Background It seems I’ve accumulated quite a number of helmets in the last few years. My husband keeps asking me why I don’t give some of them away but they each serve a specific purpose. For rides to work through rush hour traffic I like to wear my GMAX OF77. It has an LED brake …

International Female Ride Day (IFRD) has fast approached and its annual event takes place on Saturday, May 1st. IFRD is a call-to-action for women to “Just Ride!”, no matter what they ride. Can-Am’s goal is very much the same as IFRD and that is to promote an inclusive environment for any and all riders.  On …

All Units Sold Out In Under 24 Hours With all the articles we write about India’s motorcycle scene, you’d think that a bike like Suzuki’s Hayabusa would be a tough sell for the nation, but the truth is actually quite the contrary. Suzuki’s newly updated Hayabusa managed to completely sell out in India within the …

Gixxer School For Track Novices Lots of major OEMs are starting their own forms of ‘riding schools’ through posted events across the country, and now it’s Suzuki’s turn to chime the bell with the introduction of their new GSX-R Racing Academy. Many riders looking to work towards their first track day might be hard-pressed to …

Indian Motorcycle has just announced they will have three teams running the Indian Challenger at 2021 bagger racing events. The three privately-backed teams include Mission® Foods S&S® Indian Challenger, Roland Sands Design® (RSD), and Saddlemen. Saddleman is new to Indian Challenger while the other two teams both have podium finishes.  “Despite numerous naysayers and doubters …

Could a Royal Enfield Shotgun Be On the Way? Could Royal Enfield be getting their ducks in a row to bring us a cruiser-style motorcycle? Could it be named the ‘Shotgun’? Trademark filings reveal that Royal Enfield has secured the name ‘Shotgun’ to be used for “motorcycles, motorized scooters, and electrically powered vehicles”. A cruiser-style …

Aprilia has officially become the sixth manufacturer to sign a five-year contract with Dorna Sports to compete in MotoGP through 2026.  In a statement released by Aprilia Racing, they have committed to making advances in “technological research and experimentation excellence within the Piaggio Group”. Starting in 2022, Aprilia will now be on the track with …

A Small Demon The sheer amount of new low-displacement entry-level sportbikes that have been popping up in the last year is truly remarkable. It’s as if every other week we have a new sub-300cc machine to discuss, and the bikes keep getting more and more stylized/exotic as time goes on (thanks, KTM). To join the …

The Story of the Italian Exotic Polizia Milan, Italy is a pretty ‘Italian’ place. Especially taking into account that the city council just obtained a small fleet of MV Agusta Turismo Veloces to add to the ranks. That means if you get pulled over doing 10 over the speed limit, there’s a chance that you …

VR46 Will Be Present On the Grid Valentino Rossi plans to host his own team’s MotoGP debut for the beginning of the 2022 season. Rossi has already established himself as a track god when it comes to motorcycles. The Italian motorcycle racer has accumulated a total of nine world championships under his belt in his …

**This article was written in collaboration with Road Guardians, an organization dedicated to teaching motorcyclist first aid and accident scene management. While we consulted with experts, every situation is different. In the event of an injury, it is best to contact emergency services and follow their instructions. To be blunt right off the top, according …

We’ve all had motorcycle veterans tell us “It’s not IF you crash, it’s WHEN” and truer words have never been spoken. Crashes come in many forms but since they’re inevitable, we hope they come in the form of a small spill in your driveway (or something very minor). A motorcycle mishap can happen anywhere from …

New Summer Jackets Added to Markdowns The warm weather has started to grace parts of North America, I feel it’s only fitting to share a lineup of warm weather riding jackets. The jackets listed below range majorly in price and protection. Whether you are looking to upgrade your summer jacket, or grab your first, the …

We Gonna Bike Down to Elecrta Avenue To celebrate the upcoming ‘Icons Collection’, Harley-Davidson has decided to run a very limited-edition production of this very special Electra Glide, called the ‘Revival’. H-D bikes usually take one of two lanes: black, bad-ass, and loud, or classic and timeless. You can’t go wrong either way, but for …

The Orange Track-Hawks Land On the Fourth When thinking of where KTM fits on the off-road spectrum, I like to imagine them as the Ducati’s of the dirt. Dirt-Ducatis; expensive and built to perform. The SX model range is a popular choice for both professionals and weekenders seeking high-quality dirtbikes ready to dominate off the …

Enginehawk built an exciting hype for its brand release today. The fresh brand was developed by Ruroc, a UK-based helmet manufacturer responsible for launching the notorious ‘Atlas’ helmet.  The Ruroc team grew to success by developing a helmet that couldn’t be mistaken for anything else on the market. One month ago, Ruroc released the third …

Square Root Of Extreme Picture this… You’re a highly successful doctor with a $200,000 a year salary. You just bought your third track bike, this one being a Ducati Panigale V4. The $25,000 sticker price isn’t enough to quench your thirst of “why would you do that!?” so you take a step further into the …

A Classic Doctor Throwback It’s a mystery as to how Valentino Rossi has managed to pick the most amazing helmet liveries year after year. There is a timeless element when it comes to the sun/moon combo, and if I had the money I’d own every Rossi AGV helmet that has ever come out. Good news …

The lack of events held in 2020 is about to be redeemed with an event solely focused on motorcycling – Get On! Moto Fest is set for May 21, 22, and 23 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The family-friendly event will include three days of bike demos, custom bike exhibits, racing, hands-on …

The First and The Only The new ECE 22.06 test is a nightmare for helmet manufacturers. Although it may be a nightmare for them, it’s a blessing for us riders. The stricter ECE certifications get, the safer your helmets are as a result (and the more expensive they get… oops). Arai’s new sport-touring lid is …

The 15th annual International Female Ride Day is just around the corner and returning partner Polaris Slingshot is more than happy to support the cause. In collaboration with the celebration, Slingshot recently announced its ‘Women Behind the Wheel’ initiative, a program designed to bring together like-minded women who share the same passion for riding – …

Another-other One Bikes the Dust Yep… Here we are. It’s almost May of 2021, and many of us are still in qazi-lockdowns with things being cancelled left and right once again. The 2021 Tokyo Motor Show is cancelled after the Association of Japanese Car Manufacturers came together and decided that such a large event would …

A Motorcycle Unique to China The last Chinese motorcycle we covered was that pesky Panigale clone, but to shift focus back to the real innovative motorcycles from China; CFMoto has just released their 800MT ADV motorcycle and it certainly packs a few unexpected quirks. Talking about quirks; you might find it interesting that the Chinese …

Six-Times Why be a ‘Street Rossi’ (thanks Yammie Noob) when you can be a Street Marquez? If you’re itching to represent your favorite six-time MotoGP Champion on the streets, Aplinestars has a new Marc Marquez collection to fill the void and certify your hooning when out on the roads. The new Alpinestars collection in question …

19 Million Scooters – 75 Years Vespa pretty much singlehandedly paved the way for modern-day scooters as we know them today. The Italian scooter manufacturer has just hit two very important milestones. The company has managed to successfully reach their 75th birthday, and even more importantly, have surpassed 19 million units sold. 19 million units …

On Tuesday, Harley-Davison was happy to report a nine percent gain in sales in the first quarter of 2021. This was the first sign of success from HD’s Hardwire strategy coming together after it was announced by Jochen Zeitz, Harley-Davidson CEO. The strategy was to combat the American brand’s struggle as of late and a …

Made in China™ Ever dreamed of riding a Panigale V4 with 1/5th the horsepower and half the displacement? Do you want to trick people into thinking you own a $25,000 bike – when really it cost less than half? Quartz.com said it best themselves, “Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before …

Mirror Visors From the Factory We just recently covered Caberg’s newly released entry-level helmet (at an entry-level cost), and now it’s Givi’s turn to add some spices into the pot. Givi just dropped the curtain on their new limited-run editions of the 50.6 Sport Deep helmet. Cost-effective, and incredibly stylish. Givi has nailed the premium …

New Footwear Added to Markdowns Some say there is no greater feeling than picking up a new pair of shoes and the same can be said for moto gear in general. Start this riding season off on the right foot (Ed Note: I love a good moto-pun) and grab yourself some new protective footwear.  Today …

No, you’re not seeing the theoretical offspring from a union of Honda and Energizer battery logos in the photo above. The Enginehawk Hawkeye UV jacket. $499 US It’s the flashy new emblem we’ll soon see adorning the jackets of motorcycle riders all over the world. Enginehawk is the name given to a brand new line …

Introduction It has been a while since my last appearance here on WBW. But when the opportunity to read and review Scraping Pegs appeared in my inbox, I had to jump at it. As a rider and the author of a book (don’t worry, no shameless plug for my book here), I wanted to give …

A Healthy Feature List Sub-$200 Caberg just pulled the sheets on their new 2021 Avalon helmet. The Italian helmet builder has positioned this helmet with hopes that it will be a hot-seller in the entry-level helmet market thanks to it’s premium features and low cost. The Avalon has all the features you would typically find …

Another Certified Pre-Owned Program; Murica’ Edition In November of last year, Triumph rolled out their new ‘Certified Pre-Owned’ motorcycle purchasing program in hopes to offer used motorcycles through their current selling platform. Today, Harley-Davidson has taken notes from Triumph’s playbook and is now offering an in-house program for reselling certified pre-owned motorcycles. Through visiting authorized …

BMW is looking to bring a more innovative approach to making adjustments on the go. They patented gesture controls that will use sensors located on motorcycle handlebars per the drawings.  This new patented technology will get commands from the movements of the rider’s fingers while in the saddle. The drawing shows sensors located either on …

Chasing the Horizon is a podcast put on by and for motorcycle enthusiasts all over the world. In one of its recent podcasts, host Wes Fleming covers the latest news in the motorcycle industry and also welcomes a special guest to Episode 110.  According to Wes Fleming’s bio, he spent 25 years as a rock …

Phase Two, Complete This week, Yamaha pulled the covers on their newly developed (in-house) electric motor that produces a stunning 475 horsepower. For context, the brand new 2021 Chevrolet Corvette produces around the same power figures (490), but this mighty little electric engine is quite literally a fraction the size of the 6.2L V8 found …

Perhaps Another Win For the Champion If you’ve ever heard of Nitro Circus, X Games, or Gymkhana, then I’m sure you’re more than familiar with motocross legend Travis Pastrana. From hillclimbing to rally car, there is no adrenaline-fueled sport that Pastrana hasn’t partaken in. In a strange turn of events, Travis Pastrana has decided to …

Triumph Has a New App to Keep You Safe on the Roads Using the internal accelerometers and sensors located in your smartphone’s internals, Triumph’s new “SOS” mobile app states that it will sense if you have been involved in a collision, and will send an ambulance to your GPS location. If the phone is triggered …

Long Name, Longer Miles No OEM motorcycle lineup is complete without a motorcycle geared towards long-distance touring. MV Agusta has the Turismo Veloce range of bikes to fill this void, and the 2021 edition comes particularly jam-packed with updates and features. At first glance, the 2021 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce comes off as a beautiful …

At the tail end of 2020, Harley-Davidson cut ties with Vance & Hines. Throughout 18 seasons, the duo was able to rack up 107 wins and 10 championships with the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team. After the split, HD jumped back into the racing scene with the Screamin’ Eagle King of …