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Sources from the Cord & Kruse Classic auction house in Midland, Texas claim to have one of the world’s most iconic bikes for sale – the Captain America Harley-Davidson from the 1969 classic film “Easy Rider”.  This piece of American motorcycle history comes from the estate of Gordon R. Granger. According to an American Motorcycle …

If you squint just right, you’ll see that DAB Motors has recently released a teaser of the newest addition to their showroom..and pinch me I’m dreaming, it’s EV. It seems that almost all motorcycle manufacturers today are tackling the challenge of electric transport with style, and DAB is no exception. From the looks of the …

Icon is a name that is very popular in the sport and sport-touring segment of the motorcycle gear world. They manufacture everything from touring jackets to full on racing gauntlets, and everything in between that could be attached to anything named “touring.” This is especially true when it comes to their multi-role gear, especially their …

KTM is launching a new line of 750cc models to replace their current range of midsized 690 bikes. This will bridge the gap between KTM’s 390cc and newly added 890cc models. Pierer Mobility, the parent company of KTM, confirmed details of its plans to launch the new 750cc range via investor documents. The new line …

There has been lots of coverage lately on manufacturers filing patents, committing research and development on lots of interesting safety tech lately. BMW has been added to the list of brands focused on safety advancements. According to VisorDown, BMW is working on an Adaptive Traction Control feature for future models.  BMW’s Adaptive Traction Control system …

Combat Motors, previously Confederate Motors and an American Company driven towards individualism and diverse creativity, has just released their newest limited edition bike model to the public. Everyone, meet The Combat Wraith. I’m not usually this excited when it comes to ultra-limited edition motorcycles. Sure, the exclusivity and raw power might tickle your fancy, but …

It doesn’t matter if an engine is for fun or function – we like new stuff, and it’s useful when our new stuff helps us get rid of old stuff. We love innovation, and The Michelin Group has some pretty stinking neat plans in motion when it comes to recycling rubber.  According to a report from …

Today, Harley-Davidson has announced its plans to dive headfirst into the EV market with the launch of the all-electric LiveWire brand. Harley-Davidson initially launched the LiveWire model in 2019 and with great success, the American brand has now created an electrically focused brand using the name of the US’s number one selling electric motorcycle – …

Husqvarna has just released more information regarding their new Vektorr concept escooter, geared for the modern urban commuter. According to Drivespark, the Swedish manufacturer revealed the model May 6, hot on the heels of the unveiling of their E-pilen motorcycle concept and the headlines that their electric scooter launch would be delayed by a year, with …

Husqvarna has just revealed their new sexy fleet of special edition models – and I’m drooling. Save your pennies, boys and girls. Here’s a sneak peek from the photoshoot: According to RideApart, the Swedish manufacturer has once again partnered with REPLAY, a premium casual clothing brand from Italy, to create a range of well-groomed rides …

Meet Raceward Studios. They’re Italian, they’re curators of state-of-the-art virtual racing games, and they’re about to welcome home their newest brainchild: RiMS Racing. If you’ve ever played Grand Theft Auto or iRacer, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say that the huge list of options available to customize and pimp out a virtual …

Many motorcycle manufactures have been jumping on the EV bandwagon recently, and now MV Agusta has said they plan on doing the same. According to a release from MCN, MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov is set to begin research for an electric MV model next year and ultimately planning an electric release for 2027. This …

Introduction In today’s jacket market, it’s almost overwhelming trying to find the right jacket. There are jackets for different riding styles, different weather conditions, hell, there are jackets for even the most niche of markets. Armored hoodies, anyone? Now, add in the fact that the big-n-tall crowd has more than a few issues finding gear …

Loading Made Easy Figuring out how to get your $20,000 motorcycle up a $200 ramp into the back of the bed of your truck is never easy. If your bike needs to be transported and you can’t ride it anywhere, typically the only option to move the motorcycle is to haul it into the back …

Introduction While we cope with the ups and down of our COVID-19 pandemic world, many of us are also well into or at least getting cranked up for another riding season – appreciating regional limitations and concerns of course; motorcycling can truly be an insular and socially distanced safe activity. One of the best ways, …

Overview Here in the heartland spring has sprung, the snow has melted, and it’s time to get the motorcycle out and ride! It’s also time to check out new gear and what better way to start than the gorgeous red leather Phoenix Jacket from Raven Rova. Background It wasn’t that many years ago that finding …

Background It seems I’ve accumulated quite a number of helmets in the last few years. My husband keeps asking me why I don’t give some of them away but they each serve a specific purpose. For rides to work through rush hour traffic I like to wear my GMAX OF77. It has an LED brake …

All Units Sold Out In Under 24 Hours With all the articles we write about India’s motorcycle scene, you’d think that a bike like Suzuki’s Hayabusa would be a tough sell for the nation, but the truth is actually quite the contrary. Suzuki’s newly updated Hayabusa managed to completely sell out in India within the …

Gixxer School For Track Novices Lots of major OEMs are starting their own forms of ‘riding schools’ through posted events across the country, and now it’s Suzuki’s turn to chime the bell with the introduction of their new GSX-R Racing Academy. Many riders looking to work towards their first track day might be hard-pressed to …

Could a Royal Enfield Shotgun Be On the Way? Could Royal Enfield be getting their ducks in a row to bring us a cruiser-style motorcycle? Could it be named the ‘Shotgun’? Trademark filings reveal that Royal Enfield has secured the name ‘Shotgun’ to be used for “motorcycles, motorized scooters, and electrically powered vehicles”. A cruiser-style …

Aprilia has officially become the sixth manufacturer to sign a five-year contract with Dorna Sports to compete in MotoGP through 2026.  In a statement released by Aprilia Racing, they have committed to making advances in “technological research and experimentation excellence within the Piaggio Group”. Starting in 2022, Aprilia will now be on the track with …

A Small Demon The sheer amount of new low-displacement entry-level sportbikes that have been popping up in the last year is truly remarkable. It’s as if every other week we have a new sub-300cc machine to discuss, and the bikes keep getting more and more stylized/exotic as time goes on (thanks, KTM). To join the …

The Story of the Italian Exotic Polizia Milan, Italy is a pretty ‘Italian’ place. Especially taking into account that the city council just obtained a small fleet of MV Agusta Turismo Veloces to add to the ranks. That means if you get pulled over doing 10 over the speed limit, there’s a chance that you …

VR46 Will Be Present On the Grid Valentino Rossi plans to host his own team’s MotoGP debut for the beginning of the 2022 season. Rossi has already established himself as a track god when it comes to motorcycles. The Italian motorcycle racer has accumulated a total of nine world championships under his belt in his …

We Gonna Bike Down to Elecrta Avenue To celebrate the upcoming ‘Icons Collection’, Harley-Davidson has decided to run a very limited-edition production of this very special Electra Glide, called the ‘Revival’. H-D bikes usually take one of two lanes: black, bad-ass, and loud, or classic and timeless. You can’t go wrong either way, but for …

The Orange Track-Hawks Land On the Fourth When thinking of where KTM fits on the off-road spectrum, I like to imagine them as the Ducati’s of the dirt. Dirt-Ducatis; expensive and built to perform. The SX model range is a popular choice for both professionals and weekenders seeking high-quality dirtbikes ready to dominate off the …

Square Root Of Extreme Picture this… You’re a highly successful doctor with a $200,000 a year salary. You just bought your third track bike, this one being a Ducati Panigale V4. The $25,000 sticker price isn’t enough to quench your thirst of “why would you do that!?” so you take a step further into the …

A Classic Doctor Throwback It’s a mystery as to how Valentino Rossi has managed to pick the most amazing helmet liveries year after year. There is a timeless element when it comes to the sun/moon combo, and if I had the money I’d own every Rossi AGV helmet that has ever come out. Good news …

The lack of events held in 2020 is about to be redeemed with an event solely focused on motorcycling – Get On! Moto Fest is set for May 21, 22, and 23 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The family-friendly event will include three days of bike demos, custom bike exhibits, racing, hands-on …

The First and The Only The new ECE 22.06 test is a nightmare for helmet manufacturers. Although it may be a nightmare for them, it’s a blessing for us riders. The stricter ECE certifications get, the safer your helmets are as a result (and the more expensive they get… oops). Arai’s new sport-touring lid is …

Another-other One Bikes the Dust Yep… Here we are. It’s almost May of 2021, and many of us are still in qazi-lockdowns with things being cancelled left and right once again. The 2021 Tokyo Motor Show is cancelled after the Association of Japanese Car Manufacturers came together and decided that such a large event would …

A Motorcycle Unique to China The last Chinese motorcycle we covered was that pesky Panigale clone, but to shift focus back to the real innovative motorcycles from China; CFMoto has just released their 800MT ADV motorcycle and it certainly packs a few unexpected quirks. Talking about quirks; you might find it interesting that the Chinese …

Six-Times Why be a ‘Street Rossi’ (thanks Yammie Noob) when you can be a Street Marquez? If you’re itching to represent your favorite six-time MotoGP Champion on the streets, Aplinestars has a new Marc Marquez collection to fill the void and certify your hooning when out on the roads. The new Alpinestars collection in question …

19 Million Scooters – 75 Years Vespa pretty much singlehandedly paved the way for modern-day scooters as we know them today. The Italian scooter manufacturer has just hit two very important milestones. The company has managed to successfully reach their 75th birthday, and even more importantly, have surpassed 19 million units sold. 19 million units …

On Tuesday, Harley-Davison was happy to report a nine percent gain in sales in the first quarter of 2021. This was the first sign of success from HD’s Hardwire strategy coming together after it was announced by Jochen Zeitz, Harley-Davidson CEO. The strategy was to combat the American brand’s struggle as of late and a …

Made in China™ Ever dreamed of riding a Panigale V4 with 1/5th the horsepower and half the displacement? Do you want to trick people into thinking you own a $25,000 bike – when really it cost less than half? Quartz.com said it best themselves, “Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before …

Mirror Visors From the Factory We just recently covered Caberg’s newly released entry-level helmet (at an entry-level cost), and now it’s Givi’s turn to add some spices into the pot. Givi just dropped the curtain on their new limited-run editions of the 50.6 Sport Deep helmet. Cost-effective, and incredibly stylish. Givi has nailed the premium …

No, you’re not seeing the theoretical offspring from a union of Honda and Energizer battery logos in the photo above. The Enginehawk Hawkeye UV jacket. $499 US It’s the flashy new emblem we’ll soon see adorning the jackets of motorcycle riders all over the world. Enginehawk is the name given to a brand new line …

A Healthy Feature List Sub-$200 Caberg just pulled the sheets on their new 2021 Avalon helmet. The Italian helmet builder has positioned this helmet with hopes that it will be a hot-seller in the entry-level helmet market thanks to it’s premium features and low cost. The Avalon has all the features you would typically find …

Another Certified Pre-Owned Program; Murica’ Edition In November of last year, Triumph rolled out their new ‘Certified Pre-Owned’ motorcycle purchasing program in hopes to offer used motorcycles through their current selling platform. Today, Harley-Davidson has taken notes from Triumph’s playbook and is now offering an in-house program for reselling certified pre-owned motorcycles. Through visiting authorized …