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 …

BRP Hopping On The EV Train By 2026 5 years isn’t a long time… It feels like just yesterday we were living in 2016. So for those BRP fanatics looking to be electrified; by 2026, BRP plans to offer an electric version of its models across all product lines. Bombardier Recreational Products is looking to …

You know how the old song goes. “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.” Well, we’re here to tell you that there’s a third category that needs to be added here –  motorcyclists. And that’s because ever since ancient Greek soldiers realised that going into battle in loincloths might make you look …

Mips Concludes 2020 As A Success Mips is a big deal. They have over 26 partnerships with the world’s biggest names in helmet manufacturing that have resulted in the construction of 729 helmets that feature the almighty Mips technology. The safety titan has just published a 128-page report detailing every crucial detail that made Mips …

Swap It Like It’s Hot If you’ve been up to date with recent EV motorcycle news, you’d know that many of the world’s biggest OEM’s have come together to create a “Swappable Battery Consortium for Electric Motorcycles” to allow for easier access and better R&D when it comes to the batteries that will be powering …

Take a Seat… What a REVolutionary name for an aftermarket motorcycle part… Jokes aside, swapping the seat out on your bike can be a super quick modification that can provide tons of new comfort to your ride. After I took my first 600-mile journey on my Yamaha FJ-09, the first thing I did was upgrade …

With Updated Aerodynamics! Back when Ruroc first started selling helmets in 2019, my Instagram feed was completely plagued with advertisements for these graphic-heavy helmets. At first, I thought it was just a cheap gimmick, but here we are two years later and Ruroc has managed to solidify themselves as a legitimate helmet manufacturer capable of …

Since the release of the new Ducati Multistrada V4, adventure-touring fans have been jumping for joy, but those celebrations are about to be cut short.  Ducati has found issues with the valve guides in the V4 Granturismo engines that can lead to excessive wear and inevitably losing power, then failing at the top end of …

The 1950s was an interesting decade for the motorcycle industry. As countries began to show signs of economic improvement after the devastation of World War II, motorcycle manufacturers could begin to innovate in new directions. While affordable mobility was still an important part of a motorcycle’s design, the humble motorcycle was slowly being replaced by …

Racing Quality At An Affordable Pricepoint Spanish helmet maker LS2 has a brand new helmet that they cooked up for the 2021 MotoGP season, and much like Shoei’s X14, you can buy this lid for your own riding on the road/track as well. The LS2 FF805 Thunder was fully designed and developed to be used …

The Hayabusa Returns: The 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Hayabusa is back! Though it’s badged up as a 2022 model, it’s very much a part of the 2021 Suzuki line-up. Over the years, the Hayabusa has become one of the most recognizable Suzuki motorcycles ever made, featuring advanced …

First things first, riding while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not okay nor do we condone it. Riding a motorcycle takes skill, intuition, and focus at all times. Riding on anything but the “top of your game” is never a smart idea. Though you may be able to legally ride a motorcycle …

Mutant DNA You probably saw the thumbnail image for this article before clicking and said to yourself, “what the hell is going on with the tread pattern on those tires?”. Well, Dunlop took their new tire to Bruce Banner’s lab and he shoved it in the microwave with the frog to mutate this tire into …

Is A New Category Of Motorcycle Emerging? Yamaha just pulled the sheets on the official naming for their upcoming “R7” – a two-cylinder sport-bike with up-right ergonomics and parts shared from the highly successful naked Mt-07… To make things short, just imagine it to be an MT-07 with fairings. Why did Yamaha do this? Well, …

The Pan American Dream Nears Completion After 120 years of V-twin cruiser excellence, Harley-Davidson has finally changed the course of their ship and stepped into the unknown with the introduction of their new 2021 Pan America ADV motorcycle. Although H-D has made a few non-cruiser projects (namely the Livewire) in recent years, it’s even a …

The Fully British Project Is Nearing The Half-Way Point News about Triumph’s TE-1 electric motorcycle has been circulating since early 2019 when they initially announced the big undertaking. However, since then, things have been relatively quiet regarding the project until recently. The British motorcycle manufacturer has been easing their way closer to their project completion …

Another Season, Another Modular Helmet For those of us who have been frozen into our houses through the entirety of winter, it’s finally time for spring to make it’s way back into our lives; and with that, bring a season full of excellent motorcycle riding. During this grey-zone between the end of winter and the …

New Helmets Added to Closeouts Riding season is here and you should be out getting as many miles under your belt as possible. If you’re still wearing the same old stinky helmet from last year, it’s time to upgrade, and there are some seriously good deals on motorcycle helmets out there right now. Let’s take …

The 2021 Aprilia RS 660: High technology and Stunning Looks at a Middleweight Price Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Aprilia Motorcycles says “If you want to go unnoticed, this is not the bike for you,” and as far as the 600cc sport bike segment goes, they could well be right. With its …