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KTM Shifts Some Production to China Yep, the 790 Duke and 790 Adventure will be made in Hangzhou, China, as a part of a new partnership between KTM and CF Moto. There’s a new nearly 25,000 square foot factory for it. Construction for the plant began in March 2018 and should be done by June 2020. …

It’s Called the HD350 Project A while back I reported on the fact that Harley would be working with a Chinese manufacturing company to develop a smaller bike with a displacement of 338cc. Now that bike is ready for production and there are some renderings of the official design (shown above) floating around. Harley-Davidson teamed …

Not Just Any Old Motorcycle Jacket Spidi has now launched a wearable tech jacket called the Mission Beta Concept Jacket that’s designed to monitor air quality and pollution so that it can warn riders of when they should be wearing a respiratory mask.  According to the company, commuter motorcyclists can experience 100 times more pollutants …

BMW Going Electric There are quite a few electric motorcycles out or in the works these days, so it’s no surprise to see BMW mixing it up. The company debuted the Vision DC Roadster a while back but since then there hasn’t been much-electrified noise from the Bavarians. Now, the E-Power Roadster is here. It’s …

Improving Airbag Technology My colleague Brandon Jackson has been our go-to guy lately for airbag gear. He recently passed along some info from Helite. The company will have some fancy new technology available to its customers for 2020. Helite will be adding electronic airbag technology to the GP Air Vest and the Turtle 2 Vest. …

Available in February 2020 At the India Bike Week 2019, Bajaj introduced the Husqvarna brand to the public. Husqvarna is owned by KTM and Bajaj has 48 percent stake in the company. With Bajaj being so influential in the Indian bike scene, it’s no wonder. Husky has two new motorcycles for the Indian market. They …

A New Appointment The area in Italy known as Motor Valley is aptly named. The headquarters and factories of several famous Italian motoring companies are there, including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Pagani, Dallara, and Ducati are all in the region. With Ducati being placed near the center of this region, the Motor Valley Development Association decided to …

This Should be Fun to Watch Monster Energy has made one of the most interesting events ever possible. Valentino Rossi and Lewis Hamilton will trade vehicles and get out on the racetrack. Both men are sponsored by Monster Energy, so the event was actually fairly easy to orchestrate. The event will take place on December …

This Is the First-Ever of its Kind Awarded Arai has made history by winning the Fedreation Internaitonale de Motocyclisme’s (FIM) first-ever Nicolas Rodeil del Valle gold medal for safety. The award has been given before for “two-wheel racing activities and management of business,” but it has never been awarded for safety equipment to a gear …

80 Percent of New Vehicles to be Electric by 2028 The electric vehicle movement is now in full swing. It’s not just electric motorcycles that are included in this, but they are an important part of the equation. According to RideApart, Los Angeles has an ambitious new goal for electric vehicles. The new Zero Emissions …

Two Models are Featured The new James Bond trailer recently dropped and there are Triumph motorcycles in the film. Two different models. There’s the all-new Tiger 900 and the Scrambler 1200 XE. In the film cars and motorcycles play a prominent role. There are the usual Aston Martin vehicles, but there’s also the Triumph rides. …

Another Awesome Adventure Bike The 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 is, in fact, six different motorcycles. There’s the Tiger 900, Tiger 900 GT, Tiger 900 GT Low, Tiger 900 GT Pro, Tiger 900 Rally, and Tiger 900 Rally Pro. Basically, the company has a variation for every little sub-segment of the adventure touring market. The GT …

That’s No Surprise In a not-so-surprising turn of events, Husqvarna says that it will in fact put the Norden 901 Concept into production. It was just last month that Huskey debuted this concept bike and even then we knew it would likely go to production.  The motorcycle will be called the Norden 901 and become …

Carlin Dunne’s Lasting Legacy In June of this year, Carlin Dunne tragically died while racing in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Had he not, he would have set a new record for the fun on the Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype. Ducati has focused on supporting a number of events for the foundation started in Dunne’s …

One of the Most Iconic Movie Scenes Ever Just to be clear, the video below doesn’t show the jump, but Martin did make it. That jump attempt will air on December 8. However, the video below does a good job of setting up the event by providing interviews with numerous people involved in the project …

Helmets, Riding Gear, Accessories, and More I know we just shared a bunch of the Black Friday deals out there, but Revzilla now is offering some killer Cyber Monday deals. Biltwell helmets are up to 40 percent off, Dainese gear is up to 35 percent off, accessories, in general, are up to 35 percent off, …

That Would be Insane The Tesi H2 from Bimota is being co-developed with Kawasaki. The bike broke cover at EIMCA. It’s a sharp-looking sportbike, and one of the most interesting of the show. Kawasaki is rumored to have bought Bimota, and this would be one of the first big projects that the brands have worked …

The Biggest Boxer Yet If the 1,800cc boxer twin that BMW has had in the works for a while interests you, and the concept bikes that the engine has been displayed on have gotten your blood pumping, then you’ll be happy to know that BMW has revealed specifics about the engine. The company has kept …

Introduction Gerbing has been producing heated gear for more than 40 years. They have two product lines, identified as 12V and 7V. The 12V line of products is aimed at Powersports, as they require the gear to be plugged into a 12-volt power source. The 7V line of products uses a rechargeable 7-volt lithium battery …

A Better ADV Bike The Royal Enfield Himalayan might still seem like a new bike to some, but it has actually been out for three years, according to RideApart. With that in mind, Royal Enfield will be making some improvements to the model. These improvements and updates are things that will address issues that customers …

The Little Trail Bike Could Come to Life Honda has been the unofficial arbiter of small trail bikes for a long time now. Well, honestly small-displacement bikes in general. Now the company is working towards bringing the CT125 Concept it showed off at the Tokyo Motor Show to market. Recently, the company filed trademark paperwork …

For the U.S. Only Aprilia has some new graphics for the RSV4 and Tuono that are exclusive to the U.S. market. These graphics packages will be available in seriously limited numbers, according to a recent press release. The company will make only 100 of the graphics each. The graphics will be shown at the Long …

Yes, Ducati, Bring Us the Superlight There were rumors floating around that Ducati was working on a Superleggera version of the Panigale V4, and now Claudio Domenicali has confirmed it. The CEO told Motorcycle News that the Superleggera version of the bike would be coming soon.  Specifically, he said: “There will be a special edition …

The Electrified Future Is Coming There was a rumor that Royal Enfield was working on an electric motorcycle. Nothing was ever confirmed but now the company’s CEO Vinod Dasari has said the company will have an electric model at some point in an interview with the Economic Times of India. While he has not given …

It Starts Under $10K The Yamaha Ténéré 700 has been teasing North American buyers now for some time, but pricing for the model is finally up now, and it looks pretty darn good. The model has a starting price of $9,999 before taxes and any relevant fees. The bike has been available in Europe for …

Up to 40 Percent Off With the holiday shopping in full swing these days, you should either let the people who will be giving you gifts know what you want or be shopping for others or yourself. While you can wait until Black Friday, you’ll notice that there are already some amazing sales going on …

It Looks Fantastic Triumph will reveal a new Tiger 900 in December, which is right around the corner. Before the company does, though, it’s letting a lot of really good images of the bike slip out into the world. The publication MoreBikes published several new images of the bike, many of which appear to be …

The Funky Trike Gets Upgrades I’m not one to really consider the Polaris Slingshot as a motorcycle, but the trike often gets lumped in with its much different two-wheeled counterparts. With that said, though, it is an important and interesting vehicle, and now it seems Polaris is going to update the engine and transmission. Motorcycle.com …

The dust has settled and the 2019 story of the annual motorcycle extravaganza known as EICMA has arrived. Home Sweet Home I find myself back in snow-covered Alberta, Canada after enduring 12 hours of travel time on the journey home. I’m plopped down in front of my keyboard now, pouring over the vast collection of …

Introduction For many years now I have employed “ATGATT” when I ride. In my case, especially when commuting, this means I am wearing over-pants or other riding pants that will fit over work clothes. Being roomy enough to handle this situation means that the armor in these pants might not be held securely enough to …

There are 12 Stages The Dakar Rally is one of the toughest and most insane races in the whole world. However, lately, the race has had a hard time finding a home. Last year, we reported that the race would go to Saudi Arabia. I had mixed feelings about this choice for several reasons. But …

Nothing Like a Superfast Norton Fresh off the news that Norton Motorcycles has a new mystery investor, the company has now revealed a new motorcycle. The Superlight SS with a new frame and a more powerful engine. The bike gets a supercharged engine and should be super fast.  Norton’s Superlight SS is a standard Superlight …

It’s Just a Concept, Though The Spanish automaker SEAT has now created an electric scooter. The bike was unveiled at EICMA, and I just had a chance to really take a look at it. The bike is called the e-Scooter Concept, and it’s one part of the car company’s urban mobility plan.  SEAT has a …

What Will This Mean for the Company? Norton is a well-known name in the motorcycling world. Recently the company was poised to turn to crowdfunding for investors so that it could expand its operations and do some cool things in the future. The company wanted investors and saw crowdfunding as a way to get them, …

The End of an Era? Royal Enfield has been known for its 500cc engines for a while. The new 650 twin that’s in the company’s newest bikes is a departure from the company’s standard. However, it now seems that the company could kill its 500cc engine due to emissions.  According to Live Mint, the company …

An Innovative Open Face Lid Shoei has a new open face helmet with a flip-up face shield called the J-Cruise II. This design takes what Shoei did with the regular J-Cruise that has been out for years now to a new level. The helmet combines the unique helmet’s configuration with luxury features and materials.  The …

Off-road Protection in a Boot that’s Comfortable Anywhere At least that’s what Sidi is going for with the Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Mid Boots. The company wanted to make a boot that’s suitable for off-road and adventure riders who spend a little time off the bike, too. These boots are designed to be comfy both when …

Get a Stylish Full-Face Lid From Santa The holidays are a time for indulgence and a time for gift giving. This can mean different things to different people. It terms of indulgence, it can mean getting yourself the things you’ve been thinking about getting all year long. In terms of gift-giving, it can mean making …

A Scooter You Really Want Most motorcycle guys in the U.S. kind of look down their noses at scooters. I’m not one of them. I love the things. Every one of them from the cheapest 50cc Chinese-made hunk of junk to the beautiful pieces of art from Vespa. Anyway, I think there’s one scooter that …

All New Stuff? Yep The company Wolfman Luggage must have decided it needed to kill it in 2020. The company has refreshed and modernized its entire lineup. It will be launching its new luggage line at the IMS Long Beach show on November 22 to 24. While it might sound crazy to redo the entire …