A World Champion Racer You’ll find few men as impressive as the MotoGP legend Carlo Ubbiali. He won nine World Championships. He passed away at the age of 90 from respiratory problems, according to Motociclismo. Born in 1929, Ubbiali was a much-loved Italian racer and is often remembered for his track battles with Tarquinio Provini. …

It’s Clear Why Ducati hosted a Custom Rumble competition, and recently over 70 motorcycles were entered from dealerships around the world, according to Motorcycle News. Ducati allowed a public vote to narrow the entries down to five bikes and the winner was selected by a panel of judges that included many influential members of the …

A Beautiful Paintjob Bullit Motorcycles is based overseas, but I sure wish the company would start sending bikes to North America. I would buy one. To be specific, I would buy the new black and gold version of the Hero 125 the company just revealed. Motorcycle News recently posted an article about the new version …

Time to Get Dirty If you’re a fan of riding the dirt, then you should take a gander at the 2021 Kawasaki lineup that was just announced. The company has a full list of KX and KLX models that are confirmed for 2021 already. Kawasaki put out a press release with the tagline “get out …

Top-Quality, Lower Prices Riding season is now in for many of us, and I’d encourage you to get out there on two wheels. With that said, I want you to get out there all suited up. At the very least, I’d say wear a helmet. If you don’t have a good helmet, then it’s time …

Worldwide the Number Could be 400 The COVID-19 pandemic has had horrible effects on economies around the world. Triumph revealed that it is set to cut 240 UK staff members due to the pandemic. The number of people who could lose their jobs worldwide is expected to be “circa 400,” according to Motorcycle News. Those …

BMW Has Been Making GS Motorcycles For Decades Of all of BMW’s bikes, the R 80 GS might be the most important. It’s the bike that essentially created the adventure-touring segment. When it came out, it was a bit of an odd duck, but that was partly because people didn’t realize that by compromising a …

A Mobile Showroom Makes a Lot of Sense Royal Enfield has been doing a lot of things right, from making good and affordable motorcycles to marketing them properly and opening showrooms. One thing that the company did that I found interesting was open up a portable dealership in Chiang Rai, Thailand.  This pop-up or mobile …

A Day Pack If you’re like me, you enjoy a good day out on the bike, and a relaxing tour on your bike for a day can really do a lot to put you at ease. For those day trips, iXS has a new piece of gear for you the Backpack Day, according to a …

Some Good News The Motorcycle Industry Council held a webinar yesterday and in that webinar, the MIC leadership told attendees that powersports sales managed to stay high despite the fact that COVID-19 has caused all sorts of disruptions. This should come as a surprise to many due to the fact that the economy around the …

The Want Is Strong A while back, Royal Enfield revealed the Concept KX bobber. Never meant to be a production bike, the design was supposed to inspire future machines. It has been a while since that bike was revealed. Now SRK Design has a new rendering that’s Concept KX-inspired. It was showcased on Gaadi Waadi. …

A New Chapter for Norton In a recent interview with Superbike, interim CEO of Norton Motorcycles, John Russell, talked about the future of Norton. While the conversation ranges across many things, there’s one thing that’s certain, Russell wants to make customers happy with Norton again.  One of the first topics that caught my eye is …

IRONe 16 and IRONe 12 Harley-Davidson may have a new corporate strategy moving forward, but it seems it’s not totally letting go of some of the new initiatives it started. Harley just released limited-edition versions of its electric balance bikes for kids. The IRONe 16 and the IRONe 12 Limited Edition come in a unique …

Make the Beast Roar Triumph’s new Rocket 3 power cruiser is an insane machine that puts out high power (more than 71 percent power than its rivals) and high levels of comfort. It’s a much-needed giant step forward from the previous Rocket 3. Despite the new Rocket 3 still being very new, Competition Werks already …

Need an Adventure Machine? The SUVs of the motorcycle world are adventure bikes. They’re the motorcycles that are designed to do anything and pretty much everything. They can take you across the country comfortably, traverse difficult terrain, and they even handle much better than expected on a twisty canyon road.  These motorcycles are the Swiss …

A Supercharged Power Cruiser Kawasaki has the Ninja H2 and the Z H2 now, but it could keep things going with its supercharged powertrains and offer an H2 cruiser. According to Moto Revival, the company is working on a Vulcan H2 that would essentially have the powertrain of the Ninja H2, but stuffed into a …

A Small Commuter? The Indian scooter company Gemopai will release a new electric scooter for the Indian market in June. This scooter is a little different than some of the other options out there. It will be designed specifically for the Indian market and be a low-speed option, according to Express Drives. When I say …

Bang Your Own Gears Without Worrying about the Clutch Honda has experimented quite a lot with semi-automatic and automatic transmissions throughout the years. There’s a semi-auto on some of its Mini Moto models and there’s the DCT set up on some of its larger bikes, like the Africa Twin. The company also had the old …

Polaris Could Have Some Competition The Polaris Slingshot is a unique three-wheeled vehicle, but I’m not sure it really qualifies as a motorcycle. Still, it’s an extreme machine and without a doubt a lot of fun. Now it seems Polaris may have some competition coming from Kawasaki. In a report by Motorcycle.com, patents were revealed …

Update to Regulations A lot of riders utilize GPS systems. Some of those systems have a function that will show you where the speed cameras are. Under updated traffic laws, these speed camera alerts in GPS systems are illegal. According to MoreBikes, TomTom and Garmin sent out notices to their customers to let them know …

Continuing Its Support MV Agusta supported Varese Circolo Hospital when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak in the area. I reported on the company’s efforts to donate testing equipment. Well, now it seems MV Agusta is continuing to support the hospital. Recently the motorcycle company partnered with eXor to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) …

You Can Win a New Harley Jason Momoa is a Harley-Davidson fan, so it makes sense that the two would pair up. Fanatics founder Michael Rubin challenged the company to do an All IN sweepstakes challenge to help make a positive impact during the COVID-19 pandemic and the rough economic period that has resulted from …

Winning a Trademark Battle With a Chinese Scooter Company Vespa is one of the best-known vehicle manufacturers in the world. The company makes scooters and it works hard to keep its brand and its intellectual property safe. Piaggio recently announced it won a EUIPO decision in court against Motolux and Dayi Motor. The Chinese scooter …

Your phone can serve many functions, from being your onboard GPS system and music player to being your emergency communication device in the event of a breakdown or accident. Riding with a phone is smart and safe – always take one with you. With that said, your phone uses power, and keeping it charged is …

Get Your Vintage Trail Bike Now Honda is bringing back the classic trail bike in the new CT125, but the company hasn’t committed to bringing it to North America yet. It likely will eventually, but right now all we can do is sit and wait, right? Wrong. You can get the trail bike you need …

Mecum Indy 200 Auction At the Mecum Indy auction, there will be a collection of 25 motorcycles up for sale. Al Phillips of Chicago will offer his long-time collection at the auction house for its Indianapolis sale on July 12, 2020. If you can’t find something out of this collection that you want to bid …

A Blow to the Motorcycling Community If you haven’t heard of Gaurav Jani, you’ve missed out on some fantastic motorcycle films including Riding Solo to the Top of the World and One Crazy Ride. Gaurav passed away on May 24 due to organ failure due to infection, according to RideApart. For those of you who …

Background One of the most fun things about getting a new motorcycle is modifying and accessorizing it to make it your own. I’ve had my Ducati Scrambler Icon for a little over a year now. After the initial break-in phase I started adding a few of my own touches. First, some comfort features like a …

Get Some Excellent Deals Today Revzilla has been discounting older gear for a while now, and that has meant great deals in the past couple of weeks, but on Memorial Day, the company has a long list of fantastic deals. Select items are 50 percent or more off of their original MSRP. That means you …

A Wild Machine The MV Agusta Rush 1000 is a gorgeous motorcycle that you shouldn’t overlook. The bike is based on the concept bike that was revealed at the 2019 Milan Motor Show. Now, that concept bike will begin its production run in June, according to Motociclismo. The company crafted the Rush 1000 using the …

Far From Finished, but Still Cool I reported not long ago about the KB4 retro sportbike that Bimota is working on. There have been renderings and then some blurry teasers. Well, now some spy shots have emerged thanks to the good folks at Motociclismo who appear to have gotten them from the Japanese publication Young …

After Too Long of a Wait Your good rider friends in Europe and the UK have had the Tenere 700 for a while now. Yamaha kept saying it would bring the bike to North America, and now we have a date. The bike will hit the U.S. market in the first week of June. The …

A Sportbike for the Masses The Indian motorcycle company Bajaj will launch the RS400 sportbike in Indonesia this August and then other markets after that. According to Indian Autos Blog, details for the bike at this time are scarce, but the publication does report that the bike will be slightly more relaxed than some other …

I’ve been involved with some inexpensive helmet reviews before and came away mostly underwhelmed. Past reviews of helmets like the Gmax MD01 were  “just ok” as one such example.  Even more notably there’s the Nenki NK856, a helmet I would never personally wear and generally love to hate. Sorry Nenki, but you need to do …

Dobermann Slip-On Exhaust Has A Beautiful Bark Why do we do it? Take off perfectly good, engine-specific built, tuned mufflers, and replace them with more expensive aftermarket ones?   If we’re completely honest about it there are four reasons why; Lighter weight aftermarket materials Smaller and better-looking products Slight performance improvements Louder and throatier sound …