It’s More Fun to Ride a Slow Bike Fast Small-bore bikes are, in a word, necessary. While you might use your 2021 Yamaha Star Venture to eat up the miles on the trans-country expressways (or perhaps dig into the nearest anthill on your new 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R), there’s something to be said …

Forcite is in the process of revamping their website – and no wonder. With this past November seeing their most recent shipment of MK1 Smart Helmets selling out in a jaw-dropping 30 minutes, the company has plenty of room to expand and continue to provide to a growing customer base.  If you were one of the …

Remember when Revzilla pitted the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure against the Pan America and the GS won? Well, we’ve found a team that begs to differ – and CycleWorld’s adamant that the Pan America trumped this particular ‘big-bore adventure shootout’ with room to spare. Before we dive in, I’ll again reference what I said …

We’ve just been given the heads up that Yamaha has joined forces with Kawasaki in their quest to build a hydrogen engine for the moto-minded masses.   While hydrogen might not be the number one alternative to fossil fuel motorcycle engines, it’s got great potential for reducing our emissions worldwide. As stated by InterestingEngineering, “Hydrogen engines …

Danilo Petrucci was one of the most liked personalities in the MotoGP paddock. After his year-long contract with the Tech3 KTM Factory Racing team ended, he decided to participate in the Dakar rally. It’s been a rollercoaster of a month for the Italian, he suffered a broken leg in training early in December and was …

A street tire is subject to the most varied of riding conditions. Sure, they aren’t as grippy as slicks in the dry, but their everyday useability is what makes them the perfect choice for someone who isn’t frequenting a racetrack. Street tires come with predominantly smooth rubber with grooves in them to channel water away, …

GASGAS Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland maintains his lead in the 2022 Dakar Rally standings, despite finishing in P17 on day four of the event. The British ace made history in 2017 as the first British rider to win the event. At the time, Sunderland was part of the KTM Factory Racing team. This year, Sunderland …

In an effort to expand its reach in the Asian market, VRM SPA, the firm that owns Marzocchi, has partnered with Zhejiang Qianjiang Motorcycle Co., Ltd. (aka QJ Motor). Under the new collaboration, the Italian and Chinese firms will set up a new production facility in the Chinese Zhejiang province. Located to the south of …

This bobber has apparently just been taken off the shelf for a stunning £38k ($51k USD). The nitrous-infused diva in question? Apparently, she’s a Triumph – and she’s straight from the customs shop of the Triumph specialists at Thornton Hundred.  The report from MCN states that the mod list of this particular Triumph Bonneville Bobber includes …

Word on the streets is that Honda’s been cooking something up for the adventure bike sector – and with trademarks for the Transalp being renewed all over the globe, we’ll be curious to see which direction the company heads.  Our report today comes from CycleWorld’s article stating that “Honda applied for the Transalp trademark in …

An Italian bank and payments company called Mooney has signed on as the main sponsor for Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Academy, set for the 2022 season – and we have a few more details that have just recently come down the pipeline.  The report from MCN states that VR46 Academy’s potential affiliation with the Saudi Arabian …

We’ve just had news that Ruroc is releasing the Atlas 4.0 on February 18 – and we’ve got more than a few members of our team that are curious to see what’s been updated.  Take our main man Jimbo, for example.  wBW writer and reviewer Jim Pruner has been reviewing motorcycles, accessories, gadgets, gear and …

What happens when you stuff a 618 cc L-twin engine into a hardtail built entirely of custom, one-off parts? An ‘impractical’ beauty of a project with the devil in the details – and apparently it’s a common sight to the Aussies at Machine1867.  “Machine1867 is a one man operation,” cites their website.  “Everything is created …

Bajaj Auto has announced its plans to set up a manufacturing facility for electric two-wheelers in India. The establishment will be located in Akurdi, Pune, and the first vehicles are expected to roll off the production line by June 2022.  Bikewale has mentioned in its report that the manufacturer is investing Rs 300 crore (more …

Yezdi, the iconic manufacturer that has been granted a new lease of life by Mahindra-owned Classic Legends, is set to make its return on January 13. The company sent out a statement to our friends in the Indian media asking them to block their calendars for the big reveal.  While official information on what’s in …

Yamaha Motor USA has been able to expand their funds for their ‘bLU cRU’ Off-Road Racing Contingency Program to a yummy $6 million – that’s a 17% increase in green for amateur racers, according to Yamaha’s press release.  We’re told that the money will be spread out to AMA professional Supercross, AMA professional Motocross and …

Word is that Marc Marquez’s brother, Alex Marquez, digs the new prototype that HRC’s been working on – and with both brothers experiencing a score of falls due to the previous bike’s incompatibility, we’re eager to see what the new machine brings to the track.  We cite the ‘2021 falls list’ available from a report …

Honda’s own Joan Barreda has been kicking some serious ass in the 2022 Dakar Rally. Held this year in Al Qaisumah, the Dakar had to move to a second destination given that rain was flooding the northern part of Arabia at the 339km stage.  The stage 2 destination ended up a slightly longer distance – …

We had a lot going on in 2021.  Harley Davidson’s HardWire Strategy was in full swing (and H-D stocks were on the rollercoaster of the decade), magnesium shortages and semiconductor chip shortages have been putting powersports industry production through its paces…and yet, amidst all this, we continue on the hunt for the best and most …

When it comes to motorcycle gear, Dainese offers some of the best. And this week, Revzilla has tons of Dainese gear on sale for up to 50% off! We’ve picked out a few of our favourite pieces and listed them below, but there are plenty of great deals currently available on items from this world-class …

At EICMA 2021, MV Agusta unveiled two motorcycles that were unlike anything we’ve seen from the manufacturer in the recent past. The Lucky Explorer 5.5 And 9.5 paid homage to the brand’s history in the Dakar and represented a new direction for the Italian marquee.   During the week motorcycle show, the CEO of the firm, …

The First Ever Electric Motorcycle to Feature Carbon Fiber Wheels A Taiwan-based EV manufacturer called Graft has just come out with the first (ever) electric motorcycle concept featuring carbon fiber wheels.  Let’s get into it.  Azizi Tucker, founder of Graft, has credentials longer than my pizza topping list on a four-day weekend bonanza. He is …

We’ve covered a lot when it comes to motorcycle security.  From the lightweight Xena XX10 Disk Lock Alarm (we highly recommend these as long as you don’t forget they’re on the bloody disc), to the more traditional chain-method involving the Squire Motorcycle Lock and Chain, there’s a lot out there that’s been designed (or at …

With both Formula1 and MotoGP having recently committed to using alternative, cleaner fuel on their future tracks, we can’t say that we didn’t see this one coming.  VP Racing Fuels has apparently created a biofuel that boasts renewable ingredients. If what they say is true, this fuel could be a valuable addition to the circuit …

Yamaha has started a campaign meant to share stories and experiences that are close to home with bike lovers country-wide – and the bike of choice is none other than the entry-friendly XSR125 Word is still out on whether Yamaha will ever bring this bike stateside…with the American market taking full advantage of wee fun …

For 22 years, the National Packard Museum has hosted their Annual Vintage Motorcycle Exhibition – and with 2022 on the horizon, they’ve just released that the brand to be featured is none other than Buel, via a beautiful 1987 RR1000.  The Business Journal Daily tells us that the bike is currently on loan from New …

It’s the end of Q4 2021. You’re at the store, picking out charcuterie boards and beers for the evening festivities, having a ball of a time. You know what would make it even better? A pretty bike – and we’re pretty sure this custom creation from Blacktrack Motors would be a big hit with celebrity …

An ancestral home of one of the four founding members of Harley-Davidson went up for sale- and she’s a beauty.  “Situated in the hamlet of Netherton near Aberlemno, Angus, Davidson Cottage was the first home of William C. Davidson, who went on to found Harley-Davidson after emigrating to the United States in the 19th century,” …

When Frank Palmer approached me about reading his book Wow! What A Ride! I thought I knew what to expect. It would be a compilation of stories that span his riding experience. And always eager to learn about how others enjoy life or two, or three, wheels, I accepted. The book arrived shortly, and my …

A gent by the name of Peter Nettesheim has what CNET calls “the world’s greatest private BMW motorcycle collection” – and considering even his garden is decorated with the things, we figured we’d take a peek and see what was inside.  (We will curate a ‘spotlight’ of a handful of the bikes…just to keep you …

This year has been a good one for Team Orange – and with a total of 327 FIM world titles now in their archives, KTM‘s Red Bull Factory Racing can rest assured that they went hard, and ‘done good’.  Among the MXGP and AMA 450SX titles won aboard KTM’s 450 SX-F were also two stunning …

If Naughty Had a Name… AutoEvolution has just covered a bike project from the shop of Tommy and Sons – and if there were ever a perfect blend of ‘mean’ and ‘sophisticated’, this bike would fit the bill perfectly. The report states that the 2016 VRSCF required a nasty 280mm rear tire and conversion kit, …

If there’s one thing motorcycles are good at, it’s efficient commutes – and Africa is the ideal continent for two-wheeled travel.  Here in the dusty streets of Nairobi, locals rely on bikes as the main way to get from point A to Point B. VOANews tells us they’re ‘almost’ on every corner of the Kenyan …

Moto Guzzi’s hosting next year’s Fast Endurance Trophy in commemoration of Moto Guzzi’s 100th anniversary – and we’ve gotten a sneak-peek at which bike will be headlining the series.  It’s a beautiful Special Edition V7, and HotCars tells us that we can expect a nice list of track-worthy components and high-performance upgrades for this machine.  …

“It All Happened By Fluke” A man by the name of Sandy MacDonald is raising money for charity by showcasing his dogs’ love for the road – and with over $200,000 raised, he’s obviously hit a niche in everybody’s wallets.  The report from CBC states that “Winky” – MacDonald’s first four-legged friend to attend the …