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Huge Success for KTM’s #UltimateRider Contest

KTM’s cry for contestants to “put up their dukes” in the Ultimate Duke Rider Contest has been wildly successful, with over 1500 entries logged – and every entry is stoked to show the world why they deserve the crown.  The contest came as a welcome reprieve from the monotony of social and economic limitations. There was and has been an immediate need for a virtual-based angle in the moto-community, and KTM came through with the perfect recipe for excitement. Out of the 1500 entries that ...
Tags: Usa, News, Australia, South Africa, Motorcycles, Contest, Duke, KTM, KTM Duke, Steve Fraser, KTM Motohall, Jeremy McWilliams, KTM Motorcycles, Ultimate Duke Rider, Spielberg An, Miguel Garay Argentina

MV Agusta Plans to Jump Into the EV World

Many motorcycle manufactures have been jumping on the EV bandwagon recently, and now MV Agusta has said they plan on doing the same. According to a release from MCN , MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov is set to begin research for an electric MV model next year and ultimately planning an electric release for 2027. This announcement comes after Powersports giants Yamaha, Honda, KTM, and Piaggio announced a consortium of swappable battery tech. Are six short years really that long from now? No, es...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Honda, Yamaha, Ev, KTM, MCN, Piaggio, AgustA, Motorcycle News, MV Agusta, Timur Sardarov, Powersports, Sardarov, EV motorcycles, Yamaha Honda KTM

Yamaha & Ducati Among the Products Stuck on the Ever Given

News of the MV Ever Given rocked media last month since it was lodged in the Suez Canal. The disruption created global chaos as ships transporting goods were heavily delayed – let alone the items aboard the Ever Given. The ship containing 18,000 containers has since been freed but the mayhem has not ended.  As if the global pandemic didn’t cause enough delays, those delays were amplified by the happenings in the Suez Canal. Amongst the 18,000 containers on the Ever Given were products and com...
Tags: Egypt, Motorcycles, Ducati, North America, Yamaha, Suez Canal, RevZilla, Yamaha Motor Europe, Yamaha Ducati, Great Bitter Lake, Eric de Seynes

More blimmin rubber!

 Yeah, as it turns out even the Mouse eats tyres.  The Motoz Tractionator Desert H/T that I put on for last year's Dusty Butt has turned up it's toes after about 4,300km.Yes, that's right 4.300km!  Some R1 riders get more than that out of a rear!As usual it's been the boring road miles that have done the damage as the centre of the tyre is the bit that's worn out with plenty of the grippy stuff [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Andrew Thomson, Mighty Mouse, WR250R

2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 [Model Overview]

The Big V-Strom: Suzuki’s V-Strom 1050 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is one of the most versatile models in the 2021 Suzuki line-up. In the US, it’s the same model as the one from 2020. However, across the border in Canada, it’s a 2021 model. Now, if you’re looking for an adventure-focused Japanese motorcycle that can take you across rough terrain or across the city in equal measure, then the V-Strom 1050 is for you. It has a...
Tags: Adventure, US, Canada, Motorcycles, ISC, Dakar, BRIDGESTONE, US Canada, Suzuki, ECM, Nissin, 2021, Fem, Tokico, Enkei, Strom

2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Adventure [Model Overview]

The Range-Topping Adventurer: The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 XT Adventure Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The top of the range adventure motorcycle in the 2021 Suzuki line-up is the formidable V-Strom 1050XT Adventure. Now, it’s not a 2021 model for residents of the USA, however, for those in Canada, it’s being sold with a 2021 designation—and with a different name: the 2021 V-Strom 1050XA Adventure. Suzuki Motorcycles has different naming conventions for th...
Tags: Usa, Adventure, US, Canada, Motorcycles, ISC, Dakar, Suzuki, ECM, IMU, Nissin, 2021, Fem, Tokico, Strom, Pearl White

2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT [Model Overview]

Adventure-Ready: The 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The V-Strom 1050XT joins the 2021 Suzuki line-up, depending on what side of the border you’re sitting on. In the US, it remains the same as the previous 2020 model. However, in Canada, it’s a new model for 2021. Though, it’s called the V-Strom 1050XA instead. This is a more adventure-focused version of the successful V-Strom 1050, equipped with plenty of extra Suzuki Motor...
Tags: Usa, Adventure, US, Canada, Motorcycles, ISC, Dakar, Suzuki, ECM, IMU, Nissin, Suzuki Motorcycles, 2021, Fem, Tokico, Strom

Wonderful or Worrying? 2019 KTM 790 Adventure 12,000 Miles Review

Table of Contents Introduction KTM 790 Adventure Spec Sheet I Put My Money Down The KTM 790 Adventure S and R Model KTM 790 Adventure Add-Ons Break-In Period Out On The Road KTM 790 Button and Functions Modifications KTM My Ride App Final Thoughts Introduction In 2018, I did a long-term review of the exciting and class-defining Kawasaki Ninja H2SX SE. It was an in-depth look at that superb motorcycle over 10,000 hard miles (16,000 km). I still think it’s an underrated motorcycle despite hav...
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Riders Share Launches Rider Pass: Discounts on Peer-to-Peer Motorcycle Rentals

In a recent press release, just announced that riders are now able to pay a monthly subscription to receive hefty discounts across its motorcycle rental marketplace.  Riders Share hosts a massive marketplace using a peer-to-peer rental model that allows those traveling or those who wish to test out a potential next purchase, to hop on two wheels for a fraction of the price of a brick and mortar motorcycle rental company. This fills a gap in the market for riders who prefer to switch up th...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Motorcycle Rentals, Motorcycle Rentals Worldwide, Rider Pass, Riders Share

Polaris Renews Its Leadership

Polaris today affirmed the appointments of a new CEO and CFO, both of whom had been serving in interim roles since January. The manufacturer of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, and boats named Michael Speetzen as CEO, and Bob Mack as CFO. CEO Scott Wine left the company in November to helm CNH Industrial NV, an agricultural […] The post Polaris Renews Its Leadership appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Deals We Love This Week: Up To 20% Off Alpinestars Gear

New Alpinestars Gear Added to Markdowns In this week’s list, we switch it up and give you a brand with a solid name and reputation in the riding industry – Alpinestars. We’ve mixed it up between gloves and jackets only because those were the deals that really caught my eye!  These are the best Alpinestars deals to hit RevZilla this week. My top picks can be seen below but if you’d like to see more for yourself, click here .  Alpinestars Jet Road v2 Gore-Tex Gloves Regular Price: $189....
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Seattle, Gore Tex, RevZilla, Primaloft, Alpinestars Jet Road, Revzilla Alpinestars Brera Airflow

Porteos Self-Loading Motorcycle Ramps Aim to Make Transporting Your Bike Easier

Loading Made Easy Figuring out how to get your $20,000 motorcycle up a $200 ramp into the back of the bed of your truck is never easy. If your bike needs to be transported and you can’t ride it anywhere, typically the only option to move the motorcycle is to haul it into the back of a truck and drive it to your destination. This is where Porteo’s new self-loading motorcycle ramp comes into the picture. Getting a bike into the back of a truck can be a daunting process for some. Sometimes your m...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Harley Davidson Electra Glide, Motorcycle ramp, Motorcycle Transportation, Porteo, Self loading ramp, Harley Bois, Porteos, AUN 2000, Porteos AUN

Raising the bar: Vagabund gives the BMW R nineT a lift

We’ve always admired custom motorcycle workshops that keep pushing the boundaries. Austria’s Vagabund Moto have been doing good work since day one, but they’ve never rested on their laurels. The founding duo of Paul Brauchart and Philipp Rabl seems to level up on every build, relentlessly experimenting with new designs, materials and processes. Their 15th build pushes the envelope to the breaking point. It’s a 2016-model BMW R nineT with hand-formed metalwork, 3D-printed parts, and bodywork t...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, Austria, Motorcycles, Pirelli, PAUL, Leatherman, CNC, Philipp, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Grundmann, Rotobox, Vagabund Moto, Vagabund

Peaking from the Peak

Saturday was ride day this past weekend and Colin's general plan was "somewhere out East with grub at Porangahau".  This appeared to be enough to entice Brett and John along too - although I think that John wanted to put some miles on his 120km old 1290...Anyway the plan was to meet in Pahiatua before heading out towards Pongaroa.  I got underway a bit early at just after 8 so got in my only [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Videos, Motorcycles, John, Rides, Colin, Brett, Pahiatua, Andrew Thomson, Pongaroa

Speed Read, 2 May 2021

This week we’ve got a smokin’ hot XSR155 in John Player colors from West Java, Harley’s cool and classy Electra Glide Revival, and a Moto Guzzi eBay bargain. Plus a brief appreciation of Dick ‘Bugsy’ Mann, who passed away last Monday. Yamaha XSR155 by Glanets MC In the west, the Yamaha Yard Built program has focused on middleweight customs—usually based on twins and triples like the XSR700 and XSR900. Yamaha Indonesia has its own version of the program though, and focuses on the smaller bi...
Tags: Apple, Usa, Ebay, Milwaukee, Southeast Asia, Motorcycles, States, Honda, Dick, Palm Springs, Ama, Harley, Yamaha, Daytona, Harley-davidson, CB

Motikom MPlus BT Intercom Headphones Review

Introduction While we cope with the ups and down of our COVID-19 pandemic world, many of us are also well into or at least getting cranked up for another riding season – appreciating regional limitations and concerns of course; motorcycling can truly be an insular and socially distanced safe activity. One of the best ways, at least for me, to cope with things, especially over the winter months, is in having new and different products to look at and then anxiously look ahead to spring when said ...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, Review, China, Germany, Bt, Siri, Motorcycles, Road, Voice, Tcs, Sena, Motorcycle Accessories, Mfb, Motorcycle Accessory & Parts, Bluetooth Intercom

Triumph’s TE-1 Electric Superbike: Everything We Know So Far

The last week of March 2021 saw Triumph Hinckley announce ‘phase 2’ of their hush hush, cloak and dagger, top secret electric bike project. And unlike some other manufacturers who will remain nameless, it doesn’t seem to be all blue sky, smoke and mirrors. So should you get all excited and start selling your hard-mined Bitcoins now? Well, yes and no. Here’s what we know so far. You Can’t Ride It. At Least Not Yet As you can probably tell by the preponderance of ‘artist renditions’ here, there’...
Tags: Tesla, Eu, Williams, Motorcycles, University of Warwick, Richard Hammond, Electric Motorcycles, Triumph, Harley, Hinckley, British Government, Bitcoins, Williams Advanced Engineering, Dorna, Leyland, SuperSport

The Best Motorcycles of the 1960s

The 1960s was a transformative time for the motorcycle industry. As the mobility culture shifted from affordable motorcycles to affordable four-wheelers, the industry found itself at something of crossroads and on the cusp of an identity crisis. The 60s would bring about the beginning of the end for the British industry, an unexpected rise of the Japanese industry, and a shift from small-capacity mobility solutions to thoroughbred performance bikes. The racing scene was experiencing a golden age...
Tags: England, Scotland, India, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Harley Davidson, Continental, Bsa, Great Britain, Norton, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Panhead, South of England

[REVIEW] Raven Rova Phoenix Jacket

Overview Here in the heartland spring has sprung, the snow has melted, and it’s time to get the motorcycle out and ride! It’s also time to check out new gear and what better way to start than the gorgeous red leather Phoenix Jacket from Raven Rova. Background It wasn’t that many years ago that finding women’s gear was like looking for a needle in a haystack. In fact, as few as 10 years ago all you could find were boxy men’s jackets colored pink and pants that made you look like the Pillsbury...
Tags: Review, Leather Motorcycle Jacket Reviews, Women's Motorcycle Clothing, Women's Motorcycle Jackets, Best Womens Jackets, Motorcycle gear, Women’s gear, Raven Rova

[REVIEW] Pando Moto Robby Arm 01 Jeans

The Breakdown The Robby Arm 01 jeans represent an excellent combination of abrasion protection and stealth. With little outward indicators to their durable nature, these black jeans offer EN 17092 level AA protection while providing the look and feel of your average cotton denim. To top it off, Pando Moto offers removable impact protectors for the knees and hips. 4.5 Stars Pros Very comfortable Stealthy “normal” jeans look Super durable Armalith fabric (AA rated) Removable knee and hip ar...
Tags: Milan, Review, Eu, Motorcycles, Lithuania, Harley Davidson, YKK, Motorcycle Gear, Fox Racing, Pando Moto, Armalith, Motorcycle Pants Reviews, Motorcycle Jeans Reviews, Karl Devil, SAS TEC, Pando Moto Robby

[REVIEW] Shark EVO-ONE 2 Modular Helmet

Background It seems I’ve accumulated quite a number of helmets in the last few years. My husband keeps asking me why I don’t give some of them away but they each serve a specific purpose. For rides to work through rush hour traffic I like to wear my GMAX OF77. It has an LED brake light in the back for safety in heavy traffic and a mirrored face shield that makes me look tough. For weekend rides around the countryside, I wear my Bell RS-2 helmet because it’s the most comfortable and for long dis...
Tags: Review, Shark, Motorcycles, Ducati, Marseille, Portugal, Bell, Sena, ECE, Motorcycle Gear, Motorcycle Helmet Reviews, Pinlock, Modular Helmet Reviews, Pinlock Max Vision, EVO ONE, Shell This EVO ONE

Can-Am Launches Virtual Campaign in Support of International Female Ride Day

International Female Ride Day (IFRD) has fast approached and its annual event takes place on Saturday, May 1st. IFRD is a call-to-action for women to “Just Ride!”, no matter what they ride. Can-Am’s goal is very much the same as IFRD and that is to promote an inclusive environment for any and all riders.  On May 1st, Can-Am will continue supporting IFRD virtually, due to the ongoing pandemic lockdowns seen across North America. Can-Am will do so by featuring women riders who uploads two photo...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, North America, International Women's Day, Vicki Gray, Can Am, Facebook To, Can-Am Motorcycles, International Female Ride Day, IFRD, Motoress

Ace Machine: A scratch-built bobber with a KTM 620 motor

It takes a massive amount of imagination to look at a KTM enduro and envision a barebones bobber—and even more skill to make it happen. Luckily Edi Buffon has bucket loads of both. Based in Sydney, Edi used to be an after-hours builder—until he quit his day job. “I’m now working part time,” he tells us. “Three days for the man, with the remaining four days dedicated to my humble bike building business.” Working as Machine 1867, Edi’s creations are always ground-up builds that are incredibl...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sydney, Avon, EDI, Brembo, KTM, Custom Motorcycles, Bobber Motorcycles, Edi Buffon

Now Is Your Chance To Join Suzuki’s GSX-R Racing Academy

Gixxer School For Track Novices Lots of major OEMs are starting their own forms of ‘riding schools’ through posted events across the country, and now it’s Suzuki’s turn to chime the bell with the introduction of their new GSX-R Racing Academy. Many riders looking to work towards their first track day might be hard-pressed to understand the fundamentals without some expert guidance, and that’s where these sorts of courses come in handy. Suzuki’s GSX-R Racing Academy will take you on some pretty...
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Suzuki’s Updated Hayabusa Completely Sells Out in India

All Units Sold Out In Under 24 Hours With all the articles we write about India’s motorcycle scene, you’d think that a bike like Suzuki’s Hayabusa would be a tough sell for the nation, but the truth is actually quite the contrary. Suzuki’s newly updated Hayabusa managed to completely sell out in India within the initial 24 hours sales window. With the entire Indian market getting completely dominated by sub-300 cruising machines, it’s difficult to pinpoint how the hell the country managed to s...
Tags: India, Motorcycles, Suzuki, Hayabusa, Bajaj, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa

Indian Motorcycle Announces 3 Bagger Racing Teams for 2021

Indian Motorcycle has just announced they will have three teams running the Indian Challenger at 2021 bagger racing events. The three privately-backed teams include Mission® Foods S&S® Indian Challenger, Roland Sands Design® (RSD), and Saddlemen. Saddleman is new to Indian Challenger while the other two teams both have podium finishes.  “Despite numerous naysayers and doubters of last year’s inaugural King of the Baggers race, it proved to be a massive success and the ultimate proving ground ...
Tags: News, Fox, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley, BAGGER, Gary Gray, NHRA, Indian Motorcycle, Indian Challenger, King of the Baggers, Mission ® Foods, Saddlemen Saddleman, Harley Davidsons Indian

Estoril: A radical Moto Guzzi Le Mans from Portugal

For most custom motorcycle builders, their creations are like their children: it’s impossible to pick a favorite. But sometimes there’s one project that stands out. For Luis Correia and his team at Maria Motorcycles in Portugal, it’s this immaculate Moto Guzzi Le Mans cafe racer. Luis is proud of how it turned out, as he should be, not least because Maria’s 37th project was a mammoth undertaking. “Unlike everything else we’ve done so far,” he says, “it was a lengthy and complex process, jam-p...
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The Hyper-Styled GPX Demon GR200 Makes a Splash

A Small Demon The sheer amount of new low-displacement entry-level sportbikes that have been popping up in the last year is truly remarkable. It’s as if every other week we have a new sub-300cc machine to discuss, and the bikes keep getting more and more stylized/exotic as time goes on (thanks, KTM). To join the ranks, Thai manufacturer GPX has launched their new Demon GR200, and it looks as mean as the name sounds. At first glance, it should come as no surprise that this motorcycle is geared ...
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Aprilia Racing Signs 5 Year Contract for MotoGP Through 2026

Aprilia has officially become the sixth manufacturer to sign a five-year contract with Dorna Sports to compete in MotoGP through 2026.  In a statement released by Aprilia Racing, they have committed to making advances in “technological research and experimentation excellence within the Piaggio Group”. Starting in 2022, Aprilia will now be on the track with their RS-GP bikes as Aprilia Racing Factory Team as the contract with Gresini Racing has now ended. The relationship between Gresini has...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, MotoGP, Massimo Rivola, Dorna Sports, Dorna, Gresini, Piaggio Group, Aprilia Racing, Fausto Gresini Racing, Aprilia Racing Factory Team, Gresini Racing, Massimo Carmelo Ezpeleta Dorna

Royal Enfield Files for ‘Shotgun’ Trademark

Could a Royal Enfield Shotgun Be On the Way? Could Royal Enfield be getting their ducks in a row to bring us a cruiser-style motorcycle? Could it be named the ‘Shotgun’? Trademark filings reveal that Royal Enfield has secured the name ‘Shotgun’ to be used for “motorcycles, motorized scooters, and electrically powered vehicles”. A cruiser-style motorcycle has been recently spotted out in the wild per, and all of its styling cues point towards it being the property of Royal Enfield...
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