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Honda Launched Online Booking for India

Could it Come to North America? Honda has now launched a new online booking system in India to help make the process of getting a new bike as seamless and easy as possible, according to BikeWale. With the new system customers can take a closer look at and reserve individual models. This is designed to reduce the number of people physically coming into the dealership. The only part of the transaction that can’t be done online is actually paying for the motorcycle. You’ll be able to reserve your ...
Tags: India, Motorcycles, Honda, North America, Hond


Royal Enfield’s 650s Were the Best-Selling Bikes In Europe Last Month

Royal Enfield Has Some Real Winners The INT650 and the Continental GT from Royal Enfield are lovely machines. Jim and I reviewed the INT650 last year. It’s a nice motorcycle at a very reasonable price and has a good warranty. I’d buy one if I were looking for a middleweight retro motorcycle, and I’m not the only person. According to MoreBikes, the 650 twins from Royal Enfiled were the best-selling motorcycles in the UK in June of 2020. The sales data comes from the Motorcycle Industry Associati...
Tags: Europe, UK, Motorcycles, Bmw, Continental, Mic, Jim, MCIA, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Motorcycle Industry Council, Honda PCX, Royal Enfield INT650, Motorcycle Industry Association That


The Benelli Imperiale 400 BS6 Launches in India

Benelli Upping Its Emissions Game A while back, my buddy Bill Hall reported on the new Benelli Imperiale 400 bike. Not too long after that, I followed up with a story about how the bike achieved BS6 emissions compliance. Now the motorcycle has officially been launched in India, according to BikeWale. The motorcycle is unchanged from the last time I wrote about it. It still features a 374cc single-cylinder engine that’s fuel-injected and makes about 21 hp and 21 lb-ft of torque. That engine is m...
Tags: India, Motorcycles, Benelli, Bill Hall, Motorcycle News, Benelli Imperiale, Benelli Imperiale 400


Yamaha XSR 155 Launches in the Philippines

Those Lucky Riders The Philippines get some cool bikes, including the new Yamaha XSR 155. The new baby XSR looks a lot like its bigger siblings but just packs a smaller punch designed specifically the roads and riders in Asian markets.  With that said, I would definitely ride one of these, and I think it could be a super-cool competitor to the small bikes sold by Honda, Kawasaki, and other motorcycle companies here in North America. The little bike gets a 155.1cc fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, s...
Tags: Php, Philippines, Motorcycles, North America, Yamaha, Motorcycle News, Honda Kawasaki, Yamaha XSR, Honda Grom Yamaha, MotoPinas


Yella Terra

Oops, I did it again...Yep, spent too much time on Trademe and ended up buying something that is just a little bit scary....After a couple of trail rides on the WR, I decided that it wasn't the best tool for the job.  The WR is fantastic as my lightweight Adv bike but at 135kg standard and with the addition of a larger tank, luggage racks and a decent skidplate it's probably nearer to 150kg and [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Motorcycles, Andrew Thomson, RMX450Z, Yella Terra


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 12 July, 2020

A crisp Yamaha XT500 restomod, a BMW K100 from a Spanish motor racing shop, a classy Yamaha TT600RE tracker from France, and a custom FB Mondial built by a sculptor in Iran. How eclectic can you get? BMW K100RS by Bolt Motor Co. The Spanish workshop has a knack for crafting classy ‘flying bricks’ and this new custom K100 follows the trend. The trick is to get a rising straight frame line from front to back, which gives the water-cooled Beemer a powerful stance and sportier look. On this 19...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Iran, Motorcycles, Ducati, Paris, Bmw, Bolt, Tehran, Formula, Bordeaux, Yamaha, Dakar, Sean, Pierre


Uraling to Boreas Pass

Friday, July 10While eating breakfast, I spotted what I think is a prairie dog though much smaller than the ones you can spot on empty grounds on the Front Range.  It was sniffing one of the wire connectors belonging to my solar panels.  Luckily, it didn't find it appetizing. Today's destination is the pass which crosses near the leftmost mountain in the picture below, Boreas Mountain: Telephoto view from the campsite Rode out mid-morning towards the US 285 highway, intending to go south on...
Tags: Google, US, Motorcycles, Sunset, Miles, Breckenridge, Fiona, Blue River, Fairplay, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Boreas Pass Road, Rock Creek Hills Road, Boreas Pass, Boreas Mountain


Lightning & Thunder: An FTR flat tracker from Sweden

The flat track bug seems to have permeated all corners of the motorcycling world—including Sweden. We love this very sharp Indian FTR 1200, which comes from Blixt & Dunder, a parts and lifestyle shop in Malmö. Friends Jonathan Falkman and Mattias Malmgren opened the shop two years ago in Sweden’s third-biggest city. Their shelves are stocked with everything from custom components to clothing, plus a healthy selection of racing essentials. Racing is in Jonathan’s blood and his FTR 1200 is ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Sweden, Motorcycles, Malmo, Yamaha, Jonathan, Dunlop, Indian motorcycles, Mattias, Jonathan He, Racing Motorcycles, Bassani, Flat Track, Blixt Dunder, Jonathan Falkman


Matrix Motorcycle Helmets Opens Pre-Orders on the Alpha Pro

Pre-Order the Ultra Modular I reported previously about the Matrix Alpha Pro ultra modular helmet. That helmet is a super-unique lid in that it can be reconfigured into a full-face, open face with a chin bar and with goggles, open face with a chin bar and no goggles, or an open face helmet. There are also adjustable elements, such as the rear spoiler and vents for airflow. The helmet is now available for pre-order. The company only plans to make 1,500 of the helmets available for pre-order, so ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Helmet, Pavel, ECE, Motorcycle News, Modular Helmet, Ultra Modular, Pavel Vlasov


Camera troubles and Displacing to a nearby site

Thursday, Jul 9Went riding on Yagi, my '06 TW200 to further explore a  set of trails located near the southern end of the dispersed camping area within the Pike National Forest within which I'm boondocking.Nice set of trails, with further stuff to explore at the end of the main trail within but I ran into technical problems with my camera.I had been taking pictures of possible future campsites when I go t the " camera error turn off power" message on the LED screen.  Dammit.  I tried removing th...
Tags: Motorcycles, Nice, Sunset, Golden Hour, Martha, Yagi, RV Trips, Yagi Rides, Camera Issues, Rock Creek Hills Road, Mount Boreas


Shark Helmets Reveals the New Citycruiser Concept

Open Face with a Large Face Shield Shark is a French helmet manufacturer that makes good lids. We have reviewed several of them, but recently the company has released a new Citycruiser helmet. It’s an open face, jet-style helmet with a large face shield that covers your whole face. The helmet is available in four solid colors and four dual-tone colorways. The helmet gets a thermoplastic shell (two shell sizes for the range), EPS liner, vents to either side of the face shield, an exhaust vent, d...
Tags: Shark, Motorcycles, Dot, ECE, MicroTech, Motorcycle News


Harley-Davidson Will Eliminate 700 Jobs Worldwide by the End of 2020

2020 Has Not Been a Good Year Few people are having a good year in 2020, and if you’re a part of Harley-Davidson, things are about to get worse. The company announced that it will be cutting 700 jobs around the world. Two hundred of those 500 were unfilled positions, though, so it’s more like 500 jobs, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. In another blow to the business, Chief Financial Officer John Olin left his position. He was with Harley for 17 years. His position will be filled by ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Zeitz, Jochen Zeitz, John Olin, Tomahawk Wisconsin, Darrell Thomas


Langen Motorcycles 2-Stroke Is a High-Powered V-Twin

It Has Got to be a Screamer Boutique British bike outlet Langen Motorcycles has a new 2-Stroke machine that features one of the most interesting engines I’ve seen in a while. It’s a fuel-injected 90-degree Vins two-stroke V-twin that makes a lot of power for its modest displacement. The engine is only a 250cc but it makes 80 hp at 11,700 rpm.  Vins is an Italian company founded by ex-Ferrari folks. CEO Vincenzo Mattia said, “Our Vins engine is capable, in standard configuration, of delivering 7...
Tags: UK, Motorcycles, Ferrari, Vins, Ohlins, Motorcycle News, Two-stroke, Langen, Langen Motorcycles, Vincenzo Mattia


The Black Tea Moped Is a Small Electric Motorcycle

It Looks Cool The company called Black Tea has a new Moped. That bike is designed to transform the way people think of bikes and transportation in general. While there are multiple generations discussed on the company website. Black Tea is really just getting around to putting out its first version of the bike. The Moped, as the company calls it, is really a mini-scrambler. The word moped fits the bike because it’s about the size of a moped, but the little bike lacks pedals, so I’m not totally ...
Tags: Europe, Munich, Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Black Tea, Electric Motorcycle, Motorcycle News, Electric Moped, Black Tea Moped, Small Electric Motorcycle


Uraling to summit of Georgia Pass

Wednesday, July 7It would be another nice sunny day, with clouds forming in the afternoon, and high temperatures in the mid-70s! In other words, great riding conditions for summer!My view as I ate breakfast: I rode out on Fiona, my '99 Ural Patrol and decided to a loop, headed out going north on the main trail traversing this dispersed camping area I'm currently boondocking on and soon was back on FR/CR 56 aka Lost Park Road headed towards the US 285 Slab:  Part of the Continental Divide visi...
Tags: South Park, US, Georgia, Motorcycles, Continental, Jefferson, Fiona, Kenosha Pass, Colorado Trail, Yagi, URAL Patrol, UDF, Lost Park Road, Fiona Rides, Guyot, RV Trips


Zero Motorcycles Cash for Carbon Trade-In Deal

Zero Wants Your Gas Bike Zero Motorcycles is one of the many electric motorcycle companies out there, but it’s the one that stands out as a killer option and offers some of the best bikes. Now you have an even bigger incentive to switch to an electric bike thanks to Zero’s Cash for Carbon trade-in program.  The trade-in deal is simple. From now until August 15, 2020, bring in your gas bike and you’ll get an additional $1,500 on top of whatever you get for your trade-in. That money will go towar...
Tags: Motorcycles, Mike Cunningham


Warwick Moto’s Aurora Will be Ready to Race in 2022

A High-Speed Electric Electric motorcycles will continue to make up an ever more impressive portion of the motorcycle industry. The technology is simply getting better and better, and it will likely surpass gas engines one day. The Warwick Moto Aurora is a bike that makes me think this new electric motorcycle future could come sooner rather than later.  The company’s motorcycle will put out about 200 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. It has a top speed of 160 mph and should get there wicked quick tha...
Tags: Motorcycles, Warwick Moto, High Speed Electric Electric, Warwick Moto Aurora


Ducati has a new Multistrada 950 S in GP White

Taking a Cue from MotoGP Not long ago I wrote about the new Panigale V2 receiving its White Rosso livery. Now Ducati is offering a special white color for the Multistrada 950 S. The bike will be available with a new GP White color scheme in 2021, according to DriveMags. The color scheme is different than the one on the Panigale V2, but it’s still MotoGP-inspired. The color scheme is mostly made up of white and grey paint. However, there are some red accents that really help the motorcycle’s fea...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, White Rosso


BMW Motorrad Posts Record June Sales

Moving Past COVID-19 Despite the pandemic, sales of powersports equipment have been strong. I reported on this the other day. The case in point is BMW Motorrad. The company posted strong sales numbers in June and that has led to a nearly 10 percent rise in sales year-over-year, according to RideApart. When the pandemic first hit, the company did see a drop in sales. During the highest levels of panic around the pandemic folks just weren’t out there buying bikes. However, now it seems they are a...
Tags: Europe, Motorcycles, Bmw, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Sales, Coronavirus, Germany France Portugal, Belgium Netherland Luxemburg


Cool Commuter: A Kawasaki ER-6n tracker from Jakarta

To most people, the mid-sized Kawasaki ER-6n is the quintessential no-frills commuter—it scores high on usability, but its looks don’t exactly set hearts ablaze. But to the crew at Studio Motor, it’s the perfect donor for a lively street tracker. ER-6n customs are rare, but the Indonesia shop has built several of them already, and even has a couple in their custom motorcycle rental fleet. As far as they’re concerned, the Kawasaki’s 649 cc parallel twin motor and surprisingly good chassis are ...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Indonesia, Motorcycles, Ducati, Jakarta, Bandung, West Java, Kawasaki, Brembo, SunStar, Custom Motorcycles, Nissin, Kawasaki motorcycles, Shinko, Street Tracker


2020 Americade Rally Is Canceled

Hopefully, It Will Return Next Year The Americade Rally isn’t postponed in 2020, it simply isn’t going to happen this year. The reason for this is that the COVID-19 pandemic is still an issue and is causing many events to be postponed or canceled. The original date for the Americade Rally was June 2-6 in Lake George, New York. From there, it got pushed out to July 21-25. Now the uncertainty about gatherings in the state of New York and the fact that many riders would not have shown up have forc...
Tags: New York, Motorcycles, Sturgis, Motorcycle News, Lake George New York, Dutcher, Coronavirus, Americade Rally, Christian Dutcher


New French Helmet Maker KSH’s Smart Helmet Calls for Help

Get the Help You Need After a Crash The French startup Kosmos Smart Helmets (KSH) is manufacturing helmets that will call for help in the event of an accident. The helmet pairs to a smartphone via Bluetooth. Then once it detects a crash, the helmet will ask if the rider can make the emergency call themselves. If it doesn’t get a response it will call for emergency services. You can add up to five emergency contacts into the app, ensuring that at least one of your loved ones will receive a notif...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Ksh, Smart Helmet, Quin Helmets, Kosmos Smart Helmets KSH


Royal Enfield Now Has a “Slide School”

Learn to Race Flat Track Always wanted to slide around a flat track racetrack like a pro? Now you can learn how thanks to Royal Enfield and Moto Anatomy. Renown racer Johnny Lewis will be teaching the classes to riders who will ride Royal Enfield FT411 and FT 650 bikes.  Lewis originally developed the racing school in India and now will be bringing it to various tracks across the U.S. as well as Moto Anatomy in Florida. “I’m excited to continue building a deeper relationship with Royal Enfield,...
Tags: Florida, India, Motorcycles, Cleveland, Daytona Beach, Lewis, Volusia, Gettysburg PA, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Johnny Lewis, Slide School, Royal Enfield Now Has, Moto Anatomy, Center Hill FL


A New Speed Triple Was Spotted Testing

A New Naked from Triumph The Triumph Speed Triple is one of those bikes that everyone seems to love, and now Triumph looks like it’s going to make it even better. A new version of the bike was spotted testing. Images of the bike were posted by Motorcycle News and other outlets.  The new Speed Triple, according to Motorcycle News, will get a bigger engine, more power, and several other updates or changes to put it on the same level as the new offerings from Ducati and KTM. The publication sugges...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Triumph, KTM, Motorcycle News, Triumph Speed Triple


Boondocking in the Pike National Forest

Near Jefferson, Colorado.In an effort to escape the stifling heat on the Colorado Front Range, I drove out of the cesspool that is the Metro Denver area and escaped into higher elevations.Didn't go too far, just shy of the small town of Jefferson, CO and then took Lost Park Road aka County Road 56 to County Road 39 and into the Pike National Forest.  Note: Next time, I'll take the paved road south of Jefferson to get to CR 39, CR56 is heavily washboarded!I'd stayed in this area before while camp...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunset, Continental, Jefferson, Martha, Uma, Colorado Front Range, Jefferson Co, Fairplay, Pike National Forest, Metro Denver, Yagi, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Boreas Pass Road, Jefferson Colorado


Benelli Museum Reopens to the Public

Coming Out of the Pandemic In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of businesses were forced to shut down. In Italy, these shutdowns were pretty much everything. The devastating effects of the virus were felt worse there than many other places. Now the country is coming out of the worst of the pandemic and reopening. Recently, Motociclismo reported that the Benelli museum has now reopened to the public.  To celebrate the museum’s reopening, all visitors will be able to attend the museum fre...
Tags: Motorcycles, Italy, Benelli, Motorcycle News, Motociclismo, Coronavirus, Benelli Museum Reopens


Man Rides from Border-to-Border on His Harley-Davidson Livewire

Mexican Border to Canadian Border Nobody doubted the Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire to perform, but a lot of people think the range is too short for the bike’s high price tag and everyone says there’s not enough fast-charging infrastructure to support electric motorcycles nationwide. One man decided to see what it was like to take his LiveWire on a long-distance ride. He rode his new LiveWire from the Mexican border all the way to the Canadian border.  Diego Cardenas, a California resident, had his...
Tags: California, Spain, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Washington Oregon, Cardenas, Harley Davidson Livewire, Blaine Washington, San Ysidro California, Diego Cardenas, West Coast Green Highway The WCGH, WCGH


Powersports Sales are Up Despite the Pandemic

COVID-19 Hasn’t Decimated Sales When the world shuts down, what do you do? You go for a ride on your motorcycle, ATV, or other powersports equipment. If you don’t own anything to ride, you go out and buy one apparently. According to multiple sources, including Cycle World and Roadracing World, powersports sales are doing well during the pandemic.  This is a sentiment that the Motorcycle Industry Council stated and I reported on back in May. The numbers then seemed to be good and appeared to ind...
Tags: Sales, Motorcycles, KTM, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Industry Council


Say Hello to the GasGas TXT GP Lineup

For Trials Riding Fun GasGas is no joke when it comes to off-road motorcycles, which is probably why KTM bought the brand not that long ago. From there, KTM sold the enduro GasGas designs to Reiju. Needless to say, it’s been a wild year for the Spanish motorcycle company, and now the brand has put out its TXT GP trials bike lineup. Much of the TXT GP lineup is similar to the other trials bikes available from GasGas. However, it’s worth noting that these are the first trials bikes that the compa...
Tags: Motorcycles, Trials, KTM, Motorcycle News, GasGas, Reiju Needless, Motociclismo Overall


Deals We Love This Week: 50% or More Off Motorcycle Jackets

The Sales Keep Coming With 4th of July passed, you might think you’ve missed out on your chance to score some massive discounts on killer gear, but the fact of the matter is that Revzilla is still rolling out new sale items. Also, the 4th of July sales are still on the website, so you might want to take advantage of them if you can. If you’re not seeing what you want on that page, I have pulled some of the best deals out there that are on the website this week. This week, it’s all about jackets...
Tags: Motorcycles, Scorpion, YKK, RevZilla, EXO Yukon, DuPont Kevlar, Revzilla Roland Sands Hefe, Revzilla First Manufacturing Top, Revzilla Scorpion EXO Yuma Jacket, Scorpion Yuma, Revzilla Olympia Alpha, Olympia Alpha, Roland Sands Hefe