To the Top of the World Dutch adventure motorcyclist Sjaak Lucassen will take the trip of a lifetime on one of the fastest sportbikes out there. He’ll ride his modified Yamaha YZF-R1 to the North Pole from Anchorage, Alaska. Over the course of the trip, Lucassen will cover 3,000 miles over hundreds of miles of …

The Perfect Trailhopper Honda has a new CT 125. It’s essentially the Super Cub built for the trail and looks like the CT’s of old. It’s a bike that a lot of people are extremely excited for, myself included. The motorcycle will hit showrooms in Asia first, and then it will come to other areas …

Take in an Eyeful of Awesome Bikes Google Maps is pretty cool. Much of the world can be seen via the Street View mode. This gives you a clear look at a specific place like you were there. Most of the time you can’t actually go inside places in this mode, but you can check …

It Is Coming Soon The KTM 390 Adventure is one of the bikes that a lot of people are excited about. The motorcycle offers adventure capability in a smaller, more easily manageable package unlike many other options out there. Right now the bike is not yet available, but that will change come May.  KTM North …

Race Some Mini Bikes? Yes, Please I’ve raced mini bikes but not in really well-organized competition. I would love to take things to the next level (a couple levels up?) and race in the MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul. The race organizers opened up entries to the race at $175 for Saturday with the option …

Gain New Knowledge and Brush Up On What You’ve Already Learned The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) doesn’t just want you to sit around on your backside while styling home. The organization has opened up free digital learning courses so that riders can become better and more knowledgable two-wheelers. “The MSF has a wide variety of …

29 Formal Offers Were Received It’s no secret that Norton Motorcycles has money issues. The company owes millions of dollars to various creditors. It essentially went bankrupt and now UK administrators are helping the company through that process. It is quite likely that the company will be bought by either another company or a single …

A New Electric Scooter Age Could Dawn KTM and Bajaj have a partnership and a big focus of that partnership will be electric bikes. Now, new info has come out that says electric scooters will be a major focus for the future of the companies. In a report from the Pierer Mobility Group, the company …

Is It Really Surprising? Motorcycle sales had been slowing down, and then the Coronavirus pandemic hit, and they really took a nosedive. According to news reports, India, the world’s biggest motorcycle market has seen some serious drops. Some as high as 62 percent, according to The Hindu Business Line. Hero MotoCorp was down 43 percent, …

Can’t Wait? Do you know what you need in this time of crisis? A Polaris Slingshot, or at least that’s what the company wants you to buy. It has made it easier to purchase the Slingshot of your dreams, too. Polaris added online ordering and home delivery service so that you didn’t have to wait …

For Streetbikes Aerodynamics is one area of motorcycle design that is getting a fair amount of attention lately. The focus in on reducing drag and increasing downforce, especially for sportbikes and track-focused motorcycles. Wings on the front of the bike are usually the first go-to, but Honda is doing things differently. The company recently filed …

A Super Unique Engine Design There’s a unique Vincent-HRD 998cc Series-A that will go up for auction in August. The motorcycle was a factory demonstrator and a road test machine in 1938 and 1955. It recorded over 100 mph at Brooklands in 1938. According to Bonhams, the bike could be the last machine to leave …

Keeping Busy During COVID-19 With a large portion of the world’s population working from home and generally staying at home, we’re all trying to find ways to stay sane. For us motorcyclists, it’s even tougher. All we want to do is go out and ride as the weather warms up. Richard Hammond is no exception. …

A Large Displacement Rebel The Honda Rebel is a fan favorite of new riders and folks who like lower displacement machines, but now Honda will build an 1100 version of the motorcycle. This larger-displacement machine will take the Rebel platform to all-new levels to challenge the other high-displacement cruisers out there. Honda’s new Rebel will …

Some Good Comm Deals Every week I go through the deals that are out there on motorcycle gear and I pull the best ones. This week, Revzilla reached out via email the discuss the deal it had on the Sena 20S EVO Bluetooth Headset, which is profiled below. That got me wondering what other deals …

Wild Looking The Italian motorcycle builder Vyrus has a new bike and it’s wild. The Vyrus Aylen 988 features a 1,298 L-twin engine from a Ducati Panigale. Pair that with some wild styling and Vyrus’ trademark front end design and you have a futuristic motorcycle that looks somewhat like the Bimota Tesi H2.  The bike …

An Interesting French Company Eccity Motorcycles is a French company that makes electric motorcycles and scooters. The company’s machines are generally categorized as 50cc or 125cc equivalent machines. The company wants to get more folks out on electric scooters. To do this, it’s not only selling the scooters but it’s also built an extensive network …

Some New Patents Suggest It Honda’s Gold Wing has a sophisticated suspension setup, and according to some new patent info showcased by RideApart, that system could be used on other motorcycles. The system uses a double-wishbone design as opposed to more traditional telescoping forks.  The use of a double-wishbone suspension setup allows for the wheel …

Not Due to COVID-19 Ace Motorcycles is a British-owned company that sells Chinese-made motorcycles. The motorcycle company has stopped selling bikes in The Philippines. While many companies are ceasing operations due to COVID-19, Ace cited government corruption as the main reason the company will be shutting down, according to Top Gear Philippines. “We have had …

2020 Is A Great Year for Ducati Motorcycles Ducati has been killing it lately. The company ended the 2019 year on a high note, and it’s 2020 lineup looks equally impressive. Even more so, if I’m being honest. The company keeps adding the kind of bikes that folks want to buy and ride, and that’s …

Indian’s Lineup Gets Better in 2020 Indian Motorcycle has been putting out very good stuff lately. While not nearly as much of a juggernaut as Harley-Davidson, the company has waded into the American cruiser market and not looked back. It now has a great lineup and continues to expand. 2020 Should be a good year …

Link Up Those Brakes If you don’t have linked braking on your motorcycle you’re just out of luck, right? Wrong. Now there’s BrakeBuTT. This new invention is on Kickstarter right now and it’s a system that will add linked braking to almost any motorcycle. It can be installed pretty easily and doesn’t require you to …

Bikes and Beards Keeps the Amazon Purchases Going I shared with you all the previous videos of the guys at the YouTube channel Bikes and Beards beating the crap out of motorcycles purchased on Amazon. Well, the Amazon bike buying continues. This time, they buy the most expensive and least expensive 125cc Chinese-made dirt bikes …

Someone Will Buy Norton Eventually The tragic story of Norton Motorcycles and all of the people wrapped up in the company’s issues has been a focal point of motorcycle news for a while now. The company appears to have been horribly mismanaged and has entered administration as of January. Not surprisingly, interested buyers are taking …

Can’t Wait for Your New Indian? Do you want to buy a new Indian during this pandemic? If so, but you still want to abide by the guidelines of social distancing, then Indian has a solution for you. It’s called the Click.Deliver.Ride program. With this new program, you can now buy an Indian motorcycle from …

Running on a Frozen Siberian Lake I reported a while back on the fact that Indian Motorcycle took its bike that was created in collaboration with Workhorse Speed Shop called Appaloosa to the Baikal Mile Ice Speed Festival. The event took place from February 27 to March 1. Indian now has footage of the motorcycle …

A Pretty Big Move I’m a fan of Roland Sands Design gear. The company has a stylish approach to making everything it does. Not every single one of its products are absolutely amazing, but there’s no denying that many of the products it’s involved with are top-notch. That’s why I found it interesting to learn …

Making the CBR1000RR-R Have More Arrghhh! So, you can’t even buy a Honda CBR1000RR-R yet, but the aftermarket exhaust company Akrapovič already has a full racing exhaust for the bike. The Evolution Line Kit is made of titanium and it’s designed specifically for the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade.  The exhaust system isn’t just a simple slip-on …

The Video We All Needed Right Now While you’re all cooped up inside, one of the things that should help is knowing that someday you’ll be able to get back out there on your bike and ride. To indulge in a little ridiculousness this morning, I wanted to show you all a video of a …

Going From Retro Styling to Futuristic The Zillers Garage is a Russian outfit that has created one of the coolest BMW R nineT motorcycles out there. The design studio was going to reveal the motorcycle at the Motovesna Motorcycle Show, but of course, that event was canceled. So, the team showcased it digitally on social …

COVID-19 Can’t Take Down This Russian Motorcycle Company The Russian motorcycle company Ural is best known for its durable sidecar motorcycles and the company is now reacting to the COVID-19 outbreak. The bike maker has been forced to shut down its production facility. Its workers are on paid leave. That said, the parts facility is …

The Meteor is Coming Royal Enfield filed a trademark on the Meteor name back in 2019, and the rumors started swirling. However, not much was known about the possible model. Well, now there’s been a test mule that was spotted with a Meteor 350 side plate spotted in India. According to RideApart, this model will …

The Kalk INK SL Recently, Cake released a new version of its bike that was a little less expensive and still featured good performance. It was called the Kalk INK and it was for off-road riding only. Now the company is offering a street-legal version of that bike called the Kalk INK SL.  This is …

Some Deals Up to and Even Over 50% I missed a couple of times of reporting on the best deals out there, but now I’m back at it and what a week to come back to showcase to all of you the best deals out there at the moment. Revzilla seems to be clearing out …

Two or Four Wheels? For most folks, the only thing that matters about the LiveWire is that it’s electric and too damned expensive. However, there’s no denying that the motorcycle’s performance is pretty good. But how good is it really and how does it compare to the Tesla Model 3 Performance? I’m not going to …

In Response to COVID-19 The Women’s Motorcycle Tours (WMT) announced recently that the Women’s Motorcycle Conference will be held online due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The virtual conference is for all women who ride or are interested in the motorcycle riding lifestyle. The inaugural event is scheduled for April 17 and 18.  The virtual conference …

Biking for the Cause The emergency voluntary service Devon Freewheelers have decided to help NHS workers by collecting COVID-19 test samples from the homes of people in isolation and delivering them to Pathology labs where they can be tested and results determined in as little as three hours. The Devon Freewheelers usually do deliveries like …

COVID-19 Has Caused Major Disruptions Several manufacturers are asking EU authorities to postpone the implementation of Euro 5 emissions standards. The EU has ever-tightening emissions standards, and while this is good for environments, it makes for a notable hurdle for many motorcycle manufacturers. While many were moving forward with plans to updated and innovate so …

A Machine for Quick COVID-19 Testing MV Agusta is working to help Varese community hospitals deal with the Coronavirus. The company donated testing machinery able to process up to 96 swabs in just 30 minutes. The machine is called the QuantStudioTM 5 Real-Time PCR System and is produced by British Thermo Fisher Scientific. It will …

Extra Visibility Shark Helmets wanted to bring a little light into the world with a new version of the SKWAL2. The helmet is now offered in a Matte Grey color with white LED lights on the front and rear of the helmet. The lights on the front of the helmet are at the forehead and …