The Aprilia Mana 850 GT has excellent handling and braking and good fuel economy. It also has an easy-to-live-with CVT transmission. So does this make it a city bike, or an upgraded type of scooter? Or, is it a basic all-around street bike? Background Who would refuse the loan of a brand-spanking-new motorcycle for a …

The word “irony” is often misused, but in this case, Webster’s classic definition is right on the money: “A state of affairs or events that is the reverse of what was or was to be expected. Search webBikeWorld and print every word related to cruisers and you wouldn’t have enough to fill a thimble. The …

Many of you might be thinking, “What is an avid superbike racer and sportbike enthusiast doing testing a Harley Davidson?” Harley is not exactly known for producing cutting edge sportbikes. Well, I would be lying if I didn’t say I also asked myself this exact thing. That is until I did some research on the …

Wider Is Better, Right? See the updated information at the end of this article regarding the tire sizes for the 1986 BMW R65 (and possibly other Airheads!) It won’t fit… or will it? It was that time again — the every-few-thousand-mile decision. New motorcycle tires!! My 1986 BMW R65 was ready for new skins. This …

Cortech vs. Carhartt Jeans Review Two pair enter, one pair leaves. Which will it be? We all want to be as comfortable as we can be when riding our motorcycles. And now with the weather warming up — here in the Northern Hemisphere anyway — the urge to quickly throw on a pair of blues …

Aprilia Mana 850 Review The Mana is a mid-displacement sports motorcycle with engine mapping modes and a unique Gear System that allows automatic or semi-automatic control of the drive system for sports performance. To some motorcycle purists, scooters either large or small, and by extension  two-wheelers that utilize similar technology will never be acceptable. For …

The Classic Metzeler Lasertec Back about, oh, 6 years ago, I replaced the tires on the 1986 BMW R65. Of course, being smarter than the BMW engineers, I knew better which size tires to choose. I wrote a long, boring and pompous article about it and ended up ignoring the advice of the owner’s manual, despite my …

Michelin Pilot Road 2 Motorcycle Tire Review Tires for the Multistrada already? The bike has only 1,500 miles on the clock, but I haven’t been very fond of the Pirelli Diablo tires that were fitted at the factory, and I wanted to try something new and different for the benefit of our readers. UPDATE: The …

The Kawasaki Versys The Kawasaki Versys Story Part 1: Kawasaki Versys Introduction and Review Part 2: Luggage and Accessories Part 3: Windscreen Part 4: Accessories for the Versys Part 5: New Tires for the Versys Part 6: Oxford HotGrips on the Versys Gear: Zeta Handguards and XC Deflector Kit Gear: FAMSA 260 Tank Bag & Pannier Set Versys Specs: Kawasaki Versys Info and Specs …

No-Mar Motorcycle Tire Changer Many of us do a lot of our own motorcycle maintenance and repair. The motivations for this are varied, but cost savings is probably the number one reason. I know it is for me! I’ve been an Automotive Technician for more years than I wish to remember, and it pains me …

Hayes Diversified Technologies is the designer and manufacturer of the Kawasaki KLR650-based M1030M1 JP8/Diesel Military Motorcycle. Hayes has now announced that due to overwhelming response, they will produce a limited run of diesel motorcycles for sale. Founded 1961 by Marvin Hayes Sr., Hayes has been providing diesel motorcycles and gas-fueled motorcycles and ATV’s to the …

Roadgear “Hi-Tec” Digital Tire Pressure Gauge The last thing you should be wondering about when you’re leaned over in a fast corner is whether or not the tires are inflated properly. It happens to me on occasion — out of nowhere, all of a sudden I catch myself wondering why the tires aren’t simply sliding …