2018 Harley Davidson Softail Fat Bob 114 Review It’s a very brisk 35 degree Fahrenheit September morning here in Calgary, Alberta but I’m on my way to meet a very hot date. Ripping down the highway on my ZX-6 Kawasaki Ninja all I can think about is the even hotter little rocket waiting for me down …

BMW C 650 GT Scooter Blog   Welcome to the BMW C 650 GT Scooter blog! This scooter is the webBikeWorld Project Bike for 2013. The links to the reviews are entered in the table below as we customize the bike. The C 650 GT and C 600 Sport scooters mark a new direction for …

 Y2K Ducati Women’s Team   A Season Full of Success for the Y1K Ducati Women’s Motorcycle Racing Team After two successful years on the national and international circuits with riders Paola Cazzola andChiara Valentini, the Official Ducati Women’s Team is preparing to continue its tradition of excellent riding and high technical standards that fans have come to …

Welcome to our portfolio of webBikeWorld.com motorcycle reviews and ride reports! The links below are listed in order of the date of publication, from newest to oldest. The full motorcycle reviews and introductions are listed first, with more below. Information about submitting content for publication on webBikeWorld can be found on the Site Info page. ► wBW Motorcycle …

BMW Scooter Owner Reports and Feedback   Background This page has information, feedback and reports from BMW scooter owners, listed below in order of date received. It will be interesting to read about owner experiences with the new scooter. Since this is a new product for BMW, we can all learn…and hopefully there won’t be …

BMW Scooter Owners Report Stalling Problem   Background I have received reports from owners of a stalling problem on their BMW scooter. This is apparently a major issue, so I’ll add any reports I receive to this page and we’ll see what happens. In the U.S.A., report all safety issues to the National Highway Traffic Safety …

Installation Instructions   1. Unscrew the plastic nuts located on the front side of the windscreen that attach it to the upper mounting arms. 2. There is about 40mm of flex in the windscreen due to the flexibility of the rubber gaskets on the bottom attachment points. I have tried various sizes of spacers, and the 50 …

BMW Scooter Safety Recalls   Background The BMW scooter has already undergone a recall in the U.S.A. Let’s hope there aren’t more, but just in case, I started this page to list any safety recalls as I learn about them. [UPDATE: More recalls added below!] In the U.S.A., vehicle owners can report issues directly to …

Replacing a turn signal or directional relay on a BMW R100RS   I recently purchased an R100RS (see photo), and as I was going through it to check the routine maintenance and prepare it for the state’s motor vehicle inspection, I noticed that the turn signals were not working correctly. When the turn signal was …

2015 Ducati Diavel Information and Specifications   We first reported on the introduction of the Ducati Diavel during the live event from the 2010 EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The 2015 Diavel sport cruiser is a modest update to the original design. Ducati said that the engine and exhaust system is new, designed to provide a somewhat more refined …

Ducati Announces the Sport 1000 Biposto   In the 1970s, the most sports-oriented motorcyclists used to modify their road bikes according to what they saw on the track, including clip-ons handlebars, rear set footrests and aggressive colours. The aim was not just to make your bike look better but to enhance its performance too. And …

Ducati Announces the Sport 1000S   Following the 1970s trend for uncompromising individualism and enhanced performance, Ducati introduces the Sport 1000 S with a classic aerodynamic upper fairing which takes its styling cues directly from the “Race” models of the era. More Sportclassics on wBW:  Paul Smart 1000  |  GT 1000  |  GT1000 Blog and Maintenance  |  Sportclassic Parts and …

Ducati Paul Smart 1000   Ducati Announces Paul Smart LE (Limited Edition): Only 2,000 examples to be made (see below). More:  Paul Smart 1000  |  GT 1000  |  Sport 1000  |  Concept Bikes Home More:  Here’s a photo and story of the original1972 Ducati motorcycle as ridden by Paul Smart at Imola. Photos and text courtesy of Ducati Motor S.p.A. More:  Sport …

Ducati and MV Agusta Photos   I went to the Duc Pond Motorsports Ducati open house during the summer and took some photos, and finally got around to posting them here.  Duc Pond sells Ducati and is also the newest MV Agusta dealer in the area. You’ll notice the photo of the black Multistrada 620; this is where …

2006 Ducati 999R Xerox and Ducati ST3 ABS Preview   In the run-up to the presentation of its complete Model Year 2006 range at EICMA in Milan from 15 to 20 November, Ducati chose the prestigious Motorcycle and Scooter Show in Birmingham (UK) to preview two of its new models due out next year. The …

Ducati “Black Dogo” Mon   Ennio Capasa has designed the most powerful custom Monster ever, based on the Ducati S4RS. Taking his inspiration from the American dirt-track bikes of the 1970s and 80s and their spectacular performance in rough conditions, Capasa has designed a completely unique motorcycle beast. Assisted by Simone Falcetta, a design specialist, …

Ducati 848   Ducati Announces the 848 Superbike! The Ducati Superbike family for 2008 features two important changes: the introduction of the light and nimble 848 and for all those who demand the maximum performance, the 1098 R that will take part in the 2008 World Superbike Championship. The priority in every step of the new Ducati …

Moto Guzzi 940 Custom   Moto Guzzi released information on the new 940 Custom motorcycle line at the November 2006 EICMA show in Milan.  Following is some of the detail and technical information translated and edited from the (rather prosaic) Moto Guzzi press release. 940 Custom The Italian street roadster.  The 940 Custom symbolizes freedom, …

Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa   Moto Guzzi North America will be offering 50 MGS-01 “Corsa” track ready motorcycles to the US market later this year.  A street or “Series” version is expected to follow in the 3rd quarter of 2004. The MGS-01 Corsa comes to life from the imagination of the famous Moto Guzzi Style Laboratory. …

Water Cooled Moto Guzzi V11 GT   Moto Mag sent us these photos of a Moto Guzzi; supposedly the V11 GT prototype.  I had originally thought it might be a prototype of a water cooled sport-tourer, but sources tell me it’s air cooled.These photos were taken several years ago, but the design still looks great today.  …

2006 Ducati Monster S4Rs   Ducati Announces New Monster S4Rs NEW!  2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore photos below! The Monster S4Rs is a bike without compromise, a true superbike in every way.  Only the full fairing has been removed.  Nothing else has been sacrificed. All the legendary Superbike power and character of the potent desmodromic …

Moto Guzzi Nevada Classic 750 i.e.   With the arrival of the new Nevada Classic 750 i.e., Moto Guzzi becomes one of the few motorcycle manufacturers in the world to boast entire range equipped with electronic fuel injection and catalyzed exhausts with Lambda oxygen sensor emission control.  Every model in Moto Guzzi’s 2004 range fully complies …

Ducati Announces the Monster 696!   The new Ducati Monster 696 represents the next generation and what Ducati calls “the final word in urban excitement”.  The Monster 696 looks like it would be fun either on your favorite downtown routes or unleashed, where it should deliver more performance than ever before. Design Refined style and …

Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Serie   The Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Serie is the 1000cc street legal version of the MGS-01 Corsa.  Specifications below. MGS-01 Serie Technical Specifications Engine Type Air Cooled, 4 Stroke 90º V-Twin Displacement 992  cc Maximum Power 102 hp @ 8400 rpm Maximum Torque 65 ft lbs @ 7800 rpm Valves Overhead Camshaft – 4 …

Passing the Torch From Grandfather to Grandson   Background It was Fall of 2003 at the Tokyo Motor Show and Ducati announced its plans to introduce theSportClassic line of L-Twins. “Motorcycles that capture the essential beauty, timeless style and emotion of the original Ducati sport bikes of the 1970’s.” read the press release. “Even though they …

Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP Street Engine   DESMOSEDICI RR: START YOUR ENGINES! Ducati reports progress on the development and testing of the exclusive V4 engine for the upcoming street version of the Desmosedici MotoGP motorcycle. Officially presented to the “Ducati tribe” in May at World Ducati Week 2004, the development of the Desmosedici RR project continues …

Moto Guzzi California Vintage   Moto Guzzi announced the California Vintage touring motorcycle, the newest in a line that stretches back 35 years to the original V7 California, introduced in 1971. The California Vintage is, by design, reminiscent of the Moto Guzzi California Police motorcycles used by ( you guessed it) California Motor Officers in …

Ducati 999R   An evolution of power, aerodynamics and style, for a dream Ducati which is more competitive and powerful than ever. Based on the motorcycle representing Ducati in this year’s American Superbike Championship (AMA), the 999R has been significantly upgraded for the American market.  A new front fairing, new rear swing arm and suspension, …

Ducati Monster S4R   The Ducati Monster S4R Official Press Release The first true production Ducati “cafè racer”, it is an evolution of Italy’s – and the world’s – best loved racing motorcycles from Ducati. The basic design that has made the Ducati Monster such a huge year-after-year success has been retained, but now – …

Ducati 999   Summary The New 999 The new 999 Testastretta is the most advanced, highest performance Ducati Superbike yet. Hailed by the press as the best V-twin ever built, our goal here in Bologna was to create a Superbike of stunning design and performance that improved rider ergonomics, simplified maintenance, reduced motorcycle complexity and …

The Ducati Monster S2R Is Coming   Over the years, Ducati desired to produce a companion model to the classic Monster, with an even more aggressive sports design. Just one year after the launch of the most powerful and exclusive model in the Monster range – the S4R, built with numerous components of our Superbike …

Ducati Announces the Monster 1100 and Monster 1100 S!   The arrival of the new Monster 1100 and Monster 1100 S now increases the size of the Ducati Monster family, a family that redefines the motorcycle and stakes its claim as the new icon of Italian excellence. Dedicated to those who want to make the …

Custom Moto Guzzi V11 Sport   The story: I received these photos one day from Jeff W. in a mysterious email: “Please let Guzzi people see these.”  I opened the .jpg’s to find what’s got to be the hottest V11 Sport around. So here are the photos of Jeff’s custom Moto Guzzi V11 Sport and some …

Ducati MotoGP Motorcycle   Back by popular demand!  The original photos of the Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP bike, now updated with the 2005 GP5 version! Last year didn’t evolve as planned for Ducati in MotoGP, but they have lots of hope for the new season. Loris Capirossi and Carlos Checa have been testing the new Ducati …

Ducati Announces New Monster 695   Ducati has just announced the release of a new 2007 model, the Monster 695.  The Monster 695 will replace the Monster 620 line as Ducati’s entry level motorcycle. Following is a press release from Ducati describing the new motorcycle: 695 is not merely a name, a number or an …

2007 Triumph Motorcycles   Triumph Motorcycles has announced the 2007 Triumph product line. We’ll have more information and photos soon, but in the meantime, here is an update on the 2007 Triumphs, changes for 2007 and the suggested retail price list (bottom of page). More:  NEW!  Triumph announces the Street Triple  | 2007 Triumph Tiger  |  Triumph Tiger Page  …

Triumph Scrambler   The twin-cylinder Scrambler adds a new twist to the Modern Classics range. A fresh take on Triumph’s past, the Scrambler is a redefinition of the bikes made famous by 50’s thrill-seekers such as Steve McQueen into a contemporary urban context. A ‘do anything, go anywhere’ kind of bike, inspired in part by …

Vilner “Predator” BMW F 800 R   Summary (May 2012) – Here’s an interesting custom BMW F 800 R by the Vilner Studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is apparently a “one-off” designed for a customer. Not much info is available but they sent these photos and a press release (below). Enjoy! Vilner Custom Bike Predator Predator It …

2008 KTM Stunt Concept and 2008 KTM Motorcycles   KTM presented three newly-developed single cylinder motorcycles, the 690 Duke, the 690 Enduro and the 690 SMC at the recent Paris innovations fair, the Mondial de deux Roues. KTM also presented a super-cool concept bike, the Stunt 690.  All of these new KTM’s with the 690cc …

Ducati Announces the StreetFighter!   Summary Ducati Presents Its 2009 Model Range at EICMA In addition to the 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 and Monster 1100S, the Ducati Streetfighter, the Ducati Streetfighter S and the 2009 Ducati 1198 were announced today for the 2008 EICMA show in Milan. Here’s the Ducati press release; we’ll have more details …