Yesterday, thousands of motorcyclists attended the 41st Annual Anderson Toy Parade in South Carolina – all out to catch a few rays and to donate to a great cause.  The cause? Helping Santa out a little with a Toy Parade for the little ones as the season sets closer to the end-of-year holidays.  “The parade …

This past Thursday, nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi celebrated ‘One More Lap’ with the good people of EICMA 2021 and Yamaha.  The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer had Rossi ride on to stage on board a Yamaha M1 (bedecked in a 60th anniversary-livered scheme), after which point Yamaha also uncovered a limited edition GYTR VR46 Yamaha R1 …

With the conclusion of the L.A. Auto Show this past Sunday, SONDORS has released the exact times that we can expect the MetaCycle to ship…along with a few other updates.  SONDORS’s MetaCycle made a huge splash when it became available to the masses; after all, a $5,000 electric machine capable of an 80 mph (130 …

Team Green just released at this year’s EICMA that they are on track to give us three electric bikes for next year. This bid for an electric future is right up the alley with the company’s recently released goals to be fully electric by 2035. It’s also a goal that matches up nicely with the …

When it comes to safety on the road, it seems every other week brings new technology to the table. From MotoGP’s cinching of their age range for the younger Moto categories, to Yamaha’s new patent for a radar safety system, to the entire bloody month of May being dedicated to Motorcycle Safety Awareness, motorcyclists take …

Motorcycle Gear Brand GIVI has just announced their new line at this year’s EICMA – and the list of items includes flask/bottle holders for those of you in possession of adventure-tourers.  On top of the bags, top boxes, soft panniers and helmets, the report from RideApart states that the lineup also includes a bottle holder …

You Can’t Go Wrong With Custom ‘The world’s smallest motorcycle manufacturer’ is experiencing a boom in pre-orders – and with the first Halcyon 450 fresh off the assembly line, riders now have an extra bike to trick out. “We’ve experienced lots of growth over the last several years,” chuckles General Manager Grant Longenbaugh from Janus Motorcycles.  …

Word is out that KTM’s got a new bun in the oven – and from the looks of it, we’ll be seeing a machine to grace the space right next to the 890 Duke.  Let’s talk about it.  The report from MCN tells us a few tidbits – mainly, that the bike’s styling is very …

Brembo has been a busy bee these past few months.  On top of acquiring J Juan Brakes via a clean cash payout of €73 Million on November 4th, the brand has also been in the process of buying out tech startup companies in the hunt for new advancements for their own systems.  Now, they’ve got …

Royal Enfield has just dropped their all-new SG650 concept to the masses at EICMA in Milan, Italy – and we’ve had a tip from PowerDrive that the mid-weight bobber will likely go into production soon.  Royal Enfield’s new cool cat is based on the 650cc platform that powers the Interceptor and the Continental GT. To …

The Queen of Supersport Gets A New Software System Ducati has given us an updated track beast to reckon with – and they promise the ride will not only be more accessible and intuitive for all levels but will boast better lap times.  Featuring “the most significant development since its inception,” Ducati’s 2022 Panigale V4 …

Suzuki’s highly popular collector’s favorite has come back swinging for 2022 with improved power and a few new electronic gadgets.  Let’s talk about it.  Based on the GSX-S1000 platform, the 2022 Suzuki Katana now sports Euro5-compliancy, made possible by updates to the exhaust and emissions profile. Those same updates allow the bike to sponge up …

CAKE’s just launched their next big thing at this year’s EICMA – and considering the brand’s partnership with FIM for sustainable track management via their own units, it makes sense that the company would think….bigger.  By bigger, we mean better (seeing as the two don’t always go hand-in-hand); CAKE’s website tells us that the new …

The First Motorcycle in the World to Offer Adaptive Aerodynamics Moto Guzzi’s new babe has just been dropped at EICMA, and it’s the first bike in their lineup to pull an Aprilia with such a long list of electronics. We’re talking a six-axis inertial platform, cornering ABS, semi-active suspension, and quick shifter, on top of …

Whoever said looks didn’t matter were fibbing…especially if they were talking about this one.  Honda welcomes the CBR1000RR-R into the new decade with a Limited Edition 30th Anniversary version of the Fireblade SP – and the 20YM stripe layout is as fresh as the day the original graced the showroom floor. Merged with ‘brushstroke’ style …

Hang on to your Tilly hats; MV Agusta’s just dropped a couple of new adventure-tourers – and one of them is their teeniest bopper yet.  Well, not that teeny…  The ‘bopper’ in question is Agusta’s own Lucky Explorer 5.5 – a punchy adventure-tourer sporting 554cc from its DOHC parallel-Twin engine, inspired by the Italian Cagiva Elefant, …

Honda’s just revealed a concept bike at EICMA – and the Hornet will apparently be making a comeback. Fascinating, to me, since there are technically multiple bikes from Honda that have sported the ‘Hornet’ moniker.  Honda CB Hornet 160R, sold exclusively in India. Honda Hornet 2.0 (184.4 ccs), sold exclusively in India Honda CB250F (Honda …

They’re finally here, folks. After nearly two years of hush-hush, Bimota’s new four-cylinder looker  – the KB4 – has debuted on the floor of this year’s EICMA, accompanied closely by its naked equivalent, the KB4RC.  Featuring the same heart housed in Kawasaki’s Ninja 1000SX, the KB4 and KB4RC “borrow a page from the Harley-Davidson Project …

On November 11th, we covered that Kawasaki had some new babes to debut for this year’s EICMA in Milan, Italy. Now, Team Green has finally revealed the motorcycles to the masses.  Here they are, in all their glory:  2022 Kawasaki Ninja H2® SX SE A Supercharged Mega-Machine for the Adrenaline Junkie Featuring the well-loved supercharged …

Over the weeks, I’ve noticed a trend among the good readers of wBW. Y’all either love or hate electric motorcycles.  And for those of you that love ‘em, there’s always a hefty MSRP to complain about.  Not that we blame you – Yoinking out $21,999 for Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire One in a day and age where …

Hold on to your cold brews because this is a neat bit of gossip.  Apparently, a third-gen member of the Lamborghini family (Ferruccio Lamborghini) has re-launched a historic motorcycle brand just in time for tomorrow’s EICMA.  The report from EINPresswire tells us that Lamborghini jr. has been racing at a Moto2-level of competency for years …

Our favorite Team Blue racer hasn’t been very happy with his race bikes lately – and he’s putting his foot down for the 2023 contract.  The report from MotorSport.com states that 2022’s pre-season test ended with Quartararo snatching up ninth fastest and 0.707 seconds off the pace – far from where the man wants to …

I love my job.  AutoEvolution has just covered a quarter-mile drag race between a Ducati Panigale V4 S and a Porsche GT2 RS. Who do you think won? We’ve seen a few cars coming out of the woodwork to exhibit a scary amount of power – but despite the list of muscle cars, supercars and hypercars …

Since the pandemic, riders and motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide have waited until the return of the world’s largest motorcycle show. To say that this year’s EICMA is going to blow the minds of everybody there is a bit of an understatement – especially given that so many companies have been waiting to drop their latest and …

Joanne Donn takes her work seriously.  She’s the showroom manager for RevZilla’s new store in Denver, Colorado, built in the heart of what the locals call the “RiNo” art district – a community that is as saturated with diverse flavors as it is welcoming of new ones.  For Donn, the store couldn’t have possibly chosen …

We’ve just had word that Shayna Texter-Bauman, Briar Bauman’s wife, has moved up to the SuperTwins American Flat Track (AFT) series  – and as of yesterday, the talented rider will be joining her hubby and flat track mate Jared Mees on the Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew for the 2022 SuperTwins Factory Race Team. The report …

Early Prototype Spy Shots Confirmed by Agusta, Including Potential to Resurrect Lucky Explorer Logo MV Agusta is dipping their toes back into the adventure bike category – and we’re going to see the fruits of their labor in the form of two new machines, set to debut at this year’s EICMA.  The report from Motorcycle.com …

An electric bike company has just bought the trademark for a motorcycle with roots in the bikes of the Soviet’s Red Army – and the early prototype has already set a speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.  Delfast is a brand that does brilliant things with their electric bikes.  Despite being far from the …

“Custom-Built To Inspire” Royal Enfield’s ground-breaking program is now accepting applications for their next season – and Build. Train. Race. (BTR) is welcoming all women to apply. What is BTR, you ask? “The formula is straightforward; competitors build a race-ready machine from the provided Royal Enfield motorcycle, they train on their race bike with racing …

Take Away Two Wheels And Cinch Him Into A Budget When a gent by the name of Alex Jones completed a ride from New York to Los Angeles on his well-loved 2015 Yamaha FJR1300 in less than 33 hours, he wasn’t just finishing a list of goals by staying up stupidly late – he was …

BMW Motorrad has been enjoying a very nice creative phase lately.  Between the unique SoulFuel series the company has been using to collaborate with artists around the globe, to releasing their GS Pure Full Face Helmet coined by our main man Jimbo as ‘so pure it makes him swoon,’ the brand has continued to live …

A Grand Tourer With the Soul of a Champion Sportbike Suzuki’s just released the price of their newest sport tourer – and word is that the all-new GSX-S1000GT+ will be displayed on the floor of Progressive International Motorcycle Show Outdoors (IMS) in Southern California.  These days, it seems like the adventure-touring variants get a little …

Back in September, we covered Project 100 and ex-TT racer Guy Martin’s latest to-do: being shoved into the marriage of a 30-foot streamliner with the 50-year old turbine engine of a Rolls Royce Gem helicopter (christened the “52 Express”), in the name of speed.  Any day with a two-wheeler chasing the rising sun is a …

We’re pretty sure the motorcycle industry’s first safety-certified Smart Helmet has busted some sort of record today. In a scant 25 minutes, Forcite’s anticipated batch of MK1 helmets sold out “almost instantly.” “We are absolutely blown away by this response and would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who placed an order, …

The Beast, Evolved Well, we certainly didn’t have long to wait on this, did we?  A few days ago we covered the new WP Apex Semi-Active Suspension from KTM. Currently touted as the most sensitive and fast-responding suspension available for the German manufacturer’s fleet, KTM’s press release quoted the new suspension as bringing “sensitive real-time …

A decade ago, we couldn’t have said that electric motorcycles were as efficient as they are today.  They were heavier, clunky, sported multiple problems, and didn’t have the range of charging locations that our countries currently hold.  Now, they’re starting to give fossil fuel machines a run for their money – to the point where even …

Before today, if you Googled ‘$2,000 motorcycle’, you’d have likely come up with a bunch of used bike ads, questionable dealership deals, and dubious craigslist tabs.  And no wonder – with Honda’s Grom starting the bid at $3,399, two g’s seems far-fetched…or does it? Surprisingly, not anymore – Honda’s just upped the ante by offering …

We’ve just had word that Cardo Systems is giving us an upgraded line of Bluetooth communicators – and the word on the street is that these puppies can now be updated completely wirelessly. Cardo Systems’ pedigree in wireless com devices stretches as far back as the first decade of Y2K when they started selling the …

Amidst the new bikes being pushed out in anticipation of a loaded 2022 year (Ducati – via the World Premiere – and a few others have already released a lot of their machines to the masses), a decently seasoned rider might notice motorcycle specs that showcase nearly identical power figures. Some bikes don’t even look …