The name Honda has been synonymous with motorcycles since 1948 when Honda Soichiro formalized the Honda Technical Research Institute into the Honda Motor Company. The very first motorcycle Honda made in 1949 was technically a motorized bicycle, the Honda Type A, with the second model, the Type D, becoming the first true Honda motorcycle with …

There’s nothing quite like a track day. We all know the bikes under us are capable of great speeds, exhilarating acceleration, and lean angles that would make a Michael Jackson “Smooth Criminal” dancer jealous. We also all know, or at least should know, that such things are not entirely legal, or safe, on the public …

The 125 We All Need Honda’s Mini-Moto lineup is getting pretty awesome. The company has the Grom, Monkey, Super Cub and now the CT125. The company showed off a concept of the bike not long ago, and now Motorcycle.com has spotted some design filings that show the production version of the motorcycle. As expected, it …

Looks Finished If you’re anxiously awaiting the new V4 Multistrada from Ducati, then I have good news! Sorry, it’s not quite ready yet, but the bike was spotted out testing, according to MoreBikes. The motorcycle honestly looks more or less finished. The bike that was spotted was wearing a camo wrap to hide the specifics, …

A New Modular From Shark Shark makes some top-quality modular helmets. They’re quite unique, too. The chin bar flips up and all the way out of the way to the back of the helmet, allowing you to easily wear the helmet as an open face lid if you’d like. The company recently added a new …

Whiskey and Bikes Indian Motorcycle announced its fifth collaboration motorcycle with the whiskey maker Jack Daniels. The company will reveal a new limited-edition motorcycle at the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. It is unclear exactly what the new bike will be but some teaser images released by the company showcase some specifics. The …

LR Stands for Long Range Dual-sport machines aren’t usually equipped with huge gas tanks and many guys take these bikes way off into the wilderness. Range anxiety can be a factor. Husqvarna is aware of this and has now released a long-range 701 Enduro. The LR version of the bike gets a bigger gas tank …

Upgrading Harley Tech A lot of you know that Harley has a pretty nice infotainment system in its new bikes. The company released the Boom Box GTS in 2019, and it was compatible with iPhones, connecting them to Apple CarPlay. Now Harley has announced that all of its 2021 Touring, CVO, and Trike models will …

This is Far From Over The Norton Motorcycles collapse is a sad state of affairs. Now MPs from the Work and Pensions Committee have written to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) about what happened. In a letter to the regulator, the committee says the following, according to MoreBikes: “The arrangement began in 2012. Could The Pensions …

It Bruises so to Speak Yamaha is looking straight to science fiction for this latest patent spotted by MoreBikes. The company has a carbon fiber framed motorcycle that can detect any time the bike is damaged. MoreBikes says the bike essentially bruises. This can be helpful for identifying where, how, and if the damage is …

2020 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC is a limited edition Triumph Factory Classic motorcycle, as only 750 will ever be made. Based on the standard 2020 Rocket 3 R, the TFC will make 180 HP and 165 lbs-ft of torque from its …

2020 Triumph Thruxton TFC Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Triumph Thruxton TFC is a limited edition Triumph Factory Classic motorcycle, as only 750 will ever be made. Based on the standard 2020 Thruxton R, the TFC has a liquid-cooled 270 degree crank 1200cc parallel twin that puts out 109 HP …

One of the Best Harleys Ever Harley-Davidson will likely be extra motivated for the American Flat Track racing season in 2020. It’s the 50th anniversary of the legendary XR750. In 1970, the company changed dirt track racing with the introduction of the XR750 flat tracker. The bike replaced the KR and went on to be …

And Matching Gear You may have heard of Saroléa the company had a bike called the Manx7 that it released in 2018. Now the company has a new bike called the N60 MM.01. Horrible name, I know, but it has some things that will pique your interest. The fully electric motorcycle looks like a Saroléa …

The Electric Start for Honda I’ve been waiting for one of the big Japanese bike manufacturers to really get into electric bikes, and now it seems Honda Motorcycle and Scooter of India will be one of the first. With all motorcycle companies taking a serious look at electric motorcycles and scooters, it only makes sense. …

The Complete Specs With the reveal of the Cleveland CycleWerks Falcon electric motorcycle just around the corner on March 20th, the company is teasing and showcasing things about the bike all the time. Recently the entire spec sheet for the Falcon 01 and Falcon BLK appeared on the company’s website.  In case you didn’t hear …

In the Transportation Sector I recently reported on the fact that Cake has a new, more affordable version of its Kalk motorcycle. It’s called the Kalk INK. Well, its work must be paying off. Now one of the company’s communicaitons folks has shared with me that it was named one of Fast Company’s list of …

Get Ready for Some KTM Engineering The Bajaj Dominar 250 BS6 was teased by the company in a short 13-second-long video. The teaser doesn’t actually show the bike or tell you anything about it other than the fact that it is “coming soon.” With that said, there’s plenty of things I can say about the …

Two Cool Things Combine The Native Moto Adventures has decided to launch a special five-day Quail version of the company’s Highway 1 ride. This new ride will include a VIP pass for a full day at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering near San Francisco. Riders will spend three full days of zooming along the Pacific coast …

A Good Contender From China You probably haven’t heard of Zontes. The motorcycle company is from China, and now the company has released a rendering of a new 800cc motorcycle that could come in 2022. The motorcycle has a triple engine and a naked design. The rendering is a pretty darn good-looking motorcycle.  If Zontes …

58% Off Should Get Your Attention Every week, I take a look at the deals out there and pull together some of the best ones to help you find gear at a reasonable price. This week, I noticed that Revzilla had slashed prices on all kinds of AGV lids. This means you can get yourself …

A Surprisingly Competent Machine I wouldn’t recommend you buy a motorcycle sight unseen off of a website, but that’s exactly what the guys at Bikes and Beards did. They bought a sportbike from Amazon, specifically the most expensive sportbike on the website they could find that was street legal. It was $2,495 The motorcycle arrived …

That’s About as Long as I Want to Wait Filling up a gas tank is quick and easy. Recharging a battery … not so much. One of the biggest hurdles for electric motorcycles has been charge times. That could change. Enevate claims its batteries will be able to recharge in as little as five minutes …

The Big Cruiser Is Coming Soon The BMW R18 concept bikes have everyone excited for what is to come, and there have been some leaks about what the production bike will actually look like and BMW has made a few different concepts (one is shown above), but now some official information from BMW points to …

Protecting Animals and World Heritage Sites Rally for Rangers is a nonprofit started by a former U.S. National Park Ranger. The program seeks to stop the illegal poaching of endangered species and protect amazing places like world heritage sites. The nonprofit delivers motorcycles to national parks around the globe so that the personnel there can …

2020 Rocket 3 GT & R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Rocket 3 GT and Rocket 3 R both share the same engine, a 2,458cc inline triple that produces 165 HP and 163 lbs-ft of torque. Both motorcycles also both use the same 6-speed transmission that is hydraulically assisted due …

2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Roadmaster Elite is Indian’s top of the line touring motorcycle. As with all Roadmaster models, the Elite is powered by the Thunder Stroke 116 v-twin with 126 lbs-ft of torque, but on the Elite, it has special red highlights hand-painted on. …

2020 Indian Roadmaster Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Roadmaster is a touring motorcycle that has been honed to perfection through years of evolution and development. Powered by a Thunder Stroke 116 engine, there is more than enough torque at 126 lbs-ft to be able to conquer any highway, interstate, …

2020 Indian Chieftain Elite Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Chieftain Elite is, quite simply, the best Chieftain you can get. No compromises, no corners cut, no detail to minute. Powered by the Thunder Stroke 116 v-twin, the Elite has 126 lbs-ft of torque and isn’t afraid to use every …

2020 Indian Challenger Limited Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Challenger Limited is the top of the line spec for the Challenger lineup. Sharing with both other models, the Limited is powered by the same 1,770 cc, liquid-cooled 60-degree v-twin PowerPlus engine developing 122 HP and 128 lbs-ft of torque. …

2020 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse brings the attitude packed alongside all the amenities of the Roadmaster. Powered by the Thunder Stroke 116 v-twin, the Dark Horse has the same 126 lbs-ft of torque, but a more rowdy exhaust note. Standard amenities …

An Interesting Take on the Electric Dirt Bike Called by the company the lightest and most agile electric dirt bike on the market, the Torp Bike is a unique machine. The bike looks like a mashup of a dirt bike and a beefy e-bike. The bike is designed to be lightweight and to have mountain-bike-like …

Taking the Sportbike Further BMW’s M Performance Parts offers accessories for BMW Motorrad models, and now the BMW S 1000 RR is getting a line of parts. The idea behind the parts according to BMW is to “enhance the driving dynamics of the new S 1000 RR not only for road use but especially on …

A New GPS for Riders Garmin’s zūmo family of products just got a new addition. The company built this one with motorcyclists in mind, and no just any motorcyclists, specifically the ones that like to ride both on the road and off. The zūmo XT is what it’s called, and you might want to check …

The Affordable Scout Bobber Not long ago, I reported on the fact that Indian would have a new and more affordable Scout Bobber in 2020. Now the company has officially unveiled that motorcycle, and as expected, it looks pretty good. Basically, this bike takes the Scout Sixty engine and makeup and then makes it a …

Get Ready to Drain Your Bank Account The only 1965 Ducati 125cc four-cylinder GP motorcycle in existence will be auctioned off at the Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale on April 25 and 26. The bike is obviously an extremely sought after bike because it is the only one ever made. It is expected to bring a …

Another Place to Rent I reported a while back about Hertz, and it’s new motorcycle rental program called Hertz Ride. At the time of that article, I said that the company would be expanding operations as time went on. Well, now there’s a Long Beach California location.  The company opened up the new location on …

Wanna Ride Some Yamaha Motorcycles? If you’re going to go to the Daytona Bike Week, you’ll have a unique opportunity to ride the 2020 Yamaha lineup. The company is offering demo rides and a couple of other unique events during Bike Week. The week runs from March 6 to March 15. That’s plenty of time …

RE Back to Winning Royal Enfield saw sales slip for 36 consecutive months, but the numbers for February put the company back in the green. The real question is if the company can keep this positive momentum rolling as 2020 continues. I reported the other day that India’s motorcycle market was down again overall. However, …