Retro Styled We’ve been pretty impressed with the last few Nexx helmets we’ve reviewed, so it’s cool to see the company come out with a new lid. This one is called the X.G10 Saloon Jet Helmet and it offers unique retro styling with some modern flair. Nexx previously sold the NEXX X.G10 helmet, but this …

The Snell Foundation is a non-profit organization that creates standards for helmets for vehicular activities including motorcycling. My colleagues Jim and Cameron went to the Snell Foundation’s headquarters last year to see exactly how the professionals there do their testing and create the standards that have a major impact on the motorcycle industry and the …

Finding a Good Home Most of us in the motorcycle world know the names Zack Courts and Ari Henning. They’re the two long-time journalists at Motorcyclist Magazine, who have entertained and informed us for years now. After a short time with MotorTrend, the duo and Spenser Robert—the man behind the scenes who makes the camera …

A New Development for This Upcoming Model Recently, I posted about the new 2021 Honda CRF450R that is supposed to be coming out very soon. The bike was spotted in design filings in a few different markets outside of the U.S., including Japan and New Zealand. One of the things I missed in that design …

It Looks Good Out There Aston Martin isn’t a company that you usually associate with motorcycles, but Aston and Brough Superior teamed up a while back to build the AMB 001, a limited-production track-only motorcycle. The bike looked fantastic when revealed, and now we’re getting our first look at it testing at a racetrack. The …

It’s About the Pensions So, the verdict is in on the Norton pensions scheme that Norton’s ex-CEO Stuart Garner was the trustee of. The Pensions Ombudsman ruled he was ‘dishonest’ and because of this dishonesty, he will have to pay back £14 million (roughly $17 million), according to Visordown. There was an investigation into the pensions …

Smart, Modular, and Affordable Sena helmets are pretty well-known as the helmets that come equipped with Sena Bluetooth communication units installed right on them. Sena had several variations of its full-face helmets, and a couple of iterations of open face helmets, but now it has a modular option. The modular helmet is called the Outrush …

A New Distributor Could Mean a New Era for MV Agusta In the past, MV Agusta has used the distribution partner Kinetic to get its bikes distributed in India. Recently, there have been rumors that the companies would break ties. In a new video, the CEO of MV Agusta Timur Sardarov confirmed these rumors while answering …

A New Tenere 700 Already In North America, we’re just not getting our dirty little hands on the Yamaha Tenere 700 that was available already in markets outside of our immediate area. We were jealous, but we have it now. However, Yamaha is already making new version of the Tenere 700. It recently revealed the …

Keep Your Bum the Right Temperature Are you sick of a sweaty butt while you ride? Maybe you have the opposite issue and your buns get frozen. Well, whatever the case, Indian has a solution for you. The company sent us a press release about its new ClimaCommand Classic Seat. This seat is heated and …

A Beautiful Scrambler The Ducati Style Center and the Scuderia Club Italia teamed up to make the new Ducati Scrambler 1100 Club Italia. The bike will be a limited series, and not many will be made. According to Motociclismo, the bike will be sold exclusively to members of the club. Scuderia Club Italia is a …

Some Harley-ish Style Bullit doesn’t sell motorcycles here in the U.S., but I sure wish they did. The company makes classic-looking bikes that are really cool and affordably priced. The latest from the business is the V-Bob 250 cruiser. The bike looks like a Harley knock-off, but a good one. Honestly, it’s the kind of …

Part of the Zongshen and Piaggio Partnership What you see here is the Aprilia Pagani 150 Cafe Racer, and it’s a cool little motorcycle from the Italian company. Well, it’s sort of from the Italian company. See, this comes by way of China. Piaggio partnered with Zongshen a while back and this is one of …

See the Icons in the Flesh Yesterday, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, in Ohio has reopened and is ready for visitors to come in and see all that it has to offer. This is the first time since the Coronavirus outbreak that the museum has reopened to visitors.  Of course, the staff will be …

Get Up to 46 Percent Off I try my best to keep an eye on the gear deals that go out, and this week, the brand Klim has some fantastic offerings at Revzilla. This means you can get up to 46 percent off some of the best motorcycle gear out there. Klim makes great stuff, …

Stay Dry, Stay Compact Having a good dry bag can be a necessity when you’re riding long distances and through inclement weather. It will keep your stuff good and dry and keep you happy when you get to your destination. However, some dry bags are bulky. Vanucci compression dry bags are here to solve that …

It’s BS6 Compliant Honda teased a new Grazia 125 scooter recently, according to BikeWale, and I have to say it looks pretty darned cool. I’m an unabashed fan of scooters (especially 125cc ones), and I’d love to see the new Honda Grazia reach North America, though I think that could be unlikely. Anyway, the riders …

A Three-Layer Jacket Spidi recently emailed us about its unique Step-In Armor technology for its latest gear, including the Mission-T H2Out Jacket. The technology is supposed to make the gear highly customizable for whatever conditions you end up riding in. The Mission-T H2Out Jacket is a perfect example. It’s a three-layer jacket that can be …

A Change Overdue The high-end motorcycle company Confederate Motorcycles has decided to make a much-needed name change. The company will from this time forward be known as Combat Motors. The CEO, Ernest Lee, of the company sent me a press release that was posted to the website about the name change. In that press release, …

Lots of New Stuff There’s a new 2021 Honda CRF450R off-road bike coming soon, and the design filings were recently spotted by Motorcycle.com. The publication noted that there are design filings in Laos, Japan, and New Zealand right now (the Japanese ones haven’t been made public yet). Motorcycle.com says these are for the production model …

Two Iconic Events Pushed Out As the year wears on, more and more motorcycle events get canned or pushed out due to Coronavirus. The latest to succumb to COVID-19’s effects is the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival. According to MoreBikes, the two events usually take place in July and September, but this …

The Tuono 660 Looks Like It Is Coming Aprilia showcased the RS 660 and Tuono 660 at the same time when they were concept bikes at EICMA this past year. The RS 660 got the green light pretty much right away in terms of becoming a production motorcycle. Now it seems the Tuono 660 will …

That Can’t Be a Good Sign It’s no secret that Harley-Davidson is struggling to make things work right now. The company recently filed for a new line of credit and it’s had a quarter after quarter of sales declines. I recently learned of some more bad news: as of June 22, 2020, Harley-Davidson will no …

They’ve Joined Forces Thanks to a new distribution deal with Parts Canada, Cardo Systems products will now be more easily available. Parts Canada will offer all of the Cardo’s Bluetooth motorcycle communications equipment through the distributor, helping the customers who want Cardo’s products more easily get them. James Danyluk, president of Parts Canada expressed his …

A New Small GSX-S300 Haojue is Suzuki’s partner in China and it just launched a new DR300 in its home market. Now the rumor is that Suzuki will take this Haojue DR300 and turn it into a new GSX-S300. The Indian publication Gaadi Waadi reported that this rumor has some merit. Suzuki needs a new …

“New” Old Cylinder Heads The legendary Kawasaki Z1, KZ900, and KZ1000 motorcycles remain loved and admired by many riders. The bikes are now reaching their 50, year anniversary. Finding parts for these bikes has proved difficult in some cases. So, Kawasaki decided to reproduce cylinder heads for the Z1, KZ900, and KZ1000. The original part …

Producing the Dream Ducati has now started production for the Superleggera V4. The first model came off the production line of the Borgo Panigale plant. Ducati will make 500 units of this limited-production motorcycle. The bike will be the only motorcycle in the world approved for road use with a carbon fiber frame, swingarm, and …

A New Way To Get Around on a Triumph Electric motorcycles are going to become more prevalent with major manufacturers, but before we see those, many seem to be turning to e-bikes, as in bicycles. Triumph recently revealed its first e-bike ever, the Trekker GT. This marks the first of what could be a new …

Another Event Canceled Today, the Koelnmesse and the German Motorcycle Industry Association announced Intermot is canceled. The organizers stated that manufacturers and others in the industry are struggling now due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and it wouldn’t be right to ask them to put money and resources towards the event. “An …

An Update to a Popular Style Scorpion has updated the Covert X (shown above) and Covert EVO (shown below) helmets for 2020. The helmets get new and even more aggressive styling for 2020. The unique construction of these helmets is the same. This means you can wear the helmet in a kind of full-face mode, …

A New Hypermotard Ducati revealed the Hypermotard 950 RVE the other day with its special “Graffiti” livery inspired by street art. The bike is based on the Hypermotard 950 Concept that was presented in 2019 at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The bike will sit between the Hypermotard 950 and the Hypermotard 950 SP …

Weird Looking, Questionable Origins There are many electric motorcycle companies out there right now, and we’re only going to be seeing more of them in the future. Urbet is one of them. The company makes electric scooters and the Ego is its motorcycle. Oddly enough, RideApart points out that the bike looks almost exactly like …

A New Design Lead for MV Agusta I would argue that MV Agusta makes some of the most beautiful motorcycles on sale today. That is due in large part to Adrian Morton, the British designer that held the Design Director role at the company for the last 20 years, according to Omnimoto. He was a …

A Little Delay The Sidi Atojo SR motorcycle boots are for dirt riders and were developed to give the rider excellent motorcycle control. The boots have a lighter upper but still offer ankle protection and replaceable parts, if needed. These boots are the next step for Sidi and offer a lot. Recently we received an …

To Cope With Challenges Harley-Davidson is a massive company and a lot of its assets are tied up. This means there might not be as much liquidity as the business would always like to have. To combat this issue, Harley recently took steps to get $350 million 364-day credit facility, according to an 8-K filing …

For the 29th Time Many of you have already left for your morning commute, but if you haven’t, make sure to head out on two wheels. Today, June 15th is Ride to Work Day. This annual event is designed to promote commuting on two wheels.  It doesn’t matter what kind of two-wheeled machine you have …

Blacked-out Bonnies The Triumph Bonneville is a fantastic classic-looking motorcycle that’s popular around the world. Triumph has some Bonneville T100 and T120 Black special edition motorcycles, and the company launched the new editions of the bikes in India. The T100 Black takes the standard Bonnie and blacks out the exhaust system and puts black on …

One of the Few Events Happening? A while back I reported that the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was expected to continue business as usual despite the Coronavirus and all the concerns surrounding it. At that time the event was still several months out, and I expected Sturgis to update things as needed. Well, according to …

A Scooter and Accessories Vespa and Christian Dior were founded in the same year. The two brands have become exceptionally important in their respective industries, and now they collaborated on the Vespa 946 Christian Dior scooter.  The Vespa 946 features a monohull construction with graphic lines that pay tribute to both brands’ rich histories. The …

Know What You’re Getting Pirelli announced the new “Try Before You Buy” program. It’s dedicated to giving track day riders and racers firsthand experience with some of the brand’s high-performance track tires. Riders and racers can test out the latest offerings from Pirelli before purchasing. Participants in the program will have the option to buy …