The Bleeding Has Slowed Harley-Davidson reported a further decline in sales today for the first quarter of 2019. Despite the drop in the U.S. of 4.2 percent, the decline in Europe of 2.1 percent, and a drop of 6.7 percent worldwide compared to the same time the previous year, some are seeing it as a …

Makes You Want to Buy One, No? Ducati took part in some good old branding masturbation recently on YouTube. The company posted a video simply titled “This is our story” and the video touches on all aspects of the company’s history and even looks to the future. It does it all in under two minutes. …

Electric Cars? Really, Harley Harley-Davidson is really, really serious about getting into the electric vehicle thing. I’ve said before that it seems to have a plan for the electrified future, but maybe I misjudged the scope of that plan. The company is now a sponsor of a Formula E team.  Yep. Open wheel car racing. …

Learn to Love Electrics Do you really like the idea of an electric motorcycle? How do you feel about Italy? So, you like them both, huh? Okay, that’s good because Energica will offer the #MyElectric Academy at the Modena Circuit in Italy. The company is offering a course to riders to learn from some of …

Get Ready to Saddle Up Royal Enfield has two new and very cool models coming, the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. Both are extremely similar bikes. They use the same platform and engine, which is a 648 parallel-twin engine. They have a different aesthetic, though. To help people get excited about the new …

Bad News for Manufacturers and Consumers The most recent tariffs in the trade war between the U.S. and Europe could end up impacting the motorcycle industry. According to CycleNews, the Trump administration proposed $11 billion in EU tariffs. Of the list of products in that proposal, motorcycles and motorcycle parts and accessories are listed. This …

High Demand Is a Good Thing, Right? Jawa Motorcycles might have bitten off more than it can chew. It has two new, super cool retro-inspired motorcycles that hit all the nostalgia points smack on and compete directly with Royal Enfield. I reported on the Jawa’s bikes previously and noted that the company had a backlog …

Update: Readers pointed out some areas of the electric motorcycle market I failed to mention. I’ve updated the article accordingly. This further highlights the fact that electric bikes are a huge deal, and will continue to be as the technology continues to develop. As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve covered a lot of news about electric motorcycles …

Get Yourself Ready For the Power Triumph’s new Rocket III is coming. It’s been spotted before and Triumph gave dealers an inside look at the bike not that long ago. Triumph has also revealed a TFC version of the bike that should be pretty cool. The Triumph Rocket III was recently spotted testing again. Motorcycle …

A Race Like No Other The Isle of Man TT Race is one of the most insane events in the world. Every year thousands of people flock to a small island in the middle of the Irish sea to watch riders shoot down a public road circuit at freakishly high speeds. It’s the stuff of …

This One Looks Interesting and Cool There seem to be many electric motorcycles out there right now, and the ARC Vector hopes to be the best. The company created the Vector design, which is actually a really cool-looking motorcycle. It also managed to snag some money from Jaguar Land Rover’s Venture Capital fund InMotion Ventures. …

Your Scrambler Will Never Have Sounded So Good The Ducati Scrambler is one of those bikes that seemed to scratch people right where they itched. It looks undeniably cool, offers good on-road qualities and some minor off-road game, and even provides a good platform for customization. While you can do just about anything to these …

Adding a good fuel additive can help stabilize fuel and keep your motorcycle’s engine performing at its peak. A good fuel additive should be a part of your regular maintenance no matter where you live, how often, or where you ride. It’s a simple thing to do that can go a long way towards helping …

Anyone Want to Spend Too Much on an Electric Harley? I don’t think the Harley-Davidson LiveWire is worth its asking price of roughly $30,000 ($37,250 in Canada). However, there are likely some folks out there who do think it’s worth it, or maybe they don’t care about the price and just want an electric Harley …

Take It Slow In Unfamiliar Territory There’s nothing better than exploring a new area on a motorcycle. However, when doing so, you need to make sure you ride safe, and that usually means slowing down a little bit. As you can see in the video below, this dirt bike rider didn’t follow this advice and …

Gotta Love His Passion No matter how you feel about Keanu Reeves as an actor, you have to admit Arch Motorcycles, the company he co-founded is pretty awesome. It produces only a couple of different bikes. However, they’re special machines with bespoke components and a lot of things built in-house. Reeves recently did an interview …

Getting Higher Tech The motorcycles of the future will need to be as advanced as the high-tech cars out there to make sure they’re easily spotted on the road by autonomous and semi-autonomous car technology. This means you’re going to start seeing more radar and sensors on motorcycles. According to MoreBikes, Ducati and KTM are …

A 5-Year Deal Harley-Davidson was able to ratify a contract with workers for the next five years. This deal secures a 14 percent raise over the five-year period for the workers in Milwaukee and Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Additional perks for the workers include a signing bonus, two different variable incentive plans, pension upgrades, and a retirement …

Let There Be Torque Honda has an electric dirt bike it’s working on, and now there’s a video of it doing its thing. I reported on the bike a while back. The bike broke cover in prototype form at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. According to RideApart, the bike did a demonstration run at the All …

Get Ready for a War, Harley With all the issues Harley has the last thing it needs is more competition. That’s exactly what Indian Motorcycle is giving the company a new bike that could use the name, Raptor. It will compete with the Harley Road Glide. It will get a new liquid-cooled engine and a …

A Big Engine for a Touring Machine There are images of an intricate custom motorcycle being showcased at many different places around the Web. It’s called the Birdcage, and it comes from Revival Cycles custom motorcycle shop in Austin Texas. The first most-notable thing about it is the bike’s frame. it’s an intricately built mass …

Kawasaki Should Call This Ninja Raiden A recent patent popped up that shows a novel idea coming from Kawasaki for an electric Ninja 400. The patent was filed all the way back in 2013, but it just recently got published. While an electric Ninja 400 is cool, what’s most interesting is the swappable battery tech. The …

Fortunately, Nobody Was Injured A fire broke out at the Polaris Industries Spirit Lake facility on April 10. Polaris owns Indian Motorcycle, and the facility is used to build the motorcycles. The fire started in near the paint station in the facility. The building’s sprinkler system took care of the flames near the ground. While …

Some New High-Quality Rubber From Pirelli The Pirelli Angel GT tires were excellent by many accounts, but now Pirelli has the next level. Meet the Angel GT II tires. Pirelli took what worked with the Angel GT tires and improved on the compound of the tire and created a new tread pattern in an effort …

The Bike The World Needs A six-hole engine on a cafe racer sounds pretty sweet to me, and that’s exactly what Honda has in one of its latest patent filings. MoreBikes uncovered the filing and claims the publication knew the bike was coming. It may have known, but I didn’t, so I’m downright giddy about …

Minibike, Super Fast I’m pretty sure Valentino Rossi could make riding a turtle look fast. Everything he does on a motorcycle looks amazing. That’s why watching the multiple world champ take on the track at Galliano Park on a little minibike is so enjoyable. He whips the little motorcycle around like I’ve never seen anyone …

Many Assumed This Was Dead Honda sure is working on a lot of weird motorcycles. Just the other day we shared patent filings for a leaning trike that was powered by the Honda Gold Wing engine, and now it looks like the company has filed patents for a Hydrogen motorcycle. As RideApart points out, this …

Imagine How Cool This Would Be All-wheel drive is commonplace on cars, but it’s far more rare on motorcycles. There are some people out there playing with the idea, and now, Christini has a kit you can buy and bolt on your own KTM bike. The kit is designed for KTM’s adventure bikes and can …

The Prior Denials May Be Untrue There were rumors that the investment group Investcorp, which owns Dainese, wanted to sell its shares. Those rumors were denied, but according to Asphalt and Rubber, the rumors are still swirling. This suggests that there may be some validity to them. The reason the denials didn’t put the rumors …

This Could Move Electric Bikes Forward According to a recent press release, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha are all working together to develop battery swapping technology. It’s a unique consortium that would help drive electric motorcycle proliferation if the companies can come up with solutions that are effective. The goal is to combine forces and …

The Right Man for the Job If you didn’t know, Max Biaggi is a MotoGP racer and ambassador for the company Venturi, which owns Voxan Motors. Voxan Motors builds what it says is the fastest electric motorcycle in the world. The two have teamed up to try to break the electric motorcycle land speed record, …

Could the Niken Have Some Competition? Reverse trikes have been a thing for a while now, but Yamaha’s Niken is a unique one that leans while keeping both front wheels planted on the pavement. By most accounts, it is interesting and actually a very good motorcycle that presents a new option to the market. As …

Motorcycles Aren’t What’s Clogging the Roads New York City traffic can be nightmarish at times. In an effort to combat this and encourage people to take public transit options, New York lawmakers decided it would be smart to add in a toll during the busiest parts of the day. They implemented this law, the first …

To the Middle East The Dakar Rally is one of the most amazing races on earth. For years it was held in Africa, but after threats of terrorism, the race was moved to South America. Now the ASO, which is the organizer behind the Dakar Rally has decided to move the race to Saudi Arabia …

Powering Upcoming Bikes Harley’s new middleweight engine is now officially registered. It’s the engine that will power many Harleys of the future, and now that the European Union Intellectual Property Office officially has it on file, you can really see what it’s all about. Harley’s new engine is a liquid-cooled 60-degree V-Twin that will range …

Expensive and Odd-Looking If you want to pretend you’re in your own sci-fi movie riding an electric motorcycle, and you would like to empty your bank account, then Curtiss Motorcycles has the perfect bike for you. It’s called the Zeus, and the company revealed a cafe-racer looking motorcycle a while back. Now it has a …

An Age-Old Race for a New Bike Electric motorcycles make a lot of sense for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The air is so thin at the top that many internal combustion engines have trouble gulping the air they need. According to RideApart, Zero Motorcycles will compete in the hill climb event with its …

Evoke Could Put Every Other Electric Bike to Shame Harley-Davidson, Zero Motorcycles, and even Lightning Motorcycles should be shaking in their boots. Evoke Motorcycle has a high powered cruiser called the 6061, and it not only can charge up to 80 percent of its battery capacity in just 15 minutes, but it puts out 160 …

And We Assumed the Bike Was Fine If you had your heart set on really beating the crap out of your new KTM 790 Adventure R and were worried the suspension won’t be up to snuff, WP Suspension has the perfect upgrade for you. It’s called the XPLOR PRO, and it takes things up a …

It Looks Like BMW Will Build It Recently some design patents that were filed in Brazil made their way into the public eye, and they look like the BMW 9cento concept but a production version. This sport touring machine doesn’t have a name as yet, but it could very well be F850RS. At least, that’s …