Dorna Sports – commercial rights holder for MotoGP – will be losing Energica as their main supplier in electric sportbikes.  Let’s talk about it.  Having successfully fulfilled a rather difficult need (to introduce electric racing to the MotoGP programme), the pioneer of the world’s first mass-manufactured electric motorcycle is allowing their contract for MotoE to come …

Richa Airstorm WP Jacket: Warm Weather Comfort with a Waterproof Liner I can be a bit of a YouTube junkie when it comes to motorcycles. Over the last couple of years, I have followed several UK-based YouTubers (the Missenden Flyer and Richy Vida, to name two) that often wear Richa gear. Intrigued by the brand, …

It is a relevant fact that riding a motorcycle, by the very nature of it, is objectively more dangerous than driving a car. You have two small contact patches with the pavement instead of four larger ones, you are exposed to the elements instead of wrapped in metal and glass, and you are smaller than …

When Honda confirmed their first adventure scooter (the X-ADV) and debuted it at the City Adventure Concept at the 2015 Milan show, there were a few giggles.  After all, why swing a leg over a scooter for a rugged ride when you could have access to an adventure motorcycle with better specs and an all-around …

The motorcycle community, I would argue, is relatively small – not as small as it used to be, but it is still considered more intimate than the raging automotive industry that surrounds us today. Within that community is the tightly-knit fan group cheering for a two-wheeled electric future with cleaner energy sources – and within that …

The lord and ladies over at Team-BHP have just given us an update on the new Pursuit being released by Indian Motorcycles. Newly surfaced VIN data shows the motorcycle will likely be getting a bit of an upgrade in the cardiology department – specifically, a 1,768cc, 122 BHP V-twin, PowerPlus engine currently being put through …

As if we didn’t see this one coming.  America’s beloved motorcycle manufacturer has just gone and dropped a commissioned custom LiveWire One – and the electric motorcycle will be built as a limited edition signature bike for the masses.  According to both AutoEvolution and Bike Exif, the custom job on Harley Davidson‘s first electric motorcycle …

Bridgestone is expanding their tire line – and the new addition to the shelf promises to be the perfect unit for larger displacement adventure bikes.  According to MotoPinas, the new Battlax Adventure Trail AT41 tires are designed by Bridgestone to be the ultimate versatile addition to the adventure segment. The key to the AT41Tires’ versatility, …

Heads up – Benelli’s got a new bun in the oven, and we’ve just had word that it’s a larger adventure bike that’s been type-approved in China. The leak – according to a recent report from CycleWorld – comes with a bit of confusion.  Benelli has indeed been working on an adventure bike to work …

MotoAmerica’s favorite big-bore race series is about to get an expansion – and it’s arriving to create a six-round format just in time for the 2022 season.  The report from MotorcycleCruiser states that the season opener will be at the iconic Daytona International Speedway – an excellent choice that was expected, given that the KOTB …

I don’t care what other riders tell you, or how they justify their moto purchases. They talk about horsepower and handling and technology. Spare me the flapping gums; it’s all about how they look—and how you look on them. Looks are the first thing you see when you see a new bike on the street, …

The original iASUS EAR3 Amplifier Review, done by Rick and published January 2016 had lots of good information on how to get the best helmet audio (with or without an amplifier of some sort), and how to also protect your hearing—all of which is still applicable today. Some things have changed since that original review, …

Robert Haas, wealthy financier, published aerial photographer, and owner of the beautiful Haas Moto Museum, has passed, leaving behind 74 years of solid work, stunning inspiration, and a passion for beautiful motorcycles that leaves us very respectful of the man we never met.  “I was 41 years old, and I was where I thought I …

Chinese brand CFMoto is officially coming back to the US two-wheeled Powersports market – and the big official hop across the Atlantic has taken more than a little planning.  CFMoto has been a popular motorcycle brand in the Central Hemisphere for decades. With the company being in the American Powersports market since 2006 (CFMoto UTVs …

We’ve got a report of record sales coming in from the Borgia Panigale factory in Bologna. Ducati has just beat last year’s sales, and they’re only just in the final quarter of this season. The press release states that all told, 2021 saw 49,693 pretty beasties delivered to their respective clients, whereas 2020’s total was …

Deals We Love This Week: Motorcycle Boots Over 20% Off Smart and safe riding requires more than your average pair of sneakers or (God forbid) sandals. If you’re looking for reliable protection that covers your feet and ankles, you’re going to need a solid pair of motorcycle boots. Made from stronger and more rigid materials than …

Here in the motorcycle community proper, we are a diverse group of weirdos that all share one thing in common: we all love motorcycles.  We love the whoosh of wind past our respective selves, we love the freedom of riding anywhere, and we love the camaraderie that comes with being part of the two-wheeled industry. …

It’s been a hot minute since we covered McQueen’s last beastie to go on auction – a gorgeous Husqvarna Viking 360 that sold for a whopping $204,000 at Rob Myers (RM) Sotheby’s – an auction house specializing in rare antique, classic, and sports and racing automobiles since 1979. Now, the same name to let go …

Hero Motorcorp, formerly Hero Honda, is an Indian multinational motorcycle and scooter manufacturer headquartered in New Delhi, India. With market shares of about 37.1% in the Indian two-wheeler industry and new market potential in Argentina, they’ve got their hands in nearly everybody’s basket – and they’ve just signed on with Gilera Motors Argentina to expand …

When Indian Motorcycles partnered up with Jack Daniels a year ago to release the Limited Edition Roadmaster Dark Horse (and the previous year with a Limited Edition Dark Horse), the American motorcycle manufacturer celebrated their fifth year collaborating with Jack Daniels.  This year – the sixth in the series – the collaboration in question has …

When Ducati gave us a sneak-peek of their all-new DesertX in late September, the Italian bike manufacturer also revealed a plan to release a bike every other Friday until the big climactic date of the Desert X on December 9.  Well, it’s that other Friday – and for the theme “Land of Joy,” Team Red …

Italy’s leading premium amaro liqueur has just launched a partnership with the racing department of the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer – and I can’t think of a better way for Italians to spread motorcycle safety awareness.  The press release states that Amaro Montenegro, being the team spirit partner of Ducati Corse, “emphasizes the human factor at …

Honda has decided to collab with an Italian company in the business of 3D printing – and the machines work almost exclusively with clay.  Let’s talk about it.  The Japanese public multinational conglomerate manufacturer has been keeping themselves on the cutting edge of the latest and greatest when it comes to new concepts in the …

A Russian shop by the name of Box39 has just done a heck of a number on this 2007 Harley-Davidson beauty – and we can’t get enough of that candy green.  “Do something your style.” Nothing is more attractive to a custom bike shop than when these words ring clear – and when Box39 received …

REV’IT! Kryptonite 2 GTX Gloves: Aesthetic & Styling REV’IT! is headquartered in Oss Netherlands, a country well known for its love of two-wheel transportation, but not a country that leaps to mind when I think of high fashion or style. Based on that logic, it totally makes sense why the Kryptonite 2 GTX gloves strike …

Here at wBW, it is our pleasure and obsession to find the newest of the new; not only to write on the doings of major motorcycle manufacturers like Harley-Davidson, KTM, Honda, and Yamaha but also to bring to light the coolest cats from the farthest reaches of the interweb – and we have a particular …

Harley Davidson’s founders are about to be given a singular honor on behalf of the citizens of America – and William S. Harley and brothers Arthur, Walter, and William A. Davidson will be inducted early next year.  The news came via a report from AutoMobilSport stating that the brothers would be the final inductees for …

The results of the Rallye du Maroc (Moroccan Rally) are in, and the Monster Energy Honda Team has scooped up a pretty victory with Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla aboard the Honda CRF450 RALLY.  Morocco’s first rally-raid was founded in 1982 as the Paris-Agadir, with the present day’s event directed by professional Enduro and Rally Raid …

Wrecking Crew Riders Jared Mees and Davis Fisher have been cleaning up around town – and they’re not stopping anytime soon. It was a tough scene yesterday. Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew mate Briar Bauman started with an early lead after a full red flag restart for the Main, with Mees following close behind in second …

A three-old company named EMGo Technology LLC in Ukraine is turning heads with the launch of their new $6,000 electric motorcycle – and it’s the first motorcycle to support an electric car charger.  Let’s talk about it. “We Electricate Everything” EMGo Technology is the brainchild of Motorcycle RND Center and the GEON Group – two …

Looking for a bit of fun to accompany the fall weather? San Diego (and the Ramona Motorcycle Rally) has you covered, with the fun scheduled for this weekend. Sitting along the foothills of the noteworthy Cuyamaca Mountains, the Ramona Motorcycle Rally – presented by Indian Motorcycles of San Diego and held in Ramona, CA – …

Helmets Under $200 With summer now firmly in our rearview mirrors, new hazards are on the horizon for year-round riders: frost on the roads, wet patches of leaves, and shorter daylight hours. Protecting your noggin is essential whenever you ride—but if you plan to stay on your bike through the winter, you’ll want to make …

REV’IT! Echo Gloves: Dark-Themed Urban Looks Modern riding gear is making it easier than ever to find a style to match your aesthetic without any sacrifices in protection. The REV’IT! Echo gloves keep it classy and straightforward, being all black and soft goat leather. I like the gloss black aluminum plate surrounding the dual-comp knuckle …

Amidst the scramble for electric power in the modern day and age, there remain those few hearty souls that prioritize design over power efficiency – regardless of emission compliance. They’re talented, stubborn buggers that do as they please…and bless them, we love an artist hell-bent on a pretty piece of work. Today, we’re talking about …

The Borgo Panigale Experience is returning to Ducati’s Factory – and visitors will be able to benefit from the experience for a mere €32 package deal.  RoadRacingWorld states that viewers will be able to walk the production lines of the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale, experiencing the creation of a Ducati bike from start to …

Amidst all of the gorgeous bikes being toted around society proper (SONDORS’s new electric beastie, that new Hammerhead being pushed out by Buell, anything from the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Museum), you know what we don’t have? A firefighting motorbike. A designer named Syu Wei Chen has created a two-wheeled firefighting motorcycle for tunnel emergencies – …

Kawasaki has been busy. On top of announcing that they will be releasing a slew of bikes on November 23rd of this year (with the updated MotoCross range released May fourth of 2022), Team Green has just given us an upgraded version of their championship-proven KX™450 platform – the MotoCross flagship of Kawasaki’s lineup -, and it’s …

This one is for the handy riders with an eye for detail, a desire for creativity, and a penchant for making something new.  An advanced design center has just been opened at the Barber Motorsports Complex in Birmingham, Alabama. This is a complex with ties to the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and the Historic Sports Racing …

There are plenty of warm-weather short cuff motorcycle gloves out there, but the REV’IT Sand 4 Gloves make a pretty strong case for picking them over the competition. These gloves combine protection with ventilation in an exciting-looking package that will likely appeal to adventure and street riders alike. I got my hands on (and in) …

When we covered what Bandit9 Motorcycles was up to back in August, founder Daryl Villanueva had just given us a hint of what his company was planning in the following interview quote:  “Imagine a motorcycle designed and built with the same precision you’d find in a spaceship…I’m sure our customers are going to feel the …