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One Crashed Super Tenere Sometimes, there’s just a little too much “Adventure” in Adventure Touring… How Tough Is It? Yamaha has a hit with their new Super Tenere and motorcyclists are clamoring to know more about it. The Super Tenere and the BMW R1200GS (info), along with the Moto Guzzi Stelvio (info)and review) are the current premier choices …

The new BMW R1200ST was unveiled at its world premiere during the Bologna Motor Show on Thursday, December 2, 2004. This model will be available in time for the start of the spring riding season and will be the third model of the new Boxer generation and successor to the R 1150 RS. Both the …

Surprise 2015 BMW S 1000 XR Announced Who said the “sport touring” motorcycle was dead? BMW announced a new “adventure sport” motorcycle at the 2014 EICMA show in Milan, Italy today, November 4, 2014. Here’s the edited press release: The BMW S 1000 XR Following the S 1000 RR and HP4 superbikes as well as …

Honda Crossrunner Redux The Honda Crossrunner and Honda Crosstourer (report) were introduced at the 2010 EICMA show, but I wasn’t impressed. It looked like Honda rummaged through the parts bin to come up with something — anything — that would roughly look like an adventure-tourer. The Crosstourer disappeared at the 2011 show but the Crossrunner was slightly …

More Original Than the Original October 28, 2014 – I’m still digging through my SD memory cards and finding leftover photos from the 2014 AIMExpo (Report). One night, I hung around until past closing time (18:00), hoping they wouldn’t kick me out. They didn’t and I was wandering around and came across the Yamaha display. I …

Note to the “More is Better” Crowd: Your Bike Has Arrived. October 16, 2014 – Kawasaki went the subtle route with the H2R intro. No big showy presentations and still not a lot of info on this monster. The engine is supercharged with 296HP, which pretty much says it all. It has Rain, Sport and …

2015 BMW Motorcycles Announced Plus: Special Edition K 1300 S Motorsport July 7, 2014 – BMW has announced a number of modest facelift changes for the 2015 model lineup. Included was an announcement of a special edition K 1300 S Motorsport version. The new models will be available for ordering from your local BMW Motorcycle …

Honda Announces the NM4 March 21, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – Honda held its press conference at the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show 2014 today and unveiled the world premiere of its new production model, the Honda NM4, as an exhibition model that is planned for production. The NM4 was developed under the keywords …

Adventure Tourer…or Adventure Poseur? Welcome to the next webBikeWorld.com project bike! The 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS was introduced in the U.S.A. at the inaugural AIMExpo show in Orlando, Florida in October of 2013. I ordered an Adventure model and it arrived this week. We’ll be using it to install accessories and options, which will be reported in the Suzuki …

A Second Look… Now that I have several hundred miles on the new V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure, it’s time for a more in-depth look. This will be a work in progress and I’ll add more thoughts as the miles accumulate. And who knows? I may even change my mind about the bike. It can happen. …

BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter BMW announced the “C evolution” electric scooter in April of 2014. The 2017 version is now ready to go and a slide show has been added below. The C evolution is an electric scooter design based on the BMW e Scooter (report) previously announced by BMW. The styling is also very reminiscent …

BMW ABS Pro Announced; Retrofits to the HP4 January 29, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – BMW introduced the S 1000 RR in 2009 as its first supersports bike and also the first motorcycle of this type to be fitted with ABS. That same year saw the first racing victory by a supersports motorcycle …

January 17, 2013 – I stopped by JT Motorsports in Frederick, Maryland for an oil filter for the DR650 (blog) and discovered three brand new KTM 1190 Adventure bikes on the showroom floor! Being a good webBikeWorld correspondent, I had my camera with me and whipped it out for a few quick pics. Two of these are the standard …

2014 Honda CTX700N With DCT and ABS More wBW: Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  Helmet Reviews November 21, 2013 – “The brilliance of Honda engineering shines once again in the form of the 2014 CTX700N. This is a bike specifically engineered to make motorcycling more approachable, affordable and fun than ever before.” Thanks to a low seat height …

2014 Honda Motorcycles Announced More wBW: Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  Helmet Reviews November 20, 2013 –  Honda introduces 13 new or revised models for 2014. Honda introduced its 2014 lineup, with six new models, two new 650cc machines with in-line 4 engines, a new CTX trio with distinctive custom cruiser look and new styling directions for VFR800F and …

The Suzuki GW250 Inazuma Somehow, I missed the U.S. introduction of the new Suzuki GW250 during the inaugural AIMExpo Show (report) in Orlando last month. The Suzuki USA reps and I talked mostly about the newV-Strom 1000 ABS (preview), which took star billing at the show. They also pointed out a revised Burgman and the Suzuki GSX-R1000SE (wBW …

November 12, 2013 – The BMW S 1000 R is the new high-performance roadster based on the BMW S 1000 RR (report). Superbike riding dynamics and powerful, emotive roadster styling are the hallmarks of the new BMW S 1000 R. The new bike from BMW Motorrad is directly derived from the S 1000 RR superbike and …

Tokyo Motor Show 2013 Report Tokyo is the most interesting motor show for two-wheelers, because there’s always a generous showing of bikes from the Big Four. This year’s Tokyo Motor Show was a lot livelier than 2011’s iteration (the show runs once every two years); this was clear to see by the larger number of …

Café Racers On Display at the 2013 AIMExpo October 17, 2013 – Quick video of some great-looking café racers at the 2013 AIMExpo show. Not sure where these came from; I assume a local club? The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club was also at the show with a fantastic display (photos below). wBW Video: Custom Café Racers at the …

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Introduction October 16, 2013 – Suzuki introduced the 2014 V-Strom 1000 ABS today at the inaugural AIMExpo show in Orlando, Florida. I’ll have more photos and info coming up on this, our 2014 webBikeWorld project bike! Dealers will start to take orders in November with deliveries commencing in April (see …

October 7, 2013 – It was 1 year and 5 days ago when BMW announced the new R 1200 GS with its new water-cooled engine. Today BMW Motorrad has announced the R 1200 GS Adventure version of the “Water Boxer”. The 2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure includes Increased flywheel mass in the engine and …

New 2014 BMW Scooter Colors Announced (July 2013) BMW announced the availability of three new colors for the 2014 BMW C 650 GT scooters. The 2014 scooters are available for order and deliveries will commence in August of 2013. BMW C 600 Sport As of model year 2014, the BMW C 600 Sport will be …

2014 BMW Motorcycle Preview July 13, 2013 – 2014 BMW motorcycles will have some minor trim and color changes. The new models are available for ordering from all BMW motorcycle dealerships starting in August of 2013. 2014 BMW K 1600 GT “Sport”: The 2014 BMW K 1600 GT 6-cylinder model will be available as a special …

Honda CRF 250L Dual-Sport Motorcycle Honda CRF 250L Dual-Sport More wBW:  Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  BMW Motorcycles April 13, 2012 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the start of sales in Japan on May 14, 2012, of a new 250-cc on/off-road motorcycle, the CRF250L, which offers an agile ride in a wide range of riding environments …

Ducati Named “The Amelia’s” 2013 Honored Motorcycle  February 5, 2013 –  Ducati motorcycles will be the honored motorcycle of the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Ducati is the fourth motorcycle marque to be honored by “The Amelia”, with a one-class display on the Concours field of The Golf Club at Summer Beach. The Italian maker …

First Ride: Honda NC700D Integra In 2012, the maxi-scooter world saw the launch of two potential game changers: BMW’s luxurious C650 GT (review) and C600 Sport and Honda’s innovative Integra. A few weeks after test riding BMW’s brace of beauties (“BMW C 600 Sport vs. C 650 GT“), I turned my attentions to Honda. The Japanese manufacturer …

BMW C 650 GT vs. C 600 Sport Alice Dryden had a brief encounter with the C 650 GT and its sibling, the C 600 Sport. Both have the same engine with the same specifications, so it’s not clear why BMW calls one a 600 and the other a 650. The differences are confined to …

The BMW C 650 GT Scoote What’s this — a scooter? This is not just any scooter: it’s the 2013 BMW C 650 GT. Welcome to the 2013 webBikeWorld.com project bike! It’s new, it’s definitely different and it’s a BMW. Come along for the ride as I explore this “Urban Mobility” device that is, oh, …

October 2, 2012 – BMW announced this morning the new R 1200 GS at the Intermot show in Germany. The big news is that the R1200GS now has a water-cooled “Boxer” engine. It is also the first motorcycle with an LED headlight. But there’s a lot of added complexity, with “fly by wire” throttle, active …

2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Announced September 2, 2012 – Triumph has announced a few details of the new 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC. Following is an edited version of their brief press release: Triumph Motorcycles increases its range in the Adventure Touring market with the launch of the new Tiger Explorer XC. With a nod …

Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa Photos MGS-01 Corsa at the track; engine and swingarm details Rear quarter view; front disc rotor and guages Side view; download a   1024×768 .zip version! Back to: Corsa Page  |  MGS-01 Corsa Track Bike  |  MGS-01 Serie  |  Moto Guzzi Page More:  Motorcyclist Magazine – First Ride

2013 BMW F 700 GS – 2013 BMW F 800 GS July 2, 2012 – BMW announced this morning the new F 700 GS and revised F 800 GS motorcycles. Although BMW doesn’t specifically say it, the F 700 GS will apparently replace the F 650 GS (report). There is also no indication whether the F 650 …

Motus MST “American V4 Sport Tour” UPDATE: Motus Announces MST Pricing March 16, 2012 – The Birmingham (Alabama) news is reporting this morning (here) that the pricing for the Motus MST has been announced. A dealer network is currently planned for the motorcycles. The list prices will be announced at the 2012 Daytona Bike Week …

2012 Triumph Bonneville Anniversary Edition Announced More wBW:  Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  Vintage & Classic Motorcycles March 15, 2012 – Since 1902, Triumph has prided itself on building some of the finest motorcycles in the world. For 110 years, Triumphs have been associated with high performance and timeless appeal. As a way to honor that tradition, Triumph is …

2012 KTM 990 Adventure November 20, 2011 – Not a lot to report here actually, just a few quick photos and a video of a nice-looking KTM 990 Adventure with Touratech luggage. The bike was on display in the KTM booth but the lighting, the black shiny floors and bright orange colors with white background …

Aprilia SRV, Moto Guzzi, Vespa and Piaggio November 14, 2011 – The Piaggio Group had an entire neighborhood full of display stands at the 2011 EICMA show. The brands include Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Gilera and Derbi. The SFKATAS (The Scooter Formerly Known As The Aprilia Scarabeo) is now its own brand also, simply …

Suzuki “Marine”, “Extreme” and “Golf” Concepts November 13, 2011 – OK, here’s a bit of fun for you. I don’t normally think of the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers as being a bunch of wild ‘n’ crazy guys — at least not in 2011. Back in the old days, maybe. But not now. The three-piece-suit, corporate Board …

2012 BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT Scooter 2011 EICMA Report Home Highlights of This Report: ▪ Introduction ▪ Hendrik von Kuenheim Comments on the C 600 ▪ BMW C 600 Photo Slide Show From EICMA 2011 ▪ Edited Version of the BMW C 600 Press Release ▪ BMW C 600 Versions and Specifications ▪ BMW C 600 Video …

Italian Police Motorcycles and La Poste (France) Scooter Public Service Two-Wheelers November 10, 2011 – I stumbled upon these displays of some of the coolest-looking police motorcycles in the world. The Moto Guzzi Norge shown below looks great in white with green markings. As it turns out, the green is actually a highly reflective striping …

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer Triumph Tiger Explorer Photos From EICMA November 10, 2011 – One of the biggest news items of the 2011 EICMA show was the official release of the 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer. The Explorer was described in the Triumph Tiger Explorer press release a couple of weeks ago, along with some studio photos, but …