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Harley-davidson and Quianjiang Motorcycle Company small displacement motorcycle

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 …

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long way up interview

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 …

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Kawasaki KLX230

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 …

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Royal Enfield Continental GT

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 …

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MotoE World Cup

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 …

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Bell SRT Modular helmet sitting on a Kawasaki H2SX SE.

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 …

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Bell Custom 500 Carbon RSD Jager helmet

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 …

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NEXX X.VILITUR Side Profile - Close Up

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 …

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HJC IS-MAX II on Wade Thiel three-quarter view

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 …

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Roam 2 Air Boot

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. …

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2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260S in Cannes, France.

Losing My Virginity My Ducati virginity, that is! It couldn’t have been more perfect or romantic my first time with this Italian seductress. We met in Nice, France – and both originally from other countries. Myself from Alberta, Canada and her from Bologna, Italia. Our paths crossed somewhere along a picturesque lane named Rivoli. This …

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REV'IT! Worker Overshirt front view, hand in pocket

Introduction REV’IT! gear has generally received good marks from us (reviews here) and other motorcycle gear publications. The company’s wide range of products and styles means that it serves a large portion of the market. Part of that market that’s been growing considerably lately is the segment of gear that blends street-clothes style with the …

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Sidi Gavia Gore Tex Lei women's boots.

The Gavia Aren’t Newcomers I’ve been wearing a pair of SIDI Adventure 2 Gore Tex Boots for the last year and appreciate them for all the reasons outlined in the review we did two years ago. They did exactly what I wanted for the long ride on gravel I took last June to Tuktoyaktuk and …

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SCHUBERTH C4 Pro

Quick Specs $699 / Intermediate Oval / 3.9lbs / 1,769g Note: SCHUBERTH and SENA provided the C4 Pro/SC1 respectively for the purposes of this review. Integrated Electronics, a Revised Fit, & Numerous Improvements Make the Pro the C4 to Wear The C4 Pro: the return to form for this venerable German helmet brand. Having heard …

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Bell race star ace cafe helmet

Revzilla Still Has Some Memorial Day Deals on Gear Memorial Day is a day to remember the troops, but it’s also a day that many retailers roll out some of their best sales to help you celebrate. While I always suggest you celebrate and remember why we have this national holiday, I also think you …

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Arai Helmets

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 …

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REV’IT! Offtrack Adventure Pants

Introduction wBW has been doing product reviews, collections, and new product line overviews and long-term evaluations of adventure touring equipment for years with REV’IT products prominently featured… for all the right reasons – they have a diverse product line featuring innovative and versatile riding gear. Past Gear Limitations & Current Option Diversity For most of …

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Stefan Pierer CEO of KTM

Moving On Up KTM’s CEO Stefan Pierer is an impressive man. He took KTM from being a low company that was not in not the greatest position to now selling more motorcycles globally than Harley-Davidson. Yep, KTM just passed up the American-based company in terms of overall sales of motorcycles globally. This is exactly what …

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KTM 1290 Super Duke R

A Bike Many Will Drool Over While testing in the Alps, the new KTM 1290 Super Duke R prototype was spotted by spy photographers. MoreBikes recently shared several images of the motorcycle. As the publication points out, at first glance you might think that not much has changed. In terms of the concept of the …

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REV’IT! Offtrack Adventure Jacket

Introduction wBW has been doing REV’IT! product reviews, collection, and new product line roundups and long-term evaluations of their products for years, and for all the right reasons – they have a diverse product line featuring innovative and versatile riding gear. Past Gear Limitations & Current Option Diversity For most of my decades-long riding career, …

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Motonation Cappra Vented Textile Pants

Introduction Welcome to another installment of the Motonation Apparel Textile Gear Series featuring the Cappra Vented (Textile) Pants. And yes, I know Kathy Koewler reviewed a pair of them in May 2018, so this is a refresh – and these are the Sand tone variant, changing everything, no? A well-known source for premier riding gear, …

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Ducati Streetfighter V4

Some Good News About Something Naked I recently reported about the controversy surrounding MV Agusta’s naked model (a woman not a bike) in its controversial ad for its new Superveloce. While many people see that as an offensive ad, nobody will have a problem (or at least should have a problem) with Ducati’s Panigale V4 …

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Vicki golden on an Indian FTR 1200 S at Evel Live 2

It’ll Happen on July 7 Want to ride a motorcycle through a set of wooden walls that are set on fire? Me neither, but apparently that’s what Vicki Golden, four-time X Games medalist, plans to do. Golden will attempt to set a new Fire Wall world record at the Evel Live 2 event on July …

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Harley-Davidson and Vice

An Effort to Reach A Wider Audience Interesting and tasteful advertising is something that’s hard to pull off. It takes a good agency or media company most times, and one that’s very well known is Vice. The company knows how to connect with a younger demographic, and that’s exactly what Harley-Davidson is looking for, so …

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