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Cool Scooters, Electric Power Swag EV is a Singapore-based company that has some cool new electric scooters for the masses of Bangkok, Thailand. Swag stands for Supreme Wagon Automotive Group. The group has two new scooters that use Bosch brushless hub motors: the Type S and Type X, according to Thailand Tatler. The Type S …

It May Scoot to Scooter Heaven Rumors have been swirling of the Suzuki Burgman’s impending demise. In an interview with Moto Station, Guillaume Vuillardot, business manager for Suzuki France, it was said that the Burgman 400 will be the only model to continue under Euro 5 compliance. That means the 200 and 600 Burgmans that …

A New Busa Coming The Suzuki Hayabusa might still be sold here in the U.S. but in other areas of the world, it was discontinued due to emissions. I suspected that Suzuki was hard at work on a new Busa, and now some patent info for a new model has leaked. According to Motorcycle News, …

In the Government’s Own Sanctioned Testing The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) employed Act Labs—an independent lab in California—to test DOT helmets for labeling and performance from 2014 to 2019. During that time, the lab tested 167 helmets. 62.8 percent of the helmets failed the labeling portion and a whopping 43.1 percent of the …

All-New and Amazing The all-new 2020 Panigale V4 Superleggera. It has been teased and discussed at length and today, Ducati has released the motorcycle and all of its details. This is a very expensive, very advanced, and very, very fast motorcycle. It’s as sexy as motorcycles get.  The V4 Superleggera is a Panigale that wears …

Say Goodbye to the 500 Royal Enfield showcased a new and final version of the Classic 500 motorcycle. The company added the Classic Tribute Black model. This motorcycle, as you might imagine from the name, has been totally blacked out. The tank, side covers, and fenders are all painted in a glossy black. There are …

Sounds Like Middleweight Machines Triumph and Bajaj have a deal to work together to make more small-displacement bikes. I reported this fact already. Now new information has come up that the companies will start with six motorcycles in the UK A2 license classification. This means these motorcycles will be 395cc or more and make no …

A True Electric Hero? The motorcycle company Hero now has a new electric motorcycle called the AE-47. The motorcycle looks really good honestly, though it is not likely something that we’ll see here in North America. The bike features a hub-mounted motor and has a pretty good range. According to CarAndBike, the AE-47 has a …

The Coolest Scooter Ever Begins Production I know there are a lot of scooter haters out there. Let me say one thing to them: scooters are awesome and you’re missing out on an enjoyable experience. If you don’t believe me, perhaps the Italjet Dragster will change your mind. Just look at it. It looks like …

A Performance Upgrade for the Harley-Davidson Dyna Platform If you thought the Harley-Davidson Dyna platform was without enough performance upgrades when it comes to shocks, well, there’s another option now from JRi. The product line will be ride-height adjustable and dual-adjustable shocks in 12-inch, 13-inch, and 14-inch lengths.  The company sent out a press release, …

A Baby Scout Bobber Could be Delivered Soon The Indian Scout family could have a new baby model soon. The other smaller-displacement bike would be more of a little badass than the Scout Sixty. It’d be a Scout Bobber Sixty. According to some new California Air Resources Board (CARB) filings, the motorcycle company has a …

This Is a True Elite Machine The 2020 model updates are rolling out. The new bikes have already been announced and now companies are rolling out updates to models that have been out already. The 2020 Roadmaster Elite is the latest from Indian Motorcycle. This is likely in direct response to the Harley-Davidson CVO Road …

The Head of Revzilla, CycleGear and Now J&P Cycles Comoto is the parent company to Revzilla and CycleGear. It now is the parent company to J&P Cycles, too. I reported late last week on the acquisition of J&P Cycles. Now three of the big names in the online motorcycle gear and accessories space are under …

Harley Offers Some New Bikes Harley-Davidson is in the news a lot for its future bikes—stuff like the LiveWire, Pan America, and Bronx—but the company is still making cruisers, and it recently released two new bikes: the Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and the Fat Boy 30th Anniversary Edition. These two new motorcycles are more of …

Kawasaki’s Return to the ADV Market? Kawasaki discontinued the beloved KLR 650 a while back. That move essentially removed the brand from the ADV conversation. The motorcycle company makes some killer dual-sport motorcycles and it has wonderful off-road bikes. So, there is no question that Team Green could make an awesome ADV. Now there’s a …

A New Street Triple R On the Way The new Triumph Street Triple R is now on the way. Triumph recently teased the bike and let the world know that it would be revealing the bike on February 11. Triumph has released its Street Triple RS and S, and now the company will have the …

Shark and Nolan Teamup? The 2Ride Holding Group, which is the parent company of the French brand Shark that makes helmets, acquired the parent company of the Italian brand Nolan. Nolan’s parent company also owns Grex and X-lite helmets. These are popular brands in Europe but not super popular in North America. 2Ride Holding Group …

Introduction This long-overdue long-term review of the Sena 30K is being finished off as we begin a new year and a new decade and, coincidentally just as Sena announces the new 50 Series products featuring Bluetooth 5.0 and Mesh 2.0. Once the new Sena 50 Series product hit the streets, the 30K system is going …

Intro To many riders, the Aerostich name has been synonymous with premium motorcycle riding gear for over three decades. Starting with the original Roadcrafter suit, Aerostich set out to create a garment that would provide protection, comfort, and convenience in one package.  Since the first Roadcrafter was released, Aerostich expanded its offerings as well as …

One of the Best Brands Out There for Less Klim is one of those brands that makes seriously good gear. You generally get what you pay for with motorcycle gear, and Klim’s stuff is no different. That means it’s usually pretty pricey. Well, if you had your eyes set on some Klim gear but couldn’t …

A Lot of Technology Requires Some Explaining The new 2020 Honda Africa Twin, no matter what type of Africa Twin you get, has the 6.5-inch touch-panel TFT LCD Multi-information Display with handlebar controls and features like Apple CarPlay and settings for the ABS, Torque Control, wheelie control and more. To help folks understand what’s what …

It’s Going to an Amazing Ducati Machine I’ve reported on the Ducati Project 1708 before. The motorcycle will now be revealed on February 6. Ducati sent out an email saying that the model would come out on that date. That’s this Thursday, folks. Get ready for a real-deal Superleggera that should seriously impress just about …

Everything Is Not as it Seems Knock-off and counterfeit motorcycle gear is a real problem. Companies sell stuff that looks legit to most people but isn’t. In the case of regular clothing, this is far less problematic, but when it comes to motorcycle gear and especially motorcycle helmets, the difference could be fatal.  Motorcycle News …

Selling More Electric Bikes The Italian electric motorcycle company Energica has already seen over 40 percent of 2019 year-end numbers. The company implemented a new pre-sale program to collect customer orders and that plus the introduction of a new battery pack has seen orders for the bikes skyrocket. The new power unit is a 21.5 …

Thank You! Our friend Justin Silverman at Gerbing Heated Clothing supplied me with this vest, battery harness and temperature controller at no charge for this review.  First Impressions In the Spring of 2019, I reviewed the Exotogg thermal vest and experienced first hand how electric dependant heated gear can fail at the most inopportune time. …

Aprilia’s Flagship Sportsbike Returns For 2020: The RSV4 RR Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The legendary Aprilia RSV4 RR spearheads the brand’s sports bike charge for 2020. As an evolution over the previous models, the new RSV4 RR champions Aprilia’s drive for racing excellence, building on years of race-developed research and development. …

The American Exclusive Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR Misano Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Introducing the USA-only limited edition Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR Misano! Usually, fancy limited-edition models are reserved for the European market, but this year Aprilia has decided to pay homage to the brands first victory in the championship …

The Ultimate Naked Machine: The 2020 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Aprilia’s flagship naked bike returns for 2020 with a selection of improvements to help it retain its performance-naked crown. It’s fast, furious, and thrilling to ride but it’s also a practical and efficient motorcycle too, which …

Revzilla, CycleGear, J&P Under One Umbrella I reported a while back on the appointment of Ken Murphy to CEO of Comoto Holdings. In case Comoto doesn’t sound familiar to you, the company owns Revzilla and CycleGear—two of the biggest online motorcycle gear and parts sellers out there. Now Comoto has purchased J&P Cycles, another large …

A Modern Classic 300 Would Fit Well Yamaha’s XSR line of bikes has two models. There’s a 700 and there’s a 900. Now new rumors have surfaced that indicate the company may be looking to put out a 300 version of the bike, and it makes a lot of sense. iMotorcycle was one of the …

Norton Made £6.7 Million, So What Happened? I’m not one with inside knowledge of Norton Motorcycles, but I will say that it seems like things should have worked, at least from what was out there in the news. But the company entered administration. According to MoreBikes, the company’s sales resulted in £6.7 million last year. …

Things Just Got a Little More Interesting Cleveland CycleWerks announced via a press release its new partnership with the U.S. company Sphere Brakes. The company is aptly named. It has a new sphere brake that was created in Erie, Pennsylvania, that uses mechanical, hydraulic, electrical or pneumatic pressure to apply hemispherical pads against spherical braking …

Essentially Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Norton Motorcycles has one of those names that has a long history behind it. The future of the company, however, is questionable. Norton just went into administration in the UK, which is the equivalent of filing chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S.  Accounting firm BDO was appointed administrator of the motorcycle …

Some Stinging HD News for the End of 2019 Nobody expected Harley-Davidson to have a great 2019. However, the year was a little worse than expected. The company saw an 8.5 percent decline in revenue, according to Reuters. That includes motorcycle sales, merchandise, and accessories. All told, the company still pulled in $874.1 million. The …

A 950cc Engine and an Adventure Bike MV Agusta’s CEO Timur Sardarov has some big plans for the brand. He wants to help the company expand and has been making moves to make that happen. One of the things he recently discussed with the Italian motorcycle publication Motociclismo was the possibility of an adventure bike …

A Unique American Motorcycle Company Confederate Motorcycles is a company that stands out from other motorcycle companies in the world. It builds machines in low-volume and for high prices, and it’s motorcycles are unlike any other bikes on the road.  Recently, I wrote about a different company—Curtiss Motorcycles—and how the folks now running that company …

The Scrambler Goes Pro Ducati hit gold when it created the Scrambler model. The company has many variants of the bike, and now it has released another couple variants—the 1100 Pro and 1100 Sport Pro. These two utilize the same 86 hp engine that’s in other 1100 versions of the Scambler, but they get some …

Electricity Intensifies Zero Motorcycles will hold its first-ever Electric National competition during the motorcycle races at The One Motorcycle Show 2020. Only electric motorcycles will be allowed to compete in the race. The field will be filled by top-level racers and national-level riders. Cash prizes will be awarded. Currently, there’s no information about who will …

Is the Honda Electric Sportbike Coming? Honda has a lot of patents out there, but one that recently caught my eye was what looked like an electric CBR patent. The application was spotted and showcased by Living With Gravity. Additionally, MoreBikes picked up the story but didn’t have much new info on the bike other …

Another Model in the Lineup Zero Motorcycles sent out an email about its upcoming new bike. The name of that model? The SR/S. This is not to be confused with the SR/F that the company started teasing around this time last year. That bike is the most-advanced motorcycle that Zero has ever produced, and the …