If you ever get bored of listening to generic radio talk shows, a great alternative is to check out a podcast. Thousands of podcasts exist on the internet for a variety of topics, and it’s more than likely you’ll be able to find a show that resonates with you if you dig. For example, you’ll have plenty of options if you have a love of motorcycles. Dozens of podcasts all about motorcycles exist on the internet, hosted by both enthusiasts as well as people working in the motorcycle industry. Here are a few great motorcycle podcasts to check out.
Hosted by husband and wife duo Jim and Elizabeth Martin, Adventure Riding Radio is about exactly that: adventure riding. They consider their show to be the world’s leading motorcycle podcast and release a new episode every week covering a variety of topics about motorcycles. They frequently share tips, stories, bike reviews and technology talk as well as sharing their own opinions and the opinions of the guests that join them each and every week.You’re even able to submit your own stories for them to discuss during the show.
If you’re a female bike rider and are looking for a show that focuses more on women riders, check out Motowitch Collective. The host, Koji Helnwein, discusses the topic of motorcycles with women from all over the world and helps them share their own experiences with listeners. Stories usually involve adventures they’ve had, overcoming various problems, and setting world records, and the show covers a variety of motorcycle related topics such as the top South Korean female bikers. The shows are unfortunately not consistently released, but there is plenty of content to go back and listen to if this is up your alley.
Full Tank is a newer motorcycle podcast that began airing in 2019 and is hosted by Rob of the Youtube channel Motobob as well as Tim from Rarefield Road. The goal of this podcast is to keep listeners up to date on all of the latest news involving motorcycles, from biker events to latest releases and much more. The hosts cover a variety of topics each episode (which can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 90) and if you join their private Facebook group they even give listeners the ability to vote on what topics they cover. This means if there’s something in particular you may want to hear about, you can likely get them to discuss it.
These days, there are no shortage of options for ways to travel long distances. With so many options on the market there probably has never been a better time to hop on a bike and cruise the open road. While there are tons of motorcycles that are up for the job, the following four choices are a step above the competition for long-distance motorcycle travel.
KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
If you’re looking to hit the pavement and go off roading, this bike offers the all-around best way to do so. Its off-road focused 21 x 18-inch wheel combo allows you to pick and choose tires based on your current destination. Other features making it great for long distances include a 6.1 gallon gas tank, adjustable windscreen, TFT display to view trip info, and even cruise control if you choose.
Looking for something a little more luxurious? The 1,649cc inline-Six delivers a smooth but powerful drive. Take advantage of its torque on twisty canyon roads or simply cruise down the highway. Tailor your ride to your preferences by adjusting the suspension electronically for smooth, cush rides.
Honda Gold Wing
Since its inception in 1975, this motorcycle has been dominating the roads as the gold standard of long-distance touring. Comfort and wind protection keep you focused on the sights and the sleek engineering makes the bike feel light and maneuverable without exerting much effort. The only downfall is the slightly smaller storage space, but if you travel light, it won’t even matter.
Yamaha Venture Transcontinental
Extra storage plus back support for the rider and passenger give this bike a major advantage for distance riding. Massive torque from the belt drive gives you more than enough power to drive up mountain roads while cruising in style with its 1960s muscle car appearance. Don’t forget all of the navigation, music, and bluetooth tools you’ll have right at your fingertips.
Warm weather is one of the best times to rev up your motorcycle and hit the open road. As summer rolls in, start planning for some amazing road trips. Hopping on your motorcycle is the best way to explore new places. For the summer, these are some awesome places to head to for a fun motorcycle ride:
California’s Pacific Coast Highway
The west coast is an optimal summer adventure. The California Pacific Coast Highway, also known as State Route #1, offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The cool ocean breeze will make you feel like you’ve entered paradise. This route also has towns and attractions along the way for a memorable trip. Some of the best stops are the Santa Barbra Boardwalk, Montecito, Pismo Beach, and Sausalito.
The Black Hills
Take a trip down to South Dakota and find the Black Hills for an unforgettable adventure. This is perfect for motorcyclists to do solo rides or head out with their friends. Follow the Needles Highway through the Black Hills to enjoy magnificent scenery and incredible views. Make sure to head out in August to experience the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and meet bike enthusiasts from all around the world.
The Tail of the Dragon
Ride through Tennessee and North Carolina to experience the Tail of the Dragon. This incredible route consists of U.S. Highways 129 and 318 was dubbed the “Tail of the Dragon” by motorists. It is one of the most famous and popular routes to take and stretches over a magnificent 11 miles. It offers riders tight curves, swift dips, and steep drops for an incredible and invigorating ride.
For 60 miles of beautiful views and an exhilarating ride, take a summer trip along the Peak-to-Peak Highway in Colorado. This unbelievable route is known around the world as one of the most incredible places to ride. It goes through the Rocky Mountains with stunning scenery and the opportunity to explore the great outdoors. Bikers can take the opportunity to hop off their motorcycles and take a hike through the mountains for a truly amazing adventure that’ll mark a great summer.
About Graham Zahoruiko
As Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Public Benefit Corporation, Graham Zahoruiko is leading greater corporate shareholder wealth, public benefit, and social responsibility. Graham gets to exercise a level of independence that is rare in the business world. He needs to rely on himself to deliver on what he has been hired to do. There are no shortcuts, only hard work, and self-reliance. These are qualities intrinsic to Graham Zahoruiko, so it is no wonder that they permeate through his personal life as well. Graham is a motorcycle enthusiast. His most peaceful moments are when he is astride his Harley-Davidson and on the open road. Again, independence is the key. The iconic images of the lone rider tearing across the pavement are certainly romantic, but there is an undeniable beauty to it as well. It is a part of American culture – the independent traveler forging across the country à la the pioneers during westward expansion. The public’s understanding of motorcycle culture is also influenced by popular films – Easy Rider, the Wild Ones, Mad Max. Biker gangs are often a popular trope in these films, echoed by real-world incidences. For instance, the Hell’s Angels at the Altamont Free Concert in 1969 and the violence that ensued.
Graham Zahoruiko was introduced to motorcycle riding as a child when his uncle would give him rides in the front yard. In those days, helmets were optional and Graham and his uncle found themselves on the ground from unsuccessful wheelies. These early experiences manifested themselves into a lifestyle on the bike. Riding has always been a thrill that Graham has enjoyed as it compliments his spontaneous personality. Graham Zahoruiko averages about 5,000 to 7,500 miles during the riding season — April through October — on his black 2013 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softtail Classic.
For Graham and motorcycle riders alike, the open ride provides an immense sense of freedom in the open air. Sometimes with no destination in mind, the motorcycle is the ultimate escape. The open road and the motorcycle community provides the opportunity to meet some of the kindest and most patriotic people. Whether it is a motorcycle rally, event or ride, you always have the chance to meet and learn from interesting people all over the country.
Motorcycle enthusiasts like Graham Zahoruiko have to fight against those negative connotations. To that end, Graham has been able to combine is the love of riding with another one of his passions – philanthropy. Graham regularly participates in fundraising events focusing on motorcycle riding. For example, the 9/11 Ride. The event is organized by America’s 911 Foundation, Inc., and is purposed to remember the heroes, volunteers and victims of September 11th, 2001. Preserving the memories of all those who answered the call on that horrible day is the charge of the ride, and for the best 13 years, they have been very successful. The Ride is an annual event where 100s of riders travel together en mass. For a thousand miles, the caravan rides in formation, visiting each of the three major 9/11 crash sites. The event has grown tremendously, where now major highway interstates are shut down entirely and thousands of spectators line the streets to cheer on the bikers and honor the fallen.