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Bimota North America, Inc., the exclusive importer of the legendary Italian Bimota motorcycles to the U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico, has announced the official U.S.A. launch of the incredible Tesi 3D. See below for new photos of a Bimoto Tesi 3D, taken atBattley Cycles in Gaithersburg, Maryland in October of 2011 during the Motus MST preview (report). 2008 …

BMW Announces the E-Scooter Electric Scooter Concept UPDATE (September 15, 2011) – BMW announces near-production ready version of the Concept e scooter (report). July 1, 2011 (BMW Press Release) – Space is becoming increasingly scarce in the major urban centers and traffic density is growing continuously. All these factors coalesce in increasing demands in terms of private transportation. …

BMW Concept e Electric Scooter The BMW Concept e: Introduction September 15, 2011 – BMW announced the “Concept e” electric scooter. The Concept e is an electric scooter design study based on the BMW e Scooter (report) previously announced by BMW, so apparently they are serious about executing this design. The styling is also very reminiscent of …

Budget Adventure Touring With the Suzuki DR650SE Welcome to the newest webBikeWorld.com project bike! The Ducati GT1000 Blog and Multistrada 620 Blog have been very popular destinations for webBikeWorld visitors. But the GT1000 was sold last summer, while the Multistrada 620 is still here; it’s both the “test mule” and winter hack bike but it’s also a “modern classic”, …

Triumph Sprint GT Review We at 2WF believe a few things are true: the Earth is flat; the Sun orbits around the Earth, the Moon landing was shot at a film stage in California; Elvis is still alive; and our readers deserve full and complete motorcycle tests. While we may be wrong about most of …

2011 Triumph Speed Triple And More 2011 Triumph Motorcycles Triumphs for 2011 November 16, 2010 – Looking through my notes — or listening to my recorded notes, I should say — I realized that all of the excitement at the Triumph display wasn’t just surrounding the new pair of Tigers (info). By the way, does anyone know …

Husqvarna Mille3 Concept Husqvarna Mille3: Slammed Power Supermoto Cruiser Dragbike? November 6, 2010 – Yet another motorcycle announcement at EICMA 2010, this time by Husqvarna, now owned by BMW. The Husqvarna “Mille3” was introduced with great fanfare at the Tuesday afternoon BMW new product intro, which was hosted by Hendrik von Kuenheim, the General Director …

The 2011 BMW G 650 GS October 28, 2010 – BMW released the following press release and information today on a revised G 650 GS that will be made in Germany. It’s unclear how different this bike is from the existing G 650 GS, other than updated styling, or whether it will replace the F …

The V4 Sport-Tourer Being the youngest of five siblings I was often on the receiving end of hand-me-downs. Sometimes it was clothes, sometimes sporting equipment and thankfully, motorcycles. I have a brother who is seven years my elder and luckily for me, he also had an interest in motorcycles. Growing up I was always riding …

BMW K1600GT and K1600 GTL Final Production Versions Announced The BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL: Introduction October 5, 2010 – BMW announced today the final production version of the BMW K 1600 GT and GTL. Both of these motorcycles feature the brand-new BMW 6-cylinder engine. We first presented the engine in the …

2010 BMW S 1000 RR Ride Report Whether it’s producing the perfect beer, wonderful concertos or cars whose bodies are built totally out of carbon fiber, German manufacturing is a thing of beauty. Germany is sometimes called “Das Land der Dichter und Denker” (the land of poets and thinkers) and one could make the correlation …

The Aprilia Mana 850 GT has excellent handling and braking and good fuel economy. It also has an easy-to-live-with CVT transmission. So does this make it a city bike, or an upgraded type of scooter? Or, is it a basic all-around street bike? Background Who would refuse the loan of a brand-spanking-new motorcycle for a …

Triumph Street Triple R Review OK — first I should probably admit something. When Kenn Stamp (2WF.com Editor) shot me an e-mail asking if I was ready to do a two week bike test I wasn’t sure what to expect. I mean I have tested everything from 3-wheeled scooters to 180 HP cruisers. Even Kenn’s …

Cruisers — be they bare bones Main Street brawlers or dressed-up touring cruisers — are all about one thing: looks. Acceleration, handling, stopping and sometimes even comfort play second fiddle to that basic tenet of cruiserdom — looks. If its not hot, cool, a fit bird, a stunna, sick, fab, a cherry, or any other …

BMW K1600GT and K1600 GTL Concepts The BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL: Introduction July 7, 2010 – The 6-cylinder BMW motorcycle engine was first presented in the concept study of the Concept 6 (Photos and Information) and it captured the imagination of many motorcycle fans. UPDATE: BMW K 1600 GT and GTL final production version …

Aprilia RSV4R Review Growing up in the rural northern Canada (Saskatchewan), it should come as no surprise that I live my life without a lot flair; I prefer sneakers over Italian shoes, steak over pasta and a cold beer over wine. While I have always admired the Italian’s passion and ability to build extremely competent …

The word “irony” is often misused, but in this case, Webster’s classic definition is right on the money: “A state of affairs or events that is the reverse of what was or was to be expected. Search webBikeWorld and print every word related to cruisers and you wouldn’t have enough to fill a thimble. The …

April 2010) – The Monster family introduces the 796, an exciting addition to the line-up that combines the user-friendliness of the 696 with the sports character of the 1100. Delivering 87 hp (64kW), a dry weight of just 167 kg (368lb) and optional ABS, the stylish new Monster 796 returns the magic of mid-range to …

Many of you might be thinking, “What is an avid superbike racer and sportbike enthusiast doing testing a Harley Davidson?” Harley is not exactly known for producing cutting edge sportbikes. Well, I would be lying if I didn’t say I also asked myself this exact thing. That is until I did some research on the …

A Woman’s Perspective on Motorcycling and Engines In a male–dominated sport, women don’t have to take the back seat, pillion or, should I say, be the “two–up”. In fact, from what I’ve read, female riders are the fastest growing demographic in motorcycling. Ladies, whether you’re twenty or sixty, if you’re interested in riding there’s no …

If only I had a dollar for every time a prospective new rider walked up and asked me what is the best beginner bike on the market, I would have enough to buy Mat Mladin’s racebike at the end of the season. It is one of the most common questions I am asked when out …

Triumph Speed Triple Review Moto-journalists are all alike; we think we know it all when it comes to bikes. Take me picking up the 2009 Triumph Speed Triple that was used for this article. Since I was swapping out the 2009 Triumph Bonneville SE that I had just finished testing, Triumph Media Guru Jim Callahan …

Wide open two-lane highways stretching out into the distance. Tree covered roads meandering through small towns. Winding country lanes cutting a scenic path beside a stream. Main Street USA on a Saturday night. All these places are the domain of that distinctly American of bikes, the cruiser. But not just any cruiser will do, mind …

Bonnie’s Story If you were to look at my family history, you’d find quite a few famous movie stars within the past few generations. For example, my grandfather starred in the movie “The Wild One”, while my grandfather’s younger brother starred with Steve McQueen in “The Great Escape”. My dad was in the movie “An …

BMW K1300S   Summary Since we as motorcyclists age like a fine wine as the years go by, we tend to gravitate towards a more balanced motorcycle rather than ride the razor’s edge of a true sport bike. Want proof?  Look no further than the sport touring market as that segment has exploded in recent years. …

BMW K 1300 S Review Since we as motorcyclists age like a fine wine as the years go by, we tend to gravitate towards a more balanced motorcycle rather than ride the razor’s edge of a true sport bike. Want proof?  Look no further than the sport touring market as that segment has exploded in recent …

The BMW Motorrad Concept 6: Introduction November 10, 2009 – BMW today announced the new BMW Motorrad Concept 6, with a claimed 96 lb. ft. of torque starting at just 2,000 RPM!  The engine revs to 9,000 RPM and it’s apparently designed as a touring engine, so we expect to see it not in this …

2010 BMW R 1200 GS: Now With Dual Overhead Cams! The 2010 BMW R1200GS: Introduction November 5, 2009 – BMW today announced the new 2010 R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure, now with two overhead cams per cylinder! The new radial valve arrangement brings an increase in engine output of 5%, to 110 HP (81 kW) at …

Ducati Announces the Hypermotard 796! Ducati Previews the 2010 Hypermotard 796: The New Way to Go Hyper! October 2009 – The Hypermotard family will expand for 2010 with the addition of the exciting new Hypermotard 796. Just as aggressively striking as the 1100, the new Hypermotard 796 features a lower seat height and brand new …

MV Agusta Announces the 2010 Brutale 990 R and 1090 RR! September 28, 2009 – With 15,400 MV Agusta Brutale models sold worldwide, through a decade boasting countless international design awards and accolades, MV Agusta proudly introduces the new Brutale 990R and 1090RR for 2010. Conceived at MV Agusta’s CRC design center, the highly-anticipated launch …

Life With the BMW F 800 GS What’s not to like? It is a BMW after all and it really does represent excellent value for the money and a very good return on the investment. The price is more than offset by its design, quality and functionality and don’t forget that three-year warranty. The smaller …

2009 Moto Guzzi Motorcycles Milan, November 2008 – This year, Moto Guzzi will play four aces at the 66th Milan motorbike show in a winning hand drawn from one of the widest ranges of machinery in the sector. They will begin with the Special Edition Griso 8V SE that stands out with its magnificent “Tenni” …

The BMW F 800 R The New BMW F 800 R. On this page: Overall concept and vehicle properties. Engine. Chassis. Electrical system and electronics. Body and design. Equipment program. The paint finishes of the F 800 R. Specifications, Engine Output and Torque. UPDATE: BMW Announces F800R Chris Pfeiffer Stunt Replica! 1. Overall concept and vehicle …

The BMW Lo Rider Concept Purist, powerful, unfaired and reduced to the absolute essentials – these few words provide an incomplete description of the BMW Lo Rider, the new concept study released by BMW Motorrad at the 2008 EICMA show in Milan. At first sight, the focus would seem to be on the creation of …

Ducati GT1000 Information and Specifications The Ducati GT1000 is finally ready.  Reminiscent of the classic GT750 of the 1970’s, the GT1000 is a modern update of what used to be the standard motorcycle.   ▪ October 2008 – Ducati GT1000 Touring (below)   ▪ Ducati Announces the GT1000 Two-Tone! Here’s our GT1000 Review page, Rick’s Ducati GT 1000 Blog and a page with parts …

The New BMW K 1300 R On This Page: BMW K1300R Background (Below) Technical Highlights Suspension Options and Accessories Colors Technical Specifications The BMW K 1300 Series:  Introduction and Comments  |  BMW K1300S  |  BMW K1300R  |  BMW K1300GT The BMW K1300R Making a significant departure from traditional sports motorcycle concepts, BMW proudly presented the “most powerful naked bike …

The New BMW K 1300 GT On This Page: BMW K1300GT Background (Below) Technical Highlights Suspension Options and Accessories Colors Technical Specifications The BMW K 1300 Series:  Introduction and Comments  |  BMW K1300S  |  BMW K1300R  |  BMW K1300GT The BMW K1300GT Introducing the new K 1300 GT, BMW Motorrad is opening up new dimensions in the BMW Touring …

The New BMW K1300S Background – The BMW K1300S BMW announced updates to the K 1200 series at the 2008 Intermot show in Germany. They sent us 85 pages (!) of information covering the BMW K 1300 S, BMW K 1300 GT and BMW K 1300 R, with even a little S 1000 RR thrown …

2009 BMW F650GS Arrives in U.S. BMW Motorcycle Dealers More:  2009 BMW F650GS Specifications (Below) BMW’s All-New Entry Level Model Makes its Debut with a Twin-Cylinder Engine August 19, 2008 – BMW today announced the 2009 F 650 GS, a revised version of the venerable but relatively slow-selling F 650 GS. This is an important release …

Aprilia Mana 850 Review The Mana is a mid-displacement sports motorcycle with engine mapping modes and a unique Gear System that allows automatic or semi-automatic control of the drive system for sports performance. To some motorcycle purists, scooters either large or small, and by extension  two-wheelers that utilize similar technology will never be acceptable. For …