What do you get when you combine a titanium motorcycle frame with a prototype BMW boxer engine? A minimalist’s wet dream come true – and that’s just what the blokes over at Revival Cycles were going for when they dissected a BMW R 18 and spent a bit of time finding the line of normalcy and …

Swedish helmet Protection specialist company Mips is always in the business of safety first. When it comes to the creation of a motorcycle helmet, however, the new gadget – despite often boasting new safety tech – has to go through rigorous testing before hitting the market. As backward as it seems, those tests can often …

So, just how much do you know about T.E. Lawrence? Who, you ask? And as you do, the long dead legends of motorcycling like Burt Munro, Evel Knieval, and Steve McQueen all roll in their graves. See, without Tomas Edward Lawrence there’d likely be none of them to follow in his footsteps. And that’s because …

Amidst the gigantic leaps in improvement that we have seen for the electric mobility space comes a niche of advancement that we don’t often think of when it comes to motorcycles: Voice Assist technology.  Sure we don’t need it, but many manufacturers are already integrating voice assist into their own brand bikes – from Harley-Davidson’s …

When BMW Motorrad dropped their 2022 Riders’ Gear Collection, they included a very nice helmet in the rack with the rest of the apparel.  Let’s check it out.  The report from RideApart states that The Sao Paulo Jet Helmet (named, we’re guessing, after Brazil’s vibrant financial center of the same name) is “a basic, breezy …

“Rally Raid Looks and Functionality For Less” New Addition to Fit All Huskie 701 (Post-2008) and KTM 690 Models Adventure-Bike.Be has just come out with an all-encompassing Rally Adventure kit for the Husqvarna 701 and KTM 690 – and we’re loving the budget-friendly quality.  The report from ADVPulse states that the Belgian company started up …

When the UK stated that they would be cutting the very same grants that they had put out to encourage the masses toward electric travel, many were confused as hell – I know that I certainly was. It didn’t make sense – we even covered the reaction of Chief Executive of the Motorcycle Industry Association …

Bimota’s Lab Might Have Some New Buns in the Oven When Bimota revealed their KB4 at EICMA, we were pretty jazzed – after all, Kawasaki’s hands in the ‘boutique brand’ were resulting in some pretty neat machines – and now, we’re told that Bimota plans on branching out into other segments.  Source: VisorDown “We are …

Our Current Status in the Trudge Toward Less Greenhouse, More Green A handful of big names have assessed our current status when it comes to e-mobility, with results in the manufacturer’s sector as well as business districts.  It’s been a while since we covered the fact that Europe was on track to cut 78% of …

A Bike For The Masses, In Support of Mental Health Charity We’ve just been given the heads up that Royal Enfield is teaming up with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), to give in the name of mental health – and one of the ten prizes included in the raffle is a Continental GT 650 …

Since the very first 1885 Daimler Reitwagen motorcycle, the passion for two-wheeled goodness has covered the globe. Motorcycles fill all manner of human needs, from basic transportation to mind-boggling adrenaline pursuits. This naturally made me wonder, what would be some of the most important motorcycles ever made? I love these sorts of questions, the type …

I have Multiple Sclerosis, but it doesn’t have me. This is not a story about MS, though. It’s a story about how my motorcycle gave me my life back. MS slowly took my ability to ride away. It eats away at your strength and balance, among other things. As those things erode, confidence becomes hard …

Yamaha USA’s got a new CEO! America, meet Mike Chrzanowski – founding member of Yamaha’s Global Manufacturing Committee and vice chairman of Global Executive Transformation for Manufacturing According to the report from MPN, Mike Chrzanowski succeeds Kazuhiro Kuwata, who has served as president of YMUS since 2018. Having begun his journey with Yamaha USA (YMUS) …

How much money have you spent on your motorcycle’s anti-theft safety? If you’re somebody like me (a private person in possession of a fully functioning garage and hardly a need to keep it outside with the prying eyes), you might not have spent very much at all – especially if you’re required to have insurance …

Think Transformer’s ‘Bumblebee’…Tattooed. Damon Motors has given us a bit of a sneak peak of the elusive HyperFighter Colossus just in time for the end of Q4 – and despite the near-mythical qualities of these machines, I’m digging the decals.  Canadian-based Damon Motors has been growing an interesting reputation for stage-shy tendencies when it comes …

Electrification On The Battlefield Let’s face it – electric motorcycles weren’t chosen by the masses because they were easier to make, better, more fool-proof. That’s the dream, but not the reality. They do, however, pose a huge potential for the future when it comes to energy efficiency and functional usefulness – and for the UK …

The new year is almost here, and that means riding season is only a couple of months away (for most of North America and Europe, anyway). Restocking on gear is always a good idea before you take that first spring ride—and this week, Revzilla has some awesome deals on jackets to get you started. These jackets …

A Lumberjack for the Lanes Amidst the plethora of motorcycle gear brands that aim for the average daily rider comes a new addition to the segment from the French district – and being Canadian and born into a plaid loincloth, you’ll forgive the enthusiasm of this particular gear drop.  Meet Segura’s newest jacket on the …

Remember that electric inductive highway that the Italians were busying themselves with this past spring – the one that will purportedly charge electric cars just by driving on the thing? Well, Italian Automotive Group Stellantis is apparently already in the test phase of the “The Arena of the Future”, though it’s not a highway quite …

Remember Ducati’s 2021 World Premiere where they released a Ducati Diavel 1260, Lamborghini-edition? Well, somebody over at Newport Beach decided they wanted a bit more Lambo action in their own Ducati super bike – and given that they were in possession of the 500th (and very last) Superleggera V4 model, we’re thinking the exclusivity was just …

“I Like Riding In The Rain. It’s A Little More Sketchy.” It’s no secret – Canadian actor Keanu Reeves (his first name means “”cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian) has a love of pretty machines.  While he continues to run ARCH Motorcycles together with his friend, Gard Hollinger (and doesn’t shy away from talking …

Revenge of the ‘Carbon’ators German bike shop Rod Squad has taken a Harley muscle machine and decked the thing out in carbon…plus a couple other nifty features.  The report from AutoEvolution states that many of this bike’s parts came from other shops such as “Roland Sands (riser, milled to fit a motogadget speedometer), Avon (tires), …

An ultra rare race bike has just been installed in the Museum of New Zealand – and with only 10 bikes ever made, it’s a special sight to behold. The Britten V1000 – named after a man of the same surname – was originally handbuilt in the early 1990s by John Britten and a few …

One For the Bucket List Edelweiss Bike Travel has been offering guided tours since 1980 – both self-guided and custom tours, with the option to rent a bike for the occasion.  Considered on their website to be “worldwide the #1 in guided motorcycle and scooter tours,” Edelweiss Bike Travel now has an option to celebrate …

The Wingmen of Savannah & Abate of Georgia District 11 have traded in their reindeer for a handful of Harleys and Indians as they bring a boatload of toys for the kids at the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital.  “The reindeer…yes they’re getting ready for this weekend. I had to ride the Harley Davidson …

A Tribute to 120 Years of Motorcycling 1,988 Miles at -22 Fahrenheit…What Could Possibly Go Wrong? The team at Royal Enfield has just conquered the South Pole on two Himalayans – and to say we’re impressed is understating things.  According to their website, riders Santhosh Vijay Kumar and Dean Coxson and a band of crazies set …

If there’s one thing I have huge respect for, it’s a brand that doesn’t seem to stop blazing forward – and if there was ever a brand that felt galvanised into radical evolution over the past few years, it’s Harley-Davidson.  We needn’t say much on the 2020 Hardwire Strategy that the American motorcycle manufacturer placed …

A report from AutomobilSport has just touched on what’s been up with Team Honda’s favorite Spaniard – and the health side of things is at least appearing to improve for the young man’s future with MotoGP.  “The Repsol Honda Team rider, who last October was diagnosed with an episode of diplopia after suffering a fall …

For The Rough-And-Toughest Motorcycle gear brand ELEVEIT has just debuted their new MUD MAXI Technical Apparel for their 2022 Collection – and the gear comes in a bunch of colors so you can play matchy-match with your bike of choice.  “The Veneto-based company ELEVEIT, manufacturer of technical clothing and footwear for the two-wheel world, presented …

Muc-Off, a retail store dedicated to “being active – whether it’s on a mountain, trail or at the skate park”, has just announced that they will be the official 2022 co-title sponsor for Muc-Off FXR ClubMX – and the AMA Supercross team is more than a little jazzed about the arrangement. The press release tells …

Look At That Bodywork.  Just LOOK AT IT. Taipei-based bike shop Cowboy’s Chopper brought a pretty beastie for us to gawk at – and we’re loving the custom-tailored subframe moment.  The donor bike for this tricked-out project is a 2006 Kawasaki ER-6F (the same that recently deceased Shunji Tanaka designed with Kawasaki back in his …

Some Guys Put a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Engine into a mini Toyota GR Yaris What do you do when you build a mini-cager but want to have a bit of extra fun?  Chuck an inline four at it and see how the wheelbase handles the rest, of course.  A recent report from Driven has just covered a …

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of one of Kawasaki’s former heads, Shunji Tanaka – creator of the iconic Mazda Miata/Eunos Roadster/MX-5, designer and developer of beautiful bikes like Kawasaki’s middleweight, early-gen ER-6 and the 2014 Z1000.  The man contributed so much to the Powersports industry – and his legacy continues …

Keeping the Freedom of the Ride Fresh Here’s the thing about riding a motorcycle – you either love it or hate it, there’s no inbetween.  From the moment you swing a leg over, every limit that life hands you feels like it no longer applies – and that feeling, though it may dull with use, …

The world is full of amazing motorcycle brands, but I cannot think of a single other manufacturer that can claim to have a lifestyle. Is there any other brand of motorcycle in the world that has the level of global recognition of Harley Davidson? I cannot think of a single one. How did Harley-Davidson get …

Two Big-Bore Adventure Bikes Go Head To Head – Who Won? Revzilla has just completed a comparison of the BMW R 1250 GS and the Harley-Davidson Pan America in a ‘Trans-Atlantic Showdown’ – and the results weren’t even what they were expecting.  Before we get into it, we just need to say that the BMW …

When the first Matrix hit theatres, people went wild. The concept of reality having multiple layers was a catchy thrill, and it helped that directors Larry and Andy Wachowski took huge risks in the movie’s budget to realise their vision for the story – because it paid off in spades.  One of the most memorable …

Adding lights and other electrical devices to your bike can give you a lot of additional capabilities, but it can also be a headache—not to mention, a liability—to mess with the wiring loom on your bike. Fortunately, certain devices can allow you to add these accessories without ever going near those complex systems. The Denali Cansmart …

Obi Wan Loves His Bikes – And You Should, Too It’s been a minute since Ewan MacGregor’s role as a Jedi Master in the Star Wars franchise catapulted the star to new heights of success.  With his current net worth sitting pretty around $50 million, the celebrity can afford to relax into one of his …