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Newest Model in the Simpson Bandit Line Simpson has a new helmet that is added to the Bandit line of helmets and it’s called the Speed Bandit. The helmet looks similar to the previous helmets in this line from the company, but it features some changes and updates.  The helmet is DOT and ECE certified, …

Good, but Not Original A patent filed by Chinese manufacturer Benda on July 10 shows a power cruiser model that could rival some of the other muscled-out cruisers currently on sale. According to Cycle World, the bike’s name is currently the Benda BD700. Many Chinese manufacturers of motorcycles earn trust in the industry by producing …

For Commuting and More The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is a very good adventure touring motorcycle. It’s not quite as hardcore of an off-road machine as some of the competition, but a competent all-arounder with a lot of features and characteristics to love. Now Suzuki Italy has revealed a new version called the V-Strom 1050 Machi …

When Is the Perak Coming? July Jawa Motorcycles is leaning on history and legend for its upcoming motorcycle. The Jawa Perak is set to debut soon for the Indian market. The date for the official reveal is July 20, 2020. Yep, that’s just right around the corner, and that means if you live in India …

Name a Better-Looking Electric Scooter I know styling is subjective, but can you think of a better-looking scooter than the one shown above? That bike is the Moto Guzzi Galletto Concept. The old Galletto scooter from the 1950s recently celebrated its 70th anniversary, and the industrial designer Samuele Dell’Oro decided to reimagine the scooter as …

Time to Get Another Streaming Service? If you’re an ADV bike fan or even if you just like motorcycles in general, then you know that Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman were working on another epic road trip on the back of Harley-Davidson LiveWires and riding from the southernmost tip of South America to Los Angeles …

Big Bikes on the Track Indian Motorcycle and S&S will join a bunch of Harley-Davidson bagger motorcycles on the racetrack on October 23-25 in beautiful Monterey, California, for the King of the Baggers put on by MotoAmerica. The race will see some big bagger motorcycles a bit out of their element on the racetrack, but …

Unique Vision Squandered by Harley-Davidson Buell Motorcycle Company is best known for its connection with Harley-Davidson. It’s one of the many things you can point to in Harley’s long history that The Motor Company managed to mess up, but that’s really only part of the story of Buell.  The company’s story spans nearly four decades. …

This Guy Is a Nut, but My Kind of Nut Portuguese rider André Sousa set a record a while back for going the fastest around South America on a motorcycle. Now he has a new challenge. He wants to do a 37,000-mile journey around the world on a Honda Monkey. His journey has actually already …

Upgrades to a Very Popular Scooter Outside the U.S. the Honda Forza scooter is an extremely popular machine. According to some newly leaked information from Freeman Rider, it looks like Honda has a new Forza scooter in the works.  The current Forza has a 279cc engine in it. That will be upgraded to 329cc. That …

Get Ready to Upgrade Do you own a Yamaha XSR700 or a MT-07 or a FZ-07? Then it’s time to upgrade your suspension thanks to a new full suspension setup from Progressive Suspension. The new suspension kit features a replacement front fork cartridge kit and a mono-shock for the rear. You don’t have to buy …

“Ever drink espresso while getting high at an Ikea?” – Mr. Regular Mr. Regular, for those who don’t know, is a bit of an eccentric. His reviews are often laced with dirty language, jokes about male members, and fart noises, but they’re also in-depth, interesting, literary, and at times downright touching. He recently had the …

Could it Come to North America? Honda has now launched a new online booking system in India to help make the process of getting a new bike as seamless and easy as possible, according to BikeWale. With the new system customers can take a closer look at and reserve individual models. This is designed to …

Royal Enfield Has Some Real Winners The INT650 and the Continental GT from Royal Enfield are lovely machines. Jim and I reviewed the INT650 last year. It’s a nice motorcycle at a very reasonable price and has a good warranty. I’d buy one if I were looking for a middleweight retro motorcycle, and I’m not …

Benelli Upping Its Emissions Game A while back, my buddy Bill Hall reported on the new Benelli Imperiale 400 bike. Not too long after that, I followed up with a story about how the bike achieved BS6 emissions compliance. Now the motorcycle has officially been launched in India, according to BikeWale. The motorcycle is unchanged …

Those Lucky Riders The Philippines get some cool bikes, including the new Yamaha XSR 155. The new baby XSR looks a lot like its bigger siblings but just packs a smaller punch designed specifically the roads and riders in Asian markets.  With that said, I would definitely ride one of these, and I think it …

Pre-Order the Ultra Modular I reported previously about the Matrix Alpha Pro ultra modular helmet. That helmet is a super-unique lid in that it can be reconfigured into a full-face, open face with a chin bar and with goggles, open face with a chin bar and no goggles, or an open face helmet. There are …

2020 Has Not Been a Good Year Few people are having a good year in 2020, and if you’re a part of Harley-Davidson, things are about to get worse. The company announced that it will be cutting 700 jobs around the world. Two hundred of those 500 were unfilled positions, though, so it’s more like …

It Has Got to be a Screamer Boutique British bike outlet Langen Motorcycles has a new 2-Stroke machine that features one of the most interesting engines I’ve seen in a while. It’s a fuel-injected 90-degree Vins two-stroke V-twin that makes a lot of power for its modest displacement. The engine is only a 250cc but …

Open Face with a Large Face Shield Shark is a French helmet manufacturer that makes good lids. We have reviewed several of them, but recently the company has released a new Citycruiser helmet. It’s an open face, jet-style helmet with a large face shield that covers your whole face. The helmet is available in four …

It Looks Cool The company called Black Tea has a new Moped. That bike is designed to transform the way people think of bikes and transportation in general. While there are multiple generations discussed on the company website. Black Tea is really just getting around to putting out its first version of the bike. The …

A High-Speed Electric Electric motorcycles will continue to make up an ever more impressive portion of the motorcycle industry. The technology is simply getting better and better, and it will likely surpass gas engines one day. The Warwick Moto Aurora is a bike that makes me think this new electric motorcycle future could come sooner …

Taking a Cue from MotoGP Not long ago I wrote about the new Panigale V2 receiving its White Rosso livery. Now Ducati is offering a special white color for the Multistrada 950 S. The bike will be available with a new GP White color scheme in 2021, according to DriveMags. The color scheme is different …

Zero Wants Your Gas Bike Zero Motorcycles is one of the many electric motorcycle companies out there, but it’s the one that stands out as a killer option and offers some of the best bikes. Now you have an even bigger incentive to switch to an electric bike thanks to Zero’s Cash for Carbon trade-in …

Moving Past COVID-19 Despite the pandemic, sales of powersports equipment have been strong. I reported on this the other day. The case in point is BMW Motorrad. The company posted strong sales numbers in June and that has led to a nearly 10 percent rise in sales year-over-year, according to RideApart. When the pandemic first …

Hopefully, It Will Return Next Year The Americade Rally isn’t postponed in 2020, it simply isn’t going to happen this year. The reason for this is that the COVID-19 pandemic is still an issue and is causing many events to be postponed or canceled. The original date for the Americade Rally was June 2-6 in …

Learn to Race Flat Track Always wanted to slide around a flat track racetrack like a pro? Now you can learn how thanks to Royal Enfield and Moto Anatomy. Renown racer Johnny Lewis will be teaching the classes to riders who will ride Royal Enfield FT411 and FT 650 bikes.  Lewis originally developed the racing …

A New Naked from Triumph The Triumph Speed Triple is one of those bikes that everyone seems to love, and now Triumph looks like it’s going to make it even better. A new version of the bike was spotted testing. Images of the bike were posted by Motorcycle News and other outlets.  The new Speed …

Coming Out of the Pandemic In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of businesses were forced to shut down. In Italy, these shutdowns were pretty much everything. The devastating effects of the virus were felt worse there than many other places. Now the country is coming out of the worst of the pandemic …

Mexican Border to Canadian Border Nobody doubted the Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire to perform, but a lot of people think the range is too short for the bike’s high price tag and everyone says there’s not enough fast-charging infrastructure to support electric motorcycles nationwide. One man decided to see what it was like to take his LiveWire …

COVID-19 Hasn’t Decimated Sales When the world shuts down, what do you do? You go for a ride on your motorcycle, ATV, or other powersports equipment. If you don’t own anything to ride, you go out and buy one apparently. According to multiple sources, including Cycle World and Roadracing World, powersports sales are doing well …

For Trials Riding Fun GasGas is no joke when it comes to off-road motorcycles, which is probably why KTM bought the brand not that long ago. From there, KTM sold the enduro GasGas designs to Reiju. Needless to say, it’s been a wild year for the Spanish motorcycle company, and now the brand has put …

The Sales Keep Coming With 4th of July passed, you might think you’ve missed out on your chance to score some massive discounts on killer gear, but the fact of the matter is that Revzilla is still rolling out new sale items. Also, the 4th of July sales are still on the website, so you …

Weird and Futuristic Yamaha has some odd three-wheeled machines in its lineup, but those designs are honestly good ones if you like a third wheel. There have been rumors of the company adding another leaning trike to its lineup, and now Cycle World has shared some images that show what the bike will likely look …

A Ready-to-Go Small Sportbike Honda recently revealed the 2020 version of the CBR400R in Japan, according to Indian Autos Blog. Unfortunately, this motorcycle will be for the Japanese market only, but it’s a killer bike and one that I would like to see Honda take elsewhere in the world. The motorcycle features the same 399cc …

Keeping Things Rolling Piaggio Group is a massive organization. The group is comprised of Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Vespa, and other brands, and rakes in a lot of money, so I was a bit surprised to learn that the company secured a $60 million loan in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Piaggio Group isn’t in …

Get Ready to Accessorize Indian and Roland Sands Design have teamed up for an FTR 1200 accessory line. The lineup is inspired by RSD-backed ‘Super Hooligan’ American flat track series. The lineup consists of replacement rims, crash protection, levers, and engine covers. “[The] FTR1200 finds its roots and inspiration in flat track racing and RSD …

At the time of this writing, the first official day of Summer is only a couple of weeks away. As such, it’s time to start breaking out the hot weather riding gear. A lot of riders will be reaching for riding gear that includes mesh fabrics in the construction. I’m one of those riders and …

Mecum Auction Anyone? I’m a big fan of little bikes, and the Honda MB5 is on my list of bikes to own. There is one for sale through Mecum right now, and it looks absolutely awesome. The Honda MB5 was only imported to the U.S. for one year, and it was a cool little motorcycle. …

A Good Move by Both Companies Twisted Road and Windy-City Fox Motorsports have teamed up to provide a unique demo-to-own motorcycle program. Twisted Road, for those of you who don’ know, is a large peer-to-peer rental service provider. Windy-City Fox Motorsports is one of the largest dealer networks in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas. Together, …