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Honda CTX200B Bushlander Review Down on the Farm With the CTX200B If you live in North America, Europe, Asia or 95% of Africa, you’ve never seen my motorcycle. The Honda CTX200 “Bushlander” falls into the dual-sport category, but it’s a sub-species referred to as “agricultural motorcycles” or simply “farm bikes.” Such machines are like utility …

2008 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver Twin Information World’s first motorcycle to feature ride-by-wire technology arrives in U.S. with a limited-time high-tech bonus for enthusiasts. American sport bike enthusiasts who refuse to sacrifice rideability and comfort for spirited performance and aggressive good looks have a tempting new solution – Aprilia’s first-ever middleweight sport bike, the SL …

Multiple Bike Syndrome Part II: My BMW R 1150 GS Frequent webBikeWorld visitors will remember my “Multiple Bike Syndrome” article, where I described some reasons for owning two motorcycles rather than only one. If you recall, I had just purchased a brand-new 2006 Yamaha FJR1300A to add to the stable. I was tickled with the …

Ducati 2010 Multistrada 1200! Multistrada 1200: The Beginning “A new biking concept”. That was the brief given to the Ducati designers when they started work on the original Multistrada. It arrived on the market in spring of 2003 and created a new and exciting segment, typical of the Bologna manufacturer. A new vision which combined …

More Britemax Products:  Britemax Black Max Swirl Remover  |  Britemax Review Intro  |  Britemax Metal Polish  |  Britemax Spray & Shine  |  Grime Out We’ve become rather jaded when it comes to motorcycle polishes, cleaners, waxes and metal polish. After using and reviewing over 55 different formulas, only a small handful really stand out as something special.  Be sure to …

Editor’s Note:  We were originally pleased but not overwhelmed with the Dri Wash ‘n Guard product when we first tried it. Since this article was originally posted, DWG International sent us the correct, retail sized container and the special aerosol pump spray container used to apply the product, rather than the very small sample sprayer that …

Meguiar’s Gold Class Vinyl & Rubber Protectant Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Vinyl, rubber cleaner & protection Type:  Spray bottle, 24 oz. (710 ml) Manufacturer:  Meguiar’s Made In:  U.S.A. Retail Price:  $4.99 Claims – “Brings back richness and color to vinyl, plastic and rubber.” For Use On – Vinyl, rubber (not motorcycle tires), trim, saddlebags. Claimed Features – “Uses a premium, complex blend of …

Rolling Thunder Pig Spit Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Engine, metal, plastic cleaner & protection Type: Aerosol Can, 9 oz. (255 g) Manufacturer: Rolling Thunder Made In:  U.S.A. Retail Price: $13.95 Claims – “Instant spit shine for motors.  Total bike protection.  Renews luster to faded or wax-marked paint.” For Use On – Metal, rubber, wrinkle paint, powder coated surfaces. Claimed Features – “Makes black …

American Industries Excel Metal Cleaner & Polish Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Metal polish Type: Aerosol can, 15 oz. (425 g) Manufacturer: American Industries Made In: U.S.A. Retail Price: Unknown Claims – “Cleans grease, water marks, fingerprints, oil, film”. For Use On – Stainless steel, chrome, aluminum, copper, brass. Claimed Features – “Locks out oxidation and leaves an invisible protective coating”. Application –  Spray sparingly …

S100 Polishing Soap Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Metal cleaner, polish Retailers:  Try Hawg-Wash in the U.S.A. Type: Container, 300 g (10.6 oz.) Manufacturer: S100 Cycle Care Products Made In: Germany Retail Price: $9.95 Claims – “New technology – the ease of a soap, the power of a polish”. For Use On – Metal, exhausts, case covers, chrome wheels, handlebars, etc. Claimed Features – Polishes and …

Meguiar’s All Metal Restorer Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Metal cleaner, polish Type:  Squeeze bottle, 10 oz. (296 ml) Manufacturer:  Meguiar’s Made In:  U.S.A Retail Price:  $7.99 Claims – “Makes wheels dazzling brilliant.  Extra long lasting.” For Use On – Metal wheels and trim. Claimed Features – “Safely and easily removes oxidation, dirt and other contaminants while creating a mirror-like shine and adding tough, …

Blue-Job Chrome Polish Review Our recent review of Blue Away motorcycle exhaust blue remover brought several emails from webBikeWorld visitors, all recommending Blue Job chrome polish as an alternative. We quickly ordered a container and came to the realization yet again that it’s better not to be too obsessed with removing that blue color on …

Blue Diamond Metal Polish The cryptic message arrived via email one day: “I have the polish you are looking for.” it read. “It removes bluing and golding.” Golding? “Contact me with an address and I will send out a free sample.  I sell my product for 100 dollars a gallon and 8 dollars for an …

A new generation of touring bikes is here from Moto Guzzi. The Breva V 1100 is a completely redesigned 90º V-Twin with a new, larger alternator positioned between the cylinder heads, new oil sump design, and lighter pistons to reduce crankcase inertia and reduce vibration. The most significant technological innovation is Moto Guzzi’s patented “cardano …

Metal Master Easy Cut Metal Cleaner & Final Shine and Sealant Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Motorcycle metal cleaner & polish Type:  Plastic Bottle, 8 oz. & 16 oz. Manufacturer:  Metal Master/Britemax Made In:  U.S.A. Retail Price: $14.95/$24.95 More Britemax Products:  Britemax Black Max Swirl Remover  | Britemax Review Intro  |  Britemax Metal Polish  |  Britemax Spray & Shine  |  Grime Out Claims – “Metal cleaner for …

Sprayway Crazy Clean Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Motorcycle cleaner Type: Spray Can, 19 oz. (539g) Manufacturer: Sprayway Inc Made In: U.S.A. Retail Price: $4.95 Claims – “Spray on – Wipe Off”.  Cleans and Deodorizes (!) For Use On – Motorcycle plastic, windscreens, chrome. Claimed Features – All-purpose cleaner. Application –  Spray on, let stand for several seconds, wipe off Our Opinions The original Sprayway Glass …

Moto Guzzi Norge 850 Moto Guzzi Announces the Norge 850 May 22, 2007 – Moto Guzzi has released some limited information on the new Norge 850 touring bike.  The motorcycle is very similar to the new Norge 1200 in many ways. The “Norge” name for both the Norge 1200 and the Norge 850 is in honor of a 4000 …

Meguiar’s Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Plastic cleaner, polish Type:  Squeeze bottle, 296 ml (10 oz.) Manufacturer:  Meguiar’s Made In:  U.S.A Retail Price:  $6.99 Claims – “Removes fine scratches, oxidation and grime, haze and cloudiness.” For Use On – Clear plastics Claimed Features – “Micro abrasive technology provides powerful but safe cleaning and polishing action.  Restores optical clarity …

BMW Windscreen Buffeting Solution Solution for buffeting on a BMW K75 or K100 motorcycle with the original equipment windscreen. See Also: ▪ BMW Windscreen Spacer Installation Instructions ▪ BMW K75 “S” Windscreen Adjustment Do you own a BMW K100 or K75 motorcycle with the standard windscreen (BMW part number 46 63 2 303 245)? Then you know …

Meguiar’s Gold Class Bug & Tar Remover Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Bug, tar remover Type:  Spray bottle, 16 oz. (473 ml) Manufacturer:  Meguiar’s Made In:  U.S.A Retail Price:  $5.95 Claims – “Quick and safe way to dissolve road tar and bugs.” For Use On – Painted surfaces. Claimed Features – “Makes hard to remove contaminants disappear. Super, penetrating formula.  Advanced dissolving action.  No …

Motorcycle Detailing Kit We’ve covered about 80 Bajillion motorcycle cleaners, polishes and waxes and just about every other type of chemical for cleaning motorcycles known to science . And believe me, there are many more on the way… But here’s an interesting product that can help get all of those cleaners into the little nooks …

Eagle One Nanowax Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Motorcycle polish, wax Type: Pump bottle, 16 oz. (472 ml) Manufacturer: Eagle One Made In: U.S.A Retail Price: $9.99 Claims – Uses nanotechnology.  Fills fine scratches and conceals swirl marks. For Use On – Motorcycle chains and cables. Claimed Features – Cleans brake dust, chain lube and “road soil”.  Can leave on longer for more cleaning …

Meguiar’s NXT Generation Tech Wax Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Motorcycle polish, wax Type:  Squeeze bottle, 532 ml (18 oz.) Manufacturer:  Meguiar’s Retail Price:  $14.95 Made In:  U.S.A. Claims – “Unique engineered synthetic polymer formula.  Ultimate deep gloss and protection.” For Use On – Painted surfaces. Claimed Features – “Paint will be darker and richer and the shine will be the deepest, clearest you’ve …

Trying Too Hard to be Hip? Ducati announced the long-awaited, much heralded and leaked Ducati Scrambler at the 2014 Intermot show in Cologne. The Scrambler was then introduced to the U.S.A. at the2014 AIMExpo show in Orlando, Florida on October 16 (read more about the weird intro in the 2014 AIMExpo Report Home). Here are the Ducati Scrambler …

The Buell EBR 1190SX “Superfighter” The Buell EBR 1190SX was formally introduced at the 2014 AIMExpo show (Report)in Orlando, Florida. EBR said the 1190SX is made in the U.S.A. and this “streetfighter” is a takeoff on the EBR 1190RX with full fairing. The 1190SX appears to be very nicely made and probably the equal of typical …

The Lighter-Weight Sport Tourer All-Arounder You’re looking at the newest webBikeWorld Project Bike! It’s a 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. The LT or “Light Touring” version of the Versys 650 comes with ABS, hand guards and matched luggage. Why this bike? It’s kind of a long and convoluted story, so hang with me: Although I …

Plexus Plastic Cleaner Manufacturer’s Information Manufacturer: Plexus Category: polish Type: Aerosol Can, 13 oz. (369 g) Retail Price: $9.95 Made In: U.S.A. Claims – “Developed for use in aviation.  Cleans, protects and polishes clear and colored plastics”, For Use On – Clear and colored plastic, Perspex, Lucite, Plexiglas, Fiberglass, ABS, Lexan, Acrylite and other acrylics, including painted surfaces. Claimed …

S100 Detail & Wax Manufacturer’s Information Manufacturer:  S100 Cycle Care Products Category: Quick wax, cleaner, polish Type: Aerosol can, 10 oz. (283 ml) Retail Price: $8.95 Made In: Germany Retailers:  Try Top of the Line in the U.S.A. Claims – “Cleans, shines & waxes in one easy step…without water.  For touch-up cleaning and detailing. Terrific ‘finishing touch’ after …

Mr. Moto Motorcycle Wash Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Motorcycle wash Manufacturer: Mr. Moto Products Type: Plastic Bottle, 32 oz. (947 ml) Retail Price: $8.32 Made In: U.S.A. Claims – “Specially formulated for motorcycles; removes tough stains; won’t streak or spot.” For Use On – Entire motorcycle. Claimed Features – Use with dirt bikes or street bikes.  Floats away grease.  Creates sheeting action that …

S100 Wheel Cleaner Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Wheel cleaner Manufacturer: S100 Cycle Care Products Type: Spray bottle, 500 ml (16.9 oz.) Retailers:  Try Hawg-Wash in the U.S.A. Retail Price: $9.95 Made In: Germany Claims – “pH controlled, will not react with any type of wheel, brake or system component”.  “Yields 50% more cleaning power”. For Use On – Painted and chrome wheels. Claimed Features – …

ProtectAll Motorcycle Wash Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Motorcycle wash Manufacturer: ProtectAll Type: Plastic Bottle, 16 oz. (473 ml) Retail Price: $5.00 Made In: U.S.A Claims – “Quick & easy; no rinsing; no hose; no streaks; no spots” For Use On – Vehicles, windows, floors, more. Claimed Features – Conserves water, won’t remove wax, no rinsing Application – Mix 1 oz. per gallon of water, …

LustreLab LXR Motorcycle Wash We’re nearing springtime here in the northern hemisphere, and that means that motorcycles will come out of storage to get cleaned and prepped for another riding season. We’ve been using a truckload of motorcycle wash, polish and cleaner products over the last few months, and we’ll be reporting on them with a …

Mr. Moto Degreaser Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Metal cleaner Manufacturer: Mr. Moto Products Type: Aerosol spray, 14 oz. (414 ml) Retail Price: $7.01 Made In: U.S.A. Claims – “Heavy duty degreaser, parts cleaner and adhesive remover.  Environmentally safe, biodegradable.” For Use On – Engine casings and metal parts. Claimed Features – Removes grease, grime, oils, tar, sticker residue. Application –  Spray on with tube …

PJ1 Super Cleaner Degreaser Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Metal cleaner, degreaser Manufacturer:  PJH Brands Type: Aerosol Can, 13 oz. (369 g) Retail Price: $5.99 Made In:  U.S.A Claims – “Industrial grade.  Removes oil and carbon.  Displaces moisture.  No residue.” For Use On – Engine casings, metal, carburetors, disk brake rotors, pads and brake shoes, electrical switches. Claimed Features – “Quickly and powerfully removes …

Tarminator Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Metal cleaner, degreaser Manufacturer:  Stoner, Inc. Type: Aerosol Can, 14 oz. (396 g) Retail Price: $5.99 Made In:  U.S.A Claims – “Removes baked-on tar, grease, sap, and asphalt.” For Use On – Engine casings, metal, painted surfaces. Claimed Features – “Fastest and easiest way to remove difficult road grime. Specially formulated to clean quickly without harming paint, clearcoats, …

Meguiar’s Extra All Surface Cleaner Manufacturer’s Information Category: Engine degreaser – cleaner Manufacturer: Meguiar’s Type: Spray bottle, 32 oz. (912 ml) Retail Price: $8.99 Made In: U.S.A. Claims – “Degreases everything from engines to BBQ grills.  Cleans rubber, vinyl, metal, tile and plastic.” For Use On – “Almost any surface”. Claimed Features – “Contains no ingredients that could cause corrosion or discoloration.  Non-toxic, …

American Industries Oblige Cream Cleanser Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Metal cleaner Manufacturer: American Industries Type: Plastic jug, 32 oz. (946 ml) Retail Price: Unknown Made In: U.S.A. Claims – Deep cleans and polishes.  Removes rust and other tough stains. For Use On – Metal surfaces. Claimed Features – Multi-use cleaner for virtually all hard surfaces. Application –  Spray on to surface thoroughly.  For heavy …

American Industries Terp Citrus Solvent Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Degreaser, cleaner, tar remover Manufacturer: American Industries Type: Aerosol can, 15 oz. (425 g) Retail Price: Unknown Made In: U.S.A. Claims – “Pure organic power”.  Removes grease, tar, asphalt, inks, oils, adhesives, gaskets, decals. For Use On – Metal surfaces. Claimed Features – Cleans fingerprints, oil, film and other solids. Application –  Spray on to …

Collinite Wax Product reviews, by their very nature, are a narrative of the evaluator’s opinions, feelings and biases. And you know what?  That’s fine!  There’s nothing wrong with it whatsoever — in fact, that’s what a review is all about. Sure, there’s some objectivity thrown in here and there, but opinions are much more fun.  …

Motorex Clean & Polish Manufacturer’s Information Manufacturer: Motorex Category: Quick wax, cleaner, polish Type: Aerosol Can, 500 ml (16.9 oz.) Retail Price: $7.95 Made In: Switzerland Claims – Non-streaking, lasting shine. For Use On – Metal, plastic and painted surfaces. Claimed Features – Cleans and polishes. Application –  Spray on, allow to set for 1 minute, polish with clean …