Is Hybrid a Smart Move? Kawasaki recently patented a design for a hybrid motorcycle, according to Motorcycle.com. This suggests that it’s now only fully electric motorcycles that will be a big part of the motorcycling future. Hybrid motorcycles are something that has been discussed a bit but not something that has really materialized. Most manufacturers …

Here’s Your Chance If you live on the West Coast and have any interest in electric motorcycles or artificial intelligence, then you need to be at the 2019 TechCrunch Sessions in San Jose, California. There Damon Motorcycles will launch its proof of concept Halo bike. The company will be showcasing all that its motorcycle can …

Get Some Quality Dainese Gear for Less Every week, I browse through the deals at our gear partner’s websites and find some good gears or something that stands out to me. This week I noticed the Dainese Legacy Jacket discussed below was 56 percent off at Revzilla. That’s a big drop in price. Additionally, I …

Filling a Hole in the Market to Bolster Sales Royal Enfield has been having good sales for the last several years, but suddenly the company saw a sales slump. That spurred people within the organization to think about expanding the lineup to other areas of the market. The company is looking at building a 250cc …

More Affordable Could Mean More Sales MV Agusta has been in the news off and on lately for its new Superveloce 800 and Brutale models. The company’s motorcycles are beautiful machines, but they’re expensive. That’s a big barrier for ownership for many would-be riders. Now, the company wants to expand and that means selling less-expensive …

A Bike to Celebrate 50 Years It’s been 50 years since the first /5 series. It has also been 50 years since BMW Motorrad started producing motorcycles in Berlin Spandau. To celebrate this, the company decided to put together a new motorcycle. The BMW R nineT /5 is styled with nostalgic charm. It harkens back …

There are Some Notable Changes The KTM Super Duke 1290R in the photo above comes from MoreBikes. The publication has several spy shots of the bike out testing. The motorcycle is currently being tested and will come out in 2020. While many of the lines of the motorcycle have more or less stayed the same, …

How Are You Celebrating the 4th? If you’re like me, you want to celebrate today on two wheels, and that means also having some comfortable gear that can provide you with plenty of protection. Well, our gear partners over at Revzilla and 2Wheel are both offering some pretty good sales for the 4th of July. …

It’s Sad This Is Even Needed Carlin Dunne died competing in the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. He was a legend at the event, having previously won it four times and being the first person to break the 10-minute mark. He was the King of the Mountain, and now with his passing comes the need …

A Jacket Designed for Airflow & Not to be Noticed REV’IT! designed the Tracer Air Overshirt to be a part of its casual workwear collection. This is gear that looks like regular casual clothing and not motorcycle gear. The Tracer Air Overshirt just looks like a simple lightweight jacket, but it has construction and features …

A Better Supermoto The Husqvarna FS 450 Supermoto is the only factory-built supermoto with a single cylinder that’s race ready. This competition bike is a special machine, and Husky decided to take things up a notch for the latest model. The engine remains unchanged the 2020 model year. It’s still the 450cc single that makes …

If You Built It, Enter It Building the motorcycle of your dreams is no easy feat. Tire company Michelin wants to honor your hard work with a friendly, worldwide competition. Dubbed the “Design Your Motorcycle” challenge, the company is encouraging people to submit their bike to their challenge to have it judged by an international …

Sounds Like a Good Name for a Streetfighter We all know Harley is working on new motorcycles. Now we’re getting a little tidbit of information that could show us the future for the company. It recently filed an application for the name “Bareknuckle” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The speculation from Asphalt …

Note: A representative from Messh reached out to provide clarification. The following article has been adjusted for accuracy. Searching Hard for That New Customer Base Harley-Davidson and OA Experiential will work together to collect data on attendees at various events, Harley displays, and other venues to try to better understand the folks at those events …

Some Killer Deals on Excellent Gear Every Monday, I dig through the new sales items online to see what’s out there and at what price. This week, our partners Revzilla and 2Wheel are offering some fantastic gear for significant discounts. Now that the riding season is in full swing many of you are probably realizing …

Some Fakery Here for Nostalgia Sake? The electric motorcycle shift is happening pretty quickly and more big names are getting involved. BMW is one of them, recently revealing the Vision DC Roadster concept. When the motorcycle was shown off by BMW, many said it looked horribly uncomfortable. I thought it looked cool. It’s also an …

Tragedy Strikes This Important Event Carlin Dunne a rider for Ducati at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has died after a crash. Dunne was riding the new Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype. According to The Drive, Dunne was nearing the end of the hill climb course when the crash occurred. Dunne was well-known at the …

He Sounds Pretty Impressed We’ve reported on Ducati’s MIG-RR E-Mtb before. Until Ducati puts out a legitimate electric motorcycle, this is one of the best things you’re going to get. Yes, Ducati has an electric scooter, but this bike is arguably a cooler two-wheeled machine. The bike is a pedal assist, meaning you still have …

Not a Rebadge Job, but Close At this point, most folks have heard that Harley-Davidson will focus on the Chinese market to kick off its quest of growing sales in Asia. To help Harley do that, the company will team up with Qianjiang Motorcycle Company. That company owns the brand Benelli. So, is the new …

Looking for a Quiet Alternative to Your Kid’s 50cc? Husqvarna has officially entered into the electric bike world, but not in the way you probably thought the brand would. The motorcycle is called the Husqvarna EE 5. It’s a five-kilowatt competition machine that Husky says will rival any 50cc out there. This bike is small …

Know Where to Go and When The International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) are a tour of shows that work to bring motorcycling manufacturers and brands together with consumers and other industry professionals. The new schedule was recently set for the shows. There will be a tour of eight different shows in various cities across the USA. …

A Pricey Machine MV Agusta has made headlines recently for its controversial advertising. However, the brand isn’t focused solely on controversial sexy ads. The company is still making awesome-looking Italian motorcycles. The Brutale 1000 Serie Oro is one of them. The bike is essentially a naked superbike. It’s gorgeous and now we have a price …

So Much Sandy Awesomeness The Mexican 1000 Rally is a five-day, 1,347-mile race across the Baja Penninsula. Triumph wanted to have its Scrambler 1200 EX compete in the rally to showcase how good the motorcycle really is at doing off-road stuff. The rider to take on this challenge? Ernie Vigil. The Mexican 1000 Rally is …

Four Pots, 250cc, Plenty to Love The demise of many of 250cc motorcycles from the market has confounded me for a while now. There seems to be plenty of small 125cc machines out there and even more machines with displacements over 300cc, but the 250cc size that served so many riders well has somewhat fallen …

An Electric BMW on the Way? Electric motorcycles are here and the major manufacturers are now starting to take them seriously. We’ve reported on the big Asian manufacturers working on batteries together and various patent applications filed. Now it seems BMW is getting into the electric motorcycle mix. The company just recently released the Vision …

Cover Your Noggin but Feel the Wind on Your Face for Less Every week I take a look at our partner’s websites and pull the deals that catch my eye. This week I was drawn in by the discounts on Revzilla’s website for open face helmets. I’ll recommend a full-face lid over an open face …

Taking Your Mini-Moto to the Next Level Going off-road is as much about the tires you use as it is about the suspension, frame, and engine of your motorcycle. Some good knobby tires can transform motorcycle, and that’s exactly the idea behind the Shinko Tires Mobber Tire. The company recently released the knobby all-terrain rubber. …

The Special Edition Motorcycle You Didn’t Know You Wanted Norton Motorcycles is one of the most iconic brands in the entire industry. Breitling Watches is a fitting counterpoint in the watch and timepiece industry. It makes a lot of sense they would both decide to team up. At an event in New York City, the …

A Look at the Quianjiang Motorcycle Company By now, you’ve probably heard of the partnership between Harley-Davidson and Quianjiang Motorcycle Company. The two companies will team up to produce a 338cc motorcycle for the Chinese market. While Harley needs a small displacement machine, teaming up with a Chinese motorcycle company is an interesting move. Quianjiang …

This Takes Skill and Confidence I’ve known few thrills as satisfying as shooting down a winding wooded trail, jumping over fallen trees, and ducking under branches while riding a quality enduro machine. The video below gives you a pretty clear look at what kind of action I’m talking about. It was posted by the guys …

The Big Four a Gearing Up When Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, and Suzuki get into the electric motorcycle market in a big way, it’s going to change the industry. The companies have already teamed up to standardize swappable batteries. While there are plenty of electric motorcycle startups and other more established companies, the big four entering …

Battery or No Battery? You Decide Hybrid motorcycles are something that hasn’t really happened yet. BMW might be seeking to change that with a new bike. According to MoreBikes, the company recently patented a flexible gas tank. How does that indicate the bike could be a hybrid? Well, the flexible part of the tank would …

Harley Found Its Chinese Partner In an effort to expand its reach in Asia, Harley has decided to team up with the Qianjiang Motorcycle Company, which is owned by Geely—a major Chinese automotive and motorcycle company. Geely has a massive global reach. For example, it owns Volvo. The move isn’t surprising. It was already stated …

Let the Fun Begin Most riders know about Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor’s epic journies in the Long Way Around and Long Way Down. Now the guys are going to work on another journey called Long Way Up. This time, the duo will travel from South America up to the United States. Boorman revealed the news …

A Good-Looking Lineup With the death of the venerable KLR recently, we’d hoped that Kawasaki would have a replacement, and the rumors are that it likely does. However, that bike will not be making it to production for 2020. Kawasaki recently announced all of their dual-purpose and off-road bikes. It’s a good lineup, and we’re …

The Higher You Go, The Bigger the Issue Royal Enfield introduced the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 to great fanfare. People loved the bikes and they continue to love them. However, the motorcycles seem to struggle when you take them up to the super high mountain peaks in India. Riders, influencers, and bloggers …

Recharged and Ready to Go Just about three short months after a catastrophic fire destroyed all the bikes and much of the equipment of MotoE, the racing series is back to testing and on track to complete its revised schedule. According to Visordown, the Energica bikes that make up MotoE are ready to go and …

Quick Specs $209.99 / Intermediate Oval  / 3.81lbs / 1,728g A Modular That’s Heavy on Features, Light on Weight The HJC IS-Max II is the successor to the venerable IS-MAX modular helmet that we reviewed back in 2009. That helmet was a quality one when it came out and has served many riders well. The …

Some Quality Boots at an Excellent Price We’re always on the lookout for good deals, and I noticed that there are some good deals on Alpinestars boots at Revzilla. If you’re looking for some killer boots and only have a little money to spend, I suggest you check out the options from Alpinestars at Revzilla. …

The Best of Both Worlds or Just Weird? Pedal-assist electric bicycles are really cool. I rode one all over Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, one time and had an absolute blast. It made me wonder if I shouldn’t trade in my loud, dirty Tomos moped for cruising over to a coffee shop. However, what ultimately convinced me …