Powering Upcoming Bikes Harley’s new middleweight engine is now officially registered. It’s the engine that will power many Harleys of the future, and now that the European Union Intellectual Property Office officially has it on file, you can really see what it’s all about. Harley’s new engine is a liquid-cooled 60-degree V-Twin that will range …

Expensive and Odd-Looking If you want to pretend you’re in your own sci-fi movie riding an electric motorcycle, and you would like to empty your bank account, then Curtiss Motorcycles has the perfect bike for you. It’s called the Zeus, and the company revealed a cafe-racer looking motorcycle a while back. Now it has a …

An Age-Old Race for a New Bike Electric motorcycles make a lot of sense for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The air is so thin at the top that many internal combustion engines have trouble gulping the air they need. According to RideApart, Zero Motorcycles will compete in the hill climb event with its …

Evoke Could Put Every Other Electric Bike to Shame Harley-Davidson, Zero Motorcycles, and even Lightning Motorcycles should be shaking in their boots. Evoke Motorcycle has a high powered cruiser called the 6061, and it not only can charge up to 80 percent of its battery capacity in just 15 minutes, but it puts out 160 …

And We Assumed the Bike Was Fine If you had your heart set on really beating the crap out of your new KTM 790 Adventure R and were worried the suspension won’t be up to snuff, WP Suspension has the perfect upgrade for you. It’s called the XPLOR PRO, and it takes things up a …

It Looks Like BMW Will Build It Recently some design patents that were filed in Brazil made their way into the public eye, and they look like the BMW 9cento concept but a production version. This sport touring machine doesn’t have a name as yet, but it could very well be F850RS. At least, that’s …

Could This be Yet Another Indian? Indian Motorcycle recently trademarked the name, Indian Challenger. This comes after a few other trademark name filings in recent months. The name Raven and Renegade were trademarked a while back and now it seems the name Challenger will join, making that three names trademarked for the brand.  It’s unclear …

A New Leader for the Company Royal Enfield, which is a port of Eicher Motors, recently announced it has appointed a new CEO. The company’s former CEO, Siddhartha Lal, will still remain on as Managing Director of Eichler Motors. The new CEO is Vinod K. Dasari.  Dasari worked for General Electric in the 1980s and …

No Agreement Yet It would seem that Harley-Davidson has yet another problem on its hands. The workers who build the company’s bikes are now working with an expired contract. The worker’s union contract expired yesterday, and they turned down Harley’s proposed new contract.  At the moment, there isn’t supposed to be a strike. An anonymous …

These Folks Commute on Two Wheels Commuting on a motorcycle is one of the most economical ways to get to work. It doesn’t make sense in all areas of North America at all times of the year, but it’s something I highly encourage more people to do. If you own a motorcycle and the weather’s …

Need to Have the Right Training and Equipment The Harley-Davidson LiveWire will be making its way to customers and that means the dealers that want to sell it must be ready. First off, that means dealers will be adding charging stations. Second, it means that each dealer that wants to sell the LiveWire will have …

It’s Here We reported on the Shoei GT-Air II a while back and now it’s officially coming to dealers in North America. Shoei recently sent us the press materials and announced the arrival of the new GT-Air II to dealers, so now we’re passing that info along to you. As you likely know, the Shoei …

The RS 660 Concept Will to Life Aprilia is known for high-powered sportbikes, and that has always meant a bike with an engine displacement of 900cc or more. Now, it seems the Italian motorcycle manufacturer will bring a middleweight bike to the market. Aprilia will build the RS 660, according to a report form Moto-Station. …

Newer and Better The Yamaha YZF-R1 is a force to be reckoned with in the liter bike category. It has been since the late 1990s. Now that bike may be redesigned to meet new European emissions standards. According to iMotorbike, the R1 doesn’t meet the restrictions for the Euro 5 emissions standards that will take …

Not a Good Sign While many people continue to discuss Harley’s future bikes, the financial folks have projected continued drops in Harley’s stocks. According to Barron’s, RBC Capital Markets analyst Joeseph Spak says retail sales for the company could drop by 10 percent for the quarter. We’ll see if he’s accurate on April 23, when …

It’s Here In All Its Glory Lightning Motorcycles has teased its new Strike for weeks now, and the company finally revealed it. The bike gets three different battery configurations, each with its own range. The first is the Standard Strike and it has a range of 70 miles highway and 100 miles city per charge. …

This Is a Serious Feather in Ducati’s Cap Ducati is no stranger to the prestigious Red Dot Design Awards. It won in the past for the 1199 Panigale and for the XDiavel S. Those awards were in 2013 and 2016 respectively. Now, the company has won again for the Diavel 1260. That should help prove …

A New Schedule Adds Races Following the devastating fire in the paddock that housed all the bikes in Jerez, Spain. Moto E has released a new schedule that actually adds races to the calendar. According to the new schedule, there will be four events and six races held to finish the season. Here’s a look …

It Could Have a Large Selection of Electric Bikes If you thought the future of Harley-Davidson and the motorcycle industry, in general, was all about high-powered electric motorcycles, you were wrong. I see speedy electric motorcycles as part of the HD portfolio for sure, but it will only be one part, and likely not the …

Improve Your Audio Experience Cardo makes some of the best communication systems for motorcyclists. We’ve discussed and reviewed the company’s products in the past. Recently, the company reached out to us to let us know that it opened preorders for the new 45mm Audio Set. Cardo and JBL teamed up to produce what the companies …

A Killer Scrambler-Style Motorcycle We recently reported on the teaser that Royal Enfield sent out. Now, it seems the motorcycle is truly part of the company’s lineup. The company has a 350 and a 500 version of the bike, just like we thought it would. The bike isn’t quite as crazy of a scrambler as …

Another State Does the Right Thing California is still the only state that allows all-out lane splitting, and many people oppose that, but the movement to add lane filtering to more states is growing. In Utah, a recent bill passed that allows lane filtering. This is different than lane splitting but works under some of …

Similar But Not the Same Mugen revealed an updated version of its E.Rex electric dirtbike at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. We reported on the electric superbike Mugen showed off there. We thought it’d be best to highlight the E.Rex, too. The E.Rex appears to share much of its powertrain with the Honda CR Electric that …

More Extreme, More Awesome I kind of can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Aprilia introduced the RSV4. To commemorate the superbike, the company has decided to put out a limited-edition version of the motorcycle that is a truly dominant force. It takes what the RSV4 is and ups the ante. During the 2019 Aprilia …

The Custom Motorcycle Scene Will Never be the Same If there’s one man who has defined the custom motorcycle scene for decades, it was Arlen Ness. Ness passed away on March 22nd. He was 79 years old. He leaves behind a rich legacy and some seriously awesome custom motorcycles. Ness was often called The King …

An Electric Speed Demon Debuts In Japan At the Toko Motorcycle Show, Mugen debuted the latest iteration of its Shinden electric superbike. The company named the bike, now in its eighth version, Mugen Shinden Hachi. The previous version raced at the Isle of Man TT, and this bike will do the same. Mugen hasn’t made …

Could This Change Everything? Honda is a dominant force in the motorcycle world. It’s changed the course of the industry in the past, and now I wonder if they’re about to do it again. Meet the Honda CR Electric prototype. The publication Moto-Station recently shared some images of the bike at a Honda presentation at …

The Consensus Is Pretty Positive Suzuki has revived the Katana name and added it to a new bike that pays homage to the old one in the styling department. It’s a unique blend of modern styling and design with somewhat retro aesthetics. Honda is doing the same thing with its Neo Cafe Racer line, and …

Custom Bikes, Surf Boards, and Bros Deus Ex Machina is a postmodernist, hipster’s wet dream. It’s an awesome custom bike shop, a surf shop, a cafe, a gear and apparel seller, and now it’s put out a film. Based in Los Angles, California, the company made a movie that’s perfectly “on brand,” so to speak. …

The Resurgence of an Icon as an Electric The Triumph Trident was a high-performance model that helped define the company during the late ’60s and early ’70s. The bike is well-loved by those that remember it. Now it seems there could be a new Trident on its way. According to MoreBikes, there’s a rumor going …

ABS and a New Color Are Coming Stateside The Royal Enfield Himalayan is the well-received little adventure bike that I’m super thrilled to see sold in North America. The company decided to make some updates to the North American version of the bike recently. The Himalayan now comes with standard ABS. It also gains a …

By Road or Air La Moto Volante Will Get You There Have you ever been riding along and got stuck behind a lot of traffic? That’s where a flying motorcycle would come in handy. Well, now there’s the Lazareth LMV 496 La Moto Volante, which is “the flying motorcycle” in French. It’s a bike that …

Is There Room in the Lineup? KTM has its new 790 parallel twin engine that it’s putting in bikes. The company has also said it’s working on a 500cc engine, but now it seems there could be an 890cc engine joining the KTM ranks. According to Asphalt and Rubber, KTM might use the 790 engine …

Improve Your Skills In the Best Way Possible On April 17 at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, the Dainese Experience will begin. It’s a series of training events for riders of all skill levels that will help them improve their skills. The master classes will take a group of riders, divide them up by …

A Flying Motorcycle Would be Awesome I’m a bit of a sucker for big ideas. I love the thought of a flying motorcycle, so The Speeder from JetPack Aviation is right up my alley. From the Jetsons to Star Wars flying cars and motorcycles have pretty much always been in people mind as the next …

Car Tech Making Its Way to Bikes Many cars on sale today feature all kinds of radar technology designed to help prevent accidents. It seems now that Suzuki is planning on adding similar technology to its motorcycles. According to the Italian publication Motociclismo, the company is currently working on adding radar reflectors to its motorcycles. …

Not the Best But Nothing to Sneeze At We recently reported on the Fuell electric motorcycle called the Flow. Fuell is a company put together by former Harley engineer Erik Buell and Francois-Xavier Terny. Together the two have created one of the more interesting electric motorcycle startups out there. There will be a mix of …

Now You Don’t Have to Install Those Parts Yourself Did you just find the perfect set of new tires for your bike on Amazon? Do you not really want to put them on yourself? Soon you’ll be able to go to an Amazon-approved dealership to have the work done. An article at YouMotorcycle, shed some …

Get Rid of That Old Lid and Get a Good Deal For a limited time, AGV is offering people a pretty good deal. All you need to do is bring in your old helmet to one of its physical stores and you’ll get 20 percent off of a new AGV helmet. AGV calls its program …

It Will Still be In 2019 The devastating fire that claimed the vast majority of the equipment and materials for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup forced officials to announce that the race will be moved to a later date. According to Superbike News, MotoE will still race in 2019 but a revised calendar will …