Loading Made Easy Figuring out how to get your $20,000 motorcycle up a $200 ramp into the back of the bed of your truck is never easy. If your bike needs to be transported and you can’t ride it anywhere, typically the only option to move the motorcycle is to haul it into the back …

All Units Sold Out In Under 24 Hours With all the articles we write about India’s motorcycle scene, you’d think that a bike like Suzuki’s Hayabusa would be a tough sell for the nation, but the truth is actually quite the contrary. Suzuki’s newly updated Hayabusa managed to completely sell out in India within the …

Gixxer School For Track Novices Lots of major OEMs are starting their own forms of ‘riding schools’ through posted events across the country, and now it’s Suzuki’s turn to chime the bell with the introduction of their new GSX-R Racing Academy. Many riders looking to work towards their first track day might be hard-pressed to …

Could a Royal Enfield Shotgun Be On the Way? Could Royal Enfield be getting their ducks in a row to bring us a cruiser-style motorcycle? Could it be named the ‘Shotgun’? Trademark filings reveal that Royal Enfield has secured the name ‘Shotgun’ to be used for “motorcycles, motorized scooters, and electrically powered vehicles”. A cruiser-style …

A Small Demon The sheer amount of new low-displacement entry-level sportbikes that have been popping up in the last year is truly remarkable. It’s as if every other week we have a new sub-300cc machine to discuss, and the bikes keep getting more and more stylized/exotic as time goes on (thanks, KTM). To join the …

The Story of the Italian Exotic Polizia Milan, Italy is a pretty ‘Italian’ place. Especially taking into account that the city council just obtained a small fleet of MV Agusta Turismo Veloces to add to the ranks. That means if you get pulled over doing 10 over the speed limit, there’s a chance that you …

VR46 Will Be Present On the Grid Valentino Rossi plans to host his own team’s MotoGP debut for the beginning of the 2022 season. Rossi has already established himself as a track god when it comes to motorcycles. The Italian motorcycle racer has accumulated a total of nine world championships under his belt in his …

We Gonna Bike Down to Elecrta Avenue To celebrate the upcoming ‘Icons Collection’, Harley-Davidson has decided to run a very limited-edition production of this very special Electra Glide, called the ‘Revival’. H-D bikes usually take one of two lanes: black, bad-ass, and loud, or classic and timeless. You can’t go wrong either way, but for …

The Orange Track-Hawks Land On the Fourth When thinking of where KTM fits on the off-road spectrum, I like to imagine them as the Ducati’s of the dirt. Dirt-Ducatis; expensive and built to perform. The SX model range is a popular choice for both professionals and weekenders seeking high-quality dirtbikes ready to dominate off the …

Square Root Of Extreme Picture this… You’re a highly successful doctor with a $200,000 a year salary. You just bought your third track bike, this one being a Ducati Panigale V4. The $25,000 sticker price isn’t enough to quench your thirst of “why would you do that!?” so you take a step further into the …

A Classic Doctor Throwback It’s a mystery as to how Valentino Rossi has managed to pick the most amazing helmet liveries year after year. There is a timeless element when it comes to the sun/moon combo, and if I had the money I’d own every Rossi AGV helmet that has ever come out. Good news …

The First and The Only The new ECE 22.06 test is a nightmare for helmet manufacturers. Although it may be a nightmare for them, it’s a blessing for us riders. The stricter ECE certifications get, the safer your helmets are as a result (and the more expensive they get… oops). Arai’s new sport-touring lid is …

Another-other One Bikes the Dust Yep… Here we are. It’s almost May of 2021, and many of us are still in qazi-lockdowns with things being cancelled left and right once again. The 2021 Tokyo Motor Show is cancelled after the Association of Japanese Car Manufacturers came together and decided that such a large event would …

A Motorcycle Unique to China The last Chinese motorcycle we covered was that pesky Panigale clone, but to shift focus back to the real innovative motorcycles from China; CFMoto has just released their 800MT ADV motorcycle and it certainly packs a few unexpected quirks. Talking about quirks; you might find it interesting that the Chinese …

Six-Times Why be a ‘Street Rossi’ (thanks Yammie Noob) when you can be a Street Marquez? If you’re itching to represent your favorite six-time MotoGP Champion on the streets, Aplinestars has a new Marc Marquez collection to fill the void and certify your hooning when out on the roads. The new Alpinestars collection in question …

19 Million Scooters – 75 Years Vespa pretty much singlehandedly paved the way for modern-day scooters as we know them today. The Italian scooter manufacturer has just hit two very important milestones. The company has managed to successfully reach their 75th birthday, and even more importantly, have surpassed 19 million units sold. 19 million units …

Made in China™ Ever dreamed of riding a Panigale V4 with 1/5th the horsepower and half the displacement? Do you want to trick people into thinking you own a $25,000 bike – when really it cost less than half? Quartz.com said it best themselves, “Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before …

Mirror Visors From the Factory We just recently covered Caberg’s newly released entry-level helmet (at an entry-level cost), and now it’s Givi’s turn to add some spices into the pot. Givi just dropped the curtain on their new limited-run editions of the 50.6 Sport Deep helmet. Cost-effective, and incredibly stylish. Givi has nailed the premium …

A Healthy Feature List Sub-$200 Caberg just pulled the sheets on their new 2021 Avalon helmet. The Italian helmet builder has positioned this helmet with hopes that it will be a hot-seller in the entry-level helmet market thanks to it’s premium features and low cost. The Avalon has all the features you would typically find …

Another Certified Pre-Owned Program; Murica’ Edition In November of last year, Triumph rolled out their new ‘Certified Pre-Owned’ motorcycle purchasing program in hopes to offer used motorcycles through their current selling platform. Today, Harley-Davidson has taken notes from Triumph’s playbook and is now offering an in-house program for reselling certified pre-owned motorcycles. Through visiting authorized …

Phase Two, Complete This week, Yamaha pulled the covers on their newly developed (in-house) electric motor that produces a stunning 475 horsepower. For context, the brand new 2021 Chevrolet Corvette produces around the same power figures (490), but this mighty little electric engine is quite literally a fraction the size of the 6.2L V8 found …

Perhaps Another Win For the Champion If you’ve ever heard of Nitro Circus, X Games, or Gymkhana, then I’m sure you’re more than familiar with motocross legend Travis Pastrana. From hillclimbing to rally car, there is no adrenaline-fueled sport that Pastrana hasn’t partaken in. In a strange turn of events, Travis Pastrana has decided to …

Triumph Has a New App to Keep You Safe on the Roads Using the internal accelerometers and sensors located in your smartphone’s internals, Triumph’s new “SOS” mobile app states that it will sense if you have been involved in a collision, and will send an ambulance to your GPS location. If the phone is triggered …

Long Name, Longer Miles No OEM motorcycle lineup is complete without a motorcycle geared towards long-distance touring. MV Agusta has the Turismo Veloce range of bikes to fill this void, and the 2021 edition comes particularly jam-packed with updates and features. At first glance, the 2021 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce comes off as a beautiful …

Customize It Yourself, or Leave It to the Professionals Indian’s newly unveiled 2022 Chief is truly a sight to behold. After the first Chief rolled off of the production line in 1922, Indian has been hard at work over the century updating the motorcycle to give us the bike we have today. Not only has …

The Mighty Ant Returns After a long road to recovery following his (hard to watch) high-side at Jerez circuit back in July of last year, the six-time champion Marc Marques is looking to return to compete in Moto GP events with his first race being in Portugal between the 16th and 18th of April. The …

The London Dragster How do you make an already expensive motorcycle even more expensive? MV Agusta knows the answer to this question better than anyone; they have a knack for making super-rare editions of their standard motorcycles for the world to view in amazement. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer just opened its store in London dubbed …

Wire-Spoked Superveloce? I’m in. Euro 5 regulations haven’t hampered MV Agusta’s 2021 Superveloce, in fact, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer has taken the opportunity to bring some notable updates to the Superveloce line, including a new S version that has never been seen before. Both the engine and chassis for the 2021 Superveolce have seen some …

The Champion Joins A Team Built for Winning The 2021 Dakar Rally Champion – Kevin Benavides – just signed on with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team for the rest of the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, and will continue into 2022 as one of their primary riders for the upcoming Dakar Rally …

Gone In 48 Minutes In just 48 minutes after going public, the new (and limited) KTM 1290 Super Duke RR completely sold out online.  The 2021 Super Duke RR is quite an astonishing motorcycle to behold, so it’s no wonder every single bike sold off the shelves in such a short amount of time. Everything …

Why Stop When the Bike Can Do It for You? With so many many motorcycle OEM’s bringing big tech ideas to market such as front and rear radaring, it was only a matter of time before Harley-Davidson threw their chips into the pile as well. Patent filings reveal that the bar and shield are hard …

A Much Needed Update Chinese manufacturer Benelli has been hard at work since being reborn in the early 2000’s after a long absence from the motorcycle world. Although the design work is mainly done in Italy, the bikes have been exclusively manufactured in China. Qianjiang Group (the owner of Benelli), began the brand’s invasion into …

Meteor Strikes North American Coasts Every time that I write an article about the Meteor 350’s success across seas, there are always comments left from our readers along the lines of: “Awesome, but when the hell will Royal Enfield bring the Meteor to America? I’m sure it will sell great”. Honestly, I didn’t have an …

The Final Piece to the Asian Market Puzzle In the short amount of time that the Trident has been available for purchase, it has already cemented itself as a brand favorite when it comes to riders seeking an intermediate motorcycle manufactured by a British OEM. The Trident’s sales have been steady – meaning the naked …

Trials Tires For The Road Do you ever feel like bouncing on your rear wheel in traffic? On your daily commute, do you imagine yourself taking the stairs up to your office on your motorcycle? Have you ever wanted to complete your full 10-mile commute without your front tire touching the ground? If the answer …

Ténéré Touring Potential The Yamaha Ténéré family was designed to ride on any surface, but more importantly, go the distance. To help your Ténéré 700 touring experience meet its maximum potential, Touratech has a newly introduced Comfort Seat to make your ride better on long-distance rides. Through their own testing with multiple different riders, Touratech …

Spring Break, or Bike Week? The ten-day festival of rides, dines, and bike swaps came to an end on March 14th, 2021. This wasn’t any small-scale event, either. Over 300,000 riders made their way to Daytona to celebrate the eightieth anniversary of the event. It’s been two weeks since the festival, and cases local to …

Scooters Continue to Dominate Vietnam After four grueling years of trying to establish themselves in the delicate Vietnamese market, Royal Enfield is pulling out of the country after failing to meet sales expectations. Two-wheeled modes of transportation are very successful in Vietnam. Out of the roughly 93 million residents of the country, there are around …

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 …

Sleek and Slippery In my opinion, one of the coolest parts of Kawasaki’s H2R is the winglets that are located where the mirrors typically are. Since the H2R isn’t a “street-legal” motorcycle, the Japanese brand opted for winglets (often found on MotoGP bikes) to produce downforce; because going forwards faster is more important than looking …