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Oil in the Blood

An Exploration of Custom Motorcycle Culture Gareth Maxwell Roberts reached out to me a while back and asked if I’d like to preview his documentary film, Oil in the Blood. I finally got around to viewing the film, and I’m ashamed to say it took me this long to get around to it. The film …

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RMK E2 teaser

Some News Is Coming I reported on the Finnish electric motorcycle the RMK E2. The bike was shown in prototype form a while back but there hasn’t been much else that has popped up after that initial prototype. The company was taking preorders for $2,300 but then went more or less silent. Well, we now …

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Honda

Royal Enfield Better Watch Out Honda makes some fantastic motorcycles and specifically the kinds of bikes that sell well in India. The company recently has established a new 15-person executive team to help it gain market share in India. With this new focus on India comes the news that the company will come out with …

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Packtalk bold and slim

Renting a Motorcycle? Rent a Cardo, too Cardo’s Bluetooth headsets are some of the best in the industry. Now you don’t have to own one to use one. If you rent a bike through Hertz Ride—yes, Hertz now rents motorcycles in various areas of the world—you can also rent yourself a Cardo PACKTALK unit, too. …

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Yamaha E01 electric scooter concept

They Will Be Officially Unveiled in Japan I know scooters aren’t super huge in America but, dang it, I like them. I’m also a pretty big fan of electric bikes, so to see Yamaha has three new electric scooters ready for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in Japan is a good thing. The company has …

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The Quiet Ride Helmet

Alvin Halfaker the founder of Quiet Ride Helmets is a man on a mission, a man obsessed by noise, specifically the harmful noise that riders all over the world experience every single time they get on a bike. It’s the wind, the sound of the tires on the pavement, the engine, and the engines and …

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2019 Royal Enfield INT650

Introduction If that video from Royal Enfield isn’t enough to make you want to ride these bikes, I’m afraid the motorcycle rider part of your soul must be dead. The only way to resurrect it is to take one of these retro-styled bikes from India out for a few hours of unbridled two-wheeled therapy. AimExpo …

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Adam Sandoval

Adam Sandoval Rides and Raises Money for Veterans Adam Sandoval is known for his multiple cross country tours on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. His mission has always been to raise money for veterans and he started Scootin’ America to make that dream happen. He now owns his own campground and continues to set records riding. Most …

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wBW ATGATT Contest

Enter for Your Chance to Win an ATGATT Setup Valued at More Than $850! I know it’s only October, but we here at wBW are already thinking of Christmas. This Christmas, we are going to hook one lucky reader up with a complete ATGATT setup. This brand-new gear has been generously provided by our sponsors, …

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bell eliminator outlaw helmet

Get the Lid You’ve Been Wanting for Less It’s that time of year. When really good sales start to happen left and right. As the riding season winds down for many of us, you’ll be able to find some absolutely lovely deals on select gear. It’s happening at Revzilla right now. The company has discounted …

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INNOVV C5 Helmet Camera - side mount closeup

Introduction The INNOVV C5 Helmet Camera wasn’t unexpected really, in that it is a logical adaptation of the rugged versatile INNOVV C5 Moto-CAM reviewed late 2017 – two of which continue to cope with the ups and downs of adventure-oriented/off-road activities. It does make for a bit of déjà vu though, in that one of …

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Sena Momentum Pro Full-Face Bluetooth Smart Helmet Review

Sena Gains (a) Momentum Anything to do with technology, motorcycling, and relatedly safety education and training gets my utmost attention – always has, always will. So, when Sena announced the first Momentum helmet in 2017, it got flagged, and Sena’s evolution of this product has been followed with interest. Quite incidentally, in jumping into a …

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LS2 VERSO Mobile Helmet

Introduction In seeking a replacement for a well-aged Bell Mag 9 Sena (less the Sena) three-quarter helmet that was used primarily to testing Bluetooth systems, we were on the lookout for something similar but with some updated features and a better build. And in checking the wBW review listings, coverage of LS2 products has indeed …

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Motorcycle technology continues to change and innovate – and so does gear technology, specifically helmets. Modern helmets are safer, more comfortable, easier to use and enjoy, and more versatile than ever before, but there are more innovations coming. Enter the smart helmet. Okay, so the idea of a smart helmet has been around a while, …

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Joe Rocket Canada Alter Ego 14.0 Jacket.

First Impressions A Niche Filled Getting stuck without suitable riding gear when encountering challenging riding conditions can be uncomfortable, even painful or dangerous. Anyone who’s spent any serious time in the saddle can relate and share an experience or two illustrating this. Many manufacturers will tell you they can build convertible gear to meet a …

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how to pick the right shipping company for your motorcycle

Your Bike Deserves the Best We will always advocate for riding your bike to your destination, but every once in a while a situation will arise where you’ll need to actually ship your bike from one location to another. Sometimes a friend or fellow rider with a pickup truck or a trailer is all you’ll …

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KTM Duke teaser

#GetDuked? Yes, Please We’ve been reporting on Kawasaki’s teasers of its upcoming supercharged motorcycle, but now, we get a teaser from KTM for a new Duke. KTM’s teaser went up on YouTube, and it’s a quick one. Showing some stitching together various manufacturing processes. KTM has been spotted testing a new 390 Duke in Germany …

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KLX 230

Say Hello Your Choices for 2020 Kawasaki recently announced its full street lineup for 2020. The company has been teasing a new Kawasaki Z with a supercharger, but that bike doesn’t appear here. It will break covers soon though. We will keep you posted about that bike in the future. The big news for the …

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LiveWire 2018

Let Me Guess, Price? Harley-Davidson’s new electric LiveWire was supposed to usher in a new era for Harley. One that wasn’t dominated by sales to older riders. However, so far the folks who are interested in the LiveWire enough to actually buy it are pretty much what you’ve come to expect from Harley—old wealthy guys. …

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honda head-up display

Smart or More Tech You Don’t Need? I’m going to go with smart. Head-up displays (HUD) are designed to help you keep your eyes on the road, which is why just about every dang smart helmet company wants to come out with a helmet that has a HUD installed on it. I test a lot …

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reax folsom leather jacket

Stay Protected This Fall With fall here now, I really need to insist you buy a new jacket that’s ready for the weather. Fall is my favorite time to ride honestly. The weather is just right for really enjoying a long ride. However, you have to be well-equipped for it. Every week I take a …

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Triumph Street Triple RS

Triumph’s New Street Triple RS has Finally Arrived I reported not long ago that Triumph would have a new Street Triple RS on October 7. Well, here it is. The 2020 Street Triple RS is a handsome bike that keeps with the Street Triple styling of old but comes with some seriously important updates to …

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Kawasaki four-wheeled motorcycle

Kawasaki’s Getting Weird During a pretty typical interview with the Italian publication Motociclismo, Sergio Vicarelli, the sales and marketing director at Kawasaki, and Giavanni Poli, the technical director at Kawasaki, let slip some pretty big news about future projects Kawasaki is working on. The first was more or less about a removable battery patent that …

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2020 Metallic Mystic Silver Suzuki Katana

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 …

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