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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 …

A Good Group of Smart Helmets When the Web Bike World team went to AIMExpo in 2019, we had a chance to chat with Quin Design Helmets‘ CEO and check out a few of the helmets they had on display. The company’s claim to fame is the IntelliQuin Smart Technology System. It’s an integrated Crash …

The Show Must Go On I reported last week that BMW would not go to EICMA or Intermot. Not long after, I reported that KTM would not go to EICMA or Intermot. When that info was reported, I suggested that other manufacturers could choose to follow the same route in the wake of the Coronavirus. …

It’s Finally Here BMW revealed the R 18 today, and the bike is no joke. The motorcycle looks almost as good as the concepts did. The BMW R18 is the company’s first motorcycle with its new 1,800cc boxer twin-engine. BMW did a virtual reveal of the bike and streamed it on YouTube. I’ve included the …

Expensive, Exclusive VELDT does some great collaborations on motorcycle helmets, and the most recent is with Cafe Racer Dreams (CRD). As you can imagine, the VELDT x CRD helmet is a beautiful blend of old-school cafe racer styling and new-school helmet technology and construction. The helmet features a unique full-face design with a sun visor …

For Our Readers Outside of the U.S. We primarily focus on North American bikes, but there are so many good motorcycles in Europe, India, and other areas of the world. One of these bikes is the Honda CBF125. Haynes, the maker of fantastic shop manuals for various vehicles, reached out to us and shared the …

No Intermot or EICMA I recently reported on the fact that BMW would not attend Intermot or EICMA due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Now KTM and all of the brands that fall under the KTM umbrella will not be at those shows either. In fact, the company will withdrawal from all global trade shows for …

Keep Your Motorcycle Close In these strange and dark COVID-19-filled days keeping alive is paramount. So, that’s why when I saw the guys over at FortNine were sharing some motorcycle-related survival tips, I thought it best to share it with you all. I doubt the tips here will help you all that much if you’re …

Marquez and the Fireblade While the Coronavirus has messed up a lot of what’s going on in the world and caused millions of people to shelter inside their homes, Honda is keeping on keeping on. The company recently released a very entertaining video of Marc Marquez riding the CBR1000RR-R around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for …

Will The Company be the Only One BMW Motorrad announced it will not go to Intermot and EICMA this year because of the Coronavirus. The company announced this on April 1, so there was some speculation as to whether or not this was a joke, but it is not a joke. According to RideApart, a …

Rumors for Your Quarantine The new rumor circulating is that a Honda CBR600RR-R could be coming in 2021. The Japanese publication Young Machine was the first major publication to report on the rumor and then Asphalt & Rubber and some other publications picked up the story. The rumor is that the company will reveal a …

What You Get When You Cross an Africa Twin With a PCX Scooters have never been a big favorite in the U.S. They’ve always played second fiddle to motorcycles, and are even sometimes looked on with disdain from motorcycle riders. This is, of course, silly of anyone who rides, and the Honda ADV150 is here …

Get Ready to Lay Down Some Rubber Dunlop has never really tried to create a motorcycle drag racing tire, until now. Meet the Dragmax. It comes in 190/50ZR17 size, which is the most popular size for serious drag-racing competitors on metric and V-twin motorcycles. The Dragmax is a radial tire. It uses Dunlop’s exclusive N-TEC …

The Bikes To Come After the Bronx and Pan America Harley-Davidson filed designs with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for two more unique models recently. The designs were spotted by Motorcycle.com. They both use the liquid-cooled Revolution Max engine that is in the Pan America and Bronx. The first design is a cafe racer. …

Brough’s First JAP Twin-Cylinder 1,000cc Model It’s one of only two known to exist. This Brough Superior Mark 1 90-Bore had 1,000cc V-twin engine in 1922. That’s pure insanity, and it makes the bike one of the rarest two-wheeled vehicles in the world. The model you see here is in excellent, showroom condition. It’s up …

Coming This Spring There were rumors of an 890 Duke R, but now KTM has announced the motorcycle as a part of its lineup. It will come in the spring of this year. The motorcycle will come with an $11,699 price tag. That’s the starting price for the bike. I’m sure you’ll be able to …

Seeking to Change the Motorcycle Industry Damon Motorcycles revealed its new electric motorcycle, the Damon Hypersport at CES. The model caused quite a stir, and rightfully so. It’s a vehicle that is not only one of the most impressive electric vehicles created this far, but the Shift system and Co-Pilot safety system are unlike any …

It’s at Least This Much It’s no secret that Norton Motorcycles is in some deep trouble. The company entered administration (basically bankruptcy) due to the fact that it couldn’t pay some of its debts. Then there’s a whole pensions scam that happened and is currently being investigated. The company appears to be completely mismanaged and …

Quite the Replica Most lego motorcycles are small toys. But what if you build a life-size replica of one? That’s exactly what you see here. Brickman, Ryan McNaught, is one of 14 Lego Certified Professionals in the world. One of his latest projects was building Britten V1000 out of legos. McNaught built the motorcycle replica …

Another Shutdown The Coronavirus has had a major impact on businesses around the world. I’ve already reported on the various motorcycle manufacturers that have shut down, but now I’ve received word that NEXX Helmets will suspend NEXXpro production. The company has already postponed all business trips and unnecessary activities, but this will be the official …

Rent it Through the HondaGO Service The Honda CBR1000RR-R looks like a killer bike and it will come out in 2021. However, if you just can’t wait any longer before you get on one, then you have one option. You can go to Japan and rent one through HondaGO, a rental service at participating Honda …

No Isle of Man TT Due to Coronavirus Arai has been releasing Isle of Man TT helmet graphics since 2007, so this new design should come as no shock. What’s interesting is that the Isle of Man TT has been canceled this year due to the Coronavirus. Arai decided to release the helmet anyway.  Ingmar …

Have a Little Kid? Get Them Riding The best way to get your child riding at a young age is to get them on an off-road bike. There are all kinds of small dirtbikes available that are designed for kiddos, but the new trend is electric bikes. Greenger, a California-based electric motorcycle company is selling …

Further Tests of the Bike Bought on Amazon Not long ago, I shared a video where the guys over at Bikes and Beards bought a sportbike on Amazon and put it through a 72-hour torture test to see just how good it really was. Surprisingly it stood up well to basically all tests. That wasn’t …

Business as Usual The upcoming Sturgis Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota isn’t until August, but concerns about the rally continuing this year have already been brought up due to the Coronavirus. However, Jerry Cole, the director of the rally, said that he expects the rally to continue as scheduled. He and his staff are planning …

Production Is Still Going Despite the Coronavirus Mission Impossible 7 is being filmed right now. Well, it was until the outbreak of Coronavirus. It hasn’t officially resumed, but according to Motorbike Writer, not everything is shut down. Tom Cruise was recently spotted on a BMW GS testing in a safety rig at Dunsfold Aerodrome in …

For 2017 or Later Touring Models Harley-Davidson recently announced the new Screamin’ Eagle products for your 2017 and later HD touring models. These High-flow exhaust kits, performance cams, Screaming Eagle engine and comprehensive line of upgrades are designed to make your Harley even more bad-ass than it currently is. Here’s a look at what’s available. …

Spurred by the Deaths of Paulo Goncalves and Edwin Straver ASO organizers and the FIM will be changing the format of the Dakar Rally to help ensure the safety of the riders. This has garnered ire from some riders, but it is well-intentioned. A meeting was held to identify several factors that often lead to …

The Only Benefit of Coronavirus People across the globe are staying inside, sometimes due to mandates by local and national governments. This has removed tons of traffic from the road and halted all sorts of industry work. While this isn’t good for the economy, it is good for the environment. According to the Los Angeles …

Keeping Riders Busy Roland Sands Design (RSD) is known for its killer gear, but the company also makes fantastic custom parts for riders. The company now is holding The Corona Virus Bike Build Off to help keep you from getting too bored while you’re in quarantine. RSD has discounted its parts at 19 percent across …

Following Harley’s Example Just like other motorcycle manufacturers around the world, American ones are now shutting down. Harley-Davidson shut down about a week ago and now Indian has followed suit. According to RideApart, Polaris, the company that owns Indian Motorcycle, confirmed it will temporarily shut down two oversea facilities and five U.S.-based facilities. This includes …

An Industry Veteran Tucker Powersports named Marc McAllister as the President and CEO on March 24. McAllister replaces Sebastian Bretschneider, who recently left the company. McAllister is a motorcycle industry veteran and has held a variety of roles at Harley-Davidson over a time span of 24 years. He started in product design and supply chain …

Tighter Italian Regulations The Coronavirus is still wreaking havoc in Italy more than many other places. The news coming out of the country doesn’t sound good, and the government has reacted to try to help mitigate the issues brought up by the virus. The new regulations imposed on March 22 will force the few remaining …

Seeking Justice The Pensions Regulator in the UK is now investigating Stuart Garner about what has been called a “pension liberations scam,” by UK Member of Parliament Stephen Timms. The question was brought up of why the Pensions Regulator hadn’t investigated the Norton Motorcycles’ CEO and the situation regarding the dispute about pensions. According to …

He Also Won the Dakar Rally Ricky Brabec is killing it right now. Recently, he rode his Monster Energy Honda Team CRF450 to a win at the 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally, according to CycleNews. He was able to edge out second-place rider, Skyler Howes, in a close battle. For those unfamiliar with the race, The …

In Response to COVID-19 One of the most famous car and bike events in the world will be moved to October 16 of this year. The Concourso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este was supposed to take place on May 22 to 24 at Lake Como, Italy, but due to the Coronavirus, the event organizers decided it needed …

Addressing COVID-19 The Coronavirus has hit many industries hard. Several motorcycle manufacturers have shut down facilities in Europe, but now the outbreak will impact several manufacturers in India. Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, and Royal Enfield will all be temporarily suspending production, according to RideApart. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India announced it would shut down four plants …

A Cub for the Trails I’ve reported on the 2021 Honda CT125 that has been in the works a few times now. Honda made the bike official. The motorcycle gets a new name, too. It’s called the CT125 Hunter Cub. It has only been announced for the Japanese market at this time, but I would …