Finding a Good Home Most of us in the motorcycle world know the names Zack Courts and Ari Henning. They’re the two long-time journalists at Motorcyclist Magazine, who have entertained and informed us for years now. After a short time with MotorTrend, the duo and Spenser Robert—the man behind the scenes who makes the camera …

A New Way To Get Around on a Triumph Electric motorcycles are going to become more prevalent with major manufacturers, but before we see those, many seem to be turning to e-bikes, as in bicycles. Triumph recently revealed its first e-bike ever, the Trekker GT. This marks the first of what could be a new …

A World Champion Racer You’ll find few men as impressive as the MotoGP legend Carlo Ubbiali. He won nine World Championships. He passed away at the age of 90 from respiratory problems, according to Motociclismo. Born in 1929, Ubbiali was a much-loved Italian racer and is often remembered for his track battles with Tarquinio Provini. …

BMW Has Been Making GS Motorcycles For Decades Of all of BMW’s bikes, the R 80 GS might be the most important. It’s the bike that essentially created the adventure-touring segment. When it came out, it was a bit of an odd duck, but that was partly because people didn’t realize that by compromising a …

Background One of the most fun things about getting a new motorcycle is modifying and accessorizing it to make it your own. I’ve had my Ducati Scrambler Icon for a little over a year now. After the initial break-in phase I started adding a few of my own touches. First, some comfort features like a …

With Fewer Than Five Miles On It Harley-Davidson has a history of racing in TT races, hill climbs, road racing, and more. When we think Harley now we think big slow cruisers, but the company used to have some killer and fast machines. This 1950 Harley-Davidson Daytona Racer is just that—a killer racing machine—and it’s …

The New Norton Begins to Emerge Stuart Garner ran Norton Motorcycles into the ground, opening the door for TVS Motors to buy the company and start rebuilding. One of the company’s first moves was to appoint John Russell, formerly of Harley-Davidson and Land Rover, to the Interim CEO position with the brand.  According to MoreBikes, …

The Naked Bike From Noale: 2020 Aprilia Shiver 900 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Aprilia’s street smart Shiver 900 returns for 2020, bringing a touch of everyday sensibility to their 900cc range. Though it styles itself as a naked-sport machine, the Shiver 900 actually takes more of its styling cues from the …

The End Of An Era: The Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The aptly named 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is Ducati’s final farewell model that celebrates the end of an era. It’s the last outing for Ducati’s largest displacement twin-cylinder Superquadro engine since the top-tier Panigale …

What You Get When You Cross an Africa Twin With a PCX Scooters have never been a big favorite in the U.S. They’ve always played second fiddle to motorcycles, and are even sometimes looked on with disdain from motorcycle riders. This is, of course, silly of anyone who rides, and the Honda ADV150 is here …

2020 Thruxton 1200 RS Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Thruxton 1200 RS is a brand new motorcycle for 2020, and an evolution of the Thruxton models of present and past. The RS takes the cafe racer DNA of the Thruxton 1200 R and injects it with memories of the many …

The Only Benefit of Coronavirus People across the globe are staying inside, sometimes due to mandates by local and national governments. This has removed tons of traffic from the road and halted all sorts of industry work. While this isn’t good for the economy, it is good for the environment. According to the Los Angeles …

Stupid Power The Suzuki Hayabusa is known for being a super-fast machine, and one that some love and others don’t. The motorcycle you see above is one that’s hard not to like. It’s a World Land Speed Record holder. It was engineered by Mick Ellis of BDR Performance and it is for sale, according to …

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 …

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 …

Comoto’s First Los Angeles-Based Media Production Team You probably know Ari Henning, Zack Courts and Spenser Robert’s work from Motorcyclist Magazine, MotorTrend, and more. These guys have a long history of working in motorcycle media, and they craft some of the most entertaining content out there. This is a big move for Comoto and its …

A First for Triumph Triumph Motorcycles, the venerable British motorcycle company, will move production of all of its volume production models to Thailand, according to Motorcycle News. This is the first time in the company’s long history that it will move all regular production abroad. In the UK, the company will continue to build around …

Challis, Idaho…  Have you heard of it? Maybe it’s just me who hasn’t, I’m not sure.  What I know now is that I can’t wait to go back to visit in 2020 so I can enjoy virtually unlimited, prototypical adventure motorcycle riding trails in the area. At the same time, I’ll participate in another Cow …

The Super Limited Edition 2020 Aprilia RSV4 X Is Here Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Limited to just 10 exclusive units, this is the Aprilia RSV4 X, an incredibly powerful and lightweight sports bike that sets a new benchmark for sports performance. Designed and constructed using years of Aprilia’s racing experience, the …

The helmet in the photo above was run over by another motorcycle at high speed during a race. The wearer walked away without sustaining a head injury. Take a moment to let that soak in. I’m often asked by people who know I test riding gear which helmet to buy or which is the best. …

2020 Yamaha YZF-R6 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha YZF-R6 was introduced in the 1999 model year, passing through many generations until reaching today’s 2020 model. Historically, it has been one of the best selling and most recognizable sub-1000cc supersport bikes, and we also think it’s one of the best looking …

2020 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic utilizes the Softail design to make a bike that looks like it just rolled out of the history books. It’s only after you take another look that you realize this is a modern Harley with modern engineering and …

2020 Kawasaki Z H2 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 is all new for the 2020 model year. Developed after demand for a naked version of the H2R and the Ninja H2, the Z H2 shares the same supercharged 998 inline 4, but detuned slightly 200 crank HP …

2020 Yamaha TW200 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Yamaha TW200 is a strange but successful motorcycle, having been in production since 1987. Throughout that storied history, the same engine has been used with only a few modifications, a 196cc 2 valve single that produces 16 crank HP and 11 lbs-ft …

Subtle Upgrades For The 2020 Honda Gold Wing Tour Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Honda Gold Wing Tour has a few cool upgrades for the New Year, but if you’re expecting a completely overhaul then prepare to be disappointed. The Gold Wing line’s upgrades might not be as significant or …

This Is the First-Ever of its Kind Awarded Arai has made history by winning the Fedreation Internaitonale de Motocyclisme’s (FIM) first-ever Nicolas Rodeil del Valle gold medal for safety. The award has been given before for “two-wheel racing activities and management of business,” but it has never been awarded for safety equipment to a gear …

Two Models are Featured The new James Bond trailer recently dropped and there are Triumph motorcycles in the film. Two different models. There’s the all-new Tiger 900 and the Scrambler 1200 XE. In the film cars and motorcycles play a prominent role. There are the usual Aston Martin vehicles, but there’s also the Triumph rides. …

Small Upgrades For The 2020 Honda Gold Wing Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Honda’s flagship touring motorcycle returns for 2020 with a small package of new updates to guarantee you a comfortable cruise, whether you’re riding for 20 miles or 200. The GL1800 Gold Wing is undoubtedly one of Honda’s most popular …

A Connected Electric Motorcycle The Ultraviolette F77 from India has been officially unveiled. The company has teased the bike a couple of times, and I covered the bike a while back. The teasers looked wonderful. Now the company has a real-deal motorcycle and it, too, looks pretty good, though not as good as the teaser.  …

Video Review Introduction If that video from Royal Enfield isn’t enough to make you want to ride these bikes, I’m afraid the motorcycle rider part of your soul must be dead. The only way to resurrect it is to take one of these retro-styled bikes from India out for a few hours of unbridled two-wheeled …

A Middle-Weight Machine from Italy Moto Morini isn’t as well known as it once was, but the motorcycle brand has an important history dating back to 1936. The company is continuing to revamp and that comes with new models at EICMA 2019, according to Motociclismo. It seems the company will reveal a new platform on …

How Many Times Can You Tease It, Kawasaki? Kawasaki is on a teasing rampage with this new Z H2 bike. The company has a new Z supercharged motorcycle that is about to come out in case you missed the last two teasers. The third teaser video, which I’ve included below actually shows the motorcycle or …

Is It Really a Museum? Yamaha has a rich history and the company wants to showcase that history at various spots in Europe. The company has a new museum to help it do that. It officially opened the museum on September 25, 2019. It is called the Yamaha Motor Collection Hall, and it’s the first …

Introduction In seeking a replacement for a well-aged Bell Mag 9 Sena (less the Sena) three-quarter helmet that was used primarily to testing Bluetooth systems, we were on the lookout for something similar but with some updated features and a better build. And in checking the wBW review listings, coverage of LS2 products has indeed …

There’s always a lot of talk among riders about helmet safety, and it is inevitable in those conversations that Snell gets referenced. If you’re speaking to modular helmets specifically, the reference is usually along the lines of “Snell doesn’t test or certify modular helmets”. But that isn’t exactly true. In Jim’s recent review of the …

A Detailed Look at the Iconic Brand If there’s one scooter I could have in my shed, it’d be a Vespa. The brand is iconic. It’s scooters retain their value better than any other vehicle on the road today, and while it would never replace my want or need for a legit motorcycle, I could …

Introduction One never has enough riding gear, and this includes gloves, of all types and purpose. Gloves are, to degrees, like helmets in reflecting specific functionality and application along with a helping of personality and, hopefully, equal regard for personal protective gear safety. In doing my usual scoping of the goodies in the accessory department …

Head Shape Analysis Simpson doesn’t list any shape for the helmet on their site, but Revzilla calls it “Neutral Oval” which I take to mean something between Round Oval and Intermediate Oval. I would agree with that or say that it has a definite Round Oval bias to it since it fits my Round Oval …

Dreams The phrase “a dream come true” sounds cliche and trite when used to describe a vacation, but it’s completely on target in this case. I’ve always wanted to go riding in Europe and the opportunity unexpectedly fell right into my lap recently. The Genesis of the Plan A few months ago a couple of …

A Brief Overview Unlike some owners, I don’t use my bike for commuting to and from work. Many owners do. Nope mine is just for recreation, so after a year the 1,956 miles amassed to date are just fun miles. There are plenty of articles, forums, and videos about the Sur Ron Light Bee. I …