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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 …

Ducati Announces the Hypermotard 796! Ducati Previews the 2010 Hypermotard 796: The New Way to Go Hyper! October 2009 – The Hypermotard family will expand for 2010 with the addition of the exciting new Hypermotard 796. Just as aggressively striking as the 1100, the new Hypermotard 796 features a lower seat height and brand new …

Life With the BMW F 800 GS What’s not to like? It is a BMW after all and it really does represent excellent value for the money and a very good return on the investment. The price is more than offset by its design, quality and functionality and don’t forget that three-year warranty. The smaller …

2009 Moto Guzzi Motorcycles Milan, November 2008 – This year, Moto Guzzi will play four aces at the 66th Milan motorbike show in a winning hand drawn from one of the widest ranges of machinery in the sector. They will begin with the Special Edition Griso 8V SE that stands out with its magnificent “Tenni” …

The BMW F 800 R The New BMW F 800 R. On this page: Overall concept and vehicle properties. Engine. Chassis. Electrical system and electronics. Body and design. Equipment program. The paint finishes of the F 800 R. Specifications, Engine Output and Torque. UPDATE: BMW Announces F800R Chris Pfeiffer Stunt Replica! 1. Overall concept and vehicle …

The BMW Lo Rider Concept Purist, powerful, unfaired and reduced to the absolute essentials – these few words provide an incomplete description of the BMW Lo Rider, the new concept study released by BMW Motorrad at the 2008 EICMA show in Milan. At first sight, the focus would seem to be on the creation of …

Ducati GT1000 Information and Specifications The Ducati GT1000 is finally ready.  Reminiscent of the classic GT750 of the 1970’s, the GT1000 is a modern update of what used to be the standard motorcycle.   ▪ October 2008 – Ducati GT1000 Touring (below)   ▪ Ducati Announces the GT1000 Two-Tone! Here’s our GT1000 Review page, Rick’s Ducati GT 1000 Blog and a page with parts …

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 …

The New BMW K 1300 R On This Page: BMW K1300R Background (Below) Technical Highlights Suspension Options and Accessories Colors Technical Specifications The BMW K 1300 Series:  Introduction and Comments  |  BMW K1300S  |  BMW K1300R  |  BMW K1300GT The BMW K1300R Making a significant departure from traditional sports motorcycle concepts, BMW proudly presented the “most powerful naked bike …

The New BMW K 1300 GT On This Page: BMW K1300GT Background (Below) Technical Highlights Suspension Options and Accessories Colors Technical Specifications The BMW K 1300 Series:  Introduction and Comments  |  BMW K1300S  |  BMW K1300R  |  BMW K1300GT The BMW K1300GT Introducing the new K 1300 GT, BMW Motorrad is opening up new dimensions in the BMW Touring …

The New BMW K1300S Background – The BMW K1300S BMW announced updates to the K 1200 series at the 2008 Intermot show in Germany. They sent us 85 pages (!) of information covering the BMW K 1300 S, BMW K 1300 GT and BMW K 1300 R, with even a little S 1000 RR thrown …

2009 BMW F650GS Arrives in U.S. BMW Motorcycle Dealers More:  2009 BMW F650GS Specifications (Below) BMW’s All-New Entry Level Model Makes its Debut with a Twin-Cylinder Engine August 19, 2008 – BMW today announced the 2009 F 650 GS, a revised version of the venerable but relatively slow-selling F 650 GS. This is an important release …

Aprilia Mana 850 Review The Mana is a mid-displacement sports motorcycle with engine mapping modes and a unique Gear System that allows automatic or semi-automatic control of the drive system for sports performance. To some motorcycle purists, scooters either large or small, and by extension  two-wheelers that utilize similar technology will never be acceptable. For …

The New Moto Guzzi V7 Classic With the V7 Classic, Moto Guzzi kills two birds with one stone: First, it celebrates the 40th birthday of the first Italian Maxi Motorcycle created by Giulio Cesare Carcano and second, it gives its response to the ever-increasing demand for classic, sophisticated, retro-design machines. Just one glance at the …

January 28, 2008 – Ducati today announced the 1098 R, claimed to be “the lightest, most powerful twin-cylinder bike ever” with a true competition-level traction control system supplied as standard for maximum track performance. This is the Ducati press release on the bike: The 1098 R is Ducati’s ultimate Superbike.  Ducati calls the engine “the …

The New BMW F 800 GS! Contents: Concept and Background Vehicle Characteristics and Technology Range of Equipment Colors Engine Output and Torque Technical Data F 800 GS Tires: Tubed or Tubeless? UPDATE:  April 2009 – Our BMW F800GS Review! GlobeRiders BMW F800GS Instructional DVD Review! New BMW Adventure Bike Expected to Arrive at Retailers This Fall …

Windscreens for the Versys Motorcycling is unique in its ability to bring the rider (and passenger) closer to the elements – a sense of freedom as the rider and machine move as one through the air. Each individual has their own opinion on just how much of that air should be felt while riding. Which …

Ducati Announces the New RR The Ducati Desmosedici RR production prototype was launched at Mugello on the eve of the Italian Grand Prix. Available starting in July 2007, this MotoGP replica motorcycle can be reserved through your local Ducati dealer! UPDATE:  December 15, 2007 – Ducati has announced that the entire production run of 1,500 …

2008 Moto Guzzi Report The big news at Moto Guzzi for 2008 is the Stelvio (see our report).  But the Mandello del Lario based company has also made a few updates to the 1200 Sport and a major engine update for the Griso for 2008. We’ve included some information on the new Griso 8V, including …

The New Moto Guzzi Stelvio! The Moto Guzzi Stelvio, cousin to the Moto Guzzi Quota (remember it?), is ready for market and will be sold by Moto Guzzi dealers worldwide in 2008. The bike was announced at the EICMA show in Milan in November of 2007. The Stelvio should make a nice competitor for the …

KTM RC8 The New KTM RC8 Superbike! Here are some photos of this fantastic-looking machine, and… Photos Courtesy of KTM.  Photographers:  H. Mitterbauer (Studio photos).  P. Friedl  (Track photo).  R. Schedl  (KTM On-track). More:  Stefan Nebel named as KTM RC8 test rider (below) KTM 1190 RC8: Official Superbike premiere in Milan!  KTM first released some computer-generated …

Ducati Confirms Hypermotard Production May 7, 2007: Final Hypermotard Specifications The Hypermotard takes on urban canyons and mountain curves with total abandon. Its purpose is single-minded – to thrill. The aggressive ‘motard’ styling and stance combine with Ducati Sportbike technology to deliver the best of both worlds. With a riding position that ensures total control, …

BMW Tests New Enduro Concept in Competition April 20, 2007 – BMW’s new 450cc Sports Enduro motorcycle enters World Enduro Championship. The involvement of BMW Motorrad in off-road sport has a long and successful tradition. BMW not only wants to perpetuate this success story with high-capacity machines such as the HP2 Enduro (wBW report) but also extend …

April 14, 2007 – Moto Guzzi has announced the addition of the new Bellagio cruiser to its motorcycle lineup for 2007. Moto Guzzi, in this translated press release, says that the new Bellagio symbolizes the “depth of the relationship between Moto Guzzi and its surrounding territory”. This relationship is so strong that the immense beauty …

Choosing and Buying a Motorcycle: A Woman’s Perspective Choosing and purchasing a motorcycle is a major decision. It can be confusing and intimidating, especially if you’re new to riding…or happen to be a woman. I’m not new to motorcycle riding, but I am a woman. And it had been 40 years since I’d bought a …

The Ducati 1098 Superbike! More:  Graves Motorsports 1098 Exhaust  |  Ducati announces the 1098-based Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica!  |  March 15, 2007 – Ducati 1098 Voted Best Design of 2006 by the Motorcycle Design Association Ducati’s 916 was a tough act to follow.  The 999 bravely broke away from being just a facelift, although while a better …

KTM 990 Super Duke R and 690 Supermoto November 15, 2006 – KTM has announced that the 2007 Super Duke R and 690 Supermoto will be released at the EICMA Trade Fair in Milan. KTM stated that the bikes are the “spearhead of sporty street fighters”, with improvements to the Super Duke 990 for 2007 …

September 12, 2006 – Ducati announced today the Multistrada 1100 and Multistrada 1100S motorcycles.  The bikes feature a new 1078 cc engine, an increase from the 992 cc of the previous version. The new engine has 95 HP (claimed) at 7,750 RPM and 76 ft. lbs. of torque at 4,750 RPM.  Both Multistradas also feature a …

BMW Announces the R 1200 R BMW Press Released Edited by webBikeWorld.com July 2006 – BMW has released information and technical specifications on the new R 1200 R, which continues a long tradition of the BMW motorcycle line. BMW claims that the R1200R is the first motorcycle in the world with “Automatic Stability Control“, or …

Our Favorite Motorcycle Magazines Labels and stereotypes; for good or for evil, they put people and things into little boxes with closed lids. Labels tend to shut off debate and prevent people from dealing with real issues. But labels are a reality, so we just have to learn to live with. If you can’t beat …

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 …

(September 2005) – BMW has just announced the F 800 ST, a sport-touring version of the F 800 S twin cylinder. The motorcycle has a larger fairing and small saddlebags and it looks like a fun ride. More information will be posted when available. Master Listing of All wBW Motorcycle Product Reviews Note: For informational use only. All material …

The BMW R1200RT:  The rumors were true!  The new BMW R1200RT and R1200ST motorcycles have been seen in testing on European roadways. The bike will get a version of the 1200cc engine from the R1200GS with 110hp and 85 ft. lbs. of torque. Balancer shafts, smoother gearbox, lighter weight and better handling are also predicted. 33 liters of …

Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival 2002 More:  2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  2002 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle News Page Check out the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival website. The event was held on September 22, 2002 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Lots of great motorcycles and loads of fun! (Photos from the 2001 …

Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival 2002 More:  2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  2002 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle News Page Check out the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival website. The event was held on September 22, 2002 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Lots of great motorcycles and loads of fun! (Photos from the 2001 …

Mid Atlantic Italian MotoFest 2002 More:  2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  2002 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle News Page Check out the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival website. The event was held on September 22, 2002 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Lots of great motorcycles and loads of fun! (Photos from the 2001 …