The Entertainment Capital of the world is about to host a long-anticipated vintage motorcycle auction from January 25-29 – and judging by the lineup, it’s no wonder NewspressUSA calls it the ‘World’s Largest Vintage Motorcycle Auction.’ We’re told that a stunning 1,750 bikes will be present at the Mecum Auctions, each repaired “to an extremely …

Introduction For over two decades whenever I think of Scorpion helmets I think of the phrase “bang for the buck” and the company has done a great job of perpetuating that idea over the years. My own “daily driver” helmet has been their EXO-ST1400 helmet I reviewed here over two and half years ago. That …

Rider Background I’ve been looking for a modular helmet for quite some time now. Over the years, I’ve often leaned towards a full-faced sports helmet but circumstances have changed since adding a Triumph Tiger 1200 to my stable, and I found myself wanting something a little more touring-focused. As luck would have it, the good …

Introducing the Insta360 One X2 Camera Over the past few years, action cameras have come way down in price and steadily up in quality. These small cameras are great for motorcyclists who want to capture their rides. Most of the cameras are limited of course to showing just the one view in which you have …

We’ve got bikes inspired by all kinds of things here at wBW.  From the tattoo-inspired bikes courtesy of Indian Motorcycles, to the new limited edition Brough Superior machine inspired by Lawrence of Arabia, to the unique BMW R 18 by Revival Cycles that recently created a bike with inspiration from a birdcage for the chassis, …

On February 12th and 13th, St. Louis will be hosting their 7th annual Cycle Showcase STL – and we’re told that there will be a delicious array of custom bikes from all over the world, in the celebration of motorcycle art and history.  The report from RiverBender states that the cost to attend is an …

KTM’s Parent Company, Pierer Mobility, has just closed their 2021 Sales Numbers with a beautiful 23% increase in bike sales for the year.  That’s a massive improvement from 2020; we’re told by Asphalt & Rubber that last year saw a 3.4% drop – not unusual when compared to other motorcycle names, but still a hefty …

Here Are the Winners of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Bonus Round When Progressive IMS Outdoors held their 11th annual J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS), the bonus round apparently had a very pretty list of bikes – and Tracy Harris, the senior vice president of Progressive IMS Outdoors was …

It ain’t often that you see these two walking around town together – but we love them all the more for it.  2020 saw a revival of the Bill & Ted franchise in the form of ‘Bill & Ted Face The Music.’ With Keanu Reeves playing Theodore ‘Ted’ Logan and Alex Winter set as the …

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a legendary man who contributed so much to our community. MotoGP’s official website tells us that a World Championship Safety Officer and former competitor (and founding member of the Triumph Club Austria), Hans Bahmer, aged 92, was laid to rest on Tuesday, January 11th.  “He was …

Word is out that Honda’s daredevil racer is officially back in business – and as of last Monday, Marc Márquez has received a clear bill of health from his doctors Since the end of last season, Márquez has been battling what was diagnosed later as diplopia – a nasty case of double vision. Naturally, the …

Introducing the 1.9lb ‘Brain Bucket of the Future’ World, meet Vata7’s new brainchild – a smart helmet bristling with technology and a taste of the future.  Our press release states that the X1 ‘Speed and Light’ LED Smart helmet – the only one in the world to feature ‘100% carbon fiber with aeronautical technology’ – …

Ex-Harley Executive Steve Piehl Partners with Monimoto A former executive of Harley-Davidson (founder and developer of the highly successful Harley Owners Group, or HOG) has just partnered with an anti-motorcycle-theft company, signing on to help with their current ‘series A’ fundraising – and Steve Piehl is excited to see what the brand will bring to …

CBR1000F Blessed With Honda Odyssey Engine Calls SOS Back in December, the funkiest thing I’d seen in relation to custom builds was a wee Mini Toyota GR (christened the “Yaris Jr.”) with a ZX-14 engine chucked in the back.  Cars sporting bike engines seemed a bit out there at the time…but you know what’s rarer? …

BMW Motorrad has asked a Canadian metal sculptor to tackle an R 18 in the name of top-notch custom builds – and we’re expecting a beastie unlike anything the rest of the floor has to offer.  Before we elaborate, readers should know that Jay Donovan is more than an artist with metal. Since completion of …

2003 Never Looked So Good Every time we smack into a top-shelf custom build, we’re impressed at how frequently minimalism plays a role in the final project.  Take this badass 2003 Ducati Monster SR4, for instance.  Labeled by HiConsumption as ‘proof that [Ducati] can get more badass,’ the build itself – completed by none other …

What do you do with an A2 license, loads of time on your hands, and an itch to travel? Break a record, apparently – and although MCN tells us the record is still being verified by the Guinness Book of World Records, the mid-pandemic feat itself is impressive, to say the least. The report tells …

We’ve just had word (and evidence of proof) that Kawasaki’s long-anticipated Ninja ZX-4R is really happening – and who knows, maybe we’ll see it in the West.  This new beastie will purportedly share a similar high-revving engine as Kawi’s ZX-25R – a 250cc, four-cylinder bike from which the ZX-4R will also likely glean the “vast …

I think we can sit back and say that Ducati’s on a roll. Between signing on as the official electric motorcycle supplier for MotoE (succeeding Energica), releasing their all-new DesertX Adventure bike model at the climax of their World Premiere (let alone snatching the title of MotoGP Constructors’ World Champion for the second consecutive year …

Slovenia And Back on a Ducati SuperSport S I’ll admit, I was stoked to be given this interview. I knew Maja Kenney as a lively, fresh personality on her social media feed but had never met the woman face-to-face.  Believe me, then, when I say that I left the chat grinning and with my fingers …

Earlier today, we hit upon a rather interesting report that showed the state of Massachusetts recorded over 40,000 fewer crashes in 2020 versus 2019. That number, we’re told, “only partially rebounded [in 2021].” Despite this, the state also recorded 408 collision-related casualties – 389 of those collisions being fatal to more than one person. That’s the …

MotoFest hasn’t taken place at the Daytona International Speedway since 2015 – so it seems only fitting that 2022’s Daytona MotoFest be inundated with a treat – and what better treat than two racers and a buggy skidding around the twisties, chasing a shiny medal? This is the first time that Daytona has seen sidecar …

Further, Faster…Lower? Just yesterday, we received word that Harley-Davidson’s new bike being revealed for January 26 was leaked – and unfortunately, no Bronx appears to be in sight.  At least, not from what we’ve found. We may as yet stand corrected on this, so sit tight and puzzle this one out with us. A report …

We’ve got some patent images from VisorDown that have revealed details on the frame and suspension for Aprilia’s leaning trike prototype – and if they decide to carry through with the patent, we could be looking at a unique resurgence of the Mana 850 GT. In line with the current three-wheeled industry, Aprilia has chosen elements …

When we think museum, we typically think of our past, generously sprinkled with a bit of the present; relics of our history, preserved for the education and wonderment of generations to come.  While this format has its place, there are some that also shift their focus forward the future – and there’s none that show …

If TRON’s Hooners Had Sidecars It’s not often that you see a bike build that includes a sidecar, let alone a project that puts a futuristic lean on the whole caboodle, but that’s exactly what the blokes at AOE Mobility did – and if you ask me, it kind of suits the bike better than …

*NOTE: This article has been remedied to reflect the UK Highway Code – apologies for the oversight, and enjoy the read* “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” We here at wBW take motorcycle safety seriously.  So seriously, in fact, that we have a whole list of articles and resources on the topic – everything from …

When Alpinestars attended the 2022 CES this month (held in Las Vegas), we were expecting them to reveal something in the safety department – after all, 2020’s CES saw the brand debut their Tech-Air 5, a unit that increased coverage of the torso, rendering it safer than the previous model.  This year, they dropped not …

Riding in winter means gearing up on the bottom as well as the top. It doesn’t matter how warm your jacket is if your legs turn into popsicles. Fortunately, the right winter riding pants can prevent that from happening. This week, Revzilla’s got a few pairs of excellent cold-weather riding pants on sale for up …

In case y’all didn’t know, Brough Superior is, according to their website, “the first brand to have built motorcycles that could go faster than 100 mph.” They’re a staple part of two-wheeler history – and now, the rebirth of the brand is being touted via a new model they are calling ‘The Lawrence Nefud’. Lawrence, …

Forgive me if I sound about 10 years old, but as a grown-ass man I still have my childhood obsession with weird and wonderful WWII vehicles in full effect. Be it their wild creativity, overblown mechanicals or straight-up ‘let’s cross our fingers and see if this works’ hopefulness, they still to this day inspire customisers, …

NUUK Cargopro Electric Motorcycle Is The First Vehicle To Pass the EUROCYBCAR Test Amidst the plethora of new electric motorcycles popping into the Powersports industry proper (XP’s Zero motorcycle, Horwin’s SK3 Electric Scooter and KYMCO’s pending electric motorcycle brand, to name a few), comes the admittance that regulations need to adapt to these new machines. …

A crated Honda RC213V-S has just blasted past the record for ‘most expensive Japanese motorcycle to be auctioned off’ – and the supersport barely has a mile on the clock.  The report from MCN states that the bike – first debuted in 2015 and typically costing £140,000 new – had 63 bids placed on the …

Who Do You Think Won? At this point, y’all know we dig a good drag race. Maybe it’s the friendly competition, maybe it’s the endless bickering and bets placed…maybe it’s the post-result snickers and “told you” vibes keeping energy light and sparky on a Friday morning. Regardless, we’re here for this and it’s going to …

Predictions from Experts in the Powersports Industry: Getting Over The COVID Hump This year has been a wonky one.  From the multiple lockdowns, to skyrocketing prices for the Powersports industry, to material shortages and many brands capitalising on the economic advantage to expand (others, to simply survive and adapt)…the future is no longer a straight …

Harley-Davidson has just peeked their 2022 lineup (or some of it) ahead of schedule, though we’re told that the “Further. Faster.” World Premiere Event will still happen on January 26 at 11:00 a.m. EST (10:00 a.m. CST). We’re told by the press release that the peek doesn’t include the limited edition models, nor the new …

America’s about to get a new Scout based on the crowd fave Scout Bobber – and we’re told it’ll either house Indian’s larger 1133cc engine, or the 1000cc ‘Sixty’ engine. Let’s get into it.  This all comes from a set of VIN filings that were put through back in April. Back then, we didn’t really …

“Happy 50th” To Include Limited Edition Z900 & Z650  A happy Semi-Centennial anniversary to Kawasaki’s Z Line! Since the line’s founding in 1972 with the Z1 (apparently code-named “New York steak” when in the prototype test phase), the Kawasaki Z-line has offered the moto-minded masses exactly what they want. TotalMotorcycles tells us that “motorcycles wearing …

Amidst the chaos of industry news that we covered during the pandemic (a sample being the magnesium shortage, the semiconductor chip shortage, and a monopoly of shipment bids surrounding the Ever Given’s extended date with the Suez canal), comes an update on the sales side of the in-and-out-and-in-again lockdowns. RideApart tells us that brands such …

It’s More Fun to Ride a Slow Bike Fast Small-bore bikes are, in a word, necessary. While you might use your 2021 Yamaha Star Venture to eat up the miles on the trans-country expressways (or perhaps dig into the nearest anthill on your new 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R), there’s something to be said …