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More New Arai Helmets Is Never a Bad Thing We like to think of ourselves as well-educated motorcyclists here at Web Bike World, and part of that is keeping up on the latest gear from major manufacturers. That’s why I got pretty pumped when Arai’s announcement of some new models and graphics landed in my …

Introduction wBW has been doing product reviews, collections, and new product line overviews and long-term evaluations of adventure touring equipment for years with REV’IT products prominently featured… for all the right reasons – they have a diverse product line featuring innovative and versatile riding gear. Past Gear Limitations & Current Option Diversity For most of …

Moving On Up KTM’s CEO Stefan Pierer is an impressive man. He took KTM from being a low company that was not in not the greatest position to now selling more motorcycles globally than Harley-Davidson. Yep, KTM just passed up the American-based company in terms of overall sales of motorcycles globally. This is exactly what …

A Bike Many Will Drool Over While testing in the Alps, the new KTM 1290 Super Duke R prototype was spotted by spy photographers. MoreBikes recently shared several images of the motorcycle. As the publication points out, at first glance you might think that not much has changed. In terms of the concept of the …

Introduction wBW has been doing REV’IT! product reviews, collection, and new product line roundups and long-term evaluations of their products for years, and for all the right reasons – they have a diverse product line featuring innovative and versatile riding gear. Past Gear Limitations & Current Option Diversity For most of my decades-long riding career, …

Introduction Welcome to another installment of the Motonation Apparel Textile Gear Series featuring the Cappra Vented (Textile) Pants. And yes, I know Kathy Koewler reviewed a pair of them in May 2018, so this is a refresh – and these are the Sand tone variant, changing everything, no? A well-known source for premier riding gear, …

Some Good News About Something Naked I recently reported about the controversy surrounding MV Agusta’s naked model (a woman not a bike) in its controversial ad for its new Superveloce. While many people see that as an offensive ad, nobody will have a problem (or at least should have a problem) with Ducati’s Panigale V4 …

It’ll Happen on July 7 Want to ride a motorcycle through a set of wooden walls that are set on fire? Me neither, but apparently that’s what Vicki Golden, four-time X Games medalist, plans to do. Golden will attempt to set a new Fire Wall world record at the Evel Live 2 event on July …

An Effort to Reach A Wider Audience Interesting and tasteful advertising is something that’s hard to pull off. It takes a good agency or media company most times, and one that’s very well known is Vice. The company knows how to connect with a younger demographic, and that’s exactly what Harley-Davidson is looking for, so …

A Good-Looking Motorcycle for a Fair Price Nobody will ever accuse the Royal Enfield Bullet of being the most advanced machine on the road, but that’s really not the point of the motorcycle. The company’s Bullet depends on nostalgia and simplicity with a little modernity blended in to woo customers. The Bullet Trials is another …

One of the First Big Steps By a Major Manufacturer Yamaha recently teamed up with the Taiwan company Gogoro to build an electric scooter with swappable batteries. The idea was to take the powertrain that Gogoro has and apply it to a Yamaha scooter. The result is the EC-05 you see before you. The performance …

Starting Today, You Can Get a Heck of a Deal I’m signed up for Revzilla’s sales alerts, and today I noticed that the motorcycle gear retailer is offering Schuberth helmets with some serious discounts. Some Schuberth helmets are marked down by as much as 65 percent. Seeing as how the company makes some of the …

The Best Place for Honda Lovers Are you a huge fan of Honda motorcycles? Then the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed is the place to be this July. The Hillclimb event and motoring gathering will have Honda motorcycles as its main motorcycle theme, according to Motorcycle News. The event will celebrate 60 years of Honda’s …

First Impressions & Basic Information The first thing everyone is going to say about the Biltwell Lane Splitter is that it looks cool. This helmet is a fashion statement. Of course, there will be some naysayers in the looks department because everyone has their own opinions when it comes to style. I think it looks …

A Tale of Two Helmets: GT Air vs. GT Air II I’m regularly informed by many people how my 14 yr old son “looks just like you.” I can see similarities for sure, but to me, he’s taller, updated, improved, and a less hairy version of me that society will happily embrace whereas it mainly …

Production Could Begin in 2022 It looks like KTM and Bajaj will be putting out some electric motorcycles soon, and I’m pretty excited about that. Motofire, recently reported that the companies plan on producing some electric motorcycles or scooters with power around three to 10 kW, which equates to about four to 13 hp. That …

It Wants to Stop Motorcycle Fatalities Altogether There are a lot of innovative ideas when it comes to motorcycle safety right now, but Damon Motorcycles wants to take things up a notch. The company secured $2.5 million in funding, according to RideApart, to build an electric motorcycle that uses cameras, sensors, and alert systems to …

Two Weird Little Concepts Might Go To Production Honda showed off some small-displacement motorcycles in Milan as concepts that many people, including me, thought were pretty dang cool. There was the CB125X, which was a little adventure-style motorcycle, and the CB125M, which was a motard-inspire motorcycle. Well, now it seems these could become real motorcycles …

It Looks a Lot Like The Spy Shots Aprilia is adding a new middleweight contender to its lineup with the RS 660. The company released a concept version of the motorcycle at the EICMA in 2018. The company has been working on its bike ever since. There have been one or two sightings of this …

Background It’s been a long, tough winter here in the heartland. Record snowfall and record flooding have kept us indoors and dampened our spirits. I can’t remember a time when I’ve longed for Spring more than this year. So I was very excited when the GMAX OF77 helmet arrived at my doorstep, heralding the beginning …

When it comes to the Women’s Automag 2 jacket,  ICON Motosports claims, “We understand the core needs of the street-focused rider.” They aren’t lying. The jacket does many things and does them all well, which is a rare find for a price under $250. The Automag 2 doesn’t just perform well, it also looks the …

Stepping Up Its Two-Wheel Game If you live in almost any major city across the U.S. You’ve likely seen the electric stand up scooters that people can rent with their smartphone. These scooters offer some personal transportation around urban environments at a low cost. Well, one of the bigger companies out there offering these scooters …

That’s a Major Milestone Harley-Davidson isn’t exactly having a good year, and it hasn’t performed well for the last several years. With its target demographic aging quickly and a big question mark on its future, the company has to reposition itself. With that said, the motorcycle company still sells a lot of motorcycles. Some good …

It’s a C1-Style Roof The company recently patented a roof style for its C Evolution electric scooter that is reminiscent of the C1 it sold in the early 2000s. Motorcycle.com spotted the patent and shared the info. The roof is a modular design, meaning BMW could make multiple versions of its C Evolution scooter. This …

Learn to Ride Better Dainese wants to get people riding and have them become especially proficient at it. The company has a Dainese Experience where you can sign up to learn from the best at the racetrack or on the road. Recently, Dainese offered its experience at the Misano circuit. That was a success, so …

Helmets, Jackets, Pants, and More While this week’s deals aren’t as good as the helmet deals that Revzilla offered for Memorial Day—some of which are still going by the way—there are still some good deals this week. I’ve dug through the sale items to round up the five best options. With the highest markdown coming …

Gnarly Routes Do It in Under 43 Minutes The Five Miles of Hell dirt bike trail in Utah is one of the toughest routes you’ll find. It’s well-known for being one of the most difficult off-road motorcycle routes in the entire country. The guys at Gnarly Routes decided to take on the trail and see …

Get Ready for a Middleweight Africa Twin There have been previous Honda Africa Twin rumors, but those were about a bigger version of the bike. A new rendering of the possible upcoming CRF850L has surfaced at a Japanese publication, suggesting Honda will go the other way. DriveMag Riders recently showcased the rendering. The Japanese publication …

Introduction Arai helmets. Anyone who has taken the time to study the process that goes into making an Arai helmet will no doubt agree that they make helmet production into an artform. From the handmade shells to the solid operation of moving parts like vents and visors, Arai helmets are definitely a class leader when it …

Introduction REV’IT! gear has generally received good marks from us (reviews here) and other motorcycle gear publications. The company’s wide range of products and styles means that it serves a large portion of the market. Part of that market that’s been growing considerably lately is the segment of gear that blends street-clothes style with the …

There are hundreds of electric motorcycle and trike startups and real deal companies around the world right now. Electric motorcycle technology is booming, and there’s a lot to love about the technology and the possibilities for the future. With that said, there’s no way all of these companies will survive. According to Startup Genome, more …

The Gavia Aren’t Newcomers I’ve been wearing a pair of SIDI Adventure 2 Gore Tex Boots for the last year and appreciate them for all the reasons outlined in the review we did two years ago. They did exactly what I wanted for the long ride on gravel I took last June to Tuktoyaktuk and …

Quick Specs $699 / Intermediate Oval / 3.9lbs / 1,769g Note: SCHUBERTH and SENA provided the C4 Pro/SC1 respectively for the purposes of this review. Integrated Electronics, a Revised Fit, & Numerous Improvements Make the Pro the C4 to Wear The C4 Pro: the return to form for this venerable German helmet brand. Having heard …

It Looks Pretty Good Ducati has a new V-twin motorcycle in the works. It’s a new Panigale model, more specifically the “baby” Panigale. Motorcyclist Magazine, among other outlets, recently shared some images of the new bike shot by BMH Images. The spy shots reveal some interesting tidbits, but there’s still a lot of questions and …

The CEO Hints It Will Happen Husqvarna has had a couple of good years recently. The KTM-owned company has some new bikes and a reasonable amount of buzz around them and the brand in general. It will be interesting to see how it develops over time and adds more products. KTM’s CEO Stefan Pierer recently …

Indian Motorcycle’s New Flat Track Racers If there’s one thing Indian Motorcycle has done well, it’s killing it at the flat track races. The company has raced the FTR 750 there with great success, and now it wants to do the same with the FTR 1200. The FTR 1200 Hooligan bikes you see above are …

A Promising-Looking Electric Bike There’s a lot to love about new and upcoming electric motorcycles. The technology is genuinely exciting and although the vast majority of the electric bikes out there lack the range, power, and short charge times that people are looking for, they’re quickly getting closer to being at the point where they …

An Effort to Keep Brick and Mortar Around Even with all the fantastic return policies found at motorcycle gear retailers, some folks are hesitant to buy something they have not yet tried on. Cycle Gear wants to change that. According to Adventure Rider, the company has now rolled out online gear reservations, which will make …

Inspired by Past Dakar Rally Dainese has a new collection of gear that’s inspired by the Dakar Rally’s history. The collection seeks to honor an idolize the original heroes of the Paris-Dakar rallies of old. The collection has undeniable retro-inspiration, but it’s blended with modern style and modern materials and technology. I’d venture to say …

A European-Made Harley? Matt Levatich, the CEO of Harley-Davidson, went on CNBC’s Squawk Alley and said that his company may need to start building bikes in Europe if it wants to continue selling them there. According to Motorcycle News, the tariffs hitting Harley imposed by the Trump administration are at 31 percent. In two years, …