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The 1998 Triumph Tiger “Steamer” Blog Welcome to the webBikeWorld Triumph Tiger blog! Here you’ll find information about Triumph Tiger parts, accessories, repair, maintenance and more. Much of this information is also available through other sources. But we figured our Tiger project bike is an integral part of the webBikeWorld team and, as such, it …

2011 AFX Helmets 2011 Dealer Expo Report Home wBW 2011 Dealer Expo Reports 2011 Nexx Helmets 2011 AFX Helmets Caberg Helmets U.S. Update Motorcycle Photo Slide Show Bell Revolver Bell RS-1 Bell Custom 500 Bell Moto-9 and Moto-4 Klim Enduro Clothing e-Tint MX-8 and AX-9 LCD Visor Inserts Warn Motorcycle HID Lights and XT15 Winch Vemar …

2008 Powersports Dealer Expo – Motorcycle Accessories – Page 2 Summing up the 2008 show, I’m convinced there are a couple of interesting trends, as I mentioned earlier.  First, motorcycle clothing manufacturers are finally getting serious about women riders, with good-looking but functional and safe clothing.  Rev’it (more later) and Teknic are offering high-quality motorcycle …

Page 3: More live reporting from the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Home  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2005 Dealer Expo All text and photos © webWorld International, LLC 2001-2007. All rights reserved. Our friends at Zeus had a small display, with what looks like a freshened design for the …

BMW Screen Saver for Old Windows Machines The BMW logo is a classic! It’s a simple, strong and powerful identity, it represents the history and heritage of BMW motorcycles for the last 80 years. So here is a really cool BMW Motorcycle screen saver. It’s a 3-dimensional bouncing ball with the BMW motorcycle logo in high …

These motorcycle news stories were posted on the webBikeWorld.com home page. Once a link is removed from the Motorcycle News column on the home page, it is posted here, by month for the calendar year. News from previous years is linked in the right-hand column. 2015 Motorcycle News New Arai Signet-Q Pro Tour Graphics Announced “A …

On a global scale it might be overshadowed by EICMA in Milan, but for bikers in the UK, Motorcycle Live, which takes place at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, is the big one. This year’s show ran from 28th November until 6th December; I went along on Monday November 30th to check it out. This was “Media …

BMW Gets the Message: Retro Sells If anyone could do retro — and if anyone should have jumped on the retro bandwagon long ago — it’s BMW. The German company, in their inimitable way, decided that only the future held promise. Retro is so…stale. Or something. The R NineT sort of changed that; it’s “Retro …

The 2015 Kawasaki Versys Gets an “LT” Makeover The Kawasaki Versys (review) has its fans…and just as many detractors. More than anything else, the styling created this dichotomy. Well, that should no longer be a problem. The 2015 Versys looks like a sharp, modern adventure-touring bike in the current faux AT style that’s in vogue. Both the …

The BMW S1000XR: Adventure, Sport and More! As an early adopter of most things, including technology and new motorcycles, investing in both has and remains a huge sometimes consuming part of my life. But over the last ten years Beemers — typically of the Boxer variant — along with three of the 800 vertical twin …

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 …

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 …

Study Finds U.S. Motorcyclist Fatalities Down 7% in 2013 May 8, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – For only the second year since 1997, U.S. motorcyclist fatalities are projected to decrease in 2013 (once data is fully analyzed), according to a new analysis of preliminary state data released today by the Governors Highway Safety …

Sena Announces Universal Intercom With Cross-Brand Compatibility Will Be Available Via Firmware Update to Sena Intercom Owners! (Nov. 4, 2013) – Sena Technologies, Inc., a Bluetooth innovator in the motorcycle and outdoor activities market, has released a Universal Intercom feature for their full product line. The Universal Intercom is a unique technology to the industry, …

Study Reveals Female Motorcycle Riders Feel Happier, More Confident and Sexier Than Women Who Don’t Ride December 29, 2013 – Harley-Davidson commissioned a study of female motorcycle riders and issued the following press release, edited by webBikeWorld.com. Who knew that the key to happiness might be where women least expect — out on the open road, and …

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 …

Sena and Nexx Partner on X-COM and SX-COM Bluetooth Intercom (Nov. 5, 2013) – Sena Technologies, Inc., a Bluetooth innovator in the motorcycle and outdoor activities market, today announced their recent partnership with Nexx Helmets to create the all-new X-COM and SX-COM Bluetooth communication devices. Both of the all-new units have been designed to be …

Sena and HJC Announce the H-Talk Bluetooth Intercom November 4, 2013 –  Sena Technologies, Inc. today announced their recent partnership with HJC Helmets to create the all-new H-Talk Bluetooth intercom system. Sena also announced today the Sena Universal Intercom (report) and the X-COM and SX-COM intercoms for Nexx helmets (report). H-Talk is a communication system that will be integrated …

More Photos and Motorcycle Gear From the 2013 AIMExpo October 19, 2013 – Here are more photos from the show. I didn’t get all the details on these but will follow up on some of them with a detailed review. More: 2013 AIMExpo Reports Publication Date: October 19, 2013 Note: For informational use only. All material and photographs …

Cardo and Shoei Announce Intercom Partnership October 28, 2013 –  Shoei and Cardo announce a high-end communication system for Shoei Customers Shoei Co., Ltd. and Cardo Systems Inc. announced today that they have signed an agreement under which Cardo will design, develop and market an unique and high-end communication system to specifically fit the Shoei Neotec, …

BMW R-Bike Motorcycle Recall Models: BMW R Model Motorcycle Year: 2003 Number Potentially Involved: 7,000 Dates of Manufacture: December 2002 – August 2003 Defect: On certain motorcycles (Opposed Twins w/Two-Spark Ignition), the electrical wiring for the oxygen sensor and the ignition lead for the right-hand secondary spark plug have a parallel routing over part of …

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Announces an Online eRider Course August 2013 – Designed to promote lifelong learning in a convenient, informative online format, the new Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic eCourse is now available for $19.99 on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation website. The highly interactive three-hour MSF Basic eCourse incorporates photos, graphics, video and more to provide …

QB Carbon offers MotoGP replica bodywork kit for the Ducati 748/916/996/998 (Photos Courtesy QB Carbon) This is a SWEET!  A complete MotoGP replica bodywork kit for the 916/748/996/998 series of Superbikes! The bodywork is manufactured by QB Carbon, the leading manufacturer of carbon fibre products in the U.K.  QB Carbon, based in Nottingham in the U.K., supplies many …

2013 Motorcycle News BMW Motorrad Days Set for July 5-7, 2013 More:  wBW BMW Motorcycle Page  |  wBW Motorcycle Product Reviews May 8, 2013 –  The BMW Motorrad Days 2013 will celebrate 90 years of BMW Motorrad history in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. This year the world’s biggest BMW Motorrad meeting will take place from July 5th – 7th. Once again, the organizers …

Nolan Ncom Multi2 and B1 “Basic” Intercoms Announced March 7, 2013 –  Nolan announced today the Multi2 and B1 motorcycle helmet intercoms. Here is an edited version of the Nolan press release: In 2006, Nolan took the riding industry and the electronics world by surprise by being the first company to introduce a Bluetooth system to …

Honda CTX700 and CTX700N Announced More wBW: Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  Helmet Reviews February 12, 2013 –  Honda Announces the CTX700N and CTX700, the first models of the CTX Series to bring the “Comfort Technology Experience”. Honda today unveiled the CTX700N “naked” bike and the CTX700 motorcycle equipped with a cowl at the International Motorcycle Show in Chicago …

New Motorcycle Helmet Padding Design Announced (December 4, 2012): 6D Helmets is a new motorcycle helmet design firm who have developed an interesting helmet padding system to improve on the decades-old EPS traditional system. The new 6D ATR-1 off-road helmet is the first product using the “Omni-Directional Suspension” (ODS) technology developed by 6D. ODS is …

Cardo Announces Mac Version of the Cardo Community November 27, 2012 – Mac users who own a Scala Rider G9 have a reason to celebrate! Cardo Systems announced today that the Cardo Community online system for managing theCardo Scala Rider G9 intercom (review) is now open to Mac users. The Cardo Community online platform is now …

BMW Announces Special Edition Retro Boxer (November 13, 2012) In his speech at the international motorcycle show EICMA in Milan, BMW Motorrad President Stephen Shaller announced that BMW Motorrad will be presenting a new model with air-cooled “boxer” engine in 2013 as a special way of marking the “90 years of BMW Motorrad” anniversary. As …

BMW C 650 GT Details Here’s something different: a video-only tour describing many of the features and details of the BMW C 650 GT scooter. wBW Video: BMW C 650 GT Scooter Details More: BMW C 650 GT Review and First Impressions  |  The wBW BMW C 650 GT Blog Publication Date: November 2012 Note: For informational use only. All material …

BMW K 1300 S “30 Jahre K-Modelle” October 25, 2012 –  BMW will present a new special edition of the K 1300 S at the 2012 EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The BMW K1300S “30 Jahre K-Modelle” will mark the 30th anniversary of the BMW K-series of motorcycles. BMW launched the K100 in 1983. It was …

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, …

BMW Testing Vehicle-to-Vehicle On-Road Networking System Ocboter 6, 2012 – Intelligent driving that saves energy and increases safety always means anticipating what’s on the road ahead. An array of sensors is today already at work in vehicles to help drivers do just that. The anticipation “horizon” of these sensors is often limited, however, and confined …

Honda Factory to Race the 2013 Dakar Rally With Modified CRF450X July 22, 2012 – Honda has announced its intention to participate as a works team in the motorcycle class in the 2013 Dakar Rally. The 2013 Dakar Rally will start in January in South America, travelling north to south through Peru, Chile and Argentina …

BMW Announces Updates for 2013 July 6, 2012 –  Munich. A number of model updates will be integrated in the BMW Motorrad program for the model year 2013. The models will be available for order in the new configuration at all BMW Motorrad dealerships from August 2012. The 2013 changes are outlined below. BMW on Record …

BMW Launches New Motorcycle Race Helmet June 15, 2012 – BMW announced a new “Race” helmet today but provided very few details and only a single photo of the prototype. It’s possible that the helmet is being developed in conjunction with Schuberth, who has developed other BMW motorcycle helmets. Their press release stated the following: BMW …

“Those Wearing Full Face Helmets Will Be Shot…” Editor’s Note: This just in from the Philippines, sent by webBikeWorld reader “N.S.”. Probably the only good reason I’ve heard of for not wearing a full-face helmet! From “N.S.” (May 25, 2012) – This is the type of thing we have to deal with here in the Philippines. The headline …

U.S. Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2011 Preliminary Data May 22, 2012 – A report released today by the U.S. Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) finds that no progress was made in reducing motorcyclist deaths in 2011. Based upon preliminary data from 50 states and the District of Columbia, GHSA projects that motorcycle fatalities remained at about …

Harley-Davidson Dealers Ranked 1st in 2012  Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index More wBW:  Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  Motorcycle News May 11, 2012 – Industry benchmarking study shows widespread improvement in dealership treatment of motorcycle shoppers Harley-Davidson dealerships returned to the top ranking in the newly released 2012 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index (PSI) U.S. Motorcycle Industry Benchmarking …

2012 Honda NC700X February 10, 2012 – Motonation, the U.S. distributor for Sidi boots, Vemar helmets and AGV Sport apparel, is now assuming responsibility for distribution in Canada as well. Bill Berroth, President of Motonation said “This is a great step for the Motonation brand and we intend on treating the Canadian market with the same …