Don’t Just Park Your Bike Many motorcyclists can’t ride all year. This means you’ll need to put your bike away in storage for at least a few months. As much as you want to keep riding, once the snow flies, you’d better get off of two wheels and start driving your car. You can’t just …

Could This Be the Most Powerful 250cc Motorcycle? I’ve reported on the fact that Kawasaki seemed to be working on a four-cylinder 250cc Ninja. Well, now that is known to be true. The company unveiled the motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show. The bike takes the small Ninja sportbike to whole new levels by offering …

Superbike DNA in a Streetfighter The Ducati Streetfighter V4 is a huge motorcycle for the company. While some folks are excited about the Panigale V2 motorcycle that also debuted, the big one for the Italian company is the Streetfighter V4. The bike is based on the Panigale V4 superbike but this bike is focused on …

V2 Sounds Sexier Than V-Twin Ducati sought to rival the Tokyo Motor Show with its own show revealing a couple of new models. One of them is the hotly anticipated Panigale V2. That bike comes with an all-new engine, an engine many were calling half a V4. It’s a V-twin but Ducati calls it the …

A Naked Supercharged Beast We’ve been reporting on the teasers that Kawasaki has dropped on the new Z H2, but now the company has finally unveiled the motorcycle. The Z H2 is the Z lines new flagship model. It definitely fits in the Z family, but it also has some things on it that are …

Most Powerful in Its Class Indian Motorcycle has revealed its new PowerPlus V-twin engine. The company claims the engine is the most powerful in its class. This engine is a liquid-cooled V-twin with a displacement of 1,769cc. The engine punches out 121 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque. The company said that this new engine …

A High-Speed KTM Is Coming to EICMA It’ll come at EICMA in Milan in November. What is it? The 2020 KTM Super Duke R. The company just recently released a new teaser video of the bike. While it’s not totally clear what all will come on the new Super Duke R, one thing’s for sure: …

The Auction Starts on October 23 American Honda and Iconic Motorbikes teamed up to auction off a pair of rare Honda motorcycles. All of the proceeds will go to help children and teens with brain tumors through the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The motorcycles are a couple of truly exotic machines. They are the 2001 …

Get Those Riding Jeans You’ve Been Wanting Jeans are something that often goes overlooked. A lot of riders get out on their bikes with their regular street jeans. I’ll admit I have done it many times, but we all know that you need more protection than your Levis, which is where these motorcycle riding jeans …

Get Ready for Some Smaller Triumph Models I won’t say the days of large-displacement motorcycles are over, but I will say that more and more people seem interested in middle-displacement and smaller-displacement two-wheeled machines. Maybe its the fact that more folks are looking for commuter machines, maybe they just want something light and fun. Whatever …

A Minor Glitch Only It turns out that Harley’s charging issue with the LiveWire was a very minor one. According to multiple reports, the issue was limited to one single bike. This means that the issue will not impact any other LiveWire motorcycles. It honestly looks like Harley did some rigorous quality control here. “Temporarily …

Alvin Halfaker, the founder of Quiet Ride Helmets, is a man on a mission, a man obsessed by noise, specifically the harmful noise that riders all over the world experience every single time they get on a bike. It’s the wind, the sound of the tires on the pavement, the engine, and the engines and …

This Patent Looks Promising Harley-Davidson’s current lineup is far from the sportbike scene. The company has always had an interesting relationship with sportbikes, and it’s about to get a lot more interesting if recent patent filings are accurate. According to some recent patents that surfaced on the web at various sources, Harley is working on …

Kawasaki Wouldn’t Let This Gem Go When the 2020 bike lineup from Kawasaki came out there were a few holes. One of the bigger ones was the Ninja 1000. Well, Ninja fans, you can now breathe easy. The company recently filed paperwork with CARB that is for a new 2020 Ninja 1000. So, it looks …

The ‘Greatest Show on Sand’ The Moto Beach Classic is a day of exciting motorcycle racing, motorcycle show, stunt show, music, art, and general tomfoolery all held at the Bolsa Chica State Beach in California. This is the third year for the Moto Beach Classic. While I won’t be able to attend (I have a …

50cc Fans Rejoice! Do you like small-displacement machines but still like going fast? Do you like pushing your little bike to the edge? Well, then Nextar Consult, Inc. (NCI) has something for you. It’s a supercharger kit that’s designed for small displacement engines. The NCI kit is a small compressor that increases airflow into the …

Adam Sandoval Rides and Raises Money for Veterans Adam Sandoval is known for his multiple cross country tours on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. His mission has always been to raise money for veterans and he started Scootin’ America to make that dream happen. He now owns his own campground and continues to set records riding. Most …

The 490s are Coming We reported a long while back that KTM was working pretty closely with Bajaj to create more middleweight bikes. Well, now it sounds like that work has paid off. According to MoreBikes, the world could get five new 490cc models soon. How soon? Well, the publication is pointing to EICMA as …

India’s First High-Performance Electric Bike The company Ultraviolette says its F77 is the country’s first high-performance electric motorcycle. My hat’s off to them based just on looks alone. Of course, the image above is a rendering and the images on the company’s website for the model look a little different. Either way, this is a …

Accessories for Luggage and Protection The company Hepco & Becker has added a full-line of accessories to the market for the KTM 790 Adventure. The German company is one of the largest accessories manufacturers out there, and it’s nice to see it releasing a line for the popular adventure bike. Most of the accessories are …

A Middle-Weight Machine from Italy Moto Morini isn’t as well known as it once was, but the motorcycle brand has an important history dating back to 1936. The company is continuing to revamp and that comes with new models at EICMA 2019, according to Motociclismo. It seems the company will reveal a new platform on …

A Charging Issue Today it has come out that Harley-Davidson has suspended production of the LiveWire. The motorcycle has experienced some kind of issue during charging. The issue wasn’t disclosed, but The Wall Street Journal, reported first that it is a charging issue that has halted production. It’s unclear what this means for Harley. The …

Get the Lid You’ve Been Wanting for Less It’s that time of year. When really good sales start to happen left and right. As the riding season winds down for many of us, you’ll be able to find some absolutely lovely deals on select gear. It’s happening at Revzilla right now. The company has discounted …

It Looks Ready to Me, BMW BMW has a new cruiser in the works that is probably its most hotly anticipated bike in a while. It’s likely coming out at EICMA next month. The model was recently spotted being moved around while covered by a tarp, according to MoreBikes. The R18 Concept for those of …

An Exploration of Custom Motorcycle Culture Gareth Maxwell Roberts reached out to me a while back and asked if I’d like to preview his documentary film, Oil in the Blood. I finally got around to viewing the film, and I’m ashamed to say it took me this long to get around to it. The film …

Some News Is Coming I reported on the Finnish electric motorcycle the RMK E2. The bike was shown in prototype form a while back but there hasn’t been much else that has popped up after that initial prototype. The company was taking preorders for $2,300 but then went more or less silent. Well, we now …

Royal Enfield Better Watch Out Honda makes some fantastic motorcycles and specifically the kinds of bikes that sell well in India. The company recently has established a new 15-person executive team to help it gain market share in India. With this new focus on India comes the news that the company will come out with …

Renting a Motorcycle? Rent a Cardo, too Cardo’s Bluetooth headsets are some of the best in the industry. Now you don’t have to own one to use one. If you rent a bike through Hertz Ride—yes, Hertz now rents motorcycles in various areas of the world—you can also rent yourself a Cardo PACKTALK unit, too. …

They Will Be Officially Unveiled in Japan I know scooters aren’t super huge in America but, dang it, I like them. I’m also a pretty big fan of electric bikes, so to see Yamaha has three new electric scooters ready for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in Japan is a good thing. The company has …

How Many Times Can You Tease It, Kawasaki? Kawasaki is on a teasing rampage with this new Z H2 bike. The company has a new Z supercharged motorcycle that is about to come out in case you missed the last two teasers. The third teaser video, which I’ve included below actually shows the motorcycle or …

Your Bike Deserves the Best We will always advocate for riding your bike to your destination, but every once in a while a situation will arise where you’ll need to actually ship your bike from one location to another. Sometimes a friend or fellow rider with a pickup truck or a trailer is all you’ll …

#GetDuked? Yes, Please We’ve been reporting on Kawasaki’s teasers of its upcoming supercharged motorcycle, but now, we get a teaser from KTM for a new Duke. KTM’s teaser went up on YouTube, and it’s a quick one. Showing some stitching together various manufacturing processes. KTM has been spotted testing a new 390 Duke in Germany …

Let Me Guess, Price? Harley-Davidson’s new electric LiveWire was supposed to usher in a new era for Harley. One that wasn’t dominated by sales to older riders. However, so far the folks who are interested in the LiveWire enough to actually buy it are pretty much what you’ve come to expect from Harley—old wealthy guys. …

Smart or More Tech You Don’t Need? I’m going to go with smart. Head-up displays (HUD) are designed to help you keep your eyes on the road, which is why just about every dang smart helmet company wants to come out with a helmet that has a HUD installed on it. I test a lot …

Stay Protected This Fall With fall here now, I really need to insist you buy a new jacket that’s ready for the weather. Fall is my favorite time to ride honestly. The weather is just right for really enjoying a long ride. However, you have to be well-equipped for it. Every week I take a …

Triumph’s New Street Triple RS has Finally Arrived I reported not long ago that Triumph would have a new Street Triple RS on October 7. Well, here it is. The 2020 Street Triple RS is a handsome bike that keeps with the Street Triple styling of old but comes with some seriously important updates to …

Kawasaki’s Getting Weird During a pretty typical interview with the Italian publication Motociclismo, Sergio Vicarelli, the sales and marketing director at Kawasaki, and Giavanni Poli, the technical director at Kawasaki, let slip some pretty big news about future projects Kawasaki is working on. The first was more or less about a removable battery patent that …

Is It Really a Museum? Yamaha has a rich history and the company wants to showcase that history at various spots in Europe. The company has a new museum to help it do that. It officially opened the museum on September 25, 2019. It is called the Yamaha Motor Collection Hall, and it’s the first …

Another Retro Small Displacement Machine Honda has been killing it with the small displacement motorcycles lately, specifically the retro machines. The Monkey and Super Cub hit all the right nostalgia points, and now it seems that Honda will bring back the CT to sit alongside those bikes in its lineup. As Asphalt & Rubber points …

A Good Cause, A Cool Little Bike As many of you know, I’m a sucker for little motorcycles. When I met Tracy and Kellie Schooler of Lil’ Bikes Restoration at a friend’s get together, they had a cool little 1969 Honda Z50A K1 with them. It was painted pink and in immaculate condition. After chatting …