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BMW Has a New Adaptive Cruise Control Technology

From Cars to Bikes Soon you could enjoy adaptive cruise control on your motorcycle. The technology has been available on many new cars, but now it is making its way over to motorcycles thanks to BMW. If you’re unfamiliar with this technology, it’s like standard cruise control, but it uses radars and sensors to automatically slow down and speed up without you having to touch the controls. That might not sound safe, but it actually works really well in the cars I’ve tested it on, and I could see ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Kawasaki, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Technology, BMW Motorrad ACC BMW, RideApart KTM Ducati


On July 10 Kawasaki Will Introduce the ZX-25R Sportbike

250cc, Four-Cylinder, and Totally Awesome Everyone has likely seen images or videos of the Kawasaki ZX-25R sportbike at this point, but not all of the details of this machine are yet known. That will change on July 10th, which is when Kawasaki Indonesia has said it will be officially revealing the motorcycle, according to Asphalt & Rubber. The bike has a 250cc four-cylinder engine. That might seem like a bit of an oddball and to North America it certainly is, but in Indonesia and other markets,...
Tags: Indonesia, Motorcycles, North America, Kawasaki, Motorcycle News, Sportbike, Asphalt Rubber, COVID, Kawasaki ZX-25R, Kawasaki Indonesia


The Ride Is Calling Charity Campaign Raised Over $100,000

A Heck of a Month-Long Campaign The Ride Is Calling was a charity campaign that Comoto (owners of Revzilla, Cycle Gear, and J&P Cycles) put on during the month of June. Well, a company representative just let me know that the campaign was successful. It managed to raise more than $100,000 for the National Motorcycle Safety Fund, The Kurt Caselli Foundation, and Motorcycle Relief Project. “The Comoto family of brands has been humbled by the outpouring of support for our efforts to raise funds fo...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Comoto, Comoto Holdings, Rêver, Ken Murphy, Justin Bradshaw Co


BMW to Expand Rental Program to U.S. and Other Markets

The Service Is Growing in 2020 Few things seem to be going right in 2020, but one bit of good news is that BMW plans to expand its Rent a Ride service to more markets. Right now the service is only available in Europe, but the Bavarian motorcycle company plans to expand to 100 rental partners in 12 countries by the end of 2020.  This is a large undertaking, but it’s certainly doable. BMW has thousands of dealerships all across the globe, and it can utilize this network to make the most of its R...
Tags: Europe, Thailand, Motorcycles, Bmw, Rental, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News, Germany Finland France Norway Austria, Netherlands Belgium Switzerland Romania


iXS Reveals the Tour LT Montevideo Air S

Enduro Gloves Anyone? iXS is a German motorcycle gear manufacturer, and recently the company put out some new Tour LT Montevideo Air S enduro gloves. They look to be a pretty good option for a mere $49.95. The gloves come with goatskin, Amara textile material, and 3D Airmesh stretch fabric. This combination should provide riders with good abrasion resistance and make it suitable for the summer riding both on and off-road. There’s also Ventilated TPR protectors on the hand and knuckles to provid...
Tags: Motorcycles, Amara, Motorcycle News, Ixs, iXS Tour LT Glove Montevideo-Air S


Kawasaki Patents Predictive Electronic ABS and Stability Control

Automatically Adjusting Systems on Your Bike Kawasaki wants to have a system that can predictively adjust the settings and systems on your bike. It patented some technology recently that would use data collected from cameras, lasers, satellite navigation, and sensors to make adjustments to your motorcycle, according to MoreBikes. The cameras are looking at the road itself and the lines on the road. The lasers are used to measure distances from objects and other cars. All that information is the...
Tags: Motorcycles, Patent, Kawasaki, Motorcycle News, Stability Control, Kawasaki Patents Predictive Electronic ABS, Your Bike Kawasaki


The Biker Badgers Start Website to Support Biker-Owned Businesses

Supporting Other Bikers In times like these with Coronavirus screwing up all sorts of motorcycle-related business, it’s nice to see some folks work on a solution. Sonny “Badger” and his wife Angie of The Badgers, successful Vloggers and influencers in the motorcycling world decided to build a website for biker owned businesses. The goal? To help other riders support biker-owned businesses.  The site is supportbikers.com, and it’s a database of biker-owned businesses. It’s not just businesses fo...
Tags: Motorcycles, Badgers, Angie, Motorcycle News, Coronavirus, Supportbikers.com, Sonny Badger


EICMA 2020 Postponed Until 2021

You’ll Have to Wait Until Next Year Motorcycle events have been canceled all over the world due to the Coronavirus outbreak. One that hadn’t been decided yet was EICMA. The show is the biggest motorcycle event of the year, and it was recently announced that it would be postponed until 2021.  This comes as no surprise. I saw that my colleague Jim posted the announcement to our Facebook page as soon as it was announced. As Jim expresses in that post, we were all just kind of waiting for the offic...
Tags: Motorcycles, Jim, Motorcycle News, EICMA


Givi Introduces Accessories for Your Suzuki V-Strom 1050

Get Your V-Strom Outfitted Right The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 comes ready for action, but there’s no denying that some accessories could help the bike become the ultimate adventure machine. That’s where Givi comes in. The company recently released a line of accessories for the new Suzuki that should make adventuring easier than ever before.  The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is a great bike, but some luggage racks and engine protection can go a long way towards making this bike into a true competitor off the ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Suzuki, Motorcycle News, Suzuki V Strom, Pannier, Givi, Suzuki V-Strom 1050, PLO3117CAM Pannier, PLO3117N Pannier, PLX3117 Pannier, Flang


A Conversation With Ari Henning, Zack Courts, and Spenser Robert about Working for Revzilla

Finding a Good Home Most of us in the motorcycle world know the names Zack Courts and Ari Henning. They’re the two long-time journalists at Motorcyclist Magazine, who have entertained and informed us for years now. After a short time with MotorTrend, the duo and Spenser Robert—the man behind the scenes who makes the camera magic happen—are at Revzilla now crafting content for the company on its YouTube channel and writing blog, Common Tread. I wrote about their move to the company when Comoto a...
Tags: Youtube, Motorcycles, Zack, Ari, Motortrend, Motorcycle News, RevZilla, Spenser, Comoto, Motorcycle Industry Council, Motorcyclist Magazine, Ari Henning, Spenser Robert, Zack Courts, Ari Henning Zack Courts, Ari Zack


Watch AMB 001 by Aston Martin and Brough Superior on the Track

It Looks Good Out There Aston Martin isn’t a company that you usually associate with motorcycles, but Aston and Brough Superior teamed up a while back to build the AMB 001, a limited-production track-only motorcycle. The bike looked fantastic when revealed, and now we’re getting our first look at it testing at a racetrack. The AMB 001 will act as a halo bike for Brough Superior and there’s a chance that the companies could work together in the future. The AMB 001 is no regular motorcycle. The b...
Tags: Motorcycles, Aston Martin, Aston, Brough Superior, Motorcycle News, Amb, AMB 001


Former Norton Boss Stuart Garner Must Pay Back £14M

It’s About the Pensions So, the verdict is in on the Norton pensions scheme that Norton’s ex-CEO Stuart Garner was the trustee of. The Pensions Ombudsman ruled he was ‘dishonest’ and because of this dishonesty, he will have to pay back £14 million (roughly $17 million), according to Visordown. There was an investigation into the pensions scheme, and it found that instead of releasing the money of the Commando 2012 Pension Scheme, the Donington MC Pension Scheme and the Dominator 2012 Pension Sc...
Tags: Motorcycles, Norton, Garner, Motorcycle News, Norton motorcycles, Stuart Garner, Norton Boss Stuart Garner, Donington MC Pension Scheme


Sena’s Outrush Modular Helmet Is New and Affordable

Smart, Modular, and Affordable Sena helmets are pretty well-known as the helmets that come equipped with Sena Bluetooth communication units installed right on them. Sena had several variations of its full-face helmets, and a couple of iterations of open face helmets, but now it has a modular option. The modular helmet is called the Outrush and it looks really nice.  The helmet features an HD audio Bluetooth communication headset that allows you to play music, take phone calls, get GPS direction...
Tags: Motorcycles, Dot, Sena, Motorcycle News, Sena Bluetooth, Modular Helmet, Web Bike World


Indian Motorcycle Offers its First Heated and Cooled Seat

Keep Your Bum the Right Temperature Are you sick of a sweaty butt while your ride? Maybe you have the opposite issue and your buns get frozen. Well, whatever the case, Indian has a solution for you. The company sent us a press release about its new ClimaCommand Classic Seat. This seat is heated and cooled. This means no matter what the weather is doing, your backside can stay comfy. Here are some details about the new seat from the press release: A proprietary thermoelectric module that pumps ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Indian, Motorcycle News, Indian Motorcycle, ClimaCommand Classic Seat, Ross Clifford


Bullit’s V-Bob 250 Looks Like a Killer Cruiser for European Markets

Some Harley-ish Style Bullit doesn’t sell motorcycles here in the U.S., but I sure wish they did. The company makes classic-looking bikes that are really cool and affordably priced. The latest from the business is the V-Bob 250 cruiser. The bike looks like a Harley knock-off, but a good one. Honestly, it’s the kind of beginner bike I’d have loved to see Harley build years ago. But anyway, Bullit has what looks to be a cool cruiser. Bullit UK Brand Manager, said, “We are really excited to be wel...
Tags: UK, Motorcycles, Bob, Harley, Lifan, Motorcycle News, Grey Black, Bullit, Bullit V-Bob


The Aprilia Pagani 150 Cafe Racer Looks Cool

Part of the Zongshen and Piaggio Partnership What you see here is the Aprilia Pagani 150 Cafe Racer, and it’s a cool little motorcycle from the Italian company. Well, it’s sort of from the Italian company. See, this comes by way of China. Piaggio partnered with Zongshen a while back and this is one of the bikes that has come out of it, according to BikeWale. Unfortunately, we won’t see this wee cafe racer here in North America. However, our friends overseas will be able to enjoy this sweet ride...
Tags: Motorcycles, North America, Chinese Yuan, Piaggio, Motorcycle News, Café Racer, Aprilia, Zongshen, China Piaggio


The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Is Open and Ready for Visitors

See the Icons in the Flesh Yesterday, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, in Ohio has reopened and is ready for visitors to come in and see all that it has to offer. This is the first time since the Coronavirus outbreak that the museum has reopened to visitors.  Of course, the staff will be reopening with safety guidelines put in place. The reopening of the Hall of Fame will follow the Responsible RestartOhio plan. The facility will follow all safety guidelines in the Consumer, Retail, Services & ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ohio, Hall of Fame, Ama, Motorcycle News, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, AMA Hall of Fame, Consumer Retail Services Entertainment


Spidi Showcases Step-In Armor Technology in the Mission-T H2Out Jacket

A Three-Layer Jacket Spidi recently emailed us about its unique Step-In Armor technology for its latest gear, including the Mission-T H2Out Jacket. The technology is supposed to make the gear highly customizable for whatever conditions you end up riding in. The Mission-T H2Out Jacket is a perfect example. It’s a three-layer jacket that can be worn in six different configurations. This allows you to have one jacket that is good for every riding situation you can encounter while you’re out there ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Toray, Motorcycle News, Spidi, Mission T, Comforce


The Vanucci Compression Dry Bags Look Cool

Stay Dry, Stay Compact Having a good dry bag can be a necessity when you’re riding long distances and through inclement weather. It will keep your stuff good and dry and keep you happy when you get to your destination. However, some dry bags are bulky. Vanucci compression dry bags are here to solve that problem.  The bags offer a roll-top and buckle design similar to pretty much all other dry bags, but these ones have a unique compression system installed on them. Simply pack up the bag, roll i...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Luggage, Vanucci


Confederate Motorcycles Changes its Name to Combat Motors

A Change Overdue The high-end motorcycle company Confederate Motorcycles has decided to make a much-needed name change. The company will from this time forward be known as Combat Motors. The CEO, Ernest Lee, of the company sent me a press release that was posted to the website about the name change. In that press release, it explained the reason for this name change, if it’s not already obvious. “We stand with those peaceably fighting for change in the United States and are very happy to contri...
Tags: United States, Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Confederate Motorcycles, Ernest Lee, Combat Motors, Confederate Motorcycles Changes


Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival Postponed Until 2021

Two Iconic Events Pushed Out As the year wears on, more and more motorcycle events get canned or pushed out due to Coronavirus. The latest to succumb to COVID-19’s effects is the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival. According to MoreBikes, the two events usually take place in July and September, but this year they won’t happen as scheduled due to the spread of COVID-19. The events will resume in 2021. If you have purchased tickets for the even in 2020, your tickets will still be...
Tags: Motorcycles, Richmond, Goodwood, Goodwood Revival, Motorcycle News, Coronavirus, Motorcycle Events, Goodwood Festival of Spee, Goodwood Supporters Association


Aprilia Registers Baby Tunono Design

The Tuono 660 Looks Like It Is Coming Aprilia showcased the RS 660 and Tuono 660 at the same time when they were concept bikes at EICMA this past year. The RS 660 got the green light pretty much right away in terms of becoming a production motorcycle. Now it seems the Tuono 660 will follow. According to some registered designs spotted by the good folks at MoreBikes, and it showed the Tuono 660 in production form. To be clear, it looks pretty much exactly like the concept bike that was at EICMA....
Tags: Motorcycles, Brembo, Motorcycle News, Aprilia, MoreBikes, Aprilia Tuono 660


Cardo Systems Will Distribute Through Parts Canada

They’ve Joined Forces Thanks to a new distribution deal with Parts Canada, Cardo Systems products will now be more easily available. Parts Canada will offer all of the Cardo’s Bluetooth motorcycle communications equipment through the distributor, helping the customers who want Cardo’s products more easily get them. James Danyluk, president of Parts Canada expressed his excitement at being able to offer the Cardo brand products at Parts Canada dealers. Jamie Cheek, Cardo’s Vice President of Sale...
Tags: Canada, Motorcycles, Cardo, Motorcycle News, Cardo Systems, Parts Canada, Parts Canada Cardo Systems, Cardo s Bluetooth, James Danyluk, Parts Canada dealers Jamie Cheek Cardo


Haojue DR300 Could Pave the Way for the Suzuki GSX-S300

A New Small GSX-S300 Haojue is Suzuki’s partner in China and it just launched a new DR300 in its home market. Now the rumor is that Suzuki will take this Haojue DR300 and turn it into a new GSX-S300. The Indian publication Gaadi Waadi reported that this rumor has some merit. Suzuki needs a new small-displacement bike for its GSX line, and the DR300 would fill that space well. The bike offers a liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine that chugs out about 28 hp. The bike has KYB front forks and a prel...
Tags: China, Motorcycles, Bosch, Suzuki, Motorcycle News, Haojue


Kawasaki Will Reproduce Cylinder heads for 1970s Z1 Motorcycles

“New” Old Cylinder Heads The legendary Kawasaki Z1, KZ900, and KZ1000 motorcycles remain loved and admired by many riders. The bikes are now reaching their 50, year anniversary. Finding parts for these bikes has proved difficult in some cases. So, Kawasaki decided to reproduce cylinder heads for the Z1, KZ900, and KZ1000. The original part design plans and specifications will be used, but modern manufacturing processes will also be used. This should yield correct parts that are actually better ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Kawasaki, Motorcycle News, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, Kawasaki Z1, Kawasaki Will Reproduce Cylinder, Japan Kawasaki, Kawasaki These


The Triumph Trekker GT Is the Company’s First Electric Bicycle

A New Way To Get Around on a Triumph Electric motorcycles are going to become more prevalent with major manufacturers, but before we see those, many seem to be turning to e-bikes, as in bicycles. Triumph recently revealed its first e-bike ever, the Trekker GT. This marks the first of what could be a new line of bikes from Triumph. The Trekker GT features a 250W Shimano electric motor that puts out 44.25 lb-ft of torque. The system uses a 504Wh battery. You have a range of 93 miles with that (th...
Tags: Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Triumph, Shimano, Motorcycle News, Electric Bicycle, Triumph Trekker GT, First Electric Bicycle, Triumph Electric


Scorpion Has a New Covert Helmet

An Update to a Popular Style Scorpion has updated the Covert X (shown above) and Covert EVO (shown below) helmets for 2020. The helmets get new and even more aggressive styling for 2020. The unique construction of these helmets is the same. This means you can wear the helmet in a kind of full-face mode, take the chin bar off and wear it as a 3/4 helmet, or remove more of it and wear it as a 1/2 helmet. It’s one of the more versatile helmets out there. The Covert X features a multi-layered TCT-U...
Tags: Motorcycles, Scorpion, Motorcycle News, Scorpion Covert EVO, Scorpion Covert X, Corvet EVO


Intermot 2020 Officially Canceled, Replaced With an Online Event

Another Event Canceled Today, the Koelnmesse and the German Motorcycle Industry Association announced Intermot is canceled. The organizers stated that manufacturers and others in the industry are struggling now due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and it wouldn’t be right to ask them to put money and resources towards the event. “An event that depends on its appeal as an experience and event cannot be held in this form at this point in time and thus does not meet the expectation...
Tags: Motorcycles, Koelnmesse, Motorcycle News, Intermot, Motorcycle Industry Association, Coronavirus, Motorcycle Events, Reiner Brendicke, Oliver Frese


MV Agusta Design Director Leaves After 20 Years

A New Design Lead for MV Agusta I would argue that MV Agusta makes some of the most beautiful motorcycles on sale today. That is due in large part to Adrian Morton, the British designer that held the Design Director role at the company for the last 20 years, according to Omnimoto. He was a pupil of Massimo Tamurini, the great motorcycle designer who crafted the Ducati 916. Morton resigned from the post coincides with some changes within the company pushed by the CEO, Timur Sardarov. One notable...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Morton, AgustA, Motorcycle News, MV Agusta, Filippo Bassoli, Motorcycle Brands, Sardarov, Adrian Morton, Massimo Tamurini, Giorgio Mazzotti, Morton He


Sidi Atojo SR Motorcycle Boots Should Be Available Soon

A Little Delay The Sidi Atojo SR motorcycle boots are for dirt riders and were developed to give the rider excellent motorcycle control. The boots have a lighter upper but still offer ankle protection and replaceable parts, if needed. These boots are the next step for Sidi and offer a lot. Recently we received an email from Sidi’s team that said the company was delayed in delivering the boots to the U.S. The reason stated was two-fold. First, the company decided to modify the boots after the fi...
Tags: Motorcycles, Italy, Sidi, Motorcycle News, Best Dirt Boots, Sidi Atojo, Atojo