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 …

It All Starts in July COVID-19 threw a wrench in MotoGP and other sports calendars, but now MotoGP has a schedule and plans to resume racing. The revised schedule will start on July 19, 2020. There are 13 confirmed races and four more pending.  Moto2 and Moto3 competed in Qatar in March, but that was …

Spool Up! Turbocharging has been a method for car companies to reach emissions standards for a while now. That technique seems to now be making its way into motorcycles. According to a report from Motorcycle News, Yamaha is looking to turbocharger its range of motorcycles in the future. Meeting emissions seems to be the reason …

Tour France with Michelin The Michelin tire company also runs some fantastic tours in France, and its motorcycle touring guide series is now looking for riders to explore France by motorcycle from July to September 2020 and document the experience. The publish date for the documented tour is March 2021. The goal of this initiative …

Getting The Feeling of an Internal Combustion Engine Electric bikes offer a different experience than an internal combustion engine motorcycle does. 2electron, which came to be from the automotive technology company Zener, just put out the Emula Concept motorcycle. The goal is the make an electric feel like a gas-powered motorcycle. The technology is called …

A Surprising Result for KTM In a recent interview with Le Repaire des Motards, Pierer Mobility Group’s CEO Stefan Pierer said that KTM reacted early on to the pandemic and actually has not seen much of an issue with its sales since reopening. He said that his company has actually hired more people since the …

Speedy and With Good Range Electric bicycle manufacturer Delfast has a new bike called the Top 3.0, but it’s not really much of a bicycle. It’s really more of an electric motorcycle. The bicycle company has created an electric bike that challenged or bests many of the electric motorcycles out there. The new Top 3.0 …

More Three-Wheelers for Yamaha The Yamaha Niken is a funky machine, but now it seems that the company has another three-wheeled tilting trike in the works. Cycle World reported on some new patent documents that show a three-wheeled derivative of the TMAX 650.  This new design will kick the Niken’s front suspension setup to the …

Kawasaki’s Electric Bike Project Continues Kawasaki has teased the EV Endeavor project several times now, but this is the 10th time, according to Motorcycle News. The company put out a 20-second teaser video on its YouTube channel showing the bike in action and without all its body panels on it. When it’s all wrapped up, …

It’s Only for Some Bikes Anyone who owns an iPhone and a Brutale 1000 Serie Oro, Brutale 1000 RR, Superveloce 800 Serie Oro, or a Superveloce 800 can use MV Agusta’s new app. Other bikes and android users are excluded at this time. The app works with the new 5.5-inch TFT screen. Right now, that …

Two Different Tires, Two Different Purposes Dunlop announced that it’s introducing two new sets of tires. These tires are at different ends of the spectrum but both for adventure touring machines. The first is the Trailmax Mission. It’s designed for serious off-roading. The second is the SportSmart TT Trail. It’s a high-performance option for on-road …

Production at Multiple Motorcycle Plants Disrupted Honda’s global operations and network got hit with a cyber attack. Asphalt & Rubber was the first publication I noticed to share the story. From there, Honda confirmed it on its social media saying “a cyber-attack has taken place on the Honda network.”  In response to this attack, Hona …

A Cool New Modular Option When I think HJC, I don’t usually think of a retro style. The company makes some of the best helmets out there, but they’re not usually chasing after that look of yesteryear. However, this new V90 modular helmet does that a little bit. It’s not on the same level as …

Bringing Back the 1980s Motorcycle A new rumor is circulating that Yamaha is working on a new FZ750 motorcycle that could be based on the current MT-09. The rumor comes out of the Japanese publication Young Machine. While it’s just a rumor right now, it would make sense. Suzuki’s Katana has been well received, so …

A Motorcycle Stands Alone Harley-Davidson may have a solution to the issue of motorcycle weight. According to some patents that were recently spotted by Cycle World, the company is working on a self-balancing system for its motorcycles. This makes sense. While Harley generally does a fantastic job of keeping the weight low and manageable, there’s …

The Next Super Adventure KTM appears to be out testing its new 1290 Super Adventure motorcycle. The bike was recently spotted. Images of it were shared by Motorcycle News. The bike was initially expected in 2019, but that obviously didn’t happen. Now it seems the company is on track to move forward with the project. …

Keep Your Cool With These Sales Summer is here. You know what that means, right? It’s time to have a good jacket is made of mesh and designed to move as much air as possible around your body. I know there are a lot of guys that choose to ride with just a t-shirt in …

Small and Ready to Go The funky little supermoto you see here is the Nito N4. The bike was revealed at EICMA last year, but somehow it slipped by me. Asphalt & Rubber recently brought the bike up and it’s a killer little machine. The electric motorcycle has supermoto style in a small 125cc comparable …

Coming Out of Brazil The Brazilian electric motorcycle company Voltz Motors could announce a new model soon. According to The Pack, the company has a smart electric motorcycle in the works. The bike looks to be a naked sportbike or sport-touring machine.  According to an unnamed source, “It will be a smart electric motorcycle due …

Alpha Taper 2 Muffler Yoshimura announced that it has a new Alpha Taper 2 (AT2) muffler for the 2020 KTM 890 Duke R. The company moved fast to get this product out, and now owners of the new KTM can make it sound as good as it looks. The new AT2 muffler is called the …

Have an extra $76,000 Around? Norton might be having some troubles, but the company’s bikes are still coveted and demand a high price. Case in point is this Norton Domiracer that’s up for sale at We Sell Classic Bikes. The motorcycle is listed for $76,000. The bike is number 46 of only 50 ever made. …

Retro Style, Modern Propulsion Do you want an electric scooter, but don’t want something that looks like it’s out of a sci-fi film? The Kumpan 54 Inspire and 54 Iconic might be perfect for you. The German company recently released these two new electric scooters, according to Motorrad. The Kumpan 54 Inspire is the company’s …

One More Year MV Agusta motorcycles announced a new extended warranty program. If you purchase a new motorcycle from an official MV Agusta dealer you’ll get four years of warranty coverage, according to RideApart. This is one more year than usual. This is a deal only for June as of right now, so if that’s …

Getting Emergency Personnel There Sooner Having an ambulance show up soon after an accident happens is extremely important. If you’re riding alone it can sometimes be hard to call. Bosch created a system called Help Connect that will automatically call emergency services for you.  Help Connect uses an “intelligent crash algorithm installed in the vehicle’s …

Cool Electric Motorbikes I’m not sure how you’d classify the Super73-R and RX. They’re a full-on mix of motorcycle and bicycle. They bring to mind the old Tomos LX mopeds, but with electric power. The Orange County-based company is now delivering these sweet electric motorbikes to customers.  The R and RX models will be shipped …

You a Fan of Cal Crutchlow? If you like MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow, then you’ll be happy about HJC’s new helmets with Crutchlow replica graphics for 2020. The graphics will appear on the RPHA-11 Pro helmet. There are three separate new graphics designs in addition to the standard Crutchlow replica lid. The new designs are …

Comoto: Revzilla, Cycle Gear, J&P Cycles If you want to raise money for the National Motorcycle Safety Fund, The Kurt Caselli Foundation, and the Motorcycle Relief Project, you should participate in Comoto’s The Ride is Calling Charity Ride. This fundraiser has a goal of raising $100,000 to support these motorcycle organizations, which support motorcycle riders …

Is It a Copy? Honda and Hero have been linked up in the past, but now they’re on separate sides of a recently filed lawsuit. According to The Economic Times, Honda believes Hero Electric’s new Dash scooter infringes upon the registered design of the Honda Moove scooter that Honda sold in Thailand.  There are issues …

A New Bike Each Quarter Royal Enfield’s current sales numbers don’t look great, but the company has decided to push forward and continue to put out new designs. Recently, in an interview with Car and Bike, CEO Vinod Dasari said the company wants to release a new motorcycle every quarter for the next few years. …

Arranged in a Boxer Fashion Soriano Motori is an Italian motorcycle company, and it now hs its first electric motorcycle. The bike features two electric motors that are situated in a boxer orientation. The unveiling will happen at EICMA 2020, but since that’s still a ways off, some details are coming out now, including the …

Getting Better-ish Royal Enfield didn’t have a super great May in terms of sales numbers in its home market. It actually saw a 69 percent decrease year-over-year in India and sold only 18,429 bikes. According to RideApart, the sales numbers are still way better than April’s. In April in India, Royal Enfield only sold 91 …

Playing it Safe In the UK, the International Stafford Classic Motorcycle Show is an important show, but it is being postponed due to COVID-19. The new date for the show is in October. It will be from October 10 and October 11, 2020. The bike show will join the sister event, the Carole Nash Classic …

Only One Will Be Made Based on the 208 hp MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR, the beautiful Brutale 1000 RR Blue & White ML is an ultra-limited-edition bike, meaning the company will build only one example. What makes this bike special is the livery. It harkens back to older MV Agusta motorcycles. Otherwise, the bike …

A World Champion Racer You’ll find few men as impressive as the MotoGP legend Carlo Ubbiali. He won nine World Championships. He passed away at the age of 90 from respiratory problems, according to Motociclismo. Born in 1929, Ubbiali was a much-loved Italian racer and is often remembered for his track battles with Tarquinio Provini. …

It’s Clear Why Ducati hosted a Custom Rumble competition, and recently over 70 motorcycles were entered from dealerships around the world, according to Motorcycle News. Ducati allowed a public vote to narrow the entries down to five bikes and the winner was selected by a panel of judges that included many influential members of the …

A Beautiful Paintjob Bullit Motorcycles is based overseas, but I sure wish the company would start sending bikes to North America. I would buy one. To be specific, I would buy the new black and gold version of the Hero 125 the company just revealed. Motorcycle News recently posted an article about the new version …