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Iconic ‘Gentleman Jack’ Dark Horse To Be Auctioned For Armed Services

2021 marks the fifth year in a row that Jack Daniels and Indian Motorcycles have partnered up to release some stylish – and seriously smooth – keepsakes for the masses. Their new brainchild is the byproduct of Indian Motorcycles’ Dark Horse Roadmaster and thematics inspired by the classic Jack Daniels Whiskey. Christened the “Gentleman Jack,” this limited edition bike will only have 107 units produced – and according to a report from PRNewswire , the first available unit is being place...
Tags: Montana, Motorcycles, Jack, Jack Daniels, Coast Guard, Jack Daniel, Ritchie Bros, Armed Services, Kieran Holm, Motorcycle News, Indian Motorcycle, Armed Services YMCA, Army Marine Corps Navy Air Force, Gentleman Jack, Operation Ride Home Program, Limited Edition Motorcycles

New Comfort Seat Now Conditions Cabooses For Indian Challengers

If I had been told as a kid that motorcycles would eventually receive the luxury of air-conditioned seats, I would have tried to call someone’s bluff. After all, the concept of a cool set of cheeks on a sweltering day is the stuff that every motorcyclist covets, at one point or another. And Indian Motorcycles is making dreams come true with the expansion of their trademark ClimaCommand Comfort Seat to the Challenger series showroom.  The ClimaCommand Comfort Seat – originally availa...
Tags: Motorcycles, New Technology, Motorcycle News, Indian motorcycles, Indian Motorcycle, Indian Challenger, ClimaCommand Comfort Seat

Keith Hale: 40 Years With a 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport

At the root of every good marriage is a strong partnership – and the bond between Keith Hale and his 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport is nothing short of heart-warming.  According to a report from MotorcyclistOnline , San Francisco-based artist Keith Hale purchased the Ducati from Jack’s Motorcycles in Fresno, California, at the green age of 22. At the time, the shop had a handful of 900s and one 750 at the shop’s back. After weeks of badgering the shop owner, Jack finally broke down, and...
Tags: Fresno, Motorcycles, Ducati, Las Vegas, Jack, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, Keith, Hale, Fresno California, Redwood Road, Laguna Seca, Sears Point, Motorcycle News, SuperSport, Yosemite Kings Canyon

Wisconsin Off-Highway Motorcycle Trail Passes Now Open To All

With the days officially opening up into summer and the heat hitting harder than a cicada on a windy day, it’s only natural to look for some recreational fun in the shade. Enter Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources. The DNR is an association that has approved the use of their off-highway motorcycle trails by non-residents – with applicable passes, of course.  According to a report from DNR’s website , non-residents before April 26 had to pay a $90 fee before using the trails –...
Tags: Motorcycles, Wisconsin, Dnr, Off-road, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Motorcycle News, Webbikeworld, Off-highway motorcycle trail

Laconia Motorcycle Week Is Back In Full Force At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

As unprecedented limitations ease up and the hopes of hitting the track are high, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) plans on a big week for thousands of motorists – and they’ve got 20 hours until the grand opening.  According  to the LaconiaMcWeek website, the Laconia Motorcycle Week began as a gypsy tour in 1916, with the official start year being 1938. This year, SpeedwayDigest says that the event will be held from June 12 – June 20, with days of camping, vendors, demo rides, char...
Tags: America, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Laconia, NHMS, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Motorcycle News, United States Racing Association USRA, Motorcycle Brands, Laconia Motorcycle Week, David McGrath, London Classic Races, Motorcycle event, Northeast Motorcycle Road Racing, Penguin Road Racing School, SuperMoto East Coast

Kia Advert Humiliates Safety Code Between Drivers And Riders

Every once and a while, I stumble across an article on my early morning perusal of news that highlights something so outlandishly stupid, I can’t help but bring it to the table as-is, in full light and with an apple in its ugly little mouth. Today appears to be a ‘once and a while’ kind of day. According to a report from VisorDown, South Korean Corporation Kia has just released an advertisement for the new Kia Soul Lane-Keeping Assist. The Lane Assist itself is a great feature for the So...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Road Safety, Kia, Kia Soul, Motorcycle News, Kia Advertisement, Kia Corporation, VisorDown South Korean Corporation Kia, Kia Soul Lane

Kia Humiliates Safety Code Between Drivers And Riders

Every once and a while, I stumble across an article on my early morning perusal of news that highlights something so outlandishly stupid, I can’t help but bring it to the table as-is, in full light and with an apple in its ugly little mouth. Today appears to be a ‘once and a while’ kind of day. According to a report from VisorDown, South Korean Corporation Kia has just released an advertisement for the new Kia Soul Lane-Keeping Assist. The Lane Assist itself is a great feature for the So...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Road Safety, Kia, Kia Soul, Motorcycle News, Kia Advertisement, Kia Corporation, VisorDown South Korean Corporation Kia, Kia Soul Lane

Innovation Station: Honda’s Anti-Stalling, Hydraulic “Safety Clutch” Patent

We have all heard the phrase “better safe than sorry.” But is that phrase really true for the moto world? Honda thinks so – and they’ve logged quite a few hours in the lab.  According to a report from AutoCarIndia , the Japanese manufacturer has filed a patent for a new clutch-by-wire system for motorcycles.  The concept is simple: Create a new, smart hydraulic control unit that can engage the clutch based on the information coming from multiple parts of the bike, such as vehicle s...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Patent, Motorcycle News, Honda Motor Company, Hydraulic Control Unit, Clutch By Wire

A Glimpse Into The Future For Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries is planning a squeaky entry when it comes to future plans – and they don’t like to put all their eggs in one basket.  According to a report from RideApart , Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the parent company of Kawasaki Motorcycles, has just laid out a plan on how to tackle the next handful of years. This has come hot on the heels of the fact that Kawasaki plans on spinning off into a more seamless integration of industrial ventures with Kawasaki Motors Ltd. by Oc...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Energy Efficiency, Hydrogen power, Kawaii, Kawasaki, KYMCO, Motorcycle News, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kawasaki motorcycles, Kawasaki Motors Ltd, RideApart Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries KHI

Track-Minded Populace Ready To Receive Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo

According to a report from MCN, Aprilia has just opened the sale of the RS 660 Trofeo to the masses – and we’re tickled pink at the opportunity to take such a pretty beastie to track days. Previously an exclusive track bike obtained by competitive consumers connected to the racing world – and a bike that saw an entire race series dedicated to its release – the Trofeo is now available to plebs worldwide.  As expected of a track bike, the Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo does not have an ignition key ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Aprilia, Track Bike, Italian manufacturer, RS 660 Trofeo, MCN Aprilia, MotoAmerica Twins

New BSA 650 Twin In Final Stages To Leave The Lab

I don’t know about you, but there’s something so delicious about old-world motors. And when it comes to quality made at mass-production rates, BSA had the cat in the proverbial bag. Now, after nearly 50 years of waiting, they are ready to break the silence – and it’s going to be a big bang, from the looks of it. According to a report from GaadiWaadi , BSA Motorcycles – a subsidiary of the Birmingham Small Arms Company LTD. – is in the final stages of developing a 650 Twin that could rival ...
Tags: UK, Motorcycles, Bsa, Milan Italy, Antique, Mahindra & Mahindra, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, New Motorcycles, Webbikeworld, Birmingham Small Arms, Classic & Vintage Motorcycles, BSA 650 Twin, Classic Legelnds, M&M, GaadiWaadi BSA

Team Classic Suzuki Reveals Lockdown Project: Big Kat Is Back

What does a high-profile team do when unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures? They get busy.  And judging by the beauty of a bike that’s just been revealed, Team Classic Suzuki had their hands in multiple baskets.  The newly revealed chimera-style superbike has the winning features of a Katana with the engine and chassis of a GSX-R1000 World Superbike – and it’s no surprise that Team Classic Suzuki chose the Katana as the object of their project. The European Class...
Tags: Motorcycles, WSB, Suzuki, Yoshimura, Motorcycle News, Katana, Suzuki Katana, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Alstare, European Classic Endurance Championship, Motorcycle Live, Nathan Colombito, Team Classic Suzuki

Tom Cruise Breaks Silence On Death-Defying Motorcycle Stunt

On a crisp September morning in Norway, Tom Cruise walked up to a beautiful BMW G 310 GS, mounted, and rode a ramp off a cliff. When it comes to making a bike look good, world-renowned actor Tom Cruise has the cat in the proverbial bag. His stunts are a thing of legend – and one of his most impressive stunts to date will be featured in the action film “Mission: Impossible 7”. In the film, Tom Cruise times a cliff jump without crunching into helicopter, drone, bike, or cliff walls on the d...
Tags: Articles, Motorcycles, Norway, Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible, Motorcycle News, BMW G 310 GS, Movies & Games, Motorcycle Stunt

A Cup of Tea with Rich Ellis: Motorcycle Enthusiast, Racer, & Shop Owner

Among the millions of motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world, there are always a few die-hards that help the growth of the moto community. These individuals do so by hosting track days, opening up motorcycle shops, teaching new riders, and hosting events for anybody interested in becoming a better rider – or racer, as is sometimes the case.  Meet Rich Ellis, owner of Ellis Speedshop. Modern-day superheroes like Ellis help pass on knowledge to the next generation of racers, get a track b...
Tags: UK, Articles, Features, Canada, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Alberta, Calgary, Rich, Yamaha, Calgary Alberta, Ellis, Jenny, Suzuki, Barry Sheene

Zero Motorcycles ‘Cash For Carbon’ Program Incentive

Zero Motorcycles has just reported that their highly successful ‘Cash For Carbon’ incentive program is back at participating dealerships – and the timing is impeccable. The clever trade-in incentive began as a method for gas-powered motorcyclists to upgrade their rides for a more energy-efficient and low-carbon experience. Today, unprecedented times have created a wealth of new motorists waiting in line for an increasing shortage of motorcycles – and all this while gas prices soar and the hun...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Federal Tax Credit, Mike Cunningham, Zero Motorcycles, Zero SR/F, Powersports, Zero SR/S, Zero Motorcycles America, Electric Motorcycle Incentives, Carbon ' Program Incentive

Remy Gardner To Debut MotoGP With Tech3 KTM Racing Team

Rem y Gardner, current Moto2 Championship Leader and son of 1987 500cc world champion Wayne Gardner , has just signed a contract with Tech3 KTM for the MotoGP 2022 season. This has come hot on the heels of his successes last season, having won himself five podiums and one victory in the last six rounds of the 2021 Moto2 season.  KTM plans to build on those successes by plopping the talented Aussie on a factory-spec RC16 for his upcoming debut. Remy is the first to sign on for KTM...
Tags: Motorcycles, MotoGP, KTM, Gardner, Remy, Motorcycle News, Wayne Gardner, Raul Fernandez, Moto2, Moto3, Remy Gardner, 2022 MotoGP, RC16, Tech3, KTM Racing Team, Danilo Petrucci Iker Lecouna

Second Batch of 2021 Suzuki Hayabusas To Be Released This Summer

I like a couple of ponies under the hood as much as the next moto lover, so when I heard news that Suzuki Motorcycle India was expected to release a second batch of 2021 Hayabusas this year, I got a little excited.  According to a report from TimesNowNews , the new 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa sales hit a record high when the model launched on April 26th and sold out in just 3 short days. The bike had undergone a complete overhaul, leaving Suzuki’s chop shop with a leaner build, lighter weight,...
Tags: UK, Articles, Motorcycles, Suzuki, Hayabusa, Motorcycle News, Suzuki Hayabusa, Suzuki Motorcycles, Suzuki Motorcycle India, Suzuki Motorcycles India, 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa, New Motorcycle Launch, TimesNowNews, Power Mode Traction Control Engine Brake Control, Anti Lift Control

Carxpert PrüstelGP Team Vows To Continue Racing In Honor of Jason Dupasquier’s Passing

A report from MCN has stated that world-renowned MotoGP rider, Jason Dupasquier, has pas sed away at a hospital in Florence after succumbing to injuries following a multi-rider incident at the Q2 session at Mugello’s Moto3 Race. The accident involved Jason falling off his bike, creating a red-flagged incident involving Ayumu Sasaki and Jeremy Alcoba at turn nine in the circuit.  The announcement was made at the end of the race, with a one-minute silence held regarding the fallen rider.  ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Florence, Jason, MotoGP, MCN, Mugello, Fabio Quartararo, Sachsenring, Quartararo, Motorcycle News, Moto3, Italian Grand Prix, Jason Dupasquier, Dupasquier, Gran Premio d’Italia, PrüstelGP

Smart Seatbelt For Motorists Uses Computer-Controlled System

With motorcycle accidents on the rise and vehicle-related accidents at an all-time low (head over to WebBikeWorld for a recent report on road safety statistics), an Italian company has just patented what they believe to be the answer to road safety for riders.  Italdesign, a company providing development services for the automotive industry, is the inventor of the all-new smart seatbelt for motorists.  According to CycleWorld, the model has a computer system built into the interior of th...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Safety, ITALDESIGN, Webbikeworld, Riding Training and Safety Info, Smart Seatbelt

Europe On Track to Cut 78% Emissions by 2035

A report from RideApart has shone a bit of light on the mechanics behind the UK’s target of reducing emissions by 2035 – and the results are rather impressive. Europe has taken some pretty extreme measures over the years to cut down on pollution – and with low-emission rates gaining in popularity, they are keen to keep their streak up. The UK motorcycle industry is pretty used to the spiel at this point, having to adapt to the continent’s pollution standards and retire bikes that don’...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, London, France, Spain, UK News, Motorcycles, Italy, Netherlands, Electrical, Electric Motorcycles, London England, Barcelona Spain, Motorcycle News, Ultra Low Emission Zone ULEZ

Klim Climbs Mountain of Messages To Clear Air Surrounding Airbag ‘Subscription’

The title of this article has been changed to better suit Klim and In&Motion’s airbag payment methods. Despite the diversity of the moto industry, the one thing that unities the industry is a unified concern for road safety. Klim, a motorcycle gear and apparel company, struck gold when they partnered with In&Motion – a company that specializes in the engineering and industrialization of smart protection solutions – to create the Ai-1 airbag vest for the masses. However, buyers highlighted...
Tags: Safety, Motorcycles, Road Safety, Airbag, KLIM, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Safety, Motorcycle Gear, Rider Safety, Riding Training and Safety Info, Safety Articles, Airvest, Subscription Policy

Meet Russian All-Terrain Motorcycle, the Hamyak (“or Hamster”)

There’s nothing that piques my interest quite like a vehicle that sits itself in the far extreme of a category – any category, really.  A nd with the pedigree of a motorcycle, bloodlines rooted firmly in Russia, and the general appearance of a tank, the Hamyak fits that description to a tee. According to a report by DesignBoom , the Hamyak is a 150cc motorcycle that Russian engineer Eduard Luzyanin originally built for the All-Terrain Vehicle Trophy back in 2020. Having lovingly du...
Tags: Russia, Motorcycles, ATV, Motorcycle News, New Motorcycles, New Gear & Technologies, Eduard Luzyanin, All terrain vehicle trophy, Hamyak, New Inventions, Russian motorcycle, DesignBoom the Hamyak

Torrot Invests in Powersports Families with Electric Dirt Bikes for Kids

A French manufacturer has just launched the new lineup of off-road electric bikes for kids, and they’re the smartest gadgets I’ve seen today.  Founded in Vitoria by Don Luis Iriondo in 1948, Torrot started as a company by manufacturing sturdy touring and road bicycles. This lineup eventually expanded to more cc-hefty staples (such as the Mustang and TT) for the motorcycle world. By 2011, though, the company had switched to fully electric, with their goal being to create fun, logical, practica...
Tags: Motorcycles, Trial, Electrical, TT, Vitoria, Motocross, Motorcycle News, Dirt Bikes, EBR, Kids Bikes, Motorcycle Electrical Accessory Reviews, Bikes for kids, Electric Dirtbikes, Supermotard, Torrot, Powersports Families

Norton Recalls V4 SS With Over 30 Safety Defects

What would you do if your company found over 34 faults in your supersport bike? Better yet, what would you do if the faults happened before you took over? You heard right. Norton has just recalled all the  V4 SS bikes sold in 2019 and early 2020 – and for a supersport bike with a big name and a £44,000 price tag, the numbers aren’t looking good. Defined as the bike that was ‘developed at the Isle of Man TT, and redefined for the road,’ the defects discovered – over 35 faults that ...
Tags: News, Recall, Motorcycles, Tvs, Norton, John Russell, Motorcycle News, V4, S&S, TVS Norton, NMUL Realisations, V4ss, NMUL Realisations Limited, Norton Motorcycle Company Limited NMCL, CarAndBike TVS

ND Anti-Fraud Odometer Tracker Expanding to Motorcycles July 1

As spring blossoms into summer, buyers around the globe flock to the markets to purchase, sell, and trade their shiny toys for something different. O lder toys tend to come with a couple of surprises under the proverbial hood, and in a world where vehicle misuse is prevalent, a transparent registry is invaluable to the modern consumer. The Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW) has just released an expansion of their new tracking registry to their motorcyclists – at no cost to the populace. ...
Tags: Europe, News, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Tracker, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Sales Statistics, Registory, ND Anti Fraud Odometer Tracker Expanding, Netherlands Vehicle Authority RDW

Ducati Graces Us with the 2022 Hypermotard Lineup

Ducati has just pulled the covers off of the 2022 Hypermotard 950 SP – the third rendition in the Hypermotard collection.  The Ducati Hypermotard family caters to a very special group of sport riders. Those who crave to ride for hours on end, follow any urban path their heart desires, and if they choose, put people to shame on the track – a group known widely as ‘Hooligans’.  The 2022 Hypermotard isn’t for the faint of heart, as its heart is Ducati’s Testastretta 937cc, L-twin that pumps ...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Ducati, Motorcycle News, Ducati Hypermotard, Marchesini, Ducati Hypermotard 950, 950 RVE, Hypermotard 950 SP

Curtiss Motors Pays Homage to American Heritage with EV Curtiss One

There’s something so stylish about the future meeting the past – and nobody takes an electric aesthetic to town quite like Curtiss Motors. If you’ve never heard of them, Curtiss Motors is an electric brand previously affiliated with Confederate Motors. The company pulled away and established itself as a separate electric motorcycle brand upon the birth of Combat Motors. Since  the split, they’ve been busy  producing a bike that pays homage to both sides of the fence in all the right ways....
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Ev, American Heritage, Electric Motorcycle, Motorcycle News, American Motorcycles, Confederate Motors, Combat Motors, Luxury bikes, Curtiss Motors, Unique motorcycles, Curtiss Power Pak

Yamaha Releases the All-New 2022 YZF-R7

This morning featured one of the most anticipated unveilings from Yamaha Motor Company – the silk sheet has officially been pulled off of the 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7. The new supersport comes packing Yamaha’s 689cc, inline twin, CP2 engine. This is the same engine featured in the Yamaha MT-07. The engine has been tried and tested for some time now and the reliability, lightweight internals, and distinctive sound make it great for what it is.  Yamaha has done a great job adding performance par...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Yamaha, Brembo, Motorcycle News, Yamaha Motor Company, Yamaha R7, R7, 2022 Yamaha R7, YZF-R7

Harvard Scientists Reveal Battery Breakthrough

Scientists at Harvard have just made a breakthrough for the EV industry by creating an optimized, high-capacity, energy-dense battery that promises stable enhancement to electric vehicles worldwide. To put it bluntly, it’s hard to be energy efficient when fuel-driven engines have been top of the list for distance and price per mile. And it’s been extremely difficult to create a lithium-metal (not to be confused with lithium-ion) battery that will maintain stability and longevity without tiny ...
Tags: Harvard, Motorcycles, Electric, Motorcycle News, Xin Li, Ev Battery, Visordown, Battery and Charger Reviews, Lithium-metal, Harvard Scientists Reveal Battery Breakthrough, Yum Xin Li

KTM to Fill Midsized Gap with KTM 750 Lineup

KTM is launching a new line of 750cc models to replace their current range of midsized 690 bikes. This will bridge the gap between KTM’s 390cc and newly added 890cc models . Pierer Mobility, the parent company of KTM, confirmed details of its plans to launch the new 750cc range via investor documents. The new line will be produced in China as KTM partners with CFMoto to get production rolling. CFMoto is a partner of KTM, so there is mutual benefit to ramp up production for the global...
Tags: News, China, Motorcycles, Duke, KTM, Motorcycle News, Pierer, CFMoto, CFmoto 800 MT, KTM Motorcycles, KTM 2022, KTM 750

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