Kawasaki Should Call This Ninja Raiden A recent patent popped up that shows a novel idea coming from Kawasaki for an electric Ninja 400. The patent was filed all the way back in 2013, but it just recently got published. While an electric Ninja 400 is cool, what’s most interesting is the swappable battery tech. The …

Fortunately, Nobody Was Injured A fire broke out at the Polaris Industries Spirit Lake facility on April 10. Polaris owns Indian Motorcycle, and the facility is used to build the motorcycles. The fire started in near the paint station in the facility. The building’s sprinkler system took care of the flames near the ground. While …

Some New High-Quality Rubber From Pirelli The Pirelli Angel GT tires were excellent by many accounts, but now Pirelli has the next level. Meet the Angel GT II tires. Pirelli took what worked with the Angel GT tires and improved on the compound of the tire and created a new tread pattern in an effort …

The Bike The World Needs A six-hole engine on a cafe racer sounds pretty sweet to me, and that’s exactly what Honda has in one of its latest patent filings. MoreBikes uncovered the filing and claims the publication knew the bike was coming. It may have known, but I didn’t, so I’m downright giddy about …

Minibike, Super Fast I’m pretty sure Valentino Rossi could make riding a turtle look fast. Everything he does on a motorcycle looks amazing. That’s why watching the multiple world champ take on the track at Galliano Park on a little minibike is so enjoyable. He whips the little motorcycle around like I’ve never seen anyone …

Many Assumed This Was Dead Honda sure is working on a lot of weird motorcycles. Just the other day we shared patent filings for a leaning trike that was powered by the Honda Gold Wing engine, and now it looks like the company has filed patents for a Hydrogen motorcycle. As RideApart points out, this …

Imagine How Cool This Would Be All-wheel drive is commonplace on cars, but it’s far more rare on motorcycles. There are some people out there playing with the idea, and now, Christini has a kit you can buy and bolt on your own KTM bike. The kit is designed for KTM’s adventure bikes and can …

The Prior Denials May Be Untrue There were rumors that the investment group Investcorp, which owns Dainese, wanted to sell its shares. Those rumors were denied, but according to Asphalt and Rubber, the rumors are still swirling. This suggests that there may be some validity to them. The reason the denials didn’t put the rumors …

This Could Move Electric Bikes Forward According to a recent press release, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha are all working together to develop battery swapping technology. It’s a unique consortium that would help drive electric motorcycle proliferation if the companies can come up with solutions that are effective. The goal is to combine forces and …

The Right Man for the Job If you didn’t know, Max Biaggi is a MotoGP racer and ambassador for the company Venturi, which owns Voxan Motors. Voxan Motors builds what it says is the fastest electric motorcycle in the world. The two have teamed up to try to break the electric motorcycle land speed record, …

Could the Niken Have Some Competition? Reverse trikes have been a thing for a while now, but Yamaha’s Niken is a unique one that leans while keeping both front wheels planted on the pavement. By most accounts, it is interesting and actually a very good motorcycle that presents a new option to the market. As …

Motorcycles Aren’t What’s Clogging the Roads New York City traffic can be nightmarish at times. In an effort to combat this and encourage people to take public transit options, New York lawmakers decided it would be smart to add in a toll during the busiest parts of the day. They implemented this law, the first …

To the Middle East The Dakar Rally is one of the most amazing races on earth. For years it was held in Africa, but after threats of terrorism, the race was moved to South America. Now the ASO, which is the organizer behind the Dakar Rally has decided to move the race to Saudi Arabia …

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 …