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A Real Beauty The art of electric motorcycle design is getting better. Just because it’s an electric motorcycle doesn’t mean it has to look weird. Case-in-point is the new Switch Motorcycles eScrambler concept. The bike is a really nice-looking scrambler with some proper knobby tires and a pretty classic-looking design. The bike’s specs are not …

This Is the Version Many People Will Want The Tenere 700 Rally model may come soon. According to Bennetts, the Rally was approved as a standalone model. The publication shows that the regular Tenere 700 is referred to as the XTZ690 and the Rally gets the designation XTZ690D-B. The documents also confirm that the bike …

A Blow to the Motorcycling World Francesco Villa, the co-founder of Moto Villa, has passed away at the age of 87 after a battle with an illness. He was a major motorcycle industry legend. He will be fondly remembered by a massive number of motorcyclists and friends and family around the world. According to Villa …

It Will Come Out in May Pursang is a new electric motorcycle company started by Jim Palau-Ribes. He has two scramblers that are fully electric. The first is the 2020 Pursang E-Track, which will launch in May. The second is the Pursange E-Street, which is still in the works. The company hasn’t set a release …

A Unique E-Bike Recently Tim Crockett, of Within The WIld adventure lodge in Alaska, reached out to me and said that he’s adding e-mountain bikes to the lodge’s list of activities. He pointed to the SEM The Adventure as the bike that he’s going to be using. Tim told me that pedal-assist e-bikes are a …

Spy Shots Reveal the Bike In some recent spy shots showcased by Motorcycle News, what appeared to be a reworked Triumph Tiger 1200 was out testing. The bike looked slimmer, sleeker, and more off-road ready. While the entire bike has been reworked, the publication points to the engine as the biggest change. The motorcycle features …

Ready for Trails and Fun Ubco is a New Zealand company that sells electric motorcycles. The company just released the FXR1 Trail Bike for pre-order. It’s lighter weight, faster, and more of a tear-up-the-trails-and-have-a-good-time bike than anything else the company has put out before. RideApart says the bike weighs 132 pounds. That’s super light. The …

Scootin’ and Adventurin’ The rumor for a while was that Honda will bring its adventure scooter to the U.S. Well, now it has been confirmed. Honda will bring an adventure scooter here, but it won’t be the one that a lot of people thought. The X-ADV 300 is not coming to the U.S. but the …

A Good-Looking Electric Sportbike I reported not long ago about the leak of the Zero SR/S sportbike. That leak proved to be accurate. Zero just officially revealed the motorcycle and ahead of schedule. The bike is a sport-touring machine with a more relaxed riding position than the SR/F that came out last year.  The motorcycle …

The Design District of Dallas, TX Quin Design, the company behind Quin Design Helmets has moved its headquarters to the Design District of Dallas, Texas. The new design facility features over 100,000 square feet of space. This will allow for room for a design studio, prototyping workshop, showroom space, and more. The doors to the …

Kawasaki Is Copying Bimota’s Homework Kawasaki and Bimota are in bed together. This is good news. I just recently reported on the Bimota Tesi H2 and how it’s coming to fruition. Now it seems that Kawasaki is experimenting with a front-end suspension set-up a lot like the one seen on the Tesi H2. In a …

A Simple Solution In an age of technologically advanced solutions for everything, BMW has crafted a unique and simplistic solution to a serious problem—head-on collisions. The company recently patented a new safety idea that was spotted by RideApart. The idea behind the patent is that a wheel out front is smart in that it works …

Another Wild Creation If you’ve heard of the French custom builder Ludovic Lazareth, then you know that his company Lazareth makes some of the wildest machines out there. I’ve reported on some of them, including a flying motorcycle. Most recently, Lazareth released the LM 410. This is a four-wheeled pendulum motorcycle that looks similar to …

An Electric Superbike Built for Racing Students from the University of Warwick are crafting an electric superbike that will be raced at the TT Zero in 2022, according to Motorcycle News. The team behind the bike is called the Warwick Moto team, and it has 40 students from a variety of departments working together. The …

The Doors Are Closed Production stopped at Norton Motorcycles. The company was still technically in operation despite the fact that it had entered administration not long ago. Well, now, according to Leicestershire Live, the factory is no longer in operation and concrete blocks have been placed at the entrances to the bike headquarters in Castle …

Sidecar Motorcycles for the Win Royal Enfield recently posted a video of a team of adventurers going on an expedition across the frozen Mongolian landscape, including the frozen lake of Khovshol. The bikes and sidecars managed to power through the snow for a seriously epic adventure to visit the smallest recognized tribe of people in …

The Upcoming Matrix Is Looking Better Already If there’s one thing that the Matrix did right in my book, it’s that motorcycle chase scene in the second Matrix movie on the interstate with Trinity and the Ducati 996. You can check out that chase scene by clicking here. Well, the new Matrix is in the …

President’s Day Sale and More There are some seriously good deals going on at Revzilla right now. The company has some excellent deals for President’s Day, but this time of year is just a good time to shop for motorcycle gear in general. Why? There are tons of deals as retailers try to offload products …

Another Cruiser in the HD Lineup Harley-Davidson has played the cruiser game for a long time. Some (including myself) would say the company has gone after that market for too long instead of branching out with its lineup. Harley seems to be trying to branch out, but it’s not leaving cruiser motorcycles behind. Harley just …

The Project Is Nearing Completion Bimota and Kawasaki showcased the wild Tesi H2, a supercharges sportbike designed to put to shame most other sportbikes on the road or the racetrack. The project wasn’t in its production form when it was shown off, but I knew it would inch that way. It’s a bonkers machine, and …

Zero’s Latest Looks Pretty Good The new Zero SR/S wasn’t supposed to come out until the 24th. A pretty detailed video of the bike leaked out on YouTube. The motorcycle looks pretty great, and the video showcases specs and performance stats, too. A pretty big whoops, but still a super cool look at the bike …

Want SiriusXM on Your Ride? Does your 2014 to 2019 Harley-Davidson touring bike have everything you want but Sirius XM radio? Well, you’re in luck. VAIS has a new GSR SiriusXM radio add on for compatible 2014 and newer Harley-Davidson models. This system will use your existing stereo system to allow you to play SiriusXM, …

Two New Bikes? Get ready for a couple of new motorcycles from Royal Enfield. Well, maybe. The company has filed applications for the trademark on two new names. Those names? “Royal Enfield Flying Flea” and “Royal Enfield Roadster.” The applications were filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The name Flying Flea is a …

Keeping the KRGT-1 Alive Arch Motorcycle’s flagship model is the KRGT-1. The bike was not Euro 4 compliant until now. The motorcycle company has just released a version of the bike that meets the stricter Euro 4 emissions standards. Speedbox, Arch’s Swiss distributor will display the new version of the bike at Swiss Moto in …

The Antique Endurance Run Continues The 2020 Motorcycle Cannonball antique endurance run (motorcycles pre-1930s) across the U.S. dates have been set. If you wanted to do the run, I have bad news for you, though. It’s already full. You can still sign up, but you’ll be put on a waitlist. The run starts on September …

A Loss to the Motorcycle Industry and the World Giancarlo Morbidelli died in a hospital in Fano, Italy, after battling a long illness. He was 85 years old. Morbidelli has left a legacy in the motorcycling world that will not be forgotten. He is best known for Morbidelli Grand Prix motorcycles, which have been piloted …

Get Ready for Track Days Do you love Aprilia and want to get out there on the racetrack and experience some speed and fun in a controlled environment? Then the Aprilia Racers Days track program is for you. This is a program that Aprilia has done in the past, but now the company has officially …

The Details are Coming Out I reported not long ago about the fact that Norton Motorcycles went into administration. Well, now the administrators, BDO, have a report about the state of the company. And things look less than good. According to MoreBikes, the report outlines several issues. The report issued by BDO is based around …

Now Available in North America The 2020 Indian FTR Rally was first seen at EICMA in 2019. Now Indian has it ready for North America. The motorcycle takes the FTR 1200 line to a new place. That place is one for scrambler motorcycles. Much of the FTR Rally is the same as the FTR 1200. …

Set a Track Record and Pirelli Will Give You New Tires Pirelli already had a Track Record Bounty Program, but now the company has announced the continuation of the Pirelli Nation Record Bounty Program for 2020. Basically, if you set a new record at a racetrack, Pirelli will give you a tire voucher. It’s important …

Scootin’ Around Piaggio has some really nice scooters in its lineup and that lineup is about to get even better, the Piaggio Medley gets some updates for 2020, according to Motorcycle News. The scooter gets sportier looks and offers plenty of practical storage, too.  The bike has a new liquid-cooled four-stroke 125cc engine with start-stop …

A Good Looking Motorcycle Triumph teased the Street Triple R not long ago. The is officially revealed now and looks pretty great. The motorcycle sits below the RS but it’s still pretty high-end. It gets the Moto2-derived engine and some good upgrades over the base model to make this motorcycle a real winner. And, it’s …

In the depths of a Canadian winter, there are a few essential items that are recommended, warm shoes, a warm jacket, gloves, and a toque. Yet seemingly the staple of any winter wardrobe collection is the hooded sweatshirt affectionately known as the “hoodie”.  A comfortable and versatile insulating mid-layer caught in a cross-section of fashion …

Geolocation App and the MyTriumph App Connect Up Triumph partnered with the geolocation app What3Words. That technology is being integrated into the MyTriumph app. But to what end? Well, it allows users to navigate to any spot in the world with a three-word code. You don’t have to have an address to get to a …

It Seems India Could Lead the Electric Motorcycle Revolution Like it or not, electric motorcycles and scooters will probably dominate the future of the motorcycle industry, and I’ve got a feeling that India will lead that charge. The startup EeVe has two new electric bikes. There are the Tesero motorcycle and the Forseti Vespa-looking scooter. …

Only for the Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson may be trying to reinvent itself, but the company isn’t leaving its current lineup to collect dust. The company has added a couple of new models recently, and now it has revealed a new Eagle Eye Special Edition Paint Option. This option is only available if installed at …

A Hook Lending a Helping Hand I’m sure you’re aware of the recent fires that ravaged Australia, and I’m sure you saw videos of all of the wildlife impacted by this disaster. Well, one way to do something is to support companies who want to lend a helping hand. The man behind The Helmet Hook, …

Excellent Deals on Motorcycle Helmets Now is the time of year to buy a helmet. The new product is rolling in and Revzilla is trying to offload tons of older, but still very good, helmets. The company has gone hog wild with its discounts and its closeout section on the website for helmets is seven …

Celebrating Women Who Ride The Women’s Sportbike Rally (WSR) is the only annual female-focused sportbike road rally in the world. The rally announced some changes and updates for 2020. This is the 15th annual event. This year, four rallies will be held in 2020 in three new locations. The locations and dates are: WSR NorCal: …

Racing Begins at Laguna Seca You’ve probably never really thought about racing that big bagger in your garage, but that’s exactly what MotoAmerica and Drag Specialties want folks to do. The two teamed up to create a Bagger class for racing at Laguna Seca Raceway in California, according to Road Racing World. Racing will begin …