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Updated Garmin has some new GPS systems that are designed for hiking but can be easily used on motorcycles. The new Garmin Montana 700 GPS Series can be mounted to handlebars of basically any bike to help you navigate this wonderful world of ours on two wheels. The Montana 700 GPS Series features a five-inch, …

Co-Written by Jim Pruner and Greg Phillips The First Electric Harley Davidson Was Born in 2019 If you can name a more controversial motorcycle than the Harley Davidson LiveWire I would be shocked. Mention it on any social media platform and prepare to read dozens of strong opinions with most of them being on the …

There’s a turn of phrase in Ireland which is used as a withering put-down for people who are struggling to disguise the fact that their feet are not attached to terra-firma. I’m pretty sure I could apply it to my Alpinestars Andes II trousers. As someone who used to slip on waterproof overtrousers above my …

Motorcycle racing has existed since the very first engine was mounted to the very first frame and connected to the very first rear wheel in a “motor-bicycle.” Rough road courses were drawn up, and those early first pioneers would set out on timed runs. They were not, in the beginning, racing each other. They were …

Will This Change the Helmet Accessories Market? I’ve heard before that the accessories you wear on your helmet can impact its safety. It makes sense. Helmet manufacturers spend a lot of time perfecting the shape of the shell only for many of us to toss on a Bluetooth comm unit and mess that up. The …

These Guys are Crazy The biggest complaint I hear about the Royal Enfield Himalayan is that it lacks power. Well, the Custom Crew at Royal Enfield’s UK-based Technical Centre decided to change that by strapping a Garrett GT 125 turbo to the bike and making some other changes, according to MoreBikes. They call it the …

“Ever drink espresso while getting high at an Ikea?” – Mr. Regular Mr. Regular, for those who don’t know, is a bit of an eccentric. His reviews are often laced with dirty language, jokes about male members, and fart noises, but they’re also in-depth, interesting, literary, and at times downright touching. He recently had the …

At the time of this writing, the first official day of Summer is only a couple of weeks away. As such, it’s time to start breaking out the hot weather riding gear. A lot of riders will be reaching for riding gear that includes mesh fabrics in the construction. I’m one of those riders and …

Introduction Finally, my first opportunity to do a formal Mosko Moto product review for wBW… it’s been a long time coming. The situation is somewhat of my own making, in having one or two earlier Mosko Moto products pass through as travel loans or for short term viewing, without having done anything formally. My interest …

Introduction This review of the Mosko Moto Navigator Cell Phone Pocket or just ‘Navigator Pocket’ is the second of two Mosko Moto products provided and a companion piece to the just submitted Mosko Moto Pico Tank Bag (V2.0) review. As stated in the Pico review, my interest in Mosko Moto products is two-fold: anything new …

Redemption? Or More Pain? Last year I reviewed the Klim K1R Raw Karbon helmet and although I liked many things about it, the fatal flaw was how loud it was to wear on the highway. Brutally loud, in fact. After touring the Klim HQ in Rigby, Idaho last September while I was down there enjoying …

Several years ago RevZilla and Cycle Gear (and now J&P Cycles) merged under COMOTO Holdings. This has allowed RevZilla’s team of designers to completely redesign the house brands and address a lot of the issues from previous generations. Sedici is one of these in-house brands, and the Garda Pants is one of the results of …

Several years ago RevZilla and Cycle Gear (and now J&P Cycles) merged under COMOTO Holdings. This has allowed RevZilla’s team of designers to be involved in the redesign of the house brands and address a lot of the issues from previous generations. Sedici is one of these in house brands, and the Garda Jacket is …

We’d like to thank the RevZilla team for providing this REAX Traveler pro overpant at no-cost for the purpose of this review. Introduction With spring waning and summer waxing, we finally seem to be putting the cooler wet weather behind us, although as we head into the warm (hot) humid (sticky) days of summer, thunderstorms …

We’d like to thank the RevZilla team for providing this REAX Apex Pro jacket at no-cost for the purpose of this review. Introduction With the exit of spring and the arrival of summer, we are still experiencing widely varying climatic swings although it hasn’t put a big damper on moto-enthusiasts as we move forward into …

The Motonation Campeon gloves are a value-priced short leather glove with an MSRP of $50. They come with a few nice-to-haves, such as touchscreen-compatible fingertips and additional armor on the knuckles. These two-almost-three-season gloves are at their best from late-spring to early-fall, and having spent June 2019 to date with the Campeons as my primary …

A Day Pack If you’re like me, you enjoy a good day out on the bike, and a relaxing tour on your bike for a day can really do a lot to put you at ease. For those day trips, iXS has a new piece of gear for you the Backpack Day, according to a …

Your phone can serve many functions, from being your onboard GPS system and music player to being your emergency communication device in the event of a breakdown or accident. Riding with a phone is smart and safe – always take one with you. With that said, your phone uses power, and keeping it charged is …

Background One of the most fun things about getting a new motorcycle is modifying and accessorizing it to make it your own. I’ve had my Ducati Scrambler Icon for a little over a year now. After the initial break-in phase I started adding a few of my own touches. First, some comfort features like a …

I’ve been involved with some inexpensive helmet reviews before and came away mostly underwhelmed. Past reviews of helmets like the Gmax MD01 were  “just ok” as one such example.  Even more notably there’s the Nenki NK856, a helmet I would never personally wear and generally love to hate. Sorry Nenki, but you need to do …

Dobermann Slip-On Exhaust Has A Beautiful Bark Why do we do it? Take off perfectly good, engine-specific built, tuned mufflers, and replace them with more expensive aftermarket ones?   If we’re completely honest about it there are four reasons why; Lighter weight aftermarket materials Smaller and better-looking products Slight performance improvements Louder and throatier sound …

Video Review Introduction, and a Thank You Spring 2020 is here and the world has certainly changed quite a bit over the past several weeks. The outbreak of COVID-19 has drastically altered the way people go about their lives all over the globe. Before getting into the review, I want to acknowledge all the vital …

Foreword A big shoutout to Chris at Volt Heat who supplied wBW with the Motorcycle 12V Heated Jacket liner reviewed here, along with the Fusion 12V/7V Dual Source Leather Motorcycle Heated Gloves and Fusion 12V/7V Dual Source Heated Vest already reviewed. I am a warm rider. Introduction While warmer spring weather is at hand, some …

Some First Impressions I have never worn an HJC helmet before or even tried on one while window shopping. So I was very interested in testing the new generation F70. Reading up on this new breed, I quickly discovered that it was a unique blend of helmet technology in a comms ready helmet. But the …

Engine Ice Coolant is used in racing cars, bikes, and any other vehicle that is liquid-cooled. Some argue it’s overpriced snake oil while many insist it’s magic in a bottle. This review looks at that question and answers based on performance in a 2019 KTM 790 Adventure. The accompanying video shows a step by step …

A True Work of Art The Honda RC30 is a bike built with precision in mind. It’s a bike that was created to be homologated for entry into the then-new WorldSBK Championship in 1987. It was a fully faired sportbike with a 90-degree V4 engine. It’s a beautiful machine even today, and the video shown …

Intro When the opportunity arose for me to get my hands on the Forcefield Pro Jacket X-V2, I jumped at it. I have long admired their line of amazingly protective armor in a minimalist garment. While I know that these are designed to be worn as impact protection in conjunction with another layer of abrasion …

Staying Charged Charging your phone most of the time is probably a bit of an afterthought. You plug it in at night and unplug it in the morning, or maybe you plug it in more often. At any rate, you likely use the charger your phone came with and you don’t think twice about it. …

The Sena Momentum Gains Mesh… After reviewing the Sena Momentum Pro last fall, based on that positive experience, I was hoping to have another Momentum helmet review opportunity…seeing as how the Sena Momentum EVO with Mesh had just been announced while completing the Momentum Pro review. Fortuitously, while coordinating the provision of a Sena SRL …

Foreword A big thank you to Chris at Volt Heat who provided the Fusion 12V/7V Dual Source Heated Vest for this review along with the (reviewed) Fusion 12V/7V Dual Source Leather Motorcycle Heated Gloves and a 12V Heated Jacket Liner with Therm Controller for a future review. Introduction Compared to what is happening on a …

Foreword A big thank you is due to Chris at Volt Heat who supplied wBW with the 2XL Volt Heat Fusion 12V/7V Dual Source Leather Motorcycle Heated Gloves and subsequently, one of the first (new) Fusion Vests in XL with wireless Bluetooth interface and App (wBW review to follow). Introduction Winter in this part of …

They Do Surprisingly Well The Honda Cub is the best-selling motorcycle of all time, but the bike isn’t known for off-roading. However, that’s what a group of guys do. The YouTuber zeze NoPro recently put together a little video of he and some of his buddies taking a group of these little motorcycles on some …

Keeping Busy During COVID-19 With a large portion of the world’s population working from home and generally staying at home, we’re all trying to find ways to stay sane. For us motorcyclists, it’s even tougher. All we want to do is go out and ride as the weather warms up. Richard Hammond is no exception. …

Bikes and Beards Keeps the Amazon Purchases Going I shared with you all the previous videos of the guys at the YouTube channel Bikes and Beards beating the crap out of motorcycles purchased on Amazon. Well, the Amazon bike buying continues. This time, they buy the most expensive and least expensive 125cc Chinese-made dirt bikes …

The Video We All Needed Right Now While you’re all cooped up inside, one of the things that should help is knowing that someday you’ll be able to get back out there on your bike and ride. To indulge in a little ridiculousness this morning, I wanted to show you all a video of a …

Is Version 3.0 The Charm For Mosko Moto’s Reckless Revolver Luggage? Last month Mosko Moto (a White Salmon, Washington based company) announced the immediate availability of a new Reckless 80 Liter, V3.0 Revolver Luggage system.  This is the third iteration of their popular flagship rack-less luggage systems, and the V3.0 Revolver is touted as the …

For Our Readers Outside of the U.S. We primarily focus on North American bikes, but there are so many good motorcycles in Europe, India, and other areas of the world. One of these bikes is the Honda CBF125. Haynes, the maker of fantastic shop manuals for various vehicles, reached out to us and shared the …

Review Video My Shortest Review Ever Cameron Martel, my colleague, friend and manager here at WBW likes to tease me about how I always seem to find a way to overanalyze, overcomplicate and over-write every review while taking too long to get to the point. I’ll own that. Yes, I’m naturally a bit of a …

Further Tests of the Bike Bought on Amazon Not long ago, I shared a video where the guys over at Bikes and Beards bought a sportbike on Amazon and put it through a 72-hour torture test to see just how good it really was. Surprisingly it stood up well to basically all tests. That wasn’t …

Torture Test for Quality I reported a while back on the YouTuber that bought the most expensive street-legal motorcycle he could find on Amazon. It was a sportbike of an unclear brand with a Lifan engine that he paid about $2,500 for. While the motorcycle seemed like not such a bad buy at first, he …