Becoming More Official, Sort of When I pulled up to Duke’s Indy Honky Tonk on the south side of Indianapolis on October 27, I saw cones sitting where I usually park. They’d expanded the track.  By they, I mean the organizers of the Pullstart Racing League. By track, I mean the dirty, cracked, and ugly …

Indian’s Bagger Is Ready for Action If you were excited by the fact that Indian has a new engine and a new fixed fairing bagger model, then you’ll be even more pumped to learn that the company has just released the model. The bike is now up on the Indian website, and you can see …

Get Ready for This Electric Cruiser The company Hadin isn’t a household name. Many of the folks plugged into the electric motorcycle scene won’t even know the name. However, the company hopes to change that soon. It’s bringing its new Panther electric cruiser to EICMA, according to Electric Motorcycle News. The Panther has a very …

Power Doesn’t Come Cheap The Triumph Rocket 3 is one of the more highly anticipated motorcycles of 2020. The bike has the largest engine put in a production motorcycle at 2,500cc. The bike makes a whopping 165 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. While much of the bike’s info was previously disclosed publicly, the price …

Some Quality Lids for Less Arai, as we all know, is one of the leaders in the top-of-the-line motorcycle helmet market. The helmet manufacturer makes some of the safest, quietest, feature-full, and best-looking helmets out there that you can buy. Now Revzilla has a massive closeout sale on them. The company is cleaning house so …

I’m sure it’s no surprise to hear one of my favorite things to do is to see and test new motorcycle products.  I want to give honest and open feedback to the manufacturer and consumer based on my observations and experience. I really love writing for wBW for that reason. Whenever someone tells me they …

A New Sport Tourer for 2020 BMW is trying to get people pumped up for EICMA. It’s doing it with a teaser for one of the bikes that we expect will be revealed in full at the show. The company recently teased the next-generation XR sport-touring machine on its Twitter page. According to MoreBikes, the …

The Motard and Desert X There’s a lot to love from Ducati for 2020. The company has a new Panigale V2, a new version of the Multistrada, and the new Streetfighter coming. It may also have some cool new off-road bikes in the future. At a recent 2020 lineup announcement, the CEO Claudio Domenicali talked …

All photos courtesy of Benelli Italian-brand Benelli on Tuesday introduced its long-awaited Imperiale 400 retro-styled cruiser with an impossibly low price – Rs 1.69 Lakh, or about $2400 USD – designed to cut into Royal Enfield’s sales in its home market of India. The new motorcycle is powered by an all-new, 374 cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, …

It’ll be a Super High-End Machine Few names in British motoring history stand out like Aston Martin and Brough Superior. However, they’ve always been focused on different areas of the market. Aston on cars and Brough on motorcycles. Now, the two companies will work together to build a high-end motorcycle, according to RideApart. There is …

The Best Touring Machine in the World? Many Think So Honda isn’t resting on its laurels with the Honda Gold Wing. The company has continued to innovate with the machine. For the 2020 model year, Honda focused on low-speed maneuverability with the Gold Wing. It refined the fuel injection and DCT systems so that they …

A Bike Packed With Creature Comforts So, no Multistrada V4 for 2020. That’s too bad. However, Ducati isn’t letting 2020 start without putting out a new version of the Multistrada. The company has crafted what is possibly the ultimate touring machine. It calls it the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour. It comes with a long, …

A New 1000 ‘Strom Is Needed The last time the V-Strom 1000 was updated was 2014, so it’s in need of a refresh, and a recent teaser from Suzuki would suggest that we’ll get to see that bike at the upcoming EICMA show. The teaser is pretty obscure, but the good folks at RideApart seem …

Don’t Just Park Your Bike Many motorcyclists can’t ride all year. This means you’ll need to put your bike away in storage for at least a few months. As much as you want to keep riding, once the snow flies, you’d better get off of two wheels and start driving your car. You can’t just …

Could This Be the Most Powerful 250cc Motorcycle? I’ve reported on the fact that Kawasaki seemed to be working on a four-cylinder 250cc Ninja. Well, now that is known to be true. The company unveiled the motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show. The bike takes the small Ninja sportbike to whole new levels by offering …

Superbike DNA in a Streetfighter The Ducati Streetfighter V4 is a huge motorcycle for the company. While some folks are excited about the Panigale V2 motorcycle that also debuted, the big one for the Italian company is the Streetfighter V4. The bike is based on the Panigale V4 superbike but this bike is focused on …

V2 Sounds Sexier Than V-Twin Ducati sought to rival the Tokyo Motor Show with its own show revealing a couple of new models. One of them is the hotly anticipated Panigale V2. That bike comes with an all-new engine, an engine many were calling half a V4. It’s a V-twin but Ducati calls it the …

A Naked Supercharged Beast We’ve been reporting on the teasers that Kawasaki has dropped on the new Z H2, but now the company has finally unveiled the motorcycle. The Z H2 is the Z lines new flagship model. It definitely fits in the Z family, but it also has some things on it that are …

Most Powerful in Its Class Indian Motorcycle has revealed its new PowerPlus V-twin engine. The company claims the engine is the most powerful in its class. This engine is a liquid-cooled V-twin with a displacement of 1,769cc. The engine punches out 121 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque. The company said that this new engine …

A High-Speed KTM Is Coming to EICMA It’ll come at EICMA in Milan in November. What is it? The 2020 KTM Super Duke R. The company just recently released a new teaser video of the bike. While it’s not totally clear what all will come on the new Super Duke R, one thing’s for sure: …

The Auction Starts on October 23 American Honda and Iconic Motorbikes teamed up to auction off a pair of rare Honda motorcycles. All of the proceeds will go to help children and teens with brain tumors through the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The motorcycles are a couple of truly exotic machines. They are the 2001 …

Get Those Riding Jeans You’ve Been Wanting Jeans are something that often goes overlooked. A lot of riders get out on their bikes with their regular street jeans. I’ll admit I have done it many times, but we all know that you need more protection than your Levis, which is where these motorcycle riding jeans …

Get Ready for Some Smaller Triumph Models I won’t say the days of large-displacement motorcycles are over, but I will say that more and more people seem interested in middle-displacement and smaller-displacement two-wheeled machines. Maybe its the fact that more folks are looking for commuter machines, maybe they just want something light and fun. Whatever …

A Minor Glitch Only It turns out that Harley’s charging issue with the LiveWire was a very minor one. According to multiple reports, the issue was limited to one single bike. This means that the issue will not impact any other LiveWire motorcycles. It honestly looks like Harley did some rigorous quality control here. “Temporarily …

Alvin Halfaker, the founder of Quiet Ride Helmets, is a man on a mission, a man obsessed by noise, specifically the harmful noise that riders all over the world experience every single time they get on a bike. It’s the wind, the sound of the tires on the pavement, the engine, and the engines and …

Introduction If that video from Royal Enfield isn’t enough to make you want to ride these bikes, I’m afraid the motorcycle rider part of your soul must be dead. The only way to resurrect it is to take one of these retro-styled bikes from India out for a few hours of unbridled two-wheeled therapy. AimExpo …

This Patent Looks Promising Harley-Davidson’s current lineup is far from the sportbike scene. The company has always had an interesting relationship with sportbikes, and it’s about to get a lot more interesting if recent patent filings are accurate. According to some recent patents that surfaced on the web at various sources, Harley is working on …

Kawasaki Wouldn’t Let This Gem Go When the 2020 bike lineup from Kawasaki came out there were a few holes. One of the bigger ones was the Ninja 1000. Well, Ninja fans, you can now breathe easy. The company recently filed paperwork with CARB that is for a new 2020 Ninja 1000. So, it looks …

The ‘Greatest Show on Sand’ The Moto Beach Classic is a day of exciting motorcycle racing, motorcycle show, stunt show, music, art, and general tomfoolery all held at the Bolsa Chica State Beach in California. This is the third year for the Moto Beach Classic. While I won’t be able to attend (I have a …

50cc Fans Rejoice! Do you like small-displacement machines but still like going fast? Do you like pushing your little bike to the edge? Well, then Nextar Consult, Inc. (NCI) has something for you. It’s a supercharger kit that’s designed for small displacement engines. The NCI kit is a small compressor that increases airflow into the …

Adam Sandoval Rides and Raises Money for Veterans Adam Sandoval is known for his multiple cross country tours on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. His mission has always been to raise money for veterans and he started Scootin’ America to make that dream happen. He now owns his own campground and continues to set records riding. Most …

The 490s are Coming We reported a long while back that KTM was working pretty closely with Bajaj to create more middleweight bikes. Well, now it sounds like that work has paid off. According to MoreBikes, the world could get five new 490cc models soon. How soon? Well, the publication is pointing to EICMA as …

India’s First High-Performance Electric Bike The company Ultraviolette says its F77 is the country’s first high-performance electric motorcycle. My hat’s off to them based just on looks alone. Of course, the image above is a rendering and the images on the company’s website for the model look a little different. Either way, this is a …

Accessories for Luggage and Protection The company Hepco & Becker has added a full-line of accessories to the market for the KTM 790 Adventure. The German company is one of the largest accessories manufacturers out there, and it’s nice to see it releasing a line for the popular adventure bike. Most of the accessories are …

A Middle-Weight Machine from Italy Moto Morini isn’t as well known as it once was, but the motorcycle brand has an important history dating back to 1936. The company is continuing to revamp and that comes with new models at EICMA 2019, according to Motociclismo. It seems the company will reveal a new platform on …

A Charging Issue Today it has come out that Harley-Davidson has suspended production of the LiveWire. The motorcycle has experienced some kind of issue during charging. The issue wasn’t disclosed, but The Wall Street Journal, reported first that it is a charging issue that has halted production. It’s unclear what this means for Harley. The …

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Get the Lid You’ve Been Wanting for Less It’s that time of year. When really good sales start to happen left and right. As the riding season winds down for many of us, you’ll be able to find some absolutely lovely deals on select gear. It’s happening at Revzilla right now. The company has discounted …

It Looks Ready to Me, BMW BMW has a new cruiser in the works that is probably its most hotly anticipated bike in a while. It’s likely coming out at EICMA next month. The model was recently spotted being moved around while covered by a tarp, according to MoreBikes. The R18 Concept for those of …

An Exploration of Custom Motorcycle Culture Gareth Maxwell Roberts reached out to me a while back and asked if I’d like to preview his documentary film, Oil in the Blood. I finally got around to viewing the film, and I’m ashamed to say it took me this long to get around to it. The film …