It Is Coming Soon The KTM 390 Adventure is one of the bikes that a lot of people are excited about. The motorcycle offers adventure capability in a smaller, more easily manageable package unlike many other options out there. Right now the bike is not yet available, but that will change come May.  KTM North …

Not Too Big of a Surprise KTM is focused on expanding its business and as a part of that, it needs to make bikes in an affordable manner and that means turning to the Philippines for production. The new 390 Adventure will be built in the Philippines, but this shouldn’t come as too big of …

Duking and Adventuring We knew these bikes were coming. For the last several months we’ve reported on the fact that there were several new models in the works from KTM and now at EICMA 2019 the bikes break cover. There’s the 390 Adventure, the 890 Duke R, and the 1290 Super Duke R. Let’s take …

KTM’s Little Indian Adventurer The KTM 390 Adventure should be a fun little bike. The bike was spotted testing recently. This isn’t the first time someone snapped a photo of the little adventure bike, but the photos shared by the guys over at Adventure Rider give a very good look. The bike appears heavily influenced …

The Ultimate Adventurer: The 2021 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The BMW R 1250 GS Adventure is the ultimate adventure touring package in the 2021 BMW line-up. This European-made motorcycle is one of the most recognizable motorcycles on the market. It’s sharp, powerful, capable, and one of …

The 250 Appears With No Big Announcement KTM revealed the 250 Adventure at EICMA, but was largely overshadowed by the 390 Adventure. Now it has been quietly added to the KTM 2021 lineup in India.  KTM didn’t have an announcement or anything. The bike just went on the Indian KTM website. It will be interesting …

A Third Brother For The 890 ADV Lineup Following the unveiling of KTM’s 2021 890 Aventure R and Rally versions, we’re blessed with third and final addition to the 890 Adventure lineup today with an iteration more catered to street riding. With a road-ready version of the 890 adventure here to add to the ever-growing …

A Baby Adventurer from KTM for India A while back some images were going around the Web of an even smaller adventure machine from KTM than the 390 Adventure. The bike in question was rumored to be a 250cc Adventure. Now, this bike has been more or less confirmed due to the fact that a …

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 …

Official Docs Reveal the Twin-Cylinder Machine KTM will build a 490 Adventure. In recent documents pointed out by ADVPulse, the Piere Mobility Group, which is the parent company of KTM passed around documents to investors that showed more than a dozen new bikes. One of them is a 500cc parallel-twin adventure bike from KTM.  This …

KTM’s New ADV Class Game Changer I spent the last two days at the Calgary Motorcycle Show gawking longingly at what is slated to be my next motorcycle. I put a deposit down on one back in November without even knowing the price or having seen it in person. Am I completely nuts? Crazy like …

A Pleasant Surprise A couple of months ago I noticed a posting on a Facebook group for Adventure riders that was offering a discount on Siima riding gear in exchange for “an honest review”. It was posted by an account with the name Giorgos Siima. Intrigued, I contacted him by private message about the offer …

Good Value Riding Pants Siima MotoWear is a motorcycle riding gear company, owned and operated by a passionate designer named Giorgos Evripidou in Nicosia, Cyprus. If you’ve never heard of them before don’t worry, you’re not alone. I only encountered Siima for the first time myself a couple of months ago. I “met” Giorgos online …

With Helge Pedersen by: GlobeRiders LLC and Wide World HD Productions Video Production by Sterling Noren DVD (Suggested Retail Price of $34.95 USD) Two DVD Set, NTSC Format My early July mail delivered the new GlobeRiders DVD from John Wehman, the Marketing Representative for GlobeRiders LLC. I had figured on leaving the set at home …

Table of Contents Supersport Naked Bike Travel Supermoto Electric Enduro – 4 Stroke Enduro – 2 Stroke MX – 4 Stroke MX – 2 Stroke Austrian brand KTM has put together an impressive line-up for 2021. 2020 was a trying year for most manufacturers, with trade shows canceled, grand unveilings put on hold, and release …

Possibly Hinting At A New ADV Style Motorcycle? Although Yamaha shifted away from using the ‘FZ’ nomenclature for their line-up of naked motorcycles (FZ-07, FZ-09, FZ-10) and opted for the new ‘MT’ namesake, the FZ name is still alive and well in Asian markets with Yamaha’s FZ 25 providing great sales figures for the brand. …

BMW’s Pocket-Sized Adventure Tourer: The 2021 BMW G 310 GS Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The G 310 GS is a small-capacity adventure touring motorcycle from European manufacturer BMW. There are a number of small displacement models in the 2021 BMW line-up, but this aggressive and compact tourer is arguably the most …

The Smallest Africa Twin The Honda CRF250L Rally is a bit of a mouthful, and according to the Japanese publication Young Machine, the bike could be rebranded as a version of the Africa Twin.  The bike would likely get some upgrades so that it could become a true adventure machine, but with KTM having the …

Yamaha Will Answer the Call In a recent interview with Motociclismo, Yamaha’s Product Communications Manager for Yamaha Italy Fabrizio Corsi said that Yamaha would build a Tenere 300 if customers said that they wanted it.  He pointed to the fact that the BMW G 310 GS and the KTM 390 Adventure have both been well-received …

What Is the Best New Bike? Looking over the long list of new or updated motorcycles for 2020, I have to say that there are some truly killer machines out there this year. There are far more new or updated models than I originally thought, and there are standouts in each segment of the motorcycle …

The Budget Dual-Sport Enduro Option: The Royal Enfield Himalayan Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Royal Enfield’s revolutionary dual-sport, desert-crossing, mountain-climbing, adventure machine has been one of the most talked about motorcycles in recent years. Aptly named the “Himalayan,” this adventure motorcycle is built with rugged terrain and tough trails in mind. It’s …

KTM’s Lineup Is Better Than Ever Before KTM has been making waves the last couple of years. The company has a lot of really good bikes across the range, and it keeps adding to it. The addition of the 390 Adventure for the 2020 model year is an important one. The company relies on three …

2020 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Versys-X 300 is Kawasaki’s city adventure motorcycle, designed mostly for city roads and internal freeways, with some light ability to do some adventure touring outside of the city limits. Powered by a 296cc DOHC liquid cooled parallel twin, the Versys-X 300 …

2020 BMW G310 GS Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 BMW G 310 GS is an adventure touring motorcycle that is the bottom of the adventure motorcycle from BMW in terms of displacement. It might be the smallest of the adventure bikes, but it’s not small on features or capabilities. The …

Plenty of Adventure to be Had The Husqvarna Norden 901 is one of the better-looking concept bikes to come out of EICMA. The bike was pretty quickly signed off on as a production model and will be coming to Husky showrooms soon enough. Now, according to ADVPulse, it seems that Husqvarna will continue to expand …

The dust has settled and the 2019 story of the annual motorcycle extravaganza known as EICMA has arrived. Home Sweet Home I find myself back in snow-covered Alberta, Canada after enduring 12 hours of travel time on the journey home. I’m plopped down in front of my keyboard now, pouring over the vast collection of …

These Are The Ones We’ve Got Our Eyes On There were many, many bikes at EICMA that caught my eye. While I can’t speak for Jim and the other wonderful contributors to Web Bike World, I will say that I think the following bikes are the ones that will speak to us the most. They’re …

2020 has been something of a rollercoaster ride. Formal unveilings have been cancelled, reliable dates have been missed, and an air of general uncertainty has kept many manufacturers keeping their cards close to their chests with regard to next year’s model line-ups. Italian manufacturer Aprilia is one of them. While we know that some things …

Introduction Up front, we need to identify that this review is based on a pre-release version of the coming-to-market INNOVV K5 that is identified as a Dash Cam, but in reality, should be called an “Action Cam” as it designed for and is specifically focused on the powersports market. wBW has, over the years, reviewed …

The Enigmatic Touratech Aventuro Traveller Carbon Jay Leno has a magnificent chin on him. I’ve often wondered if it puts any strain on his neck muscles or affects his posture. Just for the record, I’m a big fan of Jay and don’t mean anything derogatory with this observation. I only mention it because after wearing …

The 490s are Coming We reported a long while back that KTM was working pretty closely with Bajaj to create more middleweight bikes. Well, now it sounds like that work has paid off. According to MoreBikes, the world could get five new 490cc models soon. How soon? Well, the publication is pointing to EICMA as …

Two Days at the American International Motorcycle Expo As many of our readers know from our social media pages, we spent two days in Columbus, Ohio, at the 2019 AimExpo on September 26th and 27th. Jim, Cameron, and I did our best to connect with the right folks to get our hands on the latest …

Get Ready to Ride Orange KTM announced its new schedule for its Ride Orange Street Demo program on its website. The event schedule shows the places and times that the demos will take place. The street demos will begin in Murrieta, CA, and continue around the nation as 2019 moves forwards. KTM is holding the first …

The KLR650-A was unveiled in 1987, replacing the smaller KLR600 and becoming the monster of the Japanese dual sports. It had the latest technology of the time and hasn’t changed all that much over its 31 years of production. It is amazing to think that it’s production life spanned such a long time considering there …

Post Navigation Day One / Day Two / Day Three / Day Four / Day Five / Day Six / Day Seven It’s Done. Whew! I’m standing in the water of the Beaufort Sea in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada. The Arctic Ocean! Photo Matt de Bourcier The water is so cold I start to feel …

Two motorcycle-centric shirts with differing appearances and design approaches to achieve similar goal, functionality and improving rider comfort. Functionality is not set aside for the sake of comfort as both shirts have features designed to make them useful for the motorcycle rider on both short and longer rides. They also can be handy for non-two-wheeled …

Hands-On Motorcycle Helmet Reviews Trusted For 20+ Years When it comes to buying riding gear, no piece of equipment is more important than a good motorcycle helmet. Protecting a motorcycle rider’s head is serious business, but with so many styles and brands on the market, choosing a motorcycle helmet can be as difficult as choosing the …

Triumph Tiger From the Triumph Motorcycles Limited description of the 2006 Tiger: “The horizon is the Tiger’s destination, vast expanses its home.  It thrives on challenge and lives for the journey and, no matter the task in hand, performs as only a bike with its depth can. And it’s tauter, sharper and more usable than …

5,000 Miles With the Sena SMH-10   Summary Audio quality and volume were first class. Battery life is impressive. But the delay in the VOX is a problem. Editor’s Note I lent Chris a pair of the “Version 1” Sena SMH10 intercoms for his Trans-Labrador trip. Sena now has an updated version of the SMH10 …

Ducati Announces New Monster S4Rs NEW!  2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore photos below! The Monster S4Rs is a bike without compromise, a true superbike in every way.  Only the full fairing has been removed.  Nothing else has been sacrificed. All the legendary Superbike power and character of the potent desmodromic Testastretta engine remains.  The new, …