Archive for the ‘Motorcycle Sport-Touring’ Category

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Happy Birthday Rider Magazine: 35 Years Old I’ve been enjoying a number of motorcycle mags every month for many years. Rider magazine is among those and their April 2009 issue contains a series of articles that are likely of interest to many riders. One of my favorite articles in this issue is “Touchstones” (p. 64), […]

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Enjoying sport-touring is optimized by a blend of the following: ♦ Rider skill and competence ♦ Being in relatively good physical shape ♦ Maintaining a continued level of mental alertness ♦ Riding with the right gear to keep you comfortable Your motorcycle touring jacket is an important component of your riding gear. And the “comfort” […]

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

At the end of 2008, the boys over at did a great job reviewing many of the bikes that this website features. Here are a few differences: ♦ They reviewed both versions of the Yamaha FJR 1300: With and without the electric shifting.  (FJR 1300 “AE” is the electric shifting model). ♦ They […]

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

OK, below is a link to a lengthy article I wrote on wet-weather riding, particularly from the viewpoint of a long-distance motorcycle rider. It’s over at, where the format covers a broad variety of motorcycle interests. Obviously there are lots of bikers who avoid riding in the rain, but if you are going on […]

Monday, October 13th, 2008

If you are a seasoned sport-touring rider, you probably have a few pair of motorcycle gloves in your garage. Maybe more than a few? Perhaps you’ve got some riding gloves for when it’s hot. And you’d need very different motorcycle gloves for when it’s cooler. Neither of those might work when it rains, so you […]

Friday, October 10th, 2008

This month the big German motorbike maker announced they’re upgrading their BMW K 1200 GT to a K 1300 GT for 2009. To note the obvious (at least for this website), the GT (Grand Touring) is BMW’s younger, high-performance, sport-tourer. (In contrast to the grand daddy of the sport-touring world, the BMW “RT” series). Although […]