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2008 Aprilia Shiver SL 750 Ride Report The Aprilia SL 750 Shiver can be edgy and anxious, strong, or relaxing – the character changes are provided by its three engine mappings. It is an excellent middleweight choice – light, responsive and day-long comfortable. Despite some component cost-cutting, it rides and runs like the thorough-bred machine …

The New Moto Guzzi V7 Classic With the V7 Classic, Moto Guzzi kills two birds with one stone: First, it celebrates the 40th birthday of the first Italian Maxi Motorcycle created by Giulio Cesare Carcano and second, it gives its response to the ever-increasing demand for classic, sophisticated, retro-design machines. Just one glance at the …

January 28, 2008 – Ducati today announced the 1098 R, claimed to be “the lightest, most powerful twin-cylinder bike ever” with a true competition-level traction control system supplied as standard for maximum track performance. This is the Ducati press release on the bike: The 1098 R is Ducati’s ultimate Superbike.  Ducati calls the engine “the …

The New BMW F 800 GS! Contents: Concept and Background Vehicle Characteristics and Technology Range of Equipment Colors Engine Output and Torque Technical Data F 800 GS Tires: Tubed or Tubeless? UPDATE:  April 2009 – Our BMW F800GS Review! GlobeRiders BMW F800GS Instructional DVD Review! New BMW Adventure Bike Expected to Arrive at Retailers This Fall …

Windscreens for the Versys Motorcycling is unique in its ability to bring the rider (and passenger) closer to the elements – a sense of freedom as the rider and machine move as one through the air. Each individual has their own opinion on just how much of that air should be felt while riding. Which …

Ducati Announces the New RR The Ducati Desmosedici RR production prototype was launched at Mugello on the eve of the Italian Grand Prix. Available starting in July 2007, this MotoGP replica motorcycle can be reserved through your local Ducati dealer! UPDATE:  December 15, 2007 – Ducati has announced that the entire production run of 1,500 …

The Albrex Triumph Rocket III Turbo: “Rocket Roll!” November 2007) – 750, 800, 850 pounds plus rider — who cares?  When three cylinders and 2,300 cc’s get hit by a turbocharger driving a single wheel, Weight Watchers is the last thing on your mind. Much more important is both hands on the bars, a grip of …

2008 Moto Guzzi Report The big news at Moto Guzzi for 2008 is the Stelvio (see our report).  But the Mandello del Lario based company has also made a few updates to the 1200 Sport and a major engine update for the Griso for 2008. We’ve included some information on the new Griso 8V, including …

The New Moto Guzzi Stelvio! The Moto Guzzi Stelvio, cousin to the Moto Guzzi Quota (remember it?), is ready for market and will be sold by Moto Guzzi dealers worldwide in 2008. The bike was announced at the EICMA show in Milan in November of 2007. The Stelvio should make a nice competitor for the …

KTM RC8 The New KTM RC8 Superbike! Here are some photos of this fantastic-looking machine, and… Photos Courtesy of KTM.  Photographers:  H. Mitterbauer (Studio photos).  P. Friedl  (Track photo).  R. Schedl  (KTM On-track). More:  Stefan Nebel named as KTM RC8 test rider (below) KTM 1190 RC8: Official Superbike premiere in Milan!  KTM first released some computer-generated …

Ducati Confirms Hypermotard Production May 7, 2007: Final Hypermotard Specifications The Hypermotard takes on urban canyons and mountain curves with total abandon. Its purpose is single-minded – to thrill. The aggressive ‘motard’ styling and stance combine with Ducati Sportbike technology to deliver the best of both worlds. With a riding position that ensures total control, …

BMW Tests New Enduro Concept in Competition April 20, 2007 – BMW’s new 450cc Sports Enduro motorcycle enters World Enduro Championship. The involvement of BMW Motorrad in off-road sport has a long and successful tradition. BMW not only wants to perpetuate this success story with high-capacity machines such as the HP2 Enduro (wBW report) but also extend …

April 14, 2007 – Moto Guzzi has announced the addition of the new Bellagio cruiser to its motorcycle lineup for 2007. Moto Guzzi, in this translated press release, says that the new Bellagio symbolizes the “depth of the relationship between Moto Guzzi and its surrounding territory”. This relationship is so strong that the immense beauty …

Choosing and Buying a Motorcycle: A Woman’s Perspective Choosing and purchasing a motorcycle is a major decision. It can be confusing and intimidating, especially if you’re new to riding…or happen to be a woman. I’m not new to motorcycle riding, but I am a woman. And it had been 40 years since I’d bought a …

The Ducati 1098 Superbike! More:  Graves Motorsports 1098 Exhaust  |  Ducati announces the 1098-based Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica!  |  March 15, 2007 – Ducati 1098 Voted Best Design of 2006 by the Motorcycle Design Association Ducati’s 916 was a tough act to follow.  The 999 bravely broke away from being just a facelift, although while a better …

KTM 990 Super Duke R and 690 Supermoto November 15, 2006 – KTM has announced that the 2007 Super Duke R and 690 Supermoto will be released at the EICMA Trade Fair in Milan. KTM stated that the bikes are the “spearhead of sporty street fighters”, with improvements to the Super Duke 990 for 2007 …

September 12, 2006 – Ducati announced today the Multistrada 1100 and Multistrada 1100S motorcycles.  The bikes feature a new 1078 cc engine, an increase from the 992 cc of the previous version. The new engine has 95 HP (claimed) at 7,750 RPM and 76 ft. lbs. of torque at 4,750 RPM.  Both Multistradas also feature a …

BMW Announces the R 1200 R BMW Press Released Edited by webBikeWorld.com July 2006 – BMW has released information and technical specifications on the new R 1200 R, which continues a long tradition of the BMW motorcycle line. BMW claims that the R1200R is the first motorcycle in the world with “Automatic Stability Control“, or …

Our Favorite Motorcycle Magazines Labels and stereotypes; for good or for evil, they put people and things into little boxes with closed lids. Labels tend to shut off debate and prevent people from dealing with real issues. But labels are a reality, so we just have to learn to live with. If you can’t beat …

(September 2005) – BMW has just announced the F 800 ST, a sport-touring version of the F 800 S twin cylinder. The motorcycle has a larger fairing and small saddlebags and it looks like a fun ride. More information will be posted when available. Master Listing of All wBW Motorcycle Product Reviews Note: For informational use only. All material …

The Ducati Multistrada 620 July 2007 – The latest addition to the webBikeWorld inventory is this black Ducati Multistrada 620. A brand-new 2006 leftover, the bike was originally consigned to Winchester Motosports in Winchester, Virginia. That shop stopped selling Ducati (and Moto Guzzi), and Duc Pond Motorsports in Winchester picked up the Ducati franchise and bought the …

The BMW R1200RT:  The rumors were true!  The new BMW R1200RT and R1200ST motorcycles have been seen in testing on European roadways. The bike will get a version of the 1200cc engine from the R1200GS with 110hp and 85 ft. lbs. of torque. Balancer shafts, smoother gearbox, lighter weight and better handling are also predicted. 33 liters of …

More:  2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  2002 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle News Page Check out the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival website. The event was held on September 22, 2002 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Lots of great motorcycles and loads of fun! (Photos from the 2001 event) Click on a page …

Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival 2002 More:  2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  2002 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle News Page Check out the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival website. The event was held on September 22, 2002 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Lots of great motorcycles and loads of fun! (Photos from the 2001 …

Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival 2002 More:  2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  2002 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle News Page Check out the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival website. The event was held on September 22, 2002 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Lots of great motorcycles and loads of fun! (Photos from the 2001 …

Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival 2002 More:  2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  2002 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle News Page Check out the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival website. The event was held on September 22, 2002 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Lots of great motorcycles and loads of fun! (Photos from the 2001 …

Mid Atlantic Italian MotoFest 2002 More:  2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  2002 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle News Page Check out the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival website. The event was held on September 22, 2002 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Lots of great motorcycles and loads of fun! (Photos from the 2001 …