2011 BMW Motorcycle 2011 BMW G650GS and R1200R November 24, 2010 – Just a few more postings to wrap up my EICMA 2010 coverage. At the risk of BMW overload, here are some photos of the final production versions of the BMW G650GS and the R1200R. The G650GS is the latest in a series that …

Honda V4 Crosstourer Honda V4 Crosstourer and Crossrunner November 5, 2010 – I have a feeling Honda got caught out on the Adventure Touring craze, another strange chapter in the Book of Motorcycling, 21st Century. Wasn’t Honda the company that used to create trends and must-haves the way Apple does today? Honda was once known …

2011 Ducati Diavel Ducati Diavel Power Cruiser November 3, 2010 – The “power cruiser” is apparently the NBT (Next Big Thing), with more than one motorcycle manufacturer trying to jump the curve to the next level of cruiser style and performance now that Harley-Davidson seems to have lost its way. I was vaguely aware of …

Speed and Strength Coast is Clear ST Jacket   Summary The Speed and Strength Coast is Clear jacket has a surprise up its sleeve — literally!  Match it with a pair of Coast is Clear pants for a do-it-all outfit at a bargain-basement price. Background There must be a zillion motorcycle apparel brand names, all …

Speed and Strength “Coast is Clear ST” Jacket The Speed and Strength Coast is Clear jacket has a surprise up its sleeve — literally!  Match it with a pair of Coast is Clear pants for a do-it-all outfit at a bargain-basement price. There must be a zillion motorcycle apparel brand names, all competing with each …

Diamond C Motorcycle Trailer Review This is the third motorcycle trailer reviewed on webBikeWorld.com This time we’re back again with a flatbed style. This type of trailer is the best solution for our needs for a number of reasons. The only disadvantage is that a flatbed trailer may be too large to store on the …

British Motorcycle Gear BMG “Adventure” Jacket Review The British Motorcycle Gear (BMG) Adventure jacket is a lightweight shell optimized for off-road outback adventures. But it works just as well on the street and, when matched with the BMG Adventure pants, it looks Dakar Rally ready. It’s also an excellent bargain! The folks at British Motorcycle …

Study Claims Highly Satisfied Motorcycle Helmet Owners Are Notably More Likely to Repurchase the Same Helmet Brand May 30, 2010 – Highly satisfied motorcycle helmet owners are approximately 10 times more likely to repurchase the same helmet brand compared with owners with lower levels of satisfaction, according to the most recent J.D. Power and Associates …

GoPro HD Hero Video Camera Review The GoPro HD video camera takes very good quality HD video and decent photos. It has several interesting features, but the menu system seems obsolete compared to the Drift X170 (see Part 2 of this review). The GoPro HD is slightly bulky for use on a motorcycle. Combine the best …

A Woman’s Perspective on Motorcycling and Engines In a male–dominated sport, women don’t have to take the back seat, pillion or, should I say, be the “two–up”. In fact, from what I’ve read, female riders are the fastest growing demographic in motorcycling. Ladies, whether you’re twenty or sixty, if you’re interested in riding there’s no …

New REV’IT! Gear for 2010 November, 2009 – Hard to believe it’s already Thanksgiving, November of 2009! This is the time of year when the motorcycle clothing manufacturers announce next year’s new products, to give the distribution chain a chance to place their orders and make room for the new gear. REV’IT! won’t be attending …

Sidi “Slash” Motorcycle Boots The Sidi Slash street shoes or boots have mesh tops for excellent air flow. They have typical Sidi attention to safety but the absence of adjustability at the ankle may be problematic for some. Sidi is probably the King (and/or Queen) of motorcycle boots. I don’t suppose there is a registry …

Clearwater “Glenda” LED Driving Lights High-quality motorcycle driving lights with all the benefits of LEDs add excellent visibility and surprising power for their size. Motorcycle lighting and the promise of improved visibility have been among the most popular topics for webBikeWorld reviews over the past 10 years. Check out the right-hand column on the page …

New SHARP Five Star Motorcycle Helmet Safety Standard Rating System SHARP Releases 27 More Helmet Scores May 28, 2009 – 27 new safety ratings for motorcycle helmets were published today by Road Safety Minister Mike Penning (see list below).  He also unveiled a new website to give motorcyclists the best advice and information on choosing …

PIAA “High Intensity” LED Conspicuity Lights I feel kind of silly writing about a product that I couldn’t really find a use for. But, you never know — I’m sure some webBikeWorlders will be interested, and one of you must surely can figure out how to put these to good use? I found these PIAA …

Cramp Management With the BrakeAway Cruise Control and the Throttle Rocker Our bikes have sensors to let us know when the temperature is too high, the oil pressure is too low or the battery has just died. My aging carcass is equipped with a Dead Butt Warning and a Sore Back Alarm. And, on long …

The webBikeWorld Live Report From The 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo Brembo usually has some tasty bits to release at the Powersports Dealer Expo, and this year the are showing four new products for the North American market. This includes new motorcycle front and rear caliper kits and two unique master cylinders for motorcycles, significantly expanding the company’s …

The webBikeWorld Live Report From The 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 16, 2008 Brembo press release edited by webBikeWorld.com Brembo usually has some tasty bits to release at the Powersports Dealer Expo, and this year the are showing four new products for the North American market. This includes new motorcycle front and rear caliper …

MSF Experienced RiderCourse Review Any motorcycle training course is good, right? After all, there’s no such thing as too much training. Anyone who thinks they’re too good to learn anything new is probably ready for a tumble. Real soon. I was ready for more — just 3 weeks after taking the Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic (review), …

Spiffy Spokes Keep Your Wheels Clean Very cool accessory sure to be a hit with Superbike owners. Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. has provided webBikeWorld with an exclusive look at its latest motorcycle accessory. It will be unveiled at U.S. Ducati motorcycle dealers starting today. “Spiffy Spokes are all the rage in Europe” said Festo “Primo” …

Joe Rocket RKT 101 The Joe Rocket RKT 101 helmet has excellent quality helmet with solid features and attention to detail is surprisingly quiet in most situations. Slightly heavy and visor clarity issues don’t detract from our overall impression of this new helmet from Joe Rocket. Joe Rocket recently introduced a new line of motorcycle …

2006 J.D. Power and Associates Reports: New Motorcycle Owners Experience Fewer Problems with Their Bikes Brands that Typically Use Multi-line Dealerships Continue to Struggle in Satisfying Customer Needs When it Comes to the Sales and Service Experience December 20, 2006 — Owners of new 2006 model-year motorcycles are reporting fewer problems with their bikes than …

Bell Mag-8 Helmet Review Have you ever wondered what happened to Bell motorcycle helmets? Bell owned the market seemingly forever, and the distinctive Bell logo was everywhere. Bell was the Arai, Shoei and Suomy of its time, and their helmets adorned just about every motorcycle rider and racer in the U.S.A. If you were serious …

The CR&S “DUU” and Custom Motorcycles CR&S Custom Motorcycles Power cruisers are in, and they’re looking good. The genre seems to be evolving into a modern cross between the classic cruiser of the past and the street burner of the future. I guess the Yamaha V-Max was first, and it was plenty popular. Harley added …