What does a high-profile team do when unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures? They get busy.  And judging by the beauty of a bike that’s just been revealed, Team Classic Suzuki had their hands in multiple baskets.  The newly revealed chimera-style superbike has the winning features of a Katana with the engine and chassis of …

PolariZero EV Ranger Incoming 2022 It’s been about six months since Zero came forth and announced its collaborative effort with Polaris for an upcoming project. With an EV future blasting the stratosphere and heading to impact earth at terminal velocity, it only makes sense for an OEM like Polaris to jump on the wagon with …

It’s Going to an Amazing Ducati Machine I’ve reported on the Ducati Project 1708 before. The motorcycle will now be revealed on February 6. Ducati sent out an email saying that the model would come out on that date. That’s this Thursday, folks. Get ready for a real-deal Superleggera that should seriously impress just about …

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 …

Enjoy these photos of Zach’s project…looks like a neat old machine!

The 1998 Triumph Tiger “Steamer” Blog Welcome to the webBikeWorld Triumph Tiger blog! Here you’ll find information about Triumph Tiger parts, accessories, repair, maintenance and more. Much of this information is also available through other sources. But we figured our Tiger project bike is an integral part of the webBikeWorld team and, as such, it …

A financial technology company called Ideanomics wants to buy out more of Energica Motor Company S.p.A. – and the electric two-wheeled industry will be sure to benefit from the arrangement.  The report from Yahoo! Finance has come hard on the heels of Ideanomics recently stating that they will soon be increasing their stakeholder shares in …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Hold on to your helmets – we’ve just been given a peek at a new Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 in the testing phase – and it’s getting one heck of a facelift.  According to a report from MCN, the ‘dinky retro’ from Husqvarna will still be housing a new engine – the same that’s also being tested …

With the world slowly rolling over onto the belly of electric travel, it seems that moto companies worldwide are embracing technology that boasts newer, bigger, better perks for the masses.  One of the categories I will always cheer for is safety – specifically, anything that will improve the age-old tradition of bike-meets-road.  Ever the innovating …

Three artists, three styles, three projects.  A trio of world-renowned tattoo artists have been brought on by Indian Motorcycles to create artwork for the new 2022 Indian Chief – and the second of the designs cooked up for the Indian Chief shows a beautiful personal take on traditional Japanese-themed body art, courtesy of Yokohama tattoo …

Electric vehicle manufacturer SONDORS has been preparing their upcoming electric motorcycle for the market – and with an impressive bang-for-buck aesthetic, buyers are curious to see how the SONDORS Metacycle will hold up to the daily commute life. According to a report from ElecTrek, SONDORS anticipated releasing the MetaCycle in 2021 – and despite the …

The Husqvarna Norden 901 is nearly here – and we still don’t know very much about it.  This is what we know. Originally shown as a concept bike at the Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori (EICMA), or the Milan Motorcycle Show, in 2019, the Norden 901 was a bike that boasted a visual aesthetic …

If you’re in the general area of Central Pennsylvania today, you’ll see a large group of bikers – 600 or so – in full regalia, with a mission on the mind and grins on their faces (or in their hearts. We don’t judge the stoic’s grimace). The riders started on Aug. 18 in Rhode Island …

Sena Outrush R Modular Helmet Here we are well along another riding season (such as it is given everything else) here north of the one-way (more or less) border, although the restrictions are loosening or being modified; as such, many of us remain semi-contented in riding closer to home, exploring more of the roads (paved …

What happens when you put Lambo paint on an Indian drag bike? All sorts of magic. According to a report from MCN, Indian Motorcycle Metz has gone to town customizing two Indian Scout bikes. The French dealer created these beauties in commemoration of 100 bikes sold at their dealership.  Each bike has a special theme – …

I know a bunch of you have been gristling over the lack of function in custom builds of late. Sure, they’re a bit of a wheeze to get to the grocery store, but why bring the tomatoes home on a Yamaha EC-05 when you could cushion them like a king on the caboose of something …

It’s Tuesday.  The coffee has brewed, Vivaldi is playing, and I’m hankering for something a little different.  We ask you to recall the recent past where Yamaha was making the usual boatloads of money and decided to start a partnership with the musical side of the street. The result? Project AH A MAY (“Yamaha,” spelled …

On April 14, Indian Motorcycles made headlines by announcing a series of customization projects in the works – models based on the 2022 Indian Chief Dark Horse, to show the incredible versatility of the bike.  Three renowned V-twin custom builders were selected and given full rein to create a completely custom representation and interpretation of …

It was a hot July summer evening, and this chikita had just finished her beginner’s motorcycle course. I was stoked, sure…more importantly, I was desperately in need of good gear. I beelined for the nearest local moto dealership, on a mission to find something that fit better than the horror I had MacGyvered for the …

From the dusty hills and rolling valleys of California comes a motorcycle that, to be honest, would have flown completely over my head (pun intended), had I not checked the morning’s lists. WebBikeWorld, meet THE SPEEDER – the world’s flying motorcycle, the brainchild of JetPack Aviation, and all-around contender for man’s new best friend. Check …

Triumph has just announced they’re working on a series of off-road competition motorcycles – and who better to contribute than off-road championship giants Ricky Carmichael and Ivan Cervantes? The all-new competition-level MX and Enduro bikes are currently under development and will purportedly ‘bring all of Triumph’s engineering expertise to riders and racers worldwide.’ Question is, …

1959 Velocette Venom 1959 VELOCETTE VENOM BACKGROUND The Venom was Velocette’s hottest bike from its inception in 1955. In 1961 a factory-prepared Venom with a small fairing set the world’s 24-hour endurance speed record of 100.05 MPH at the Montlhery race track in France. The record stood until 2008 for 500cc motorcycles. The 499cc Venom …

1973 Triumph Trident 1973 Triumph Trident T150V THE 1973 TRIUMPH TRIDENT IS A TURNING POINT 1973 was a very important year for Triumph, and in particular for its star player, the Bonneville. Because that year, the legendary 650 “Bonnie” got punched out to a 750, got a much-need and long-overdue 5-speed gearbox, and a front …

1988 Norton Classic Rotary 1988 NORTON CLASSIC ROTARY BACKGROUND Norton’s air-cooled, twin-rotor Wankel motorcycle was a one-year-only run, with just 100 of them built in 1987 as 1987 and 1988 models. This makes it one of the world’s rarest production Nortons, and one of the rarest classic British motorcycles overall. It came at a time …

BSA-MAHINDRA UPDATE, December 9, 2020 When Indian tractor giant Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) bought the old BSA brand for $5.4 Million USD in October 2016, they had big, ambitious plans to launch the revived brand as an upscale retro bike for the US and European markets. Now, 4 years later, we’re still waiting. What happened? …

Old School BSA Choppers BSA CHOPPERS WERE HIP Back in the very-late-1970s and very-early-1970s, crazy guys (usually without a whole lot of money to work with) were chopping everything with two wheels. I had a couple of buddies who chopped their 350 Hondas, and Honda 750 choppers weren’t uncommon. For the guys who couldn’t afford …

ABOVE: The Brooks Cycles Auction was conducted by Auctioneer Doug Neale, who is also the patriarch of Neale & Sons Auction Company. BROOKS CYCLERY – A LOCAL LEGEND Brooks Cycle Shop was THE Motorcycle Shop in San Jose CA in the 1950s & 1960s. They carried at various times, Triumph, BSA, Hodaka, Suzuki, Lambretta & …

OVERVIEW Ariel Motorcycles have acquired an image & a level of respect that is perhaps greater than the volume of motorcycles it sold would dictate. The legendary Ariel Square Four, designed by Edward Turner (who would go on to create the seminal 1937 Triumph Speed Twin), has gone a long way to establish the marque …

BSA MOTORCYCLES RULE THE WORLD! From the mid-1930’s through the early 1960’s, BSA was the world’s largest producer of motorcycles. But their motorcycle division was just one small corner of the gigantic BSA financial empire at that time. In fact, BSA was one of the largest companies in the world for many years. At the …

CROWDED MARKET The Norton Dominator was Norton’s entry into the crowded vertical twin market, & it was intended to capitalize on the success of, & hopefully steal some sales from, the trend-setting Triumph Speed Twin. When it was introduced in 1949, the 500cc Dominator Model 7 was a handsome enough machine. The new engine was …

BSA A65: THE MOVE TO UNIT CONSTRUCTION The BSA A65-A50 twins, the A65 being a 650 twin & it’s smaller sister-bike the BSA A10 500 twin, were the natural result of the trend, then sweeping the British motorcycle industry, to unitize engine construction. Prior, most engine packages were made up of separate crankcase, primary case …

TANGLED ROOTS The BSA Rocket 3 is something of an anomaly in the history of BSA Motorcycles. Designed by Triumph, (BSA owned Triumph) in their Meriden Plant as the Triumph T150 Trident 750 triple, , and morphed into the BSA A65 Rocket 3, both were produced in BSA’s Small Heath factory. ABOVE: The 1969 BSA …