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“King Kenny” Roberts: AMA Legend, American Road Racing Hero

by Jo Kelley

Kenny Roberts, Yamaha factory rider of 13 years, spent his career defying the odds.

Decades later, he’s still making his mark on the track.

Growing up in rural Modesto, California, in the early 1960s, 12-year-old Kenny Roberts was into horseback riding. After mounting a minibike following a friendly dare, however, that all changed. Soon, the youngster was dismantling his father’s lawnmower, needing its engine to create his very own motorcycle. From then on, his fate was sealed.

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2016 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Review and Specs

by Logan Reed

There’s more to the Harley Iron 883 than meets the eye.

What is it about the 2016 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 that revs my engine? Could it be how true its design has stayed since inception? Or the way it handles in the infamous concrete jungle?

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Ultimate List of Fall 2019 Motorcycle Rallies by State

by RumbleOn Road Captain

Nothing like a good ol’ motorcycle rally to get your biker senses tingling, and this Fall will be chock-full of them.

Summer is nearly over and some of us are truly heartbroken about it. In fact, if it weren’t for all the upcoming bike rallies I have to look forward to, I’m not so sure fall and I would be on the best of terms. 

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Tips for International Motorcycle Touring

by Jo Kelley

Before you saddle up for your first overseas adventure, you’d best know what to expect.

Most of us have a bucket list full of places we’ll only be able to visit once in this lifetime, which is daunting when you consider all you have to do to get there: months of planning, creating a budget, and buying the appropriate gear. So, before you move that kickstand even a centimeter off the ground, do yourself, your bucket list, and your wallet a favor and plan ahead. 

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The Original Indian Wrecking Crew: Pioneers of the American Flat Track

by Jo Kelley

Dominating the flat track since before many of us were born, the original Indian “Wrecking Crew” left an enduring mark on American and Indian Motorcycle history.

The history of Indian Motorcycles runs deep for anyone who’s ridden a straight-away at death-defying speeds, and members of the newest Indian “Wrecking Crew” can attest.

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