Top-Notch Team M-TEC Company (Mugen) To Become E-Xplorer Factory Manufacturer The world’s first electric off-roading bike series is debuting this year at the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) – it’s called the E-Xplorer series, and racing venues will include the US as well as Switzerland The report from RideApart tells us more – namely, that …

Our favorite Bavarian bike manufacturers are planning for a fully electric future for 2030 – and with over a million of their electric bikes sold to date, it appears that BMW Motorrad’s plans for an aggressive shift to full electrification are well-matched by the current demand for their machines. Source: CNET The report from RideApart …

Yeah, we know—we did pants last week. But those were technical pants for winter riding, and with the days starting to get longer and warmer now that January’s almost over, we figured you might want to think about stocking up on a decent pair or two of riding jeans or casual pants as well. Of …

A Swedish Bike for the Bank When electric bike brand RGNT debuted their NO.1 CLASSIC, we were stoked at the quality of the nitty gritty bitties. On top of boasting a very nice J.Juan Combined Braking System (keeping in mind that the company is now owned by Brembo), the bike also had a new Bike …

New Patents Shed Light on How Kawi Plans On Expanding Hybrid System to Other Models When Kawasaki made announcements at last year’s EICMA stating that three new electric bikes would be in their lineup by next year (making the total count of promised alternative or hybrid machines now set to 10), we were intrigued – …

New Trademarks Show Partnership with Auto-Tuning Company Brabus to Include Potential Uprated Super Duke R Sibling When Brabus revealed the partnership with KTM on the creation of quality-tuned bikes, we got a little excited.  The German Auto Tuning company is known throughout the automotive company for their expertise in quality tweaks to special cars – …

Honda’s 2022 CB300R is finally getting a slipper clutch! In a report from MCN, we’re told that the A2-compliant machine now meets Euro5 standards, with the free-revving, liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke punting out 286cc (roughly 25 hp and 20 lb-ft of torque) through a new exhaust.  This particular economical scoot might not have any ‘soulful’ notes …

The Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid was one of the more exciting prototypes showcased at EICMA 2021. The bike on display was a higher-spec, more capable iteration of the standard Yamaha Ténéré 700. Now, CycleWorld has spotted the upcoming motorcycle in European patent documents. It appears that the production-ready model will feature more in common with …

The U.S. Motorcycle Coaching Association (USCMA) has a continued backer for their top-notch work – and now with KTM’s partnership confirmed through 2022, riders across the community will be able to benefit from the USCMA’s tutelage.  The goal of the USCMA is simple: To improve the Powersports community through high-quality coaching certification. Good riders are …

For those of you that haven’t heard of Backcountry Discovery Routes, they’re a non-profit organization that specializes in dual-sport and off-road motorcycle travel. Think motorcycle tours, but a few more bumps and a hell of a lot more dirt – and we’ve just received word that BMW Motorrad will be partnering up with BDR to create their …

An Educational Platform Hell-Bent on Revolutionizing the PowerSports Industry Of all of the action to be had at AIMExpo, I was most excited about their DISRUPTIVE THINKING platform. The places that you can go and rekindle your passion for business numbers and company success in the Powersports industry are precious few – but that’s exactly …

In a recent press release from Ducati Lenovo Team, the group’s talented racer, Jack Miller, will be unable to make it to the 2022 team photoshoot session, due to testing positive for COVI-19.  The young man is asymptomatic, so we’ve nothing to fear on that spectrum – but will be unable to travel until #43 …

In a report from AutoFinanceNews, we’re told that some odd 50–70% of powersport purchases were made by newbies to the Powersports Industry. That’s a massive influx of demand, and one that comes with a different set of demographics compared to the traditional buyer pre-COVID.  “Many consumers were looking for other opportunities during the lockdown to …

The twelfth and final stage of the 2022 Dakar Rally Bike category was one of the most exciting parts of the grueling race. The top 3 riders — Honda’s Pablo Quintanilla, KTM’s Toby Price, and Honda’s Nacho Cornejo — were separated by just 29 seconds as they crossed the finish line. However, GASGAS Racing’s Sam …

MotoGP’s just had their first team reveal their bikes for 2022 – and it’s none other than Gresini Racing, with a slick set of Ducati GP21 machines to face the likes of Pramac Racing and Valentino Rossi’s VR46 team – and we’re so happy they’ve stayed in the ring.  The report from MotorSport tells us …

Here at wBW, we cater to all kinds of craft; whether it be the latest lovingly tinkered – and turbo’ed – CBR1000F from your father’s shop, Ducati’s most popular face of 2021, or that new electric machine that is taking forever to debut to the community proper, we don’t discriminate. Life is too short, too …

One Seat Fits All BMW’s in the process of creating a motorcycle seat that could play a very important role in future ergonomics – and we’re anticipating the thing to arrive by late 2023.  The report from CycleWorld states that the unit is made up of three pieces; the first front section is immoveable, fitting …

The hard-working boys in blue over at the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Special Operations Division station have just received a new fleet of Harley-Davidson bikes to ring in the new year – and judging by the looks on their faces, pulling the next  speeding soul over has just become a liesure pursuit…literally. While we may …

With 2022 now well underway, racers worldwide are prepping for the track – and Harley-Davidson is no exception.  On top of Vance & Hines offering a contingency program (their largest yet) to select racers under certain conditions for American Flat Track (AFT), MotoAmerica, NHRA Drag Racing, and the Xtreme Drag Racing Association (XDA) Series, the …

Vance & Hines have just revealed the largest contingency program in the history of the brand – and with nearly $200,000 available, this season’s racers will be able to bag a pretty penny for their efforts on the circuit.  In a press release issued on Wednesday of this week, the premium exhaust brand stated that …

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We see several new motorcycles and technological advancements at EICMA every year. This year’s lineup included a revolutionary bike from MV Agusta, new accessories from GIVI, and multiple new projects from Brembo. In the midst of all this, a rather exciting piece of tech seems to have flown by under the radar.  An Italian firm …

When the good people at Tony Prust’s Analog Motorcycles decided to take on this monochromatic build, we were excited. As much as a healthy dose of orange will always suit the bikes of our favorite Austrian motorcycle manufacturer, there’s something so beautifully suave yet calming about slate-themed scoots about the countryside proper.  The minimalist lean …

If you put up your slipper in the Buckeye state, Harley Davidson’s got some news for you – they’re hiring, and the report from WKBN states that the Youngstown-based dealership will be looking to fill positions in anything from servicing to sales, parts and secretarial duties.  When the American motorcycle manufacturer came out with the …

Why is Team Red Bypassing Sales for the V2L to hit the MotoE paddock? When Energica stepped down from MotoE and Ducati decided to step in as the electric track’s official bike supplier, the company was racing the clock – after all, they committed to racing for 2023, so that left this year to solidify …

‘Flying Motorcycles’ Now Have a Whole New Meaning Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has been tinkering with the concept of an unmanned transport system that could potentially help in the daily lives of communities worldwide – and we’re told that the aircraft component houses a supercharged engine from the bonkers Ninja H2R. It makes sense, really.  With …

Honda is Seeing Double I don’t know what it is about Honda engines (for reference, please scoot over and take a gander at the CBR1000F boasting a turbo-ed K24 minivan engine we covered last week), but we have another chonky custom build for the bike banks – and apparently one engine wasn’t enough, because this …

A New Breed of Machine Designed To Evolve Tarform, a Brooklyn-based automotive startup boasting a fleet of pretty emission-free machines, has just begun delivery to the eager hands of clients worldwide.  In a report from Electrek, Tarform outlines the difficulties that they overcame to get their bike, from initial basic sketches to technology limitations and …

As if it weren’t enough that ARCH landed a partnership with Motul for high-tech solutions and lubrication, Keanu Reeve’s co-owned bike brand now has purportedly teamed up with J.W. Speaker for lighting technologies – and that includes future models still draped for the near future.  An example of this, BusinessWire tells us, is a revolutionary …

The Thinking-Man Racer It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Preston Petty, owner of Preston Plastics and a motocross and off-roading legend in his own right.  The report from RoadRacing World states that the man passed away on January 16th, at the ripe age of 81 – and what a legacy …

World-Class Safety Apparel Meets Top-Notch Rider Education On top of being  on the sale block by parent company InvestCorp, Dainese has just secured a multi-year partnership with Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) – and the support for motorcycle students will set standards for safety and expertise in a way that has us grinning with approval.  …

I know what you’re thinking.  “How in bloody sausages does a bike like that rake in $45,000 at an auction?” While the aesthetic of the bike might come across as leaving something to be desired (I know it did for me at first glance), the looks of the thing is not the selling feature.  Vyrus …

The Chinese Zodiac may have given us the Year of the Ox for 2021, but MCN thinks it should be rebranded as the Year of the British bike – and no wonder. With bigwigs like Norton, Triumph, Royal Enfield, BSA, and others bouncing back for the second millennium’s new decade, we’re more than a little …

KTM’s CEO, Stefan Pierer, is not a very big fan of electrification when it comes to bikes on the track. It’s gotten to the point where he’s flat-out said it to TopSpeed – and his perspective is a much-needed perspective when it comes to the less-said cons of electric motorcycles.  “As President of ACEM, I …

Your hands will likely be some of the first body parts that get cold when you’re riding in winter (unless you have the luxury of heated grips—in which case, this writer is extremely jealous). But a good pair of winter riding gloves will help prevent the chill from settling into your fingers and knuckles, letting …

Back when we covered the scoop on the mysterious electric cafe racers in ‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins,’ we were impressed that the neoteric machines were allowed to keep their whirring, clicking personality. While it’s true, electric bikes are quieter than their fossil fuel counterparts (and are still relatively new to the scene in general), …

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 …