A New World Record Holder Vicki Golden becomes the first woman to be the world record holder of the firewall record. She rode her Indian FTR 1200 S through 13 of the firewalls in order to do so. Golden’s record-setting attempt went off without a hitch. She made it look easy. “Riding is my passion, …

Introduction When I was a kid my Dad used to race motorcycles around rough dirt tracks in the middle of pastures on Sunday afternoons. They called them ‘scrambles’ and they rode mostly cobbled together minimalist European bikes the riders re-built themselves. The only stock bike in the crowd was owned by a rich guy wearing …

Introduction When it comes to armor for motorcycle riders, Knox is likely a familiar name. Knox not only produces standalone protectives and armor for over two dozen motorcycle apparel manufacturers but they also have their own line of jackets, pants, and gloves. Some of which we’ve even reviewed at wBW here. Knox was established back …

I’ve Fallen Prey To A Bell SRT Modular Predator First Impression & Fitment I’ve just finished reviewing 3 successive helmets that all (to varying degrees) hurt my head to wear. All of them were shaped too narrow for my Round Oval skull. Thankfully relief came in the form of this Bell SRT Modular lid that …

Quick Specs $499 / Intermediate Oval (Neutral bias) / 3.83lbs / 1,737g Note: NEXX provided this X.VILITUR at no cost for the purpose of this review. NEXX’s First Modular is a Good One Hot off the heels of my SCHUBERTH C4 Pro review is NEXX’s first-ever modular helmet, the long-awaited X.Vilitur. Priced at $499, it …

It’ll Happen on July 7 Want to ride a motorcycle through a set of wooden walls that are set on fire? Me neither, but apparently that’s what Vicki Golden, four-time X Games medalist, plans to do. Golden will attempt to set a new Fire Wall world record at the Evel Live 2 event on July …

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 …

Introduction Years ago, GoPro essentially created the action camera market by offering small and lightweight devices that could take a beating and deliver good quality video. Since that time, many other players have stepped into the “action camera” arena including Sony, Garmin, and others. A large majority of action cameras followed GoPro’s lead and designed …

Makes You Want to Buy One, No? Ducati took part in some good old branding masturbation recently on YouTube. The company posted a video simply titled “This is our story” and the video touches on all aspects of the company’s history and even looks to the future. It does it all in under two minutes. …

Introduction I have handled a good variety of motorcycle helmets since I started riding in the early ’90s. I’m therefore a bit surprised to realize I’d never owned or tested a helmet from AGV. As part of my review process, I always read up on the manufacturer, even if I’m pretty familiar with them, in …

Some Proper Racing Tires for Your Small Bike We’re not the only one noticing a major shift in the motorcycle industry towards smaller bikes. Pirelli will add some new sizes for its Diablo Superbike tire lineup so that entry-level sized sportbikes can have some legit racing slicks to add to their bike.  According to a …

It’s Ready to Race According to a new report on Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme’s (FIM) website, the Bell Pro Star ECE is the first helmet from the manufacturer to pass the racing federation’s tests. FIM Helmet Standard FRHPhe-01 is supposed to be the toughest to pass. That means the Pro Star ECE is one of the safest helmets …

The KLR650-A was unveiled in 1987, replacing the smaller KLR600 and becoming the monster of the Japanese dual sports. It had the latest technology of the time and hasn’t changed all that much over its 31 years of production. It is amazing to think that it’s production life spanned such a long time considering there …

Riding gloves are for more than just protection. Gloves are the interface point between one’s hands and the majority of controls on a motorcycle. The front brake, the throttle, the clutch, and of course steering input are all transmitted from the hands to these various controls with gloves sitting in between them. Good quality riding …

Tuk Tested What Does Tuk Tested Mean? These gloves have been tested more thoroughly than any other piece of gear in WBW history to date (that I’m aware of). I just returned from a 5600-mile adventure ride while using the Atomic gloves mostly on the way home because the weather turned very hot in that …

Tuk Tested What Does Tuk Tested Mean? These pants have been tested more thoroughly than any other piece of gear in WBW history to date (that I’m aware of). I just returned from a 5600-mile adventure ride while using the Alter Ego 13 pants the whole way. Beginning from my home in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada …

Tuk Tested What does Tuk Tested mean? This helmet has been tested more thoroughly than any other piece of gear in WBW history to date (that I’m aware of). I just returned from a 5600-mile adventure ride while using the RKT-25 helmet. Beginning from my home in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada it ranged all the way …

Tuk Tested What exactly does “Tuk Tested” entail, you might ask? This jacket has been tested more thoroughly than any other piece of gear in WBW history to date (that I’m aware of). I just returned from a 5600-mile adventure ride while using the Ballistic 14 jacket. Beginning from my home in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada …

Introduction Over the past several years I’ve reviewed a lot of jeans designed for the motorcycle rider. Most of these follow a similar formula which includes a cotton denim outer shell with an interior lining that uses a type of abrasion resistant material. Most often the abrasion resistant material is Kevlar but I’ve also seen …

Background It’s been forever since I’ve ridden my motorcycle. Between the bitterly cold, snowy weather and some minor health issues, I haven’t been on my bike since October. I’m definitely feeling the loss. I’ve had this vague sense of depression for the last month and I’ve been dreaming about riding with increasing frequency. To fill …

On June 11th this year I will set out from Dawson City, Yukon on a 1000 mile motorcycle adventure. There is so much to look forward to seeing and experiencing on this trip. I’ve been meticulously planning it for months now and travelling in this part of the world at this particular time is going …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: Roland Sands Mojave, Forma Swift Flows, Merlin Charge Cruiser boots are purpose-built riding boots that offer all of the protection of other types of riding boots but in a relaxed format that focuses equally on comfort both on and off a bike. Cruiser riders want a …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Joe Rocket Alter Ego, First gear Rush Air, Cortech Dino The V-Twin/Cruiser Jacket is the jacket of choice for the purest rider who is looking for comfort and function without all of the flash and gizmos that can be found on the race style jackets. …

Summary The Golden Eagle Sport sunglasses provide quality glare and brightness combined with slim and lightweight frame. They are designed to be comfortable for long periods of time when wearing a helmet or over-the-ear headphones. Introduction My history with eyeglasses goes all the way back to first grade. Then at age sixteen I started wearing …

Two motorcycle-centric shirts with differing appearances and design approaches to achieve similar goal, functionality and improving rider comfort. Functionality is not set aside for the sake of comfort as both shirts have features designed to make them useful for the motorcycle rider on both short and longer rides. They also can be handy for non-two-wheeled …

Ducati GT1000 Blog Welcome to my GT1000 blog!  The most recent entries are entered in order from latest to oldest on this page (below). As the page fills up, I move the older articles to Blog Page 2 and hopefully there will be many more! Still in process: I still need to install the Scotchcal paint protection …

1968 ½ Royal Enfield Interceptor “Custovation” How We Met Sometimes bikes find owners when they meet on the showroom floor. Sometimes they meet in a dimly lit garage with an odor of oil and gasoline in the air. This Rockers life story has none of that. It’s about patience and determination that lead to its …

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DUCATI 999 MOTORCYCLE The new Ducati 999 is the motorcycle of the future. It is the most advanced, highest performance production twin-cylinder motorcycle ever produced at the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale, Bologna, Italy. Moreover, the Ducati 999 is a powerful symbol that encompasses the history of Ducati racing and represents the evolution of the …

Ducati Substitute Oil Filters and a Multistrada 620 Oil and Filter Change Editor’s Note:  Most of the information you’ll need to change the oil and filter on a Ducati Multistrada can be found in my Ducati Oil and Filter Change article. After a year or so of ownership, I had changed the oil and filter on the …

Ducati Announces the 848 Superbike! The Ducati Superbike family for 2008 features two important changes: the introduction of the light and nimble 848 and for all those who demand the maximum performance, the 1098 R that will take part in the 2008 World Superbike Championship. The priority in every step of the new Ducati Superbike development has …

Ducati Announces New Monster S4Rs NEW!  2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore photos below! The Monster S4Rs is a bike without compromise, a true superbike in every way.  Only the full fairing has been removed.  Nothing else has been sacrificed. All the legendary Superbike power and character of the potent desmodromic Testastretta engine remains.  The new, …

Passing the Torch From Grandfather to Grandson It was Fall of 2003 at the Tokyo Motor Show and Ducati announced its plans to introduce theSportClassic line of L-Twins. “Motorcycles that capture the essential beauty, timeless style and emotion of the original Ducati sport bikes of the 1970’s.” read the press release. “Even though they reflect the …

Moto Guzzi announced the California Vintage touring motorcycle, the newest in a line that stretches back 35 years to the original V7 California, introduced in 1971. The California Vintage is, by design, reminiscent of the Moto Guzzi California Police motorcycles used by ( you guessed it) California Motor Officers in years gone by. It has …

The twin-cylinder Scrambler adds a new twist to the Modern Classics range. A fresh take on Triumph’s past, the Scrambler is a redefinition of the bikes made famous by 50’s thrill-seekers such as Steve McQueen into a contemporary urban context. A ‘do anything, go anywhere’ kind of bike, inspired in part by the relaxed culture …

Husqvarna Nuda 900 and Nuda 900R BMW owns Husqvarna, a motorcycle brand probably best known for its off-road bikes. Husqvarna introduced the Mille 3 concept (report) at the 2010 EICMA show, which was a hint at things to come. A Husqvarna streetbike range will allow BMW to expand their styling horizons and perhaps attract owners who would …

The Ducati Desmosedici Project: From Track to Road Without a shadow of doubt, courage, ambition, pride, ingenuity and heritage all form the basis of the Ducati Desmosedici project.  This important venture has simultaneously marked the return of Ducati to the MotoGP World Championship, and enabled the company to confirm its tradition of manufacturing successful, high-performance, …

Triumph Motorcycles Celebrates 50 Years of the Iconic Bonneville Belstaff and Ewan McGregor mark the occasion with a bespoke design – Newnan, GA, May, 2008: Britain’s legendary motorcycle manufacturer, Triumph, is steeped in the history of motorcycling yet remains at the forefront of engineering with some of the most sophisticated production facilities in the world. …

Blue-Job Chrome Polish Review Our recent review of Blue Away motorcycle exhaust blue remover brought several emails from webBikeWorld visitors, all recommending Blue Job chrome polish as an alternative. We quickly ordered a container and came to the realization yet again that it’s better not to be too obsessed with removing that blue color on …

BMW S 1000 RR Launch in Malaysia How many times in a lifetime do you get to ride (flog) the flagship model of a renowned manufacturer? A huge name, established in motorsports and one that recently debuted to a credible start in the World SuperBike Championships? A bike, with so many technological features, being offered …