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The 100,000th BMW R 1200 GS Dual Sport! On This Page: Summary of changes BMW press release Detailed technical analysis Specifications Optional equipment HP and torque curves Colors The BMW R 1200 GS, together with the model variant Adventure, celebrated an impressive record. In Berlin, the 100,000th 1200 GS rolled off the assembly line! 84,373 …

BMW Celebrates 25 Years of the BMW GS It was an inspired concept, and BMW is still capitalizing on it to this day.  In September of 1980, the launch of the latest BMW two-wheeler revealed a fully-fledged motorcycle with a classic flat-twin Boxer engine, yet it was very different from any BMW that had gone …

wBW Vintage Motorcycle News Archive This is the archive of older wBW Vintage, Classic and Antique Motorcycles articles that are still available on the site. Here’s the wBW Vintage, Classic and Antique Motorcycles home page. Thread repair with an old-fashioned thread file! Royal Enfield “Custovation” 1974 Ducati 750 GT “Bevel Head” restoration; story, photos and tips! Beautiful Ducati 750GT …

The 8th Annual webBikeWorld.com Motorcycle Product of the Year Awards! Happy 2013! January 1, 2013 – Best wishes to all of our visitors, contributors and affiliates for a happy, healthy, joyous and prosperous 2013! 2013 also marks the 13th year of webBikeWorld — an eternity in Internet time! New Year’s Day means that it’s time once again …

20,000 Mile Warranty for RK GXW Series Chains October, 2011 (The Editor) –  We receive many press releases about new products, but only a very few attract my attention and the claim that RK Excel America warranties their new GXW Series chain for 20,000 miles did just that. I sent them an email to ask about …

wBW 2007 Motorcycle Product of the Year Awards It’s so hard to believe 2006 is here – I still can’t get over it. Last year we named the Shark RSR as the webBikeWorld “Helmet of the Year”. It was a spur-of-the-moment, arbitrary decision based on our opinion of that product. But the award generated lots of interest, …

New Road and Hazard Design Study Released; Includes Worksheets for Road Safety Audits The Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles (ACEM) was founded in 1994 and represents the major motorcycle manufacturers in the European Union (either European or producing in Europe), as well as 12 associations at a national level. They have just released a …

Online Motorcycle Magazines – Websites   More:  Our favorite print motorcycle magazines webBikeWorld Description: Motorcycles, motorcycle accessories, motorcycle helmets, clothing, news, maintenance articles, product reviews and more! URL: http://www.webBikeWorld.com – You’re here! Online Motorcycle Magazines:  BMW Motorrad – South Africa – Usually has interesting news about BMW motorcycles  |  CityBike – Northern California’s online monthly motorcycle magazine  |  Cycle News – Website of the weekly tabloid …

Ducati GT1000 Blog – Page 2 (Older Entries) The entries below are from the original page of the GT1000 Blog and it includes email from GT owners. If you have any tips on parts or accessories for the GT or any of the SportClassics, please feel free to drop me a line at editor@webbikeworld.com The GT …

Bell Sprint and Arai Quantum II Helmet Noise Levels   Other WebBikeWorld Helmet Posts

Joe Rocket Steel Jeans vs. Sliders Kevlar Jeans webBikeWorld visitors apparently can’t get enough information on motorcycle jeans! Based on your suggestions, we ordered a pair of Joe Rocket “Steel” jeans and while we were at it, we also ordered a pair of Sliders Kevlar jeans for good measure. We’re not big fans of wearing …

DesignTech 50 Watt Halogen 1156 Brake Light Bulb I blow through a lot of money on webBikeWorld reviews!  Here we go with brake lights again…. Maybe I have a fixation.  I’m looking for thHalogen Brakee perfect brake light: low watts, low heat, lasts forever with no damage from vibration, lights up in nanoseconds, and is so …

1157 and 1156 Motorcycle Light Bulbs There are several motorcycle tail light and brake light bulb types which are interchangeable. Note that these are bulbs that have a low/high filament; i.e., one filament is “on” all the time as the running light, and the other filament comes on as the brake light. If your motorcycle …

LED Light for Motorcycles EDs are just about the perfect motorcycle lighting solution.  LED lights use very little power, they’re not affected by vibration, they don’t get hot and the LED itself is virtually waterproof. They’re also available in an array of colors and they can be grouped together to provide many different shapes and …

Installing a Signal Dynamics LED Brake Light Bar: Triumph Thunderbird Sport Information about the Signal Dynamics LED Brake Light Bar was covered in a previous webBikeWorld article “Improving Brake Light Visibility on a BMW K75“.  This article addresses the installation of that same unit on a Triumph Thunderbird Sport.  There were a few tricks to this …

The Signal Dynamics LED Motorcycle Brake Light Bar Improving the brake light visibility of motorcycle brake lights is important. I recently installed a “Signal Dynamics” LED motorcycle brake light bar on my BMW K75. And I also added a pair of “Life Brite” LED motorcycle brake light flashers above the license plate at the rear. …

Motorcycle LED Brake Light Replacement In my never-ending search for perfect motorcycle visibility, I happened to come across the website for LEDtronics, a Torrance, California based firm that makes LED’s (light emitting diodes) in just about every shape and size anyone would ever need.  I was mulling over the idea of buying a handful of LED’s …

Motorcycle Fork Oil Change I had some problems with my Triumph Thunderbird Sport motorcycle front suspension. These problems are described in “Part I” of this saga: “Motorcycle Front Tire Change – Triumph Thunderbird Sport“. To recap, I noticed that the front end of the motorcycle had a repetitive bouncing motion that I just couldn’t get rid …

TBS Oil Change Notes I’ve changed the oil in may motorcycles, but the first oil change in the Triumph Thunderbird Sport was a real adventure! I felt like a rookie again. Changing the oil and filter in a motorcycle shouldn’t be this hard. Here are some observations and tips that may help owners of the …

Lazer Helmets SuperSkin Helmet Technology New Technology Proven to Reduce Motorcycle Helmet Rotational Acceleration by More Than 50% During a Motorcycle Accident UPDATE: Read our review of the Lazer Rider helmet with Superskin! Here’s a question for you old-timers: Can you name the the very first motorcycle helmet reviewed on webBikeWorld.com? Here’s a hint: webBikeWorld went online …

The Sena SMH-10: A Rider-to-Passenger Intercom Just to spice things up a bit, I added some photos of the Sena SMH10R, the newest Sena intercom that trades the “Jog Dial” for a new low-profile shape. We’ll have a review coming soon. A Long-Distance Trip I wrote two previous reviews of the Sena SMH10 intercom (“Sena …

Motorcycle Tire Speed Ratings, Load Ratings and Tire Size Designations Front Tire Size Conversions Rear Tire Size Conversions Metric Alpha Inch Metric Alpha Inch 80/90 MH90 2.50/2.75 110/90 MP85 4.00/4.75 90/90 MJ90 2.75/3.00 120/90 MR90 4.50/4.75 100/90 MM90 3.25/3.50 130/80 5.00/5.10 120/80 4.25/4.50 140/80 5.50/6.00 120/90 MR90 4.25/4.50 140/90 MU90 5.50/6.00 130/90 MT90 5.00/5.10 150/80 …

Adventures in Motorcycle Wheel Re-Spoking With a Suzuki DRZ400S This is not intended as a complete “how to” article on re-spoking a motorcycle wheel. Instead, the intention is to relate the problems I encountered along the way when I recently re-spoked a set of wheels for a Suzuki DRZ400S. Perhaps some webBikeWorld readers will benefit …

New Wheels, Just Like Magic Rebuilding spoke wheels is one of the rights of passage in the “custovation”* of an old bike. That convoluted three-dimensional puzzle with an alloy hub at the center of a spider web of steel, wrapped in a rubber donut, is not as intimidating as some think. I admit, my first …

California Earplug Law UPDATE:  California has recently passed a bill (SB 315 from the 2004 session) to amend Vehicle Code Section 27400.  The revised law takes effect January 1, 2004 and will allow the use of foam, “non custom” earplugs by motorcyclists.  Thanks to California State Senator Debra Bowen (D-Redondo Beach) (send an email thank-you to senator.bowen@sen.ca.gov) and the American Motorcyclist …

MotoMedic Medical ID Card I’ve only fallen once in all the years that I’ve been riding motorcycles, and that was on a dirt bike. It seems that motorcycle riders will take more chances when riding on dirt, probably because it’s lots of fun to slide around, pull wheelies and basically let loose with a riding …

by Duke Video Running Time: 73 minutes, plus extras. I have no idea how to describe The Purple Helmets.  How about “Monty Python’s frat-boy nephews meet Benny Hill”?  Or “Harold Lloyd meets the Monkees”? If you’ve ever watched any coverage of the Isle of Man TT, you’ve probably seen those wacko guys in dirty brown dusters …

Caberg always has some interesting helmets, like theCaberg Sintesi we reviewed in 2010. UPDATE 2: The webBikeWorld Caberg Ego review is now available! UPDATE: Caberg to enter U.S. market? More in the Caberg HyperX Review. Also see this Caberg DOT Helmets report from the 2011 Dealer Expo. The new Caberg Ego take the Nolan N43 Air (review) concept one step further: It adds a massive …

World’s First 3D Motorcycle Helmet Video! 3D is the wave of the future and it’s about to break! 3D computer monitors, TV sets and displays are starting to come online and the best part is that with the most recent technology, you won’t need those goofy glasses to get the full tri-dimensional experience! To get …

J.D. Power Motorcycle Helmet Report J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Arai Motorcycle Helmets Rank Highest in Overall Customer Satisfaction for Sixth Straight Year Helmet Comfort and Fit Become More Important as Riders Age (May 2004) For the sixth consecutive year, Arai ranks highest in customer satisfaction with motorcycle helmets, according to the J.D. Power and …

Vox?  Zox?  You’re kidding me, right?  Hey — you asked for it!  The el Cheapo crowd is always looking for the ultimate helmet bargain.  Does it exist?  Truth be told, I don’t think they’ll be satisfied until somebody pays them to take a brand new helmet!  And dollars to donuts, they’ll still complain. Everyone likes a bargain, …

Reflektif Kask Çıkartmaları   Summary Kaskınız için reflektif çıkartma mı arıyorsunuz?  Streetglo 150 binin üzerinde farklı tasarıma sahip olduğunu iddia ediyor. Motosiklet, kask, araba, kamyonetler için reflektif çıkartma, decal ve şeritleri var.  Akla gelebilecek her renk, şekil ve ebat mevcut. Bir enerji kaynağı tarafından aydınlatılmadıkça çıkartmaların çoğu reflektif görünmüyor, bu da ilginç uygulama imkânları doğuruyor.  …

New ACU Five Star System to Combine Snell and ECE 22.05 Motorcycle Helmet Safety Standards The Autocycle Union (ACU Motorcycling GB) fulfills a role in the UK that is similar to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in the U.S.A. Both serve as the the governing bodies for motorcycle racing, they help organize motorcycle clubs and …

Making a Nolan Motorcycle Helmet When CIMA International, the U.S. importer and service center for Nolan Helmets in the U.S.A., asked if I’d like a personal tour of the Nolan helmet factory while I was in Milano for the EICMA show, I naturally jumped at the chance. In a past life, I worked in manufacturing …

One thing’s for certain: If a webBikeWorld review reports that a helmet is relatively quiet, we can count on getting an email from someone telling us that it’s the noisiest helmet they’ve ever tried. Conversely, if we think a helmet is loud, we will surely get emails informing us that we’re dead wrong. The lesson …

MAX Motorcycle Helmets wBW Visitor “D.R.” writes about a MAX motorcycle helmet:  “I saw one email you posted on your site about the MAX brand helmets. Ironically, this is the only place on the web that I could find any type of serious review of the helmet and trust me, I search long and hard …

Motorcycle Helmets For BIG Heads! Having trouble finding a motorcycle helmet big enough to fit? Here’s information on motorcycle helmets for very large sized heads, defined as XXXL and above. First check out the very large helmet size chart below If you have any tips on where to find very large sized motorcycle helmets and/or custom …

Methods for Evaluating Visor Anti-Fog Treatments In the most recent webBikeWorld anti-fog treatment comparison article, we discovered that the anti-fog treatment applied to the visor during manufacturing can have an affect on the anti-fog coating applied by the owner. That is something we hadn’t considered in the past. In response to that article, several readers …

Motorcycle Helmet FAQ The webBikeWorld Motorcycle Helmets page is one of the most popular destinations on the site. The subject of motorcycle helmets generates a significant amount of email That includes questions and comments about fitting and sizing, noise levels, safety standards and more. There’s also the occasional Zen-like question: “What’s the best helmet?” Our team of volunteer …

In Part 1 of this article, I described my detailed tour of the Nolan Helmets factory in Brembate di Sopra, Italy. I learned about the polycarbonate motorcycle helmet manufacturing process and all of the work that it takes to create a Nolan helmet. During my tour, I also visited a separate Nolan facility used for manufacturing the …