From Old to Young What do you do when your customer base gets too old to continue using your products? You target their grandchildren, of course. At least that’s what Harley-Davidson is doing. In the company’s quest to do a Benjamin Button-type turnaround with its customer base, it has purchased the electric stability-bike company StaCyc.  …

Now Slightly More Enticing When the Harley-Davidson LiveWire debuted, the bike was hit hard by consumers and media for not being good enough and for being way too expensive. We joined in on this dog pile. The bike simply didn’t appear to offer enough to be a competitive bike. Well, Harley has made some updates …

Bad Name, Cool Idea Most people remember Buell. The company went limp in 2009 and has existed only to produce racing bikes recently. Now it’s back in the saddle thanks to a partnership with Sauber Motorsport to start making electric bikes. With Buell’s success in the two-wheeled world and Sauber Motorsports success in Formula E, …

For a More Visceral Touring Experience Harley-Davidson’s big dresser motorcycles are what many people think of when they think of the brand and for good reason. Harley sells a lot of these big bikes. What if you wanted one of them without all the luxurious features and amenities on it? Well, you used to not …

75,000 Miles and Counting There are plenty of concerns with battery electric motorcycles. Range is probably the number one, but high on the list is the concern that batteries don’t last forever, and they’re expensive to replace. Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer Tacita sought to show its batteries are designed for longevity. As a battery goes …

We all know motorcycling is inherently dangerous. That’s part of the experience and honestly part of the fun. That doesn’t change the fact that none of us want to experience an accident or injury while riding. Luckily, safety is very much on the minds of everyone in the industry. We recently noticed a gear and …

Words Matter, But Does Reality? First off, the headline of this article is nothing more than a big name drop. With that said, there are some good names in there. Coach, the high-end retailer of men and women’s fashion items, employed superstar actor Michael B. Jordan and famous director Spike Lee to put together a …

The Bike That Changed the World There are many motorcycles that have had an impact on the world, but the Honda CB750 four-cylinder is probably one of the most influential motorcycles to date. Honda recognized this and the fact that this year marks the bike’s 50th anniversary. The company built a cool-looking tribute bike.  The …

No Word on the U.S. Yet The Yamaha Tenere 700 is a highly anticipated adventure touring motorcycle, and its set to debut in Europe in 2019. Yamaha recently released pricing information for the European-spec bike. According to ADV Pulse, the bike will cost €9,299 which equates to about $10,600. The lucky European riders will get …

Pedals and Electric Power The idea of the moped has been around for a long time. Basically, it’s a bike somewhere between a motorcycle and bicycle with both pedals and another form of power. In the past, it’d been a small internal combustion engine, but now we’re seeing electric versions. We reported on the Onyx …

Meet the Doctor and Learn If you’ve always wanted to visit the Circuit of the Americas and see some awesome Moto GP action and maybe meet the Doctor himself Valentino Rossi, then you need to enter this contest. If you enter, you have a chance to win a trip to Austin, Texas, to partake in …

Thank Goodness This Will Come Stateside Moto Guzzi has a new 2020 V7 III Racer Limited Edition. This model will be exclusive to the North American market. Moto Guzzi doesn’t say how many versions of the bike it will bring to the U.S. but Cycle News speculates somewhere between 250 to 300. I’d have to …

Please Let This be the Mid-Size Sport Tourer We Deserve In a recent BMW brochure for 2019 models, there was a mention of an F 850 RS sport touring machine. It would seem that BMW will expand its use of the 850 engine to other models. MoreBikes spotted the text in the brochure and that …

It’s the Ultra-Premium Machine for the Ultimate Tour Indian Motorcycle is known for its big baggers and touring machines. Now the company has a new limited-edition Roadmaster Elite that tops the rest of the lineup with special features and updated look. The model takes the regular Roadmaster up a notch thanks to selectable ride modes, …

Beautifully Shot, Beautiful Nature The Youtube channel Stories of Bike shoots some of the most gorgeous videos of riders and their motorcycles. Instead of focusing on the machine specifically, like a lot of channels do, the videos focus on the actual story of the rider, where they ride, what they ride, and above all why …

It Seems Multiple Locations Want the Race Not long ago there was a rumor about the Dakar race leaving South America and going back to Africa. The race originated there, but it left the continent in 2009 due to security concerns. Now, it seems Saudi Arabia would like to host the race. According to RideApart, …

It’s an Impressive-Looking Bike The electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero has finally released the details of its new SR/F electric motorcycle. The company spent the last couple of months teasing little tidbits of information about its bike, and now with all of the stats in, we can say things look pretty good.  The Zero SR/F looks …

A Build-Off for Charity Indian Motorcycle and Motorcycle Missions have teamed up to put together a motorcycle therapy bike build off. The two teams participating come from Texas. One is from Dallas and the other from Austin. Veterans and first responders fill both teams. The proceeds from the build off will go to Motorcycle Missions. …

Reducing Response Time to Motorcycle Accidents We all know motorcycling is a dangerous activity. It’s a necessary evil and one that we can work towards reducing. Technology may be part of the answer, and the new device called RideSafe can help. After a crash occurs it can take some time before anyone alerts the authorities. …

Carbon Fiber Galore Carbon fiber is used on a wide variety of motorsports applications to make things lighter weight and improve performance. Ilmberger Carbon has been producing motorcycle carbon fiber parts for decades. The company started in Germany in 1990 by motorcycle racer Julius Ilmberger. It puts out some seriously impressive stuff. One of the …

Strikes Make It Difficult to Meet Demand Royal Enfield seems to be doing a lot right with the type of motorcycles it builds. However, the company may have some issues internally. According to RideApart, Royal Enfield production workers are on strike, and this is the second time in the last few months this has happened.  …

A One Piece Designed for Touring and Commuting I’ve actually never owned a one-piece rider suit, but I definitely see the appeal for touring and commuting applications. One-piece suits make a lot of sense for both types of riders, and now KLIM has a suit designed for both. The KLIM Hardanger is the latest offering, …

Let the Smart Helmet Revolution Begin We recently reported on the Australian company Forcite and its smart helmet. Now we get the news that Jarvish has secured more than enough funding for its smart helmet and added a Tron version. The company managed to raise over $420,000 on Kickstarter and managed to raise $440,000 on Indigogo. …

Six Companies, One Mission According to a new press release, Honda, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Indian, Kawasaki, and Yamaha decided to team up to make a safety Justice League of sorts. The companies started the Safer Motorcycling Research Consortium, which was recently officially designated as a non-profit in Washington D.C. The point of the consortium is …

Does DOT Really Mean Anything? A lot of people know that the Department of Transportation certification for motorcycle helmets isn’t very good. There’s a lot of problems with it, including the fact that testing was based on data from people in automobile accidents, the testing methods are out of date, and that helmet manufacturers get …

More Hybrid Bikes Are Coming If you thought motorcycles were safe from hybrid technology, you were wrong. A new patent filing by BMW spotted by the two-wheeled sleuths at Motorcycle.com revealed the company might be working on a hybrid boxer engine for a motorcycle. Judging by the patent drawings it’s a bit of a stretch. …

An Extra Set of Eyes for Safety Cameras and sensors for safety purposes are commonplace on cars these days, and now that technology will begin to become commonplace on motorcycles. MoreBikes noticed some new patents from Honda that put stereoscopic cameras into the fairing of the Gold Wing. What does this mean? Well, those cameras would …

Sticking With the Trends We just reported on the fact that Suzuki filed a patent for a cafe racer, and now it seems that Honda could be working on a similar motorcycle. According to the Japanese publication Young Machine, Honda will consider bringing back the GB series of bikes in the form of a modern …

Patent Suggests Maybe Suzuki recently filed a patent application for a new cafe racer bike that would be a nice addition to its lineup. The bike, if built, would likely fit in with some of the other retro-styled motorcycles, including the VanVan 200 and the TU250X. Although, it appears that this bike would have higher …

The Electrified Future Is Now Don’t be fooled by the unassuming plug in the wall, electric motorcycles are the silent but deadly bikes of the future. Like Great White Sharks, the electric two-wheelers are lurking in the dark water ready to take down their louder and more conventional internal combustion brethren. Here are the six …

Battery Technology Isn’t Quite There Yet The future is electric. That’s what Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali said at a University of Bologna event not too long ago. In an interview with Motorcycle.com, Domenicali clarified his remarks. He said that he still believes in what he said, but that the electric future may still be a little ways …

The Smart Helmets Are Coming Smart helmets are the next big thing in motorcycle gear. While there a few different companies, such as Shoei, working on the technology, there are also smaller players like the Australian company Forcite. That company just received some new funding that will ensure it hits its set 2019 delivery date.  According …

Rage Silently on Your Commute There’s a definite electric motorcycle revolution occurring in the motorcycle industry. One of the latest entrants is NXT with its commuter bike called Rage. That’s a pretty extreme name for what is bound to be quite a quiet electric bike. Of course, NXT is hoping to make some serious noise …

Get Your Fix of Beautiful Customs Custom motorcycles are intoxicatingly beautiful works of art that also happen to provide some of the most fun you can have on two wheels. Now there’s a feature film called Oil In The Blood. The film premiered at the One Moto Show in Portland, Oregon, earlier this month. You can check out …

The First Photo Looks Good Lightning Motorcycle’s new Strike bike is set to be fully revealed in March. Until then, the company has to keep the attention of the media and interested prospective customers. Hence the latest teaser image. In the first photo of the Lightning Motorcycles’ Strike, you can see the bike’s electric motor.  …

New Patent Drawings Reveal Progress It would seem that Kawasaki has an electric motorcycle it’s working on. Visordown nabbed some patent drawings that show how the bike is progressing. In short, Kawasaki’s getting closer. There are two drawings that show some interesting things about the bike. The first shows a mostly complete motorcycle, or rather …

16 Years and Counting Get ready for an adventure. KTM set the dates for its U.S. Adventure Rider Rally and the Canadian rally. The motorcycle company has hosted this event for 15 years, and it does so at various locations around the world. The 2019 rally will take place in Breckenridge, Colorado. If you don’t have …

Another Player to the EV Market Add Druid Motorcycles to the list of companies that make electric bikes. Well, Druid makes an electric bike and a hybrid one. Other than some seriously obnoxious branding and the fact that the company is way too proud of its name, I’m pretty pumped about these bikes. There are …

Test Aprilia Motorcycles On the Track Get ready for some fun. Aprilia is now offering what it’s calling Aprilia Racer Days. Basically, it’s seven track-day events where enthusiasts can come out and ride the latest Aprilia bikes in the environment they were built for. Aprilia says it wants to offer an experience with no stop …

Get Ready for Harley’s Next Efforts Harley-Davidson needs to innovate to change its fortune. Currently, the motorcycle manufacturer isn’t doing so hot. It hopes that new bikes will entice a whole new group of buyers. Recently, filings with the European Union Intellectual Property Office showed details about three of the company’s upcoming bikes.  The Streetfighter, Custom 1250, …