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Introduction I have always wanted to get or try a NEXX helmet, especially something in the ‘Adventure’ line – so in being provided with a NEXX X.WED2 X-Patrol Helmet (also known as the X-Wild) for this review, one more ‘helmet-related’ item is now crossed off the proverbial bucket list… as informal as it is. NEXX …

Introduction Last summer I purchased a 1999 Kawasaki ZRX 1100. It is a bike I liked when it originally came on the market. It is a replica of the early 80s KZ1000R, which was a tribute to Eddie Lawson’s winning Kawasaki race bike. As Cycle World put it, “a replica of a replica”. I even …

Foreword This first of two Motion Series reviews introduces the new Motion Series systems from UClear and focuses on the Motion 6 system that is the base offering of this new series of products. The more advanced Motion Infinity is the subject of the second review in this series and while it shares almost everything …

A Pricey Machine MV Agusta has made headlines recently for its controversial advertising. However, the brand isn’t focused solely on controversial sexy ads. The company is still making awesome-looking Italian motorcycles. The Brutale 1000 Serie Oro is one of them. The bike is essentially a naked superbike. It’s gorgeous and now we have a price …

I’ve Fallen Prey To A Bell SRT Modular Predator First Impression & Fitment I’ve just finished reviewing 3 successive helmets that all (to varying degrees) hurt my head to wear. All of them were shaped too narrow for my Round Oval skull. Thankfully relief came in the form of this Bell SRT Modular lid that …

Four Pots, 250cc, Plenty to Love The demise of many of 250cc motorcycles from the market has confounded me for a while now. There seems to be plenty of small 125cc machines out there and even more machines with displacements over 300cc, but the 250cc size that served so many riders well has somewhat fallen …

An Electric BMW on the Way? Electric motorcycles are here and the major manufacturers are now starting to take them seriously. We’ve reported on the big Asian manufacturers working on batteries together and various patent applications filed. Now it seems BMW is getting into the electric motorcycle mix. The company just recently released the Vision …

Cover Your Noggin but Feel the Wind on Your Face for Less Every week I take a look at our partner’s websites and pull the deals that catch my eye. This week I was drawn in by the discounts on Revzilla’s website for open face helmets. I’ll recommend a full-face lid over an open face …

Taking Your Mini-Moto to the Next Level Going off-road is as much about the tires you use as it is about the suspension, frame, and engine of your motorcycle. Some good knobby tires can transform motorcycle, and that’s exactly the idea behind the Shinko Tires Mobber Tire. The company recently released the knobby all-terrain rubber. …

The Special Edition Motorcycle You Didn’t Know You Wanted Norton Motorcycles is one of the most iconic brands in the entire industry. Breitling Watches is a fitting counterpoint in the watch and timepiece industry. It makes a lot of sense they would both decide to team up. At an event in New York City, the …

Quick Specs $499 / Intermediate Oval (Neutral bias) / 3.83lbs / 1,737g Note: NEXX provided this X.VILITUR at no cost for the purpose of this review. NEXX’s First Modular is a Good One Hot off the heels of my SCHUBERTH C4 Pro review is NEXX’s first-ever modular helmet, the long-awaited X.Vilitur. Priced at $499, it …

A Look at the Quianjiang Motorcycle Company By now, you’ve probably heard of the partnership between Harley-Davidson and Quianjiang Motorcycle Company. The two companies will team up to produce a 338cc motorcycle for the Chinese market. While Harley needs a small displacement machine, teaming up with a Chinese motorcycle company is an interesting move. Quianjiang …

The Big Four a Gearing Up When Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, and Suzuki get into the electric motorcycle market in a big way, it’s going to change the industry. The companies have already teamed up to standardize swappable batteries. While there are plenty of electric motorcycle startups and other more established companies, the big four entering …

Battery or No Battery? You Decide Hybrid motorcycles are something that hasn’t really happened yet. BMW might be seeking to change that with a new bike. According to MoreBikes, the company recently patented a flexible gas tank. How does that indicate the bike could be a hybrid? Well, the flexible part of the tank would …

Harley Found Its Chinese Partner In an effort to expand its reach in Asia, Harley has decided to team up with the Qianjiang Motorcycle Company, which is owned by Geely—a major Chinese automotive and motorcycle company. Geely has a massive global reach. For example, it owns Volvo. The move isn’t surprising. It was already stated …

Let the Fun Begin Most riders know about Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor’s epic journies in the Long Way Around and Long Way Down. Now the guys are going to work on another journey called Long Way Up. This time, the duo will travel from South America up to the United States. Boorman revealed the news …

A Good-Looking Lineup With the death of the venerable KLR recently, we’d hoped that Kawasaki would have a replacement, and the rumors are that it likely does. However, that bike will not be making it to production for 2020. Kawasaki recently announced all of their dual-purpose and off-road bikes. It’s a good lineup, and we’re …

The Higher You Go, The Bigger the Issue Royal Enfield introduced the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 to great fanfare. People loved the bikes and they continue to love them. However, the motorcycles seem to struggle when you take them up to the super high mountain peaks in India. Riders, influencers, and bloggers …

Recharged and Ready to Go Just about three short months after a catastrophic fire destroyed all the bikes and much of the equipment of MotoE, the racing series is back to testing and on track to complete its revised schedule. According to Visordown, the Energica bikes that make up MotoE are ready to go and …

Quick Specs $209.99 / Intermediate Oval  / 3.81lbs / 1,728g A Modular That’s Heavy on Features, Light on Weight The HJC IS-Max II is the successor to the venerable IS-MAX modular helmet that we reviewed back in 2009. That helmet was a quality one when it came out and has served many riders well. The …

Some Quality Boots at an Excellent Price We’re always on the lookout for good deals, and I noticed that there are some good deals on Alpinestars boots at Revzilla. If you’re looking for some killer boots and only have a little money to spend, I suggest you check out the options from Alpinestars at Revzilla. …

The Best of Both Worlds or Just Weird? Pedal-assist electric bicycles are really cool. I rode one all over Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, one time and had an absolute blast. It made me wonder if I shouldn’t trade in my loud, dirty Tomos moped for cruising over to a coffee shop. However, what ultimately convinced me …

Regulations are Forcing Honda’s Hand Some people say the new emissions regulations for many areas around the world are moving too quickly. Others say they’re not moving quickly enough. No matter where you stand on this issue, you should be able to agree it’s making some interesting business bedfellows. It now seems that Honda India …

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 …