A True Muscle Bike Triumph claimed the new Rocket 3 could do a 0-60 mph run in about three seconds or just under. Well, in recent testing reported on by Motorcycle News, the bike managed to sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in just 2.73 seconds, which is insanely quick. The company recently put …

It’ll Happen in Mendocino, California If you’re looking for some cool ride opportunities and some beginner off-road training, then the Rev’It! Rides Adventure Rally is a good place to go. The rally will take place from Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17. You can camp right at the rally, and canvas tents are supplied …

Next Month it Will Surpass Last Year Electric motorcycles are changing the industry. This has been known for some time, but now it seems that this reality is really taking hold. We’re only a couple of months into 2020, and already, Energica is killing it in terms of sales. The company reported on February 18 …

A Different Kind of Electric Scooter Electric scooters will be an important part of the motorcycle world in the future. They are quickly gaining momentum in certain areas of the world, actually all electric motorcycles are. Now the Swiss company Microlino has a new three-wheeled scooter called the Microlino. The company plans to unveil the …

It’s Looking Good for Piaggio Group In a recent press release by Piaggio Group, it was shown that the company had a very good year in 2019. The company called 2019 “significantly better than the previous year.” That’s not an understatement, according to the company’s reported numbers. The Piaggio Group saw consolidated revenue of 1,521.3 …

A Frozen Lake and a Crazy Motorcycle Indian Motorcycle and Workhorse Speed Shop revealed the new Appaloosa v2.0 at Lake Baikal in Russia. The frozen lake is where the bike will make its ice racing debut. The Baikal Mile is a crazy event held on the surface of the frozen lake. Brice Hennebart sounded pleased …

Tariffs Haven’t Been Good to HD so Far Harley-Davidson has struggled for the last several years, but more recently some of the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have hurt the company’s profits even more. Trump is now trying to change that. He is currently in India discussing a trade agreement with Indian Prime Minister …

Hitting The Flat Track Royal Enfield now wants to be part of the American Flat Track (AFT) racing scene. The company won’t be formally entering the competition but it has worked out a deal with AFT to have its bikes on-site at the racing events, according to RideApart. This gives the company exposure to the …

There’s a Car, Motorcycle, and Boat Section Newsweek and Statistica ranked 2020 best online shops across eight industries and 39 categories. In the Car, Motorcycle and Boat Categories there were some winners that looked familiar and some that didn’t. The publication and company ranked the online shops based on which scored the highest out of …

Stuart Garner Is In Trouble I’ve reported on the downfall of Norton Motorcycles. It sounds like the company was horribly mismanaged and there was some shady dealings going on. The company entered administration and the whole mess is still being sorted out. There’s also a pension issue and lawsuit going on, that has Stuart Garner, …

Black Bat-Cycles In case you hadn’t heard, Robert Pattinson will be the next Batman, and he has been spotted riding a couple of different motorcycles while filming for the role. The first motorcycle is a rat bike that looks a lot like a Honda CB750 (shown below). When riding that bike, he’s not wearing the …

A Basic Softail Not long ago, I reported that Harley-Davidson would put out a Softail Standard based on some new CARB filings, and now the bike is official. The Softail Standard brings the Softail design to the masses for less than other models. It’s an uncomplicated motorcycle that’s ready to roll or ready to be …

Comoto’s First Los Angeles-Based Media Production Team You probably know Ari Henning, Zack Courts and Spenser Robert’s work from Motorcyclist Magazine, MotorTrend, and more. These guys have a long history of working in motorcycle media, and they craft some of the most entertaining content out there. This is a big move for Comoto and its …

Some Excellent Gear for Less A week ago I said that this is one of the best times of year to buy gear because companies are offloading gear to make room for the new stuff. I stand by this, and this week I want to highlight some of my new favorites. I found jackets and …

Another Motorcycle Publisher Fades Out Effective as of February 1, 2020, Lumina Media, the publishing company behind Motorcycle Consumer News and Auto Restorer magazines announced its dissolution. The notice posted to the company’s website doesn’t say why it’s shutting its doors, but it does say the January issue of Motorcycle Consumer News that was distributed …

A First for Triumph Triumph Motorcycles, the venerable British motorcycle company, will move production of all of its volume production models to Thailand, according to Motorcycle News. This is the first time in the company’s long history that it will move all regular production abroad. In the UK, the company will continue to build around …

Touring Through the Austrian and Slovenian Alps The motorcycle touring company Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures LTD has announced a new Austrian and Slovenian Alps tour. The nine-day tour travels through Germany Austria, Italy, and Slovenia. The tour dates are from May 30 to June 8, 2020. If you’re looking for a breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime kind of motorcycle …

Expanding the TKC Line Continental crafted some new TKC 70 Rocks adventure tire for 2020. This continued expansion of the TKC line of adventure motorcycle tires means you have more choice than ever. The important part about these tires is that they should last longer than the venerable TKC 80 tires and are more off-road …

Husky Branded Gear Husqvarna has made some gear in conjunction with REV’IT! that will go along nicely with its street motorcycles. The collection has a bit of everything, so you can wear Husqvarna-branded gear from toe to fingertips. The catalog says that the gear is created for the modern-motorcyclist, whatever that means. I would assume …

A Real Beauty The art of electric motorcycle design is getting better. Just because it’s an electric motorcycle doesn’t mean it has to look weird. Case-in-point is the new Switch Motorcycles eScrambler concept. The bike is a really nice-looking scrambler with some proper knobby tires and a pretty classic-looking design. The bike’s specs are not …

This Is the Version Many People Will Want The Tenere 700 Rally model may come soon. According to Bennetts, the Rally was approved as a standalone model. The publication shows that the regular Tenere 700 is referred to as the XTZ690 and the Rally gets the designation XTZ690D-B. The documents also confirm that the bike …

A Blow to the Motorcycling World Francesco Villa, the co-founder of Moto Villa, has passed away at the age of 87 after a battle with an illness. He was a major motorcycle industry legend. He will be fondly remembered by a massive number of motorcyclists and friends and family around the world. According to Villa …

It Will Come Out in May Pursang is a new electric motorcycle company started by Jim Palau-Ribes. He has two scramblers that are fully electric. The first is the 2020 Pursang E-Track, which will launch in May. The second is the Pursange E-Street, which is still in the works. The company hasn’t set a release …

A Unique E-Bike Recently Tim Crockett, of Within The WIld adventure lodge in Alaska, reached out to me and said that he’s adding e-mountain bikes to the lodge’s list of activities. He pointed to the SEM The Adventure as the bike that he’s going to be using. Tim told me that pedal-assist e-bikes are a …

Spy Shots Reveal the Bike In some recent spy shots showcased by Motorcycle News, what appeared to be a reworked Triumph Tiger 1200 was out testing. The bike looked slimmer, sleeker, and more off-road ready. While the entire bike has been reworked, the publication points to the engine as the biggest change. The motorcycle features …

Ready for Trails and Fun Ubco is a New Zealand company that sells electric motorcycles. The company just released the FXR1 Trail Bike for pre-order. It’s lighter weight, faster, and more of a tear-up-the-trails-and-have-a-good-time bike than anything else the company has put out before. RideApart says the bike weighs 132 pounds. That’s super light. The …

Scootin’ and Adventurin’ The rumor for a while was that Honda will bring its adventure scooter to the U.S. Well, now it has been confirmed. Honda will bring an adventure scooter here, but it won’t be the one that a lot of people thought. The X-ADV 300 is not coming to the U.S. but the …

A Good-Looking Electric Sportbike I reported not long ago about the leak of the Zero SR/S sportbike. That leak proved to be accurate. Zero just officially revealed the motorcycle and ahead of schedule. The bike is a sport-touring machine with a more relaxed riding position than the SR/F that came out last year.  The motorcycle …

The Design District of Dallas, TX Quin Design, the company behind Quin Design Helmets has moved its headquarters to the Design District of Dallas, Texas. The new design facility features over 100,000 square feet of space. This will allow for room for a design studio, prototyping workshop, showroom space, and more. The doors to the …

Kawasaki Is Copying Bimota’s Homework Kawasaki and Bimota are in bed together. This is good news. I just recently reported on the Bimota Tesi H2 and how it’s coming to fruition. Now it seems that Kawasaki is experimenting with a front-end suspension set-up a lot like the one seen on the Tesi H2. In a …

A Simple Solution In an age of technologically advanced solutions for everything, BMW has crafted a unique and simplistic solution to a serious problem—head-on collisions. The company recently patented a new safety idea that was spotted by RideApart. The idea behind the patent is that a wheel out front is smart in that it works …

Another Wild Creation If you’ve heard of the French custom builder Ludovic Lazareth, then you know that his company Lazareth makes some of the wildest machines out there. I’ve reported on some of them, including a flying motorcycle. Most recently, Lazareth released the LM 410. This is a four-wheeled pendulum motorcycle that looks similar to …

An Electric Superbike Built for Racing Students from the University of Warwick are crafting an electric superbike that will be raced at the TT Zero in 2022, according to Motorcycle News. The team behind the bike is called the Warwick Moto team, and it has 40 students from a variety of departments working together. The …

The Doors Are Closed Production stopped at Norton Motorcycles. The company was still technically in operation despite the fact that it had entered administration not long ago. Well, now, according to Leicestershire Live, the factory is no longer in operation and concrete blocks have been placed at the entrances to the bike headquarters in Castle …

Sidecar Motorcycles for the Win Royal Enfield recently posted a video of a team of adventurers going on an expedition across the frozen Mongolian landscape, including the frozen lake of Khovshol. The bikes and sidecars managed to power through the snow for a seriously epic adventure to visit the smallest recognized tribe of people in …

The Upcoming Matrix Is Looking Better Already If there’s one thing that the Matrix did right in my book, it’s that motorcycle chase scene in the second Matrix movie on the interstate with Trinity and the Ducati 996. You can check out that chase scene by clicking here. Well, the new Matrix is in the …

President’s Day Sale and More There are some seriously good deals going on at Revzilla right now. The company has some excellent deals for President’s Day, but this time of year is just a good time to shop for motorcycle gear in general. Why? There are tons of deals as retailers try to offload products …

Another Cruiser in the HD Lineup Harley-Davidson has played the cruiser game for a long time. Some (including myself) would say the company has gone after that market for too long instead of branching out with its lineup. Harley seems to be trying to branch out, but it’s not leaving cruiser motorcycles behind. Harley just …

The Project Is Nearing Completion Bimota and Kawasaki showcased the wild Tesi H2, a supercharges sportbike designed to put to shame most other sportbikes on the road or the racetrack. The project wasn’t in its production form when it was shown off, but I knew it would inch that way. It’s a bonkers machine, and …

Zero’s Latest Looks Pretty Good The new Zero SR/S wasn’t supposed to come out until the 24th. A pretty detailed video of the bike leaked out on YouTube. The motorcycle looks pretty great, and the video showcases specs and performance stats, too. A pretty big whoops, but still a super cool look at the bike …