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Motorcycle News Roundup – Week Ending January 19

The Stories You Need to Know This is the news roundup for the last couple of weeks ending today, January 13th of 2019. There’s been a lot of news recently and rather than bore you with all the details, we thought we’d pick the most interesting topics to keep you in the loop on what’s going on in the world of two wheels. 1. Harley-Davidson Officially Reveals the LiveWire and Shows Off Two New Concepts Harley-Davidson showed off all the details and pricing information on its LiveWire elect...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Harley Davidson, Ucla, Motorcycle News, Shoei, Bonnier Corporation, News Roundup, CES Shoei, Harley Zero


Lightning Motorcycles Teases Its Second Model, the Lightning Strike

A New Electric Motorcycle for the Masses While the LS-218 electric motorcycle from Lighting Motorcycles is a high-dollar item designed for high-speed racing, the company’s second bike should be more pedestrian. The company just released a teaser for its new motorcycle called the Lighting Strike.  Lightning Motorcycles claims its new bike will “shock the industry in every dimension.” It shared only a few stats for the motorcycle and didn’t give us a full look just a couple of headlights. Accordi...
Tags: Motorcycles, Strike, Lightning, Harley Davidson, Harley, Electric Motorcycle, Motorcycle News, Lightning Motorcycles, Lightning Strike, New Electric Motorcycle, Lighting Motorcycles, Lighting Strike Lightning Motorcycles


Motorcycle Industry Council Talks With Lawmakers About Access to National Parks

More Access to Land for Motorcyclists? Members of the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) and outdoor recreation industry leaders met with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment Jim Hubbard and other officials. According to the press release, the goal of the meeting was to discuss improving access to lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The MIC and other officials want to see more access afforded to motorized recreational vehicles, like ...
Tags: Usda, Motorcycles, Agriculture, Perdue, Natural Resources, U S Forest Service, Polaris Industries, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Industry Council, Sonny Perdue, Motorcycle Industry Council MIC, Jim Hubbard, Paul Vitrano, MIC Board, Perdue Hubbard, Tim Buche


SBS Brakes Shows Off DS-2 Dual Sinter Brake Pad Compound

The Follow Up to the DS-1 Is Here Brake manufacturer SBS Brakes now has a successor to the popular DS-1 brake pads. It’s appropriately named the DS-2. The brake pads come after more than two years of extensive testing. During that testing, SBS Brakes got an unconventional idea: mount two different compounds for racing use. Top level racers from the World Superbike, Moto2 and Moto3 GP, British Superbike and World Endurance Championships participated in the testing process. Now the new brake pads...
Tags: Motorcycles, SBS, Motorcycle News, DS-2, Dynamic Racing Concept, SBS Brakes, Allan Østli


Motorcycle Industry Council Talks With Lawmakers About Access to National Forests

More Access to Land for Motorcyclists? Members of the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) and outdoor recreation industry leaders met with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment Jim Hubbard and other officials. According to the press release, the goal of the meeting was to discuss improving access to lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The MIC and other officials want to see more access afforded to motorized recreational vehicles, like ...
Tags: Usda, Motorcycles, Agriculture, Perdue, Natural Resources, U S Forest Service, Polaris Industries, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Industry Council, Sonny Perdue, Motorcycle Industry Council MIC, Jim Hubbard, Paul Vitrano, MIC Board, Perdue Hubbard, Tim Buche


Bridgestone’s New BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 Sports Radial Tires

The Sporty BATTLAX We recently reported that Bridgestone had some new adventure touring motorcycle tires, but now they have some new tires for sportbike riders, too. The company posted a press release released the BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 Sports Radial Tires. These tires are a continued improvement on the last tires in this line, the S21. The tire company refined the tire compound and created a new tread pattern that further improves grip on the road. The tread is designed to provide better perfo...
Tags: Motorcycles, Tires, BRIDGESTONE, Motorcycle News, BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22


Suzuki Is Working on a New VVT for GSX-R1000

Say Goodbye to the All-Mechanical Setup Suzuki’s current GSX-R1000 has a variable valve timing system it got from the GSX-RR Moto GP bike. It’s an all-mechanical system and a darn good one. However, it seems Suzuki will drop that tried and true system for a new hydraulic VVT system, according to Cycle World. The publication spotted some patent applications that suggest Suzuki is letting go of its current mechanical system in favor of a new hydraulic one. Why? Because a hydraulic VVT system coul...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Ducati, Kawasaki, Suzuki, U S Patent Office, Motorcycle News, VVT, GSX-R1000, Variable Valve Timing


Is Honda Working On Power Steering for a New Bike?

Power Steering on a Motorcycle? Power steering, while ubiquitous on automobiles, isn’t found on motorcycles. At least, not traditionally. It seems that Honda may add a new power steering system to one of its future bikes. According to MoreBikes, Honda recently filed a patent for a new power steering system. This system differs from the one that appears on the new Neo Wing three-wheeler Honda has in the works. That system is larger and just a different setup altogether. From the patent drawings ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Motorcycle News, Honda patent, Motorcycle Power Steering, Honda Working On Power Steering


Bridgestone’s New BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41 Tire

Ready for Action A new addition to Bridgestone’s adventure touring tire lineup, the BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41 is some seriously advanced rubber. According to the company’s press release, the new adventure touring tire provides better off-road performance and durability than other products available. The new tires will come in four different sizes for the front tire and five sizes for the rear. Bridgestone designed the tire primarily for off-road use, though they do offer on-road capabilities ...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, BRIDGESTONE, Motorcycle News, Adventure Touring Tires, Bridgestone BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41


Redesigned Cardo Freecom+ Line Revealed

Better Than Ever Cardo Systems is a Bluetooth communications company that makes comm systems for motorcycle riders. Recently the company unveiled its new Freecom+ Line. The lineup consists or the Freecom 4+, Freecom 2+, and Freecom1+. The lineup delivers improved quality communications to various areas of the market. The Freecom 4+ is a four-way rider-to-rider communications system. Handling two-way rider-to-rider communication is the Freecom 2+. The Freecom 1+ is the system designed for the si...
Tags: Apple, Google, Bluetooth, Siri, Motorcycles, Cardo, Motorcycle News, Cardo Systems, Bluetooth Adapters and Intercom Accessory, Cardo Freecom, Freecom, Abraham Glezerman, Cardo Systems Hopefully


Honda’s 2019 CB650R Pricing and Details

The Middle-Weight Neo Sports Cafe Honda’s dedication to its Neo Sports Cafe like of motorcycles is something you should definitely take note of. The new 2019 CB650R recently got its price of $8,899, which seems very reasonable to me. The bike looks great with a modern, naked bike appeal. The bike gets a 649cc liquid-cooled in-line four-cylinder engine. It’s mated to a six-speed transmission and supposed to produce five percent more horsepower than the cb650f, according to RideApart. The bike ha...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Honda Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Showa, 2019 Honda Cb650r


Say Goodbye to Hot Bike Magazine

Bonnier Couldn’t Keep It Going The decline of traditional print motorcycle media continues with the announcement that Bonnier will halt publication of Hot Bike magazine.  Asphalt and Rubber noted that the company will serve the v-twin and cruiser market through Motorcyclist and Cycle World. Those two publications have been the two that Bonnier seems the most focused on. The company revamped both of those publications and has shut down many others. According to Asphalt and Rubber, the word on th...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Bonnier, Bonnier Corporation, Hot Bike, Bonnier Asphalt and Rubber, QuickShift Marketing


Sara Garcia Seeks to be First Woman to Finish Dakar in Toughest Class

Breaking Barriers, Kicking Butt Sara Garcia is a Spanish rider competing in the Dakar 2019. She’s one tough lady and hopes to become the first woman to finish the race in the Original by Motul class, which used to be called the Malle Moto. The Original by Motul class is the toughest in the competition. Riders must race without assistance. That means Garcia will have to do everything. Set up her tent, do maintenance on the bike, etc. The Dakar is a grueling race even with a support team. So anyo...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Yamaha, Dakar, Garcia, Motorcycle News, Motul, Sara Garcia, Yamaha WR450F, Dakar 2019, Rally Spain TT, Teo Martín Motorsport Institute, Alcorcón Spain


Spy Shots Reveal Triumph’s 2020 Rocket III

Big Cruiser, Big News We recently reported that Triumph likely has a new 2020 Rocket III cruiser in the works. Well, now you can see it in all its glory thanks to spy shots showcased at Motorcycle.com. The shots show the new bike in all its hulking glory. The current Rocket III has been out in the U.S. since 2004, so it’s due for a redesign. The monster, three-pot-powered cruiser is loved by many and hated by some. It’s a torque monster, though, and the new one should be more of the same, only ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Triumph, Brembo, Motorcycle News, Spy Shots, 2020 rocket III, Triumph rocket III


Shoei Reveals the IT-HT Smart Helmet at CES

Innovated Helmet Tech Is Here The IT-HT is a new helmet that Shoei showed off at the Consumer Electronics Show in conjunction with a Japanese automotive technology company called NS West. The unique head-up display (HUD) is the IT-HT’s party trick. The HUD shows information like speed and route information. With this technology installed on the helmet, the rider doesn’t have to move his or her head and eyes from the road. A Bluetooth connection allows your smartphone to communicate with the hel...
Tags: Motorcycles, Hud, Consumer Electronics Show, Skully, Motorcycle News, Shoei, NS West


Shoei Reduces the Price of the VFX-EVO

Get It for a Little Less The Shoei VFX-EVO is a fantastic off-road helmet by all accounts. The brand is well-known for making quality lids, and the VFX-EVO is one of its best out there from what we hear. We have not reviewed it, but if you look around the web, it gets high marks. Now you can buy the helmet for less. Shoei just dropped the price, and that should give you a big dirt-eating grin. This should be good news for any off-road rider. Although the price didn’t dramatically change, even a...
Tags: Motorcycles, Helmet, Off-road, Motorcycle News, Shoei, VFX EVO, Shoei Shoei


NOVUS Shows Off It’s Electric Carbon Motorcycle

Making the Harley LiveWire Look Inexpensive NOVUS, a German electric motorcycle company, revealed its new electric motorcycle at the Consumer Electronics Show. While there’s plenty of stuff to talk about, let’s hit the big thing first. It costs a whopping $39,500. If you thought Harley’s LiveWire was expensive … well, okay it still is. Forget the price for a moment and the NOVUS machine is actually pretty impressive. It features a sleek and artfully crafted carbon monocoque frame. This lightwei...
Tags: Motorcycles, Harley, Electric Motorcycle, Motorcycle News, Novus, Harley Livewire, Electric Carbon Motorcycle, NOVUS Electric


Indian Motorcycle Files Trademark for ‘Indian Renegade’

Another Future Indian? Indian Motorcycle has been on a trademark tear lately. Not too long ago we reported on the fact that it moved to trademark the name Raven. Now it seems the company has another name it wants to use at some point: Renegade. According to Motorcycle.com, the company filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for use on “motorcycles and structural parts therefor.” That sounds like fancy language to use to say, “We’re building a new motorcycle called the Renegade.” The nam...
Tags: Motorcycles, U S Patent and Trademark Office, Motorcycle News, Indian Motorcycle, Renegade, Indian Renegade, Raven Now


Is The Electric OSET 24.0R the Perfect Trials Bike?

A Silent But Deadly Racer Range is an issue for most electric motorcycles, but that’s not the case for trials bikes. Trials bikes don’t have to go quite so far, they’re purpose-built machines designed to be lightweight and have plenty of torque. OSET is a company that’s selling bikes that fit that profile perfectly. The company’s latest product is the 24.0R motorcycle. Motorcyclist Magazine had a chance to chat with the owner of OSET, Ian Smith, and found out that the 24.0R came about as his ki...
Tags: Motorcycles, Smith, Motorcyclist, Ian Smith, Motorcycle News, OSET 24.0R, Trials Motorcycle, Electric OSET, OSET, Motorcyclist Magazine, OSET Smith


Get Ready for the New Shoei GT-Air II

Moving Forward from the First GT-Air With 2019 now in swing, Shoei’s new full-face GT-Air II helmet will soon flood into dealerships across the country. That means as 2019 winds up you should keep an eye out for this advanced helmet should you need a new one. You should easily be able to grab one of these in March of this year, as the manufacturer marked that as the month it would end up in most dealer showrooms.   Shoei calls the GT-Air II “form and function refined.” Shoei based the GT-Air II...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Shoei, GT-Air II, Shoei GT-Air II


Camouflaged KTM 390 Adventure Spotted in India

KTM’s Little Indian Adventurer The KTM 390 Adventure should be a fun little bike. The bike was spotted testing recently. This isn’t the first time someone snapped a photo of the little adventure bike, but the photos shared by the guys over at Adventure Rider give a very good look. The bike appears heavily influenced by the 390 Duke. It features many similar lines and an overall look like a butched-up 390 Duke with a little more suspension travel and some adventure duds. I wouldn’t suspect it’ll...
Tags: India, Motorcycles, Pacific, Duke, KTM, Bajaj, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, 390 Adventure, 390 Duke, Adventure Motorcycle


Motorcycle News Roundup – Week of 12/30/2018

Here’s the big news in the world of motorcycles for the week of December 30, 2018. #1 – Arcimoto Snags $4.5 Million Investment For Electric Trike Production https://www.webbikeworld.com/arcimoto-snags-4-5-million-investment-for-electric-trike-production/ Electric trike company Arcimoto managed to get a 4.5 million dollar investment for production of its unique vehicle. This means the company will start churning these bikes out by the end of 2019. #2 – Vespas Retain Their Value Well https:...
Tags: Vw, Motorcycles, Ducati, Electric, Vespa, Zero, KTM, BAGGER, Suzuki, J D Power, Motorcycle News, Stefan Pierer, Indian Motorcycle, Arcimoto, Zero Motorcycles, Million Investment for Electric Trike Production


KTM’s CEO Is Serious About Buying Ducati

Is VW Group Interested in Offloading the Brand? We reported last month that KTM’s CEO, Stefan Pierer, expressed interest in buying Ducati. It now seems that it’s little more than just a pipe dream. According to Cycle World, the CEO reportedly made an offer of $1.5 billion to VW Group for the brand. There is no word yet on whether or not VW is actually considering the offer, but I can think of $1.5 billion reasons to do so. However, as Cycle World points out, Herbert Diess is the new head honcho...
Tags: Vw, Motorcycles, Ducati, VW Group, KTM, BMW Motorrad, Müller, Matthias Müller, Herbert Diess, Motorcycle News, Stefan Pierer, Pierer, VW Group Interested, Ducati VW Group


Zero Motorcycles Teases New Bike Called SR/F

All New Electric Nake Street Bike Zero Motorcycles recently teased a new model it’s calling the SR/F. The company posted a super short video to YouTube. With just eight seconds of footage, Zero sent a lot of motorcycle enthusiasts into a frothy electrically charged tizzy. The company didn’t say much about the model. Eight seconds isn’t a lot of time to do much. It’s a proper tease, though. Well-crafted and suggestive while leaving just about all relevant information out. All I can say about the...
Tags: Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Zero, Motorcycle News, Zero Motorcycles, SR/F, New Electric Nake Street Bike Zero Motorcycles


Web Bike World: Year in Review (2018)

The Times They Are A-Changin’ With another year under our belts, I thought it worth it to take a look back over the last 12 months at the changes in the wonderful world of motorcycles. 2018 was no joke. There were plenty of killer new bikes and gear offered and tons of newsworthy items worth knowing and pondering. It was a great year for motorcyclist and a year that posed some challenges and successes for bike manufacturers. Here’s a look back at some of the most interesting stories. 2018 Bike...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Year In Review, Harley Davidson, Dainese, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Sena, John Burns, Motorcycle News, Honda Gold Wing, RevZilla, Royal Enfield Himalayan, Royal Enfield, Ducati Ducati


Indian FTR 1200 S Gets Akrapovič Exhaust as Standard Equipment

Good Response Spurs an Equipment Change Indian Motorcycle recently reached out to us to let us know that the Akrapovič exhaust, specifically the low-mount one, that was an accessory will be standard equipment on the most premium version of the FTR 1200. Now, if you buy a 2019 FTR 1200 S with Race Replica paint, you’ll get a bike that comes with the Akrapovič exhaust. This change is only for the top-level model. Other versions of the FTR 1200 will have the standard exhaust. As you can imagine, t...
Tags: Motorcycles, Akrapovic, Motorcycle News, Indian motorcycles, Standard Equipment, Akrapovič exhaust, Indian FTR 1200 S


The Full 2019 Indian Motorcycle Lineup Announced

America’s First Motorcycle Company Sets Its Latest Lineup Indian Motorcycle solidified its lineup for 2019, and soon those bikes will be rumbling to dealerships across the nation. The company breaks its lineup down like this: FTR 1200, Midsize, Cruiser, Bagger, and Touring. There’s further delineation from there. The FTR 1200 line consists of the standard FTR 1200 and the FTR 1200 S. The Midsize line is all about the Scout and consists of the Scout Sixty, Scout, and Scout Bobber. The Cruiser li...
Tags: America, Motorcycles, North America, Indian, Polaris, Harley, BAGGER, Motorcycle News, Indian motorcycles, First Motorcycle Company, Scout Sixty Scout


5 Motorcycle Industry Predictions for 2019

Let the New Year Begin As 2019 kicks off, I thought I’d put together a list of predictions for the upcoming months. Most of these are pulled straight out of my noggin without much to back them up. With that said, I pay attention to the motorcycle industry closely, and I think they may have some merit. Without further ado, here are my predictions for 2019. 1. Someone Will Buy Ducati Image from Ducati There have been numerous rumors of other companies possibly acquiring Ducati. The latest ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, States, Honda, North America, Predictions, Harley, VW Group, KTM, Janus, Motorcycle News, 2019, Harley Davidson Harley Davidson, Janus Motorcycles, Etergo, Motorcycle Industry


The Suzuki GSX-R750 and GSX-R600 Are Not Long for This World

Well-Known Machines Will Meet Their End When most people think Suzuki sportbikes, they automatically think the Hayabusa, but the GSX-R750 isn’t far behind in their mind. That may change in the future. The motorcycle company will have to kill the GSX-R750 and GSX-R600 soon due to stringent emissions standards. We recently reported the impending doom facing the Hayabusa, and how it will soldier on in the U.S. for a while longer thanks to more relaxed emissions. The Busa will return, though, you c...
Tags: Motorcycles, Suzuki, Busa, Motorcycle News, GSX, GSX-R600, GSX-R750, Sportbike


Vespa Scooters Retain Over 72 Percent of Their Value After 3 Years of Ownership

The Scooters Retain Their Value Better Than Anything Else Can you think of a vehicle that would retain 72.1 percent of its value over three years of ownership? According to data from J.D. Power and Associates, Vespa scooters do just that. This year was the first year that J.D. Power tracked resale value and published a study on its findings. The published study was only on cars, but The New York Times reported that data in the study extended to two-wheeled vehicles, too. The brand sitting at th...
Tags: Motorcycles, Scooters, New York Times, Vespa, Piaggio, J D Power, Motorcycle News, GTS 300, Sprint 150, Associates Vespa, Piaggio Group Vespa, Honda Yamaha Genuine Scooter Co, Versace Prada Gucci