Long Time Coming I’d already reported that Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman’s new show Long Way Up would be coming to Apple TV+. At that time I didn’t have a date for it. Now, it has been officially announced that the air date for the show is September 18, 2020, according to Motorcycle News. So, …

A Challenger With a Bigger Fairing? Indian Motorcycle took it straight to Harley-Davidson earlier this year with its new Challenger, and now it looks like the company may expand its lineup or have a new model on its hands. A patent filed with the U.S. Patent Office shows a new Indian machine that uses the …

Are the Days of Briggs & Stratton Engines in Mini-Bikes Over? Most people know about Briggs & Stratton, the small engine company. Well, it seems that the company has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. As someone who loves minibikes and these little engines, it makes me very sad. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the small engine …

Time to Get Another Streaming Service? If you’re an ADV bike fan or even if you just like motorcycles in general, then you know that Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman were working on another epic road trip on the back of Harley-Davidson LiveWires and riding from the southernmost tip of South America to Los Angeles …

Big Bikes on the Track Indian Motorcycle and S&S will join a bunch of Harley-Davidson bagger motorcycles on the racetrack on October 23-25 in beautiful Monterey, California, for the King of the Baggers put on by MotoAmerica. The race will see some big bagger motorcycles a bit out of their element on the racetrack, but …

Unique Vision Squandered by Harley-Davidson Buell Motorcycle Company is best known for its connection with Harley-Davidson. It’s one of the many things you can point to in Harley’s long history that The Motor Company managed to mess up, but that’s really only part of the story of Buell.  The company’s story spans nearly four decades. …

“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 …

Contents BMW History What Makes BMW’s Special? 2021 Adventure Lineup Our Recommended BMW’s Just hearing someone say BMW adventure motorcycles conjures up images of twisty mountain highways, steep dusty trails, vast deserts, and dense forest roads. BMW is the company that pioneered the adventure motorcycle segment, and it’s the first that comes to mind for …

Some Harley-ish Style Bullit doesn’t sell motorcycles here in the U.S., but I sure wish they did. The company makes classic-looking bikes that are really cool and affordably priced. The latest from the business is the V-Bob 250 cruiser. The bike looks like a Harley knock-off, but a good one. Honestly, it’s the kind of …

Getting Better-ish Royal Enfield didn’t have a super great May in terms of sales numbers in its home market. It actually saw a 69 percent decrease year-over-year in India and sold only 18,429 bikes. According to RideApart, the sales numbers are still way better than April’s. In April in India, Royal Enfield only sold 91 …

A New Chapter for Norton In a recent interview with Superbike, interim CEO of Norton Motorcycles, John Russell, talked about the future of Norton. While the conversation ranges across many things, there’s one thing that’s certain, Russell wants to make customers happy with Norton again.  One of the first topics that caught my eye is …

Make the Beast Roar Triumph’s new Rocket 3 power cruiser is an insane machine that puts out high power (more than 71 percent power than its rivals) and high levels of comfort. It’s a much-needed giant step forward from the previous Rocket 3. Despite the new Rocket 3 still being very new, Competition Werks already …

Mecum Indy 200 Auction At the Mecum Indy auction, there will be a collection of 25 motorcycles up for sale. Al Phillips of Chicago will offer his long-time collection at the auction house for its Indianapolis sale on July 12, 2020. If you can’t find something out of this collection that you want to bid …

Now a Lineup of Six Motorcycles Confederate Motorcycles, alive and well for those who don’t know, has recently announced three new bikes, expanding its lineup to six motorcycles in total. Ernest Lee, the owner of the company emailed me about the new bikes. I’ve previously spoken with Ernest, and he hinted in that conversation of …

A Feat in Today’s World Yesterday I reported that Harley-Davidson is struggling pretty hard to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the economy. It seems Indian Motorcycle is much better suited to weather the storm. Indian’s sales were actually up seven percent when compared with Q1 of last year.  Polaris owns Indian, …

What Is the Best New Bike? Looking over the long list of new or updated motorcycles for 2020, I have to say that there are some truly killer machines out there this year. There are far more new or updated models than I originally thought, and there are standouts in each segment of the motorcycle …

Indian’s Lineup Gets Better in 2020 Indian Motorcycle has been putting out very good stuff lately. While not nearly as much of a juggernaut as Harley-Davidson, the company has waded into the American cruiser market and not looked back. It now has a great lineup and continues to expand. 2020 Should be a good year …

2020 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Challenger Dark Horse is the bad boy muscle bagger on the block. Sharing the same 1,770 cc, liquid-cooled 60-degree v-twin PowerPlus engine, the Dark Horse has 122 HP and 128 lbs-ft of torque. Where the bad boy attitude comes …

2020 Indian Chief Dark Horse Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Chief Dark Horse is one of the meanest cruisers that Indian makes. Powered by a 1,819cc liquid-cooled 49-degree v-twin that Indian dubs the Thunder Stroke 111, 79 HP and 119 lbs-ft of torque are available to your right wrist. …

2020 Indian Challenger Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Challenger is Indian’s entry into the muscle bagger arena. A 1,770 cc, liquid cooled 60 degree v-twin named the PowerPlus provides 122 HP and 128 lbs-ft of torque, making this the most powerful motorcycle in Indian’s bagger lineup. With so much power, …

2020 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse is the evil brother of the base Chieftain. It’s mean, lean, and ready to rip up some highway pavement. The only engine option is a Thunder Stroke 116 with 126 lbs-ft of torque. The Chieftain Dark …

2020 Indian Chieftain Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Chieftain is Indian’s answer to the rider that wants classic bagger looks mixed with the technology and features of a distance tourer. Power is delivered either by a Thunder Stroke 111 or Thunder Stroke 116 engine, with 119 or 126 lbs-ft of …

The Icon Goes Dark: The 2020 Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links While it might look like the classic Ducati Scrambler Icon with a new paint job, the new Scrambler Icon Dark is an entirely new beast. It shares plenty of classic Scrambler DNA but it has an entirely …

A little while ago I got an email from Twisted Throttle saying they were accepting applications for 2020 brand ambassadors. Needless to say, I applied almost immediately because who wouldn’t want to have access to the awesome collection of aftermarket accessories sold by Twisted Throttle?! In case you’ve never heard of TT, have a click …

2020 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster is the motorcycle that carries “British Attitude” on its shoulders. Powered by the classic 1200cc parallel twin, the Speedmaster makes 77 HP and 78 lbs-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed transmission. The cruiser of the Triumph lineup, …

2020 Triumph Bonneville Bobber & Bobber Black Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Bonneville Bobber and Bobber Black are the mean street machines of the Triumph lineup. Both are powered by a 1200cc, 270 degree crank, SOHC parallel twin with 77 HP, and 78 lbs-ft of torque on tap. The Bobber …

2020 Triumph Bonneville Street Twin Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Bonneville Street Twin is an evolution of a model that has been one of Triumph’s best-sellers for many years now. The new specifications for the Street Twin give the 900cc engine 10 more HP, now at 65 HP, and has …

Following Harley’s Example Just like other motorcycle manufacturers around the world, American ones are now shutting down. Harley-Davidson shut down about a week ago and now Indian has followed suit. According to RideApart, Polaris, the company that owns Indian Motorcycle, confirmed it will temporarily shut down two oversea facilities and five U.S.-based facilities. This includes …

An Industry Veteran Tucker Powersports named Marc McAllister as the President and CEO on March 24. McAllister replaces Sebastian Bretschneider, who recently left the company. McAllister is a motorcycle industry veteran and has held a variety of roles at Harley-Davidson over a time span of 24 years. He started in product design and supply chain …

Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show’s Winner Game Over Cycles makes some of the most impressive custom motorcycles out there. At the recent Daytona Bike Week, the builder won the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show award in the Over 1000cc Custom category for its custom Harley. The bike that won is called the New York – …

2020 Triumph Bobber TFC Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Triumph Bobber TFC is a limited edition Triumph Factory Classic motorcycle, as only 750 will ever be made. Based on the standard 2020 Bonneville Bobber, the TFC will make 87 HP and 81 lbs-ft of torque from its 1200cc liquid cooled …

The name Honda has been synonymous with motorcycles since 1948 when Honda Soichiro formalized the Honda Technical Research Institute into the Honda Motor Company. The very first motorcycle Honda made in 1949 was technically a motorized bicycle, the Honda Type A, with the second model, the Type D, becoming the first true Honda motorcycle with …

2020 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC is a limited edition Triumph Factory Classic motorcycle, as only 750 will ever be made. Based on the standard 2020 Rocket 3 R, the TFC will make 180 HP and 165 lbs-ft of torque from its …

2020 Triumph Thruxton TFC Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Triumph Thruxton TFC is a limited edition Triumph Factory Classic motorcycle, as only 750 will ever be made. Based on the standard 2020 Thruxton R, the TFC has a liquid-cooled 270 degree crank 1200cc parallel twin that puts out 109 HP …

2020 Rocket 3 GT & R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Rocket 3 GT and Rocket 3 R both share the same engine, a 2,458cc inline triple that produces 165 HP and 163 lbs-ft of torque. Both motorcycles also both use the same 6-speed transmission that is hydraulically assisted due …

2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Roadmaster Elite is Indian’s top of the line touring motorcycle. As with all Roadmaster models, the Elite is powered by the Thunder Stroke 116 v-twin with 126 lbs-ft of torque, but on the Elite, it has special red highlights hand-painted on. …

2020 Indian Roadmaster Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Roadmaster is a touring motorcycle that has been honed to perfection through years of evolution and development. Powered by a Thunder Stroke 116 engine, there is more than enough torque at 126 lbs-ft to be able to conquer any highway, interstate, …

2020 Indian Chieftain Elite Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Chieftain Elite is, quite simply, the best Chieftain you can get. No compromises, no corners cut, no detail to minute. Powered by the Thunder Stroke 116 v-twin, the Elite has 126 lbs-ft of torque and isn’t afraid to use every …

2020 Indian Challenger Limited Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Challenger Limited is the top of the line spec for the Challenger lineup. Sharing with both other models, the Limited is powered by the same 1,770 cc, liquid-cooled 60-degree v-twin PowerPlus engine developing 122 HP and 128 lbs-ft of torque. …

2020 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse brings the attitude packed alongside all the amenities of the Roadmaster. Powered by the Thunder Stroke 116 v-twin, the Dark Horse has the same 126 lbs-ft of torque, but a more rowdy exhaust note. Standard amenities …