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MV Agusta International Women’s Day Event

This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) held particular significance for me as I had the distinct privilege of touring the KTM North American headquarters...

2024 Adventure Bikes with Kevin Duke (Part 2) | Ep. 69 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Episode 69 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast is sponsored by FLY Racing. Host Greg Drevenstedt invites his friend Kevin Duke, a veteran motojournalist...

10 Most Significant Motorcycles of the Last 50 Years

The following feature on the 10 most significant motorcycles of the last 50 years first appeared in the March issue of Rider as part...

2024 Motorcycles with Kevin Duke (Part 1) | Ep. 68 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Episode 68 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast is sponsored by FLY Racing. Host Greg Drevenstedt talks with his friend Kevin Duke, a longtime...

Riding South Dakota’s Black Hills BDR-X

If you’re looking for a golden adventure riding opportunity, the Black Hills BDR-X marks the spot. Backcountry Discovery Routes are adventure/dual‑­sport routes that typically...

Two-Up on a 1971 Triumph Daytona from Texas to California

In May 1974, my wife and I, then students at Baylor University in Texas, took advantage of the break between semesters to ride two-up...

Confessions of a BMW Addict

As a young motorcyclist, I discovered BMW by accident. In the summer of 2003, I was cruising along the Blue Ridge Parkway on my...

The Ups and Downs of My First East Tennessee Motorcycle Ride

When I’m traveling and tell other riders that I’m from Tennessee, they tell me they’re jealous. They talk about how lucky I am to...

Riding From Gunnison, Colorado, to Hovenweep National Monument

C. Jane Taylor’s moto memoir Spirit Traffic was published in 2022. That summer, she and her husband embarked on a 97‑­day cross‑­country book tour...

The Long Impact of a Short Ride on a 1980 Honda CM400E

My first motorcycle was a 1980 Honda CM400E. It wasn’t fast, and the brakes were lousy, but it delivered some memorable rides. One ride...

An India Motorcycle Trip from Head to Toe

It came to me in the middle of the night, as most great ideas do: I would take an India motorcycle trip, crossing from...

An Old West Motorcycle Tour to 3 Haunted Hotels

It’s always fun to have a theme for a motorcycle tour, and my plan for a late August ride was a four-day loop from...

19 Common Motorcycle Myths

As a rider for over 50 years and writer for motorcycle magazines for more than 25 years, I’ve heard motorcyclists spout some bizarre beliefs....

Inaugural BMW Motorrad Days Americas at Barber Vintage Festival a Success

America should designate a national park dedicated to motorcycles, and I nominate the Barber Vintage Motorsports Park. Set on 880 acres in the lush,...

Ellie Cooper | Ep. 67 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Our guest on Episode 67 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast is Ellie Cooper, who got trapped in India during the Covid lockdown and...

Making Memories While Motorcycle Camping With My Son

Although I know my dad rode a motorcycle when he was younger, I don’t have any memories of him doing so. Nor do I...

Adriatic Moto Tours Western Alps Adventure Review

What do Evian spring water, Gruyère cheese, and St. Bernard dogs have in common? Prior to going on the Western Alps Adventure with Adriatic...

The Return of the Moonshine Lunch Run | Favorite Ride

This Favorite Ride doesn’t include a route map because it’s all about a single destination: the corner of 300 Road and 600 Street in...

A Flagstaff to Albuquerque Motorcycle Ride on a Less Obvious Route

If you blindly follow your GPS, a Flagstaff to Albuquerque motorcycle ride is a 320‑­mile drone on Interstate 40. That’s fine if Point A...

Motorcycle Cannonball | Ep. 66 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Our guests on Episode 66 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast are Jonas Zahn and Brenda Kuhl, who are competing in the 2023 Motorcycle...

Riding in Beautiful Circles: A Southern Oregon Motorcycle Ride

There is just something about southern Oregon. It can be difficult to choose between the area’s rolling grasslands, towering evergreens, high mountain lakes, quaint...

Lessons Learned on a Wandering West Virginia Motorcycle Ride

We all have beliefs about what’s expected of a motorcycle camper, and sometimes it takes a certain situation to bring those expectations to the...

Rally for Rangers | Ep. 65 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Our guest on Episode 65 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast is Tom Medema, co-founder of Rally for Rangers, a nonprofit organization whose mission...

Moto Morini: A History of Motorcycling’s Best-Kept Secret

Founded in Bologna in 1937 by Alfonso Morini, Moto Morini was formerly a small but prestigious family concern whose sporting flair brought it widespread...

A Yamaha Ténéré 700 Adventure from Biarritz, France, to the Bardenas Badlands

The following Yamaha Ténéré 700 adventure story about a trip to beat the winter blues in France came from a new contributor, Jean-François Muguet,...

Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari: Cold Kiwi Cosplay For a Good Cause

The biannual Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari is a test of endurance, with participants traveling 150 miles through near-freezing temperatures on city scooters. It crosses...

Kentucky Motorcycle Ride: Exploring Mammoth Cave and Bowling Green

It’s funny how sometimes the best parts of a motorcycle trip have nothing to do with the destination or even the motorcycle. One such...

The Ride Home: A Trans Euro Trail Tale, Part 2

We published the first part of Owen Howells’ story and photos about riding the Trans Euro Trail in Albania in our Nov. 2022 Adventure...

Quinn Redeker | Ep. 64 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Our guest on Episode 64 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast is Quinn Redeker, who is the BMW Authority Brand Ambassador for North America....

How the West was Won: Finishing the TransAmerica Trail

We published Dave Scott’s story about riding the TransAmerica Trail from North Carolina to Colorado in our November 2022 Adventure Issue and on our...

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