Production Could Begin in 2022 It looks like KTM and Bajaj will be putting out some electric motorcycles soon, and I’m pretty excited about that. Motofire, recently reported that the companies plan on producing some electric motorcycles or scooters with power around three to 10 kW, which equates to about four to 13 hp. That …

It Wants to Stop Motorcycle Fatalities Altogether There are a lot of innovative ideas when it comes to motorcycle safety right now, but Damon Motorcycles wants to take things up a notch. The company secured $2.5 million in funding, according to RideApart, to build an electric motorcycle that uses cameras, sensors, and alert systems to …

Two Weird Little Concepts Might Go To Production Honda showed off some small-displacement motorcycles in Milan as concepts that many people, including me, thought were pretty dang cool. There was the CB125X, which was a little adventure-style motorcycle, and the CB125M, which was a motard-inspire motorcycle. Well, now it seems these could become real motorcycles …

It Looks a Lot Like The Spy Shots Aprilia is adding a new middleweight contender to its lineup with the RS 660. The company released a concept version of the motorcycle at the EICMA in 2018. The company has been working on its bike ever since. There have been one or two sightings of this …

Background It’s been a long, tough winter here in the heartland. Record snowfall and record flooding have kept us indoors and dampened our spirits. I can’t remember a time when I’ve longed for Spring more than this year. So I was very excited when the GMAX OF77 helmet arrived at my doorstep, heralding the beginning …

When it comes to the Women’s Automag 2 jacket,  ICON Motosports claims, “We understand the core needs of the street-focused rider.” They aren’t lying. The jacket does many things and does them all well, which is a rare find for a price under $250. The Automag 2 doesn’t just perform well, it also looks the …

Stepping Up Its Two-Wheel Game If you live in almost any major city across the U.S. You’ve likely seen the electric stand up scooters that people can rent with their smartphone. These scooters offer some personal transportation around urban environments at a low cost. Well, one of the bigger companies out there offering these scooters …

That’s a Major Milestone Harley-Davidson isn’t exactly having a good year, and it hasn’t performed well for the last several years. With its target demographic aging quickly and a big question mark on its future, the company has to reposition itself. With that said, the motorcycle company still sells a lot of motorcycles. Some good …

It’s a C1-Style Roof The company recently patented a roof style for its C Evolution electric scooter that is reminiscent of the C1 it sold in the early 2000s. Motorcycle.com spotted the patent and shared the info. The roof is a modular design, meaning BMW could make multiple versions of its C Evolution scooter. This …

Learn to Ride Better Dainese wants to get people riding and have them become especially proficient at it. The company has a Dainese Experience where you can sign up to learn from the best at the racetrack or on the road. Recently, Dainese offered its experience at the Misano circuit. That was a success, so …

Helmets, Jackets, Pants, and More While this week’s deals aren’t as good as the helmet deals that Revzilla offered for Memorial Day—some of which are still going by the way—there are still some good deals this week. I’ve dug through the sale items to round up the five best options. With the highest markdown coming …

Gnarly Routes Do It in Under 43 Minutes The Five Miles of Hell dirt bike trail in Utah is one of the toughest routes you’ll find. It’s well-known for being one of the most difficult off-road motorcycle routes in the entire country. The guys at Gnarly Routes decided to take on the trail and see …

Get Ready for a Middleweight Africa Twin There have been previous Honda Africa Twin rumors, but those were about a bigger version of the bike. A new rendering of the possible upcoming CRF850L has surfaced at a Japanese publication, suggesting Honda will go the other way. DriveMag Riders recently showcased the rendering. The Japanese publication …

Introduction Arai helmets. Anyone who has taken the time to study the process that goes into making an Arai helmet will no doubt agree that they make helmet production into an artform. From the handmade shells to the solid operation of moving parts like vents and visors, Arai helmets are definitely a class leader when it …

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 …

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 …

There are hundreds of electric motorcycle and trike startups and real deal companies around the world right now. Electric motorcycle technology is booming, and there’s a lot to love about the technology and the possibilities for the future. With that said, there’s no way all of these companies will survive. According to Startup Genome, more …

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 …

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 …

It Looks Pretty Good Ducati has a new V-twin motorcycle in the works. It’s a new Panigale model, more specifically the “baby” Panigale. Motorcyclist Magazine, among other outlets, recently shared some images of the new bike shot by BMH Images. The spy shots reveal some interesting tidbits, but there’s still a lot of questions and …

The CEO Hints It Will Happen Husqvarna has had a couple of good years recently. The KTM-owned company has some new bikes and a reasonable amount of buzz around them and the brand in general. It will be interesting to see how it develops over time and adds more products. KTM’s CEO Stefan Pierer recently …

Indian Motorcycle’s New Flat Track Racers If there’s one thing Indian Motorcycle has done well, it’s killing it at the flat track races. The company has raced the FTR 750 there with great success, and now it wants to do the same with the FTR 1200. The FTR 1200 Hooligan bikes you see above are …

A Promising-Looking Electric Bike There’s a lot to love about new and upcoming electric motorcycles. The technology is genuinely exciting and although the vast majority of the electric bikes out there lack the range, power, and short charge times that people are looking for, they’re quickly getting closer to being at the point where they …

An Effort to Keep Brick and Mortar Around Even with all the fantastic return policies found at motorcycle gear retailers, some folks are hesitant to buy something they have not yet tried on. Cycle Gear wants to change that. According to Adventure Rider, the company has now rolled out online gear reservations, which will make …

Inspired by Past Dakar Rally Dainese has a new collection of gear that’s inspired by the Dakar Rally’s history. The collection seeks to honor an idolize the original heroes of the Paris-Dakar rallies of old. The collection has undeniable retro-inspiration, but it’s blended with modern style and modern materials and technology. I’d venture to say …

A European-Made Harley? Matt Levatich, the CEO of Harley-Davidson, went on CNBC’s Squawk Alley and said that his company may need to start building bikes in Europe if it wants to continue selling them there. According to Motorcycle News, the tariffs hitting Harley imposed by the Trump administration are at 31 percent. In two years, …

A Concept Bike That Looks Ready for Production Based on the Hypermotard 950, this concept bike from Ducati appeared at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The motorcycle dominated the concept category and managed to come away with the top prize. Ducati’s Hypermotard 950 Concept blends Moto GP graphics and styling to make the bike …

Harley Finally Makes a Smart Move While I think Harley-Davidson’s electric motorcycle plan for the future might pay off a decade or so down the road, I think the company has made some poor decisions for the last decade or so. Recently, it’s been doing some questionable things. Now, it’s made the right move. According …

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 …

Taking the Katana Up a Level or Two Suzuki created a new Katana, which by most accounts is one heck of a good motorcycle. Now, it seems the company will produce a Super Katana, according to MoreBikes. The Super Katana will be an “R” version of the new Katana and more aggressive overall and faster. …

Content Will Only Appear Online Now Bonnier Corporation chose to end the print version of Motorcyclist Magazine. Dealer News recently reported on the fact that the magazine will no longer put out a print publication. You’ll no longer be able to go into a convenience store and grab yourself a copy. The move to digital …

I’ve never ridden a big touring motorcycle from the Honda or Indian lineup of bikes. I have ridden and reviewed other bikes from Ducati, KTM, and Harley Davidson. Lately, the thought of branching out and seeing what I’ve been missing has germinated and even grown some strong roots. I feel like I might be missing …

Quick Specs $225 / Technomicro & Teflon mesh / Sizes 36 – 50 (EU), 6 – 16.5 (USA/CAN) Note: These SIDI Performer Air’s were provided at no-charge by their North American distributor, Motonation. A Solid Entrant in the Mid-Range Sport Boot Segment SIDI. By now you’ve surely heard all about them, but if you haven’t …

The 1,800cc Boxer Twin Is Coming BMW’s Concept R18 is the first concept bike to feature the massive 1,800cc engine. The engine in this bike is the big news for the company, but I can’t stop staring at the breathtaking motorcycle that lovely engine rests in. It looks almost comically large cradled in what pretends …

Some Killer Deals Out There I’m a big proponent of getting yourself the right gear, and I want you to buy it when it’s the most affordable, too. Memorial Day is a great time to take advantage of gear deals. Revzilla is currently offering some seriously good discounts on a wide variety of gear. Some …

Making You More Visible The designer Joe Doucet has an interesting design for a motorcycle helmet that makes a lot of sense. While most helmets focus on protecting you when you crash, his design works to actively prevent crashes from occurring. The helmet you see above has built-in lights near the bottom half of the …

Another State to Allow Helmet-less Riders? Missouri used to have a mandatory helmet law. It might not in the future due to the fact that lawmakers in the state repealed the old law and put in its place a law that would allow for riders over 18 with the proper insurance to ride without a …

Anything Under 150cc Power Will Need to be Electric The electric motorcycle revolution is something I talk about a lot. Now it seems India has plans to kick that into high gear for its market. As you probably know, India is a huge market for motorcycles and scooters. Most of their bikes are small displacement, …

Customize Your Moto Guzzi You might think that your Moto Guzzi V7 motorcycle is pure Italian perfection, but according to Rizoma, everything can be improved upon. The aftermarket parts company recently came out with a new collection for the Moto Guzzi V7 allowing you to take your beautiful Italian bike and make it into an …