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Stark Future, a new Spanish electric dirt bike company, has just unveiled its first motorcycle called the Stark Varg. On paper, it seems like this could be the most capable electric dirt bike we’ve ever seen. In fact, the company claims that it’s the “world’s fastest motocross bike.”  Stark Future was founded by Anton Wass …

BMW has added a new jet helmet to its 2022 collection. Called Sao Paulo, the sleek, basic design is bound to make you look good.  RideApart reports that the shell on the Sao Paulo is made of reinforced fiberglass of two sizes to fit a range of head measurements. Sizing options range from 53/54 to …

In a recent about-twist, the UK Government has gone from announcing zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the EU by 2050, to encouraging EVs with grants for the masses, to now cutting those same perks.  Let’s dig into it.  The report from MCN states that “The Department for Transport has announced changes to the plug-in …

Well, this was a fun bit of news to stumble across as I drank my morning gallon of caffeine.  The Company Names Tribunal of the UK’s government website appears to hold an application from Norton Motorcycle Racing Ltd. – and they’re requesting a company name change.  Let’s chat about it. The history of Norton Motorcycle …

So you’re a budget biker.  You’ve gotten yourself a decent motorcycle – perhaps a solid Kawi Ninja 650 or a Honda CB500F – you’ve fixed it up yourself, scrounged the aftermarket for new parts, and made a hooning machine your ancestors would be proud of.  Still, every money-modest motorcyclist has the ultimate dreamboat kicking around …

Team Red has just had a special guest take a rip on their Panigale V2, and thanks to the support of Ducati North America, the founder of ARCH Motorcycles apparently had a sweet time on the twisties.  Our (roughly translated) source comes from D1SoftBallNews, along with the update that Keanu Reeves’s track day was a …

Quin-tessential? Not Quite Yet The Quest is Dallas, TX-based Quintessential Designs first attempt at building and selling an adventure helmet. They aimed ambitiously high by choosing to build it as a carbon fiber, modular helmet equipped with an automatic SOS distress beacon and integrated Bluetooth electronics. It seems to me they bit off more than …

Earlier this month, Max Biaggi set a whopping 21 new records — including the speed record for a “partially streamlined electric motorcycle under 300 kilograms” — aboard the Voxan Wattman. The team managed to clock an impressive speed of 283.182mph (455.737kph). Now, a couple of weeks after his record-setting attempt, Biaggi shared his thoughts on …

Beyond the abundance of lush rolling fields, wooded valleys, heathland, and tors of England’s Devon countryside is a secret connected to the Normandy beaches of D-Day. That secret, locals insist, is heaps of buried Harley-Davidson military motorcycles (among other equipment) that were brought in when the vets of our country entered to train for what …

Who Do You Think Won? Top Speed’s just covered a fantastic drag race between a WSBK Kawasaki ZX10r Racing-Morrad (Team Pedercini Racing), a Kawasaki ZX-10r (stock form), an Energica Ego electric motorcycle (street version), and a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570 Super Trofeo (Victory). To be honest, we’re not sure they even bothered with the Lambo, but …

…and They Just Might Join Forces and Co-Develop a Hydrogen Engine To Speed Things Along In a recent Joint Press Conference posted on YouTube by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Kawasaki Heavy Industries), Subaru Corporation (Subaru), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda), and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Yamaha Motor), the topic was carbon neutrality …

Harley-Davidson Bets On The New Gens…Should You? In a big bit of news that popped up Monday, Harley-Davidson is officially making their electric brand LiveWire One a publicly-traded entity valued at $1.7 Billion.  “If anything this underlines what we’ve been saying for a long time,” Roth Capital analyst Craig Irwin says. “Detroit, wake up! The …

All brands have certain challenges to overcome, especially the historical ones. Be it a poor marketing decision, failed product launches, or embarrassing social media boo-boos, it’s almost expected that at some point all brands will make a misstep. Think Ford’s Edsel, ‘New’ Coke from the 80s, or even U2 and Apple downloading music onto people’s …

Motorcycle riding gear isn’t just about what’s on the surface. Investing in a few protective inserts or pieces with built-in armor can save your bacon in a slide—and this week, our friends at Revzilla are making it easier than ever to do that with some brand new deals. This list includes guards, inserts, and even …

Racking your brain over what to get your loved one for Christmas?  It’s hard; they already buy everything they need, and they’ve already got everything they want for bike upgrades in the proverbial shopping cart.  So why don’t you get them a little piece of moto history? The report from Gear Patrol states that a …

KTM’s full-beef 1290 Super Adventure S & 1290 Super Adventure R duo are finally headed to the Americas – and this year’s updates in electronics have given both machines a bit of extra independence.  The report from Ultimate Motorcycling states that both machines are set to arrive in the US by 2022, with this model …

Yanko Design has been covering some custom beauties lately – and this time, they’ve gone and found a ‘shape-shifting’ motorcycle.  Let’s get into it.  The brains behind the process included Italian automotive designers Gianluca Bartolini and Francesco Iannuzzi, who purportedly “parted ways with the renowned design house Pininfarina to spin-off their own venture dubbed Dotto …

The FIM World Rally-Raid Championship is about to kick off for 2022 – and with the Dakar Rally set as the opening event of the inaugural championship, Honda is ready to snatch yet another title for the team.  Ready to ride for the Monster Energy Honda Team is Pablo Quintanilla, along with Ricky Brabec, José …

Dublin is solving the antisocial crisis of the next generation (read;  – and they’re doing it by building tracks for youth to use in their free time.  “Not everyone will agree or think it’s a good idea,” says Andrew O’Byrne of the Moyross Development Company in Limerick, one of the main beneficiaries of the Department …

Brothers Aaron and Shaun Guardado started up SMCO (Suicide Machine Co.) in 2010, spending their days selling merch and building custom competition motorcycles in Long Beach “to back up the brand and feed their appetite for racing and performance.”  It’s been eleven years, with most of the duo’s efforts realized in the form of Harley-Davidson …

Somebody Got Their Hands On A LiveWire One™ And Did Beautiful Things To It Harley’s first custom LiveWire swept the newsstands a mere month and a half ago when Jens vom Brauck, a man in connection with JVB-Moto customs jobs, tricked out the EV as a limited edition signature bike, wrapping it in a blend …

Every once and a while, it’s worthwhile to travel somewhere new, walk toward a fresh set of ideas, and reset the old grey stuff upstairs.  For many in the Powersports industry, that reset came in the form of LA’s Autopia 2099 – “a new and dedicated EV event held at Optimist Studios in Los Angeles …

As if it weren’t enough that Ducati’s just come out with their heckin’ big DesertX and MV Agusta’s new teeny-bopper ADV is now spruced up in the form of a Lucky-Explorer 5.5 and 9.5 duo, Harley-Davidson’s now sitting hard on the (very recent, very new) release of their Pan America. How you ask? By launching …

  Since their official statement at EICMA, Brembo’s been in the fast lane for advancing the company’s technology, as well as offering their customers the utmost support.  To that effect, the Italian brake manufacturer has come out with their all-new ‘UPGRADE Program’ – a system designed to help riders find that perfect setup for their …

Amidst the rumble of Ducati’s climax to their world premiere with the DesertX, Triumph falling smack into the discovery of their oldest prototype and the tongue-in-cheek ‘release’ of Damon Motors’s HyperFighter Colossus electric motorcycle, comes a small but mighty bit of gossip from across the Atlantic that immediately cocked our ears just so.  Guy Martin, …

Ducati’s New Queen of the Desert is ‘Born to Enhance Adventure’ Team Red has just released the climax of their 2022 World Premiere – and the Desert X has been tested by none other than 5-time Enduro World Champion Antoine Meo.  Let’s get into it.  As we expected, the new 2022 Ducati DesertX carries the …

British motorcycle gear brand Merlin has just released a sweet pair of leather jackets to complement the all-new Gold Star that BSA released for the public on December fourth.  Following a press release, we learned that Merlin was in full support of BSA’s comeback – and with a shiny machine like the Gold Star resurrecting …

8-day rides on heritage motorcycles for Costa Rica, Portugal and the US https://thegreatgetaway.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/TGG_LONG.mp4   Previously on wBW, we covered the creation of “The Wal” – a modded-out BMW R18 done up in commemoration of Motorrad’s #SOULFUEL movement.  Now, the German motorcycle manufacturer has officially presented the locations that will be available for the 2022 season …

Recovered and Rebuilt for the Masses Triumph’s very first prototype has just been discovered, and it’s not often you find something this special in such mint condition.  The first prototype  from Triumph was, according to an article from Motoroids, “Long-rumored to exist and referenced within advertising and reviews that appeared in 1901…this first Triumph prototype …

We’ve just had word that the 2022 schedule is out for the RideSmart Motorcycle School – and given the rush of new riders to the scene since the pandemic, we’re thinking it’d be better to register sooner rather than later.  Described by AVGSport as “a Texas Track day motorcycle rider’s school developed to give instructional …

A genius Spanish toymaker named Antonio Berbegal Verdú started a store back in 1947 that specialized in children’s toys, among other things. That store – called Injusa, today – has a lineup of battery-powered replica bikes for the mini humans of the house. And I want one for my niece.  Got a BMW R 1250 GS …

MB (Martin Becker) Cycles has done it again – and this time, they’ve given us a gorgeously skeletal hardtail fit for a true bobber-lover.  The report from AutoEvolution states that the donor for this particular project was “a former Glemseck 101 race bike, sporting a hardtail framework and a 1996 Buell M2 Cyclone’s air-cooled 1,203cc …

“Only The Best Will Do” Triumph has just updated their Tiger 1200 range for the new year. Perks include a whopping weight drop and a deliciously long-range potential, among other updates – so let’s get into it.  The inline triple of the Triumph 1200 has been updated for increased efficiency, and despite dropping in power …

When we last covered what White Motorcyle Concepts (WMC) was up to, they’d just finished putting a hole in the WMC250EV – a bike intended to eventually break the Electric Land Speed Record.  Now, there’s movement coming from the other end of their website – and it’s a project that’s revealed a bike reminiscent (at …

Harley-Davidson’s golden child is taking a bit of a hit with this one.  Last week, a recall was issued by NHTSA (the U.S. Dept. of Transportation), stating that 2,689 units of the 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America needed a quick stop at the chop shop for reparations. “The seat base may not be fastened properly, which …

Maximum Flexibility, ‘As You Like It’ Continental has just released their all-new MultiViu® Sports+ Display for the two-wheeled sector – and KTM’s already committed to using the display on their next 1290 Super Adventure S and 1290 Super Duke R. For those of you not familiar with Continental, you should be.  Described by Wikipedia as “a …

Honda might have a new bun in the oven – and if the registered patents are anything to go by, we could be looking at a new CB1100 Hawk.  We don’t have much to go by, apart from the fact that the image does indeed appear to be taken from a recent filing from Honda …

Sena’s new Quantum series now carries better sound than ever, thanks to the audio experts at Harman Kardon – and according to the official website, Sena’s also offering a very nice three-year warranty with their products.  And we just might be getting our hands on the lot.  Let’s get into it.  We’ve reviewed a lot …

A few days ago, we received word that BSA had officially revealed their all-new Gold Star 650 ahead of schedule. Set to grace the stage of Motorcycle Live this week, the pre-debut was officially presented to the masses this past Friday – and she’s a classic beauty.  Source: NewAtlas According to NewAtlas, the 2022 Gold …

If you’ve been ogling the all-new Speed Triple 1200 RR and Tiger Sport 660, hang tight – Triumph has just told us that there’s a chance you could ride the machines before their official US debut next year.  That chance comes in the form of Triumph’s Sneak Peek Tour. Having started up in November, the …