A Day Pack If you’re like me, you enjoy a good day out on the bike, and a relaxing tour on your bike for a day can really do a lot to put you at ease. For those day trips, iXS has a new piece of gear for you the Backpack Day, according to a …

Some Good News The Motorcycle Industry Council held a webinar yesterday and in that webinar, the MIC leadership told attendees that powersports sales managed to stay high despite the fact that COVID-19 has caused all sorts of disruptions. This should come as a surprise to many due to the fact that the economy around the …

The Want Is Strong A while back, Royal Enfield revealed the Concept KX bobber. Never meant to be a production bike, the design was supposed to inspire future machines. It has been a while since that bike was revealed. Now SRK Design has a new rendering that’s Concept KX-inspired. It was showcased on Gaadi Waadi. …

A New Chapter for Norton In a recent interview with Superbike, interim CEO of Norton Motorcycles, John Russell, talked about the future of Norton. While the conversation ranges across many things, there’s one thing that’s certain, Russell wants to make customers happy with Norton again.  One of the first topics that caught my eye is …

IRONe 16 and IRONe 12 Harley-Davidson may have a new corporate strategy moving forward, but it seems it’s not totally letting go of some of the new initiatives it started. Harley just released limited-edition versions of its electric balance bikes for kids. The IRONe 16 and the IRONe 12 Limited Edition come in a unique …

Make the Beast Roar Triumph’s new Rocket 3 power cruiser is an insane machine that puts out high power (more than 71 percent power than its rivals) and high levels of comfort. It’s a much-needed giant step forward from the previous Rocket 3. Despite the new Rocket 3 still being very new, Competition Werks already …

Need an Adventure Machine? The SUVs of the motorcycle world are adventure bikes. They’re the motorcycles that are designed to do anything and pretty much everything. They can take you across the country comfortably, traverse difficult terrain, and they even handle much better than expected on a twisty canyon road.  These motorcycles are the Swiss …

A Supercharged Power Cruiser Kawasaki has the Ninja H2 and the Z H2 now, but it could keep things going with its supercharged powertrains and offer an H2 cruiser. According to Moto Revival, the company is working on a Vulcan H2 that would essentially have the powertrain of the Ninja H2, but stuffed into a …

A Small Commuter? The Indian scooter company Gemopai will release a new electric scooter for the Indian market in June. This scooter is a little different than some of the other options out there. It will be designed specifically for the Indian market and be a low-speed option, according to Express Drives. When I say …

Bang Your Own Gears Without Worrying about the Clutch Honda has experimented quite a lot with semi-automatic and automatic transmissions throughout the years. There’s a semi-auto on some of its Mini Moto models and there’s the DCT set up on some of its larger bikes, like the Africa Twin. The company also had the old …

Polaris Could Have Some Competition The Polaris Slingshot is a unique three-wheeled vehicle, but I’m not sure it really qualifies as a motorcycle. Still, it’s an extreme machine and without a doubt a lot of fun. Now it seems Polaris may have some competition coming from Kawasaki. In a report by Motorcycle.com, patents were revealed …

Update to Regulations A lot of riders utilize GPS systems. Some of those systems have a function that will show you where the speed cameras are. Under updated traffic laws, these speed camera alerts in GPS systems are illegal. According to MoreBikes, TomTom and Garmin sent out notices to their customers to let them know …

Continuing Its Support MV Agusta supported Varese Circolo Hospital when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak in the area. I reported on the company’s efforts to donate testing equipment. Well, now it seems MV Agusta is continuing to support the hospital. Recently the motorcycle company partnered with eXor to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) …

You Can Win a New Harley Jason Momoa is a Harley-Davidson fan, so it makes sense that the two would pair up. Fanatics founder Michael Rubin challenged the company to do an All IN sweepstakes challenge to help make a positive impact during the COVID-19 pandemic and the rough economic period that has resulted from …

Winning a Trademark Battle With a Chinese Scooter Company Vespa is one of the best-known vehicle manufacturers in the world. The company makes scooters and it works hard to keep its brand and its intellectual property safe. Piaggio recently announced it won a EUIPO decision in court against Motolux and Dayi Motor. The Chinese scooter …

Your phone can serve many functions, from being your onboard GPS system and music player to being your emergency communication device in the event of a breakdown or accident. Riding with a phone is smart and safe – always take one with you. With that said, your phone uses power, and keeping it charged is …

Get Your Vintage Trail Bike Now Honda is bringing back the classic trail bike in the new CT125, but the company hasn’t committed to bringing it to North America yet. It likely will eventually, but right now all we can do is sit and wait, right? Wrong. You can get the trail bike you need …

Mecum Indy 200 Auction At the Mecum Indy auction, there will be a collection of 25 motorcycles up for sale. Al Phillips of Chicago will offer his long-time collection at the auction house for its Indianapolis sale on July 12, 2020. If you can’t find something out of this collection that you want to bid …

A Blow to the Motorcycling Community If you haven’t heard of Gaurav Jani, you’ve missed out on some fantastic motorcycle films including Riding Solo to the Top of the World and One Crazy Ride. Gaurav passed away on May 24 due to organ failure due to infection, according to RideApart. For those of you who …

Get Some Excellent Deals Today Revzilla has been discounting older gear for a while now, and that has meant great deals in the past couple of weeks, but on Memorial Day, the company has a long list of fantastic deals. Select items are 50 percent or more off of their original MSRP. That means you …

A Wild Machine The MV Agusta Rush 1000 is a gorgeous motorcycle that you shouldn’t overlook. The bike is based on the concept bike that was revealed at the 2019 Milan Motor Show. Now, that concept bike will begin its production run in June, according to Motociclismo. The company crafted the Rush 1000 using the …

Far From Finished, but Still Cool I reported not long ago about the KB4 retro sportbike that Bimota is working on. There have been renderings and then some blurry teasers. Well, now some spy shots have emerged thanks to the good folks at Motociclismo who appear to have gotten them from the Japanese publication Young …

After Too Long of a Wait Your good rider friends in Europe and the UK have had the Tenere 700 for a while now. Yamaha kept saying it would bring the bike to North America, and now we have a date. The bike will hit the U.S. market in the first week of June. The …

A Sportbike for the Masses The Indian motorcycle company Bajaj will launch the RS400 sportbike in Indonesia this August and then other markets after that. According to Indian Autos Blog, details for the bike at this time are scarce, but the publication does report that the bike will be slightly more relaxed than some other …

Moving Past the Pandemic Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and everything else that’s going on in the world Energica seems to be doing just fine. There was a hiccup with production due to the virus, but it has moved past that and continues to see success. The company recently reported that it was able to increase …

Electric Bike Maker Is Moving Forward Savic has a production version of its C-Series electric motorcycle lineup ready, and it was showcased at the Australian Motorcycle Festival in Wollongong in November 2019. Recently, the company founder Dennis Savic told MotorbikeWriter the company lost investors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he said customer orders continue …

Two New Names Could Mean Two New Bikes Indian’s new models have been pretty impressive and the company is thriving right now. In order to keep this momentum, it will have to put out new bikes, and the company has now filed trademark applications on two new names. The Indian Pursuit and Indian Guardian.  The …

Wisconsin and Pennsylvania Get Rolling Harley-Davidson has been hurting, and the COVID-19 Pandemic didn’t help. There is hope. The company has a new CEO and it now has opened the production facilities in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania on a limited schedule. Obviously, Harley won’t be producing nearly the same number of motorcycles as they did pre-COVID-19, …

Cheaper Prices Coming Out of China Due to the tariff wars that have been going on since 2019, some products coming out of certain countries have gotten more expensive. Motorcycle helmets coming out of China were one of those things. Now the tariffs have changed. The Motorcycle Industry Council worked with the USTR and the …

It’s Nearly Ready A lot of folks are eagerly awaiting the Aprilia RS 660 sportbike. The middleweight sportbike is going to open up a new market for Aprilia, and it should be a very impressive machine when it comes out. Right now the bike isn’t quite ready, but it seems like Aprilia is back at …

Bond, James Bond The 25th James Bond movie, No Time to Die, should come out this year. As with all Bond movies a good amount of attention will be paid to the cars he drives and the motorcycles he rides. While four-wheel vehicles typically have more importance in these movies, motorcycles routinely are an important …

Ready to Go In case you haven’t heard, Ducati is back in action and working to get back to full capacity. Claudio Domenicali, the company’s CEO tweeted that it has been three weeks since the company restarted production and general facility activities, and in that tweet, he also showcased a pre-production Superleggera and said it’s …

Get Your Tour On The Royal Enfield INT650 is a great motorcycle. Jim and I rode one at AIMExpo last year and found it to be a very good bike, especially for the money. It’s not perfect, but it’s a really good all-arounder. It can do city riding and commuting, but it’s also easy to …

From Qianjiang The Benelli SRK 600 hasn’t been unveiled yet by the company, but we all know it’s coming. The current pandemic probably contributed to the absence of a release of this new bike, but it looks like Benelli is moving forward with the motorcycle. Recently images of the bike in production leaked. Italian motorcycle …

Extensions Due to COVID-19 The COVID-9 pandemic has caused all sorts of problems worldwide, and Italy was particularly hit hard by the virus. Now things are slowly returning to normal, but there are still many things that will take some time. In the wake of all this, Piaggio Group—which owns brands like Piaggio, Vespa, and …

One Helmet for Many Situations If you’re looking for one helmet you can use for street, motocross, adventure riding, track riding, then Matrix has an option for you. The company calls it the Matrix Alpha Pro, and the company claims it’s “the ultra modular” helmet. Seeing as how I haven’t seen one of these up …

Another Company Offering Warranty Extensions The other day I reported on the fact that Royal Enfield, Yamaha, and MV Agusta all started offering extensions on their warranties. Now it seems Ural is doing the same for U.S. sales. The company offers a standard two-year warranty, but it will offer a 90-day extension if you bought …

Blame COVID-19 This Wednesday you’ll be able to pre-register for the Americade motorcycle rally. The rally was scheduled for June 2 to 6, but now it has been postponed to July 21 to 25. While not as big or important as Sturgis or Daytona Bike Week, Americade still draws tons of people and it has …

No Need to Visit the Dealer Triumph is now selling gear and clothing online in the U.K. The company just recently launched a new online store. Right now this online store just services the U.K., but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Triumph expand it to other markets.  This is a smart move both because …

There’s Still Some Hope for HD Harley-Davidson is struggling through a very tough time right now. I’ve written about it and so have countless others, but FortNine has done one of the better, in-depth looks at The Motor Company and its predicament. It recently posted a video to its YouTube channel that illustrates Harley’s current …