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The Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid was one of the more exciting prototypes showcased at EICMA 2021. The bike on display was a higher-spec, more capable iteration of the standard Yamaha Ténéré 700. Now, CycleWorld has spotted the upcoming motorcycle in European patent documents. It appears that the production-ready model will feature more in common with …

We’ve got bikes inspired by all kinds of things here at wBW.  From the tattoo-inspired bikes courtesy of Indian Motorcycles, to the new limited edition Brough Superior machine inspired by Lawrence of Arabia, to the unique BMW R 18 by Revival Cycles that recently created a bike with inspiration from a birdcage for the chassis, …

We’ve just had word (and evidence of proof) that Kawasaki’s long-anticipated Ninja ZX-4R is really happening – and who knows, maybe we’ll see it in the West.  This new beastie will purportedly share a similar high-revving engine as Kawi’s ZX-25R – a 250cc, four-cylinder bike from which the ZX-4R will also likely glean the “vast …

If TRON’s Hooners Had Sidecars It’s not often that you see a bike build that includes a sidecar, let alone a project that puts a futuristic lean on the whole caboodle, but that’s exactly what the blokes at AOE Mobility did – and if you ask me, it kind of suits the bike better than …

America’s about to get a new Scout based on the crowd fave Scout Bobber – and we’re told it’ll either house Indian’s larger 1133cc engine, or the 1000cc ‘Sixty’ engine. Let’s get into it.  This all comes from a set of VIN filings that were put through back in April. Back then, we didn’t really …

Word on the streets is that Honda’s been cooking something up for the adventure bike sector – and with trademarks for the Transalp being renewed all over the globe, we’ll be curious to see which direction the company heads.  Our report today comes from CycleWorld’s article stating that “Honda applied for the Transalp trademark in …

“The Same Torque as a Lotus Exige S, But…1,600lbs Lighter” If you are planning on attending the 2022 CES (running from January 5-8), you’d better make the time to check out the XP Zero electric motorcycle that will be on display.  Word is that this bike – created by Untitled Motorcycles, not Zero Motorycles – …

If there’s one thing I have huge respect for, it’s a brand that doesn’t seem to stop blazing forward – and if there was ever a brand that felt galvanised into radical evolution over the past few years, it’s Harley-Davidson.  We needn’t say much on the 2020 Hardwire Strategy that the American motorcycle manufacturer placed …

Ducati’s New Queen of the Desert is ‘Born to Enhance Adventure’ Team Red has just released the climax of their 2022 World Premiere – and the Desert X has been tested by none other than 5-time Enduro World Champion Antoine Meo.  Let’s get into it.  As we expected, the new 2022 Ducati DesertX carries the …

Damon Motors has just given us the name of a new electric bike set to join their showroom floor – and we’re told only 100 units of this stripped down streetfighter-style will be made available. Before we get our bonnets in a twist, I’m going to start off by saying that Damon is holding their …

She’s Classic, She’s Old-School, and She’s Clean As A Whistle British startup brand Maeving is wowing the masses with their new electric brainchild – and it’s the first pretty bike I’ve seen that boasts a dual-battery system. (Pretty sure that’s why the 2021 models have already sold out, too…) Let’s get into it.  Source: Maeving.com …

Honda has decided to collab with an Italian company in the business of 3D printing – and the machines work almost exclusively with clay.  Let’s talk about it.  The Japanese public multinational conglomerate manufacturer has been keeping themselves on the cutting edge of the latest and greatest when it comes to new concepts in the …

​​“We don’t build motorcycles. We create desires.” Famous words from Novus, a German electric motorbike manufacturer, on creating their ‘Novus One’ electric motorcycle.  While the topic of electric two-wheeled toys often blends with dollar signs – lots of them – the Novus One still stands as an example of the potential the electric industry holds …

Kawasaki has just flipped the cover on their all-new middleweight naked – and she’s got a couple of surprises under the proverbial hood.  Kawasaki’s original Z650, produced between 1976 and 1983, was a 652cc, 64-horsepower inline-four machine that looked up to its older sibling, the Z900.  Now, as of 2022, the beastie is set to …

Damon Motors has just hit $35 million in global preorders for their Hypersport motorcycle (coined as “the world’s safest motorcycle”), and they’re bringing a couple of cool cats onto the leadership team to aid in the growth of the company.  The cool cats in question are Chris Efstathiou who will be taking the head of …

Pop a bottle of bubbly – according to a morning press release from the company itself, Harley Davidson’s Pan America Special has been officially presented as the top adventure-touring bike in its category! The American company has had a lot on the table since the integration of its 5-year “Hardwire Strategy” in 2020.  Originally created …

“From the street, straight to the track.” KTM has officially teased the all-new RC390 – and that new headlights look as good as we thought they would.  The updates came four days ago, with three videos showcasing flirty close-ups of the tank, side chassis, wheels…pretty much everything but the bike itself.  Well…we DID get a …

Hold on to your helmets – we’ve just been given a peek at a new Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 in the testing phase – and it’s getting one heck of a facelift.  According to a report from MCN, the ‘dinky retro’ from Husqvarna will still be housing a new engine – the same that’s also being tested …

I don’t know about you, but there’s something so delicious about old-world motors. And when it comes to quality made at mass-production rates, BSA had the cat in the proverbial bag. Now, after nearly 50 years of waiting, they are ready to break the silence – and it’s going to be a big bang, from …

There’s nothing that piques my interest quite like a vehicle that sits itself in the far extreme of a category – any category, really.  And with the pedigree of a motorcycle, bloodlines rooted firmly in Russia, and the general appearance of a tank, the Hamyak fits that description to a tee. According to a report …

Combat Motors, previously Confederate Motors and an American Company driven towards individualism and diverse creativity, has just released their newest limited edition bike model to the public. Everyone, meet The Combat Wraith. I’m not usually this excited when it comes to ultra-limited edition motorcycles. Sure, the exclusivity and raw power might tickle your fancy, but …

The 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4S has magically appeared at my local Ducati dealership: Blackfoot Motosports in Calgary. The dealership’s Ducati brand champion invited me to come and get an intimate, first-hand look at what Ducati is calling “the best motorcycle they’ve ever built.” Have a look at our Model Overview piece written by Joe Appleton …

Warning! This editorial is actually about the imminent arrival of the Pan America adventure motorcycle, but it takes a while to get there. Skip ahead for some spy shots and predictions if you like at any time. Harley Davidson unveiled their 2021 lineup of motorcycles in a COVID19-friendly, online event on January 12th. You can …