When it comes to presenting new bikes, every company does it differently. Ducati goes big with their World Premiere Series, KTM plunks their entire 2022 RC range out of nowhere, and Damon Motorcycles leads us on with tantalizing tidbits of new information on the weekly. Team Green, however, has been keeping pretty quiet about what …

Powersports is often viewed as a male-dominated industry—and indeed, many important contributions to the field have been made by men. But women have been integral to the development of high-speed vehicles and the culture that surrounds them as well, and their contributions are acknowledged far less often. We’re not making that mistake here today. Read …

Photo via Bridgestone. Here For a Good Time, Not a Long Time: Bridgestone Battlax AdventureCross AX41 Tires I’m bravely wading into hot water with another wBW tire review. After previously testing the Michelin Road 5 and Motoz Tractionator Adventure tires for the site, this time it’s Bridgestone’s Battlax AdventureCross AX41 tires on the sacrificial block …

“It seems I have built a chicken with underarms and headlamps.” Crazy words from a brilliant man. When Bernhard Naumann first began work on an R nineT for BMW, he didn’t start from initial sketches – nor did he sit down and outline the scope, topography, or profile of what he wanted this custom build …

Yamaha has just updated the beefiest member of their MT line – and the new 2022 MT-10 is sporting a rather large upgrade.  Based on its full-fairinged YZF-R1 sibling, the report from MCN states that the 2022 MT10 will be blessed with a motor overhaul, popping the bike up 6BHP to 164bhp – a perk …

Amidst the last few years’ demands for increased range in electric motorcycles, bolt-on carbon fiber frames to improve weight, the resurgence of rotary engines in race bikes, and cinched Euro-compliant machines comes another concept: single-piece Monocoque frames, particularly in superbikes.  Honda has been dabbling in the concept for a while – since 2006, actually, according …

With the release of the narrow and nimble YZF-R7 this previous summer (a sibling to Yamaha’s MT-07), rumors began to circulate of another in line for the showroom floor – and word is that Yamaha’s about to putter down to the next puppy in the MT line (the MT-09) and release a similar full-fairinged fledgling …

Hold on to your lids – Electrek tells us that we’ve got a new lineup of high-end machines to contend with on the US/UK showroom floors. Word is that the ‘premium’ lineup will be a higher-shelf option from Super Soco – a pioneering electric moped and motorbike manufacturer already well-known for their affordable, budget-friendly bikes. …

Livia Cevolini, a brilliant woman in a position to make a difference, has been very forthcoming about what their plans are now that they’re phasing out of their current position as suppliers for MotoE (effective as of the end of 2022).  “We started at this level and grew, but after a year we looked around …

Being flown all over the place to ride some of the world’s most beautiful motorcycles may seem like the stuff of dreams to many, but somewhat surprisingly, it ain’t. For all the delightful, chocolate-dipped, champagne-quaffing upsides, there’s an equal amount of responsibility and straight up bullshit that comes with it. Learning how to navigate this …

Remember the chaos we covered on upcoming magnesium shortages and our subsequent dive into why we are still experiencing chip shortages despite raging sales figures in the chip industry? Well, we’ve just had word that motorcycle manufacturers need to increase their bike prices on top of everything else – and it’s the shipping that’s the …

“It all started with a visit to the BMW Motorrad development team in Germany,” admits BMW Motorrad’s latest muse in their SoulFuel series – a down-to-earth man named Shinya Kimura.  “I got to know the unbounded passion and innovative power that prevails at BMW Motorrad. Finally, in February 2021 in California, I rode the standard …

Yikes, here we are, already riding in Fall 2021—although the extended trips and long distance-based adventuring opportunities are destined, it seems, to remain on the longer-term planner for now (c’est la vie). But many enthusiasts in other parts of North America and around the world are in motion, and as they continue to document and …

Belt up, folks – Mama Tried is officially set for Q4 of this year, and this event promises to be the biggest one yet.  For those of you less familiar with this event, the Mama Tried Show (presented by Harley-Davidson) is described by their website as “an indoor invitational that connects motorcycles and builders to …

Hold on to your apple bottoms – a custom shop has taken a Harley-Davidson Street Glide touchscreen with the installation of an iPad on the dash.  Let’s talk about it.  The report from AutoEvolution states that a tweak on a car to touchscreen via either Android AutoPlay or Apple CarPlay takes no more than a …

Leg protection is critical when you’re riding, and regular jeans won’t cut it if you end up in a slide. That’s why every rider needs tough pants that won’t come apart if they hit pavement. This week, Revzilla’s offering 21% off select Iron Workers pants for men and women. Check out these deals below or …

A bloke by the name of Christopher Mims is over at The Wall Street Journal getting the nitty-gritty details on why we still have a semi-conductor chip shortage, as well as why we haven’t yet caught up with demand for the bloody things (despite raging sales figures).  The results are fascinating if not a tad …

Our favorite helmet-based safety technology company has just announced a partnership with Carey Hart – a freestyle motocross pioneer, former championship-winning race team owner, and prominent industry businessman known for being the first motorcyclist to perform a backflip on a 250cc motorcycle.  The press release states that Hart will “serve as a safety ambassador for …

When Francisco Alí Manén of Lord Drake Kustoms (LDK) sent us this beauty in a press release just before the weekend, I admit I wasn’t sure what to expect (beyond the generic aesthetics of a ruggedly handsome Harley-Davidson Softail Standard, of course).  So when I got to opening the media package, the first thing out …

Overview of the Bikecomm BK-S2 System wBW has been reviewing Bikecomm branded products for over ten years, including what was one of the first hybrid wired/wireless modular systems on the market—the Bikecomm BK-02 Group Intercom Communications System. After reviewing later versions of the Bikecomm Hola series of systems in 2017, we didn’t have much contact …

Look out – EngineHawk has just dropped their fall collection just in time for their Black Friday sales – and the price drops will only stay in effect for another three days.  EngineHawk’s press release states that the fall collection dropped on October 28th, with the anticipated MOTHER TRUCKER jacket, COMBAT shirt, and TACTICAL gilet …

Well, it’s official – as of yesterday, Brembo’s in full ownership of J Juan brakes systems – and this isn’t Brembo’s first rodeo for buying out companies in search of growth and knowledge in the moto industry.  A short week ago, we covered an article that states Brembo had gotten into a habit of buying …

Yamaha’s got a retro beastie headed for the EU – and the MT-09-lookalike’s 1980’s-themed makeover harkening to Christian Sarron’s racing days (its first big facelift since 2016) is just the thing to pair with the updated Euro5 compliance.  The XSR900 has always followed in the footsteps of its sibling, the MT-09. Now that the MT-09 …

Harley-Davidson’s stocks are on the rise, and now that they don’t have to worry about sky-high taxes with the now-resolved EU Tariff Dispute, we’re taking a look at just how well Harley-Davidson is doing on the financial front – and we dug into the nitty-gritty details, just for you (as per usual).  (Note: many of …

Yamaha’s just announced that they’ve got a total of $115,000 USD in grants from their Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) to push toward “grassroots efforts across the country, aiding in protecting and improving access to public land for outdoor recreation.” Here’s a list of the companies that will be receiving the dough:  Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area: …

A French motorcycle gear manufacturer is getting the job done when it comes to stylish gear concepts for women – and they’ve just released the newest edition to their showroom, the Lady Kara.  We’ve had a few companies dedicated to stylized motorcycle gear for women – the most notable and top-of-the-list currently being Karleen Eberle’s …

I don’t know about y’all, but I spent a lot of time riding during the pandemic lockdowns.  Freedom is a capricious thing, and that no-bueno, feeling-stuck mood usually has me finding ways to create, stay flexible of mind. So when we heard that the Moto Xtreme Circus started up as a pandemic thing to stave …

It’s been a month of Ducati’s World Premiere, Buell’s official resurrection of their motorcycle line via the Hammerhead 1190 and watching Harley-Davidson break out in a cold sweat as they wait to hear results of the Eu Tariff Dispute with the US, among other things.  So much has been happening that we plumb forgot to …

A digital marketplace previously only associated with NASCAR has decided to venture into the motorcycle racing world – and according to MarketScreener, AutoParts4Less.com will be MotoAmerica’s first Title Sponsor.  Described by MarketScreener as “a marketplace that is driven by buyers who want more value and seek an easy to use one-stop-shop for all their auto …

Yamaha’s nine-time Grand Prix World Champion is set to compete in his final MotoGP race in two short weeks at the Valencia Grand Prix. After this point, The Doctor will rest on the laurels of his 22-season premier class career and wave goodbye to his contracted days on the track with MotoGP.  To celebrate the …

At this point, I’d say we’re at our limit for unfortunate events in the moto market.  From the constipation of the Suez Canal situation to the longevity of the chip shortage crisis, to the pretty envelope wrapping all this up that has been (and continues to be) unprecedented times….we’re just saying that everyone could use …

Yesterday, Kawasaki punched out a little teaser video in commemoration of the Z1’s 50th anniversary (see above).  While this seems like the standard sneak-peek to a new machine, RideApart argues that we may very well have something a little bit…bigger on our hands. And bigger is always better, right? The clue is in the stylized …

Honda’s raging Repsol rider has just taken a wee fall during his off-road training last Saturday. The “slight head concussion” was purported by MCN to be enough to have Marc Marquez removed from his chances in the Algarve Grand Prix in Portugual, pulling his chances to also secure his first win at Portimao.  “This past …

Well, folks, the results of the 232 Tariff Dispute between the EU and US governments are in – and the H-D Press Release states that our beloved American motorcycle manufacturer is pretty happy about it.  Harley-Davidson’s excitement at saving millions comes in the form of a hearty ‘thank you’ to the US Administration for solving the 232-tariff …

What do you do when you list yourself as the official electric superbike supplier for MotoE but don’t have any electric machines of your own? You learn from someone else’s, apparently.  Ducati’s jump-starting their new role as MotoE supplier by checking out Energica’s previous race units for MotoE – and there’s been a teensy bit …

Facebook has been rebranding to Meta, but a motorcycle magazine has beat Facebook to the new handle on Instagram.  Let’s talk about it. According to The Star, Mark Zuckerberg announced last week (on October 28) that the Facebook brand would be reintegrating all their social media platforms – Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp, and others – under …

You should always wear gloves when riding—but with cooler temperatures and greater windchill on the way in the coming weeks, covering your hands is an absolute must. Fortunately, Revzilla has you covered with select motorcycle gloves over 30% off—see our favourites below, or click here for the whole list. Men’s Motorcycle Gloves Over 30% Off BILT Sprint …

With 2021’s United Nations Climate Change Conference UK now well underway, it’s only natural that such a large gathering would warrant safety patrolling. Electrek says that this conference is a big mile marker – the most important climate summit to date, in fact, since it “serves as the first official deadline for the Paris Agreement …

Motorcycle Ohio, a division of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, has just announced that a cool $2.5 million is currently available to government agencies and nonprofit organizations looking to provide motorcycle rider training to the masses.  The report from einPresswire states that the effort has been installed in retaliation to motorcycle fatalities and injuries …

When it comes to art, it doesn’t matter what niche the talent comes from – creativity is a flexible thing, so it’s not surprising to see inventions that work well on crossover collabs.  Here at wBW, we’ve seen lots of those projects funnel through the pipeline. We’ve covered tattoo artists’ collabs with custom shops to …