British motorcycle gear brand Merlin has just released a sweet pair of leather jackets to complement the all-new Gold Star that BSA released for the public on December fourth.  Following a press release, we learned that Merlin was in full support of BSA’s comeback – and with a shiny machine like the Gold Star resurrecting …

8-day rides on heritage motorcycles for Costa Rica, Portugal and the US https://thegreatgetaway.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/TGG_LONG.mp4   Previously on wBW, we covered the creation of “The Wal” – a modded-out BMW R18 done up in commemoration of Motorrad’s #SOULFUEL movement.  Now, the German motorcycle manufacturer has officially presented the locations that will be available for the 2022 season …

Recovered and Rebuilt for the Masses Triumph’s very first prototype has just been discovered, and it’s not often you find something this special in such mint condition.  The first prototype  from Triumph was, according to an article from Motoroids, “Long-rumored to exist and referenced within advertising and reviews that appeared in 1901…this first Triumph prototype …

We’ve just had word that the 2022 schedule is out for the RideSmart Motorcycle School – and given the rush of new riders to the scene since the pandemic, we’re thinking it’d be better to register sooner rather than later.  Described by AVGSport as “a Texas Track day motorcycle rider’s school developed to give instructional …

Damon Motors has just given us the name of a new electric bike set to join their showroom floor – and we’re told only 100 units of this stripped down streetfighter-style will be made available. Before we get our bonnets in a twist, I’m going to start off by saying that Damon is holding their …

Introduction to the Race-R Pro GP Spoiler Lorenzo Winter Test Edition Helmet Shark’s Race-R Pro helmet has evolved a lot since its introduction in 2011 as aerodynamic design and newly available tech have moved forward. One thing that hasn’t changed is the mission of the Race-R Pro series which is to provide world-class protection and …

A genius Spanish toymaker named Antonio Berbegal Verdú started a store back in 1947 that specialized in children’s toys, among other things. That store – called Injusa, today – has a lineup of battery-powered replica bikes for the mini humans of the house. And I want one for my niece.  Got a BMW R 1250 GS …

MB (Martin Becker) Cycles has done it again – and this time, they’ve given us a gorgeously skeletal hardtail fit for a true bobber-lover.  The report from AutoEvolution states that the donor for this particular project was “a former Glemseck 101 race bike, sporting a hardtail framework and a 1996 Buell M2 Cyclone’s air-cooled 1,203cc …

“Only The Best Will Do” Triumph has just updated their Tiger 1200 range for the new year. Perks include a whopping weight drop and a deliciously long-range potential, among other updates – so let’s get into it.  The inline triple of the Triumph 1200 has been updated for increased efficiency, and despite dropping in power …

When we last covered what White Motorcyle Concepts (WMC) was up to, they’d just finished putting a hole in the WMC250EV – a bike intended to eventually break the Electric Land Speed Record.  Now, there’s movement coming from the other end of their website – and it’s a project that’s revealed a bike reminiscent (at …

Harley-Davidson’s golden child is taking a bit of a hit with this one.  Last week, a recall was issued by NHTSA (the U.S. Dept. of Transportation), stating that 2,689 units of the 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America needed a quick stop at the chop shop for reparations. “The seat base may not be fastened properly, which …

Another week; another incredible deal from our friends at Revzilla. This time around, they’re offering more than 60% off select Bull-it men’s and women’s motorcycle riding pants—and we’re here to seat to it that you have the skinny (jeans) on some of the best options. These prices might seam too good to be true, but …

Maximum Flexibility, ‘As You Like It’ Continental has just released their all-new MultiViu® Sports+ Display for the two-wheeled sector – and KTM’s already committed to using the display on their next 1290 Super Adventure S and 1290 Super Duke R. For those of you not familiar with Continental, you should be.  Described by Wikipedia as “a …

Honda might have a new bun in the oven – and if the registered patents are anything to go by, we could be looking at a new CB1100 Hawk.  We don’t have much to go by, apart from the fact that the image does indeed appear to be taken from a recent filing from Honda …

Sena’s new Quantum series now carries better sound than ever, thanks to the audio experts at Harman Kardon – and according to the official website, Sena’s also offering a very nice three-year warranty with their products.  And we just might be getting our hands on the lot.  Let’s get into it.  We’ve reviewed a lot …

A few days ago, we received word that BSA had officially revealed their all-new Gold Star 650 ahead of schedule. Set to grace the stage of Motorcycle Live this week, the pre-debut was officially presented to the masses this past Friday – and she’s a classic beauty.  Source: NewAtlas According to NewAtlas, the 2022 Gold …

If you’ve been ogling the all-new Speed Triple 1200 RR and Tiger Sport 660, hang tight – Triumph has just told us that there’s a chance you could ride the machines before their official US debut next year.  That chance comes in the form of Triumph’s Sneak Peek Tour. Having started up in November, the …

She’s Classic, She’s Old-School, and She’s Clean As A Whistle British startup brand Maeving is wowing the masses with their new electric brainchild – and it’s the first pretty bike I’ve seen that boasts a dual-battery system. (Pretty sure that’s why the 2021 models have already sold out, too…) Let’s get into it.  Source: Maeving.com …

Here at wBW, we strive to bring the very best of carefully-curated content to your day. We also love reading what you write us – and sometimes, we end up chasing a particular topic down a rabbit hole in commemoration of a really good question.  Today, that really good question comes from a dedicated reader desirous …

Super Naked Royalty Norton’s set to reveal a new machine at Motorcycle Live this weekend – and it’s a cafe racer boasting genetics straight from the V4SV.  The report from MCN states that “the bike is the first new machine to be designed, engineered and built at Norton’s recently opened global headquarters in Solihull,” with …

Back when Honda unveiled their world premiere of advanced future safety technologies and plans for zero traffic collision fatalities by 2050, the brand emphasized their part in “striving to completely eliminate mobility risks for everyone sharing the road,” – as stated by Keiji Ohtsu, President and Representative Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Source: Youtube …

Team Red’s new collection is officially out and bout to cheer the masses in time for the end-of-year festivities! With the more technical garments designed by the Centro Stile Ducati, the all-new Performance Wear collection is divided up into four lines; Racing, Sport, Touring, and Urban. Source: Ducati’s Official Website 2022 Ducati Performance Wear: Racing …

Since the unveiling of the KTM 390 Adventure at 2019’s EICMA, the bike has proven itself to be a highly capable off-roading bite of delight – and now, KTM’s boasting ‘more free-roaming spirit’ for the little Austrian companion with a list of key upgrades.  The 2021 model year saw a very nice lineup of specs …

If you’ve been tinkering about our website in the past few weeks, you’ve seen the recent news on magnesium shortages, as well as the low-down on why we haven’t caught up with the chip shortages affecting both the motorcycle and automotive industry.  So how does this affect the good machines of the motorcycle industry proper?  …

With an affluent racing career behind him and new sights set on his VR46 team’s debut for MotoGP, Valentino Rossi continues to be a legend in the racing industry.  Recently, we learned that the Italian racer collects bikes that he has ridden for MotoGP – and there’s one, in particular, that’s coming with a bit …

Indian Motorcycle is bringing the power to the pavement in their updated 2022 lineup. This comes via new ride control software and reworking their engines to be more efficient—without losing any of the spirit and grunt you’ve come to expect from their rumbling V-twins. Indian has made great strides in sales during the past year …

Space Florida’s Launch and Landing Facility, formerly known as the Shuttle Landing Facility, is one of the longest runways in the world.  Its 30-year property agreement with NASA means that the facility has seen some brilliant machines rocket down the straightaway – and as of November 23rd, we can add ‘record-breaking electric speed demon’ to …

Congrats to Triumph for rolling their 1,000,000th bike off the belt last week! To commemorate the occasion, the world’s largest UK-owned motorcycle manufacturer has, naturally, pimped out their celebration bike – or cele’bike’, if you will (I’ll see myself out). What better choice of beastie for the millionth motorcycle (I’m assuming they plan the millionth) …

Gō Takamine is an Okinawan bike shop owner with an impressive portfolio in the motorcycle community. From a young age, he’s had an eye for style – and now, he’s tricked out a 2022 Super Chief Limited for X-Men/Mad Max movie star Nicholas Caradoc Hoult with his signature ‘Brat Style,’ known around the world – …

We’ve just had word that Investcorp – a global manager of alternative investment products – not only owns Italian motorcycle gear brand Dainese but is hoping to sell the brand for a neat wad of green.  Let’s chat about it. This isn’t Investcorp’s first rodeo when it comes to selling upscale brands; a report from …

As my fellow motorcyclists up north start winterizing their motorcycles for storage, here in Southern California, it’s a chilly 64°F (18°C for you metric folks). It’s gotten so cold, I had to close my vents on my REV’IT! Offtrack jacket! Jokes aside, I’m super excited that this year’s IMS decided to hold the event outdoors. …

This year’s EICMA saw the Italian Motorcycling Federation (IMF)’s central display area taken by none other than Magni – a brand dedicated to building special bikes and “a supplier of special parts for the restoration of MV Agusta classic motorcycles,” according to Wikipedia. This year, IMF’s spotlight was taken by the most recent brainchild to …

Somebody Give Baker Street a Buzz The world’s rarest motorcycle isn’t just a ‘one-of-a-kind’ custom deal tinkered with love by a backstage mastermind sporting years of experience on the docket (though we dearly love those). Think more along the lines of a ‘one of one’ invention – and to this day, nobody knows the exact …

Harley-Davidson is partnering up with United Way Worldwide (UWW) to bring an extra dose of cheer to young and old – and they’re handing over good coin for a great cause.  The campaign, according to Harley-Davidson’s press release, centers around a hashtag: #MYHARLEYTRADITION.  Share your favorite holiday tradition on your preferred social media platform using the …

High-Performance Automotive Tuning….But For Bikes. This German aftermarket tuning and restoration brand has apparently been eying the two-wheeled market – and with the bang-on portfolio they brag in automotive tuning, Brabus could very well be a brilliant addition to the motorcycle industry.  Our source comes from a ‘leaked’ document via VisorDown – a set of …

There’s a lot at play in today’s motorcycle market when it comes to alternative fuel options.  On the one side, we have the solid, stalwart fossil fuel lovers – the majority of us, I imagine, aboard the usual ICE-blessed Kawasaki, Triumph, Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, KTM, Honda and Suzuki.  Why do we love to play with petrol? You’ll …

MV Agusta has just snatched the ‘Most Beautiful Bike’ contest at 2021 EICMA, held by Italian media outlet “Motociclismo”.  “Attendees and readers vote on the contestants throughout the four-day show, with organizers tallying the totals,” commented a report from RideApart. “This year, MV Agusta’s special-edition Superveloce Ago took home top prize, leading a pack of …

Yesterday, thousands of motorcyclists attended the 41st Annual Anderson Toy Parade in South Carolina – all out to catch a few rays and to donate to a great cause.  The cause? Helping Santa out a little with a Toy Parade for the little ones as the season sets closer to the end-of-year holidays.  “The parade …

This past Thursday, nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi celebrated ‘One More Lap’ with the good people of EICMA 2021 and Yamaha.  The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer had Rossi ride on to stage on board a Yamaha M1 (bedecked in a 60th anniversary-livered scheme), after which point Yamaha also uncovered a limited edition GYTR VR46 Yamaha R1 …