Moar! The Yamaha MT-09 could get a larger displacement engine for 2021. This news comes from the German publication called Motorrad Online. The publication noted that Yamaha, as a result of making the bike Euro 5 compliant, has given the MT-09 a small increase in displacement.  There are documents from the Federal Motor Transport Authority …

With a Big Inline Triple The rumors had swirled that Benelli had something big coming, and now it’s here. Say hello to the Benelli 1200GT. It was revealed at the Chongqing Motor Show. The motorcycle features a liquid-cooled 1,200cc triple. It’s an up-sized version of the 1,130cc inline triple it has previously used. The new …

Will it be the M1000RR? BMW is known for producing some fantastic sportbikes, and now the company will put out another high-performance motorcycle on September 23.  According to a recent video announcement that was posted to the company’s YouTube channel, the company will have a new bike that is said to be “Born on the …

Leather Up for Less If you haven’t got a good leather jacket yet, then you really need to get one for your next ride, and right now might be the perfect time for you to do it. Right now Revzilla has some fantastic discounts on jackets of all sorts, but I noticed that the company …

The Baby-Strom If you need a good adventure bike, the Suzuki V-Strom is a great option. The motorcycle comes in a variety of flavors and two displacements: 650cc and 1,037cc. Now, however, there’s a rumor that Suzuki could create a 160cc V-Strom, according to a recent report by BikeWale.  This comes after Suzuki’s Chinese partner, …

In the Excellent Product Design – Utility Vehicles Category The Cake Ösa electric motorcycle recently won a German Design Council award for excellent product design in the utility vehicles category. The awards seek to recognize products that provide pioneering contributions to the German design world. This isn’t the first time the bike has been recognized …

This Is a Very Good Thing The Husqvarna Norden 901 concept made a big splash. Shortly after the company said it would build it. Now, we’re getting our first look at the production machine. Motociclismo shared what investors have called a “stolen” photo that shows what the Norden 901 will look like. It’s unclear if …

For the European Model Jawa’s comeback was met by great fanfare and some stumbles along the way. The company will be importing to Europe and the Jawa 300CL is the model it will start with. The specifications recently came out thanks to Rushlane, and according to the publication power and torque are both down. The …

A Teaser for What’s Coming Benelli teased an image of a bike that was under a cloak. The bike will be showcased at the 18th annual China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition. That exhibition will run from September 19 to 22, 2020. This is one of the few large motorcycle events this year. The rumor, according …

A More Expensive 350 Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 is its best-selling bike in India, it’s home market. The motorcycle is also becoming more expensive for Indian riders. The reason for this is due to the BS6 emissions standards, according to GaadiWaadi.  The Classic 350 receives no new updates despite the price hike. All Royal Enfield …

World-Record-Breaking Runs On September 4, Angelle Sampey piloted the Harley-Davidson LiveWire at the drag strip. She managed to sell all-new records for elapsed time and top speed by a production electric motorcycle. She was able to cover the eighth-mile strip in 7.017 seconds and the full quarter-mile course in just 11.156 seconds at 110.35 mph. …

A True Baby Aprilia In terms of smaller displacement bikes, the only thing Aprilia sells is a scooter. Now, however, there’s some new info coming from ZigWheels that the company is considering launching a small-displacement sportbike.  This bike would likely be a 300cc or 4oocc motorcycle and would target KTM’s RC 390 as its key …

A Sub 500cc Motorcycle Royal Enfield is a king in the Indian market for bikes under 500cc, but Honda has said it wants to take the company on at its own game. According to Indian Autos Blog, media outlets received an invitation to a new motorcycle reveal from Honda that looks like it will be …

Off to the Flat Track Races Royal Enfield has a machine for Johnny Lewis tor ride in competition. The bike was the result of a collaboration between Moto Anatomy, Harris Performance, Royal Enfield, and S&S Cycle. The motorcycle you see above is the finished bike and Royal Enfield has raced this new machine.  The bike …

So Expensive At CES 2019, Novus revealed its carbon fiber electric bike design. The bike is now available for pre-order. You can get it in crystal white, royal blue, and magama red. The bike in those colors will cost $55,653 (47,423 excluding VAT). If those colors won’t do it for you you can get horizon …

New Models for 2021 Indian Motorcycles added a couple of new bikes for the 2021 model year. The Roadmaster Limited and the Vintage Dark Horse have graced the lineup with their presence. The Limited model is a fresh take on the big cruiser. the bike has a big front fairing, an open front mudguard, some …

The Man Who Helped Make Ducati Fabio Taglioni was an integral part in Ducati’s journey to today. He joined the company in 1954. He was fresh off helping Mondial win races and accepted an offer from Ducati, which wanted to win races and make its mark. He then crafted the Gran Sport 100 in just …

Updated and Ready to Go FB Mondial unveiled the original FLAT design at EICMA in 2018. The company then was set to release the bike earlier this year, but COVID-19 put a damper on those plans. Now the company has launched the revamped model. The Flat Track 125’s engine was adjusted to meet the emissions …

Everything You Loved About Vanderhall, But Offroad The three-wheeled vehicle seller Vanderhall has a new 200,000 square foot expansion for production, and the company will use some of that space to make a new vehicle called the Vanderhall Navarro. It’s a four-wheeled electric offroad machine.  There’s always an argument about three-wheelers with steering wheels really …

Get a Good Deal on a Good Jacket This Week For many of us, riding season is still going strong, and that means if you haven’t upgraded this season, you could probably use some new motorcycle gear. Also, if you’re riding season is already done, then you should be looking for good deals for next …

No Trellis Frame? The Ducati Monster has become an iconic motorcycle. The bike is known for its overall shape and its trellis frame. There’s a new Monster 821 in the works, but surprisingly it appears to be lacking the trellis frame.  According to Motorcycle News, there were some spy shots that showed an alloy frame, …

COVID-19 Strikes Again The 79th Daytona 200 presented by Comoto has officially been canceled for 2020. The reason? The COVID-19 pandemic. The event was originally postponed from its original date of March 14. It was supposed to occur on October 17th, but now, the announcement has come through and the event is canceled.  “The DAYTONA …

A Big Bike for a Big Market The Indian market is dominated by smaller displacement bikes, but the Triumph Rocket 3 GT is not a small-displacement machine, and Triumph just launched it in India.  The bike was known to be going to India and other markets around the world, The Rocket 3 R hit the …

For Its Electric Scooter Vespa’s Elettrica is the company’s electric scooter and recently it received an honorable mention in the 2020 Compasso d’Oro design awards. The prestigious awards started in 1954 and continue to be an important recognition for design projects that are Italian-made.  Only 18 products made the cut. The Vespa was the only …

Get Ready for It The Bimota Tesi H2 is now up for reservations. However, only 250 units are currently available for preorders. These bikes are available to only European buyers at this time. That said, the bike will become available to other markets at a later date. The price for this high-performance sportbike is €64,000 …

A Motorcycling Great Passes Ralph Hudson crashed at Bonneville on August 14. On September 7, the Southern California Timing Association posted to its FaceBook Page that Hudson had succumbed to the injuries he suffered and passed away.  He was a man who loved speed. Hudson was one of the first to do a speed run …

Regaining First Place for the Company There were two racers on motorcycles from Indian at the Springfield Mile doubleheader, a part of the 2020 American Flat Track racing. Privateer Sammy Halbert secured his first win on an FTR750 race bike, of which the FTR 1200 is the closest street bike Indian sells. Then there was …

For the Twin-Cylinder Category Andrea Rossi was able to pilot the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro to victory in the Twin-Cylinder category of the Transanatolia Rally. Overall, Rossi finished ninth. For those who don’t know the Transanatolia Rally is a Turkish race that’s one of the most grueling rally-raid events in the world. The route takes …

Get Your 450 SMR in 2021 After a seven-year hiatus, KTM will bring the 450 SMR back to North America for the 2021 model year. The bike is based on the championship-winning KTM 450 SX-F motorcycle. This new bike gets premium Supermoto-specific parts and high-end finishes. It is ready to race from the showroom floor. …

How Bad Are the Numbers? The scientific community warned us that large gatherings—like the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—could be super spreader events of the COVID-19 virus. According to a new study by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, more than 250,000 cases of COVID-19 can be connected to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. That not only puts …

Keep the Good Sales Rolling There was a 31.2 percent boost in two-wheeled vehicle sales in August in the UK according to MoreBikes. This follows strong sales in June and July, which I previously reported on. The boost in sales for August suggests that the sales surges of June and July are part of a …

Manufactured in China KTM and CFMoto are working together on some new motorcycles that will be manufactured in China. At a recent investor presentation, it was revealed that the range of 750cc motorcycles will be a part of a “massive increase in cooperation level” with CFMoto, according to Motorcycle.com. The bikes that will be produced …

A Partner for its Asia Pacific Hub Harley-Davidson is going through a massive restructuring, and the motorcycle company is going to look a lot different in the coming years. Part of that restructuring is to use Thailand as its main hub for the Asia Pacific markets, according to Economic Times Auto. To help make this …

Making Getting an Energica Easier Energica Motor Company signed an agreement with FreedomRoad Financial to offer loans to customers through the electric motorcycle manufacturer’s U.S. dealer network. This will greatly help the dealers because the availability of financing is extremely important. According to a press release from Energica shared on Motorcycle.com, around 65 percent of …

Up to 50% Off There are plenty of killer Labor Day deals going on right now, and you should make a point of checking them out before they’re gone. Revzilla has a long list of items on sale right now for Labor Day, but one that caught my eye was the Bull-it jeans discounts. The …

A New Burgman Sometimes I think India gets all the good bikes. A case in point is the new Suzuki Burgman. While the Suzuki Burgman 125 has been a popular bike in the Indian market for a while now, there’s a new Blue Edition, according to Hindustan Times Auto. The bike gets a blue color …

Some Good News Only a truly evil person would steal someone’s motorcycle, but it does happen. Thankfully, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, motorcycle theft is actually at an all-time low. The bureau reported that in 2019 a total of 40,380 motorcycles were stolen. This is down considerably from 46,467 in 2016. That’s some …

A Better Electric Scoot The future is likely electric, or at least that’s what the Germany based scooter company Kumpan is hoping. The company just released two new versions of its electric scooter. In the company’s 54i range, it now has a 54 Impulse and the 54 Ignite. Both utilize a similar design to the …

A Long Ride for Any Bike The Harley-Davidson LiveWire is a polarizing motorcycle. People seem to either love it or hate it. No matter how you feel about it, you have to admit that Harley put a lot of time and effort into it. There is a relatively small community of riders who love their …

A Killer Sportbike Honda teased some images of the 2021 CBR600RR not long ago, but now the bike has been officially revealed. The bike is similar to the outgoing model but heavily revised. This should make it better and more extreme than before. The bike has a 599cc inline four-cylinder engine that is placed in …