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Motorcycle Touring and Travel

Motorcycle tour and travel are some of the core activities of the cruiser rider. Whether it’s to local events or out of town for a larger rally, taking your bike out for the long haul and stretching its legs is a great way to enjoy the freedom of being a motorcyclist. The Motorcycle Cruiser editors are always out looking for the best touring roads and the best motorcycles to ride them. From the West Coast to the East and from baggers to sport touring motorcycles, Motorcycle Cruiser is your destination for info on two-wheeled touring and travel.

Motorcycle Touring Gear

When you hit the road for a long motorcycle trip, your protective gear needs to protect you from a lot more than just an accident. Motorcycle touring has a tendency to bring you through several different climates and terrains and your motorcycle touring gear needs to be ready for whatever nature throws at you. From sweltering heat to icy roads, insulation and venting are both a must when it comes to motorcycle touring jackets and pants, as are comfort and style. Check back regularly for tips on the best moto touring gear, as well as how to pack for long trips and more advice for life on the road!

  • Mt. Evans

    Geotab lets you get your altitude on, so you can start planning your next lofty road trip

    Geotab analyzed map and satellite data for every state and published the results in an interactive webpage.
  • Scorpion Yosemite XDR Motorcycle Adventure Touring Jacket

    This riding gear will get you noticed in all types of light and weather conditions

    With darkness and inclement weather the norm this time of year, it makes sense to grab some hi-viz gear for your next ride. Check out our picks here.
  • Frye Folsom Combat Boots

    Or how I stopped worrying and learned to love internet shopping

    Frye’s Folsom Combat Boots look and feel as good on the street as they perform in the saddle.
  • Norton

    John Fitzwater’s fuzzy plan to take a 43-year-old Norton Commando around the world

    After he finally rebuilds and restores his nearly 50-year-old Norton, John Fitzwater decides it would be a good idea to ride it around the world.
  • Bell Eliminator helmet

    Helmet features the new ProVision shield along with race-inspired design and industry-leading safety tech

    Bell’s all-new DOT- and ECE-rated Eliminator helmet is designed for a wide range of riders and comes with a proprietary ProVision shield with antifog technology.
  • Classic denim styled in a vented and armored moto jacket

    The Rev’It Crosby is a classic-looking denim jacket with built-in protection and venting for hot-weather motorcycle riding.
  • First Manufacturing Turbine Jacket

    These summer jackets will help you look—and stay—cool

    The solution to hot-weather riding isn’t to strip down. Stay safe and stay cool with these seven summer riding jackets.
  • Pelland will serve as a Yamaha brand ambassador

    Paul Pelland’s moto-crusade continues on a Star Venture bagger

    Yamaha supports former long-distance motorcycle-riding competitor Paul Pelland’s “Chasing the Cure” million-mile journey…

Motorcycle Trips and Destinations

The editors of Motorcycle Cruiser spend tons of time on the road finding the best motorcycle trips and destinations for our readers. From the hottest events with the best custom motorcycles and biker lifestyle to the best roads to ride and places to stop along them–we live the life and are out here to show you how to do the same! So next time you’re planning a motorcycle trip or looking for some road trip ideas, be sure to check Motorcycle Cruiser for tons of great resources!

  • Mt. Evans

    Geotab lets you get your altitude on, so you can start planning your next lofty road trip

    Geotab analyzed map and satellite data for every state and published the results in an interactive webpage.
  • motorcycles lined up in front of Bratstyle booth

    Flat-tracking the vintage and custom bikes from the Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show

    Gallery of the custom and vintage motorcycles from the Mooneyes Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show going head-to-head flat-tracking at the Okie Dokie Races!
  • Shinya Kimura's SR500 custom

    Photos from Japan’s hottest car and bike show

    Tons of custom bike pictures from the hottest custom car and bike show in Japan—the Mooneyes Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama!
  • Polaris Slingshot at the 2018 IMS Show

    Virtual reality, electric motorcycles, a wheelie machine, and Slingshot rides made this year’s Long Beach IMS more interactive than ever

    The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows got its 2018–2019 season off to a roaring start thanks to a slew of entertaining interactive displays.
  • Norton

    John Fitzwater’s fuzzy plan to take a 43-year-old Norton Commando around the world

    After he finally rebuilds and restores his nearly 50-year-old Norton, John Fitzwater decides it would be a good idea to ride it around the world.
  • Kelly Yazdi, Leader of the Wild Gypsy Tour

    Chasing my dreams to Sturgis and finding the best of both worlds

    A chocolatier chases his motorcycle dreams across the country to the Sturgis motorcycle rally!
  • six-cylinder honda CBX

    The country’s premier vintage motorcycle event has something for everyone in its 29th year

    With a full slate of racing, stunts, bike shows, and the nation’s largest swap meet for vintage bikes, AMA’s Vintage Motorcycle Days rolls into its 29th year.
  • Pelland will serve as a Yamaha brand ambassador

    Paul Pelland’s moto-crusade continues on a Star Venture bagger

    Yamaha supports former long-distance motorcycle-riding competitor Paul Pelland’s “Chasing the Cure” million-mile journey…