If You Built It, Enter It Building the motorcycle of your dreams is no easy feat. Tire company Michelin wants to honor your hard work with a friendly, worldwide competition. Dubbed the “Design Your Motorcycle” challenge, the company is encouraging people to submit their bike to their challenge to have it judged by an international …

Sounds Like a Good Name for a Streetfighter We all know Harley is working on new motorcycles. Now we’re getting a little tidbit of information that could show us the future for the company. It recently filed an application for the name “Bareknuckle” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The speculation from Asphalt …

Note: A representative from Messh reached out to provide clarification. The following article has been adjusted for accuracy. Searching Hard for That New Customer Base Harley-Davidson and OA Experiential will work together to collect data on attendees at various events, Harley displays, and other venues to try to better understand the folks at those events …

Some Killer Deals on Excellent Gear Every Monday, I dig through the new sales items online to see what’s out there and at what price. This week, our partners Revzilla and 2Wheel are offering some fantastic gear for significant discounts. Now that the riding season is in full swing many of you are probably realizing …

Some Fakery Here for Nostalgia Sake? The electric motorcycle shift is happening pretty quickly and more big names are getting involved. BMW is one of them, recently revealing the Vision DC Roadster concept. When the motorcycle was shown off by BMW, many said it looked horribly uncomfortable. I thought it looked cool. It’s also an …

Tragedy Strikes This Important Event Carlin Dunne a rider for Ducati at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has died after a crash. Dunne was riding the new Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype. According to The Drive, Dunne was nearing the end of the hill climb course when the crash occurred. Dunne was well-known at the …

Introduction Welcome to the third and final installment in this Motonation Apparel Series that has already featured the Pursang Jacket and the Cappra Vented Mesh Pant – this one highlights the Phantom Textile Pants – as in two-pair. Motonation is a well-known source for premier riding gear, having been in the import business for some …

Bike Background The first motorcycle I remember riding was so tall I couldn’t get either foot down on the ground. I was eight or nine and somewhere south of 4 feet tall. My dad would lift me up on the seat and give me a push to get me going. When I was tired of …

He Sounds Pretty Impressed We’ve reported on Ducati’s MIG-RR E-Mtb before. Until Ducati puts out a legitimate electric motorcycle, this is one of the best things you’re going to get. Yes, Ducati has an electric scooter, but this bike is arguably a cooler two-wheeled machine. The bike is a pedal assist, meaning you still have …

Not a Rebadge Job, but Close At this point, most folks have heard that Harley-Davidson will focus on the Chinese market to kick off its quest of growing sales in Asia. To help Harley do that, the company will team up with Qianjiang Motorcycle Company. That company owns the brand Benelli. So, is the new …

First Impressions Who is GMax? I know many of you are familiar with the brand already but this is my first encounter with them. I scoured the internet and found scant information so I reached out directly via email and got a fast response. GMax is an American company based in Idaho that began designing …

Looking for a Quiet Alternative to Your Kid’s 50cc? Husqvarna has officially entered into the electric bike world, but not in the way you probably thought the brand would. The motorcycle is called the Husqvarna EE 5. It’s a five-kilowatt competition machine that Husky says will rival any 50cc out there. This bike is small …

Know Where to Go and When The International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) are a tour of shows that work to bring motorcycling manufacturers and brands together with consumers and other industry professionals. The new schedule was recently set for the shows. There will be a tour of eight different shows in various cities across the USA. …

Introduction I’m not seeing much, if anything, in the way of Motonation riding gear being worn or being sold here in Canada. It has been difficult to get a feel for the products… until now.  A well-known source for premier riding gear, Motonation is a long time importer with significant design and marketing experience which …

Introduction I have always wanted to get or try a NEXX helmet, especially something in the ‘Adventure’ line – so in being provided with a NEXX X.WED2 X-Patrol Helmet (also known as the X-Wild) for this review, one more ‘helmet-related’ item is now crossed off the proverbial bucket list… as informal as it is. NEXX …

Introduction Last summer I purchased a 1999 Kawasaki ZRX 1100. It is a bike I liked when it originally came on the market. It is a replica of the early 80s KZ1000R, which was a tribute to Eddie Lawson’s winning Kawasaki race bike. As Cycle World put it, “a replica of a replica”. I even …

Foreword This first of two Motion Series reviews introduces the new Motion Series systems from UClear and focuses on the Motion 6 system that is the base offering of this new series of products. The more advanced Motion Infinity is the subject of the second review in this series and while it shares almost everything …

A Pricey Machine MV Agusta has made headlines recently for its controversial advertising. However, the brand isn’t focused solely on controversial sexy ads. The company is still making awesome-looking Italian motorcycles. The Brutale 1000 Serie Oro is one of them. The bike is essentially a naked superbike. It’s gorgeous and now we have a price …

So Much Sandy Awesomeness The Mexican 1000 Rally is a five-day, 1,347-mile race across the Baja Penninsula. Triumph wanted to have its Scrambler 1200 EX compete in the rally to showcase how good the motorcycle really is at doing off-road stuff. The rider to take on this challenge? Ernie Vigil. The Mexican 1000 Rally is …

I’ve Fallen Prey To A Bell SRT Modular Predator First Impression & Fitment I’ve just finished reviewing 3 successive helmets that all (to varying degrees) hurt my head to wear. All of them were shaped too narrow for my Round Oval skull. Thankfully relief came in the form of this Bell SRT Modular lid that …

Four Pots, 250cc, Plenty to Love The demise of many of 250cc motorcycles from the market has confounded me for a while now. There seems to be plenty of small 125cc machines out there and even more machines with displacements over 300cc, but the 250cc size that served so many riders well has somewhat fallen …

An Electric BMW on the Way? Electric motorcycles are here and the major manufacturers are now starting to take them seriously. We’ve reported on the big Asian manufacturers working on batteries together and various patent applications filed. Now it seems BMW is getting into the electric motorcycle mix. The company just recently released the Vision …

Cover Your Noggin but Feel the Wind on Your Face for Less Every week I take a look at our partner’s websites and pull the deals that catch my eye. This week I was drawn in by the discounts on Revzilla’s website for open face helmets. I’ll recommend a full-face lid over an open face …

Taking Your Mini-Moto to the Next Level Going off-road is as much about the tires you use as it is about the suspension, frame, and engine of your motorcycle. Some good knobby tires can transform motorcycle, and that’s exactly the idea behind the Shinko Tires Mobber Tire. The company recently released the knobby all-terrain rubber. …

The Special Edition Motorcycle You Didn’t Know You Wanted Norton Motorcycles is one of the most iconic brands in the entire industry. Breitling Watches is a fitting counterpoint in the watch and timepiece industry. It makes a lot of sense they would both decide to team up. At an event in New York City, the …

Quick Specs $499 / Intermediate Oval (Neutral bias) / 3.83lbs / 1,737g Note: NEXX provided this X.VILITUR at no cost for the purpose of this review. NEXX’s First Modular is a Good One Hot off the heels of my SCHUBERTH C4 Pro review is NEXX’s first-ever modular helmet, the long-awaited X.Vilitur. Priced at $499, it …

A Look at the Quianjiang Motorcycle Company By now, you’ve probably heard of the partnership between Harley-Davidson and Quianjiang Motorcycle Company. The two companies will team up to produce a 338cc motorcycle for the Chinese market. While Harley needs a small displacement machine, teaming up with a Chinese motorcycle company is an interesting move. Quianjiang …

This Takes Skill and Confidence I’ve known few thrills as satisfying as shooting down a winding wooded trail, jumping over fallen trees, and ducking under branches while riding a quality enduro machine. The video below gives you a pretty clear look at what kind of action I’m talking about. It was posted by the guys …

The Big Four a Gearing Up When Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, and Suzuki get into the electric motorcycle market in a big way, it’s going to change the industry. The companies have already teamed up to standardize swappable batteries. While there are plenty of electric motorcycle startups and other more established companies, the big four entering …

Battery or No Battery? You Decide Hybrid motorcycles are something that hasn’t really happened yet. BMW might be seeking to change that with a new bike. According to MoreBikes, the company recently patented a flexible gas tank. How does that indicate the bike could be a hybrid? Well, the flexible part of the tank would …

Harley Found Its Chinese Partner In an effort to expand its reach in Asia, Harley has decided to team up with the Qianjiang Motorcycle Company, which is owned by Geely—a major Chinese automotive and motorcycle company. Geely has a massive global reach. For example, it owns Volvo. The move isn’t surprising. It was already stated …

Let the Fun Begin Most riders know about Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor’s epic journies in the Long Way Around and Long Way Down. Now the guys are going to work on another journey called Long Way Up. This time, the duo will travel from South America up to the United States. Boorman revealed the news …

A Good-Looking Lineup With the death of the venerable KLR recently, we’d hoped that Kawasaki would have a replacement, and the rumors are that it likely does. However, that bike will not be making it to production for 2020. Kawasaki recently announced all of their dual-purpose and off-road bikes. It’s a good lineup, and we’re …

The Higher You Go, The Bigger the Issue Royal Enfield introduced the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 to great fanfare. People loved the bikes and they continue to love them. However, the motorcycles seem to struggle when you take them up to the super high mountain peaks in India. Riders, influencers, and bloggers …

Recharged and Ready to Go Just about three short months after a catastrophic fire destroyed all the bikes and much of the equipment of MotoE, the racing series is back to testing and on track to complete its revised schedule. According to Visordown, the Energica bikes that make up MotoE are ready to go and …

Quick Specs $209.99 / Intermediate Oval  / 3.81lbs / 1,728g A Modular That’s Heavy on Features, Light on Weight The HJC IS-Max II is the successor to the venerable IS-MAX modular helmet that we reviewed back in 2009. That helmet was a quality one when it came out and has served many riders well. The …

Some Quality Boots at an Excellent Price We’re always on the lookout for good deals, and I noticed that there are some good deals on Alpinestars boots at Revzilla. If you’re looking for some killer boots and only have a little money to spend, I suggest you check out the options from Alpinestars at Revzilla. …

The Best of Both Worlds or Just Weird? Pedal-assist electric bicycles are really cool. I rode one all over Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, one time and had an absolute blast. It made me wonder if I shouldn’t trade in my loud, dirty Tomos moped for cruising over to a coffee shop. However, what ultimately convinced me …

Regulations are Forcing Honda’s Hand Some people say the new emissions regulations for many areas around the world are moving too quickly. Others say they’re not moving quickly enough. No matter where you stand on this issue, you should be able to agree it’s making some interesting business bedfellows. It now seems that Honda India …

More New Arai Helmets Is Never a Bad Thing We like to think of ourselves as well-educated motorcyclists here at Web Bike World, and part of that is keeping up on the latest gear from major manufacturers. That’s why I got pretty pumped when Arai’s announcement of some new models and graphics landed in my …