Who Do You Think Won? Top Speed’s just covered a fantastic drag race between a WSBK Kawasaki ZX10r Racing-Morrad (Team Pedercini Racing), a Kawasaki ZX-10r (stock form), an Energica Ego electric motorcycle (street version), and a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570 Super Trofeo (Victory). To be honest, we’re not sure they even bothered with the Lambo, but …

Ducati duo Loris Baz and Kyle Wyman are tearing up the track in proper fashion – and they’ve both made it in the top six as of Friday.  The opening day of MotoAmerica 2021 saw racers testing out the Pittsburgh International Raceway – a track that’s considered one of the most challenging tracks in the …

Look out – Ducati’s Panigale range has just been approved for use in the Canadian Superbike Championship, and both the premier Pro Superbike Feature class and the Amateur Superbike class are to benefit from the homologation.  Alongside the usual run of blather, the Canadian SBK, as we know, carries a specific rule.  That rule states …

Represent the Green Electric green can be a hard color to pull off unless it’s in the context of racing-related apparel. For our die-hard Team Kawasaki-loving readers, the company now has an apparel collection to support the KRT WSBK racing squad. The collection features shirts and sweaters that have a visual appearance that looks like …

He Sounds Pretty Impressed We’ve reported on Ducati’s MIG-RR E-Mtb before. Until Ducati puts out a legitimate electric motorcycle, this is one of the best things you’re going to get. Yes, Ducati has an electric scooter, but this bike is arguably a cooler two-wheeled machine. The bike is a pedal assist, meaning you still have …

Who Do You Think Won? At this point, y’all know we dig a good drag race. Maybe it’s the friendly competition, maybe it’s the endless bickering and bets placed…maybe it’s the post-result snickers and “told you” vibes keeping energy light and sparky on a Friday morning. Regardless, we’re here for this and it’s going to …

Danilo Petrucci was one of the most liked personalities in the MotoGP paddock. After his year-long contract with the Tech3 KTM Factory Racing team ended, he decided to participate in the Dakar rally. It’s been a rollercoaster of a month for the Italian, he suffered a broken leg in training early in December and was …

Think Transformer’s ‘Bumblebee’…Tattooed. Damon Motors has given us a bit of a sneak peak of the elusive HyperFighter Colossus just in time for the end of Q4 – and despite the near-mythical qualities of these machines, I’m digging the decals.  Canadian-based Damon Motors has been growing an interesting reputation for stage-shy tendencies when it comes …

As we riders know, helmets can range anywhere from $100 for a bargain basement product that offers just enough to protect you and not much else, all the way up to $2,000+ MotoGP and WorldSBK replica helmets that bring the technology of the track to your head. It is a difficult decision, and one of …

What Happens When Ducati Soups Up Their Fight Formula? Ducati has just broken the silence on episode four of their World Series Premiere – and the Streetfighter V2 and Streetfighter V4 SP are, to Team Red, “the perfect synthesis of audacity and essentiality.” We’ve covered the all-new Streetfighter V2 in a separate article, so be …

Powersports is often viewed as a male-dominated industry—and indeed, many important contributions to the field have been made by men. But women have been integral to the development of high-speed vehicles and the culture that surrounds them as well, and their contributions are acknowledged far less often. We’re not making that mistake here today. Read …

A digital marketplace previously only associated with NASCAR has decided to venture into the motorcycle racing world – and according to MarketScreener, AutoParts4Less.com will be MotoAmerica’s first Title Sponsor.  Described by MarketScreener as “a marketplace that is driven by buyers who want more value and seek an easy to use one-stop-shop for all their auto …

When we last touched on this topic, MotoGP was considering stricter regulations for their race series on behalf of the spoked mortality rates among young riders but had yet to release anything.  Now, a report from CycleNews has revealed the changes that Dorna Sports plans on making to protect the safety of racers on their …

Despite the love I have for my REV’IT! Arc Air mesh jacket, I soon learned through the month of July that even a “warm weather” jacket could get suffocatingly hot when a heatwave decides to arrive. It was just through sheer timing, then, that REV’IT! asked webBikeWorld if there was anything out of their recent …

Since riding a while wearing my Alpinestars Bionic Knee Pads under my jeans through the first part of summer, I soon learned through the month of July that even just regular old jeans with armor on underneath was not passing enough air through to my legs, and certain parts of me below the beltline would …

Motorcycle technology has come a long way since the pea-shooter Flat Track racing days of old. With the integration of bigger machines, immaculately tuned engines, and advanced scans to perfect aerodynamics, the world of racing has become more cutting edge – and, some would argue, too dangerous for the likes of the younger generations.  Just …

The Aruba.it Ducati racing team will participate in the 2022 FIM World Supersport Championship, with Nicolo Bulega transitioning from Moto2 to join the team. The team’s announcement comes just a few days after Dorna and the FIM announced regulation changes that allow more models to participate in WorldSSP. Ducati returns to the WorldSSP Championship for …

Starting next year, the FIM Supersport World Championship will be adding more models to the list of homologated motorcycles that participate in the championship. The Supersport class has acted as the official support race to WorldSBK since 1999, but the changing landscape of the middle-weight segment has prompted Dorna and the FIA to make some …

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 …

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 …

If you’re looking for a little something extra to do this October, why not take your Ducati machine for a lap of the COTA MotoGP circuit? The exclusive 2021 Ducati Island Experience is officially back – and red riders looking for that extra zhuzh in the season’s activities will be able to celebrate motorcycle racing …

The Western Hemisphere’s fastest superbike racers are back…and the red team is having a wee bit of fun on the track.  Ducati Sporting Director Paolo Ciabatti flew across the ocean from Italy for the July 30th event, with Loris Baz (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York) and Kyle Wyman (Panera Bread Ducati) clipping some close …

Being relatively new to motorcycling, the idea of special base layers was a bit foreign to me. As a fan of Powersports, I knew that MotoGP and World SBK riders had their base layers to go under their one-piece leathers, and being familiar with the Dakar rally, I knew that multiple layers for riders was …

Every riding enthusiast appreciates versatile motorcycle gear. When I reviewed the Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar Adventure Tourer jacket through the month of April, 2021, at the time the weather was, for Calgary, Alberta, seasonal. Varying between 5 C and 20 C (41 to 68 F), it was perfect weather that the jacket was designed for. …

Background I’ve been in need of a helmet upgrade for quite some time now. Over the years, I’ve often leaned towards modular or sports-touring lids but circumstances have changed somewhat, and I found myself wanting something a little more sports-focused. As luck would have it, the good folks at Scorpion were looking for someone to …

As one of the Big Four Japanese manufacturers, Kawasaki has had a storied history in the world of motorcycling. From their classic UJM W1 to their nearly indestructible KL series of dirt and off-road bikes, they have always been there to ruffle the feathers of the other three of the Big Four and always in …

The Sport Production Ducati Panigale V4 SP Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Panigale V4 and V4 S models may not have received an update for the new year, but Ducati hasn’t been ideal. Instead, the Italian manufacturer has added a whole new Panigale model to the 2021 Ducati line-up. This is …

Table of Contents Hypersport Supersport Sport Z Family Retro Sport Hypernaked W Family Versys Supersport Touring Classic Cruiser Bagger Cruiser Off-road Dual Sport Supermoto MX Series Cross Country For 2021, Kawasaki hypes in the press release, “a motorcycle for every rider.” True this is a bold statement, but one look at this year’s model lineup …

Seven Sixty Five Triumph has its sights set on the 765cc racing class and plans to join the British Superbike motorcycle racing championship for the 2021 racing year. The company has been easing its way back into motor racing after becoming the sole engine supplier for the Moto2 racing series (one step down from MotoGP). …

Introduction I still think of Scorpion helmets as a “new” manufacturer but as I did my research for this review I realized they have been around for quite a while now. In fact, it has been about 16 years since we reviewed their EXO 700 helmet (Dec, 2004) and we came away impressed. Side view …

Face Yourself Here we are… It’s 2021 and the ancient ZX-10R/RR is finally getting a facelift. 2021 should be called ‘the year of the facelift’ because it really is insane how many manufacturers jumped at the Euro 5 opportunity to breathe some new life into their neglected bikes. The ZX-10RR has been quite neglected indeed. …

Aggressive and Agile: The 2021 BMW S 1000 RR Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The BMW S 1000 RR is a European-made high-performance sports bike. The S 1000 RR is a regular feature of the BMW range, and once again, it’s set to be one of the most exciting models in the …

3D Print Me a Bike, While You’re at It Many companies across all fields of manufacturing are beginning to incorporate 3d printing into their building process. Many shoe companies are 3D printing soles, car parts are being 3D printed, the list goes on. BMW has finally turned to incorporate 3D printed components for their race …

A Tribute for an Amazing Cause At the FIM Superbike World Championship in Portugal, Yamaha thought it was a good opportunity to tribute the late and great Fabio Pirovano with a custom 1 of 1 replica R1 racebike to be ridden by previous Yamaha WorldSBK racer, Alessandro Gramigni, on a tribute lap at the Portuguese …

Boots for the Legendary ‘Samurai of Slide’ Following suit of Alpinestars knack for making race replica boots for their prized historical race-winning riders, they have decided to dedicate their new limited edition Supertech R boot to Noriyuki ‘Nitro Nori’ Haga also known as the ‘Samurai of Slide’. Last year, we covered their Randy Mamola tribute …

Riding a motorcycle means something different to anyone that rides. Some ride to relax. Some ride because of the freedom it makes them feel. Some ride as a primary means of commuting. However, there is that subset of riders that ride for the adrenaline. The riders that want to redline at 16,500 RPM, that want …

Two hundred horsepower is a perfectly decent amount for a small family hatchback or even a mid-sized family sedan. It’s absolutely ludicrous to stuff that amount of horsepower into a motorcycle that weighs less than 400 lbs and has a contact patch across two tires the size of a large business card. Yet, such machinery …

Based on the S1000RR It was teased and now it’s official. the BMW M1000RR is a real-deal Bavarian track weapon. Based on the S1000RR, the M1000RR kicks off BMW’s M division motorcycles. The bike gets new aerodynamic wings and bumps the power up to 212 hp all while keeping weight down to a claimed 423 …

Scorpion just released their latest and greatest versions of their flagship helmet, the EXO-R1 Air. As part of the release, they have a limited-edition Fabio Quartararo MotoGP replica design, and as well as an Alvaro Bautista World SBK replica design. The EXO-R1 Air was designed with assistance from Scorpion’s racing partners and features a five-layer …

The 2020 Aprilia RSV4 X was a limited edition bike that was designed to be used only on the track, and only 10 were made. They were the ultimate version of the RSV4, and as close to a World SBK superbike as any track bike Aprilia has made. Now, according to Motorcycle.com, the 2020 Aprilia …