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New Motorcycle Safety Reports Available ▪ Motorcycles With ABS Are Safer ▪ Helmets Save Lives ▪ Motorcycle Training Does Not Reduce Crash Rate More wBW:  Motorcycle Safety Page  |  Motorcycle Reviews April 6, 2010 – The Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the U.S.A., has released a series of reports on motorcycle safety …

webBikeWorld Live Report The 2010 Powersports Dealer Expo is scheduled for this coming weekend at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The yearly event is the largest show in North America where motorcycle and powersports dealers can see and touch all of the latest products about to be released for the start of a new …

REV’IT! and GORE-TEX Motorcycle Product Test Team REV’IT!! and GORE-TEX to Create “Test Team” to Evaluate New Motorcycle Clothing REV’IT! and GORE-TEX Test Team January 4, 2010 – REV’IT! Sport International and GORE-TEX have now formed the motorcycle apparel industry’s first prototype and product development test team composed exclusively of rider-enthusiasts (see article below). “The …

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 …

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 …

Gore “Lockout” 100% Waterproof Closure for Motorcycle Clothing October 2009 – The Gore-Tex brand is familiar to motorcyclists worldwide, and the company has now developed a new product that has the potential to revolutionize the common zipper closure for motorcycle garments. Called the Gore “Lockout”, this “closure system” provides a simple, easy to use and …

BMW to Release F 800 R Chris Pfeiffer Stunt Replica September 11, 2009 – Our European sources tell us that BMW has confirmed a limited edition F800R Chris Pfeiffer stunt replica motorcycle will be available for sale. At this point, it’s not clear if the motorcycle will be sold in all markets. Since Pfeiffer is …

Motorcycle License Plate Dimensions for States in the U.S.A. Editor’s Note: (July 9, 2009) This information was recently sent by a webBikeWorld reader who wishes to remain anonymous. We thought it was interesting, so here it is. Dear Editor: Here’s a table of official motorcycle license plate dimensions for all 50 U.S. states and the District …

2010 Triumph Thunderbird and 2010 Triumph Motorcycles UPDATE: April 16, 2009 – Triumph has set the price for its new Thunderbird big twin cruiser at $12,499 USD. Dealers throughout North America are accepting deposits for the first wave of Thunderbirds, which are scheduled to arrive on North American shores this summer. “We have received a lot …

Triumph Bonneville SE: 1970’s Retro Styling and Nimble Handling for Triumph’s Icon April 10, 2009 – A restyled yet still iconic Triumph Bonneville SE is hitting North American streets in 2009 with a 1970s retro flair and more nimble handling. The Bonneville legend was born when Triumph broke the motorcycle speed record at the world-famous …

New Alpinestars Engineered Riding Apparel Debuts at Triumph Dealers February 23, 2009 – Triumph and Alpinestars have collaborated to create the “Triumph engineered with Alpinestars” line of technical riding apparel. The high performance apparel combines the distinctive Triumph look and premium Alpinestars design for a unique line of men’s and women’s jackets, pants, gloves and …

Suzuki TU250 Motorcycle The Powersports Dealer Expo is all about accessories, clothing, helmets…and anything else a dealer can sell, other than motorcycles. For the most part, the only motorcycles at the show are there to display accessories. Motorcycle manufacturer displays are very rare. In 2007, Victory showed up with a nice display to show off …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009 wBW Special Report: Fulmer Helmets 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Report Home Aimee Leeper is a genius.  But a couple of months ago, people were questioning her sanity. There was a good chance that her job as Fulmer’s Marketing Director would have …

2009 Triumph Daytona 675: More Power and Better Handling February 2, 2009 – Triumph’s award-winning Daytona 675 has been revised and updated for 2009 with a host of modifications that improve on the bike’s class-leading handling and performance. The bike that caused such a stir by becoming the first three-cylinder machine to enter the Supersport …

Triumph Announces the Daytona 675 The new Triumph Daytona 675 is one of the most eagerly awaited bikes of 2006. The triple-cylinder Daytona 675 Triple in one single stroke redefines just how a middleweight sports bike should perform. It packs a large amount of power and torque into a small, nimble package. The first three-cylinder …

September 12, 2008:  Triumph launched the new Street Triple R today at a press launch on the Isle of Man. This new model is based on the successful Street Triple, is powered by the world renowned Daytona 675 and takes its styling queues from the original hooligan bike, the Speed Triple.  The Street Triple R …

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V Ride Report The Stelvio 1200 4V is here and it remains true to the Moto Guzzi heritage of building exciting motorcycles. Whether it will become a modern classic remains to be seen; what can be confirmed from this ride review is that overall, it will not disappoint.  Those wanting to …

R.T. fought the law and the law won.  He learned some interesting lessons along the way.  What went wrong?  What could or should have been done differently?  How would you have handled the situation?  Let’s hear from both sides — motorcyclists and Police Officers! More:  Comments (Below)  |  wBW Reviews Home Traffic Court Yesterday I arrived in traffic …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle is Here! May 10, 2008 – BMW today released the final street version of the 2009 BMW S 1000 RR street bike. The race version of the S1000RR has been doing very well so far in the 2009 World Superbike series, and the street version is loaded with technology …

BMW S1000RR Prototype April 17, 2008 – BMW today released the official photos of the 2009 BMW S 1000 RR race bike. This motorcycle hasn’t been a very well kept secret, and the motorcycle shown here will be the basis for the motorcycle BMW will campaign in World Superbike racing. The photos of the S 1000 RR were …

The BMW “MEGAMOTO”! (April 2008) – BMW Motorrad is proudly presenting the new Megamoto. It’s based on the BMW HP2 Enduro. This unique motorcycle will rank right at the top among all street-legal two-cylinder Supermotos thanks to its supreme performance and the use of top-class materials. Consistently following the HP2 model line, the Megamoto impressively …

First 6-Cylinder Guzzi Announced Mandello del Lario, Italy – Moto Guzzi S.p.A. has announced a limited production run of 6-cylinder cruisers based on the famed Moto Guzzi Centauro chassis and engine. The new MG-3000ie (iniezione elettronica) will also be sold in the U.S. starting this fall as a 2009 model. The bike will be known as …

March 3, 2008 – It’s finally here!  Honda announced today the final production version of the unique and innovative Honda DN-01 “Sports Cruiser”! Honda Motor, Co., Ltd. announced that sales of the DN-01 large sports cruiser will begin in Japan on Friday, March 7. The price and delivery date for the UK has not been set, …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From The 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 16-18, 2008 We’re now reporting live from the annual Powersports Dealer Expo, held this time each year in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is our 5th annual report from the Dealer Expo, and it’s always quite a trip.  This is the place where …

Triumph Triple Challenge Back Bigger and Better in 2008 November 21, 2007 – The Triumph Triple Challenge one-make Championship will enter its second season in 2008, boasting a bigger and better prize fund for entrants, as well as the chance for the hottest and brightest UK talent to shine on the World stage. A test …

2008 BMW Motorcycles BMW’s two-wheel product expansion takes another step forward for 2008, with six new or extensively revised models in four different categories. In addition, the company moves into yet one more displacement class this year with another all-new off-road design. The company’s HP, Supersport and Adventure-Touring ranks also expand via new or extensively …

From “D.W.” (December 2012): “I can’t believe I fell victim to this design fault and didn’t realise until I went looking for the information after the event. The front wheel on my newly purchased R1200GSA locked up as I came off the tar seal onto a gravel section. I have four broken ribs a broken ankle …

The Kawasaki Versys The Kawasaki Versys Story Part 1: Kawasaki Versys Introduction and Review Part 2: Luggage and Accessories Part 3: Windscreen Part 4: Accessories for the Versys Part 5: New Tires for the Versys Part 6: Oxford HotGrips on the Versys Gear: Zeta Handguards and XC Deflector Kit Gear: FAMSA 260 Tank Bag & Pannier Set Versys Specs: Kawasaki Versys Info and Specs …

Ducati Sport Classics For Sale! UPDATE: October 10, 2006 – Ducati releases two new Sportclassics, including the Sport S and the Sport 1000 Biposto with higher handlebars.  More information as it becomes available! If ever there was a motorcycle manufacturer capable of turning dreams into reality, it’s Ducati At the end of 2003, Ducati previewed …

Internet Exclusive:  webBikeWorld Reporting Live From the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 18-20, 2006. Home  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2005 Dealer Expo For the third consecutive year, webBikeWorld is reporting live from the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. You’ll be the very first to see exclusive reports …

BMW K1200S Sets New World Land Speed Record at Bonneville November 8, 2005) – A 2006 production model BMW K1200S has set a world land speed record. The record is in the 1000-1350cc stock, partially streamlined, naturally aspirated motorcycle class. This was attained at Utah’s famed Bonneville Salt Flats. The motorcycle, piloted by 56-year-old Andy …

Hayes Diversified Technologies is the designer and manufacturer of the Kawasaki KLR650-based M1030M1 JP8/Diesel Military Motorcycle. Hayes has now announced that due to overwhelming response, they will produce a limited run of diesel motorcycles for sale. Founded 1961 by Marvin Hayes Sr., Hayes has been providing diesel motorcycles and gas-fueled motorcycles and ATV’s to the …

More:  2005 Dealer Expo Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  | Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2006 Dealer Expo Continuing our live report from from the 2005Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 19-21, 2005. This is the last page, even though there are tons more stories to tell! It was a lot of fun and we met …

More from from the 2005 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 19-21, 2005. More:  2005 Dealer Expo Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2006 Dealer Expo Feb. 20, 2005 – 20:46:  Next to final posting.  I’ll probably add another page tomorrow. My feet and legs are killing me!  So much to see, as …

The CR&S “DUU” and Custom Motorcycles CR&S Custom Motorcycles Power cruisers are in, and they’re looking good. The genre seems to be evolving into a modern cross between the classic cruiser of the past and the street burner of the future. I guess the Yamaha V-Max was first, and it was plenty popular. Harley added …

2005 BMW K1200LT Recalls NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make : BMW Model : K1200LT Year : 2005 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V438000 Recall Date : SEP 03, 2004 Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE – …

BMW R1200GS Brake Recall Make : BMW Model: R1200 GS Year: 2005 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V297000 Recall Date : JUN 03, 2004 Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK Potential Number Of Units Affected : 99 Summary:  On certain motorcycles, the integral anti-lock brake system (IABS) sensor sealing O-ring connection at the rear axle housing may …

DUCATI SPORT CLASSIC, A DREAM COME TRUE Bologna, January 30, 2004 – The enthusiasm and fascination expressed by the public from all over the world for these new Ducati concept bikes has convinced the Bologna company to schedule all three “Sport Classic” models for production. Due to the huge positive response following the presentation of …

Triumph Daytona 600 Brake Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make / Models :    TRIUMPH / DAYTONA 600 Model/Build Years:    2004 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V409000 Recall Date : OCT 20, 2003 Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC Potential Number Of …

BMW Motorcycle Safety Recalls Back to the BMW Motorcycle Page More BMW Motorcycle Recalls: BMW F650CS Recall (2) BMW R850R – R1100R Recall BMW F650GS Dakar Recall BMW K1200RS Recall BMW R1200C Recall (2) BMW R1100RT-P Recall BMW K Series from 2001 – 2004 BMW R Series from 2000, 2002, 2004 BMW 2003 R-model recall …