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Seventy Years Ago: The “Kompressor” BMW Scores a 1-2 Victory in the Tourist Trophy “Asking me about the most impressive experience in my racing career, you will make my mind wander back to the year 1939 on that classic island in the Irish Sea, where the world-famous Tourist Trophy has been held for almost a …

June 11, 2009 – BMW Motorrad has approved the Dunlop Roadsmart tires for use on all R 1200 RT-P police motors operated in the USA. The Dunlop Roadsmart is a popular tire with long distance motorcycle riders and it’s used for touring and sport-touring motorcycles. The Roadsmart is a premium radial tire designed to provide …

Above: Sidi Vertigo Lei Boots.  Text: Motonation press release, edited by webBikeWorld.com Motonation Announces Sidi Boot Warranty May 20, 2009 – Motonation, the exclusive USA importer for Sidi boots has announced an interesting and first-of-its-kind “expanded warranty” on select models of Sidi boots. Motonation’s President Bill Berroth said that “Sidi boots are arguably the finest …

2010 Triumph Thunderbird and 2010 Triumph Motorcycles UPDATE: April 16, 2009 – Triumph has set the price for its new Thunderbird big twin cruiser at $12,499 USD. Dealers throughout North America are accepting deposits for the first wave of Thunderbirds, which are scheduled to arrive on North American shores this summer. “We have received a lot …

Triumph Bonneville SE: 1970’s Retro Styling and Nimble Handling for Triumph’s Icon April 10, 2009 – A restyled yet still iconic Triumph Bonneville SE is hitting North American streets in 2009 with a 1970s retro flair and more nimble handling. The Bonneville legend was born when Triumph broke the motorcycle speed record at the world-famous …

New Alpinestars Engineered Riding Apparel Debuts at Triumph Dealers February 23, 2009 – Triumph and Alpinestars have collaborated to create the “Triumph engineered with Alpinestars” line of technical riding apparel. The high performance apparel combines the distinctive Triumph look and premium Alpinestars design for a unique line of men’s and women’s jackets, pants, gloves and …

Suzuki TU250 Motorcycle The Powersports Dealer Expo is all about accessories, clothing, helmets…and anything else a dealer can sell, other than motorcycles. For the most part, the only motorcycles at the show are there to display accessories. Motorcycle manufacturer displays are very rare. In 2007, Victory showed up with a nice display to show off …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009 wBW Special Report: Fulmer Helmets 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Report Home Aimee Leeper is a genius.  But a couple of months ago, people were questioning her sanity. There was a good chance that her job as Fulmer’s Marketing Director would have …

2009 Triumph Daytona 675: More Power and Better Handling February 2, 2009 – Triumph’s award-winning Daytona 675 has been revised and updated for 2009 with a host of modifications that improve on the bike’s class-leading handling and performance. The bike that caused such a stir by becoming the first three-cylinder machine to enter the Supersport …

January 7, 2009 – The TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program has announced that the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) has agreed to drop their copyright infringement lawsuit against Dr. Edward Ray, on behalf of Oregon State University, and Steve Garets, Director of TEAM OREGON. The Settlement Agreement was finalized on December 19, 2008.  The MSF agreed …

Triumph Announces the Daytona 675 The new Triumph Daytona 675 is one of the most eagerly awaited bikes of 2006. The triple-cylinder Daytona 675 Triple in one single stroke redefines just how a middleweight sports bike should perform. It packs a large amount of power and torque into a small, nimble package. The first three-cylinder …

The New BMW K1300S Background – The BMW K1300S BMW announced updates to the K 1200 series at the 2008 Intermot show in Germany. They sent us 85 pages (!) of information covering the BMW K 1300 S, BMW K 1300 GT and BMW K 1300 R, with even a little S 1000 RR thrown …

September 12, 2008:  Triumph launched the new Street Triple R today at a press launch on the Isle of Man. This new model is based on the successful Street Triple, is powered by the world renowned Daytona 675 and takes its styling queues from the original hooligan bike, the Speed Triple.  The Street Triple R …

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V Ride Report The Stelvio 1200 4V is here and it remains true to the Moto Guzzi heritage of building exciting motorcycles. Whether it will become a modern classic remains to be seen; what can be confirmed from this ride review is that overall, it will not disappoint.  Those wanting to …

Honda Announces World’s First Electronically Controlled “Combined ABS” for Super Sport Bikes June 9, 2008 – Honda has announced the world’s first electronically controlled “Combined ABS” for Super Sport motorcycles, aimed at combining ABS and CBS (Combined Brake System, or “linked” brakes) systems into one system that applies the basic advantages of both, while specifically …

R.T. fought the law and the law won.  He learned some interesting lessons along the way.  What went wrong?  What could or should have been done differently?  How would you have handled the situation?  Let’s hear from both sides — motorcyclists and Police Officers! More:  Comments (Below)  |  wBW Reviews Home Traffic Court Yesterday I arrived in traffic …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle is Here! May 10, 2008 – BMW today released the final street version of the 2009 BMW S 1000 RR street bike. The race version of the S1000RR has been doing very well so far in the 2009 World Superbike series, and the street version is loaded with technology …

BMW Announces Availability of the HP2 Sport in the U.S.A. May 9, 2008 – The BMW HP2 Sport has arrived at U.S. BMW motorcycle retailers. The same high-performance sport bike that Richard Cooper and Brian Parriott rode to fifth and sixth place finishes in last month’s Daytona 200 is now available in limited supplies for …

BMW S1000RR Prototype April 17, 2008 – BMW today released the official photos of the 2009 BMW S 1000 RR race bike. This motorcycle hasn’t been a very well kept secret, and the motorcycle shown here will be the basis for the motorcycle BMW will campaign in World Superbike racing. The photos of the S 1000 RR were …

The BMW “MEGAMOTO”! (April 2008) – BMW Motorrad is proudly presenting the new Megamoto. It’s based on the BMW HP2 Enduro. This unique motorcycle will rank right at the top among all street-legal two-cylinder Supermotos thanks to its supreme performance and the use of top-class materials. Consistently following the HP2 model line, the Megamoto impressively …

First 6-Cylinder Guzzi Announced Mandello del Lario, Italy – Moto Guzzi S.p.A. has announced a limited production run of 6-cylinder cruisers based on the famed Moto Guzzi Centauro chassis and engine. The new MG-3000ie (iniezione elettronica) will also be sold in the U.S. starting this fall as a 2009 model. The bike will be known as …

March 3, 2008 – It’s finally here!  Honda announced today the final production version of the unique and innovative Honda DN-01 “Sports Cruiser”! Honda Motor, Co., Ltd. announced that sales of the DN-01 large sports cruiser will begin in Japan on Friday, March 7. The price and delivery date for the UK has not been set, …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From The 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 16-18, 2008 We’re now reporting live from the annual Powersports Dealer Expo, held this time each year in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is our 5th annual report from the Dealer Expo, and it’s always quite a trip.  This is the place where …

The webBikeWorld Live Report From The 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo Brembo usually has some tasty bits to release at the Powersports Dealer Expo, and this year the are showing four new products for the North American market. This includes new motorcycle front and rear caliper kits and two unique master cylinders for motorcycles, significantly expanding the company’s …

Triumph Triple Challenge Back Bigger and Better in 2008 November 21, 2007 – The Triumph Triple Challenge one-make Championship will enter its second season in 2008, boasting a bigger and better prize fund for entrants, as well as the chance for the hottest and brightest UK talent to shine on the World stage. A test …

2008 BMW Motorcycles BMW’s two-wheel product expansion takes another step forward for 2008, with six new or extensively revised models in four different categories. In addition, the company moves into yet one more displacement class this year with another all-new off-road design. The company’s HP, Supersport and Adventure-Touring ranks also expand via new or extensively …

From “D.W.” (December 2012): “I can’t believe I fell victim to this design fault and didn’t realise until I went looking for the information after the event. The front wheel on my newly purchased R1200GSA locked up as I came off the tar seal onto a gravel section. I have four broken ribs a broken ankle …

UPDATE:  Agostini’s MV Agusta on display (see below). The Stamford (Connecticut) Museum & Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The museum will host a vintage motorcycle exhibition tracing the MV Agusta brand from its World War II inception to today, …

The Kawasaki Versys The Kawasaki Versys Story Part 1: Kawasaki Versys Introduction and Review Part 2: Luggage and Accessories Part 3: Windscreen Part 4: Accessories for the Versys Part 5: New Tires for the Versys Part 6: Oxford HotGrips on the Versys Gear: Zeta Handguards and XC Deflector Kit Gear: FAMSA 260 Tank Bag & Pannier Set Versys Specs: Kawasaki Versys Info and Specs …

From Dainese Press Release.  Edited by webBikeWorld.com May 14th, 2007 – Five European nations are to be involved in a beta test of the innovative Infinity helmet by Dainese. In the wake of the great success achieved by Beta testing with the Neck GoreTex jacket, Dainese has decided to get its customers involved again in …

World Exclusive:  webBikeWorld Live Report From The 2007 Powersports Dealer Expo It’s here!  This is our fourth visit to the fantastic Powersports Dealer Expo, held each year during President’s Day weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the place where all of the motorcycle accessory, clothing and helmet manufacturers display a fantastic array of products and …

Ducati Sport Classics For Sale! UPDATE: October 10, 2006 – Ducati releases two new Sportclassics, including the Sport S and the Sport 1000 Biposto with higher handlebars.  More information as it becomes available! If ever there was a motorcycle manufacturer capable of turning dreams into reality, it’s Ducati At the end of 2003, Ducati previewed …

Internet Exclusive:  webBikeWorld Reporting Live From the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 18-20, 2006. Home  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2005 Dealer Expo For the third consecutive year, webBikeWorld is reporting live from the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. You’ll be the very first to see exclusive reports …

2006 J.D. Power and Associates Reports: New Motorcycle Owners Experience Fewer Problems with Their Bikes Brands that Typically Use Multi-line Dealerships Continue to Struggle in Satisfying Customer Needs When it Comes to the Sales and Service Experience December 20, 2006 — Owners of new 2006 model-year motorcycles are reporting fewer problems with their bikes than …

BMW K1200S Sets New World Land Speed Record at Bonneville November 8, 2005) – A 2006 production model BMW K1200S has set a world land speed record. The record is in the 1000-1350cc stock, partially streamlined, naturally aspirated motorcycle class. This was attained at Utah’s famed Bonneville Salt Flats. The motorcycle, piloted by 56-year-old Andy …

Hayes Diversified Technologies is the designer and manufacturer of the Kawasaki KLR650-based M1030M1 JP8/Diesel Military Motorcycle. Hayes has now announced that due to overwhelming response, they will produce a limited run of diesel motorcycles for sale. Founded 1961 by Marvin Hayes Sr., Hayes has been providing diesel motorcycles and gas-fueled motorcycles and ATV’s to the …

More:  2005 Dealer Expo Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  | Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2006 Dealer Expo Continuing our live report from from the 2005Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 19-21, 2005. This is the last page, even though there are tons more stories to tell! It was a lot of fun and we met …

More from from the 2005 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 19-21, 2005. More:  2005 Dealer Expo Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2006 Dealer Expo Feb. 20, 2005 – 20:46:  Next to final posting.  I’ll probably add another page tomorrow. My feet and legs are killing me!  So much to see, as …

The CR&S “DUU” and Custom Motorcycles CR&S Custom Motorcycles Power cruisers are in, and they’re looking good. The genre seems to be evolving into a modern cross between the classic cruiser of the past and the street burner of the future. I guess the Yamaha V-Max was first, and it was plenty popular. Harley added …