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What’s got 9.5 acres of compound, a rich motorcycle heritage, and is co-owned by Orange County Choppers (OCC) founder and American Chopper star Paul Teutul Sr.? Florida’s own OCC Road House and Museum – and they’re going all out for the big opening this weekend. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the motorcycle-themed restaurant and museum …

America’s first motorcycle company has just expanded their Rental Program – and they’re putting their best foot forward with this one.  Indian Motorcycles will be offering this rental program to 14 new affiliates, available in Canada and the United States – providing a total of 25 locations, including San Diego, Sturgis, Austin, Nashville, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Panama …

Sound the trumpets and toot the horns – the Ducati Multistrada V4 S has just won a ‘Best Motorcycle of 2021’ award. The award came via Robb Report, a luxury magazine that set the first-production motorcycle above the rest with their ‘best of the best’ issue, released yesterday. Robb Report’s award is quoted to “recognize(s) …

On June 21st, the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) launched their first market expansion program, christened “Ride With Us.”  According to a report from MIC, this multi-faceted program has a single goal: To get ‘more riders, riding more.’  Because of this goal, MIC is also offering a 45-minute ride experience for those who have never been …

Harley Davidson has just revealed their new virtual launch experience – and it looks like they have a new bike on their hands to pan out to the populace.  According to a report from Motorcycle.com, the new mid-season motorcycle reveal, dubbed “Evolution To Revolution,” will be held July 13, 2021, at 10:00 CDT, with availability …

It’s a sad day when the motorcycle community loses a gem like Alex Harvill.  The stuntman passed last week on Thursday, following an attempt at a world-record ramp jump of 351 feet.  According to a report from CNN, Harvill was trying to beat the current record set by Australia’s Robbie Maddison in 2008.  He was …

Getting Serious About Dashcams Here we are headed for summer 2021 but still coping with our pandemic world, although one that is being overcome on many fronts thanks to ongoing health and safety protocols, vaccines, and the continuing tireless efforts of health care workers. With a new riding season (wherever you are), new and updated …

Introduction First introduced in the fall of 2019, at EICMA to be exact, we got first-hand news regarding the new SHAD TERRA product line via email from the Director of SHAD USA who was at the show and participated in the unveiling. The official press kit and a link to an initial promo video also …

Background I’ve been in need of a helmet upgrade for quite some time now. Over the years, I’ve often leaned towards modular or sports-touring lids but circumstances have changed somewhat, and I found myself wanting something a little more sports-focused. As luck would have it, the good folks at Scorpion were looking for someone to …

Dude, Where’s My Bike? As the 2021 riding season started, I planned a solo two-week-long road trip to Yellowstone National Park. One of the major concerns I had for the trip was safety. Specifically, I was worried about my bike getting stolen while I stopped overnight. The solution was twofold; prevention of theft by a …

When it comes to late-night stories around the campfire, the best narrators are typically the ones with the most experience.  And after spending time in the U.S. Airforce in the 1960s, a man by the name of Edward Gleason has a fun tale to tell of his time in Tennessee as a young military technician. …

Retro MX Design for the Street Following the nostalgia craze and riding the waves of the retro and cafe racer surge all across the motorcycling industry, Bell Helmets crafted the Moto-3 to have simple, clean, retro lines. It’s actually a rebirth of a helmet of the same name and style from the 1970s, but now …

Someone just slipped out the name of Harley Davidson’s new Electric Motorcycle – and we’re not mad at it.  Meet Harley Davidson’s new LiveWire motorcycle: The LiveWire One.  According to MCN, the information came via a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) file that Harley-Davidson submitted to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA).  The files …

Wolfman’s Versatile Luggage Range Ah, another review of motorcycle luggage and one of many that I hope wBW will ask me to do for 2021, even though many of us are not (yet) getting to implement either the near or long term or distance-based travel we have and are planning for; patience and understanding are, …

2021 marks the fifth year in a row that Jack Daniels and Indian Motorcycles have partnered up to release some stylish – and seriously smooth – keepsakes for the masses. Their new brainchild is the byproduct of Indian Motorcycles’ Dark Horse Roadmaster and thematics inspired by the classic Jack Daniels Whiskey. Christened the “Gentleman Jack,” …

If I had been told as a kid that motorcycles would eventually receive the luxury of air-conditioned seats, I would have tried to call someone’s bluff. After all, the concept of a cool set of cheeks on a sweltering day is the stuff that every motorcyclist covets, at one point or another. And Indian Motorcycles …

At the root of every good marriage is a strong partnership – and the bond between Keith Hale and his 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport is nothing short of heart-warming.  According to a report from MotorcyclistOnline, San Francisco-based artist Keith Hale purchased the Ducati from Jack’s Motorcycles in Fresno, California, at the green age of …

With the days officially opening up into summer and the heat hitting harder than a cicada on a windy day, it’s only natural to look for some recreational fun in the shade. Enter Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources. The DNR is an association that has approved the use of their off-highway motorcycle trails by non-residents …

As unprecedented limitations ease up and the hopes of hitting the track are high, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) plans on a big week for thousands of motorists – and they’ve got 20 hours until the grand opening.  According to the LaconiaMcWeek website, the Laconia Motorcycle Week began as a gypsy tour in 1916, with the …

Every once in a while, I stumble across an article on my early morning perusal of news that highlights something so outlandishly stupid, I can’t help but bring it to the table as-is, in full light and with an apple in its ugly little mouth. Today appears to be a ‘once in a while’ kind …

We have all heard the phrase “better safe than sorry.” But is that phrase really true for the moto world? Honda thinks so – and they’ve logged quite a few hours in the lab.  According to a report from AutoCarIndia, the Japanese manufacturer has filed a patent for a new clutch-by-wire system for motorcycles.  The …

Kawasaki Heavy Industries is planning a squeaky entry when it comes to future plans – and they don’t like to put all their eggs in one basket.  According to a report from RideApart, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the parent company of Kawasaki Motorcycles, has just laid out a plan on how to tackle the next handful …

According to a report from MCN, Aprilia has just opened the sale of the RS 660 Trofeo to the masses – and we’re tickled pink at the opportunity to take such a pretty beastie to track days. Previously an exclusive track bike obtained by competitive consumers connected to the racing world – and a bike …

I don’t know about you, but there’s something so delicious about old-world motors. And when it comes to quality made at mass-production rates, BSA had the cat in the proverbial bag. Now, after nearly 50 years of waiting, they are ready to break the silence – and it’s going to be a big bang, from …

What does a high-profile team do when unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures? They get busy.  And judging by the beauty of a bike that’s just been revealed, Team Classic Suzuki had their hands in multiple baskets.  The newly revealed chimera-style superbike has the winning features of a Katana with the engine and chassis of …

On a crisp September morning in Norway, Tom Cruise walked up to a Honda CRF 450, mounted, and rode a ramp off a cliff. When it comes to making a bike look good, world-renowned actor Tom Cruise has the cat in the proverbial bag. His stunts are a thing of legend – and one of …

Among the millions of motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world, there are always a few die-hards that help the growth of the moto community. These individuals do so by hosting track days, opening up motorcycle shops, teaching new riders, and hosting events for anybody interested in becoming a better rider – or racer, as is …

One That Got Away in 2020 In 2020, the new Spartan GT sport helmet was presented to us, the motorcycling masses by French manufacturer Shark Helmets proclaiming it would better protect our heads than the previous Spartan model did. The differences between the older and newer models of Spartan when it comes to protection consist …

Zero Motorcycles has just reported that their highly successful ‘Cash For Carbon’ incentive program is back at participating dealerships – and the timing is impeccable. The clever trade-in incentive began as a method for gas-powered motorcyclists to upgrade their rides for a more energy-efficient and low-carbon experience. Today, unprecedented times have created a wealth of …

Remy Gardner, current Moto2 Championship Leader and son of 1987 500cc world champion Wayne Gardner, has just signed a contract with Tech3 KTM for the MotoGP 2022 season. This has come hot on the heels of his successes last season, having won himself five podiums and one victory in the last six rounds of the …

When Harley Davidson’s Pan America was first previewed (if you’re going to do an advert properly, you hire Aquaman/Jason Momoa to do the job), the bike’s unique aesthetic and left-field attendance to the adventure bike community and left many with raised eyebrows. It revealed an entirely new side to Harley Davidson, and the versatile capability …

I like a couple of ponies under the hood as much as the next moto lover, so when I heard news that Suzuki Motorcycle India was expected to release a second batch of 2021 Hayabusas this year, I got a little excited.  According to a report from TimesNowNews, the new 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa sales hit …

Pramac Racing has just signed a new deal extension with Ducati, creating a continued factory-supported sponsorship and giving riders Johann Zarco and rookie Jorge Martin access to two Ducati Desmocedici bikes until the end of the 2024 season.  According to a report from MotoGP‘s website, The partnership between Pramac and Ducati originally began in 2005 and …

A report from MCN has stated that world-renowned MotoGP rider, Jason Dupasquier, has passed away at a hospital in Florence after succumbing to injuries following a multi-rider incident at the Q2 session at Mugello’s Moto3 Race. The accident involved Jason falling off his bike, creating a red-flagged incident involving Ayumu Sasaki and Jeremy Alcoba at …

With motorcycle accidents on the rise and vehicle-related accidents at an all-time low (head over to WebBikeWorld for a recent report on road safety statistics), an Italian company has just patented what they believe to be the answer to road safety for riders.  Italdesign, a company providing development services for the automotive industry, is the inventor …

With industries leading the way into a newer, brighter, cleaner future for transport, it is time to take stock of the statistics surrounding sustainability, particularly when saving lives. A report from Forbes has released a series of studies carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA keeps track of accident patterns …

A report from RideApart has shone a bit of light on the mechanics behind the UK’s target of reducing emissions by 2035 – and the results are rather impressive. Europe has taken some pretty extreme measures over the years to cut down on pollution – and with low-emission rates gaining in popularity, they are keen …

The title of this article has been changed to better suit Klim and In&Motion’s airbag payment methods. Despite the diversity of the moto industry, the one thing that unities the industry is a unified concern for road safety. Klim, a motorcycle gear and apparel company, struck gold when they partnered with In&Motion – a company …

Introduction My first introduction to HJC helmets was not for use on a motorcycle. I purchased my first HJC helmet almost twenty years ago for snowmobiling. It was a modular helmet with dedicated features for snowmobiling, including additional wind protection and a double lens electric visor to eliminate frosting and fogging. Since that time I …

There’s nothing that piques my interest quite like a vehicle that sits itself in the far extreme of a category – any category, really.  And with the pedigree of a motorcycle, bloodlines rooted firmly in Russia, and the general appearance of a tank, the Hamyak fits that description to a tee. According to a report …