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Motorcycle News Roundup - Week of Jan 14, 2019

The Stories You Need to Know This is the news roundup for the last couple of weeks ending today, January 13th of 2019. There’s been a lot of news recently and rather than bore you with all the details, we thought we’d pick the most interesting topics to keep you in the loop on what’s …

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Ducati Ready for Red Tour

Get Ready for the Italian Invasion Ducati wants to show off everything its got. The company will do so with its Ready for Red Tour. On the tour, Ducati will hit 17 locations in major cities across the U.S. The goal will be to share what the company is doing from a technology perspective and showcase …

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Harley-Davidson Study

Go Ride It’s Good For You According to a new study funded by Harley-Davidson, riding a motorcycle can reduce stress and increase focus. The study found that riding a motorcycle also increased heart rates by 11 percent and adrenaline levels by 27 percent. That’s essentially the same as doing a light workout. Reducing stress is …

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Introduction With winter getting into full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere some riders will be packing up their gear and winterizing their bikes until spring. Others will do our best to keep riding throughout the winter and as such, will be breaking out the cold weather riding gear. Winter riding gear an excellent study …

Shark Spartan Helmet

Introduction It’s been a while since webBikeWorld reviewed a helmet from Shark. In fact, it looks like it has been nearly five years since we reviewed the “Raw” helmet. Maybe part of the reason was that Shark went through some changes in USA distribution? Maybe it was just simply that Shark was never quite the …

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Hit-Air MLV-C Motorcycle Airbag Vest

Over the past few months, I have been wearing an MLV-C airbag vest from Hit-Air. During this time I have written about adding an airbag vest to my everyday riding gear and how I came to decide on the Hit-Air MLV-C for me. Now that I’ve had some time to wear the vest on a …

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Hit-Air MLV-C Motorcycle Airbag Vest

Introduction Recently I posted that I had purchased an airbag vest so as one can tell from the title of this writing, I chose to go with the Hit-Air MLV-C Airbag vest. Here’s a look at why I chose the Hit-Air brand and why I chose to go with a vest instead of an airbag …

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SBS Brakes DS-2

The Follow Up to the DS-1 Is Here Brake manufacturer SBS Brakes now has a successor to the popular DS-1 brake pads. It’s appropriately named the DS-2. The brake pads come after more than two years of extensive testing. During that testing, SBS Brakes got an unconventional idea: mount two different compounds for racing use. …

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Washington D.C. Capital Building

More Access to Land for Motorcyclists? Members of the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) and outdoor recreation industry leaders met with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment Jim Hubbard and other officials. According to the press release, the goal of the meeting was to discuss improving access to lands managed by the …

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Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 sport radial tires

The Sporty BATTLAX We recently reported that Bridgestone had some new adventure touring motorcycle tires, but now they have some new tires for sportbike riders, too. The company posted a press release released the BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 Sports Radial Tires. These tires are a continued improvement on the last tires in this line, the S21. The …

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Suzuki VVT system

Say Goodbye to the All-Mechanical Setup Suzuki’s current GSX-R1000 has a variable valve timing system it got from the GSX-RR Moto GP bike. It’s an all-mechanical system and a darn good one. However, it seems Suzuki will drop that tried and true system for a new hydraulic VVT system, according to Cycle World. The publication spotted some patent …

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Bridgestone BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX-41

Ready for Action A new addition to Bridgestone’s adventure touring tire lineup, the BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41 is some seriously advanced rubber. According to the company’s press release, the new adventure touring tire provides better off-road performance and durability than other products available. The new tires will come in four different sizes for the front tire and …

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Honda Power Steering Patent

Power Steering on a Motorcycle? Power steering, while ubiquitous on automobiles, isn’t found on motorcycles. At least, not traditionally. It seems that Honda may add a new power steering system to one of its future bikes. According to MoreBikes, Honda recently filed a patent for a new power steering system. This system differs from the …

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Front view of the Thawdaddy vest

Introduction With winter getting into full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere some riders will be packing up their gear and winterizing their bikes until spring. Others will do our best to keep riding throughout the winter and as such, will be breaking out the cold weather riding gear. Winter riding gear an excellent study …

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Cardo Freecom+ Bluetooth intercom

Better Than Ever Cardo Systems is a Bluetooth communications company that makes comm systems for motorcycle riders. Recently the company unveiled its new Freecom+ Line. The lineup consists or the Freecom 4+, Freecom 2+, and Freecom1+. The lineup delivers improved quality communications to various areas of the market. The Freecom 4+ is a four-way rider-to-rider …

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2019 Honda CB650R

The Middle-Weight Neo Sports Cafe Honda’s dedication to its Neo Sports Cafe like of motorcycles is something you should definitely take note of. The new 2019 CB650R recently got its price of $8,899, which seems very reasonable to me. The bike looks great with a modern, naked bike appeal. The bike gets a 649cc liquid-cooled in-line …

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