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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 …

When it comes to giving the masses a pretty penny to play with, almost all the major motorcycle manufacturers have come through with sportbikes and their naked alternatives. For Yamaha, it was the sporty R-series and the more naked MT-series, with the newest addition being the grungy, track-oriented R7; for Honda, it was the CBR …

Electric vehicle manufacturer SONDORS has been preparing their upcoming electric motorcycle for the market – and with an impressive bang-for-buck aesthetic, buyers are curious to see how the SONDORS Metacycle will hold up to the daily commute life. According to a report from ElecTrek, SONDORS anticipated releasing the MetaCycle in 2021 – and despite the …

A big announcement came from LiveWire today that has given Harley-Davidson a second shot at the EV motorcycle crown – introducing the LiveWire One. Earlier this year, Harley-Davidson announced the LiveWire brand to help give the electric models a chance among ‘non-HD’ folks. It also gives future EV models made by Harley-Davidson a chance, without …

Every once in a while, I stumble across an article on my early morning perusal of news that highlights something so outlandishly stupid, I can’t help but bring it to the table as-is, in full light and with an apple in its ugly little mouth. Today appears to be a ‘once in a while’ kind …

What would you do if your company found over 34 faults in your supersport bike? Better yet, what would you do if the faults happened before you took over? You heard right. Norton has just recalled all the V4 SS bikes sold in 2019 and early 2020 – and for a supersport bike with a big …

Harley-Davidson has just avoided a crushing 56% tariff on importing bikes into the EU – and to say they’re relieved is an understatement.  The Milwaukee-based company has operated for a while with BOI-regulatory credentials, supplying EU markets at 6% tariff rates. They experienced a slight (understatement) bump during the Trump presidency, during which the EU …

As spring blossoms into summer, buyers around the globe flock to the markets to purchase, sell, and trade their shiny toys for something different. Older toys tend to come with a couple of surprises under the proverbial hood, and in a world where vehicle misuse is prevalent, a transparent registry is invaluable to the modern …

Ducati has just pulled the covers off of the 2022 Hypermotard 950 SP – the third rendition in the Hypermotard collection.  The Ducati Hypermotard family caters to a very special group of sport riders. Those who crave to ride for hours on end, follow any urban path their heart desires, and if they choose, put …

Ducati is taking advertising to the next level by creating a mobile-friendly augmented reality simulator that runs tech used in popular games like Pokemon-Go and Jurassic Park. This simulator – similar to the schematics required in their recent Monster Contest – will give clients the ability to place a digital Ducati Monster anywhere in their living …

There’s something so stylish about the future meeting the past – and nobody takes an electric aesthetic to town quite like Curtiss Motors. If you’ve never heard of them, Curtiss Motors is an electric brand previously affiliated with Confederate Motors. The company pulled away and established itself as a separate electric motorcycle brand upon the …

Until now, most of the moto-industry has stayed away from using too much carbon fiber in motorcycle frames. Carbon fiber is a solid material, but the g-forces needed for sound structural chassis components in motorcycles make the creation of a reliable, durable light frame extremely expensive – and not a few chassis have been tossed …

This morning featured one of the most anticipated unveilings from Yamaha Motor Company – the silk sheet has officially been pulled off of the 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7. The new supersport comes packing Yamaha’s 689cc, inline twin, CP2 engine. This is the same engine featured in the Yamaha MT-07. The engine has been tried and tested …

Sources from the Cord & Kruse Classic auction house in Midland, Texas claim to have one of the world’s most iconic bikes for sale – the Captain America Harley-Davidson from the 1969 classic film “Easy Rider”.  This piece of American motorcycle history comes from the estate of Gordon R. Granger. According to an American Motorcycle …

If you squint just right, you’ll see that DAB Motors has recently released a teaser of the newest addition to their showroom..and pinch me I’m dreaming, it’s EV. It seems that almost all motorcycle manufacturers today are tackling the challenge of electric transport with style, and DAB is no exception. From the looks of the …

KTM is launching a new line of 750cc models to replace their current range of midsized 690 bikes. This will bridge the gap between KTM’s 390cc and newly added 890cc models. Pierer Mobility, the parent company of KTM, confirmed details of its plans to launch the new 750cc range via investor documents. The new line …

Damon Motorcycles, an up-and-coming electric motorcycle brand based out of Canada, has just secured the designer responsible for the Yamaha MT-03 and the Aprilia Dorsoduro, Michael Uhlarik as their new Head of Design. According to VisorDown, Damon also landed Doug Penman with notable credentials such as Microsoft, Toyota, and Coca-Cola and he’s been appointed Chief …

There has been lots of coverage lately on manufacturers filing patents, committing research and development on lots of interesting safety tech lately. BMW has been added to the list of brands focused on safety advancements. According to VisorDown, BMW is working on an Adaptive Traction Control feature for future models.  BMW’s Adaptive Traction Control system …

It doesn’t matter if an engine is for fun or function – we like new stuff, and it’s useful when our new stuff helps us get rid of old stuff. We love innovation, and The Michelin Group has some pretty stinking neat plans in motion when it comes to recycling rubber.  According to a report from …

Today, Harley-Davidson has announced its plans to dive headfirst into the EV market with the launch of the all-electric LiveWire brand. Harley-Davidson initially launched the LiveWire model in 2019 and with great success, the American brand has now created an electrically focused brand using the name of the US’s number one selling electric motorcycle – …

Husqvarna has just released more information regarding their new Vektorr concept escooter, geared for the modern urban commuter. According to Drivespark, the Swedish manufacturer revealed the model May 6, hot on the heels of the unveiling of their E-pilen motorcycle concept and the headlines that their electric scooter launch would be delayed by a year, with …

Husqvarna has just revealed their new sexy fleet of special edition models – and I’m drooling. Save your pennies, boys and girls. Here’s a sneak peek from the photoshoot: According to RideApart, the Swedish manufacturer has once again partnered with REPLAY, a premium casual clothing brand from Italy, to create a range of well-groomed rides …

KTM’s cry for contestants to “put up their dukes” in the Ultimate Duke Rider Contest has been wildly successful, with over 1500 entries logged – and every entry is stoked to show the world why they deserve the crown.  The contest came as a welcome reprieve from the monotony of social and economic limitations. There …

Many motorcycle manufactures have been jumping on the EV bandwagon recently, and now MV Agusta has said they plan on doing the same. According to a release from MCN, MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov is set to begin research for an electric MV model next year and ultimately planning an electric release for 2027. This …

News of the MV Ever Given rocked media last month since it was lodged in the Suez Canal. The disruption created global chaos as ships transporting goods were heavily delayed – let alone the items aboard the Ever Given. The ship containing 18,000 containers has since been freed but the mayhem has not ended.  As …

In a recent press release, Riders Share just announced that riders are now able to pay a monthly subscription to receive hefty discounts across its motorcycle rental marketplace.  Riders Share hosts a massive marketplace using a peer-to-peer rental model that allows those traveling or those who wish to test out a potential next purchase, to …

International Female Ride Day (IFRD) has fast approached and its annual event takes place on Saturday, May 1st. IFRD is a call-to-action for women to “Just Ride!”, no matter what they ride. Can-Am’s goal is very much the same as IFRD and that is to promote an inclusive environment for any and all riders.  On …

Indian Motorcycle has just announced they will have three teams running the Indian Challenger at 2021 bagger racing events. The three privately-backed teams include Mission® Foods S&S® Indian Challenger, Roland Sands Design® (RSD), and Saddlemen. Saddleman is new to Indian Challenger while the other two teams both have podium finishes.  “Despite numerous naysayers and doubters …

Aprilia has officially become the sixth manufacturer to sign a five-year contract with Dorna Sports to compete in MotoGP through 2026.  In a statement released by Aprilia Racing, they have committed to making advances in “technological research and experimentation excellence within the Piaggio Group”. Starting in 2022, Aprilia will now be on the track with …

Enginehawk built an exciting hype for its brand release today. The fresh brand was developed by Ruroc, a UK-based helmet manufacturer responsible for launching the notorious ‘Atlas’ helmet.  The Ruroc team grew to success by developing a helmet that couldn’t be mistaken for anything else on the market. One month ago, Ruroc released the third …

The lack of events held in 2020 is about to be redeemed with an event solely focused on motorcycling – Get On! Moto Fest is set for May 21, 22, and 23 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The family-friendly event will include three days of bike demos, custom bike exhibits, racing, hands-on …

The 15th annual International Female Ride Day is just around the corner and returning partner Polaris Slingshot is more than happy to support the cause. In collaboration with the celebration, Slingshot recently announced its ‘Women Behind the Wheel’ initiative, a program designed to bring together like-minded women who share the same passion for riding – …

BMW is looking to bring a more innovative approach to making adjustments on the go. They patented gesture controls that will use sensors located on motorcycle handlebars per the drawings.  This new patented technology will get commands from the movements of the rider’s fingers while in the saddle. The drawing shows sensors located either on …

Chasing the Horizon is a podcast put on by and for motorcycle enthusiasts all over the world. In one of its recent podcasts, host Wes Fleming covers the latest news in the motorcycle industry and also welcomes a special guest to Episode 110.  According to Wes Fleming’s bio, he spent 25 years as a rock …

At the tail end of 2020, Harley-Davidson cut ties with Vance & Hines. Throughout 18 seasons, the duo was able to rack up 107 wins and 10 championships with the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team. After the split, HD jumped back into the racing scene with the Screamin’ Eagle King of …

Harley-Davidson and Bravado, Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, announce the launch of a special collection in collaboration with the iconic rock band, Aerosmith. Available now, the limited-edition line of men’s and women’s apparel will be sold at Harley-Davidson® dealerships around the world and on Harley-Davidson.com. “We’re thrilled to be partnering up with …

Since the release of the new Ducati Multistrada V4, adventure-touring fans have been jumping for joy, but those celebrations are about to be cut short.  Ducati has found issues with the valve guides in the V4 Granturismo engines that can lead to excessive wear and inevitably losing power, then failing at the top end of …

Racing Quality At An Affordable Pricepoint Spanish helmet maker LS2 has a brand new helmet that they cooked up for the 2021 MotoGP season, and much like Shoei’s X14, you can buy this lid for your own riding on the road/track as well. The LS2 FF805 Thunder was fully designed and developed to be used …

According to the filings made to California Air Resources Board (CARB) that were uncovered, Yamaha will be resurrecting the YZF-R7 for an upcoming 2022 bike model. However, the name will be the only thing in common with that of the notorious 1999 YZF-R7.  The YZF-R7 was first released in 1999 as an ‘out of the …

Can-Am has decided to honor the celebration by offering $100,000 to the Women of On-Road program. This program will help spearhead projects that empower women within the riding community. This campaign will help increase awareness, challenge the “biker” stereotype, and make the riding community an inclusive atmosphere for women every day of the year. An …