The Ultimate Competition Dirt Bike: 2020 Honda CRF450RWE Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Honda CRF450RWE is Honda’s top-of-the-range dirt bike. It’s faster and more advanced than the standard CRF450R, and thanks to a few top notch add-ons, it gets the “Works Edition” moniker. What does that mean? It means that …

Off-Road Fury: The 2020 Honda CRF450X Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Designed for serious off-road thrills, the Honda CRF450X is a dirt bike that can tackle anything put in front of it. This is a true off-road machine with numerous Baja 1000 victories and SCORE International series trophies to its name, and …

The Suzuki Katana is Brand-New for the 2020 Model Year Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Suzuki Katana is a standard-class motorcycle, with comfortable ergonomics and plenty of power. Standard bikes are ideal for everyday riding. After waiting for a few years, the Katana is back on the map with the …

Indian Motorcycle’s New Flat Track Racers If there’s one thing Indian Motorcycle has done well, it’s killing it at the flat track races. The company has raced the FTR 750 there with great success, and now it wants to do the same with the FTR 1200. The FTR 1200 Hooligan bikes you see above are …

I’ve never ridden a big touring motorcycle from the Honda or Indian lineup of bikes. I have ridden and reviewed other bikes from Ducati, KTM, and Harley Davidson. Lately, the thought of branching out and seeing what I’ve been missing has germinated and even grown some strong roots. I feel like I might be missing …

Similar But Not the Same Mugen revealed an updated version of its E.Rex electric dirtbike at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. We reported on the electric superbike Mugen showed off there. We thought it’d be best to highlight the E.Rex, too. The E.Rex appears to share much of its powertrain with the Honda CR Electric that …

Could This Change Everything? Honda is a dominant force in the motorcycle world. It’s changed the course of the industry in the past, and now I wonder if they’re about to do it again. Meet the Honda CR Electric prototype. The publication Moto-Station recently shared some images of the bike at a Honda presentation at …

On June 11th this year I will set out from Dawson City, Yukon on a 1000 mile motorcycle adventure. There is so much to look forward to seeing and experiencing on this trip. I’ve been meticulously planning it for months now and travelling in this part of the world at this particular time is going …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  Alpinestars Supertech, REV’IT Spitfire, Dainese 4 Stroke EVO Gloves are a very important piece of gear for any rider who is looking to protect his or her hands as well as enhance the riding experience. But when it comes to racing, gloves might be one of …

2018 Harley Davidson Softail Fat Bob 114 Review It’s a very brisk 35 degree Fahrenheit September morning here in Calgary, Alberta but I’m on my way to meet a very hot date. Ripping down the highway on my ZX-6 Kawasaki Ninja all I can think about is the even hotter little rocket waiting for me down …

When I was a boy, I read about racers like Bill Lomas, Geoff Duke, John Surtees and Mike Hailwood. The races they competed in, and the photos of the bikes they rode captured my imagination. I watched a Pathé News clip at the cinema and was totally entranced – I wanted to be Mike Hailwood and …

KTM Announces North American Motorcycle Adventure Tours KTM North America has announced a series of KTM Adventure Tours for North America. Following in the tracks of the extremely successful KTM Adventure Tours program already established in locations around the world, the KTM North American Tours program will expand into Mexico, Canada and the United States. …

Improving Handling & Grip – Check Out Our Expert Opinions & Reviews Motorcycle Tires This page lists our motorcycle tire reviews, motorcycle wheel balancer reviews, tire pressure gauge reviews, tire changing tool reviews and lots more! Most riders don’t think about tires, yet tires are such a core part of the performance of a bike that …

Vintage Motorcycle Tires Classic, Antique, Vintage Motorcycle Tires:  Coker Tires has vintage motorcycle (and cage) tires  |  Dunlop K81’s are still available at Tires Unlimited  |  Goodtime Tire & Rubber – tubes; scooter and motorcycle tires  |  21st Century Tires is an exporter/wholesaler for “Wanda” vintage tires in many sizes (including 3.25×18 for 1951 Indian Scouts!)  |  Cheng Shin is now known as Maxxis and …

Riding Skills, Safety, Restoration, History Books and More, We Review The Best Motorcycle Books for Every Use Case At wBw we have spent years pouring through every conceivable motorcycle book you can imagine. While the internet is awesome we still love the physical aspects of paper. We tried to organize this page into broad topics that made sense. …

Installing Fork Gaiters on a 1994 BMW K75 Fork gaiters are a curious motorcycle accessory. Somehow, the accordion-shaped tubes made a motorcycle look instantly old-fashioned to me. Compared to the old Earle’s forks, which look like they could hold up the front end on a tank, the spindly tubes on the later /2 model BMW’s of …

Isle of Man TT Video Isle of Yer Maun by: Duke Video VHS, 150 Minutes($34.95/£16.99) This is a “must have” video.  It documents the last Isle of Man TT rode by “Yer Maun”, the late, great, incredible Joey Dunlop.  Throw in a fierce battle with TT rider David Jefferies, a handful of other famous TT riders, the …

Mike Hailwood, Profile of a Legend by: Duke Video Available From:  Garage Company and other sources VHS – $19.95 1 hour More:  wBW Motorcycle Video Page  |  Motorcycle Books  |  Mike Hailwood Museum I’m of a mixed opinion about this video.  It’s part of the “Profile of a Legend” series, which includes biographies of Giacomo Agostini, Geoff Duke, Mick Doohan, Joey Dunlop, …

Part 2: A Versys Mid-Term Report Breaking in a new motorcycle can be a frustrating experience. Example: The Versys 650 owner’s manual calls for a 4,000 RPM limit for the first 500 miles, then a 6,000 RPM limit from 500 to 1,000 miles. That 4,000 RPM translates to about 52 MPH in 6th gear. But …

Triumph Launches the Street Triple! The countdown is over!  The much awaited Triumph Street Triple was officially unveiled to over 5,000 Triumph owners on Saturday, June 30th, at Triumph Tridays in Neukirchen, Austria. The Street Triple offers 675cc of pure, naked aggression, combining the streetfighter styling of its older brother, the Speed Triple, with the …

Track Day With the KTM RC8 and KTM 990 Super Duke Fastrack Riders and KTM teamed up to hold a KTM demo day at Auto Club Speedway where KTM staff were on hand to sign up riders who wanted to ride their impressive line-up of motorcycles. All the goodies were there: The KTM 1190 cc …

UPDATE: New photos added below of the DB5 Bimota North America, Inc., the exclusive importer of the legendary Italian Bimota motorcycles to the USA, Canada, and Mexico, has announced the official U.S.A. launch of the award winning DB5 Mille. The introduction of the motorcycle was held in co-operation with Moto-Euro Magazine at the International Motorcycle …

The Lighter-Weight Sport Tourer All-Arounder You’re looking at the newest webBikeWorld Project Bike! It’s a 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. The LT or “Light Touring” version of the Versys 650 comes with ABS, hand guards and matched luggage. Why this bike? It’s kind of a long and convoluted story, so hang with me: Although I …

BMW R1100RT-P Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make : BMW Models : R1100RT-P Years: 1998-2001 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V198000 Recall Date : MAY 22, 2001 Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL Potential Number Of Units Affected : 990 Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: …

Scooter Tire  Information The Hard-to-Find 140/70-16 Tire Several types of scooters use a hard-to-find rear tire in size 140/70-16. The Aprilia Scarabeo 500, the Piaggio BV200 and the Kymco 250 use larger rear tire sizes than traditional scooters, and there may be others. Apparently, these tire sizes are hard to find, but should become less …

A Variety of Tires for Dual Sport Motorcycles I’ll confess: this article doesn’t have much to do with the Dealer Expo. But there are an extraordinary number of motorcycle tires on display for some reason at the show, and this got me thinking… I’ve been keeping an eye out for potential tire replacements for the …

Classic American Racing Motorcycles Paperback: 192 pages Dimensions (in inches): 8.5 x 11.0 x 0.75 Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Inc. UK (1992) ISBN: 1855322331 The wBW Rare Motorcycle Book Review Series:  Grace and Grit: Motorcycle Dispatches From Early Twentieth Century Women  |  Triumph Bonneville: Portrait of a Legend  |  60 Years of MotoGP  |  Hold ON! by Stan Dibben  |  Classic Motorcycling: A …

The decision to upgrade to aftermarket wheels for your motorcycle is usually made for one of two reasons: appearance or performance enhancement. In this case, I was searching for both but with an emphasis on performance.  My motorcycle  is a 1996 Ducati 916SPA.  This model was a limited production run of homologation bikes built by …

You asked for it! Here’s a listing of the books we’ve reviewed on webBikeWorld, sorted by our “Flaming Helmet Rating System”, and also sorted alphabetically within each rating group. The wBW Flaming Helmet Rating System: 4 = Fantastic book, a must have; 3 = Really good, should have; 2 = Would be nice to have, but don’t sweat …

“Redefines the Limits in Sport Touring” The Continental Road Attack 2 EVO is a sport-touring tire with the grip of a Hypersport tire. The handling is definitely different from other similar motorcycle tires but you’ll quickly adjust. Wet traction and braking with the Road Attack 2 EVO tires is superb and the tires inspire confidence. …

The Rise of 3 New Stars The new Bell Star helmet lineup now includes the Bell Star (street/touring), the Race Star (supersport/track days) and the Pro Star (racing). The build quality, cut lines and graphics on display at the 2015 AIMExpo were outstanding. The new helmet appears to be a big step up from the …

The Ultimate Motorcycle Helmet? I had a wonderful dream… The FedEx driver knocks on the door and hands over two 16x13x13″ brown boxes — a size immediately identifiable as the standard shipping container for a motorcycle helmet. The light-as-a-feather boxes drift into the kitchen and a knife appears in my hand. I choose one and …

The Doran 360M TPMS The Doran 360M Motorcycle Tire Pressure System is a reasonably priced, motorcycle-friendly, assemblage of hardware and software. The system consists of wheel-mounted sensors and an LCD display. The combination lets you know at a glance what the air pressure values are for each tire, and also alerts you, in real time, …

Michelin Anakee III Tires   Summary When I first purchased my (used) 2002 BMW R 1150 GS (review), my intentions were to explore more unpaved roads. It wasn’t long before I discovered that riding off-road requires an additional set of skills, especially when riding a bike as large and heavy as my GS. You can learn …

The Suzuki GW250 Inazuma Somehow, I missed the U.S. introduction of the new Suzuki GW250 during the inaugural AIMExpo Show (report) in Orlando last month. The Suzuki USA reps and I talked mostly about the newV-Strom 1000 ABS (preview), which took star billing at the show. They also pointed out a revised Burgman and the Suzuki GSX-R1000SE (wBW …

Rolling Through the Isles By: Ted Simon ISBN: 1408702193 ISBN: 13 9781408702192 Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches Publisher: Little, Brown (June 7, 2012) In 1973,Ted Simon and his Triumph Tiger set off around the world on what was to be both a physical and spiritual voyage of discovery. His adventures are chronicled in Jupiter’s …

Michelin Pilot Road 3 Motorcycle Tires Outstanding grip in wet and dry conditions. Very neutral handling, fast warm-up times. Noticeable difference from the Michelin Pilot Road 2 tires on the Ducati Multistrada 620. “Motorcycle tires are so good today that 99.9% of motorcycle owners wouldn’t notice the difference from one brand or type to another”. …

Michelin Announces Revised Commander II Motorcycle Tires January 1, 2012 –  Michelin Motorcycle Tires launches the Michelin Commander II tire today. The Commander II is available immediately in 15 sizes, in both bias and radial construction. Michelin says that the Commander II tire offers “a new standard in cruiser tire longevity and uncompromised handling and stability”. …

Continental TKC 80 Tires The Continental TKC 80 tires provided excellent performance both on and and off road. More: Dual sport tire sizes, information and photos from the 2012 Dealer Expo. webBikeWorld readers may remember my recent review of the BMW GS Off-Road Riding Skills DVD, which sparked an idea: to ride the Trans-Labrador Highway. Soon after, my …

EICMA 2010 Live Report The Kawasaki W800 UPDATE (January 26, 2011): Kawasaki releases photos of new W800 Café Racer Special Edition!  See below for pics… November 13, 2010 – Kawasaki has a surprise release in store for 2011, the W800, which I guess could be called a revival of a revived retro…or something like that. …