Big Things on the Horizon for Damon Motorcycles Sitting at a table in the Damon Motorcycles lab and design center wearing a snug-fitting sweater Jay Giraud looked 100 percent the tech company CEO that he is. A clay model of the HyperSport sat in the background over his right shoulder and a prototype of the …

It’s a Tuesday.  You’ve got a handful of items in your quota for the week, and you’re about to start the day in the usual routinely fashion.  Before tackling the list, you tread over to your computer (it’s old, but it gets the job done), sit, take a sip from your morning mug of coffee …

White Motorcycle Concepts (WMC) is a British firm looking to break the electric motorcycle land speed record. The WMC250EV is the prototype that will attempt the feat, and now, under 3 months since it was first revealed, it has already made considerable strides in testing. The White Motorcycle Concepts team aims to cross the 250mph …

Starting next year, the FIM Supersport World Championship will be adding more models to the list of homologated motorcycles that participate in the championship. The Supersport class has acted as the official support race to WorldSBK since 1999, but the changing landscape of the middle-weight segment has prompted Dorna and the FIA to make some …

Thanks to Yamaha’s boldness in producing the three-wheeled Niken, we now have a relatively small corner of Powersports dealerships worldwide that houses multi-wheel technology…but on a track? Kawasaki says hell yes – and Ben Affleck should have totally asked to have it as his Batmobile in the new motion picture “The Flash”, set to come …

A financial technology company called Ideanomics wants to buy out more of Energica Motor Company S.p.A. – and the electric two-wheeled industry will be sure to benefit from the arrangement.  The report from Yahoo! Finance has come hard on the heels of Ideanomics recently stating that they will soon be increasing their stakeholder shares in …

The Mobile Cooling SS Shirt Acknowledging that this review is somewhat overdue and that Alan Buller beat me to the punch with his most informative review of the Fieldsheer Mobile Cooling Long Sleeve Shirt, I will try to make up this shortfall in this less-is-(possibly)more review of the Fieldsheer Mobile Cooling Short Sleeve (SS) Shirt. …

Introduction As identified in the previously submitted GL Pannier Mounts and MotoTrekk Panniers review and the just submitted GL Possibles Pouch Quick Look, Christmas in July came early this year with a big box of Giant Loop goodies received in June this year. In addition to the GL Pannier Mount Kit with BMW GS ADV …

Introduction As identified in the recently submitted GL Pannier Mounts and MotoTrekk Panniers review, a big box of Giant Loop goodies arrived early June this year. The shipment contained a GL Pannier Mount Kit; the BMW R1200/R1250/F850 GSA adapter (off-set) kit; a set of MotoTrekk Panniers; two Possibles Pouch(es) – one with the First Aid …

GL Pannier Mount & MotoTrekk Panniers: The Breakdown One Reviewer, Multiple Products Related to the approach taken with the review Jim Pruner and I did of the Mosko Moto Reckless 80L V3.0 Revolver Luggage system in December 2020, this is a bit of a longer-term review although with perhaps less travel and fewer rocky roads …

Volcon ePowersports has achieved a major milestone in beginning shipments to customers – and they’re struggling to keep up with the order queue.  Having achieved the title of America’s first off-road, all-electric Powersports company, Volcon ePowersports is, according to their press release, currently working on delivering orders for the United States and Latin America, with …

The last couple of years haven’t been easy on the automotive industry due to obvious reasons. But, as the world eventually comes back to order, manufacturers have started to report an upward trend in sales numbers. More and more people are getting back on their bikes and riding, and people are looking to buy new …

Since the release of the H-D Pan America and their sister brand ‘LiveWire,’ Harley Davidson has continued to lean on the details of their Hardwire Strategy, placed into effect in July of last year. The Strategy outlines a ‘restructuring’ of the company, resulting in a leaner, meaner company function, with a special focus on the demands …

Ducati is paying homage to the iconic career of red-team racer Troy Bayliss with the production of a new special edition Panigale V2, due to drop in a few short weeks to dealerships around the world. Bayliss began his journey with the Bologna-based manufacturer in 1997/1998, winning his first of what was to be a …

Yamaha Motor Corporation is celebrating 60 years of entry into the World Grand Prix – and what better way to celebrate than by giving us beautiful Anniversary Editions of their bikes? The report came via GlobeNewswire, along with the bikes that have been decked out for the occasion: A 2022 YZF-R3, The new 2022 YZF-R7, …

You can’t say the Japanese manufacturer hasn’t been busy.  On top of the swappable battery system that Honda has signed on to with KTM Yamaha and Piaggio, the multinational conglomerate company has been working on a series of new bikes to complement the demand for an adventure-style beastie with punchy power.  The Honda NT1100 – …

wBW, Meet the ruggedly handsome 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR; a track-focused, modern cafe racer with the garb of a gent and the heart of a troublemaker.  Triumph released the Speed Triple RS‘s sibling early this morning with a press release that showed the partially-fairinged beastie in proper style.  Let’s take a quick look …

ZERO Motorcycles has just had an early release of their 2022 Lineup – and the rush is apparently due to a massive surge in demand for electric bikes.  Since the lockdowns of 2020, the motorcycle industry has been booming. Bikers need bikes to bike, and a hoonigan finding themself at home with extra cheese in …

In 2021, Can-Am blew past the competition with their quality builds and commitment to client satisfaction. This year, they’ve not only upped the ante by listening to customer feedback and tweaking their models in the direction the crowds have asked – they’re also one of the few companies that experienced a 250 percent sales increase …

Moto Guzzi has taken the wraps off the all-new V100 Mandello, the first of a new generation of models to come.  In March 2021, Moto Guzzi turned a glorious century old. Despite the difficult times that the auto industry has faced over the last couple of years, Moto Guzzi seems to have no intention of …

Fieldsheer Hydrologic® Cooling Vest Testing riding gear is always a fun adventure, but this cooling clothing is a new type of product to me. Fieldsheer is trying unique approaches to help regulate the body’s temperature, and I have spent a few weeks testing the Hydrologic® Cooling Vest. Who Is Fieldsheer? Fieldsheer got its start in …

I think I can vouch for nearly all of wBW when I say that technology is progressing faster than I can keep up.  Sure, I have my iPhone handy on the daily, but it’s by no means the latest release – and the newest variant of Apple now touts a slew of new features such …

You know we couldn’t just ignore this little smidge of science that Edmunds performed last week.  On September 3rd, an American online resource for automotive inventory and information – known as Edmunds.com – answered the following question:  What would happen if the world’s fastest stock car was matched against the world’s fastest stock motorcycles? Their …

The South Dakota Department of Revenue is rolling in the dough made from this year’s Sturgis Rally – and the numbers point to eager riders spending more at the festival than ever before.  The 2021 Sturgis Rally was held from August 6-15 of this year, with figures released showing an increase of 34% in profits made. …

Two labs have created a new type of material originally meant for stab-proof and bullet-proof vests – and I want it in my motorcycle jacket. The motorcycle gear industry has seen a Renaissance of improvement on quality and range since the turn of the century. Textile fabrics such as the KLIM Marrakesh Textile Jacket are …

Hot on the heels of the 2022 KTM 450 SMR comes the release of its younger sibling to the dual-sport world. Meet the updated 2022 KTM 350 EXC-F Factory Edition – it’s torquey, it’s got a fresh outfit, and it’s got a list of updated specs as long as my arm proving the beastie is …

Five-time Grand National Champion Jared Mees has been busy on the track – and according to the latest press release, factory mate Briar Bauman and privateer Brandon Robinson have made sure to clean up nicely in his wake. The weekend’s Springfield Mile I doubleheader saw both Mees and Bauman in close quarters, with Bauman closely …

Tucker Powersports has just announced that they are obtaining Kuryakyn Holdings LLC, a leader in the design and manufacturing of premium aftermarket motorcycle and powersports products.  The report came from a press release on Tuesday of this week, along with the information that Tucker plans on incorporating Kuryakyn products into the Tucker brand, rather than …

Damon Motors has just hit $35 million in global preorders for their Hypersport motorcycle (coined as “the world’s safest motorcycle”), and they’re bringing a couple of cool cats onto the leadership team to aid in the growth of the company.  The cool cats in question are Chris Efstathiou who will be taking the head of …

America’s first motorcycle company has released their fall collection of men’s and women’s apparel just in time for the fall – and this year, they’ve got three sub-collections to choose from.  Having made a name for themselves in the 20th century in the flat-track scene and on the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats, Indian Motorcycles today …

KTM’s just revealed their updated 2022 450 SMR – and this beastie is ready to roar for the SuperMoto world.  Based on the SX-F motocrosser, the KTM SMR’s compact, single overhead camshaft engine is purportedly blessed with 63 pretty ponies, as well as a generous handful of torque that shows off the power band curve …

KTM, Honda, Piaggio, and Yamaha have officially signed an agreement that proves the four companies to be in full tilt toward creating a battery swapping system for the moto community. Together, they make up the founding members of the Swappable Batteries Motorcycle Consortium (SBMC) – a syndicate passionate about renewable energy and how it could …

If there’s one thing we can say ex-TT-racer Guy Martin is addicted to, it’s speed.  Having rocketed to fame with the popularity of “Closer To The Edge” (a video on the Isle of Man TT Races), the television star now sets his hand to anything capable of putting out a good punch – and he …

An innovative InsurTech company named Voom has just partnered with insurance company Markel to offer a stunning solution to today’s motorcycle insurance premiums – and the price will purportedly be measured on a per-mile basis.  The report from CycleNews states that both companies intend to play equal roles in the product; Voom will be responsible …

Technology is advancing faster than the public can keep up. Take any relative’s newest smartphone as an example – whatever model they have, it’s likely to become obsolete within the next year or two, with the newest gadgets on the shelf advertised as having the most, the best, the greatest.  So what happens when a …

Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer Maverick Vinales has just joined the factory Aprilia racing team – and the Spaniard looks positively tickled pink about it.  Vinales had a bit of drama earlier in the year when he ended his contract with team Yamaha a tad early – a five-year business partnership that he was more …

The EV industry today is, in a nutshell, stunted.  Sure, we’ve got some amazing bikes coming out in the coming year – motorcycles like Damon’s fashionably late Hypersport lineup and the budget-friendly SONDORS MetaCycle, as well as a few other cool cats that have kept the showroom interesting (Harley Davidson LiveWire One, Zero Motorcycles Lineup).  Still, …

Northern Irish professional motorcycle racer Jonathan Rea has just been given exclusive access into Arai’s secret laboratory – and he’s come out to share the difference that Arai makes, whether on the track, street, or experiencing life on the daily. The journey starts in the Netherlands, at Arai’s EU headquarters; here, Rea is given a …

Bell has just released a new variant of the obscenely popular Moto-10 Spherical helmets – and the glossy carbon newcomer is already nearly sold out.  Bell released the first of this line back in 1971 when the Bell Moto-3 full-face helmet was revealed as the world’s first full-face motocross helmet.  Since then, the company has …

We’ve just had word that Arai has updated their VX-PRO4 Helmet graphics – and the new ‘block’ scheme is nothing short of groovy. Advertised as “The latest expression of the ultimate off-road helmet,” the VX-PRO4 Helmet uses a uniquely handmade shell to improve the durability, safety, and performance of the helmet. Upgraded from the VX-PRO3, …