It’s been a hot minute since Harley Davidson’s first adventure bike, the Pan America, was revealed to an eager audience. Now, Pan America’s one-of-a-kind adventure tires are to be made available to everyone. Previously only sold with Harley Davidson’s first adventure bike, the MICHELIN® Scorcher® Adventure Tire Line was considered ‘exclusive, original equipment’ and wasn’t a …

It doesn’t matter if an engine is for fun or function – we like new stuff, and it’s useful when our new stuff helps us get rid of old stuff. We love innovation, and The Michelin Group has some pretty stinking neat plans in motion when it comes to recycling rubber.  According to a report from …

Tour France with Michelin The Michelin tire company also runs some fantastic tours in France, and its motorcycle touring guide series is now looking for riders to explore France by motorcycle from July to September 2020 and document the experience. The publish date for the documented tour is March 2021. The goal of this initiative …

If You Built It, Enter It Building the motorcycle of your dreams is no easy feat. Tire company Michelin wants to honor your hard work with a friendly, worldwide competition. Dubbed the “Design Your Motorcycle” challenge, the company is encouraging people to submit their bike to their challenge to have it judged by an international …

My Bike Needs New Sneakers My 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2SX SE eats its own feet, so to speak. Worn out Bridgestone Battlax rear tire These 200 horsepower, supercharged Ninjas are renowned for wearing out rear tires in less than 2500 miles regularly. By keeping my bike in medium power mode I was able to get …

Michelin Anakee III Tires   Summary When I first purchased my (used) 2002 BMW R 1150 GS (review), my intentions were to explore more unpaved roads. It wasn’t long before I discovered that riding off-road requires an additional set of skills, especially when riding a bike as large and heavy as my GS. You can learn …

Michelin T63 80/20 Dual-Sport Tires I found the Michelin T63 tires to be reliable both off-road and on the pavement. They have excellent tire wear for a knobby off/on road type tire. The T63’s handled whatever surface we encountered on the western half of the Trans-America Trail with aplomb. They provided good grip on the …

Michelin Anakee III Tires Announced February 8, 2013 – Michelin has announced a new Anakee III adventure-touring tire, replacing the popular Anakee II tires that have been fitted to many BMW GS and other adventure-touring bikes. The Anakee III will become standard fitment for 2013 BMW R 1200 GS motorcycles. Here’s an edited version of the …

Michelin Pilot Road 3 Motorcycle Tires Outstanding grip in wet and dry conditions. Very neutral handling, fast warm-up times. Noticeable difference from the Michelin Pilot Road 2 tires on the Ducati Multistrada 620. “Motorcycle tires are so good today that 99.9% of motorcycle owners wouldn’t notice the difference from one brand or type to another”. …

Michelin Announces Revised Commander II Motorcycle Tires January 1, 2012 –  Michelin Motorcycle Tires launches the Michelin Commander II tire today. The Commander II is available immediately in 15 sizes, in both bias and radial construction. Michelin says that the Commander II tire offers “a new standard in cruiser tire longevity and uncompromised handling and stability”. …

Michelin Pilot Road 2 Motorcycle Tire Review Tires for the Multistrada already? The bike has only 1,500 miles on the clock, but I haven’t been very fond of the Pirelli Diablo tires that were fitted at the factory, and I wanted to try something new and different for the benefit of our readers. UPDATE: The …

French oil manufacturer Motul has secured all but two podiums in the previous season of MotoGP – and this season, they’re planning for straight wins.  Motul’s top teams Suzuki and Pramac Racing are set to spend rubber at Round 10 of the Michelin Grand Prix of Styria.   The entire weekend is at risk for foul …

I’m always ready to be first in line to try new things, especially if it involves motorcycles. An invitation to attend the FIRST Adventure Motorcycle Rally (that I’m aware of) in Sturgis, South Dakota came from our friend Anthony Silvotti at Revzilla about a month and a half ago. It teased a raft of alluring …

1989 Norton F1 Rotary 1989 NORTON F1 ROTARY BACKGROUND Norton’s liquid-cooled, twin-rotor Wankel motorcycle, the F1, was produced from 1989-1991, and was produced in very low numbers, typical of Norton’s rotary motorcycle business of the day . It was the ultimate development of Norton’s rotary engine program, following several generations of air-cooled twin-rotor Wankel-powered bikes, …

KTM has officially unveiled its latest super naked weapon in the form of a lighter and more precise, 2021 1290 Super Duke RR. The build-up to the release for the new Super Duke RR wasn’t exactly a surprise. Many of KTM’s patent filings and leaks were sprinkled in the news over the past few months …

The 2021 KTM 890 Duke R: Surgical Precision With The Heart Of A Supersport Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 890 Duke R is what happens when you lock a bunch of Austrian engineers and designers together in a room, give them the base model of the 890 Duke, and …

Harley-Davidson’s Pan America has been the topic of conversation since its 2020 release. 2021 is no different as they have just released the details on the 2021 Pan America and Pan America Special. It will not be discounted as it holds its own when stacked up to the BMW GS – the ruler of the …

The 2021 Yamaha MT-07: A Popular Middleweight Choice Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Yamaha MT-07, much like its bigger brother the MT-09, enters its third generation. As part of this rework of the 2021 model, an all-new 689cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine is slung into the Japanese-made frame. Making 75 HP …

After 17 years out of the superbike spotlight, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, MotoAmerica, is bringing Superbike racing back to Brainerd International Raceway located in Minnesota. This pitstop will be for round 7 of the 2021 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Series, July 30-August 1, with the announcement that the series and all five of …

The Holy Grail of Adventure Riding Boots? I’ve tried and failed to adequately answer one tough question we’ve received in emails to the wBW editor. “Can you recommend riding boots that are comfortable to walk in but also provide a solid level of protection?” I haven’t yet found any I would say satisfactorily meet that …

2021 Triumph Trident: An Electrifying Dual-Sport For All Riding Styles Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Triumph Trident is the British manufacturer’s newest edition to its 2021 lineup. The main motivation behind the Trident was for Triumph to fill some gaps in their lineup by providing a be-all-end-all mid-displacement roadster motorcycle …

Each year as winter comes upon us, and I start going through the normal routine of putting my bikes away for the season, I tend to start looking ahead to the upcoming model year. I get excited with the bike shows being just a couple of months away. Knowing this, and knowing we will start …

What a Triple Triumph revealed the new Trident 660 recently and the motorcycle looks to be a near-perfect blend of past and present. The bike will be a force to be reckoned with in the middleweight naked segment. The motorcycle features a new water-cooled inline three-cylinder 660cc engine. That engine makes 80 hp and 47 …

Get Dirty Husqvarna added two new Rockstar Edition enduro bikes to its lineup. These bikes have some Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics and some other lovely things. Included on both bikes are powder-coated frames, blue CNC-machined triple clamps, and blue chain guides. The bikes also have black seat covers with additional ribbing, front disc …

‘Anywhere Boots’ for Your ‘Anywhere Motorcycle’ Have you ever wore ski boots and had to walk into the lodge after a long morning to skiing to get lunch? Clunking around, minimal ankle movement etc; that’s what it feels like when wearing dirt biking boots. Adventure riders are going to need adventure answers for their adventure …

Arch Motorcycle is a luxury American motorcycle manufacturer based in Hawthorne, California. The company was founded in 2011 by actor Keanu Reeves and bike designer Gard Hollinger. Together, the duo and the rest of the team at Arch Motorcycle create exclusive and bespoke machines for discerning customers. Though the company was officially founded in 2011, …

There are few things more satisfying than ripping down a trail through the woods on a dirtbike. Riding at a motocross track or any other venues that are off-road, is equally as enjoyable. However, you can’t just jump on a bike and head off, you need to get geared up. Gear not only keeps you …

Yamaha’s satellite racing team, Petronas Yamaha SRT, has only been around for 1.5 seasons. In their first season, they achieved six poles, seven podiums, the ITC (Independent Team Championship), and the ITR (Independent Team Rider) championship. With the delayed start to the 2020 MotoGP season, they have nonetheless achieved three victories, two through astonishing rookie …

Co-Written by Jim Pruner and Greg Phillips The First Electric Harley Davidson Was Born in 2019 If you can name a more controversial motorcycle than the Harley Davidson LiveWire I would be shocked. Mention it on any social media platform and prepare to read dozens of strong opinions with most of them being on the …

Seeking to Set a Record I recently posted about the Voxan Wattman electric motorcycle, but now the whole bike has been revealed fully. The motorcycle looks like a giant rocket. Max Biaggi will take this bike and attempt to set a new electric motorcycle high-speed record. In order to do it, the bike will have …

The Falcon’s Numbers Looks Pretty Good A while back I reported that Cleveland CycleWerks would be releasing its first electric motorcycle, which will also be its first American made motorcycle. The bike is called the Cleveland CycleWerks Falcon and there will be two different versions—Falcon 01 and Falcon BLK. There will be an official reveal …

2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire is the company’s first electric motorcycle ever. It’s fast and impressive to look at but comes with only a mildly impressive range and a soul-crushing price tag. The motorcycle is a move in the right direction for Harley, but it’s …

Yes, It Is Friggin Awesome Looking Arch Motorcycles just unveiled the KRGT-1, the company’s flagship motorcycle. The bike is extremely high-end and features things like Bosch ABS, Öhlins front and rear suspension, ISR 6-piston monoblock radial-mount caliper brakes, BST ultralight carbon fiber wheels, and Michelin Commander II as standard equipment. The clutch and brake assemblies …

There are hundreds of electric motorcycle and trike startups and real deal companies around the world right now. Electric motorcycle technology is booming, and there’s a lot to love about the technology and the possibilities for the future. With that said, there’s no way all of these companies will survive. According to Startup Genome, more …

A Modern Harley Davidson Is Born My recent review of the 2018 Harley Davidson Sport Glide (review here) left me unfulfilled searching for a sport touring offering from the “Bar and Shield”. Despite that disappointment, I didn’t hesitate to swing a leg over the brand new 2019 FXDR while at AimExpo. No one wants to …

The Not So Sport Glide Have you ever really wanted to like a motorcycle and had it disappoint you? That’s what happened to me with Harley’s new Sport Glide. It’s not awful or anything like that, but it’s not what it could have been with some better execution on the part of Harley’s designers. With …

The 2018 Motorcycle of The Year This review made possible through the help of Blackfoot Motosports in Calgary, Alberta and Kawasaki Canada. After 7500 miles of asphalt with some gravel and dirt thrown in how did the new for 2018 Kawasaki H2SX SE Sport Tourer perform?  In a word, flawlessly. No, that’s insufficient praise for …

Post Navigation Day One / Day Two / Day Three / Day Four / The Fallout / Homeward Bound   This is the last half of the story to finish the one I wrote about riding my 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2SX SE from my home in Alberta, Canada to Dawson City, Yukon. That part can …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: SIDI X-3, TCX Baja, SIDI Agueda When you think about purpose built riding boots, dirt boots are likely to be the most durable and versatile in terms of the environments that they can handle. These boots are designed to provide the same high level of impact …

The Suzuki DR-Z400S and the Trans-America Trail Chris and Glen are about to take off on Part 2 of their off-roading America adventure. The Trans-America Trail is an east-to-west off-road, dual-sport motorcycling adventure. It starts in southeastern Tennessee and runs all the way to the Pacific ocean in southwestern Oregon. The TAT covers nearly 5,000 miles of mostly …