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The Pioneers of Motorcycle Touring

Mar 2, 2019 6:00:00 PM / by Jo Kelley

Motorcycle Touring Pioneers through History

Touring this great country can often be one of the most rewarding experiences for new and long-time riders. Sliding onto one of your favorite Honda touring motorcycles, or any of the best touring motorcycles for that matter, and knowing you are moments away from embarking on a journey you’ll probably end up sharing with your grandkids someday, is a feeling worth remembering all on its own.

Motorcycle tours (U.S.A.-exclusive or not) provide a means of becoming more in touch with oneself and, not to mention, some fantastic bragging rights when it comes to the best motorcycle roads in the world. Whether you’re saddling up for a journey that takes you coast to coast, or one that takes you across continents, one thing’s for sure: it’s bound to be the ride of your life.  

For those of you who fancy the occasional extended motorcycle road trip, it’s worth noting some of the pioneer riders who traveled great distances regardless of whether or not they were equipped with a Honda Gold Wing or another one of the best sport touring motorcycles to date. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that some of the motorcycles these brave bikers rode weren’t equipped for an extended motorcycle road trip at all.

Intrigued? I was, too. Check out the slideshow below to  learn about some of the pioneers of long-distance motorcycle tours!


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Jo Kelley

Written by Jo Kelley

I cover the history of motorcycles, motorcycle news, and tell the stories of some of the most popular brands.