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Harley Davidson has given us a sportbike – and not just any sportbike.  World, meet the Sportster® S – a trick in HD’s hat that’s been blessed with the Revolution Max powertrain and, like the Pan America, boasts enough torque in the lower powerband to feed a small family for a week. The reveal came at 10am …

Introduction I will start by saying I am all for All The Gear All The Time (ATGATT). However, I’ll be honest and say that I often wear most of the gear all the time, as I often switch out riding pants for jeans. I am hoping the Gryphon Moto Indy pants change that. The Indy …

Kyle Wyman has had his hand full (pun intended) since he crashed at Road America, sustaining multiple fractures to his left elbow.  Given his new title of King Of The Baggers a scant four weeks after seven shiny titanium screws were introduced to his Olecranon bone (elbow), we’re pretty sure he’s not keen on sitting around. The …

Way down, south of dear Carolina, comes a motorcycle course to Greer, SC.  It’s a bird, it’s a plane – it’s BMW, and they slapped the state with a fully stacked motorcycle course stuffed with the world’s best of the best.  This past Sunday, the BMW Performance Center housed the BMW U.S. Rider Academy – …

Got the itch to put some miles in? Fear not – there’s still a couple of things to do in the country before pockets are emptied into gas tanks, and parking receipts are exchanged for plane tickets.  The Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has a treat that they have installed for July 3rd – …

A big announcement came from LiveWire today that has given Harley-Davidson a second shot at the EV motorcycle crown – introducing the LiveWire One. Earlier this year, Harley-Davidson announced the LiveWire brand to help give the electric models a chance among ‘non-HD’ folks. It also gives future EV models made by Harley-Davidson a chance, without …

The motorcycling community is made up of millions of riders worldwide. And this community has been built on the foundation of past generations – like most sports, groups, or communities.  Since 1995, Dave Moss Tuning has had one transparent goal, in fact, it’s clearly stated on his website – “Dave Moss has been on a …

If there’s one thing I love, it’s that the motorcycle community is openly accepting of all shapes and sizes – and the Veterans Charity Ride is a key example. The non-profit organization is on their seventh year of completing the Ride To Sturgis for combat veterans who might be in need of a little two-wheeled …

Arcimoto Inc. and Lightning Motorcycles have just made a pact to create the world’s fastest tilting trike – and both companies are stacked to succeed. The collaborative effort is live as of today, with both companies hoping to blast through a few records in the process. I know what you’re thinking.  “Why on earth would I want …

Every riding enthusiast appreciates versatile motorcycle gear. When I reviewed the Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar Adventure Tourer jacket through the month of April, 2021, at the time the weather was, for Calgary, Alberta, seasonal. Varying between 5 C and 20 C (41 to 68 F), it was perfect weather that the jacket was designed for. …

Seven days.  1000 km.  Prizes galore.  Welcome to KTM’s World Adventure Week – where the tough get going with a little sprinkle of fun along the way.  KTM’s World Adventure Week starts today and runs July 5 – July 11. Each rider that participates will be given a challenge for every day of the week, …

Getting to Grips with the Sena 10C Evo As so many of us gear up for a new riding season, with related planning that goes with it, there is obviously a new or renewed appreciation for the ability to just get out and ride, whether alone or together, locally, or farther afield. We all have …

Gryphon Moto Vancouver Jacket: Impressive ADV Gear For Budget-Conscious Riders The Vancouver is a complete technical ADV / Touring suit for around $500 for both jacket and pants. It features waterproofing, tons of pockets for storage, ventilation, CE Level 2 protection, and an included insulated jacket. Straight away, that adds up to a lot of …

Introduction Note: Thanks to Racer Gloves USA for providing the Multitop 2 Gloves for this review I am one of those people who tends to carry extra gloves in case of changing weather during my ride. So when Racer Gloves USA asked us if we would like to try out some of their gloves, I …

With energy efficiency on the rise, it was only a matter of time before an American somebody decided to marry off-roading elements with clean energy in pursuit of the ultimate motorcycle mountain goat – and Volcon Powersports has done just that with the release of their electric motorcycle lineup.    Purported on their website as …

Raven Rova Falcon Pants The Raven Rova Falcon pants are a textile and leather hybrid that offers a fantastic combination of more unique features than I was expecting. I live in Phoenix, AZ, and I am ALWAYS on the lookout for gear that I believe will combine the airflow I want with the safety and …

 Indian Motorcycles factory rider (and two-time Grand National Champion) Briar Bauman has just taken first place at Indian Motorcycles’ own American Flat Track (AFT) season – and he’s tearing up the track with his 18th career win – a second SuperTwins class victory for the Lima Half-Mile. Fellow Indian riders Brandon Robinson and Jared Vanderkooi …

Freedom of expression is so incredibly important to the motorcycle community – without it, riders wouldn’t be who they are today.  Vic Bath, a Sikh, Canadian motorcyclist and creative lead at marketing firm Zulu Alpha Kilo, grew up with a father who saw the Harley Davidson motorcycle as a symbol of that freedom – and …

I’m not typically one to yoink two thumbs up for minimalist motorcycles – but even I have to admit that the ABC 500 is a pretty machine.  The bike’s stark design, ‘everything is carbon fiber vibe and homage to the rich heritage of American racing history, has created a heady cocktail keeping viewers coming back …

Riders Share is a motorcycle rental company that offers rentals to riders from all walks of life – and now their diverse showroom has expanded to include off-road motorcycles. According to Guillermo Cornejo, owner of Riders Share, the rental program not only offers the newest models (for all terrains) from giants such as BMW, Ducati, …

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 …