The U.S. Motorcycle Coaching Association (USCMA) has a continued backer for their top-notch work – and now with KTM’s partnership confirmed through 2022, riders across the community will be able to benefit from the USCMA’s tutelage.  The goal of the USCMA is simple: To improve the Powersports community through high-quality coaching certification. Good riders are …

In a recent press release from Ducati Lenovo Team, the group’s talented racer, Jack Miller, will be unable to make it to the 2022 team photoshoot session, due to testing positive for COVI-19.  The young man is asymptomatic, so we’ve nothing to fear on that spectrum – but will be unable to travel until #43 …

MotoGP’s just had their first team reveal their bikes for 2022 – and it’s none other than Gresini Racing, with a slick set of Ducati GP21 machines to face the likes of Pramac Racing and Valentino Rossi’s VR46 team – and we’re so happy they’ve stayed in the ring.  The report from MotorSport tells us …

The hard-working boys in blue over at the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Special Operations Division station have just received a new fleet of Harley-Davidson bikes to ring in the new year – and judging by the looks on their faces, pulling the next  speeding soul over has just become a liesure pursuit…literally. While we may …

With 2022 now well underway, racers worldwide are prepping for the track – and Harley-Davidson is no exception.  On top of Vance & Hines offering a contingency program (their largest yet) to select racers under certain conditions for American Flat Track (AFT), MotoAmerica, NHRA Drag Racing, and the Xtreme Drag Racing Association (XDA) Series, the …

When the good people at Tony Prust’s Analog Motorcycles decided to take on this monochromatic build, we were excited. As much as a healthy dose of orange will always suit the bikes of our favorite Austrian motorcycle manufacturer, there’s something so beautifully suave yet calming about slate-themed scoots about the countryside proper.  The minimalist lean …

If you put up your slipper in the Buckeye state, Harley Davidson’s got some news for you – they’re hiring, and the report from WKBN states that the Youngstown-based dealership will be looking to fill positions in anything from servicing to sales, parts and secretarial duties.  When the American motorcycle manufacturer came out with the …

‘Flying Motorcycles’ Now Have a Whole New Meaning Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has been tinkering with the concept of an unmanned transport system that could potentially help in the daily lives of communities worldwide – and we’re told that the aircraft component houses a supercharged engine from the bonkers Ninja H2R. It makes sense, really.  With …

Honda is Seeing Double I don’t know what it is about Honda engines (for reference, please scoot over and take a gander at the CBR1000F boasting a turbo-ed K24 minivan engine we covered last week), but we have another chonky custom build for the bike banks – and apparently one engine wasn’t enough, because this …

World-Class Safety Apparel Meets Top-Notch Rider Education On top of being  on the sale block by parent company InvestCorp, Dainese has just secured a multi-year partnership with Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) – and the support for motorcycle students will set standards for safety and expertise in a way that has us grinning with approval.  …

The Chinese Zodiac may have given us the Year of the Ox for 2021, but MCN thinks it should be rebranded as the Year of the British bike – and no wonder. With bigwigs like Norton, Triumph, Royal Enfield, BSA, and others bouncing back for the second millennium’s new decade, we’re more than a little …

KTM’s CEO, Stefan Pierer, is not a very big fan of electrification when it comes to bikes on the track. It’s gotten to the point where he’s flat-out said it to TopSpeed – and his perspective is a much-needed perspective when it comes to the less-said cons of electric motorcycles.  “As President of ACEM, I …

We’ve got bikes inspired by all kinds of things here at wBW.  From the tattoo-inspired bikes courtesy of Indian Motorcycles, to the new limited edition Brough Superior machine inspired by Lawrence of Arabia, to the unique BMW R 18 by Revival Cycles that recently created a bike with inspiration from a birdcage for the chassis, …

KTM’s Parent Company, Pierer Mobility, has just closed their 2021 Sales Numbers with a beautiful 23% increase in bike sales for the year.  That’s a massive improvement from 2020; we’re told by Asphalt & Rubber that last year saw a 3.4% drop – not unusual when compared to other motorcycle names, but still a hefty …

https://www.motorcyclepowersportsnews.com/winners-bonus-round-jp-cycles-ultimate-builder-custom-bike-show/ Here Are the Winners of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Bonus Round When Progressive IMS Outdoors held their 11th annual J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS), the bonus round apparently had a very pretty list of bikes – and Tracy Harris, the senior vice president of Progressive IMS Outdoors …

Word is out that Honda’s daredevil racer is officially back in business – and as of last Monday, Marc Márquez has received a clear bill of health from his doctors Since the end of last season, Márquez has been battling what was diagnosed later as diplopia – a nasty case of double vision. Naturally, the …

CBR1000F Blessed With Honda Odyssey Engine Calls SOS Back in December, the funkiest thing I’d seen in relation to custom builds was a wee Mini Toyota GR (christened the “Yaris Jr.”) with a ZX-14 engine chucked in the back.  Cars sporting bike engines seemed a bit out there at the time…but you know what’s rarer? …

2003 Never Looked So Good Every time we smack into a top-shelf custom build, we’re impressed at how frequently minimalism plays a role in the final project.  Take this badass 2003 Ducati Monster SR4, for instance.  Labeled by HiConsumption as ‘proof that [Ducati] can get more badass,’ the build itself – completed by none other …

We’ve just had word (and evidence of proof) that Kawasaki’s long-anticipated Ninja ZX-4R is really happening – and who knows, maybe we’ll see it in the West.  This new beastie will purportedly share a similar high-revving engine as Kawi’s ZX-25R – a 250cc, four-cylinder bike from which the ZX-4R will also likely glean the “vast …

I think we can sit back and say that Ducati’s on a roll. Between signing on as the official electric motorcycle supplier for MotoE (succeeding Energica), releasing their all-new DesertX Adventure bike model at the climax of their World Premiere (let alone snatching the title of MotoGP Constructors’ World Champion for the second consecutive year …

Slovenia And Back on a Ducati SuperSport S I’ll admit, I was stoked to be given this interview. I knew Maja Kenney as a lively, fresh personality on her social media feed but had never met the woman face-to-face.  Believe me, then, when I say that I left the chat grinning and with my fingers …

Further, Faster…Lower? Just yesterday, we received word that Harley-Davidson’s new bike being revealed for January 26 was leaked – and unfortunately, no Bronx appears to be in sight.  At least, not from what we’ve found. We may as yet stand corrected on this, so sit tight and puzzle this one out with us. A report …

We’ve got some patent images from VisorDown that have revealed details on the frame and suspension for Aprilia’s leaning trike prototype – and if they decide to carry through with the patent, we could be looking at a unique resurgence of the Mana 850 GT. In line with the current three-wheeled industry, Aprilia has chosen elements …

A crated Honda RC213V-S has just blasted past the record for ‘most expensive Japanese motorcycle to be auctioned off’ – and the supersport barely has a mile on the clock.  The report from MCN states that the bike – first debuted in 2015 and typically costing £140,000 new – had 63 bids placed on the …

Who Do You Think Won? At this point, y’all know we dig a good drag race. Maybe it’s the friendly competition, maybe it’s the endless bickering and bets placed…maybe it’s the post-result snickers and “told you” vibes keeping energy light and sparky on a Friday morning. Regardless, we’re here for this and it’s going to …

Predictions from Experts in the Powersports Industry: Getting Over The COVID Hump This year has been a wonky one.  From the multiple lockdowns, to skyrocketing prices for the Powersports industry, to material shortages and many brands capitalising on the economic advantage to expand (others, to simply survive and adapt)…the future is no longer a straight …

Harley-Davidson has just peeked their 2022 lineup (or some of it) ahead of schedule, though we’re told that the “Further. Faster.” World Premiere Event will still happen on January 26 at 11:00 a.m. EST (10:00 a.m. CST). We’re told by the press release that the peek doesn’t include the limited edition models, nor the new …

America’s about to get a new Scout based on the crowd fave Scout Bobber – and we’re told it’ll either house Indian’s larger 1133cc engine, or the 1000cc ‘Sixty’ engine. Let’s get into it.  This all comes from a set of VIN filings that were put through back in April. Back then, we didn’t really …

Amidst the chaos of industry news that we covered during the pandemic (a sample being the magnesium shortage, the semiconductor chip shortage, and a monopoly of shipment bids surrounding the Ever Given’s extended date with the Suez canal), comes an update on the sales side of the in-and-out-and-in-again lockdowns. RideApart tells us that brands such …

It’s More Fun to Ride a Slow Bike Fast Small-bore bikes are, in a word, necessary. While you might use your 2021 Yamaha Star Venture to eat up the miles on the trans-country expressways (or perhaps dig into the nearest anthill on your new 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R), there’s something to be said …

Remember when Revzilla pitted the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure against the Pan America and the GS won? Well, we’ve found a team that begs to differ – and CycleWorld’s adamant that the Pan America trumped this particular ‘big-bore adventure shootout’ with room to spare. Before we dive in, I’ll again reference what I said …

We’ve just been given the heads up that Yamaha has joined forces with Kawasaki in their quest to build a hydrogen engine for the moto-minded masses.   While hydrogen might not be the number one alternative to fossil fuel motorcycle engines, it’s got great potential for reducing our emissions worldwide. As stated by InterestingEngineering, “Hydrogen engines …

Word on the streets is that Honda’s been cooking something up for the adventure bike sector – and with trademarks for the Transalp being renewed all over the globe, we’ll be curious to see which direction the company heads.  Our report today comes from CycleWorld’s article stating that “Honda applied for the Transalp trademark in …

What happens when you stuff a 618 cc L-twin engine into a hardtail built entirely of custom, one-off parts? An ‘impractical’ beauty of a project with the devil in the details – and apparently it’s a common sight to the Aussies at Machine1867.  “Machine1867 is a one man operation,” cites their website.  “Everything is created …

Yamaha Motor USA has been able to expand their funds for their ‘bLU cRU’ Off-Road Racing Contingency Program to a yummy $6 million – that’s a 17% increase in green for amateur racers, according to Yamaha’s press release.  We’re told that the money will be spread out to AMA professional Supercross, AMA professional Motocross and …

Word is that Marc Marquez’s brother, Alex Marquez, digs the new prototype that HRC’s been working on – and with both brothers experiencing a score of falls due to the previous bike’s incompatibility, we’re eager to see what the new machine brings to the track.  We cite the ‘2021 falls list’ available from a report …

Honda’s own Joan Barreda has been kicking some serious ass in the 2022 Dakar Rally. Held this year in Al Qaisumah, the Dakar had to move to a second destination given that rain was flooding the northern part of Arabia at the 339km stage.  The stage 2 destination ended up a slightly longer distance – …

Yamaha has started a campaign meant to share stories and experiences that are close to home with bike lovers country-wide – and the bike of choice is none other than the entry-friendly XSR125 Word is still out on whether Yamaha will ever bring this bike stateside…with the American market taking full advantage of wee fun …

For 22 years, the National Packard Museum has hosted their Annual Vintage Motorcycle Exhibition – and with 2022 on the horizon, they’ve just released that the brand to be featured is none other than Buel, via a beautiful 1987 RR1000.  The Business Journal Daily tells us that the bike is currently on loan from New …

An ancestral home of one of the four founding members of Harley-Davidson went up for sale- and she’s a beauty.  “Situated in the hamlet of Netherton near Aberlemno, Angus, Davidson Cottage was the first home of William C. Davidson, who went on to found Harley-Davidson after emigrating to the United States in the 19th century,” …