Foreword Keep in mind the “Overall” is not an average of the various ratings but rather this reviewer’s opinion on how well the item meets the overall goal of the item being reviewed as well as factors such as price and customer service provided by the manufacturer.” Introduction It’s not often that I write a …

Dreams The phrase “a dream come true” sounds cliche and trite when used to describe a vacation, but it’s completely on target in this case. I’ve always wanted to go riding in Europe and the opportunity unexpectedly fell right into my lap recently. The Genesis of the Plan A few months ago a couple of …

A Brief Overview Unlike some owners, I don’t use my bike for commuting to and from work. Many owners do. Nope mine is just for recreation, so after a year the 1,956 miles amassed to date are just fun miles. There are plenty of articles, forums, and videos about the Sur Ron Light Bee. I …

Imported Bikes Could Be More Expensive There are plenty of companies selling electric bikes, specifical scooters outside of the U.S., some of them, like Niu Technologies would like to bring their scooters to the U.S. but the company is finding it harder to do so and be able to sell their products at an affordable …

Quick specs: Retail price: $219 (shirt, with armor) / $199 (pants, with armor), CE level 1/2 armor (see full review) Early May I received the Forcefield Sport Shirt 1 X-V and Sport Pants 1 from Motonation, the North American distributor for a few popular brands including Forcefield, SIDI, and Trilobite (as well as their house …

Tom Cruise Is Back on a Ninja Top Gun was the movie that forever put motorcycles and fighter jets together in my mind and the minds of many other people. Tom Cruise’s character pilots some amazing jets in the film but he also rides an awesome Kawasaki GPz900R. The new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick …

Dell’Orto Is Preparing for the EV Future Dell’Orto and Energica have entered a partnership to develop and produce a new power unit for electric vehicles. Those electric vehicles are ones on the smaller side. Small and medium electric motorcycles are their target, according to the press release. A lot of people have heard the Dell’Orto …

You’ll Still be Required to Wear it We reported on the fact that Missouri lawmakers wanted to repeal the state’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law. All that had to happen was that the Governor had to sign it. He was expected to do so. However, in a surprise decision, Governor Mike Parson vetoed it. You still …

Harley’s LiveWire Impressed Many As you can probably tell at this point, Harley shipped a bunch of journalists out to Portland, Oregon, to have them test out the company’s new LiveWire. The LiveWire is Harley’s somewhat controversial entrant into the electric motorcycle field. The bike would be well received by many more people if it …

A Heartfelt Statement from a Mother Who Gets It The devastating news of Carlin Dunne’s death at Pikes Peak has sent shockwaves through the motorcycle industry and raised some questions. Recent reports indicate that race officials are considering whether or not to continue with motorcycles or exclude them totally from the race. In a recent …

A Result Carlin Dunne Would Not Have Wanted In the wake of Carlin Dunne’s death while racing up Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, officials are now considering whether or not to have motorcycles included in the event at all. According to The Colorado Gazette, Cheyenne Edition, race officials are having serious conversations about excluding motorcycles …

We All Know Riding a Motorcycle Is Therapy Indian Motorcycle has teamed up with motorcycle groups supporting veterans before, and now the company is continuing to do so. It partnered with Veterans Charity Ride to for the fifth annual ride to Sturgis. The ride will take place on July 25. Participants in the ride will go …

More Two-Wheeled Machines? Yes Please Season 27 of BBC America’s Top Gear premiered on Sunday, July 14. Before its debut, I had a chance to have a nice chat about the new season with Chris Harris, one of the hosts. During that conversation, I brought up motorcycles, and Harris said he would like to have …

Eli Coory Goes Around Helping Cancer Patients Eli Coory did something not many other people would be willing to do. He ditched his comfortable life for a life on the road in the hopes of making a difference. After meeting an 8-year-old cancer patient, Coory decided to travel the world on his motorcycle by himself …

Could Harley Sell Enough LiveWires? Harley received a lot of ire from people when it released its new LiveWire motorcycle with a price tag hovering around $30,000, but it’s starting to look like the company may not have made too bad of a decision. $30,000 is definitely too salty for me, but apparently, people have …

A New World Record Holder Vicki Golden becomes the first woman to be the world record holder of the firewall record. She rode her Indian FTR 1200 S through 13 of the firewalls in order to do so. Golden’s record-setting attempt went off without a hitch. She made it look easy. “Riding is my passion, …

Ducati Honors One of Its Most Important Motorcycles To honor 25 years since the legendary Ducati 916 made its official debut, the company will build 500 special edition Panigale V4 motorcycles. Called the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916, the bike will have an exclusive livery and some special racing equipment installed on it. Ducati plans …

V8 Mimicry Harkens Back to Early Models Curtiss Motorcycles, formerly Confederate Motorcycles, now has a new version of its Zeus electric motorcycle called the Radial V8. Why? Because the battery cells look a lot like the V8 engine built by Glenn Curtiss, which is where the company got its name. The bike is a striking …

A Cool Addition to Your Collection LEGO has done some seriously cool automotive sets in the past, but now there’s a fantastic Harley Fat Boy LEGO Creator Expert model available. Harley and LEGO teamed up to make this happen, giving LEGO and Harley fans everywhere a reason to get excited. The set, once completed, measures …

Introduction When I was a kid my Dad used to race motorcycles around rough dirt tracks in the middle of pastures on Sunday afternoons. They called them ‘scrambles’ and they rode mostly cobbled together minimalist European bikes the riders re-built themselves. The only stock bike in the crowd was owned by a rich guy wearing …

Is Hybrid a Smart Move? Kawasaki recently patented a design for a hybrid motorcycle, according to Motorcycle.com. This suggests that it’s now only fully electric motorcycles that will be a big part of the motorcycling future. Hybrid motorcycles are something that has been discussed a bit but not something that has really materialized. Most manufacturers …

Here’s Your Chance If you live on the West Coast and have any interest in electric motorcycles or artificial intelligence, then you need to be at the 2019 TechCrunch Sessions in San Jose, California. There Damon Motorcycles will launch its proof of concept Halo bike. The company will be showcasing all that its motorcycle can …

Get Some Quality Dainese Gear for Less Every week, I browse through the deals at our gear partner’s websites and find some good gears or something that stands out to me. This week I noticed the Dainese Legacy Jacket discussed below was 56 percent off at Revzilla. That’s a big drop in price. Additionally, I …

Filling a Hole in the Market to Bolster Sales Royal Enfield has been having good sales for the last several years, but suddenly the company saw a sales slump. That spurred people within the organization to think about expanding the lineup to other areas of the market. The company is looking at building a 250cc …

More Affordable Could Mean More Sales MV Agusta has been in the news off and on lately for its new Superveloce 800 and Brutale models. The company’s motorcycles are beautiful machines, but they’re expensive. That’s a big barrier for ownership for many would-be riders. Now, the company wants to expand and that means selling less-expensive …

A Bike to Celebrate 50 Years It’s been 50 years since the first /5 series. It has also been 50 years since BMW Motorrad started producing motorcycles in Berlin Spandau. To celebrate this, the company decided to put together a new motorcycle. The BMW R nineT /5 is styled with nostalgic charm. It harkens back …

It’s Real & Not Just An Excuse To Go For A Ride! Most of us have said at one time or another that we are taking a mental health day. What we really mean is that we have elected to take a day off from work to de-stress. It makes a lot of sense when …

There are Some Notable Changes The KTM Super Duke 1290R in the photo above comes from MoreBikes. The publication has several spy shots of the bike out testing. The motorcycle is currently being tested and will come out in 2020. While many of the lines of the motorcycle have more or less stayed the same, …

How Are You Celebrating the 4th? If you’re like me, you want to celebrate today on two wheels, and that means also having some comfortable gear that can provide you with plenty of protection. Well, our gear partners over at Revzilla and 2Wheel are both offering some pretty good sales for the 4th of July. …

It’s Sad This Is Even Needed Carlin Dunne died competing in the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. He was a legend at the event, having previously won it four times and being the first person to break the 10-minute mark. He was the King of the Mountain, and now with his passing comes the need …

Introduction When it comes to armor for motorcycle riders, Knox is likely a familiar name. Knox not only produces standalone protectives and armor for over two dozen motorcycle apparel manufacturers but they also have their own line of jackets, pants, and gloves. Some of which we’ve even reviewed at wBW here. Knox was established back …

*Note: The Klim K1R Karbon helmet seems Round Oval shaped but the Klim rep I spoke with informed me it was designed Intermediate Oval. It fits my head perfectly so I’d say it has a strong round bias if it’s IO shaped. That means it won’t be any fun for people with narrow or long …

A Jacket Designed for Airflow & Not to be Noticed REV’IT! designed the Tracer Air Overshirt to be a part of its casual workwear collection. This is gear that looks like regular casual clothing and not motorcycle gear. The Tracer Air Overshirt just looks like a simple lightweight jacket, but it has construction and features …

A Better Supermoto The Husqvarna FS 450 Supermoto is the only factory-built supermoto with a single cylinder that’s race ready. This competition bike is a special machine, and Husky decided to take things up a notch for the latest model. The engine remains unchanged the 2020 model year. It’s still the 450cc single that makes …

If You Built It, Enter It Building the motorcycle of your dreams is no easy feat. Tire company Michelin wants to honor your hard work with a friendly, worldwide competition. Dubbed the “Design Your Motorcycle” challenge, the company is encouraging people to submit their bike to their challenge to have it judged by an international …

Sounds Like a Good Name for a Streetfighter We all know Harley is working on new motorcycles. Now we’re getting a little tidbit of information that could show us the future for the company. It recently filed an application for the name “Bareknuckle” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The speculation from Asphalt …

Note: A representative from Messh reached out to provide clarification. The following article has been adjusted for accuracy. Searching Hard for That New Customer Base Harley-Davidson and OA Experiential will work together to collect data on attendees at various events, Harley displays, and other venues to try to better understand the folks at those events …

Some Killer Deals on Excellent Gear Every Monday, I dig through the new sales items online to see what’s out there and at what price. This week, our partners Revzilla and 2Wheel are offering some fantastic gear for significant discounts. Now that the riding season is in full swing many of you are probably realizing …

Some Fakery Here for Nostalgia Sake? The electric motorcycle shift is happening pretty quickly and more big names are getting involved. BMW is one of them, recently revealing the Vision DC Roadster concept. When the motorcycle was shown off by BMW, many said it looked horribly uncomfortable. I thought it looked cool. It’s also an …

Tragedy Strikes This Important Event Carlin Dunne a rider for Ducati at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has died after a crash. Dunne was riding the new Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype. According to The Drive, Dunne was nearing the end of the hill climb course when the crash occurred. Dunne was well-known at the …