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Utah, Highway 12 Bliss! The RTW is the perfect bike to ride this road - takes you into the zone... #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #r1200rt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa #motorcycledaily

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Star Motorcycles Reabsorbed Into The Yamaha Motorcycle Family

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Via Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com : Star Motorcycles Reabsorbed Into The Yamaha Motorcycle Family In 1996, the cruiser market in America was introduced to the initial Star motorcycle, the  Royal Star . Over the next few years, more Stars appeared on  Yamaha ’s manifest, in the form of V-Stars , Drag Stars , and Royal Star variations. In 2006, the company decided to commit to the flourishing line of motorcycles by creating  Star Motorcycles  as a brand separate from the mothership, much as Toyota did with Lexus and Nissan with Infiniti . Eventually journalists and riders, alike, became accustomed to what, at first, seemed arbitrary and unnatural – since Yamaha logos were still featured in discreet locations on Star Motorcycles. 1996 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Classic 2006 Star Stratoliner Press Introduction Well, now that’s going to change. A few weeks ago, we noticed that  starmotorcycles.com  was forwarding to  Yamaha’s website . So, we inquired with our media contacts and have now h

Even a K16 looks tiny when compared to Redwoods :) #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #r1200rt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa #motorcycledaily

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Good Gear For Great Rides – Spring 2016 Buyer’s Guide

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Via Rider Magazine : Good Gear For Great Rides – Spring 2016 Buyer’s Guide Vega Stealth Helmet Vega Stealth Helmet Exotic carbon fiber is now a well-established material for building lightweight, but generally very expensive, motorcycle helmets as well as parts and bodywork. Vega has cracked the price barrier with its F117 Stealth Carbon Fiber helmet, which costs a mere $289.99 in black or $299.99 in graphics and tipped our scales at just 50.5 ounces. The F117 meets both DOT and ECE 22.05 standards, has a fully removable and washable plush-pillow liner that is speaker ready and comes with an anti-fog, anti-scratch clear outer shield and an internal drop-down smoke sun shield. The helmet is cozy inside and the three-stage Air-Flo ventilation system works well, though the helmet is noisier than some. Fit and finish are very good, there’s a quick-release chinstrap and both the outer and drop-down shields are easily interchanged with smoke, mirror or amber versions. vegahelmet.com Read

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Beautiful Highway 212, Beartooth Pass (MT). #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #r1200rt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa #motorcycledaily

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Four Things You Should Never Do After a Motorcycle Accident

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Via Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com : Four Things You Should Never Do After a Motorcycle Accident Houston-based injury and accident attorney, John Zaid, provides some sound advice for what not to do following a motorcycle accident – or any vehicular accident. —Ed. Even if you are a very safe and responsible motorcycle rider, you may have the misfortune of getting into an accident at some point. And if it does ever happen, you should know exactly what to do to prevent causing further problems by avoiding one of these common mistakes. Never   admit fault at the scene When it comes to determining fault, very few vehicle accidents are cut and dried. Your perception of what happened might not be entirely accurate, even if you think you were the one who caused it. That’s why you should never tell the other driver or a police officer that you accept blame for the accident. You should even avoid apologizing, as your kindness might be misinterpreted. Embed from Getty Images It’s okay t

Tranquility (Alta Lakes, Westerm CO) #luxludusmedia #luxludusphotographyllc #photooftheday #picoftheday #photographingtheworld

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Highway CO-62, just West of Ridgway (Fall 2014 Tour) #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #k1600gt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa #motorcycledaily

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Oregon (Fall 2011 Tour) #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #k1600gt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa #motorcycledaily

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Near Moab, UT (Summer 2014 Tour) Have a safe week-end! #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #k1600gt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa #motorcycledaily

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Buffalo Bill Reservoir (Just West of Cody WY) #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #r1200rt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa #motorcycledaily

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Some areas of NE fit into the 'Big Sky Country' moniker just as well as MT and WY :). From the Summer 2015 Tour; Highway NE-20 between Valentine and Merriman. #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #r1200rt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa #motorcycledaily

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HWY-95 UT. #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #r1200rt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa #motorcycledaily

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On assignment... Might be a slow week. Please bear with me!

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HWY-64, NM; on the way to Taos (Spring 2015 Tour) #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #r1200rt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa #motorcycledaily

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Carving the mountain roads of Colorado (Spring 2014 Tour) #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #k1600gt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa

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Capitol Reef, UT (Summer 2015 Tour) - Have I mentioned I love UT? #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #r1200rt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa

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Northern New Mexico (Spring 2014 Tour) #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #k1600gt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa

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CO-92. A really fun road with very little traffic. And scenic to boot... #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #k1600gt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa

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Northern Utah (HWY 128) #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #r1200rt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa

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MO Wrenching: Adjusting Ride Height To Account For Tire Diameter

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Via Motorcycle.com : MO Wrenching: Adjusting Ride Height To Account For Tire Diameter One thing that many riders fail to consider when changing brands or models of tires – even those marked as the same size – is that the new tire will often alter the outer diameter of the complete wheel assembly. So, if you’ve meticulously set up your bike’s ride height to tune its handling or if you’ve just been happy with the turning characteristics of your motorcycle with the old tires, you might want to account for the change in tire diameter so that you can maintain the same chassis attitude. If you stayed awake during geometry class, you know that, if the circumference of a circle increases or decreases, the radius does, too. In the case of motorcycles, the radius is the distance from the axle to the ground. Having the front radius increase while the rear decreases could turn your razor-sharp canyon weapon to a slow-steering dump truck. While it’s possible to measure tire circumference with the

Utah! #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #k1600gt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa

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Reprocessed and quick cleanup of all the distracting fence poles, trailers, etc... From the 2014 Tour #bmwmotorradusa #bmwmotorrad #motorcycletourplanning #motorcycletripplanning #k1600gt

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Michelin Anakee Wild Tire Review

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Via Motorcycle.com : Michelin Anakee Wild Tire Review What it is, really, is a street-going knobby for big, heavy adventure bikes, which are all the rage lately in case you hadn’t noticed. The leader of that dusty, BMW R1200GS -riding pack has for years been the Continental TKC80 , which Michelin had squarely in its sights with the new Anakee Wild , as well as your Metzeler Karoo 3 and Heidenau K60 Scout . The Anakee Wild (not to be confused with the Anakee 3) cleans all their clocks, according to Michelin (as well as being good at cleaning itself in mud). The main problem with street knobbies is lack of mileage; Michelin says independent lab Dekra came up with these results compared to the leading brand. On pavement, you’ll notice the spider chart rates the Michelin 30% higher in high-speed stability as well (based on Michelin’s own testing). According to the engineers Michelin shipped in from France to ride around with us for a day up in Ballinger Canyon, California, that’s most

Million Dollar Highway (CO-550), between Silverton and Ouroay. #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #r1200rt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa

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Blast from the past - K1200GT (ca. 2009) #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #k1200gt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa

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Million Dollar Highway - Riding into Silverton (CO) (Summer 2015 Tour) #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #r1200rt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa

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Shiprock, NM (Spring 2015 Tour) #luxludusmedia #motorcycletourplanning #touring #motorcycletouring #motorcycletripplanning #r1200rt #motorcycletourplanning #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorradusa

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