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 …

The 2021 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe: Retro cafe vibes, modern cafe technology Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Kawasaki’s 2021 Z900RS Cafe is a throwback to the lightweight, four-cylinder road rockets that raced between cafe stops in the 1960s and 1970s. A lowered seat height, raked back clip ons, and the aerodynamic headlight cowling …

More Adventure, More Action, More V-Strom: The 2021 V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links As usual, the 2021 Suzuki line-up includes a couple of adventure-focused variants of the already impressive V-Strom 650 model. These variants include the V-Strom 650 XT and XT Adventure models: two Japanese motorcycles …

Famously Versatile, Incredibly Reliable: The 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The updated V-Strom 650 is one of the stars of the 2021 Suzuki line-up. For years, the venerable V-Strom 650 has gained a cult following as a solid commuting machine with adventure and sports touring capabilities. It’s such …

Sports Performance In A Street Package: The 2021 GSX-S750Z / ABS Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The GSX-S750Z joins the 2021 Suzuki line-up with a few nice upgrades over the last model. It’s a powerful and muscular naked sportsbike that borrows a lot of its DNA from other Suzuki motorcycles, such as …

Suzuki’s Compact Racer: The 2021 Suzuki GSX250R ABS Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The smallest GSX model, the GSX250R, returns as part of the 2021 Suzuki line-up with a few new additions for the new model year. Borrowing most of its DNA from the GSX-R line—arguably the most famous Suzuki motorcycles in …

The King of Sportsbikes: The 2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Suzuki GSX-R1000 is one of the most famous Suzuki motorcycles ever made, and one of the most famous motorcycles of all time! It’s a powerful and recognizable sportsbike with a long and illustrious history. The 2021 Suzuki line-up …

Overview The Forte 70886 “Sentor” and 70025 (no clever name here) tail bags from Turkish manufacturer Tex Motor are an interesting combination of Italian design and reasonable price. These bags offer two different, but effective approaches to easily add storage to your ride. Ahead we’ll take a look at each bag one after the other …

GB350 Touches Down in Japan After all this chatter and multiple (probably 10) news posts regarding India’s wildly successful H’Ness CB350, Japan finally gets its turn… Except this model will be named the GB350 instead. Honda has made some very minor changes to the bike to make it more appealing to the Japanese market. Although …