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Get Yourself Ready For the Power Triumph’s new Rocket III is coming. It’s been spotted before and Triumph gave dealers an inside look at the bike not that long ago. Triumph has also revealed a TFC version of the bike that should be pretty cool. The Triumph Rocket III was recently spotted testing again. Motorcycle …

Anyone Want to Spend Too Much on an Electric Harley? I don’t think the Harley-Davidson LiveWire is worth its asking price of roughly $30,000 ($37,250 in Canada). However, there are likely some folks out there who do think it’s worth it, or maybe they don’t care about the price and just want an electric Harley …

Getting Higher Tech The motorcycles of the future will need to be as advanced as the high-tech cars out there to make sure they’re easily spotted on the road by autonomous and semi-autonomous car technology. This means you’re going to start seeing more radar and sensors on motorcycles. According to MoreBikes, Ducati and KTM are …

A 5-Year Deal Harley-Davidson was able to ratify a contract with workers for the next five years. This deal secures a 14 percent raise over the five-year period for the workers in Milwaukee and Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Additional perks for the workers include a signing bonus, two different variable incentive plans, pension upgrades, and a retirement …

Let There Be Torque Honda has an electric dirt bike it’s working on, and now there’s a video of it doing its thing. I reported on the bike a while back. The bike broke cover in prototype form at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. According to RideApart, the bike did a demonstration run at the All …

Get Ready for a War, Harley With all the issues Harley has the last thing it needs is more competition. That’s exactly what Indian Motorcycle is giving the company a new bike that could use the name, Raptor. It will compete with the Harley Road Glide. It will get a new liquid-cooled engine and a …

A Big Engine for a Touring Machine There are images of an intricate custom motorcycle being showcased at many different places around the Web. It’s called the Birdcage, and it comes from Revival Cycles custom motorcycle shop in Austin Texas. The first most-notable thing about it is the bike’s frame. it’s an intricately built mass …

Kawasaki Should Call This Ninja Raiden A recent patent popped up that shows a novel idea coming from Kawasaki for an electric Ninja 400. The patent was filed all the way back in 2013, but it just recently got published. While an electric Ninja 400 is cool, what’s most interesting is the swappable battery tech. The …

Fortunately, Nobody Was Injured A fire broke out at the Polaris Industries Spirit Lake facility on April 10. Polaris owns Indian Motorcycle, and the facility is used to build the motorcycles. The fire started in near the paint station in the facility. The building’s sprinkler system took care of the flames near the ground. While …

The Bike The World Needs A six-hole engine on a cafe racer sounds pretty sweet to me, and that’s exactly what Honda has in one of its latest patent filings. MoreBikes uncovered the filing and claims the publication knew the bike was coming. It may have known, but I didn’t, so I’m downright giddy about …

Many Assumed This Was Dead Honda sure is working on a lot of weird motorcycles. Just the other day we shared patent filings for a leaning trike that was powered by the Honda Gold Wing engine, and now it looks like the company has filed patents for a Hydrogen motorcycle. As RideApart points out, this …

Imagine How Cool This Would Be All-wheel drive is commonplace on cars, but it’s far more rare on motorcycles. There are some people out there playing with the idea, and now, Christini has a kit you can buy and bolt on your own KTM bike. The kit is designed for KTM’s adventure bikes and can …

This Could Move Electric Bikes Forward According to a recent press release, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha are all working together to develop battery swapping technology. It’s a unique consortium that would help drive electric motorcycle proliferation if the companies can come up with solutions that are effective. The goal is to combine forces and …

Could the Niken Have Some Competition? Reverse trikes have been a thing for a while now, but Yamaha’s Niken is a unique one that leans while keeping both front wheels planted on the pavement. By most accounts, it is interesting and actually a very good motorcycle that presents a new option to the market. As …

Powering Upcoming Bikes Harley’s new middleweight engine is now officially registered. It’s the engine that will power many Harleys of the future, and now that the European Union Intellectual Property Office officially has it on file, you can really see what it’s all about. Harley’s new engine is a liquid-cooled 60-degree V-Twin that will range …

An Age-Old Race for a New Bike Electric motorcycles make a lot of sense for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The air is so thin at the top that many internal combustion engines have trouble gulping the air they need. According to RideApart, Zero Motorcycles will compete in the hill climb event with its …

And We Assumed the Bike Was Fine If you had your heart set on really beating the crap out of your new KTM 790 Adventure R and were worried the suspension won’t be up to snuff, WP Suspension has the perfect upgrade for you. It’s called the XPLOR PRO, and it takes things up a …

It Looks Like BMW Will Build It Recently some design patents that were filed in Brazil made their way into the public eye, and they look like the BMW 9cento concept but a production version. This sport touring machine doesn’t have a name as yet, but it could very well be F850RS. At least, that’s …

Could This be Yet Another Indian? Indian Motorcycle recently trademarked the name, Indian Challenger. This comes after a few other trademark name filings in recent months. The name Raven and Renegade were trademarked a while back and now it seems the name Challenger will join, making that three names trademarked for the brand.  It’s unclear …

No Agreement Yet It would seem that Harley-Davidson has yet another problem on its hands. The workers who build the company’s bikes are now working with an expired contract. The worker’s union contract expired yesterday, and they turned down Harley’s proposed new contract.  At the moment, there isn’t supposed to be a strike. An anonymous …

Need to Have the Right Training and Equipment The Harley-Davidson LiveWire will be making its way to customers and that means the dealers that want to sell it must be ready. First off, that means dealers will be adding charging stations. Second, it means that each dealer that wants to sell the LiveWire will have …

The RS 660 Concept Will to Life Aprilia is known for high-powered sportbikes, and that has always meant a bike with an engine displacement of 900cc or more. Now, it seems the Italian motorcycle manufacturer will bring a middleweight bike to the market. Aprilia will build the RS 660, according to a report form Moto-Station. …

Newer and Better The Yamaha YZF-R1 is a force to be reckoned with in the liter bike category. It has been since the late 1990s. Now that bike may be redesigned to meet new European emissions standards. According to iMotorbike, the R1 doesn’t meet the restrictions for the Euro 5 emissions standards that will take …

Not a Good Sign While many people continue to discuss Harley’s future bikes, the financial folks have projected continued drops in Harley’s stocks. According to Barron’s, RBC Capital Markets analyst Joeseph Spak says retail sales for the company could drop by 10 percent for the quarter. We’ll see if he’s accurate on April 23, when …

This Is a Serious Feather in Ducati’s Cap Ducati is no stranger to the prestigious Red Dot Design Awards. It won in the past for the 1199 Panigale and for the XDiavel S. Those awards were in 2013 and 2016 respectively. Now, the company has won again for the Diavel 1260. That should help prove …

It Could Have a Large Selection of Electric Bikes If you thought the future of Harley-Davidson and the motorcycle industry, in general, was all about high-powered electric motorcycles, you were wrong. I see speedy electric motorcycles as part of the HD portfolio for sure, but it will only be one part, and likely not the …

A Killer Scrambler-Style Motorcycle We recently reported on the teaser that Royal Enfield sent out. Now, it seems the motorcycle is truly part of the company’s lineup. The company has a 350 and a 500 version of the bike, just like we thought it would. The bike isn’t quite as crazy of a scrambler as …

More Extreme, More Awesome I kind of can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Aprilia introduced the RSV4. To commemorate the superbike, the company has decided to put out a limited-edition version of the motorcycle that is a truly dominant force. It takes what the RSV4 is and ups the ante. During the 2019 Aprilia …

Could This Change Everything? Honda is a dominant force in the motorcycle world. It’s changed the course of the industry in the past, and now I wonder if they’re about to do it again. Meet the Honda CR Electric prototype. The publication Moto-Station recently shared some images of the bike at a Honda presentation at …

The Consensus Is Pretty Positive Suzuki has revived the Katana name and added it to a new bike that pays homage to the old one in the styling department. It’s a unique blend of modern styling and design with somewhat retro aesthetics. Honda is doing the same thing with its Neo Cafe Racer line, and …

The Resurgence of an Icon as an Electric The Triumph Trident was a high-performance model that helped define the company during the late ’60s and early ’70s. The bike is well-loved by those that remember it. Now it seems there could be a new Trident on its way. According to MoreBikes, there’s a rumor going …

ABS and a New Color Are Coming Stateside The Royal Enfield Himalayan is the well-received little adventure bike that I’m super thrilled to see sold in North America. The company decided to make some updates to the North American version of the bike recently. The Himalayan now comes with standard ABS. It also gains a …

Is There Room in the Lineup? KTM has its new 790 parallel twin engine that it’s putting in bikes. The company has also said it’s working on a 500cc engine, but now it seems there could be an 890cc engine joining the KTM ranks. According to Asphalt and Rubber, KTM might use the 790 engine …

Car Tech Making Its Way to Bikes Many cars on sale today feature all kinds of radar technology designed to help prevent accidents. It seems now that Suzuki is planning on adding similar technology to its motorcycles. According to the Italian publication Motociclismo, the company is currently working on adding radar reflectors to its motorcycles. …

Could Possibly be Called the Trials 350 and 500 Royal Enfield is getting the most out of its current engines. The company has several bikes that utilize only a few different engines, and now it looks like a Scrambler will be coming soon. According to Car and Bike, the company will release full details on …

More Electrics and Possible Ride-Sharing Are Coming We all know what Harley-Davidson is focusing on a greener, electric future to help the brand pivot as it attracts a new customer base. A recent report from CNN suggests the company is seriously looking at electric scooter companies like Bird and Lime for its future.  “It’s a …

Not Just a Twist-and-Go System The Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen will both now be able to come with the Rekluse Radius X Centrifugal Clutch Kit. This kit is a semi-automatic clutch kit from Rekluse that combines the unique TorqDrive clutch pack with Rekluse’s EXP automatic clutch disk. This doesn’t eliminate the clutch lever or the …

Whiskey and Motorcycles Don’t Usually Mix This Well Whiskey and motorcycles are usually best enjoyed separately, but Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniels thought their brands were complimentary enough to put out a special Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse bike. In all honesty, the brands do compliment each other well, and many Indian …

It’s Cool, Indeed When we think cool custom bikes, we don’t usually think of the Honda Gold Wing. The touring machine doesn’t necessarily lend itself to customization. However, Honda didn’t let that stop it from bringing a super-cool custom Gold Wing to Daytona Bike Week. It calls the bike the “Cool Wing.” The team at …

A Desperate and Angry Howl The new Triumph Daytona 765 is coming. The bike has been spotted before, and now we come across a video of the machine on a dyno testing. The lucky guy who gets to do the testing looks all to calm as the beast below him screams on the dyno. It’s …