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, …

Being honest from the start, GoPro and DJI action cameras are expensive. Unless you are a YouTuber, an action sports star, or just need the best of the best, it can be seen as a waste of money to go after the top end. Thankfully, however, there is a complete range of action camera manufacturers …

My Riding Gear History Like many including myself when I first began riding, I had no issues spending money on a jacket. Back in the day how it ‘looked’ seemed more important to me than how much protection it offered. Textile riding gear was not a big thing and the only company who ‘seemed’ into …

My Marrakesh Introduction Ugh, jackets. I have searched long and hard for a 12 step program for jackets. Bags too. The problem with both is they are legal to purchase, carry and wear be it in public or in the privacy of my own home. One of the only reasons I’m happy with my age-failing …

Limited Edition, unlimited precision.  When Zero Motorcycles first released their SR/F Model, the bike community went a little mad.  Sure, the electric motorcycle had a wee bit to be improved upon when compared to its fossil fuel siblings, but man – it felt good to cheer on a bike that was breaking records in the …

Ruroc Must Mean Relentless In 2019, Ruroc expanded their business into the motorcycle helmet scene, their confidence buoyed by their success previously in designing and selling snowsports headgear. Over the last two years, this ambitious company has already revamped that original Atlas helmet design twice in their quest to become the top name in the …

Deep in the heart of DeKalb County sits Auburn, Indiana – a city with a history steeped deep in the roots of early automotive innovations.  It has another name – the “Home of the Classics.” And this year, the Worldwide Auctioneers is putting that title to good use as the Kannenberg Collection – a gem …

Well, KTM certainly didn’t take long to unveil the whole kit and caboodle, now, did they? Welcome to the 2022 KTM RC Range – where racing DNA meets the street in a lethal package of lighter, faster, more efficient machines designed to handle like a breeze, feel like a dream, sound like a song…  Yadda …

Five days ago, a man named Robbie Maddison completed an intercontinental trip from Europe to Asia, on his motorcycle. Best part, he was able to complete the performance in just under a minute flat – and did I mention the trip was on water? The MotoCross legend and James Bond stunt double had been training for …

Most riding pants, mesh as well as most solid textile ones suffer from a loose cut. This is why, in most instances, I use MX-style knee/shin protectors instead of integrated knee armor when riding in mesh and most other textile riding pants. I wanted to find some mesh or other style of well-ventilated pants that …

Pop a bottle of bubbly – according to a morning press release from the company itself, Harley Davidson’s Pan America Special has been officially presented as the top adventure-touring bike in its category! The American company has had a lot on the table since the integration of its 5-year “Hardwire Strategy” in 2020.  Originally created …