Another-other One Bikes the Dust Yep… Here we are. It’s almost May of 2021, and many of us are still in qazi-lockdowns with things being cancelled left and right once again. The 2021 Tokyo Motor Show is cancelled after the Association of Japanese Car Manufacturers came together and decided that such a large event would …

A Motorcycle Unique to China The last Chinese motorcycle we covered was that pesky Panigale clone, but to shift focus back to the real innovative motorcycles from China; CFMoto has just released their 800MT ADV motorcycle and it certainly packs a few unexpected quirks. Talking about quirks; you might find it interesting that the Chinese …

Six-Times Why be a ‘Street Rossi’ (thanks Yammie Noob) when you can be a Street Marquez? If you’re itching to represent your favorite six-time MotoGP Champion on the streets, Aplinestars has a new Marc Marquez collection to fill the void and certify your hooning when out on the roads. The new Alpinestars collection in question …

19 Million Scooters – 75 Years Vespa pretty much singlehandedly paved the way for modern-day scooters as we know them today. The Italian scooter manufacturer has just hit two very important milestones. The company has managed to successfully reach their 75th birthday, and even more importantly, have surpassed 19 million units sold. 19 million units …

On Tuesday, Harley-Davison was happy to report a nine percent gain in sales in the first quarter of 2021. This was the first sign of success from HD’s Hardwire strategy coming together after it was announced by Jochen Zeitz, Harley-Davidson CEO. The strategy was to combat the American brand’s struggle as of late and a …

Made in China™ Ever dreamed of riding a Panigale V4 with 1/5th the horsepower and half the displacement? Do you want to trick people into thinking you own a $25,000 bike – when really it cost less than half? Quartz.com said it best themselves, “Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before …

Mirror Visors From the Factory We just recently covered Caberg’s newly released entry-level helmet (at an entry-level cost), and now it’s Givi’s turn to add some spices into the pot. Givi just dropped the curtain on their new limited-run editions of the 50.6 Sport Deep helmet. Cost-effective, and incredibly stylish. Givi has nailed the premium …

New Footwear Added to Markdowns Some say there is no greater feeling than picking up a new pair of shoes and the same can be said for moto gear in general. Start this riding season off on the right foot (Ed Note: I love a good moto-pun) and grab yourself some new protective footwear.  Today …

No, you’re not seeing the theoretical offspring from a union of Honda and Energizer battery logos in the photo above. The Enginehawk Hawkeye UV jacket. $499 US It’s the flashy new emblem we’ll soon see adorning the jackets of motorcycle riders all over the world. Enginehawk is the name given to a brand new line …

Introduction It has been a while since my last appearance here on WBW. But when the opportunity to read and review Scraping Pegs appeared in my inbox, I had to jump at it. As a rider and the author of a book (don’t worry, no shameless plug for my book here), I wanted to give …

A Healthy Feature List Sub-$200 Caberg just pulled the sheets on their new 2021 Avalon helmet. The Italian helmet builder has positioned this helmet with hopes that it will be a hot-seller in the entry-level helmet market thanks to it’s premium features and low cost. The Avalon has all the features you would typically find …

Another Certified Pre-Owned Program; Murica’ Edition In November of last year, Triumph rolled out their new ‘Certified Pre-Owned’ motorcycle purchasing program in hopes to offer used motorcycles through their current selling platform. Today, Harley-Davidson has taken notes from Triumph’s playbook and is now offering an in-house program for reselling certified pre-owned motorcycles. Through visiting authorized …

BMW is looking to bring a more innovative approach to making adjustments on the go. They patented gesture controls that will use sensors located on motorcycle handlebars per the drawings.  This new patented technology will get commands from the movements of the rider’s fingers while in the saddle. The drawing shows sensors located either on …

Chasing the Horizon is a podcast put on by and for motorcycle enthusiasts all over the world. In one of its recent podcasts, host Wes Fleming covers the latest news in the motorcycle industry and also welcomes a special guest to Episode 110.  According to Wes Fleming’s bio, he spent 25 years as a rock …

Phase Two, Complete This week, Yamaha pulled the covers on their newly developed (in-house) electric motor that produces a stunning 475 horsepower. For context, the brand new 2021 Chevrolet Corvette produces around the same power figures (490), but this mighty little electric engine is quite literally a fraction the size of the 6.2L V8 found …

Perhaps Another Win For the Champion If you’ve ever heard of Nitro Circus, X Games, or Gymkhana, then I’m sure you’re more than familiar with motocross legend Travis Pastrana. From hillclimbing to rally car, there is no adrenaline-fueled sport that Pastrana hasn’t partaken in. In a strange turn of events, Travis Pastrana has decided to …

Triumph Has a New App to Keep You Safe on the Roads Using the internal accelerometers and sensors located in your smartphone’s internals, Triumph’s new “SOS” mobile app states that it will sense if you have been involved in a collision, and will send an ambulance to your GPS location. If the phone is triggered …

Long Name, Longer Miles No OEM motorcycle lineup is complete without a motorcycle geared towards long-distance touring. MV Agusta has the Turismo Veloce range of bikes to fill this void, and the 2021 edition comes particularly jam-packed with updates and features. At first glance, the 2021 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce comes off as a beautiful …

At the tail end of 2020, Harley-Davidson cut ties with Vance & Hines. Throughout 18 seasons, the duo was able to rack up 107 wins and 10 championships with the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team. After the split, HD jumped back into the racing scene with the Screamin’ Eagle King of …

Customize It Yourself, or Leave It to the Professionals Indian’s newly unveiled 2022 Chief is truly a sight to behold. After the first Chief rolled off of the production line in 1922, Indian has been hard at work over the century updating the motorcycle to give us the bike we have today. Not only has …

The Mighty Ant Returns After a long road to recovery following his (hard to watch) high-side at Jerez circuit back in July of last year, the six-time champion Marc Marques is looking to return to compete in Moto GP events with his first race being in Portugal between the 16th and 18th of April. The …

The London Dragster How do you make an already expensive motorcycle even more expensive? MV Agusta knows the answer to this question better than anyone; they have a knack for making super-rare editions of their standard motorcycles for the world to view in amazement. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer just opened its store in London dubbed …

Wire-Spoked Superveloce? I’m in. Euro 5 regulations haven’t hampered MV Agusta’s 2021 Superveloce, in fact, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer has taken the opportunity to bring some notable updates to the Superveloce line, including a new S version that has never been seen before. Both the engine and chassis for the 2021 Superveolce have seen some …

The Champion Joins A Team Built for Winning The 2021 Dakar Rally Champion – Kevin Benavides – just signed on with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team for the rest of the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, and will continue into 2022 as one of their primary riders for the upcoming Dakar Rally …

Gone In 48 Minutes In just 48 minutes after going public, the new (and limited) KTM 1290 Super Duke RR completely sold out online.  The 2021 Super Duke RR is quite an astonishing motorcycle to behold, so it’s no wonder every single bike sold off the shelves in such a short amount of time. Everything …

Why Stop When the Bike Can Do It for You? With so many many motorcycle OEM’s bringing big tech ideas to market such as front and rear radaring, it was only a matter of time before Harley-Davidson threw their chips into the pile as well. Patent filings reveal that the bar and shield are hard …

A Much Needed Update Chinese manufacturer Benelli has been hard at work since being reborn in the early 2000’s after a long absence from the motorcycle world. Although the design work is mainly done in Italy, the bikes have been exclusively manufactured in China. Qianjiang Group (the owner of Benelli), began the brand’s invasion into …

Many vehicles on the roads in 2021 are equipped with dashcams either from the factory or aftermarket. A dashcam is a camera that is mounted on a vehicle’s dashboard to capture video and audio of any event – big or small – on your travels. Should an accident occur, a dashcam can mean the difference …

Meteor Strikes North American Coasts Every time that I write an article about the Meteor 350’s success across seas, there are always comments left from our readers along the lines of: “Awesome, but when the hell will Royal Enfield bring the Meteor to America? I’m sure it will sell great”. Honestly, I didn’t have an …

The Final Piece to the Asian Market Puzzle In the short amount of time that the Trident has been available for purchase, it has already cemented itself as a brand favorite when it comes to riders seeking an intermediate motorcycle manufactured by a British OEM. The Trident’s sales have been steady – meaning the naked …

Trials Tires For The Road Do you ever feel like bouncing on your rear wheel in traffic? On your daily commute, do you imagine yourself taking the stairs up to your office on your motorcycle? Have you ever wanted to complete your full 10-mile commute without your front tire touching the ground? If the answer …

Ténéré Touring Potential The Yamaha Ténéré family was designed to ride on any surface, but more importantly, go the distance. To help your Ténéré 700 touring experience meet its maximum potential, Touratech has a newly introduced Comfort Seat to make your ride better on long-distance rides. Through their own testing with multiple different riders, Touratech …

Spring Break, or Bike Week? The ten-day festival of rides, dines, and bike swaps came to an end on March 14th, 2021. This wasn’t any small-scale event, either. Over 300,000 riders made their way to Daytona to celebrate the eightieth anniversary of the event. It’s been two weeks since the festival, and cases local to …

Scooters Continue to Dominate Vietnam After four grueling years of trying to establish themselves in the delicate Vietnamese market, Royal Enfield is pulling out of the country after failing to meet sales expectations. Two-wheeled modes of transportation are very successful in Vietnam. Out of the roughly 93 million residents of the country, there are around …

KTM has officially unveiled its latest super naked weapon in the form of a lighter and more precise, 2021 1290 Super Duke RR. The build-up to the release for the new Super Duke RR wasn’t exactly a surprise. Many of KTM’s patent filings and leaks were sprinkled in the news over the past few months …

Parking your motorcycle in a safe and secure environment should be a high priority for any rider. Motorcycles are vulnerable vehicles and they can easily degrade if left exposed to the elements. The rain, sun, wind, and snow can cause serious damage to a bike, accelerating rust and corrosion, discoloring parts, and even causing some …

Represent the Green Electric green can be a hard color to pull off unless it’s in the context of racing-related apparel. For our die-hard Team Kawasaki-loving readers, the company now has an apparel collection to support the KRT WSBK racing squad. The collection features shirts and sweaters that have a visual appearance that looks like …

Sleek and Slippery In my opinion, one of the coolest parts of Kawasaki’s H2R is the winglets that are located where the mirrors typically are. Since the H2R isn’t a “street-legal” motorcycle, the Japanese brand opted for winglets (often found on MotoGP bikes) to produce downforce; because going forwards faster is more important than looking …

Harley-Davidson and Bravado, Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, announce the launch of a special collection in collaboration with the iconic rock band, Aerosmith. Available now, the limited-edition line of men’s and women’s apparel will be sold at Harley-Davidson® dealerships around the world and on Harley-Davidson.com. “We’re thrilled to be partnering up with …

The Tuono Unleashed: The 2021 Aprilia Tuono 660 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Celebrated Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia has seriously outdone itself lately. It recently announced that the new Tuono 660 would be available as part of the 2021 Aprilia line-up in North America. It’s a mid-sized sportbike that takes its DNA …