Moar! The Yamaha MT-09 could get a larger displacement engine for 2021. This news comes from the German publication called Motorrad Online. The publication noted that Yamaha, as a result of making the bike Euro 5 compliant, has given the MT-09 a small increase in displacement.  There are documents from the Federal Motor Transport Authority …

With a Big Inline Triple The rumors had swirled that Benelli had something big coming, and now it’s here. Say hello to the Benelli 1200GT. It was revealed at the Chongqing Motor Show. The motorcycle features a liquid-cooled 1,200cc triple. It’s an up-sized version of the 1,130cc inline triple it has previously used. The new …

Will it be the M1000RR? BMW is known for producing some fantastic sportbikes, and now the company will put out another high-performance motorcycle on September 23.  According to a recent video announcement that was posted to the company’s YouTube channel, the company will have a new bike that is said to be “Born on the …

Leather Up for Less If you haven’t got a good leather jacket yet, then you really need to get one for your next ride, and right now might be the perfect time for you to do it. Right now Revzilla has some fantastic discounts on jackets of all sorts, but I noticed that the company …

Ready to Get Dirty? There are few things more satisfying than ripping down a trail through the woods on a dirtbike. Riding at a motocross track or any other venues that are off-road, is equally as enjoyable. However, you can’t just jump on a bike and head off, you need to get geared up. Gear …

Every generation of the GoPro cam series has been an enormous step in technology innovation in the camera world. I was a backer for the very first one that was ever released when I was maybe 12 or 13 years old, so I’ve had to bear witness to my $360~ investment get constantly outperformed for …

It’s Not Redwing, It’s Belstaff Nice gear goes hand in hand with nice bikes; you don’t want to be found on your resto-modded Ducati cafe racer wearing racing boots and a Monster Energy sponsor jacket… Or maybe you do (oops)… But if you don’t, just remember that sometimes elegance calls for elegance, which is important …

The Baby-Strom If you need a good adventure bike, the Suzuki V-Strom is a great option. The motorcycle comes in a variety of flavors and two displacements: 650cc and 1,037cc. Now, however, there’s a rumor that Suzuki could create a 160cc V-Strom, according to a recent report by BikeWale.  This comes after Suzuki’s Chinese partner, …

In the Excellent Product Design – Utility Vehicles Category The Cake Ösa electric motorcycle recently won a German Design Council award for excellent product design in the utility vehicles category. The awards seek to recognize products that provide pioneering contributions to the German design world. This isn’t the first time the bike has been recognized …

This Is a Very Good Thing The Husqvarna Norden 901 concept made a big splash. Shortly after the company said it would build it. Now, we’re getting our first look at the production machine. Motociclismo shared what investors have called a “stolen” photo that shows what the Norden 901 will look like. It’s unclear if …

When the Victory story came to an end in 2017, the brand left behind a legacy. Or rather, the departure of Victory left a hole in the market that still hasn’t been filled. While many riders may state that the market is already saturated with American-style cruisers, Victory offered something different. It breathed a breath …

Sun, sea, and palm trees. A dream for many and rightly so. I might also add that the number of speed cameras can be counted on one hand and no large capacity bikes ever get stolen! Oh, I almost forgot to mention that there are no traffic police. “Fantastic!” I hear you say, all the …

Ever Owned a Yamaha With Those Gigantic Stock Turn Signals? I’m Sorry. My 2015 FJ09 has such ugly turn signals I honestly get embarrassed when other bike guys check out my ride. They’ve bugged me since the day I bought the bike, but it’s just such an out-of-the-way mod to spend a day figuring out …

Ride Quality Will Either Make You Or Break You. Enduro riding is not for the faint of heart; It’s a high-risk style of riding that takes a toll on both you and your machine. When it comes to climbing rocky hills on uneven terrain it’s important to hold your upgrades close as you can gain …

For the European Model Jawa’s comeback was met by great fanfare and some stumbles along the way. The company will be importing to Europe and the Jawa 300CL is the model it will start with. The specifications recently came out thanks to Rushlane, and according to the publication power and torque are both down. The …

A Teaser for What’s Coming Benelli teased an image of a bike that was under a cloak. The bike will be showcased at the 18th annual China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition. That exhibition will run from September 19 to 22, 2020. This is one of the few large motorcycle events this year. The rumor, according …

A More Expensive 350 Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 is its best-selling bike in India, it’s home market. The motorcycle is also becoming more expensive for Indian riders. The reason for this is due to the BS6 emissions standards, according to GaadiWaadi.  The Classic 350 receives no new updates despite the price hike. All Royal Enfield …

Just When you Thought Disk Locks Couldn’t Get Smarter, The ABUS GRANIT™ Launches into the North American Market. Personally, I’ve been looking for a new disk lock after my cheapo $50 amazon lock kicked the can. I had to take an angle grinder to get the thing off – but that’s a story for another …

Moto GP Commentator and 1998 British Grand Prix 500cc race winner Simon Crafar takes us through every little detail regarding the safety of a MotoGP Helmet. On this weeks installation of MotoGP’s “Tech Talk”, Simon is on the Arai Grand Prix helmet service truck to give us a detailed look into the construction, composition, and …

World-Record-Breaking Runs On September 4, Angelle Sampey piloted the Harley-Davidson LiveWire at the drag strip. She managed to sell all-new records for elapsed time and top speed by a production electric motorcycle. She was able to cover the eighth-mile strip in 7.017 seconds and the full quarter-mile course in just 11.156 seconds at 110.35 mph. …

A True Baby Aprilia In terms of smaller displacement bikes, the only thing Aprilia sells is a scooter. Now, however, there’s some new info coming from ZigWheels that the company is considering launching a small-displacement sportbike.  This bike would likely be a 300cc or 4oocc motorcycle and would target KTM’s RC 390 as its key …

A Sub 500cc Motorcycle Royal Enfield is a king in the Indian market for bikes under 500cc, but Honda has said it wants to take the company on at its own game. According to Indian Autos Blog, media outlets received an invitation to a new motorcycle reveal from Honda that looks like it will be …

Sena provided this helmet at no-cost for the purposes of this review. Thank you, Sena! Introduction In heading towards the fall season and with (hopefully) the worst of the heat and humidity behind us, but in coping with our COVID-19 environment, our motorcycling activities are ramping back up (not that they stopped) to take advantage …

HelmChat Ditches Traditional Communication Devices For a Cheaper and More Accessible Approach When I lived in Vancouver BC, my roommate and I (new to riding) lived together and worked at the same office. We would ride into work together every morning, year long. Since we just dropped thousands on bikes and hundreds on helmets, there …

Another Open Face Helmet? The Market Demands And Nishua Provides. Looking for a helmet to match your new Ducati Scrambler or 1968 Euro resto-mod? In a new market flooded with open face helmets to support the surge in cafe racer popularity, Nishua has brought us another option. Riding without a face screen can be annoying …

Off to the Flat Track Races Royal Enfield has a machine for Johnny Lewis tor ride in competition. The bike was the result of a collaboration between Moto Anatomy, Harris Performance, Royal Enfield, and S&S Cycle. The motorcycle you see above is the finished bike and Royal Enfield has raced this new machine.  The bike …

So Expensive At CES 2019, Novus revealed its carbon fiber electric bike design. The bike is now available for pre-order. You can get it in crystal white, royal blue, and magama red. The bike in those colors will cost $55,653 (47,423 excluding VAT). If those colors won’t do it for you you can get horizon …

New Models for 2021 Indian Motorcycles added a couple of new bikes for the 2021 model year. The Roadmaster Limited and the Vintage Dark Horse have graced the lineup with their presence. The Limited model is a fresh take on the big cruiser. the bike has a big front fairing, an open front mudguard, some …

How Much Do You Really Know About Motorcycle Helmets? The first petrol-fueled motorcycle was built by Daimler Reitwagen in1885. Humans have always had an affinity for speed and competition; naturally, it was only a matter of time until we started riding our new invention a little too recklessly, right? I think that question goes without …

The Man Who Helped Make Ducati Fabio Taglioni was an integral part in Ducati’s journey to today. He joined the company in 1954. He was fresh off helping Mondial win races and accepted an offer from Ducati, which wanted to win races and make its mark. He then crafted the Gran Sport 100 in just …

Updated and Ready to Go FB Mondial unveiled the original FLAT design at EICMA in 2018. The company then was set to release the bike earlier this year, but COVID-19 put a damper on those plans. Now the company has launched the revamped model. The Flat Track 125’s engine was adjusted to meet the emissions …

Everything You Loved About Vanderhall, But Offroad The three-wheeled vehicle seller Vanderhall has a new 200,000 square foot expansion for production, and the company will use some of that space to make a new vehicle called the Vanderhall Navarro. It’s a four-wheeled electric offroad machine.  There’s always an argument about three-wheelers with steering wheels really …

Get a Good Deal on a Good Jacket This Week For many of us, riding season is still going strong, and that means if you haven’t upgraded this season, you could probably use some new motorcycle gear. Also, if you’re riding season is already done, then you should be looking for good deals for next …

No Trellis Frame? The Ducati Monster has become an iconic motorcycle. The bike is known for its overall shape and its trellis frame. There’s a new Monster 821 in the works, but surprisingly it appears to be lacking the trellis frame.  According to Motorcycle News, there were some spy shots that showed an alloy frame, …

COVID-19 Strikes Again The 79th Daytona 200 presented by Comoto has officially been canceled for 2020. The reason? The COVID-19 pandemic. The event was originally postponed from its original date of March 14. It was supposed to occur on October 17th, but now, the announcement has come through and the event is canceled.  “The DAYTONA …

Table of Contents Introduction I wanted to state my primary reason for writing this article. As much as I searched, I could find little to nothing about the actual ownership of CAKE bikes. Sure, there are tons of videos produced by CAKE or created by those who have done demo rides. I’m wise enough to …

HexCode GS-911: BMW Diagnostics On The Go When I got my first performance vehicle (a 2000 Subaru Forester STI) the first thing I bought for it was an OBD-II code reader so I could monitor the sensor levels and pull codes in the event anything went wrong. Lo and behold, 2 weeks later my MAF …

The RO200 Carbon Gets an Affordable Brother The Roof RO200 Carbon became one of the world’s lightest helmets available when it splashed into the market a year ago. For context, my Shoei Neotec tips the scales at around 1800 grams while the Roof RO200 Carbon weighs in at almost half that; around 1090 grams to …

A Big Bike for a Big Market The Indian market is dominated by smaller displacement bikes, but the Triumph Rocket 3 GT is not a small-displacement machine, and Triumph just launched it in India.  The bike was known to be going to India and other markets around the world, The Rocket 3 R hit the …

For Its Electric Scooter Vespa’s Elettrica is the company’s electric scooter and recently it received an honorable mention in the 2020 Compasso d’Oro design awards. The prestigious awards started in 1954 and continue to be an important recognition for design projects that are Italian-made.  Only 18 products made the cut. The Vespa was the only …