Ultimate Versatility: The 2021 Husqvarna 701 Enduro Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 701 Enduro is one of the most formidable motorcycles in the 2021 Husqvarna line-up. It’s a dual-sport machine that marries the best of Husqvarna’s on- and off-road expertise and fuses them together in one impressive package. As a dual-sport …

Race-spec Riding: The 2021 Husqvarna FS 450 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The FS 450 is not a motorcycle for the amateur rider. It’s a thoroughbred sports machine and one of the most fearsome non-road-legal motorcycles in the 2021 Husqvarna line-up. Built upon years of combined Husqvarna Motorcycles and KTM sports know-how, …

Agility Like No Other: The 2021 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 701 Supermoto is the ultimate motorcycle for those looking for a versatile ride. Recently updated, the new Supermoto is one of the highlights of the 2021 Husqvarna line-up. Built on top of years of Husqvarna Motorcycles’ supermotard …

Baby In Stature, Big In Features I wrote an article recently about the recently teased Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 making its way to Europe for an official release, but as of February third, the motorcycle is ready for global sales in an ever-growing small-displacement market. The 2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 is the smallest motorcycle that the …

A Special Edition For A Special Motorcycle Pikes Peak hosts one of the world’s most notorious hill-climb racing events. The event is both dangerous and fast. The goal of the Pikes Peak hill-climb is simple; get from the bottom of the hill to the very top while achieving the fastest time possible in your vehicle …

There has been much hype leading up to the release of Suzuki’s new Hayabusa. Today, Suzuki has announced the legend’s comeback in the form of a 22-minute video released on YouTube.  The 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa has received many updates and the most obvious being its design. Suzuki’s new design is said to have “one of …

Despite The Pandemic, Politics As Usual The Sturgis 2020 motorcycle gathering wasn’t hampered by the global pandemic, and neither will Daytona Bike Week. The 2021 rally is set to continue for its 80th-anniversary meet between March 5th and March 14th. With a recent rise in cases of COVID-19 related illnesses as of October 2020, organizers …

Britain’s Favorite Scrambler Meets the Desert According to Rideapart, the US EPA had some certification documents submitted by Triumph that hint at a “Sandstorm” version of the Street Scrambler 900 that could be on its way for the 2022 model year.  When looking into Triumph’s recent track record, we can see in 2020 they named …

The Rugged Road Rider: Husqvarna’s Svartpilen 701 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Svartpilen 701 is a rugged street scrambler from Swedish manufacturer Husqvarna. It has been a few years since the Svartpilen and Vitpilen models were first unveiled, but as the years roll by, they’re no less attractive. 2020 hasn’t brought …

To a motorcyclist, a motorcycle helmet is an indispensable piece of protective equipment. It protects your head from damage, protects your face from the elements, and helps to keep your concentration fixed on the road. For some motorcyclists, their choice of helmet is even more important than their choice of motorcycle! The first motorcycle helmet …

Husqvarna’s Rugged and Compact Road Machine: The Svartpilen 401 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Svartpilen 401 is a compact street scrambler from Swedish brand Husqvarna. Despite its rugged appearance, it’s one of the more road-focused models in the 2021 Husqvarna line-up. While it looks like it’s able to tackle tough trails, …

Husqvarna’s Big Single Street Prowler: The Vitpilen 701 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links While the Vitpilen 701 doesn’t get any updates this year, it’s still a key player in the 2021 Husqvarna line-up. It’s a lightweight street bike with a minimalist design principle that focuses on the barest of bare essentials. These …

The Minimalist’s Motorcycle: Husqvarna’s Vitpilen 401 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Vitpilen 401 is a sleek and smart street bike from European manufacturer Husqvarna. While the majority of the 2021 Husqvarna line-up caters towards off-road riding, the Swedish brand has a number of exciting road-focused models for riders looking to experience …

Patents Reveal Superchargers! Harley-Davidson just had the worst sales quarter in a very long time (Q4 2020). The company is sinking faster than it can remove the water that is holding them down, and they seem to be in a position where they are willing to try anything to keep afloat. EV motorcycles, sportbikes, and …

Stopping: Made Better Brembo isn’t your run-of-the-mill regular ol’ brake company. They are quite literally the brake company. If you purchase a new million-dollar hypercar, the odds are in your favor that the vehicle is equipped with a set of Brembo stoppers to keep you and your passengers safe when coming to a stop. Brakes are …

British motorcycle manufacturer Brough Superior has developed an ultra-exclusive release to pay homage to the notorious SS100 V-twin from the 1920s. The now French-based boutique brand has named this motorcycle the SS100 ‘Bert le Vack’ and it was inspired by the gentleman who held speed records in the 1920s, often on Brough Superior bikes. Throughout …

‘Busa-Bros, Rejoice! What goes 180 miles an hour, is built by Suzuki, and has the side profile of a giant superbike? A Hayabusa, of course. Suzuki just put out a teaser video with the title of  “New model teaser”; but it’s very obvious this is a teaser video for the updated 2021 Hayabusa. The ‘Busa …

Honda India Has a Big Announcement Coming At this point, the Honda H’Ness CB350 that originally debuted in India has seen record sales numbers and even found its way across the pond to Japan, where it was rebranded as the GB350 and sold in a similar fashion. Honda India has sent out a teaser image …

In order to climb the professional ladder in the racing world, it’s no secret that you must live in Europe. No matter if the racing medium is cars or motorcycles, you must live in Europe to have the best shot at going pro. Though small series take place worldwide, they aren’t necessarily helping you get …

Taiwan Or Bust Italian Electric motorcycle manufacturer, Energica, saw more model sales in January of 2020 than their entire sales year of 2019 combined thanks to the perfect concoction of timing and economic status. It appears that Energica has sent itself even further into financial success through a lucrative deal worth $1 million. A large …

India To Japan What do India and Japan have in common? The food isn’t very similar, but at least starting now we can state as a matter of fact that both countries have Royal Enfield stores. As of this week, the Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer has extended its complex roots system to the far reaches of …

… And For Good Reason An article recently posted by BikeDekho dives into the subject of Royal Enfield potentially halting deliveries of their popular Himalayan dual-sport model. The fact of the matter is that Himalayans will be on hold for a while… But the more important piece of info we should be seeking is “the …

The 2021 CB500X is Perfect for the Outdoor Adventurer Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Japanese made, 2021 CB500X ABS is Honda Motorcycle’s midsized, touring inspired machine. It comes in with a fresh paint scheme of Matte Black Metallic. Whether you’re on a commute to work or an adventurous ride through the …

230 Motorcycles and 10 Vintage Cars Claimed By The Flames I do not take any enjoyment have to bear the burden of showing you these images/videos. Looking at these images of the result of the Top Mountain Crosspoint Fire is like staring a loved one in the face at an open casket funeral (too much?). …

The Resurrection Continues I feel like I have to mention this in every article I write about anything Norton-related, but boy; have they had a turbulent decade leading into 2021 with all kinds of twists and turns pulling them away from reaching their goal. CEO, John Russel mentioned that Norton needs a full facility and …

In 2018, the Suzuki Hayabusa was taken off the European market. After being one of the world’s fastest production bikes for almost 20 years, it was time to hang up the gloves. Europe was also putting the squeeze on bikes that weren’t hitting the required emission standards, thus leading to the discontinuation of quite a …

Last summer I rode an Indian FTR 1200 S from Vancouver, Washington to Robbinsville, North Carolina. For context, I’ve ridden extreme long-distance trips on several motorcycles before. Here they are in case you’re curious: 2009 Triumph Street Triple R 675, 2011 Yamaha VStar 650 Classic, 2012 Kawasaki Concours 1400, 2018 Suzuki GSX-S 750, 2019 Yamaha …

Harley-Davidson recently held a virtual launch to unveil their 2021 lineup. The event was held to focus on what was new to come but also marking the end of some popular models that have disappeared from their website.  Harley-Davidson’s most recent models to hit the chopping block were the small-and-medium-sized, Street 500 and 750. This …

For the 10C Evo & 10C Pro If you have taken the plunge into the full Sena experience through the addition of one of their 10C Evo or 10C Pro systems and are looking for ways to make the user experience greater than ever, Sena has a new HD speaker replacement kit that is available …

The Bike Even Comes With Its Own Racing Series! Aprilia has been busy at work filling in the gaps of their motorcycle line-up with the addition of their new lineup of 660 motorcycles. The RS 660 debuted late last year, and we just got recent news of the Tuono 660 being thrown into the mix. …

Kawasaki has now released details on the 2022 Kawasaki KLR 650. The KLR has been legendary in the adventure riding world since it’s release in 1987. A very straightforward, four-stroke single-cylinder with lots of fuel capacity at a fair price point.  Since 1987, not a lot has changed with Kawasaki KLR other than a slight …

Smarter Than Ever KTM has taken the liberty to integrate its new cruise control radar into all 1290 Super Adventure variants, including the base model among other tech updates. The entire electronics package for the KTM 1290 Super Adventure has seen a revolutionary round of updates for the 2021 model year. Starting with the cruise …

Warning! This editorial is actually about the imminent arrival of the Pan America adventure motorcycle, but it takes a while to get there. Skip ahead for some spy shots and predictions if you like at any time. Harley Davidson unveiled their 2021 lineup of motorcycles in a COVID19-friendly, online event on January 12th. You can …

Born in the Dirt, Designed for the Street Indian’s FTR 1200 has its roots deeply seeded in their flat track racing heritage. American flat track racing – for those unaware – is the act of skidding your motorcycle around a dirt oval in circles until a winner crosses the finish line. The sport is difficult …

My Quest for the Perfect Riding Gloves For motorcyclists, living in San Diego is a pure blessing. The climate is pleasant and mild throughout the year with only a handful of rainy days. To the west are scenic routes by the Pacific Ocean, to the east twisty mountain roads and the desert to explore. I …

A reader over at the (very important) MCN blog has sent in some photos of the fresh and upcoming Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS. These photos come in perfect timing, as I just covered Triumph’s official teaser for the motorcycle last week. The official teaser video that Triumph put out recently was perfect and left …

If The Meteor is Spotify, The SR400 is Vinyl With Royal Enfield’s Meteor, Honda’s CB350 (GB350 in Japan), and a plethora of other similar bikes making their debuts, the middleweight classic-styled market is booming with new motorcycles; Yamaha is showing up to the party with their own updated SR400 that was just released in Japan …

Some Great Helmets at a Great Discount AGV makes some fantastic motorcycle helmets, and we’ve tested plenty of them. Right now you can get a fantastic discount on many different AGV lids. The brand’s products are for sale at Revzilla right now. The retailer has marked AGV helmets down by quite a lot. There’s plenty …

It was one wild ride to get through 2020, something that was certainly true at Harley Davison. In March Jochen Zeitz took off his Pumas and swapped them for his biker boots. The new CEO of HD has now been in the big saddle for 9 months, and a busy stretch it was. Branded as …

Moto-Guzzi is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer and the oldest European motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production. The brand has had a storied history, winning motorcycle racing championships, changing owners, and driving innovation within the motorcycle industry. Today, it’s a subsidiary of Piaggio, producing exquisite Italian motorcycles with 90-degree V-twin engines with distinctive transverse cylinders. So far, …