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Plenty of Electric Bike Goodness Zero Motorcycles has recently announced its 2020 base model line. The company has a good crop of bikes, including the Black Forest DSR as an all-new global model. The bike used to be an EU-only model, but it now is available in all global markets. In terms of the whole model …

An Improvement Over Previous Lids The Arai Corsair-X model was a very fine helmet. It was a top-of-the-line-lid, but now Arai has a new model. The Regent-X. Built using many of the same ideas as the Corsair-X and offering the same protection, the Regent-X takes things up a notch. The Regent-X is also much less …

You Can Forget the Motorcycle Endorsement in Some States Most of the time, if you don’t have a motorcycle endorsement, you’re not allowed on anything with two wheels except a bicycle, but now Vespa will allow you to ride around in Italian style on its new line of 50cc scooters with a speed limiter installed …

Supercharge All the Things! I love superchargers. I love them on cars and motorcycles. I love the look and sound and result of a supercharger, so more supercharged motorcycles from Kawasaki is just the kind of thing that will get me fired up in the morning. Recently Kawasaki released a teaser video on its YouTube …

The Bikes That Honda Should be Building It appears that Honda wanted to make some bikes that harkened back to the Honda CB750 four-cylinder that really changed the world. That’s why the company reached out to 5Four Motorcycles to have the company created a limited run of CB1100 RS motorcycles that have been reworked with …

Get a High-Dollar Lid for a Low Price Every week, I go through the deals on some of the gear sites out there and then I pull together my favorite deals. This week, I came across some excellent deals on Schuberth helmets. However, I have to warn you before you click through and get all …

It’s Coming Stateside No Matter What Leaning trikes are one thing, but what about a leaning quad? That’s the question that the Swiss company Quadro has an answer to. The company will announce its entrance into the North American market at AIMExpo. If you don’t know what a Qooter is, you’re not alone. Think Yamaha …

Finally, Official Confirmation Yep, Honda will debut the new Africa Twin at AIMExpo. The bike will be revealed on September 23. The company released a teaser video for the motorcycle that I have included below. In the video, you don’t see much of the bike. It’s all shrouded in darkness with the only truly visible …

It’s Coming Up While it’s not clear what Honda will reveal, the publication Asphalt & Rubber revealed that the company will debut an all-new model at the U.S. motorcycle show. The show is happening at the end of September, so this is really just right around the corner. With all that said, there are all …

Two Power Variants? Why Not A while back I reported on the fact that the Kawasaki ZX-25R could gain two cylinders. That information came from the publication Young Machine. Now it seems that the model has been confirmed for the Indonesian market and will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, according to RideApart. That’s not …

What Mad Scientist Shadetree Mechanic Thought This Up? I love people who get crazy ideas into their head and then actually execute on them, and that’s exactly what the Stunt Freaks Team has done. The guys took a Suzuki GSX-R1000 and added dirt bike suspension, wheels, tires, and more to it to make it an …

Two New and Different Bikes Benelli and its parent company SSR aren’t huge players in the North American market, but they are players. The companies each put out a new motorcycle for the 2020 model year. The bikes are very different—SSR’s is a dirt bike called the SR300S and Benelli’s is a naked street bike …

Scooters, Trikes, Motorcycles, and More BRP connected up with Alta Motors a while back. Now the company has seven interesting, new electric concepts. The company showcased these models at its recent Club BRP event in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to electrek. The company also showcased its other product offerings but the concepts got the most …

Proof Surfaces There’s been a lot of speculation about what the next Africa Twin will be. I’d heard it would be a smaller displacement machine and that it would be a bigger displacement one. The jury is still out on the smaller displacement model, but Motorcycle.com has confirmation that the CRF1100 is coming. According to …

A New Generation of Electric Powerhouses Energica has a couple of new electric superbikes in the works. The company has some new versions of its Ego and Eva EsseEsse9. Those bikes should come in 2020, and Morebikes recently posted some spy shots of the motorcycles out testing. To be clear, Morebikes, reported that it was …

An Easy Way to Buy MV Agusta’s Serie Oro Superveloce 800 and Brutale 1000 didn’t just sell out quickly and annoy some people with their advertising. The bikes were also used to introduce a new online ordering system that MV Agusta has. The company introduced this new system with the Serie Oro models, but now …

Get The Gear You Need for Fall Summer is all but over, but there’s plenty of good riding weather left in the year. That’s why you should get that piece of gear you need. Make the most of the last few months of riding weather. If you live somewhere warm, celebrate that by rewarding yourself …

Good News for Touring Riders My colleague Brandon Jackson pointed out to me that Aerostich has brought back the Transit suit. This is the Transit 3. The third iteration of the much loved touring and sport-touring suit. Brandon told me Aerostich was forced to stop making the Transit 2 suit a while back because of …

Is Active Aero Coming? It appears that Honda is working on a new CBR1000RR Fireblade. That bike could also be the recipient of some fancy new aerodynamics equipment. Active aero, that is. According to Visordown, Honda has filed patent paperwork for a 1,000cc motorcycle with a four-cylinder engine. That bike is a sportbike and while …

An Electric Adventure? Charlie Boorman said a while back that he and Ewan McGregor would do another adventure together. This time, the guys will call it Long Way Up and they’ll go from South America to the U.S. As good of news as this is, there are some even more interesting developments with this story. …

Introduction webBikeWorld has been evaluating Bikecomm products since around late 2010/2011, in having reviewed the early Bikecomm hybrid wired/wireless BK-01 and BK02 systems and later on, the standalone HOLA BT systems. Some of them are still here in plastic storage containers and a couple of them get charged up and used now and then. Especially …

Introduction As identified in the UClear Motion Series – Motion 6 and Motion Infinity postings, just about everything UClear has marketed or provided for some form of testing has been reviewed by wBW and that includes a broad-range review of the UClear AMP Intercom models in January 2017. And until the release of the Motion …

You’re Sneaky, Indian I can’t claim credit for having spotted this. The guys over at Canada Moto Guide managed to notice that when Indian launched its 2020 Scout lineup it left a good Easter egg in one of the pictures. It is the Indian Challenger, and it looks really friggin cool from what I can …

Plenty to Love from Yamaha Yamaha has some new and improved bikes for the 2020 model year. The company has some seriously good bikes it has updated for the 2020 model year, and if you haven’t made up your mind about the bikes that you want to buy yet, then you’d better give Yamaha’s lineup …

Inked Up and Ready to Ride Tattoos and motorcycles go pretty well together. They have for a long time. Because of this, the guys at Game Over Cycles decided to do something special. They built the world’s first tattooed motorcycle. The custom build is based on a Harley-Davidson Heritage model. The bike has a sidecar, …

A Light Weight Super Sports for the U.S. A hot new rumor in the motorcycling world is that Honda could bring an updated CBR300RR to the U.S. soon. Publications like MotoStation and Visordown are both reporting that Honda may soon have a new CBR300RR that will take the place of the CBR250RR and come to …

Let the Sci-Fi Future Begin Bosch makes all sorts of cool stuff for cars and motorcycles. The company was the first to create a digital gauge for cars in the mid-1990s. That technology is now all over the place on both cars and motorcycles. Well, now the company has a special 3D dash it’s working …

An Old Video That’s Still Relevant Peter Fonda and Evel Knievel are two of the most famous riders ever. In the video below the two guys go over motorcycle safety, the importance of wearing gear, and a whole lot more. It’s a public service announcement that everyone should watch, partly because it’s genuinely helpful and …

100 Years Since the First Scout Indian Motorcycle has a milestone to celebrate. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Scout motorcycle. Obviously it’s not 100 years all in succession, but 100 years nonetheless from the first bike to wear the Scout name. The celebrate that fact, the company has a couple of special …

Get Ready for Sideways Saturday AIMExpo presented by Nationwide will have all sorts of things to get excited about. The motorcycling event in Columbus, Ohio, will take over the city’s convention center and showcase all kinds of bikes, motorcycle gear, technology, and powersports-related topics. One of the things that will be at the show that’s …

An Underwhelming Number for the Auction House We reported on the fact that the Harley Electra Glide owned by the late and great Elvis Presley would be going to auction. Now the bike has sold, and it went for far less than was expected. The motorcycle was thought to pull in somewhere around $2 million, …

A Promise of Adventure In some ways, motorcycling is all about appealing to your inner dream. Think about it – adventure-style bikes now dominate the sales charts with the promise (made largely to an aging motorcyclist population in Europe and the US) that these bikes can cross the Sahara, plow paths through thick jungle, and …

At Least European Sales Are Going Strong In 2018, the motorcycle industry worldwide saw some serious growth. According to Motorcycles Data, the industry aw the third-highest sales level ever in 2018. That hasn’t been the case in 2019. In the first quarter of the year, the market was down 5.4 percent or over 14.1 million …

Say Hello to the Katana and a Much More Streamlined Group Suzuki recently released its new street lineup for 2020, and the company did a fair amount of trimming. Most notably for me, the company cut out the VanVan 200 and the TU250X. Now, I know those bikes aren’t amazing machines, but I liked them …

More Indian Motorcycles Is A Good Thing Some recent CARB filings spotted by Motorcycle.com show that Indian Motorcycle will put out two new versions of the Scout for 2020. The first is the Indian Scout 100th Anniversary. The second is the Indian Scout Bobber Twenty. Indian has an important year coming up and it makes …

Elivasa University in Spain Is Doing it Right The bike you see pictured above was designed and built by 12 engineering and design students at Elivasa university in Spain. The electric enduro motorcycle won some awards and I can see why. The prototype is fully functional. According to RideApart, it took the team nine months …

To Awesome Bikes, Two Welcomed Rumors For Triumph 2020 should be a pretty big year. The company is updating a lot of its lineup and the most recent rumors focus on the Speed Triple and the Thunderbird. This is good news. The Speed Triple is an amazing machine and another Thunderbird is welcomed with open …

Norton Will Build Only 50 Following the Commander Street model that Norton did not too long ago, the company will now build a Dominator Street limited-edition motorcycle. The company announced the bike a few days ago and said that it will only build 50 of the motorcycles. In a Facebook post, the company said the …

A Killer Electric Motorcycle We’ve discussed the Sur Ron Light Bee before, but now it seems that the company has a new motorcycle coming that will be more powerful and probably have more impressive stats all around. The rumors are that Sur Ron’s new bike will challenge Zero Motorcycles. The Booom Bee was recently caught …

As Close to a Race Bike for the Road as it Gets Triumph said it was going to race in Moto2, so it makes sense that the company released a limited-edition Daytona Moto2 765 for the road. The bike is a genuinely special machine. The bikes 765cc three-cylinder engine makes 128 hp and 59 lb-ft …