsy Tour was an overnight event with organized road rides and other activities of interest to motorcycle enthusiasts, where groups of riders would converge on a single destination. Gypsy Tours were staged in different parts of the country and typically occurred on the same ...

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9th Annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Celebrates 50 Years of the Norton Commando

1973 Norton Commando 850.

Each year, attendees at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering marvel at the more than 400 motorcycles, scooters and bicycles across a variety of categories, from rare specimens in the Antique class to the most innovative designs in the Custom/Modified class. This year the festivities will be centered around the 50th Anniversary of the Norton Commando, setting the tone for the event while spotlighting ...

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