The Suzuki DR-Z400S and the Trans-America Trail Chris and Glen are about to take off on Part 2 of their off-roading America adventure. The Trans-America Trail is an east-to-west off-road, dual-sport motorcycling adventure. It starts in southeastern Tennessee and runs all the way to the Pacific ocean in southwestern Oregon. The TAT covers nearly 5,000 miles of mostly …

Ducati GT1000 Blog Welcome to my GT1000 blog!  The most recent entries are entered in order from latest to oldest on this page (below). As the page fills up, I move the older articles to Blog Page 2 and hopefully there will be many more! Still in process: I still need to install the Scotchcal paint protection …

MachineArt Moto Avant Review The MachineArt Moto Avant fender extender is the newest member of the MudSling family. Like the original product, it is nearly flawless in its design, fit and function and therefore, a most worthy addition. There is now no excuse not to provide simple and extremely effective protection for both the back …

River Road Balaclava Review Editor’s Note:  A balaclava (aka balaclava helmet) is defined as “a cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face.” I did some research to try and find the origin of the word, but to no avail.  However, I did come across some interesting British …

The Suzuki DRZ-400S on the Trans-America Trail Glen and I returned safely from our adventure ride on the western portion of Trans-America Trail. We successfully completed the trip, reaching Port Orford, Oregon on September 4, 2013 around 4:30 pm, after 13 days on the trail. So, how did the mighty 2003 Suzuki DR-Z400S (blog), which I …

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Our Full List of Categories – Motorcycle Gear Reviews, Motorcycle Brands, Recommended Products & Other Articles Over the years we’ve tested, installed, dropped, worn and reviewed thousands of motorcycle products. Clothing, helmets, gear, intercoms, lifts, gloves and every other conceivable product has crossed our path. Unlike most review sites you see these days we test 100% …

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 …

Carrozzeria Motorcycle Wheels Review The wheel bug hit me at the 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo, when I discovered the beautiful Alpina spoked wheels on display. They’re sized for the Ducati SportClassics (and other motorcycles) and they use tubeless tires, so I thought they’d make an interesting — albeit expensive — addition to theGT1000 (see my GT1000 blog) But then I discovered …

The 210mph Bikes  by: Duke Video  |  Duke Video USA DVD (£16.99/$29.95), 60 minutes Format: NTSC DVD Catalogue No: 1648NV Can’t get enough MotoGP?  The “Faster” video didn’t do it for us (see the wBW review), but this recent Duke release called “The 210mph Bikes” is an intriguing look at MotoGP with a focus on the motorcycles …

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 …

A Quick Review of the BMW F 800 S and the Blog Welcome to a quick review of the BMW F800S and the intro to the Blog! Yes, I know — the F800S entered production in 2006 and the “S” model was manufactured until 2010. So just about everything that has been/could be said about …

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 …

wBW Special Report – Edited by webBikeWorld Staff “Where did your spaceship land?“ The man in his mid-fifties shakes his SCHUBERTH flip-up helmeted head, befitting his station in disbelief. “Could you please move over for a second?  I have to take a closer look on this bike — is it really a BMW?“  Five minutes later his …

The History of the BMW GS-Series It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since BMW introduced a radical new motorcycle to the public. The original BMW R 80 G/S received a “love it/hate it” reaction from everyone who laid eyes on it, and not a single person thought the concept would succeed. But …

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 …

Motorcycle Tire Speed Ratings, Load Ratings and Tire Size Designations Front Tire Size Conversions Rear Tire Size Conversions Metric Alpha Inch Metric Alpha Inch 80/90 MH90 2.50/2.75 110/90 MP85 4.00/4.75 90/90 MJ90 2.75/3.00 120/90 MR90 4.50/4.75 100/90 MM90 3.25/3.50 130/80 5.00/5.10 120/80 4.25/4.50 140/80 5.50/6.00 120/90 MR90 4.25/4.50 140/90 MU90 5.50/6.00 130/90 MT90 5.00/5.10 150/80 …

Avon Storm Motorcycle Tires on the FJR 1300 Observations and Ruminations Go to any motorcycle specific website and you’ll find what are often referred to as “recurring, never ending topics” and most of them revolve around either tires or motor oil. Ask the question “what’s the best tire or oil for my bike” and you’ll …

The BMW R 100 RS Photos and info on a 1984 BMW R100RS “Last Edition” motorcycle I once owned. I purchased from a friend, who was the second owner. It was in absolutely mint condition; includes the bags, dual saddle, original tool kit, original BMW “trouble light”, original air pump and more. The BMW R100RS …

These motorcycle news stories were posted on the webBikeWorld.com home page. Once a link is removed from the Motorcycle News column on the home page, it is posted here, by month for the calendar year. News from previous years is linked in the right-hand column. 2015 Motorcycle News New Arai Signet-Q Pro Tour Graphics Announced “A …

“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. …

No Cell Connection Needed: Nokia HERE Off-Line Motorcycle GPS Our article entitled “Using a Tablet as a Motorcycle GPS” has been very popular with webBikeWorld readers. It details how you can use a smartphone or a relatively inexpensive tablet as a widescreen GPS device on your motorcycle, saving hundreds of dollars off the cost of …

Metzeler Tourance Next Motorcycle Tire Review The Metzeler Tourance Next tires are a 90/10 street/dirt tire for large dual-sport motorcycles. Metzeler claims improved wet grip and stability from previous Tourance tire versions and the Tourance Next rear has a dual compound. The Metzeler Tourance Next tires have noticeably faster turn-in and side-to-side transitioning than the …

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Review Part 2   Summary Now that I have several hundred miles on the new V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure, it’s time for a more in-depth look. This will be a work in progress and I’ll add more thoughts as the miles accumulate. And who knows? I may even change my mind …

A Second Look… Now that I have several hundred miles on the new V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure, it’s time for a more in-depth look. This will be a work in progress and I’ll add more thoughts as the miles accumulate. And who knows? I may even change my mind about the bike. It can happen. …

Ducati Multistrada 620 Blog Welcome to my Multistrada 620 blog! The most recent entries are entered in order from latest to oldest on this page (below). As the page fills up, I’ll move the older articles to page 2 and hopefully there will be many more! There’s a lot of information about the Multistrada out …

Motus MST “American V4 Sport Tour” UPDATE: Motus Announces MST Pricing March 16, 2012 – The Birmingham (Alabama) news is reporting this morning (here) that the pricing for the Motus MST has been announced. A dealer network is currently planned for the motorcycles. The list prices will be announced at the 2012 Daytona Bike Week …

Triumph Sprint GT Review We at 2WF believe a few things are true: the Earth is flat; the Sun orbits around the Earth, the Moon landing was shot at a film stage in California; Elvis is still alive; and our readers deserve full and complete motorcycle tests. While we may be wrong about most of …

2010 BMW S 1000 RR Ride Report Whether it’s producing the perfect beer, wonderful concertos or cars whose bodies are built totally out of carbon fiber, German manufacturing is a thing of beauty. Germany is sometimes called “Das Land der Dichter und Denker” (the land of poets and thinkers) and one could make the correlation …

MachineArt Moto Mud Sling Review The MachineArt Moto MudSling is the perfect accessory for the BMW R1200GS, GS Adventure and F650/800 GS models. For what it costs vis-à-vis what it does, it should probably be the first accessory installed. I first became aware of the MudSling some years ago while looking for a simple and hopefully inexpensive …

Hornig Mudguard   Summary This extremely attractive and very functional rear mudguard is another great offering from Horning. Hornig is a company that seems to have an endless offering of farkles and bling for virtually any BMW ever made. Although they do make and market stuff for other motorcycles as well. The Hornig mudguard, or …

Komodo K-FX Race Gloves Review The Komodo K-FX Race Gloves are “heavy duty” motorcycle gloves that are comfortable and have many protective features. The very large and roomy gauntlet is a real bonus and it also combines style with safety! We reviewed the Komodo mesh gloves back in 2006. At that time, Komodo had only a basic …

Hornig BMW Mudguard Hugger This extremely attractive and very functional rear mudguard is another great offering from Horning. Hornig is a company that seems to have an endless offering of farkles and bling for virtually any BMW ever made. Although they do make and market stuff for other motorcycles as well. The Hornig mudguard, or …

K&N Air Filter Review The K&N air filter offers a possible increase in power and longer air filter changing intervals. But the K&N air filter must be cleaned and oiled using a special procedure. When I purchased my 2002 BMW R1150GS last spring it was with the knowledge that it had seen very little use …

wBW Book Review   Background The “Motorcycle Journeys” series of books has been very popular with motorcycle riders. They have also been a huge hit for the publisher, Whitehorse Press. Whitehorse Press publishes many different types of motorcycle books, guides and technical manuals. We reviewed a few of the books from this series in the past. …

The Classic Metzeler Lasertec Back about, oh, 6 years ago, I replaced the tires on the 1986 BMW R65. Of course, being smarter than the BMW engineers, I knew better which size tires to choose. I wrote a long, boring and pompous article about it and ended up ignoring the advice of the owner’s manual, despite my …

Motorcycle Journeys Guide Books The “Motorcycle Journeys” series of books has been very popular with motorcycle riders. They have also been a huge hit for the publisher, Whitehorse Press. Whitehorse Press publishes many different types of motorcycle books, guides and technical manuals. We reviewed a few of the books from this series in the past. …

Tachyon Motorsports Motorcycle Wheel Balancer   Background One of the most popular webBikeWorld articles ever was our review of Rod Neff’s motorcycle wheel balancer, first published about 8 years ago. I think Rod has since stopped manufacturing it, unfortunately, because it was very popular with “DIYers” and ours has served us well through all these years. …

Tachyon Motorsports Motorcycle Wheel Balancer One of the most popular webBikeWorld articles ever was our review of Rod Neff’s motorcycle wheel balancer, first published about 8 years ago. I think Rod has since stopped manufacturing it, unfortunately, because it was very popular with “DIYers” and ours has served us well through all these years. The reality …

The Smart Chock is a motorcycle front wheel stand with a wheel cradle designed to automatically adjust within a specific width range to hold the front tire. The Smart Chock motorcycle front wheel stand has an interesting feature: a self-adjusting wheel holder cradle, which consists of two metal halves with interlocking fingers. As the motorcycle …