Only for the Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson may be trying to reinvent itself, but the company isn’t leaving its current lineup to collect dust. The company has added a couple of new models recently, and now it has revealed a new Eagle Eye Special Edition Paint Option. This option is only available if installed at …

A Hook Lending a Helping Hand I’m sure you’re aware of the recent fires that ravaged Australia, and I’m sure you saw videos of all of the wildlife impacted by this disaster. Well, one way to do something is to support companies who want to lend a helping hand. The man behind The Helmet Hook, …

Excellent Deals on Motorcycle Helmets Now is the time of year to buy a helmet. The new product is rolling in and Revzilla is trying to offload tons of older, but still very good, helmets. The company has gone hog wild with its discounts and its closeout section on the website for helmets is seven …

Celebrating Women Who Ride The Women’s Sportbike Rally (WSR) is the only annual female-focused sportbike road rally in the world. The rally announced some changes and updates for 2020. This is the 15th annual event. This year, four rallies will be held in 2020 in three new locations. The locations and dates are: WSR NorCal: …

Racing Begins at Laguna Seca You’ve probably never really thought about racing that big bagger in your garage, but that’s exactly what MotoAmerica and Drag Specialties want folks to do. The two teamed up to create a Bagger class for racing at Laguna Seca Raceway in California, according to Road Racing World. Racing will begin …

A Powerful Nake Bike, Indeed What happens when you have an awesome bike to sell like the Brutale 1000 but you want to go even faster? Well, if you’re MV Agusta, you make the Rush 1000. This bike is an upgraded Brutale 1000. It takes what the company has in that bike and then gets …

Congestion in the Philippines Is High In a traffic index study in 2019, it was determined that Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines, had the second-heaviest traffic in the world. The reason for this starts with the public transportation system, according to GMA Network. From there, people who could bought cars and took motorcycle …

The Commuter Bike from Aprilia When I think of Aprilia, I think of high-powered racing sportbikes, but the company does make scooters and good ones. Now the SXR scooter has been released in India. It should make for one of the better commuter machines out there. However, there are a lot of those in India …

Challis, Idaho…  Have you heard of it? Maybe it’s just me who hasn’t, I’m not sure.  What I know now is that I can’t wait to go back to visit in 2020 so I can enjoy virtually unlimited, prototypical adventure motorcycle riding trails in the area. At the same time, I’ll participate in another Cow …

The 2020 Royal Enfield Motorcycle Lineup Is Better Than Ever Royal Enfield is a motorcycle company that is doing a lot of things right. The company has kind of always had single-cylinder motorcycles that were nice, but now Royal Enfield is kicking things up a notch. The company has some new 650 twins and those …

Cool Scooters, Electric Power Swag EV is a Singapore-based company that has some cool new electric scooters for the masses of Bangkok, Thailand. Swag stands for Supreme Wagon Automotive Group. The group has two new scooters that use Bosch brushless hub motors: the Type S and Type X, according to Thailand Tatler. The Type S …

It May Scoot to Scooter Heaven Rumors have been swirling of the Suzuki Burgman’s impending demise. In an interview with Moto Station, Guillaume Vuillardot, business manager for Suzuki France, it was said that the Burgman 400 will be the only model to continue under Euro 5 compliance. That means the 200 and 600 Burgmans that …

A New Busa Coming The Suzuki Hayabusa might still be sold here in the U.S. but in other areas of the world, it was discontinued due to emissions. I suspected that Suzuki was hard at work on a new Busa, and now some patent info for a new model has leaked. According to Motorcycle News, …

In the Government’s Own Sanctioned Testing The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) employed Act Labs—an independent lab in California—to test DOT helmets for labeling and performance from 2014 to 2019. During that time, the lab tested 167 helmets. 62.8 percent of the helmets failed the labeling portion and a whopping 43.1 percent of the …

All-New and Amazing The all-new 2020 Panigale V4 Superleggera. It has been teased and discussed at length and today, Ducati has released the motorcycle and all of its details. This is a very expensive, very advanced, and very, very fast motorcycle. It’s as sexy as motorcycles get.  The V4 Superleggera is a Panigale that wears …

Say Goodbye to the 500 Royal Enfield showcased a new and final version of the Classic 500 motorcycle. The company added the Classic Tribute Black model. This motorcycle, as you might imagine from the name, has been totally blacked out. The tank, side covers, and fenders are all painted in a glossy black. There are …

Sounds Like Middleweight Machines Triumph and Bajaj have a deal to work together to make more small-displacement bikes. I reported this fact already. Now new information has come up that the companies will start with six motorcycles in the UK A2 license classification. This means these motorcycles will be 395cc or more and make no …

A True Electric Hero? The motorcycle company Hero now has a new electric motorcycle called the AE-47. The motorcycle looks really good honestly, though it is not likely something that we’ll see here in North America. The bike features a hub-mounted motor and has a pretty good range. According to CarAndBike, the AE-47 has a …

The Coolest Scooter Ever Begins Production I know there are a lot of scooter haters out there. Let me say one thing to them: scooters are awesome and you’re missing out on an enjoyable experience. If you don’t believe me, perhaps the Italjet Dragster will change your mind. Just look at it. It looks like …

A Performance Upgrade for the Harley-Davidson Dyna Platform If you thought the Harley-Davidson Dyna platform was without enough performance upgrades when it comes to shocks, well, there’s another option now from JRi. The product line will be ride-height adjustable and dual-adjustable shocks in 12-inch, 13-inch, and 14-inch lengths.  The company sent out a press release, …

A Baby Scout Bobber Could be Delivered Soon The Indian Scout family could have a new baby model soon. The other smaller-displacement bike would be more of a little badass than the Scout Sixty. It’d be a Scout Bobber Sixty. According to some new California Air Resources Board (CARB) filings, the motorcycle company has a …

This Is a True Elite Machine The 2020 model updates are rolling out. The new bikes have already been announced and now companies are rolling out updates to models that have been out already. The 2020 Roadmaster Elite is the latest from Indian Motorcycle. This is likely in direct response to the Harley-Davidson CVO Road …

The Head of Revzilla, CycleGear and Now J&P Cycles Comoto is the parent company to Revzilla and CycleGear. It now is the parent company to J&P Cycles, too. I reported late last week on the acquisition of J&P Cycles. Now three of the big names in the online motorcycle gear and accessories space are under …

Harley Offers Some New Bikes Harley-Davidson is in the news a lot for its future bikes—stuff like the LiveWire, Pan America, and Bronx—but the company is still making cruisers, and it recently released two new bikes: the Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and the Fat Boy 30th Anniversary Edition. These two new motorcycles are more of …

Kawasaki’s Return to the ADV Market? Kawasaki discontinued the beloved KLR 650 a while back. That move essentially removed the brand from the ADV conversation. The motorcycle company makes some killer dual-sport motorcycles and it has wonderful off-road bikes. So, there is no question that Team Green could make an awesome ADV. Now there’s a …

A New Street Triple R On the Way The new Triumph Street Triple R is now on the way. Triumph recently teased the bike and let the world know that it would be revealing the bike on February 11. Triumph has released its Street Triple RS and S, and now the company will have the …

Shark and Nolan Teamup? The 2Ride Holding Group, which is the parent company of the French brand Shark that makes helmets, acquired the parent company of the Italian brand Nolan. Nolan’s parent company also owns Grex and X-lite helmets. These are popular brands in Europe but not super popular in North America. 2Ride Holding Group …

Introduction This long-overdue long-term review of the Sena 30K is being finished off as we begin a new year and a new decade and, coincidentally just as Sena announces the new 50 Series products featuring Bluetooth 5.0 and Mesh 2.0. Once the new Sena 50 Series product hit the streets, the 30K system is going …

Intro To many riders, the Aerostich name has been synonymous with premium motorcycle riding gear for over three decades. Starting with the original Roadcrafter suit, Aerostich set out to create a garment that would provide protection, comfort, and convenience in one package.  Since the first Roadcrafter was released, Aerostich expanded its offerings as well as …

One of the Best Brands Out There for Less Klim is one of those brands that makes seriously good gear. You generally get what you pay for with motorcycle gear, and Klim’s stuff is no different. That means it’s usually pretty pricey. Well, if you had your eyes set on some Klim gear but couldn’t …

A Lot of Technology Requires Some Explaining The new 2020 Honda Africa Twin, no matter what type of Africa Twin you get, has the 6.5-inch touch-panel TFT LCD Multi-information Display with handlebar controls and features like Apple CarPlay and settings for the ABS, Torque Control, wheelie control and more. To help folks understand what’s what …

It’s Going to an Amazing Ducati Machine I’ve reported on the Ducati Project 1708 before. The motorcycle will now be revealed on February 6. Ducati sent out an email saying that the model would come out on that date. That’s this Thursday, folks. Get ready for a real-deal Superleggera that should seriously impress just about …

Everything Is Not as it Seems Knock-off and counterfeit motorcycle gear is a real problem. Companies sell stuff that looks legit to most people but isn’t. In the case of regular clothing, this is far less problematic, but when it comes to motorcycle gear and especially motorcycle helmets, the difference could be fatal.  Motorcycle News …

Selling More Electric Bikes The Italian electric motorcycle company Energica has already seen over 40 percent of 2019 year-end numbers. The company implemented a new pre-sale program to collect customer orders and that plus the introduction of a new battery pack has seen orders for the bikes skyrocket. The new power unit is a 21.5 …

The Super Limited Edition 2020 Aprilia RSV4 X Is Here Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Limited to just 10 exclusive units, this is the Aprilia RSV4 X, an incredibly powerful and lightweight sports bike that sets a new benchmark for sports performance. Designed and constructed using years of Aprilia’s racing experience, the …

Post-War Design For The Modern Age: 2020 Royal Enfield Classic 500 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Royal Enfield Classic 500 range takes the very best of early- to mid-20th century motorcycling and updates it for the modern age. For years, Royal Enfield hasn’t drastically changed the powertrains of their core …

Thank You! Our friend Justin Silverman at Gerbing Heated Clothing supplied me with this vest, battery harness and temperature controller at no charge for this review.  First Impressions In the Spring of 2019, I reviewed the Exotogg thermal vest and experienced first hand how electric dependant heated gear can fail at the most inopportune time. …

The Modern Café Racer: The 2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is a celebration of Royal Enfield’s pivotal role in the emergence of the British café racer scene in the 1950s and 1960s. This new reimagining of the cult classic …

Classic Looks, Modern Tech: The 2020 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is one of Royal Enfield’s recently re-introduced models; a classic-looking twin with an old-school UJM vibe, all wrapped in a modern package with a reasonable price tag. It takes its inspiration from …

Aprilia’s Flagship Sportsbike Returns For 2020: The RSV4 RR Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The legendary Aprilia RSV4 RR spearheads the brand’s sports bike charge for 2020. As an evolution over the previous models, the new RSV4 RR champions Aprilia’s drive for racing excellence, building on years of race-developed research and development. …