Keeping Riders Busy Roland Sands Design (RSD) is known for its killer gear, but the company also makes fantastic custom parts for riders. The company now is holding The Corona Virus Bike Build Off to help keep you from getting too bored while you’re in quarantine. RSD has discounted its parts at 19 percent across …

Following Harley’s Example Just like other motorcycle manufacturers around the world, American ones are now shutting down. Harley-Davidson shut down about a week ago and now Indian has followed suit. According to RideApart, Polaris, the company that owns Indian Motorcycle, confirmed it will temporarily shut down two oversea facilities and five U.S.-based facilities. This includes …

An Industry Veteran Tucker Powersports named Marc McAllister as the President and CEO on March 24. McAllister replaces Sebastian Bretschneider, who recently left the company. McAllister is a motorcycle industry veteran and has held a variety of roles at Harley-Davidson over a time span of 24 years. He started in product design and supply chain …

Tighter Italian Regulations The Coronavirus is still wreaking havoc in Italy more than many other places. The news coming out of the country doesn’t sound good, and the government has reacted to try to help mitigate the issues brought up by the virus. The new regulations imposed on March 22 will force the few remaining …

Seeking Justice The Pensions Regulator in the UK is now investigating Stuart Garner about what has been called a “pension liberations scam,” by UK Member of Parliament Stephen Timms. The question was brought up of why the Pensions Regulator hadn’t investigated the Norton Motorcycles’ CEO and the situation regarding the dispute about pensions. According to …

He Also Won the Dakar Rally Ricky Brabec is killing it right now. Recently, he rode his Monster Energy Honda Team CRF450 to a win at the 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally, according to CycleNews. He was able to edge out second-place rider, Skyler Howes, in a close battle. For those unfamiliar with the race, The …

In Response to COVID-19 One of the most famous car and bike events in the world will be moved to October 16 of this year. The Concourso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este was supposed to take place on May 22 to 24 at Lake Como, Italy, but due to the Coronavirus, the event organizers decided it needed …

Addressing COVID-19 The Coronavirus has hit many industries hard. Several motorcycle manufacturers have shut down facilities in Europe, but now the outbreak will impact several manufacturers in India. Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, and Royal Enfield will all be temporarily suspending production, according to RideApart. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India announced it would shut down four plants …

A Cub for the Trails I’ve reported on the 2021 Honda CT125 that has been in the works a few times now. Honda made the bike official. The motorcycle gets a new name, too. It’s called the CT125 Hunter Cub. It has only been announced for the Japanese market at this time, but I would …

Ready to Go Emissions standards are tightening across the globe. In India, motorcycle manufacturers are updating for the BS6 standard. Benelli is the latest company to update its productions and the Benelli Imperiale 400 recently got its update. Not long before the update, Benelli hiked the price up by Rs 20,000 (around $265).  That might …

The Maxi-Scooter for Long Distances Maxi-scooters are ready for more than just city streets. While most people think of smaller, city-bound machines when they think of scooters, there are larger machines built for touring, and the 2020 Honda Forza 300 is just that. Honda revealed a new version of its Forza 300 recently and the …

Electrifying Rwanda’s Moto Taxis The startup company in Rwanda called Ampersand focuses on pioneering electric motorcycles in the country and that region of the continent. The company has been retrofitting electric motors onto the frames of gasoline-powered motorcycles. These electric motorcycles are actually better for the riders who use them for motorcycle taxis and delivery …

Hear from Ducati Engineers and Technicians Ducati sent out a press release that let us know on Wednesday 25 at 5:30 pm UK time that the company will host a live stream with their engineers, designers, and technicians. The folks on the live stream are the people behind the new Streetfighter V4. This live stream …

A Bicycle, Moped, and Motorcycle Cleveland CycleWerks (CCW) had a full event planned for its new Falcon electric bike, but due to the Coronavirus, the company decided to do a reveal on Facebook live. Scott Colosimo, the CEO of CCW, sat down with Zach and Evan to discuss the bike. The three of them are …

The Paired Back Version of the Big Cruiser Some new spy shots of the BMW R18 cruiser have surfaced. The motorcycle is set to debut in April 18. These new shots show the big cruiser in what looks the be a bit more of a paired back and more finished form than other spy shots. …

Yes, the 12 World Trials Championship Rider Riders for Health couriers use motorcycles to get much-needed healthcare to remote areas of southern Africa. In order to do that, they need to be able to ride the stink out of their little Suzuki DR200 motorcycles. According to Motorcycle News, Doug Lampkin is in Lesotho training these …

Following in the Footsteps of Others The COVID-19 outbreak is having serious impacts on companies across the globe. BMW has now joined the ever-growing number of motorcycle manufacturers who have announced a suspension of production. Not long ago KTM, Husqvarna, and GasGas suspended production as did Ducati and several other motorcycle-related companies. BMW announced on …

Make Your Harley Stand Out If there’s one thing that Harley guys like to do it’s to customize their bikes to make them more enjoyable and stand out from the crowd. Harley-Davidson knows this and because of that, it has decided to put out a slew of new parts in 2020 for customizing all sorts …

More Extensive Testing Is a Good Thing The ECE 22-05 testing that is in place for helmets in European countries has been in place for two decades now. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has a new testing procedure that it will put out. It’s called ECE 22-06. This upgrade to the testing …

Can’t Make Stuff Without Raw Materials According to a recent release from Motonation that was sent to us, Sidi’s factory and offices are shut down. Coronavirus is the root cause, but the facilities have experienced no cases of the illness. The reason for the shut down is that there are disruptions with the delivery of …

Torture Test for Quality I reported a while back on the YouTuber that bought the most expensive street-legal motorcycle he could find on Amazon. It was a sportbike of an unclear brand with a Lifan engine that he paid about $2,500 for. While the motorcycle seemed like not such a bad buy at first, he …

Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show’s Winner Game Over Cycles makes some of the most impressive custom motorcycles out there. At the recent Daytona Bike Week, the builder won the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show award in the Over 1000cc Custom category for its custom Harley. The bike that won is called the New York – …

A New Mystery Model From RE Royal Enfield will reveal a new model in April, and that model has been called the J1D. It will certainly get another name, but it’s unclear what that name will be. The company has trademarked the names Flying Flea and Roadster, so it could be one of those, but …

A Handy Camera The startup company Revan wants to make riding your motorcycle safer. It has a fancy new camera for your helmet that attached to the top of your helmet is includes a front-facing camera and a rear-facing camera. There’s also a battery pack that mounts at the back of the helmet and a …

Watch and Listen The Kawasaki ZX-25R is a new model from the company, and it’s one of the most interesting. The bike is a 250cc sportbike but it’s a four-cylinder inline engine. The tiny four pot’s cylinders get 62.5cc of displacement each. That’s like four little scooter engines working together. Yes, please. The motorcycle engine …

Coronavirus Strikes Again! You can just expect that pretty much any motorcycle event coming up will be postponed or canceled due to the Coronavirus. Now The Quail Motorcycle Gathering in California has been rescheduled for May 15 of 2021. Bumping the event to next year is really the smartest move because nobody knows what will …

Scrambling to a Win Ducati’s Scrambler Desert Sled is a killer bike, even off-road. This was put on display at the Mint 400 in the Hooligan Open Class. Ducati partnered with Fasthouse to make this happen. The bikes were ridden by Jordan Graham and Ricky Diaz. There was a third Ducati Scrambler in the race …

More Shutdowns Yamaha is far from the first company to shut down production facilities in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, but it likely won’t be the last. According to MoreBikes, the company has suspended production at two of its facilities. The first is in Italy and the second is in France. Production at the …

Reorganizing Production Lines Things are getting serious with Coronavirus now. Several brands have shut down facilities, races have been canceled, and now Ducati has announced it will shut its production facilities until March 25 for about a week to implement safety measures. The company noted that all support services will remain in action. The company …

Only the Second Time in History The Isle of Man government officially canceled the Isle of Man TT race due to the COVID-9 virus concern. The event was scheduled for May 30 to June 13. It will not happen. This is only the second time in the race’s history that it has been canceled. “The …

Up to 40 Percent Off Icon’s gear is some of my favorites out there when it comes to style. Sometimes it’s a bit too loud in terms of colors and designs, but often the company gets things right. Every week, I go through the deals out there and pull my favorites. This week, I noticed …

Stupid Power The Suzuki Hayabusa is known for being a super-fast machine, and one that some love and others don’t. The motorcycle you see above is one that’s hard not to like. It’s a World Land Speed Record holder. It was engineered by Mick Ellis of BDR Performance and it is for sale, according to …

Fixing Some Minor Issues The Honda Gold Wing is one of the best motorcycles ever made, and the most modern iteration of the bike is the best it has ever been with more technology and creature comforts than ever before. It’s a killer touring bike with a top-notch infotainment system. The infotainment system and GPS …

COVID-19 Shutting Things Down The motorcycle industry is just as susceptible to global crises as any other industry. According to RideApart, KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas, and Moto Morini all suspended production recently due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has taken the world by storm. The number of cases of the virus has only increased in recent …

Small and Ready to Zoom About The company Super Soco has a new electric bike called the TSx that takes a different route than most of the other new electric bikes out there. This machine is designed as a beginner model. It’s the equivalent to a 50cc motorcycle, according to Electric Motorcycles News and targeted …

The 125 We All Need Honda’s Mini-Moto lineup is getting pretty awesome. The company has the Grom, Monkey, Super Cub and now the CT125. The company showed off a concept of the bike not long ago, and now Motorcycle.com has spotted some design filings that show the production version of the motorcycle. As expected, it …

Looks Finished If you’re anxiously awaiting the new V4 Multistrada from Ducati, then I have good news! Sorry, it’s not quite ready yet, but the bike was spotted out testing, according to MoreBikes. The motorcycle honestly looks more or less finished. The bike that was spotted was wearing a camo wrap to hide the specifics, …

A New Modular From Shark Shark makes some top-quality modular helmets. They’re quite unique, too. The chin bar flips up and all the way out of the way to the back of the helmet, allowing you to easily wear the helmet as an open face lid if you’d like. The company recently added a new …

Whiskey and Bikes Indian Motorcycle announced its fifth collaboration motorcycle with the whiskey maker Jack Daniels. The company will reveal a new limited-edition motorcycle at the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. It is unclear exactly what the new bike will be but some teaser images released by the company showcase some specifics. The …

LR Stands for Long Range Dual-sport machines aren’t usually equipped with huge gas tanks and many guys take these bikes way off into the wilderness. Range anxiety can be a factor. Husqvarna is aware of this and has now released a long-range 701 Enduro. The LR version of the bike gets a bigger gas tank …