A More Expensive 350 Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 is its best-selling bike in India, it’s home market. The motorcycle is also becoming more expensive for Indian riders. The reason for this is due to the BS6 emissions standards, according to GaadiWaadi.  The Classic 350 receives no new updates despite the price hike. All Royal Enfield …

Just When you Thought Disk Locks Couldn’t Get Smarter, The ABUS GRANIT™ Launches into the North American Market. Personally, I’ve been looking for a new disk lock after my cheapo $50 amazon lock kicked the can. I had to take an angle grinder to get the thing off – but that’s a story for another …

Moto GP Commentator and 1998 British Grand Prix 500cc race winner Simon Crafar takes us through every little detail regarding the safety of a MotoGP Helmet. On this weeks installation of MotoGP’s “Tech Talk”, Simon is on the Arai Grand Prix helmet service truck to give us a detailed look into the construction, composition, and …

World-Record-Breaking Runs On September 4, Angelle Sampey piloted the Harley-Davidson LiveWire at the drag strip. She managed to sell all-new records for elapsed time and top speed by a production electric motorcycle. She was able to cover the eighth-mile strip in 7.017 seconds and the full quarter-mile course in just 11.156 seconds at 110.35 mph. …

A True Baby Aprilia In terms of smaller displacement bikes, the only thing Aprilia sells is a scooter. Now, however, there’s some new info coming from ZigWheels that the company is considering launching a small-displacement sportbike.  This bike would likely be a 300cc or 4oocc motorcycle and would target KTM’s RC 390 as its key …

A Sub 500cc Motorcycle Royal Enfield is a king in the Indian market for bikes under 500cc, but Honda has said it wants to take the company on at its own game. According to Indian Autos Blog, media outlets received an invitation to a new motorcycle reveal from Honda that looks like it will be …

Sena provided this helmet at no-cost for the purposes of this review. Thank you, Sena! Introduction In heading towards the fall season and with (hopefully) the worst of the heat and humidity behind us, but in coping with our COVID-19 environment, our motorcycling activities are ramping back up (not that they stopped) to take advantage …

HelmChat Ditches Traditional Communication Devices For a Cheaper and More Accessible Approach When I lived in Vancouver BC, my roommate and I (new to riding) lived together and worked at the same office. We would ride into work together every morning, year long. Since we just dropped thousands on bikes and hundreds on helmets, there …

Another Open Face Helmet? The Market Demands And Nishua Provides. Looking for a helmet to match your new Ducati Scrambler or 1968 Euro resto-mod? In a new market flooded with open face helmets to support the surge in cafe racer popularity, Nishua has brought us another option. Riding without a face screen can be annoying …

Off to the Flat Track Races Royal Enfield has a machine for Johnny Lewis tor ride in competition. The bike was the result of a collaboration between Moto Anatomy, Harris Performance, Royal Enfield, and S&S Cycle. The motorcycle you see above is the finished bike and Royal Enfield has raced this new machine.  The bike …

So Expensive At CES 2019, Novus revealed its carbon fiber electric bike design. The bike is now available for pre-order. You can get it in crystal white, royal blue, and magama red. The bike in those colors will cost $55,653 (47,423 excluding VAT). If those colors won’t do it for you you can get horizon …

New Models for 2021 Indian Motorcycles added a couple of new bikes for the 2021 model year. The Roadmaster Limited and the Vintage Dark Horse have graced the lineup with their presence. The Limited model is a fresh take on the big cruiser. the bike has a big front fairing, an open front mudguard, some …

How Much Do You Really Know About Motorcycle Helmets? The first petrol-fueled motorcycle was built by Daimler Reitwagen in1885. Humans have always had an affinity for speed and competition; naturally, it was only a matter of time until we started riding our new invention a little too recklessly, right? I think that question goes without …

The Man Who Helped Make Ducati Fabio Taglioni was an integral part in Ducati’s journey to today. He joined the company in 1954. He was fresh off helping Mondial win races and accepted an offer from Ducati, which wanted to win races and make its mark. He then crafted the Gran Sport 100 in just …

Updated and Ready to Go FB Mondial unveiled the original FLAT design at EICMA in 2018. The company then was set to release the bike earlier this year, but COVID-19 put a damper on those plans. Now the company has launched the revamped model. The Flat Track 125’s engine was adjusted to meet the emissions …

Everything You Loved About Vanderhall, But Offroad The three-wheeled vehicle seller Vanderhall has a new 200,000 square foot expansion for production, and the company will use some of that space to make a new vehicle called the Vanderhall Navarro. It’s a four-wheeled electric offroad machine.  There’s always an argument about three-wheelers with steering wheels really …

Get a Good Deal on a Good Jacket This Week For many of us, riding season is still going strong, and that means if you haven’t upgraded this season, you could probably use some new motorcycle gear. Also, if you’re riding season is already done, then you should be looking for good deals for next …

No Trellis Frame? The Ducati Monster has become an iconic motorcycle. The bike is known for its overall shape and its trellis frame. There’s a new Monster 821 in the works, but surprisingly it appears to be lacking the trellis frame.  According to Motorcycle News, there were some spy shots that showed an alloy frame, …

COVID-19 Strikes Again The 79th Daytona 200 presented by Comoto has officially been canceled for 2020. The reason? The COVID-19 pandemic. The event was originally postponed from its original date of March 14. It was supposed to occur on October 17th, but now, the announcement has come through and the event is canceled.  “The DAYTONA …

Table of Contents Introduction I wanted to state my primary reason for writing this article. As much as I searched, I could find little to nothing about the actual ownership of CAKE bikes. Sure, there are tons of videos produced by CAKE or created by those who have done demo rides. I’m wise enough to …

HexCode GS-911: BMW Diagnostics On The Go When I got my first performance vehicle (a 2000 Subaru Forester STI) the first thing I bought for it was an OBD-II code reader so I could monitor the sensor levels and pull codes in the event anything went wrong. Lo and behold, 2 weeks later my MAF …

The RO200 Carbon Gets an Affordable Brother The Roof RO200 Carbon became one of the world’s lightest helmets available when it splashed into the market a year ago. For context, my Shoei Neotec tips the scales at around 1800 grams while the Roof RO200 Carbon weighs in at almost half that; around 1090 grams to …

A Big Bike for a Big Market The Indian market is dominated by smaller displacement bikes, but the Triumph Rocket 3 GT is not a small-displacement machine, and Triumph just launched it in India.  The bike was known to be going to India and other markets around the world, The Rocket 3 R hit the …

For Its Electric Scooter Vespa’s Elettrica is the company’s electric scooter and recently it received an honorable mention in the 2020 Compasso d’Oro design awards. The prestigious awards started in 1954 and continue to be an important recognition for design projects that are Italian-made.  Only 18 products made the cut. The Vespa was the only …

Get Ready for It The Bimota Tesi H2 is now up for reservations. However, only 250 units are currently available for preorders. These bikes are available to only European buyers at this time. That said, the bike will become available to other markets at a later date. The price for this high-performance sportbike is €64,000 …

Some Exciting Upgrades For Your New Ténéré 700. If you managed to snag a Ténéré 700 before seasons end, you may find solace in knowing that Yamaha Europe announced their new black accessory line to keep you occupied during this year’s off season. September marks the end of riding season for many of us living …

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 …