Bump Up Your “Brap”! HP Corse – a notable Italian exhaust manufacturer – has three new Evoxtreme slip-on exhausts for your BMW S 1000 XR. Slip-on exhausts can either be a time-saver or a time-waster. Replacing an entire system will often give you the benefit of some extra horsepower, but a slip-on option can be …

Trouble In Little Italy Although the incident happened last month on December 17th 2020, news has just recently become public regarding a scheduled FBI raid on Ducati’s North American headquarters.  The details are still hazy as to what business the FBI had at Ducati’s home-base, but another publication – Asphalt & Rubber – is reporting that …

What Am I Looking At? Although this Yamaha F155 concept is being marketed as a scooter, it might be the coolest looking scooter/bike hybrid I’ve ever seen. Yamaha unveiled this crazy concept today and it’s too cool not to share. Yamaha turned the spotlight onto this scooter following the Exciter 155 unveiling. The scooter borrows …

More Expensive Than The Meteor 350 The Honda H’Ness CB350 had a highly successful launch a few months ago when it was introduced to the market as a direct competitor to the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. The launch was actually so successful that Honda managed to move 1000 units in less than a month, but …

A Sleek Take On The 125 Duke Europe has quite a large market for small-displacement motorcycles thanks to their licensing laws and regulations that prohibit riders from reaching the big bikes until they have spent enough time on A2-suited rides. AS a result, Husqvarna is bringing a small version of their successful Vitpilen in 125cc …

The RS 660’s Other Half The Aprilia RS 660 had a successful launch in 2020 with the mid-displacement market hungry as ever. The upcoming 2021 Tuono 660 has official model photos (finally) and official release details to go along with it. When it comes to Aprilia’s large displacement motorcycles – namely the Tuono 1250 and …

America: If It’s Bigger, It’s Badder When Europe was first expecting the CRF250’s to land earlier this year, they got this 300 version instead (you can thank Euro 5 for that one) as an attempt to add a little more power to the motorcycle. At the time, we had no way to tell what this …

India’s Getting Bigger Bikes! This mid-displacement motorcycle market is on the rise, there is no question about it. With Aprilia debuting the RS 660 and many OEM’s following suit with major updates to their mid-ranges (Yamaha, I’m looking at you). Kawasaki shows up to the 2021 mid-range battle with their own revised weapon. The newly …

Tripper For Everyone! Yesterday, we saw a spy shot of the new Royal Enfield Himalayan being tested on public roads with a potential Tripper Navigation System (RE’s lingo for turn-by-turn navigation system). Today I share with you a spy shot of the upcoming Continental GT 650, and it too appears to be sporting this new …

The Long Way Home Just Got More Comfortable The Gold Wing will go down in history as one of the most legendary, long-running touring motorcycles ever built. They began production in 1974 and haven’t missed a year since then. The 2020 model sure looks nothing like the 1974 version, and for 2021 Honda made sure …

Italian Meets Japanese (Vocalized) The Bimota Tesi H2 has been in the works for quite some time now, and enthusiasts alike are waiting at the edge of their seat to be drip-fed any sort of details regarding the motorcycle. Luckily for us, Bimota finally posted a video (to their official Facebook page) of the H2 …

More Gauges For Going the Distance Our friends over at Gaadi Waadi posted a picture to their Facebook account of a spy shot showing the 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan with what looks to be an extra gauge cluster. 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Spied With Tripper Navigation Posted by Gaadiwaadi.com on Monday, January 4, 2021 The current …

Flat-Spots Be Gone! Storing your beloved motorcycle (and money pit) for the long and dark winter months can have some pretty annoying consequences. On your first ride of the new season after finally getting some pavement time with your princess you may have noticed that the tires aren’t quite as round as you remember. I’ve …

2003 Called, It Wants Its Bike Back Honda has given new life to the CB1300 namesake with the introduction of these two new bikes to Japan’s market. The CB1300 Super Four and Super Bol’ D’Or are hopefully back – once again – to stay for good. These motorcycles are the perfect all-rounder motorcycles for riders …

The Induction Duo KLIM is making an impact into the new year early with two new jackets ready for your riding comfort; the previously successful KLIM Induction has seen a major update and the Induction Pro model comes as a brand new jacket for the 2021 riding season. The original KLIM Induction jacket has been …

The World Needs More V4 Simon over at Visordown states that sources are claiming that Honda could be resurrecting the V4 engine design and updating it for a 2023 motorcycle. The current VFR800F hasn’t seen any notable updates for quite some time. With Euro 5 regulations purging the lands of motorcycles unworthy of an overhaul, …

Possibly Hinting At A New ADV Style Motorcycle? Although Yamaha shifted away from using the ‘FZ’ nomenclature for their line-up of naked motorcycles (FZ-07, FZ-09, FZ-10) and opted for the new ‘MT’ namesake, the FZ name is still alive and well in Asian markets with Yamaha’s FZ 25 providing great sales figures for the brand. …

Pay Homage To the Greats Many individuals like myself prefer the styling of things old and historic; Arturo Magni was in the same boat. Once an integral part of the MV Agusta racing brand, the Magni Brand has blasted thelselves back to the 50s and 70s with the creation of this amazing one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle. …

Single-Sided Maintainance On The Go Although owning a motorcycle with a single-sided swingarm shows elegance and the importance of styling, it’s also a pain in the ass to work on. Most of my friends keep their motorcycles parked in the garage on the center-stand ready to go for any kind of maintenance or tweaking that …

An Extra R, But With the Same Power The motorcycle news industry has lots of sneaky little secrets for gaining intel for upcoming motorcycle models; scouring trademark, patent, and emissions documents are one way. Through recently published emissions documents, we can see confirmation that 2021 will bring us a 1290 Super Duke RR in addition …

Add 40 Horsepower To Your Desk If you’re a MotoGP enthusiast and are a fan of teams that win (sometimes too often), you may want to head over to the Japanese HRC website and look into buying some of Marc’s used motorcycle parts to use as a desk ornament. Currently, the website has the tailpipes …

The Meteor Classic Cutting the fat from production costs helps everyone. At the end of the day, the consumer gets a cheaper motorcycle because the manufacture could save money too. Royal Enfield is taking this principle and carrying it over to the Classic 350 through building the bike off of the new Meteor platform. The …

Slightly Offroad Chinese/Italian motorcycle manufacturer Benelli will be adding a trail edition to the ever-growing lineup of Leoncino 500 motorcycles. At this point in human history, the term ‘offroad’ doesn’t quite hold the same weight that it used to. The Benelli Leoncino 500 Trail is the closest thing you can get if you’re looking for …

Touring In The Wet Bridgestone has added two new tires to their Battlax lineup intended for sport-touring with the addition of the T32 and T32GT tires. These tires have been designed from the ground up to maximise performance in wet weather riding conditions. The T32 takes the successful T31 and bumps up the rears total …

Oops! KTM leaked details regarding both of their upcoming 2021 1290 Super Adventure models when they accidentally set one of the web pages on their official site to live. They immediately took the pages in question down, but Motorcycle.com still managed to capture all the details before they could get to it. The website confirms …

Rider Included Aprilia’s Upcoming Tuono 660 has been spotted out on the streets of Italy stretching it’s mid-displacement legs during some much needed on-road testing before the shortly-awaited release to come in 2021. For those unaware, the Tuono 660 will be a brand new motorcycle being added to Aprilia’s 2021 motorcycle lineup – based around …

History In The Making Last week, we got a look into what a Repsol edition 2021 CBR1000RR Fireblade would look like thanks to a dedicated MotoGP fan going the distance and going through the hassle of customizing their own motorcycle. Suzuki has taken the liberty to get a leg-up on Honda by releasing their own …

An Army Of Caballeros Fantic is blazing their trail into 2021 with some big updates to their Caballero range (125cc and 500cc bikes) with the addition of of the new Euro 5 updates to hit the bikes. In other news, the 250cc variant won’t be making a comeback leaving just the updated 125 and 500 …

Social Distancing From Home As many people in the glove are heading into the second round of lockdowns, it leaves us asking ourselves “ok… what the heck am I supposed to do now?”. If you’re antsy and need something to do in the next following weeks of stay-at-home orders, or perhaps you’re essential and want …

Titanium Exhausts For The Upcoming Multistrada V4 The upcoming 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 brings a ton of new features to the table. Today, we received the great news from Akra that the Slovenian Exhaust manufacturer will have two new racing exhaust systems ready to support the motorcycle when the bike is released this coming January. …

An Italian Design Collaboration Ducati’s 2021 gear line will include a Jacket with a smart airbag system to keep you safe in the event of a crash! Their 2021 gear line included a few re-branded items including racing suits, helmets, and jackets, in addition to some general apparel items. The Smart Airbag jacket in particular …

A Chinese Adventure Chinese motorcycle manufacturer CF moto’s new and upcoming 800 MT (not to be confused with any Yamaha bikes also sharing the MT nomenclature) has been officially confirmed to be released in two variants: one oriented to on-road riding and the other to offroad. Regardless of which version you choose, they both come …

Looks Strange, Sounds Great! That awfully strange exhaust found on the new MT-09 has some real-world functionality; Yamaha didn’t make it ugly on purpose and this video will explain why. On first impressions, it may seem like Euro 5 updates might have killed the legendary MT-09 exhaust and engine scream, but Yamaha wants to assure …

Just In Time For the Holidays The Scorpion has some sweet new premium graphics as well as the addition of a smart version for European markets. The new EXO-520 SMART Air is a new helmet for 2021. Scorpion worked hand-and-hand with uClear to provide riders a smart version of their solid EXO-520 Air with the …

Look Like Marquez, Ride Like Marquez Racing liveries on street bikes can be polarizing for many. Personally, I think they’re absolutely badass while many others might beg to differ. Regardless, of what your or my opinion on the matter is, Honda doesn’t care; the CBR1000RR has historically come in Repsol editions, and this is what …

Tuono Junior! Fancy yourself an Aprilia RS660 but want something more comfortable to ride? Sources state that the Tuono 660 is expected to come in the spring of 2021! The Aprilia Tuono is my favorite motorcycle and my next big purchase. It takes the highly successful RSV4 platform and brings some comfort elements to the …

T-Minus 231 Days The 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t stop the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and 2021 ain’t going to either. The 2021 Sturgis Rally will take place between August 6th and the 15th of 2021, pandemic or not. Rod Woodruff, CEO of the Buffalo Chip said: “We know from last year that outdoor events …

Smaller, Smaller! With the new Aprilia RS660 being such a huge success for the brand, sources state Piaggio is currently in the talks of bringing the market a lineup of 350-400cc Aprilia branded motorcycles.  Prior to the RS660, the Aprilia lineup started at the RS125 and immediately jumped to the RSV4 when it came to …

The Sasquatch Effect: Is it Real, Or Not? The long-awaited Husqvarna Norden 901 has been spotted in the wild on some test rides, and we’re excited about it.  Husqvarna unveiled the concept for the ADV motorcycle way back in 2019 and has been pretty silent regarding its development and potential release since then. They promised …

110 Units  in 24 Hours We covered the unveiling of MV Agusta’s special collaborative project with automotive manufacturer Alpine earlier last week, and the release date has since come and passed. The new MV Agusta Special Edition Alpine Superveloce was limited to just 110 bikes, and in typical MV Agusta fashion all bikes sold out …