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The 490s are Coming We reported a long while back that KTM was working pretty closely with Bajaj to create more middleweight bikes. Well, now it sounds like that work has paid off. According to MoreBikes, the world could get five new 490cc models soon. How soon? Well, the publication is pointing to EICMA as …

A Charging Issue Today it has come out that Harley-Davidson has suspended production of the LiveWire. The motorcycle has experienced some kind of issue during charging. The issue wasn’t disclosed, but The Wall Street Journal, reported first that it is a charging issue that has halted production. It’s unclear what this means for Harley. The …

It Looks Ready to Me, BMW BMW has a new cruiser in the works that is probably its most hotly anticipated bike in a while. It’s likely coming out at EICMA next month. The model was recently spotted being moved around while covered by a tarp, according to MoreBikes. The R18 Concept for those of …

Royal Enfield Better Watch Out Honda makes some fantastic motorcycles and specifically the kinds of bikes that sell well in India. The company recently has established a new 15-person executive team to help it gain market share in India. With this new focus on India comes the news that the company will come out with …

They Will Be Officially Unveiled in Japan I know scooters aren’t super huge in America but, dang it, I like them. I’m also a pretty big fan of electric bikes, so to see Yamaha has three new electric scooters ready for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in Japan is a good thing. The company has …

How Many Times Can You Tease It, Kawasaki? Kawasaki is on a teasing rampage with this new Z H2 bike. The company has a new Z supercharged motorcycle that is about to come out in case you missed the last two teasers. The third teaser video, which I’ve included below actually shows the motorcycle or …

#GetDuked? Yes, Please We’ve been reporting on Kawasaki’s teasers of its upcoming supercharged motorcycle, but now, we get a teaser from KTM for a new Duke. KTM’s teaser went up on YouTube, and it’s a quick one. Showing some stitching together various manufacturing processes. KTM has been spotted testing a new 390 Duke in Germany …

Say Hello Your Choices for 2020 Kawasaki recently announced its full street lineup for 2020. The company has been teasing a new Kawasaki Z with a supercharger, but that bike doesn’t appear here. It will break covers soon though. We will keep you posted about that bike in the future. The big news for the …

Let Me Guess, Price? Harley-Davidson’s new electric LiveWire was supposed to usher in a new era for Harley. One that wasn’t dominated by sales to older riders. However, so far the folks who are interested in the LiveWire enough to actually buy it are pretty much what you’ve come to expect from Harley—old wealthy guys. …

Smart or More Tech You Don’t Need? I’m going to go with smart. Head-up displays (HUD) are designed to help you keep your eyes on the road, which is why just about every dang smart helmet company wants to come out with a helmet that has a HUD installed on it. I test a lot …

Triumph’s New Street Triple RS has Finally Arrived I reported not long ago that Triumph would have a new Street Triple RS on October 7. Well, here it is. The 2020 Street Triple RS is a handsome bike that keeps with the Street Triple styling of old but comes with some seriously important updates to …

Kawasaki’s Getting Weird During a pretty typical interview with the Italian publication Motociclismo, Sergio Vicarelli, the sales and marketing director at Kawasaki, and Giavanni Poli, the technical director at Kawasaki, let slip some pretty big news about future projects Kawasaki is working on. The first was more or less about a removable battery patent that …

The Suzuki Katana is Brand-New for the 2020 Model Year Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Suzuki Katana is a standard-class motorcycle, with comfortable ergonomics and plenty of power. Standard bikes are ideal for everyday riding. After waiting for a few years, the Katana is back on the map with the …

Is It Really a Museum? Yamaha has a rich history and the company wants to showcase that history at various spots in Europe. The company has a new museum to help it do that. It officially opened the museum on September 25, 2019. It is called the Yamaha Motor Collection Hall, and it’s the first …

Another Retro Small Displacement Machine Honda has been killing it with the small displacement motorcycles lately, specifically the retro machines. The Monkey and Super Cub hit all the right nostalgia points, and now it seems that Honda will bring back the CT to sit alongside those bikes in its lineup. As Asphalt & Rubber points …

A Good Cause, A Cool Little Bike As many of you know, I’m a sucker for little motorcycles. When I met Tracy and Kellie Schooler of Lil’ Bikes Restoration at a friend’s get together, they had a cool little 1969 Honda Z50A K1 with them. It was painted pink and in immaculate condition. After chatting …

A Bike Worth Considering I’m still a little miffed at Yamaha for not letting Jim and I ride the Niken at 2019 AIMExpo, so I considered letting this one slide right past my radar, but that would be doing our good readers a disservice. So, here it is in all its glory, the Yamaha MT-03. …

The Ultimate Z? Kawasaki recently shared a new teaser of its upcoming Z model. This comes on the heels of a previous teaser that first let us know that the bike existed. Now, you get a bit more about this bike. The bike will officially unveil on October 23 of this year. It will indeed …

KTM Grows in Strength a Bit More There have been rumors of a KTM and GasGas partnership of some kind. The companies announced the deal recently. GasGas Motorcycles is owned by Black Toro Capital is now officially in cooperation with KTM. The company is mostly a trials and enduro bike company. The company has a …

It Is Possible but Unknown It seems the rumor this morning is that Kawasaki bought Bimota. However, these rumors are as of yet unsubstantiated. According to MoreBikes, Kawasaki purchased Bimota from Swiss entrepreneurs Marco Chiancianesi and Daniele Longoni. MoreBikes isn’t the only publication reporting on these rumors, and that suggests there may be some validity …

It’s Not Far Off The upcoming Triumph Street Triple RS has been speculated on and spotted several times in the last several months. We knew it was coming sometime in the near-ish future, but we weren’t sure when exactly that was. Now we know thanks to a teaser video that Triumph recently put out. In …

Artificially Intelligent Suspension? If you thought that suspension wouldn’t be impacted by articficial intelligence, then you were wrong. Honda just patented new technology that makes its suspension smart. Basically the system uses AI to decide what damping is correct based on the terrain.  The system utilizes both passive and active suspension components to decide what …

The New Twin Is In We knew already that Honda had a new 2020 CRF1100L Africa Twin coming, and now there are images, specifics, and video of the bike. The company made the new bike with a bigger engine and a lighter weight. Two very good things. The bike now tips the scales at 498 …

Proceeds Support Nicky Hayden Memorial Foundation The 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 Nicky Hayden Tribute was announced a while back and was moved around to different tracks. The plan for the bike was for it to be auctioned off at the end of its tour round. That time is now. The bike is now up for …

The Future for the Future We all know that we need to get younger people on bikes. A good way to do that is to target them when they’re little kids. Harley has its Stacyc stability cycles, but if you want something that’s really badass and can take on the dirt, then KTM has a …

Can You Wait Until 2021? Ducati recently celebrated the Multistrada’s 16th birthday. The company also announced that it built 100,000 units. During that celebration, Ducati also made another big announcement. The company confirmed that the V4 Multistrada will be coming. However, it won’t be here until 2021.  What exactly was said about the model was …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Which Do You Want? Indian Motorcycle has officially announced its air-cooled cruiser and touring lineup. This comes about a week after it announced the Scout lineup for 2020. The big news for the big bikes is that there’s now a larger Thunder Stroke engine. Indian created a 1,901 cc (116 cubic-inch) variation of the engine, …

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 …

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. …

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 …