These Guys are Crazy The biggest complaint I hear about the Royal Enfield Himalayan is that it lacks power. Well, the Custom Crew at Royal Enfield’s UK-based Technical Centre decided to change that by strapping a Garrett GT 125 turbo to the bike and making some other changes, according to MoreBikes. They call it the …

Piaggio Gets Its Emissions Game On Aprilia and Vespa sell a lot of scooters, so the companies, which are both under the Piaggio umbrella, needed to keep up with emissions standards. Both Aprilia nad Vespa launched BS6-Compliant 125cc scooters to keep their vehicles out there as options for buyers. Between the two companies, three new …

Here Comes the Wave Royal Enfield’s sales have been strong outside of India, but they’ve been down in its home country. That may be about the change and the company is planning for it.  The sales outside of the Indian market are expected to stay high and even increase but with the Indian society at …

Get Your Adventure Pants On Mosko Moto has a new enduro pant called the Woodsman that is designed for adventure riders who do a bit of everything. The pants feature Schoeller waterproof breathable material over the knees and the seat. There’s also a DWR coated nylon oxford upper construction. When things get hot, there are …

Make Sure Your Hands are Protected and Comfy Other than a helmet, gloves might be the most important piece of gear you can wear. Your hands are rather delicate, and they will always be one of the first things to touch the ground if you go down. People have a natural inclination to try to …

Another Weird and Wonderful Slingshot I hesitate to call the Slingshot a motorcycle. It’s a weird reverse trike that shares more with a car than a bike, but Polaris keeps making these things, and three-wheeled machines do fall under my news coverage, so here we are with a new Slingshot limited edition Grand Touring model …

New Colors and Updated Equipment BMW has released new versions of the F 750 GS and F 850 GS (including the Adventure model) for 2021. These new models get some new colors including a special 40 Years GS Edition livery and some updated equipment keeping them relevant for the upcoming year. The 40 Years GS …

BMW’s Bikes Seek to Woo New Riders BMW is expanding the locations that its F 900 XR and S 1000 XR are being sold in. According to GaadiWaadi, BMW launched the S 1000 XR in India recently. Also, According to MotoPinas, the BMW F 900 XR made its ASEAN debut. These two bikes are pretty …

It Could be a Very Interesting Year, Indeed So far 2020 has not been a good year for MotoGP, but the 2020 season officially kicked off in Jerez on a scorching hot day. Ducati and Yamaha filled the top five spots, and Marc Marquez crashed, which resulted in an injury that he will need surgery …

Easing the Helmet Requirement Missouri’s governor signed into law a bill that will ease the helmet requirements. The new rule is if you’re 26 and have health insurance you don’t have to wear a helmet. The new law will go into effect on August 28. The National Safety Council and the National Association of the …

Testing the Tesi H2 Bimota recently told Motorcycle News that it would be putting the Tesi H2 into production in September of this year. That is very good news indeed if you want an exotic supercharged Italian sportbike, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t? The motorcycle will come in a couple of different colors, according …

Let the Fun Begin This should come as no surprise. Royal Enfield has a slide school, so it only makes sense that the company would start competing in American Flat Track (AFT). Racing begins in August. The company will enter in AFT competition in the Production Twins class with Johnny Lewis behind the bars.  The …

An Odd Matchup If I said Ducati and Lamborghini were teaming up to make a motorcycle, you’d probably think it would be a high-powered sportbike, but you’d be wrong. Ducati appears to be working on a Diavel Lamborghini Edition. A Lambo power cruiser is less expected, but still makes sense. According to RideApart, some EPA records …

Newest Model in the Simpson Bandit Line Simpson has a new helmet that is added to the Bandit line of helmets and it’s called the Speed Bandit. The helmet looks similar to the previous helmets in this line from the company, but it features some changes and updates.  The helmet is DOT and ECE certified, …

Good, but Not Original A patent filed by Chinese manufacturer Benda on July 10 shows a power cruiser model that could rival some of the other muscled-out cruisers currently on sale. According to Cycle World, the bike’s name is currently the Benda BD700. Many Chinese manufacturers of motorcycles earn trust in the industry by producing …

For Commuting and More The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is a very good adventure touring motorcycle. It’s not quite as hardcore of an off-road machine as some of the competition, but a competent all-arounder with a lot of features and characteristics to love. Now Suzuki Italy has revealed a new version called the V-Strom 1050 Machi …

When Is the Perak Coming? July Jawa Motorcycles is leaning on history and legend for its upcoming motorcycle. The Jawa Perak is set to debut soon for the Indian market. The date for the official reveal is July 20, 2020. Yep, that’s just right around the corner, and that means if you live in India …

Name a Better-Looking Electric Scooter I know styling is subjective, but can you think of a better-looking scooter than the one shown above? That bike is the Moto Guzzi Galletto Concept. The old Galletto scooter from the 1950s recently celebrated its 70th anniversary, and the industrial designer Samuele Dell’Oro decided to reimagine the scooter as …

Time to Get Another Streaming Service? If you’re an ADV bike fan or even if you just like motorcycles in general, then you know that Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman were working on another epic road trip on the back of Harley-Davidson LiveWires and riding from the southernmost tip of South America to Los Angeles …

Big Bikes on the Track Indian Motorcycle and S&S will join a bunch of Harley-Davidson bagger motorcycles on the racetrack on October 23-25 in beautiful Monterey, California, for the King of the Baggers put on by MotoAmerica. The race will see some big bagger motorcycles a bit out of their element on the racetrack, but …

Unique Vision Squandered by Harley-Davidson Buell Motorcycle Company is best known for its connection with Harley-Davidson. It’s one of the many things you can point to in Harley’s long history that The Motor Company managed to mess up, but that’s really only part of the story of Buell.  The company’s story spans nearly four decades. …

This Guy Is a Nut, but My Kind of Nut Portuguese rider André Sousa set a record a while back for going the fastest around South America on a motorcycle. Now he has a new challenge. He wants to do a 37,000-mile journey around the world on a Honda Monkey. His journey has actually already …

Upgrades to a Very Popular Scooter Outside the U.S. the Honda Forza scooter is an extremely popular machine. According to some newly leaked information from Freeman Rider, it looks like Honda has a new Forza scooter in the works.  The current Forza has a 279cc engine in it. That will be upgraded to 329cc. That …

Get Ready to Upgrade Do you own a Yamaha XSR700 or a MT-07 or a FZ-07? Then it’s time to upgrade your suspension thanks to a new full suspension setup from Progressive Suspension. The new suspension kit features a replacement front fork cartridge kit and a mono-shock for the rear. You don’t have to buy …

“Ever drink espresso while getting high at an Ikea?” – Mr. Regular Mr. Regular, for those who don’t know, is a bit of an eccentric. His reviews are often laced with dirty language, jokes about male members, and fart noises, but they’re also in-depth, interesting, literary, and at times downright touching. He recently had the …

This Happens When They Take Half Off I love getting new helmets, but I sure hate paying for them, and I’m betting you feel the same way. So, if you feel you need or would like a good helmet this riding season, now might be the time to buy one. Revzilla is offering 50 percent …

Could it Come to North America? Honda has now launched a new online booking system in India to help make the process of getting a new bike as seamless and easy as possible, according to BikeWale. With the new system customers can take a closer look at and reserve individual models. This is designed to …

Royal Enfield Has Some Real Winners The INT650 and the Continental GT from Royal Enfield are lovely machines. Jim and I reviewed the INT650 last year. It’s a nice motorcycle at a very reasonable price and has a good warranty. I’d buy one if I were looking for a middleweight retro motorcycle, and I’m not …

Benelli Upping Its Emissions Game A while back, my buddy Bill Hall reported on the new Benelli Imperiale 400 bike. Not too long after that, I followed up with a story about how the bike achieved BS6 emissions compliance. Now the motorcycle has officially been launched in India, according to BikeWale. The motorcycle is unchanged …

Those Lucky Riders The Philippines get some cool bikes, including the new Yamaha XSR 155. The new baby XSR looks a lot like its bigger siblings but just packs a smaller punch designed specifically the roads and riders in Asian markets.  With that said, I would definitely ride one of these, and I think it …

Pre-Order the Ultra Modular I reported previously about the Matrix Alpha Pro ultra modular helmet. That helmet is a super-unique lid in that it can be reconfigured into a full-face, open face with a chin bar and with goggles, open face with a chin bar and no goggles, or an open face helmet. There are …

2020 Has Not Been a Good Year Few people are having a good year in 2020, and if you’re a part of Harley-Davidson, things are about to get worse. The company announced that it will be cutting 700 jobs around the world. Two hundred of those 500 were unfilled positions, though, so it’s more like …

It Has Got to be a Screamer Boutique British bike outlet Langen Motorcycles has a new 2-Stroke machine that features one of the most interesting engines I’ve seen in a while. It’s a fuel-injected 90-degree Vins two-stroke V-twin that makes a lot of power for its modest displacement. The engine is only a 250cc but …

Open Face with a Large Face Shield Shark is a French helmet manufacturer that makes good lids. We have reviewed several of them, but recently the company has released a new Citycruiser helmet. It’s an open face, jet-style helmet with a large face shield that covers your whole face. The helmet is available in four …

It Looks Cool The company called Black Tea has a new Moped. That bike is designed to transform the way people think of bikes and transportation in general. While there are multiple generations discussed on the company website. Black Tea is really just getting around to putting out its first version of the bike. The …

A High-Speed Electric Electric motorcycles will continue to make up an ever more impressive portion of the motorcycle industry. The technology is simply getting better and better, and it will likely surpass gas engines one day. The Warwick Moto Aurora is a bike that makes me think this new electric motorcycle future could come sooner …

Taking a Cue from MotoGP Not long ago I wrote about the new Panigale V2 receiving its White Rosso livery. Now Ducati is offering a special white color for the Multistrada 950 S. The bike will be available with a new GP White color scheme in 2021, according to DriveMags. The color scheme is different …