A Motorcycling Great Passes Ralph Hudson crashed at Bonneville on August 14. On September 7, the Southern California Timing Association posted to its FaceBook Page that Hudson had succumbed to the injuries he suffered and passed away.  He was a man who loved speed. Hudson was one of the first to do a speed run …

Regaining First Place for the Company There were two racers on motorcycles from Indian at the Springfield Mile doubleheader, a part of the 2020 American Flat Track racing. Privateer Sammy Halbert secured his first win on an FTR750 race bike, of which the FTR 1200 is the closest street bike Indian sells. Then there was …

For the Twin-Cylinder Category Andrea Rossi was able to pilot the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro to victory in the Twin-Cylinder category of the Transanatolia Rally. Overall, Rossi finished ninth. For those who don’t know the Transanatolia Rally is a Turkish race that’s one of the most grueling rally-raid events in the world. The route takes …

Get Your 450 SMR in 2021 After a seven-year hiatus, KTM will bring the 450 SMR back to North America for the 2021 model year. The bike is based on the championship-winning KTM 450 SX-F motorcycle. This new bike gets premium Supermoto-specific parts and high-end finishes. It is ready to race from the showroom floor. …

How Bad Are the Numbers? The scientific community warned us that large gatherings—like the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—could be super spreader events of the COVID-19 virus. According to a new study by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, more than 250,000 cases of COVID-19 can be connected to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. That not only puts …

Keep the Good Sales Rolling There was a 31.2 percent boost in two-wheeled vehicle sales in August in the UK according to MoreBikes. This follows strong sales in June and July, which I previously reported on. The boost in sales for August suggests that the sales surges of June and July are part of a …

Manufactured in China KTM and CFMoto are working together on some new motorcycles that will be manufactured in China. At a recent investor presentation, it was revealed that the range of 750cc motorcycles will be a part of a “massive increase in cooperation level” with CFMoto, according to Motorcycle.com. The bikes that will be produced …

A Partner for its Asia Pacific Hub Harley-Davidson is going through a massive restructuring, and the motorcycle company is going to look a lot different in the coming years. Part of that restructuring is to use Thailand as its main hub for the Asia Pacific markets, according to Economic Times Auto. To help make this …

Making Getting an Energica Easier Energica Motor Company signed an agreement with FreedomRoad Financial to offer loans to customers through the electric motorcycle manufacturer’s U.S. dealer network. This will greatly help the dealers because the availability of financing is extremely important. According to a press release from Energica shared on Motorcycle.com, around 65 percent of …

Up to 50% Off There are plenty of killer Labor Day deals going on right now, and you should make a point of checking them out before they’re gone. Revzilla has a long list of items on sale right now for Labor Day, but one that caught my eye was the Bull-it jeans discounts. The …

A New Burgman Sometimes I think India gets all the good bikes. A case in point is the new Suzuki Burgman. While the Suzuki Burgman 125 has been a popular bike in the Indian market for a while now, there’s a new Blue Edition, according to Hindustan Times Auto. The bike gets a blue color …

Some Good News Only a truly evil person would steal someone’s motorcycle, but it does happen. Thankfully, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, motorcycle theft is actually at an all-time low. The bureau reported that in 2019 a total of 40,380 motorcycles were stolen. This is down considerably from 46,467 in 2016. That’s some …

A Better Electric Scoot The future is likely electric, or at least that’s what the Germany based scooter company Kumpan is hoping. The company just released two new versions of its electric scooter. In the company’s 54i range, it now has a 54 Impulse and the 54 Ignite. Both utilize a similar design to the …

According to a report today posted on MotorCycleNews.com, it seems that Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki have put aside their rivalry for the benefit of the consumer. At least, that is, in the realm of electric bikes. Last year, an agreement was made between the four that they would work together to make modular battery …

Mini-moto lovers, rejoice! Honda has just updated their US website with news that should have everyone reaching for their wallets. After success in the US with the Monkey and the GROM, Honda is bringing over the CT125 ABS to pair with the Super Cub C125 to make the mini-moto stable four bikes strong. For the …

Scorpion just released their latest and greatest versions of their flagship helmet, the EXO-R1 Air. As part of the release, they have a limited-edition Fabio Quartararo MotoGP replica design, and as well as an Alvaro Bautista World SBK replica design. The EXO-R1 Air was designed with assistance from Scorpion’s racing partners and features a five-layer …

Pierer Mobility, the owners of both Husqvarna and KTM, announced their roadmap for future models yesterday. Two of them are of great interest to use two-wheeled street riders. The first is that there will be a Husqvarna E-Scooter coming in 2021, perfect for in-city short trips. With 4 kW of power, or about 5.5 HP, …

We motorcycle riders all know, and all accept, that we are on the edge of danger. Unlike a car, there is no steel body around us, no safety restraint system to prevent us from flying over the handlebars. We accept the danger and ride anyways. We ride because that danger gives us that feeling of …

When musician Franky Perez released his Suddenly 44 album on June 12, 2020, he decided that he would go on a weird but wonderful tour to support the album. However, how he did that tour is quite a special thing. Franky is an avid motorcyclist. So much so, that he partnered with Ducati to have …

Fans of adventure riding, motorcycle documentaries, or two friends having wild adventures will love to know that Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman have once again thrown their legs over a pair of bikes and set off to do some crazy adventuring. However, this time around, they’re adding a lot to the challenge of their trip …

The Ryca CS-1 is a popular kit for people wanting to have cafe racer looks without having to buy a new bike or custom build one from scratch. The CS-1 is well known because it takes a cheap and available Suzuki Savage (aka S40) cruiser as the donor bike, and uses most of the bits …

Electric bikes are here, and they are growing in market share year to year, sometimes even month to month. Manufacturers big and small are involved, all the way from BMW and KTM down to Zero and Energica. And then you have tiny little companies like Australia’s Ed Motorcycles that come out with some awesome concepts. …

Up until now, pairing intercom systems to phones or the bike or a combination of both has been a frustrating storm of button pushes, waiting for beeps, and more often than not giving the intercom a small slap to make it work. Now, however, SENA has developed a pairing system that uses your smartphone and …

Making Way for a New Generation of Riders There is no doubt that Can-Am’s on-road fleet is designed to overcome traditional barriers to riding. Both the Spyder and the Ryker have created easily accessible opportunities for ridership where none previously existed. When Women Lead Josée Perreault, Senior Vice-President of Can-Am On-Road, explains the vision behind …

The 2020 Aprilia RSV4 X was a limited edition bike that was designed to be used only on the track, and only 10 were made. They were the ultimate version of the RSV4, and as close to a World SBK superbike as any track bike Aprilia has made. Now, according to Motorcycle.com, the 2020 Aprilia …

We don’t usually post up bikes for sale here on webBikeWorld, but this is one of those that you see and just go “Damn, that’s a cool bike!” On BringATrailer, a wartime 1945 Indian Chief that was built for essential civilian use is up for sale, with the sale ending September 2, 2020. Also included …

As reported by MoreBikes in the UK, BMW has recently filed for 11 patents in Germany, all of them related to electric bikes. 9 of the 11 patents also contain the word, or tags, related to DC. The biggest implication of this is that the BMW Vision DC Roadster concept from 2019 might actually be …

In what may be either the greatest development since sliced bread or just a bit of misnaming, BMW Motorrad posted a press release late last night regarding their new “M Endurance” chain. Likening the new chain to the same “no maintenance” shaft drive system, the entire cornerstone of the M Endurance chain is captive lubrication. …

If there was ever a more anticipated Italian sportbike, we have not heard of it. Aprilia has been developing and teasing the RS660 for nearly two years now! However, with a small, 20-second video snuck onto Facebook today, Aprilia has just launched every hype meter into the red zone. Watch below… La nuova era sta …

Since the Royal Enfield Himalayan was introduced to the North American market about four years ago, it has become one of the marque’s best selling motorcycles. Rugged design, lightweight, and a big ol’ 411cc single thumper that puts out 25 HP and 25.6 lbs-ft of torque. A price tag of $4,799 also helps move the …

Introduction This is the first of three new for 2020 Wolfman Luggage reviews. Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage is a long-term major player in the motorcycle luggage industry and for 2020 Wolfman has redesigned their whole line. Every new product is redesigned using heavy duty nylon with TPU laminate and radio frequency (RF) welded for strength and …

Introduction This is the second of three reviews for Wolfman Luggage. Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage is a long-term major player in the motorcycle industry and for 2020, Wolfman has redesigned their whole line. Every piece uses heavy duty nylon with TPU laminate and radio frequency (RF) welded for strength and absolute sealing. The new gear is …

Introduction This is the third and final submission for the 2020 Wolfman products provided earlier this year. Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage is a long-term well-respected major player in the motorcycle industry and 2020 has seen the complete luggage line redesigned. Every piece uses heavy-duty nylon with TPU laminate that is radio frequency (RF) welded for strength …

When there’s not much officially going on in the world of motorcycles, that’s when webBikeWorld staff like to go out and find the craziest, weirdest, or coolest bikes out there. That’s when we came across the Good Ghost, a 1980 BMW R100 RS that has been fully cladded in aluminum and has a lot of …

Triumph, despite having a bit of a bad Monday yesterday with the issue of two recalls, is having a much better Tuesday as they have officially unveiled the design prototype for the 2021 Triumph Trident. The Trident is the newest roadster style standard that Triumph has designed in quite a while, and will be powered …

In 2010 I rented a Heritage Classic from Calgary Harley Davidson Rentals. It was the first Harley I’d ever ridden and marked the beginning of my appreciation for the brand and their bikes. The funny thing is that I didn’t like it at first, but it grew on me over the 24 hours I had …

Yamaha’s satellite racing team, Petronas Yamaha SRT, has only been around for 1.5 seasons. In their first season, they achieved six poles, seven podiums, the ITC (Independent Team Championship), and the ITR (Independent Team Rider) championship. With the delayed start to the 2020 MotoGP season, they have nonetheless achieved three victories, two through astonishing rookie …

Triumph Motorcycles America has issued a recall for the 2019 and 2020 Street Twin and Street Scrambler. The wiring harness from the dash and grips can become damaged over time due to being misrouted, and could cause the engine to suddenly stall with no warning. The issue at hand is the lower lug on the …

A Long Ride for Any Bike The Harley-Davidson LiveWire is a polarizing motorcycle. People seem to either love it or hate it. No matter how you feel about it, you have to admit that Harley put a lot of time and effort into it. There is a relatively small community of riders who love their …