Introduction Earlier this year I took a look at the Alpinestars SP Air gloves as an option for a protective hot-weather glove and they provided a good balance of protection versus ventilation. However, they had some other issues that kept me looking for another summer glove option. 2020 has not only been a year of …

Introduction Around May of 2018, a thread under the ADVrider Forums/Gear/Vendors regarding a Kickstarter campaign for a new CANbus interface device using a smartphone as the controller caught my eye but, I admittedly didn’t follow up at the time. Zoom forward to late last year…in revisiting a longish list of things to pursue as product …

Scooters Lead the Charge in the UK It appears that folks don’t want to ride in taxis and public transit anymore. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, they want to be alone, and in many cases on a scooter. According to Motorcycle News, scooter sales in the UK went up by 56.6 percent in …

New Bikes? Zero Motorcycles has recently filed some new trademarks, which hints at a few new models. According to Motorcycle.com, the company filed Zero DSR/X and Zero FXE trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for use with “Electric motorcycles; Motorcycles and structural parts therefor; Motorcycles for motocross.” This is the same language used …

It’s a 125cc Equivalent The Spanish scooter company Urbet has a new electric motorcycle called the Nura. The bike isn’t some high-powered crazy machine. It’s actually pretty mild, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  The bike is a 125cc equivalent. It is manufactured by Wuxi Dongma in China for Urbet. The bike features a …

How Many More Will Come? The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has concluded, and now we will see how many riders and attendees contracted COVID-19. The main concern surrounding the rally was the pandemic. A gathering as large as Sturgis is bound to cause issues, and now we’re seeing the beginning of those issues. According to the …

Updating The Dirt Gear Klim recently added new colors to all of its off-road gear lines. This means you have a new set of colorways for the Dakar, Mojave, and XC Lite gear lines. The Idaho-based company teased some of the new colors prior to the official release, but the company didn’t make it clear …

Here Comes RE’s EV There has been some speculation about whether or not Royal Enfield would build an electric motorcycle anytime soon. The CEO of the company Vinod Dasari recently made the situation clear in an interview with the publication Moneycontrol.  In that interview, Dasari said that an electric bike is certainly a possibility for …

A Unique Sport Touring Machine Are you looking for a complicated classic bike that is awesome but largely unloved? Then you need to check out this 1982 Honda CBX Supersport that’s for sale on Bring A Trailer. The bike has about 28,000 miles on the clock and appears to be in excellent condition, kitted out …

Yamaha Will Answer the Call In a recent interview with Motociclismo, Yamaha’s Product Communications Manager for Yamaha Italy Fabrizio Corsi said that Yamaha would build a Tenere 300 if customers said that they wanted it.  He pointed to the fact that the BMW G 310 GS and the KTM 390 Adventure have both been well-received …

Sounds Like a Good Pair of Tires Dunlop has had the Roadsmart line of sport-touring tires for a little while now. It had the Roadsmart III tires previously, but now it has updated the tires and that has birthed the Roadsmart IV. Dunlop will now sell both tires. The Roadsmart III tires could provide 12,000 …

It Has Quietly Disappeared The future Harley-Davidson that was the most interesting to me was not the Pan America, but the Bronx. However, as Motorcycle.com points out, the Bronx has been quietly removed from the company’s future vehicles page. Previously, Harley had it listed alongside the Pan America. When you notice this in conjunction with …

Smashing the $8,000 Goal The Sturgis Meals on Wheels was able to more than double its goal of $8,000 thanks to the generosity of riders who showed up to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. In addition to many donations from riders, Dixxon Flannel chipped in $5,000 and Buffalo Chip Campground pledged to match up to $4,000. …

The Big Cruiser Will Hit the Big Market The Indian motorcycle market is one of the biggest out there. Bikes are everywhere there, and while the market has sustained some losses recently, it’s still a big deal for motorcycle manufacturers. That’s why BMW is bringing the new R 18 cruiser to India.  Autocar India reported …

Good-Looking Small Bike Small bikes aren’t just for beginners anymore. There are more of them now than in past years, and the new Benelli Leoncino 250 is another example. It was recently revealed, according to BikeWale. The bike was launched in China (a Chinese company owns Benelli). When it comes to the U.S.—if it does—it …

Tensions Rise In Sturgis At the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, a small protest nearly turned violent on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The protestors are said to have been Antifa protestors. They held signs saying “We don’t want you here” and “Noem, send them home” referring to South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.  According to …

To Celebrate the Los Angles Location The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in London is a famous spot for the motorcycling community. It’s where folks go to chat everything bikes and have a bite to eat and a beverage. The well-known spot is now opening up a new location in Los Angeles’ Arts District. This will …

Is This the Baby-Tuono? There have been plenty of rumors and speculation that Aprilia will come out with a Tuono 660, which actually makes plenty of sense. However, there hasn’t been too much concrete evidence for this new machine. Now, I have some. Check out the design patents sent to EUIPO and the New Zealand …

Check Out This New Lid from iXS iXS has a new 208 2.0 enduro helmet, and it looks like it will be a pretty good lid to own. iXS is known for making quality rider equipment, and the 208 2.0 appears to be a good helmet. Motorcycle.com recently shared some information about it. However, before …

An E-Bike for the Dirt I’ve written about Delfast’s electric bikes before. These bikes come out of Ukraine and pretend to be electric bicycles, but they’re really far more like a small electric motorcycle. The stats are impressive and they look well-made. Now the company is expanding its lineup with the Delfast Cross Dirt.  This …

Introduction In retrospect, I guess the title for this review should have been used for Sena Momentum EVO posting, but it fits here just as well. Sena continues moving forward with some speed, what I call a ‘bit of a tear’, evidenced by the release of these Series 50 systems – the 50R and 50S …

Motorcycles and Momoa Jason Momoa and Harley-Davidson have paired up in the past, but now he’s helping the company out with the United We Will Ride campaign. To help the initiative, Momoa directed a six-part video series that showcases important individuals in the Harley-Davidson community.  The video series will focus on riders coping with the …

More Sturgis News Sturgis has moved forward as planned, and there have already been issues, which I reported on earlier. Since then, things have continued to get crazier, including a fatal motorcycle accident, according to the Rapid City Journal. To help combat the impact COVID-19 has had on the local Meals on Wheels in Sturgis, …

Let Your Adventures Sound Good, Too The Honda Africa Twin is one of those bikes that most people can agree is a hell of a good adventure motorcycle. However, that’s not to say that it couldn’t use an improvement or two. Now, Akrapovič has a new exhaust designed specifically for the Africa Twin. It should …

This Looks Interesting Usually, the frame and swingarm are two different parts, but BMW is experimenting with new designs. According to MoreBikes, the company has a design that uses carbon fiber that is both the frame and the swingarm in one large piece. What’s interesting about this isn’t the carbon fiber. Companies have done carbon …

And Shares a Video I’ve reported on the 2electron McFly technology and electric bike before. The system basically enables an electric bike to sound, feel, and ride like a wide variety of gas-powered motorcycles. The system can emulate anything from a 250cc two-stroke to a 1,000cc sportbike. Through powertrain controls and large speakers, you get …

Getting Rid of a Unique Harley The Harley-Davidson Street 750 is not a best-seller for Harley-Davidson, and with the company in full contraction mode thanks to its Rewire strategy, it now sounds like the Street 750 will not make the cut to be a part of Harley-Davidson’s future. The company is winding down production at …

Updated Garmin has some new GPS systems that are designed for hiking but can be easily used on motorcycles. The new Garmin Montana 700 GPS Series can be mounted to handlebars of basically any bike to help you navigate this wonderful world of ours on two wheels. The Montana 700 GPS Series features a five-inch, …

Looking Good Motorcycle designer Oberdan Bezzi and custom motorcycle shop Gessi Motociclette have teamed up to create a true rally ready version of the new Yamaha Tenere 700. This will be more than just a fancy livery on the bike, which should help make it a truly tough and adventure-ready machine. Bezzi is well-known in …