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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 …

A Surprisingly Competent Machine I wouldn’t recommend you buy a motorcycle sight unseen off of a website, but that’s exactly what the guys at Bikes and Beards did. They bought a sportbike from Amazon, specifically the most expensive sportbike on the website they could find that was street legal. It was $2,495 The motorcycle arrived …

Foreword Like other wBW reviews started late last year, the (somewhat) early onset of the white stuff is dictating changes regarding submission and publication. The inView by Third Eye Design product review is one of these protracted activities. This initial submission provides a wBW First Look view into this new and innovative technology-based motorcycle safety …

Last updated May 4, 2020 Foreword It seems spring is here, although most of us are hunkered down somewhere coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic. And while many of us are probably not getting in a whole lot of riding…there are exceptions and overall, where allowed, getting out for a ride is still a good thing.  …

Late-April 2020 Update It seems spring is here, although most of us are hunkered down somewhere coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic. While many of us are probably not getting in a whole lot of riding… there are exceptions and overall, where allowed, getting out for a ride is still a good thing. Besides, if you …

Sidecar Motorcycles for the Win Royal Enfield recently posted a video of a team of adventurers going on an expedition across the frozen Mongolian landscape, including the frozen lake of Khovshol. The bikes and sidecars managed to power through the snow for a seriously epic adventure to visit the smallest recognized tribe of people in …

In the depths of a Canadian winter, there are a few essential items that are recommended, warm shoes, a warm jacket, gloves, and a toque. Yet seemingly the staple of any winter wardrobe collection is the hooded sweatshirt affectionately known as the “hoodie”.  A comfortable and versatile insulating mid-layer caught in a cross-section of fashion …

Introduction This long-overdue long-term review of the Sena 30K is being finished off as we begin a new year and a new decade and, coincidentally just as Sena announces the new 50 Series products featuring Bluetooth 5.0 and Mesh 2.0. Once the new Sena 50 Series product hit the streets, the 30K system is going …

Intro To many riders, the Aerostich name has been synonymous with premium motorcycle riding gear for over three decades. Starting with the original Roadcrafter suit, Aerostich set out to create a garment that would provide protection, comfort, and convenience in one package.  Since the first Roadcrafter was released, Aerostich expanded its offerings as well as …

Thank You! Our friend Justin Silverman at Gerbing Heated Clothing supplied me with this vest, battery harness and temperature controller at no charge for this review.  First Impressions In the Spring of 2019, I reviewed the Exotogg thermal vest and experienced first hand how electric dependant heated gear can fail at the most inopportune time. …

Introduction With Cardo introducing the 2019 edition of the PACKTALK BOLD, SLIM and FREECOM 4+ systems with Sound by JBL audio – the result of a collaborative Cardo-JBL effort, we wanted to revisit these flagship systems; but getting both systems has and is taking a bit of time. As such, this review covers only the …

Introduction Along with the 2019 PACKTALK BOLD and SLIM products with Sound by JBL, came a very timely accessory kit from Cardo. Originally identified simply as the Cardo Audio Kit, it is now typically identified as the Cardo ‘45mm Audio Set’ – a clearer delineation of what this kit provides. This accessory audio kit is …

Introduction Gerbing has been producing heated gear for more than 40 years. They have two product lines, identified as 12V and 7V. The 12V line of products is aimed at Powersports, as they require the gear to be plugged into a 12-volt power source. The 7V line of products uses a rechargeable 7-volt lithium battery …

Introduction For many years now I have employed “ATGATT” when I ride. In my case, especially when commuting, this means I am wearing over-pants or other riding pants that will fit over work clothes. Being roomy enough to handle this situation means that the armor in these pants might not be held securely enough to …

If you’ve got $75 burning a hole in your pocket, and you’re tired of wearing “regular” backpacks to cart your laptop around while you’re riding, it’s hard not to look at this affordable backpack from Viking Bags and not feel tempted. After all, the spec sheet showcases all the right stuff: a lightweight bag (just …

Mean-Looking, Ground-Shredding, & Long-Lasting Tires: The Great Debate If you want to lose friends and start arguments on social media the quickest way to do it is to ask: “What tires should I run on my motorcycle?” A close second would be asking about engine oil. The verbal bloodbath that inevitably will follow can cause …

It’s Official I’ve reported before on Forcite and said that it will come to the U.S. at some point in the future, but now some information from Digital Trends indicates that the smart helmet will come to the U.S. soon. According to the publication, the helmet will come to the States in 2020.  For the …

Alvin Halfaker, the founder of Quiet Ride Helmets, is a man on a mission, a man obsessed by noise, specifically the harmful noise that riders all over the world experience every single time they get on a bike. It’s the wind, the sound of the tires on the pavement, the engine, and the engines and …

Introduction [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhlMLVRpupo] If that video from Royal Enfield isn’t enough to make you want to ride these bikes, I’m afraid the motorcycle rider part of your soul must be dead. The only way to resurrect it is to take one of these retro-styled bikes from India out for a few hours of unbridled two-wheeled …

First Impressions I’ve been trying to find a way to reliably shoot sharp videos with clear sound while out testing motorcycles since I started writing for wBW a couple of years ago. I haven’t been able to decide which equipment I needed to do it. Last year I gambled on a GoPro Hero 6 thinking …

Introduction Regular readers of webBikeWorld reviews might be thinking, “they already reviewed the Corsair-X a while ago”, and those readers would be correct. wBW founder and editor Rick Korchak reviewed the Corsair-X back in November of 2015. Now nearly four years later we have a Corsair-X back in our leather gloved hands for a look …

A Return to the Matrix I was very eager to get my hands on the new and improved version of the Matrix Alpha Streetfighter helmet after reviewing the first model. As most readers know, there was some controversy around my original review, which sparked a rebuttal from the management at Matrix Helmet. But I can …