You Must Wear One I’m all for people making their own decisions, but helmet laws make a lot of sense. They ensure that riders have at least the most basic of protection while riding. Proponents of helmets as optional equipment say the issue is about choice, but health officials and smart riders know how important …

This Rendering Looks Fantastic Ducati’s CEO has said that his company is looking at developing an electric motorcycle, but at the time of that interview, the technology wasn’t quite there. Recently, the company announced it would partner with an electric scooter company to put out a Ducati-branded electric scooter. While it’s kind of a cool …

An Interesting Moped For the Future I’m a big fan of mopeds—those little pedal-internal-combustion-engined bikes that have more or less disappeared from the modern motorcycle industry. I own a 1989 Tomos Golden Bullet. I love the little underpowered thing. It’s perfect for shooting over to a coffee shop or up to the store for a …

Round Two With the Lito Sora Motorcycles is an electric motorcycle startup based in Montreal, Canada. The company released the Lito a few years back with a high price tag and high performance for that time. Now, the company has a new version of its Lito electric bobber that it recently showcased at the 2019 …

Get Ready to Head That Way On May 11 and 12 KTM will hold an opening event for its new KTM Motohall. It will serve as the brand experience for the company. It’s a venue geared not only to motorcycle enthusiasts but the general public, too, with interesting exhibits that will make any and every …

In Some Parts of the World, It Makes Sense Ride-hailing companies like Uber are struggling to make a profit in certain parts of the world, like India. While the company would eventually like to have self-driving cars everywhere, it has to figure something out in the meantime. It seems that a solution could be electric …

Get Ready for More Electric Racing After a horrendous fire destroyed all of the bikes set to race in the MotoE championship, Energica had a pretty big task on its hands. It had to make new Ego Corsa race bikes as quickly as possible to get things back to normal. The MotoE schedule also had …

A Trials Bike You Can Go Anywhere With Chris Northover has ridden motorcycles since he was a kid. He’ll be the first to tell you just how wonderful an internal combustion engine is. He loved motorcycles mostly because he loved gas-powered engines. Now he rides an electric bike. He takes his OSET 24.0 out to …

A Bit Unexpected We’ve reported on the possibility of a Ducati electric motorcycle in the future. Now it seems there will be a Ducati scooter long before there’s a Ducati motorcycle. According to electrek, the company recently signed an agreement with a Chinese scooter company called Vmoto. Vmoto makes electric scooters and the new licensing …

The Company Calls It ‘The Ultimate Motorcycle’ Triumph’s Rocket 3 is something that excites the hell out of me. I like the idea of a big muscle cruiser, especially a special limited-edition one like the TFC that Triumph has built. The company recently posted a video of the bike, unveiling its new beauty flexing in …

Get On Your Bike and Stay Safe Now that May is here and the cold frosty grip of winter has loosed or is in the process of doing so you’re probably ready to dig your bike out of the garage or shed. Good! That’s exactly what I want you to do. As you begin riding …

Not The Best Quality, But That’s the RS 660 Aprilia will come out with the RS 660 in the near future. I reported on this bike in March, and it looks like the company has one out testing. A recent video posted on the Aprilia Cup Facebook Page shows a quick look of the RS …

Safety First Radar and camera safety systems are quickly becoming a topic of discussion and patents for motorcycle riders. This technology has been employed on cars for quite some time now, and it’s making its way to bikes. Most motorcycle companies find ways to put the sensors and cameras on the motorcycle. Honda wants to …

Taking a Supermono Approach Single-cylinder engines have a reputation for being buzzy and full of vibration. Many of them are. One way to smooth out that vibration is to add a counterbalancer. That’s exactly what Ducati did with its supermono engine a while back. According to Cycle World, Suzuki recently patented a similar design.  The …

The Times Are Changing Yamaha is looking towards the electrified future just like every other motorcycle manufacturer. According to Cycle World, the company recently patented some designs for an electric R1. The patents focus mostly on the placement of the charging port for various bikes. One of the bikes is undoubtedly an R1. This isn’t …

An Urban Motorcycle for the Future Erik Buell was the man behind Buell motorcycles, which you probably remember being connected to Harley-Davidson. That venture went south eventually. Now Buell is back with a new company called Fuell. The name may not be very creative, but the Flow electric motorcycle that it’s putting out sure seems …

BMW, Please Make It Naked muscle bikes are something that BMW hasn’t done yet. The company has a new 1,800cc engine coming, and it would be awesome if it put that goodly mill to good use in a BMW muscle bike. A designer named Oberdan Bezzi already created the design for the company. It’s called …

The Three-Wheelers Keep Coming Yamaha seems pretty intent on making leaning trikes a thing. The company recently patented a new one called the 3CT. RideApart spotted the European patent which shows several detailed images as well as some unique information about the bike. The 3CT is more of a scooter than a motorcycle, and broke …

Get Ready to Buy The Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200 is one bike that gets a lot of people excited for the future of the company. That’s why it’s pretty big news that you’ll be able to go into a dealer to see one and purchase one in May. With May literally right around the corner, …

Is This the Indian Raptor? Recent information surfaced about Indian seeking to challenge Harley’s Road Glide with its own liquid-cooled, frame-mounted fairing bagger. I reported on it recently and showed off some of the patent info. Now, according to Motorcycle News, recent images of the bike have surfaced of the bike. One of the images …

The Bleeding Has Slowed Harley-Davidson reported a further decline in sales today for the first quarter of 2019. Despite the drop in the U.S. of 4.2 percent, the decline in Europe of 2.1 percent, and a drop of 6.7 percent worldwide compared to the same time the previous year, some are seeing it as a …

Makes You Want to Buy One, No? Ducati took part in some good old branding masturbation recently on YouTube. The company posted a video simply titled “This is our story” and the video touches on all aspects of the company’s history and even looks to the future. It does it all in under two minutes. …

Electric Cars? Really, Harley Harley-Davidson is really, really serious about getting into the electric vehicle thing. I’ve said before that it seems to have a plan for the electrified future, but maybe I misjudged the scope of that plan. The company is now a sponsor of a Formula E team.  Yep. Open wheel car racing. …

Learn to Love Electrics Do you really like the idea of an electric motorcycle? How do you feel about Italy? So, you like them both, huh? Okay, that’s good because Energica will offer the #MyElectric Academy at the Modena Circuit in Italy. The company is offering a course to riders to learn from some of …

Get Ready to Saddle Up Royal Enfield has two new and very cool models coming, the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. Both are extremely similar bikes. They use the same platform and engine, which is a 648 parallel-twin engine. They have a different aesthetic, though. To help people get excited about the new …

Bad News for Manufacturers and Consumers The most recent tariffs in the trade war between the U.S. and Europe could end up impacting the motorcycle industry. According to CycleNews, the Trump administration proposed $11 billion in EU tariffs. Of the list of products in that proposal, motorcycles and motorcycle parts and accessories are listed. This …

High Demand Is a Good Thing, Right? Jawa Motorcycles might have bitten off more than it can chew. It has two new, super cool retro-inspired motorcycles that hit all the nostalgia points smack on and compete directly with Royal Enfield. I reported on the Jawa’s bikes previously and noted that the company had a backlog …

Update: Readers pointed out some areas of the electric motorcycle market I failed to mention. I’ve updated the article accordingly. This further highlights the fact that electric bikes are a huge deal, and will continue to be as the technology continues to develop. As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve covered a lot of news about electric motorcycles …

Get Yourself Ready For the Power Triumph’s new Rocket III is coming. It’s been spotted before and Triumph gave dealers an inside look at the bike not that long ago. Triumph has also revealed a TFC version of the bike that should be pretty cool. The Triumph Rocket III was recently spotted testing again. Motorcycle …

A Race Like No Other The Isle of Man TT Race is one of the most insane events in the world. Every year thousands of people flock to a small island in the middle of the Irish sea to watch riders shoot down a public road circuit at freakishly high speeds. It’s the stuff of …

This One Looks Interesting and Cool There seem to be many electric motorcycles out there right now, and the ARC Vector hopes to be the best. The company created the Vector design, which is actually a really cool-looking motorcycle. It also managed to snag some money from Jaguar Land Rover’s Venture Capital fund InMotion Ventures. …

Your Scrambler Will Never Have Sounded So Good The Ducati Scrambler is one of those bikes that seemed to scratch people right where they itched. It looks undeniably cool, offers good on-road qualities and some minor off-road game, and even provides a good platform for customization. While you can do just about anything to these …

Adding a good fuel additive can help stabilize fuel and keep your motorcycle’s engine performing at its peak. A good fuel additive should be a part of your regular maintenance no matter where you live, how often, or where you ride. It’s a simple thing to do that can go a long way towards helping …

Anyone Want to Spend Too Much on an Electric Harley? I don’t think the Harley-Davidson LiveWire is worth its asking price of roughly $30,000 ($37,250 in Canada). However, there are likely some folks out there who do think it’s worth it, or maybe they don’t care about the price and just want an electric Harley …

Take It Slow In Unfamiliar Territory There’s nothing better than exploring a new area on a motorcycle. However, when doing so, you need to make sure you ride safe, and that usually means slowing down a little bit. As you can see in the video below, this dirt bike rider didn’t follow this advice and …

Gotta Love His Passion No matter how you feel about Keanu Reeves as an actor, you have to admit Arch Motorcycles, the company he co-founded is pretty awesome. It produces only a couple of different bikes. However, they’re special machines with bespoke components and a lot of things built in-house. Reeves recently did an interview …

Getting Higher Tech The motorcycles of the future will need to be as advanced as the high-tech cars out there to make sure they’re easily spotted on the road by autonomous and semi-autonomous car technology. This means you’re going to start seeing more radar and sensors on motorcycles. According to MoreBikes, Ducati and KTM are …

A 5-Year Deal Harley-Davidson was able to ratify a contract with workers for the next five years. This deal secures a 14 percent raise over the five-year period for the workers in Milwaukee and Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Additional perks for the workers include a signing bonus, two different variable incentive plans, pension upgrades, and a retirement …

Let There Be Torque Honda has an electric dirt bike it’s working on, and now there’s a video of it doing its thing. I reported on the bike a while back. The bike broke cover in prototype form at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. According to RideApart, the bike did a demonstration run at the All …

Get Ready for a War, Harley With all the issues Harley has the last thing it needs is more competition. That’s exactly what Indian Motorcycle is giving the company a new bike that could use the name, Raptor. It will compete with the Harley Road Glide. It will get a new liquid-cooled engine and a …