With the turning of the seasons, riders across the land look forward to the annual Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale – and this year, the motorbike lineup is particularly well-stacked. RideApart states that two collections in particular – the Phil Morris Road Racing Collection and a series of motorbikes that used to belong to German film critic …

On September 10th, I covered a new tech prototype that was being tested for stab-proof vests. The material was a variable-rigidity chainmail-style of interlinked shapes that allowed the user full flexibility without compromising on protection.  Today, we’re talking about non-Newtonian materials (substances that absorb shock or stiffen on impact) in the business of protective gear …

In the world of motorcycle riding today, one of the first things we are taught is never to drop our helmets. It can mean the difference between a safe noggin and a broken watermelon in the event of an incident, yet so much hinges on careful care of the helmet itself. What happens if a cherished …

​​“We don’t build motorcycles. We create desires.” Famous words from Novus, a German electric motorbike manufacturer, on creating their ‘Novus One’ electric motorcycle.  While the topic of electric two-wheeled toys often blends with dollar signs – lots of them – the Novus One still stands as an example of the potential the electric industry holds …

Kawasaki has just flipped the cover on their all-new middleweight naked – and she’s got a couple of surprises under the proverbial hood.  Kawasaki’s original Z650, produced between 1976 and 1983, was a 652cc, 64-horsepower inline-four machine that looked up to its older sibling, the Z900.  Now, as of 2022, the beastie is set to …

It’s been a hot minute since we covered the addition of Ösa – an electric bike made by Swedish electric motorcycle manufacturer CAKE – to the track in partnership with FIM.  The brand has been on a mission to provide clean energy machines to the masses, and they’ve just closed a ‘Series B’ round with their …

The spring races of 2022 are about to get a tad more gnarly in Florida – and we aren’t just talking about the baggers.  This year, AutoEvolution tells us that not only will the King of the Baggers be held on the oval track for the first time (March, TBA), but that announcers of the …

A Swedish motorcycle company by the name of RGNT has just made their new kid on the block – the NO. 1-CLASSIC – ready to order, and the bike is a brilliant modern-take-on-a-classic-age. Having been revealed back in 2019 at the MC Mässan Swedish Motorcycle Fair with the production model made for 2020, RGNT has …

In 2019, Ducati revealed a stunning new, long-anticipated concept on the stage floor of the EICMA. Set to light up the stage for the year 2021, rumors stated that the new adventure motorcycle would be competition for Honda’s iconic Africa Twin, with a 21-inch front wheel and the potential for an 18-inch rear.  Ducati has …

Heads up, HOG lovers – America’s Rally Exit 86 has just begun, but there is still time to attend the festivities! Whether your ride of choice is the newest Fat Boy, the outrageously different Pan America, or the iconic Heritage Classic, you’ll fit right in; and despite the annual Bikes Blues and BBQ event being canceled …

It feels like only yesterday since I covered the new HD Radio set to be installed in BMW bikes, starting with the new Transcontinental. Bikes from BMW Motorrad are known for their premium, complex electronics – so it is only natural that BMW has courses available to the masses that cover advanced technology, in the …

On September 13th of this month, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) press conference was held virtually, covering topics affecting two-wheeled and four-wheeled vehicles alike, with the biggest elephant in the room being the up-and-coming issue of carbon neutrality.  The biggest statement of the day? The comment from Chairman Toyoda that carbon is our enemy, …

It’s a Tuesday.  You’ve got a handful of items in your quota for the week, and you’re about to start the day in the usual routinely fashion.  Before tackling the list, you tread over to your computer (it’s old, but it gets the job done), sit, take a sip from your morning mug of coffee …

Thanks to Yamaha’s boldness in producing the three-wheeled Niken, we now have a relatively small corner of Powersports dealerships worldwide that houses multi-wheel technology…but on a track? Kawasaki says hell yes – and Ben Affleck should have totally asked to have it as his Batmobile in the new motion picture “The Flash”, set to come …

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 …

Volcon ePowersports has achieved a major milestone in beginning shipments to customers – and they’re struggling to keep up with the order queue.  Having achieved the title of America’s first off-road, all-electric Powersports company, Volcon ePowersports is, according to their press release, currently working on delivering orders for the United States and Latin America, with …

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 …

Since the release of the H-D Pan America and their sister brand ‘LiveWire,’ Harley Davidson has continued to lean on the details of their Hardwire Strategy, placed into effect in July of last year. The Strategy outlines a ‘restructuring’ of the company, resulting in a leaner, meaner company function, with a special focus on the demands …

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 …

Yamaha Motor Corporation is celebrating 60 years of entry into the World Grand Prix – and what better way to celebrate than by giving us beautiful Anniversary Editions of their bikes? The report came via GlobeNewswire, along with the bikes that have been decked out for the occasion: A 2022 YZF-R3, The new 2022 YZF-R7, …

You can’t say the Japanese manufacturer hasn’t been busy.  On top of the swappable battery system that Honda has signed on to with KTM Yamaha and Piaggio, the multinational conglomerate company has been working on a series of new bikes to complement the demand for an adventure-style beastie with punchy power.  The Honda NT1100 – …

wBW, Meet the ruggedly handsome 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR; a track-focused, modern cafe racer with the garb of a gent and the heart of a troublemaker.  Triumph released the Speed Triple RS‘s sibling early this morning with a press release that showed the partially-fairinged beastie in proper style.  Let’s take a quick look …

ZERO Motorcycles has just had an early release of their 2022 Lineup – and the rush is apparently due to a massive surge in demand for electric bikes.  Since the lockdowns of 2020, the motorcycle industry has been booming. Bikers need bikes to bike, and a hoonigan finding themself at home with extra cheese in …

In 2021, Can-Am blew past the competition with their quality builds and commitment to client satisfaction. This year, they’ve not only upped the ante by listening to customer feedback and tweaking their models in the direction the crowds have asked – they’re also one of the few companies that experienced a 250 percent sales increase …

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 …

I think I can vouch for nearly all of wBW when I say that technology is progressing faster than I can keep up.  Sure, I have my iPhone handy on the daily, but it’s by no means the latest release – and the newest variant of Apple now touts a slew of new features such …

You know we couldn’t just ignore this little smidge of science that Edmunds performed last week.  On September 3rd, an American online resource for automotive inventory and information – known as Edmunds.com – answered the following question:  What would happen if the world’s fastest stock car was matched against the world’s fastest stock motorcycles? Their …

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 …

Hot on the heels of the 2022 KTM 450 SMR comes the release of its younger sibling to the dual-sport world. Meet the updated 2022 KTM 350 EXC-F Factory Edition – it’s torquey, it’s got a fresh outfit, and it’s got a list of updated specs as long as my arm proving the beastie is …

Five-time Grand National Champion Jared Mees has been busy on the track – and according to the latest press release, factory mate Briar Bauman and privateer Brandon Robinson have made sure to clean up nicely in his wake. The weekend’s Springfield Mile I doubleheader saw both Mees and Bauman in close quarters, with Bauman closely …

Tucker Powersports has just announced that they are obtaining Kuryakyn Holdings LLC, a leader in the design and manufacturing of premium aftermarket motorcycle and powersports products.  The report came from a press release on Tuesday of this week, along with the information that Tucker plans on incorporating Kuryakyn products into the Tucker brand, rather than …

Damon Motors has just hit $35 million in global preorders for their Hypersport motorcycle (coined as “the world’s safest motorcycle”), and they’re bringing a couple of cool cats onto the leadership team to aid in the growth of the company.  The cool cats in question are Chris Efstathiou who will be taking the head of …

America’s first motorcycle company has released their fall collection of men’s and women’s apparel just in time for the fall – and this year, they’ve got three sub-collections to choose from.  Having made a name for themselves in the 20th century in the flat-track scene and on the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats, Indian Motorcycles today …

KTM’s just revealed their updated 2022 450 SMR – and this beastie is ready to roar for the SuperMoto world.  Based on the SX-F motocrosser, the KTM SMR’s compact, single overhead camshaft engine is purportedly blessed with 63 pretty ponies, as well as a generous handful of torque that shows off the power band curve …

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 …

An innovative InsurTech company named Voom has just partnered with insurance company Markel to offer a stunning solution to today’s motorcycle insurance premiums – and the price will purportedly be measured on a per-mile basis.  The report from CycleNews states that both companies intend to play equal roles in the product; Voom will be responsible …

Technology is advancing faster than the public can keep up. Take any relative’s newest smartphone as an example – whatever model they have, it’s likely to become obsolete within the next year or two, with the newest gadgets on the shelf advertised as having the most, the best, the greatest.  So what happens when a …

Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer Maverick Vinales has just joined the factory Aprilia racing team – and the Spaniard looks positively tickled pink about it.  Vinales had a bit of drama earlier in the year when he ended his contract with team Yamaha a tad early – a five-year business partnership that he was more …