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2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Ducati 1199 Panigale Photos From EICMA November 8, 2011 – Just by coincidence, I entered the 2011 EICMA show for the first time this morning right in the same building as the Ducati display. The new 1199 Panigale was there in its standard and “S” versions. Funny thing — the Ducati …

2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão 2012 BMW G650GS Sertão Preview November 7, 2011 – BMW had many new motorcycles to present at the 2010 EICMA show, including the Concept C scooter, the six-cylinder K 1600 GT and GTL and the new G 650 GS. This year, not much is new at BMW, so the …

Ducati Streetfighter 848 October 31, 2011 – The Streetfighter 848 delivers pure motorcycle enjoyment with the sophisticated combination of a brand new and brilliantly engineered 848 Testastretta 11° engine and the enhanced geometry of a frame that ensures optimum agility with confidence-inspiring feel. With user-friendliness now enriched by a smooth and flexible power delivery, revised …

Bimota North America, Inc., the exclusive importer of the legendary Italian Bimota motorcycles to the U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico, has announced the official U.S.A. launch of the incredible Tesi 3D. See below for new photos of a Bimoto Tesi 3D, taken atBattley Cycles in Gaithersburg, Maryland in October of 2011 during the Motus MST preview (report). 2008 …

BMW Concept e Electric Scooter The BMW Concept e: Introduction September 15, 2011 – BMW announced the “Concept e” electric scooter. The Concept e is an electric scooter design study based on the BMW e Scooter (report) previously announced by BMW, so apparently they are serious about executing this design. The styling is also very reminiscent of …

Motus MST American V4 Sportbike March 2011 –  Against the backdrop of the world’s most extensive motorcycle collection, Motus Motorcycles unveiled the stunning MST series of comfortable sportbikes, powered by the first gasoline direct injected V4 engine in a motorcycle. UPDATE: Motus MST “American V4 Sport Tour” photos and video of the Motus MST! The Motus MST was designed …

Triumph Sprint GT Review We at 2WF believe a few things are true: the Earth is flat; the Sun orbits around the Earth, the Moon landing was shot at a film stage in California; Elvis is still alive; and our readers deserve full and complete motorcycle tests. While we may be wrong about most of …

2010 EICMA Wrap-up It’s a Wrap! November 26, 2010 – Here’s my final report from the 2010 EICMA show. I had always heard about EICMA, the largest motorcycle product show in the world, and I’m glad I went. The Fiera Milano exposition grounds are absolutely massive and the 6 multi-hundred-thousand square foot buildings are packed …

2011 Triumph Speed Triple And More 2011 Triumph Motorcycles Triumphs for 2011 November 16, 2010 – Looking through my notes — or listening to my recorded notes, I should say — I realized that all of the excitement at the Triumph display wasn’t just surrounding the new pair of Tigers (info). By the way, does anyone know …

2011 Honda CBR250R and CBR125R 2011 Honda CBR250R November 14, 2010 – Honda announced the new 2011 CBR250R (report) only a few weeks ago and the first photos looked scrumptious. The bike was on display at EICMA 2010, along with its CBR125R sibling. Both of them look fantastic and I’ll bet the CBR250R will surely have a …

EICMA 2010 Live Report The Kawasaki W800 UPDATE (January 26, 2011): Kawasaki releases photos of new W800 Café Racer Special Edition!  See below for pics… November 13, 2010 – Kawasaki has a surprise release in store for 2011, the W800, which I guess could be called a revival of a revived retro…or something like that. …

Husqvarna Mille3 Concept Husqvarna Mille3: Slammed Power Supermoto Cruiser Dragbike? November 6, 2010 – Yet another motorcycle announcement at EICMA 2010, this time by Husqvarna, now owned by BMW. The Husqvarna “Mille3” was introduced with great fanfare at the Tuesday afternoon BMW new product intro, which was hosted by Hendrik von Kuenheim, the General Director …

Honda V4 Crosstourer Honda V4 Crosstourer and Crossrunner November 5, 2010 – I have a feeling Honda got caught out on the Adventure Touring craze, another strange chapter in the Book of Motorcycling, 21st Century. Wasn’t Honda the company that used to create trends and must-haves the way Apple does today? Honda was once known …

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and Tiger 800 XC Triumph Tiger 800 and Tiger 800 XC One of the most anticipated motorcycles of the season is the new Triumph Tiger, which are closely related: the Tiger 800 and the Tiger 800 XC. The Tiger 800 is more or less an on-road bike, very reminiscent I think …

The BMW Concept C Scooter BMW Concept C Scooter November 2, 2010 – BMW surprised everyone at the EICMA show with a presentation by David Robb, BMW’s Design Chief, on the Concept C scooter. The surprise was both the Concept C and having Robb do the presentation, which must mean they’re pretty serious about it. …

The 2011 BMW G 650 GS October 28, 2010 – BMW released the following press release and information today on a revised G 650 GS that will be made in Germany. It’s unclear how different this bike is from the existing G 650 GS, other than updated styling, or whether it will replace the F …

Nighthawk Replacement Coming to the U.S. in 2011? October 27, 2010 – Honda will produce the new CBR250R road sports model in Thailand and launch sales in November of 2010. This CBR250R will have the largest engine displacement of any vehicle produced by Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Thai Honda), Honda’s motorcycle production company in …

2010 Kawaski Z1000 Custom Motorcycles by WARM-UP I receive many press releases but only publish those that I find most interesting. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Kawasaki, starting with the Mach III 500 cc two-stroke screamer back in the ’60’s. The new Kawasaki Z1000 piques my interest, so when this …

The V4 Sport-Tourer Being the youngest of five siblings I was often on the receiving end of hand-me-downs. Sometimes it was clothes, sometimes sporting equipment and thankfully, motorcycles. I have a brother who is seven years my elder and luckily for me, he also had an interest in motorcycles. Growing up I was always riding …

The 2011 BMW R 1200 R More:  R1200R Photos from EICMA 2010 Sections On This Page Include: Overall concept. Technology and design. Equipment program. Paint finishes. Technical specifications. Engine output and torque. More: R1200R “Touring Special” October 31, 2010 – BMW released the following press release and information today on the revised R 1200 R series. The …

2011 BMW R 1200 GS “Triple Black” The 2011 BMW R 1200 GS “Triple Black” October 19, 2010 – BMW released minimal information on a new color scheme for the 2011 BMW R 1200 GS. The BMW R 1200 GS goes to “The Dark Side” in 2011 with a Special Edition, the R 1200 GS …

BMW K1600GT and K1600 GTL Final Production Versions Announced The BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL: Introduction October 5, 2010 – BMW announced today the final production version of the BMW K 1600 GT and GTL. Both of these motorcycles feature the brand-new BMW 6-cylinder engine. We first presented the engine in the …

2010 BMW S 1000 RR Ride Report Whether it’s producing the perfect beer, wonderful concertos or cars whose bodies are built totally out of carbon fiber, German manufacturing is a thing of beauty. Germany is sometimes called “Das Land der Dichter und Denker” (the land of poets and thinkers) and one could make the correlation …

The Aprilia Mana 850 GT has excellent handling and braking and good fuel economy. It also has an easy-to-live-with CVT transmission. So does this make it a city bike, or an upgraded type of scooter? Or, is it a basic all-around street bike? Background Who would refuse the loan of a brand-spanking-new motorcycle for a …

Triumph Street Triple R Review OK — first I should probably admit something. When Kenn Stamp (2WF.com Editor) shot me an e-mail asking if I was ready to do a two week bike test I wasn’t sure what to expect. I mean I have tested everything from 3-wheeled scooters to 180 HP cruisers. Even Kenn’s …

Cruisers — be they bare bones Main Street brawlers or dressed-up touring cruisers — are all about one thing: looks. Acceleration, handling, stopping and sometimes even comfort play second fiddle to that basic tenet of cruiserdom — looks. If its not hot, cool, a fit bird, a stunna, sick, fab, a cherry, or any other …

BMW K1600GT and K1600 GTL Concepts The BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL: Introduction July 7, 2010 – The 6-cylinder BMW motorcycle engine was first presented in the concept study of the Concept 6 (Photos and Information) and it captured the imagination of many motorcycle fans. UPDATE: BMW K 1600 GT and GTL final production version …

Aprilia RSV4R Review Growing up in the rural northern Canada (Saskatchewan), it should come as no surprise that I live my life without a lot flair; I prefer sneakers over Italian shoes, steak over pasta and a cold beer over wine. While I have always admired the Italian’s passion and ability to build extremely competent …

Uncrating the 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200S! The Multistrada 1200 Has Arrived! The weekend of May 15, 2010 marks the official rollout of the new Ducati Multistrada 1200.  Most of the Ducati dealerships will be uncrating their first Multistrada, a 1200S model. I asked Donnie Unger, the owner of Duc Pond Motorsports in Winchester, Virginia, if I could …

The word “irony” is often misused, but in this case, Webster’s classic definition is right on the money: “A state of affairs or events that is the reverse of what was or was to be expected. Search webBikeWorld and print every word related to cruisers and you wouldn’t have enough to fill a thimble. The …

April 2010) – The Monster family introduces the 796, an exciting addition to the line-up that combines the user-friendliness of the 696 with the sports character of the 1100. Delivering 87 hp (64kW), a dry weight of just 167 kg (368lb) and optional ABS, the stylish new Monster 796 returns the magic of mid-range to …

Many of you might be thinking, “What is an avid superbike racer and sportbike enthusiast doing testing a Harley Davidson?” Harley is not exactly known for producing cutting edge sportbikes. Well, I would be lying if I didn’t say I also asked myself this exact thing. That is until I did some research on the …

If only I had a dollar for every time a prospective new rider walked up and asked me what is the best beginner bike on the market, I would have enough to buy Mat Mladin’s racebike at the end of the season. It is one of the most common questions I am asked when out …

Triumph Speed Triple Review Moto-journalists are all alike; we think we know it all when it comes to bikes. Take me picking up the 2009 Triumph Speed Triple that was used for this article. Since I was swapping out the 2009 Triumph Bonneville SE that I had just finished testing, Triumph Media Guru Jim Callahan …

Wide open two-lane highways stretching out into the distance. Tree covered roads meandering through small towns. Winding country lanes cutting a scenic path beside a stream. Main Street USA on a Saturday night. All these places are the domain of that distinctly American of bikes, the cruiser. But not just any cruiser will do, mind …

Bonnie’s Story If you were to look at my family history, you’d find quite a few famous movie stars within the past few generations. For example, my grandfather starred in the movie “The Wild One”, while my grandfather’s younger brother starred with Steve McQueen in “The Great Escape”. My dad was in the movie “An …

TAG Heuer and Triumph Special Edition Bonneville November 24, 2009 – British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph and Swiss watch manufacturer TAG Heuer have collaborated to create a special, one-of-a-kind “Bonneville Heuer” Triumph motorcycle. The association between Triumph and TAG Heuer comes as a result of their common values and the legacy of Steve McQueen, who was …

BMW K 1300 S Review Since we as motorcyclists age like a fine wine as the years go by, we tend to gravitate towards a more balanced motorcycle rather than ride the razor’s edge of a true sport bike. Want proof?  Look no further than the sport touring market as that segment has exploded in recent …

The BMW Motorrad Concept 6: Introduction November 10, 2009 – BMW today announced the new BMW Motorrad Concept 6, with a claimed 96 lb. ft. of torque starting at just 2,000 RPM!  The engine revs to 9,000 RPM and it’s apparently designed as a touring engine, so we expect to see it not in this …

2010 BMW R 1200 GS: Now With Dual Overhead Cams! The 2010 BMW R1200GS: Introduction November 5, 2009 – BMW today announced the new 2010 R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure, now with two overhead cams per cylinder! The new radial valve arrangement brings an increase in engine output of 5%, to 110 HP (81 kW) at …