Over Two Years in the Making The Indian motorcycle company Bajaj and the British darling Triumph finally made a partnership official on January 24, 2020. Thi agreement was over two years in the making. I reported on the early developments of the deal before, but I honestly was a bit skeptical it would ever come …

What’s the Price on This One? The electric revolution for motorcycles could be the basis for Harley’s rebirth. The company totally bungled the LiveWire in the eyes of many, but this electric flat track concept looks friggin awesome. Harley recently released some updated design images for the motorcycle.  The one at the top of this …

Good News From CCW I reported a while back that Cleveland CycleWerks is going to have an electric bike reveal on March 20th in Cleveland. I’ll be going to the event and covering it. While I wait in anticipation, CCW has released some information about the motorcycle. The bike will feature removable and swappable batteries, …

The Biggest and Most Powerful HD Engine Do you feel that your Harley with the Milwaukee-Eight engine in it is just too underpowered? Do you need more grunt to really be cruising along at the speeds you want to be? Harley has a new engine for you. The Screamin’ Eagle 131 Crate Engine bolts into …

The Adventurists Have Another Monkey Run Ready There’s a group of crazy guys who do awesome things. They’re known as The Adventurists. They’ve put on many crazy events all around the world. The wildest two-wheeled adventure out there is known as the Monkey Run. In the past, they’ve put on runs in Morocco, Peru, and …

The 1200 Desert and Alpine Special Triumph’s Tiger is an important part of the company’s lineup. It’s a killer bike in a segment that’s currently booming. The Tiger 1200 Desert Edition and Alpine Special are two motorcycles that just launched in the UK. Triumph put a £15,500 price tag on the Desert Edition (about $20,000) …

A Long Name, A Large Price Tag The 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is Honda’s sharp end of the stick. It’s the most impressive sportbike from the company in quite a while. With that said, I was expecting the price tag to be pretty dang high, and, guess what? It is. Honda has slapped a …

Open Face Lids on Sale Look Pretty Good I advocate for a full-face lid over an open-face helmet. However, I can recognize that some riders prefer an open-lid. I even like to wear one from time to time. It’s not as safe, but it’s certainly still a viable option for a rider. So, every once …

The Electric Revolution Continues Honda has a unique electric scooter called the Benly-E. That scooter plans to make its way into the Japan market but now According to Japan Times, there will be more of these out there than originally thought. Japan Post announced it will introduce the Benly-E electric scooters for delivery service.  The …

The Kind of Updates You Want Not too long ago, I reported on the fact that Polaris would likely put a new engine and transmission into the Slingshot. There were some patent drawings and applications that surfaced. Now the company has gone and done just that. The new, updated Polaris Slingshot will get a new …

HD has Some Killer Models for 2020 Harley-Davidson is going through a rough patch right now, but the company has its sights set on a new electrified future and some interesting new bikes. However, the Pan America and the Bronx won’t hit in 2020, so the big news this year is the Harley LiveWire, which …

Honda Continues to Expand & Improve its Lineup For 2020, Honda motorcycles has one of its best lineups in a while. The company came out with a new Fireblade at EICMA 2019, and the company has plenty of fun and sometimes goofy smaller-displacement models. It’s true what they say, you do meet nice people on …

BMW Continues to Thrill in The New Year BMW motorcycles have always made amazing machines, and 2020 is no exception. The company has some new models out and many models returning that should continue to thrill riders everywhere. The company has models in all areas of the market, providing plenty of options to those folks …

Get Excited for the 2020 Suzuki Lineup Suzuki motorcycles have added the Katana back to its lineup for 2020 and is still managing to keep around the Hayabusa even though it had to pull it from much of the world. Us North American riders are lucky that way. The company has a dynamic lineup that’s …

Introduction With Cardo introducing the 2019 edition of the PACKTALK BOLD, SLIM and FREECOM 4+ systems with Sound by JBL audio – the result of a collaborative Cardo-JBL effort, we wanted to revisit these flagship systems; but getting both systems has and is taking a bit of time. As such, this review covers only the …

Introduction Along with the 2019 PACKTALK BOLD and SLIM products with Sound by JBL, came a very timely accessory kit from Cardo. Originally identified simply as the Cardo Audio Kit, it is now typically identified as the Cardo ‘45mm Audio Set’ – a clearer delineation of what this kit provides. This accessory audio kit is …

First Time Since 1989 Honda is celebrating right now. The rider Ricky Brabec won the 2020 Dakar Rally for the Japanese factory. Honda hasn’t won the rally since 1989. In piloting Honda’s bike to the win, Ricky Brabec also became the first American ever to win the race.  “At the end, we put the pieces …

An Interesting Take From an Interesting Company You’ve probably seen Curtiss Motorcycles’ machines at some point. The guys running Curtiss used to run Confederate Motorcycles and put out some seriously amazing V-twin machines. Confederate Motorcycles was sold to a new owner in 2018, and still produces amazing V-twin motorcycles. Curtiss Motorcycles has shifted its focus …

A First for the Company SW-MOTECH is a company that makes luggage, protection, and ergonomic accessories that are sold through our friends over at Twisted Throttle. SW-MOTECH recently announced it will open up its first branch in the U.S. The branch will be based on the West Coast, and Twisted Throttle will continue to handle …

Across 90 Different Countries If you’re a fan of Italian bikes, then it should please you to know that Ducati had a great year in 2019. The company sold 53,183 motorcycles in 90 different countries. Italy remains the company’s number one market, but China, Brazil, and Spain are gaining ground quickly. The company recently put …

2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114 utilizes the Softail design to make a modern power cruiser unlike any other bike on the road. Its muscular styling and solid cast wheel are what make this bike stand out. The Fat Boy 114 has …

The Yamaha Lineup Is Diverse and Interesting in 2020 Yamaha’s lineup of motorcycles gets more interesting every year. The company has made headlines with the Niken in the past and this year they added some new models to the lineup. The high-powered motorcycles are at the peak of the performance spectrum. The company has several …

Getting Some Bavarian Bucks for the BMW Bank Account Motorcycle sales this year didn’t seem to do too hot. There were some exceptions, though. One of them was BMW. According to RideApart, the Bavarian bike manufacturer managed to see sales rise in a year that many motorcycle manufacturers struggled. The publication reported BMW made 175,162 …

A Lot to Love Here Ducati has a bike that’s called Project 1708, which is the new Superleggera. According to MoreBikes, the spec sheet for the motorcycle has recently leaked. The publication posted a somewhat blurry image of the specs of the motorcycle. Project 1708 is going to be an absolutely insane machine. It will …

2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide is a newer bike for the company and it brings a beautiful hot-rod style to the touring motorcycle like from HD. The unique shark-nose fairing and hard bags make it a consummate touring machine. The Road Glide has …

2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000R is one of Suzuki’s most sporty bikes in its lineup. It was crafted to be one the King of the Sportbikes. The bike is designed and built for a rider with some serious sport riding skills. It’s at home on …

2020 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard is a move back towards simplicity. The bike is a highway-ready machine that is also a pleasure around town. The bike is a stripped-down touring machine and that’s what keeps its price down. The Electra Glide …

The helmet in the photo above was run over by another motorcycle at high speed during a race. The wearer walked away without sustaining a head injury. Take a moment to let that soak in. I’m often asked by people who know I test riding gear which helmet to buy or which is the best. …

2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S utilizes the Softail design to make a performance cruiser that looks blacked out and fantastic. The Low Rider S features a small fly screen, slightly taller handlebars than some of the other Softail models, and the …

2020 Harley-Davidson Roadster Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Harley-Davidson Roadster takes the Sportster like to its pinnacle. The bike is the sportiest-looking of the lineup. The Roadster is the most badass-looking of the Sportster line, too. There’s not a bike in Harley’s lineup that can compete with the Roadster. The …

2020 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 is the company’s entry-level Sportster. It’s a sportier motorcycle with a strong engine and some badass styling. It’s a stripped-down and pretty simple machine. The Iron 883 gets a good looking V-twin engine with a displacement of 883cc. …

The Portuguese Rider Will be Mourned Portuguese rider Paulo Gonçalves who was riding for the Indian motorcycle company Hero has died after injuries he experienced when he fell from his motorcycle during a stage of the Dakar Rally. The rider was 276 kilometers (171 miles) into the stage.  According to Motorsport.com, Gonçalves was found by …

A Step Closer to Another Electric Model Harley-Davidson revealed some electric bike concepts back when it showed off the LiveWire officially for the first time. One of those concepts was an urban mobility scooter that had some cool styling. Well, the company now has filed some additional patents on the model, according to Motorcycle.com.  The …

Last Weekend I Went to the Calgary Bike Show & Walked Away Hyped About These 2020 Motorcycle Models The 2020 Calgary Bike Show occurred over the weekend of Friday, January 10 through to Sunday, January 12, 2020, and included a lot of full-on manufacturer displays, gear displays, helmet and jacket vendors, customization vendors, and more …

Yamaha YZF-R3 and Monster Energy MotoGP YZF-R3 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha YZF-R3 is a modern entry-level sport motorcycle, being introduced only in 2015. With power coming in at approximately 50 HP from the 320cc inline twin lightweight aluminum engine, the R3 is more than capable of hard acceleration, cruising …

2020 Yamaha YZF-R6 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha YZF-R6 was introduced in the 1999 model year, passing through many generations until reaching today’s 2020 model. Historically, it has been one of the best selling and most recognizable sub-1000cc supersport bikes, and we also think it’s one of the best looking …

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Introduced back in 1998, the Yamaha YZF-R1 was the bike to spark the imagination of many riders as the century drew to a close. In those days, the R1 was known as one of the highest power (140 crank HP) and fastest (0-60 in …

2020 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 takes the Sportster to new heights with a retro-style and some higher handlebars. It’s a sportier motorcycle with Harley’s Evolution 1200 engine. With plenty of options and paint schemes to choose from, there’s likely an Iron 1200 for …