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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 …

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 …

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 …

Ducati Multistrada 620 Blog Welcome to my Multistrada 620 blog! The most recent entries are entered in order from latest to oldest on this page (below). As the page fills up, I’ll move the older articles to page 2 and hopefully there will be many more! There’s a lot of information about the Multistrada out …

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 …

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 …

Husqvarna “Moab” Concept Motorcycle The Husqvarna Moab Concept November 9, 2011 – As I mentioned in yesterday’s report, BMW didn’t have much new for 2012, having busted the development budget apparently for the 2011 release of the K 1600 GT and GTL, the G 650 GS and the Concept C scooter (now referred to as …

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 Announces the E-Scooter Electric Scooter Concept UPDATE (September 15, 2011) – BMW announces near-production ready version of the Concept e scooter (report). July 1, 2011 (BMW Press Release) – Space is becoming increasingly scarce in the major urban centers and traffic density is growing continuously. All these factors coalesce in increasing demands in terms of private transportation. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …