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Dogs generally have good taste

This little story is currently doing the rounds of Concours FB pages and forums... https://nypost.com/2019/01/18/husky-spotted-riding-on-back-of-motorcycle-in-las-vegas/?fbclid=IwAR3EO58aM0O6pgG0rq0w8Lq6h10t48tSBZPls1XaEL_l9Kjy_VrA0PrF_tU I'd better get back to my training... You're joking right? [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: News, Jokes, Motorcycles, Andrew Thomson


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


Shitanes 61: VTR Customs’ outrageous BMW R nineT

There’s a lot to be said for elegance and subtlety. And there’s also a time and place for going completely over the top. Dani Weidmann and his crew at the Swiss shop VTR Customs can play it both ways. This time, they’ve turned the volume up to 11 and built a BMW R nineT that’s about as subtle as an AC/DC riff. It’s got 136 hp, a stonking 145 Nm of torque, and it’s called ‘Shitanes 61’—a reference to the famous Gitanes motor racing livery from the 1980s. The story starts at the last Swiss ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Michelin, Bmw, Dani, Monza, Magura, VTR, Kellermann, Equipe Ligier, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, BMW R nineT, VTR Customs, Dani Weidmann, Benken


THE OLD BRIDGE AND THE V. Speedy Siegl Racing’s Ducati 900SS Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson For a brief but magical time in music history the Seattle Sound dominated the airwaves and shaped a generation. Now another of the cities institutions has crumbled and gone, the equally mystical and murky Alaskan Way Viaduct. But now a new creative force is flourishing in the North West and it’s the music of classic air-cooled engines that permeates the side streets and freeways. Part of that revival is Speedy Siegl Racing and they snuck into the earthquake damaged V...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Portland, Seattle, Barnett, Classic, Mitch, Brembo, CNC, Isaac, Racer, Martin Hodgson, Showa, XTR Pepo, Airtech, 900ss


The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 53: Colorado Interlude: Back in Centennial

Flew home from Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix yesterday evening.Southwest Airlines flight was delayed, which did allow for this viewing of the sunset from Terminal 4: The flight itself, in spite of the regular dose of Xanax I had for flights, sucked as usual.Packed to the gills, asshole next to me with of course no concept of personal space, and shitheads in the baggage retrieval area and enroute to the the departures area.By the time Martha and Patrick picked me up, which was very shortly after...
Tags: Motorcycles, Southwest Airlines, Sunset, Misc, Phoenix, Patrick, Martha, Centennial, Sky Harbor


That little stone...

The blighter in question You may remember the little trouble maker above from my Four Points excursion.  It successfully stopped the LHS radiator fan and then because some idiot didn't remove the stone, killed said fan.  Arrrgggggh! Anyway, I've dragged the chain a bit sorting the issue out but finally I tracked a second-hand one down in Oz - new ones appear to be made of gold or something... [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Concours 14, Andrew Thomson


Ducati’s Ready for Red Tour Will Stop in 17 Locations Across the U.S.

Get Ready for the Italian Invasion Ducati wants to show off everything its got. The company will do so with its Ready for Red Tour. On the tour, Ducati will hit 17 locations in major cities across the U.S. The goal will be to share what the company is doing from a technology perspective and showcase its newest bikes. Open to the public, Ducati will hold pre-registration for attendance. If it sounds like something you’re interested in you can RSVP now at the tour’s website. The bikes on display ...
Tags: Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Motorcycles, Ducati, Portland, San Diego, Dallas, Miami, Omaha, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Houston, Seattle, Orlando, Harrison


New Neurobiological Study Shows Benefits of Motorcycle Riding

Go Ride It’s Good For You According to a new study funded by Harley-Davidson, riding a motorcycle can reduce stress and increase focus. The study found that riding a motorcycle also increased heart rates by 11 percent and adrenaline levels by 27 percent. That’s essentially the same as doing a light workout. Reducing stress is probably one of the most important findings of the study. Motorcyclists have been saying it for years, but now they have a study to point to that backs them up. The study ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Ucla, Harley, Vaughn, Neuroreport Int J Psychophysiol, Harley Davidson Dr Don Vaughn


LIGHT AND SHADOW. BarnBuiltBikes’ Svelte Honda VT600 Boardtracker

Written by Marlon Slack BarnBuiltBikes are a working man’s motorcycle shop. They repair and service every kind of marque imaginable. From scooters to classic motorcycles, the three-man team of Derek, Bart and Sven keep all sorts of oddities on the road in their native Belgium. But every few months they turn out a tidy little custom ride. Bikes like this, a Honda VT600 Shadow boardtracker. “The bike was owned by a customer who’d already had it a few years without really riding it,” explains...
Tags: Motorcycles, Belgium, Honda, Sven, Boardtracker, Motogadget, Bobber, Pipeburn, Shinko, Board Tracker, BAAK Motocyclettes, Sven Decoux, Barnbuilt Bikes, VT600, Marlon Slack BarnBuiltBikes, Derek Bart


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


Forged From Passion: A blacksmith’s take on the Z650

Building custom motorcycles often involves a radical career change, and we’ve seen some pretty strange jumps over the years. Tom Simpson’s background is especially unusual: he trained as a blacksmith before setting up Foundry Motorcycle in England six years ago. Tom now builds very stylish cafe racers and bobbers in his Chichester, West Sussex workshop. As you can imagine, he has a deft hand when it comes to fabrication—but this Kawasaki Z650 is more about smart mechanical modifications than ...
Tags: Facebook, England, Motorcycles, Avon, Einstein, Alex, Gary, Tom, Kawasaki, Ben, Chichester West Sussex, Monza, Tom Simpson, Foundry, EBC, Custom 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


The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 52: Back in Sun City

Left the boondocking site near the Painted Rock Petroglyph campground today just before noon.  I should probably have waited a bit longer for the water that fell yesterday to dry up.Getting out of the site was no problem, there was a layer of rock laid on top of the sandy ground.The dirt road leading back to the campground was another story.  I could feel the wheels wiggling a bit in the softer spots that "looked OK" but the worst parts were the large puddles.Some of them were wide enough, long ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sun City, Denver, Scarlett, RV Trips, Painted Rock Petroglyph


GULF COURSE. Kott Motorcycle’s Textbook Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Written by Andrew Jones While we’d argue that the Gulf Oil Fords and Porsches from the ’60s and ’70s are amongst the most beautiful racing machines ever made, it’s with a fair amount of trepidation that we click on bike submissions that have anything to do with the brand. The reason? My God, it’s been done to death. It’s been done to death, buried, dug up at midnight and then done some more. But when California’s Dustin Kott dared to have a go on a Honda CB550, he did it with the subtlety and...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Hollywood, California, America, Los Angeles, Motorcycles, New Jersey, Honda, East Coast, Classic, Gulf, Dustin, Andrew Jones, Racer, Café Racer


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


The Southwestern Sojourn - Days 50 & 51 An Unlisted BLM site and Rain

Monday, JAN 14Decided the Painted Rock Petroglyph had become a bit crowded for me as more RVs had taken up residence.During Sunday's riding, I'd found some seemingly suitable spots along Rocky Point Road, on BLM land (according the map provided by allstays.com) with good cell signal.I packed up Uma the URRV and dragging Scarlett along on her trailer, we left the campground and found us a good spot perhaps 5-6 miles west on Rocky Point Road.  Looking east, you can see the hills near the Petrog...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunrise, BLM, Sun City, Sunset, Scarlett, Rocky Point Road, RV Trips, Painted Rock Petroglyph, Rocky Point Road Looking, Petroglyph Campground Southern


Sleeper: A subtle Triumph Bonneville from 2LOUD

We’ve profiled 2LOUD’s work for almost two years now. From day one, builder ‘Max’ Yicheng has consistently delivered elegant and harmonious machines from his one-man-shop in Taipei, Taiwan. In fact, his work is so tasteful and restrained, the ‘2LOUD’ moniker borders on ironic. Those are rare traits in today’s custom world, and they’re why we keep a close eye on Max’s output. And this custom Triumph Bonneville exemplifies the 2LOUD ethos. It’s so subtle that you’d be tempted to pass it over—bu...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, UK, Fcc, Taiwan, Motorcycles, Customs, Max, Pirelli, Taipei Taiwan, Alpina, CNC, Suzuki, Bonneville, LSL, Custom Motorcycles


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


RENAISSANCE IN VERMONT. John Stewart’s Restomod MV Agusta 250B

Written by Andrew Jones There’s more than a few Italian moto designs that are so close to perfection, only Tamburini himself could improve on them. It seems that every line, bolt and curve was placed by the hand of il Dio himself. So to set yourself the goal of restomodding one is tantamount to tweaking the Mona Lisa or restoring the Colosseum. And for it to happen in Vermont – of all places – seems even more surreal. Yet that’s exactly what local retiree and self-confessed internal combustio...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, Ducati, John, Honda, Vermont, Classic, John Stewart, Andrew Jones, Imola, MV Agusta, Racer, Café Racer, 1967, Magni, Ceriani


Mobile Warming Thawdaddy Heated Vest Review

Introduction With winter getting into full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere some riders will be packing up their gear and winterizing their bikes until spring. Others will do our best to keep riding throughout the winter and as such, will be breaking out the cold weather riding gear. Winter riding gear an excellent study in compromise. On the one hand, it allows riders to continue enjoying their two-wheeled addiction – activity during the colder times of the year. On the other hand warmer,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Review, Motorcycles, Bangladesh, Knee, Northern Hemisphere, Chest, Amazon Mobile, Amazon Free, Trans Urban, Vest Armor Reviews, Heated Motorcycle Clothing Reviews, Mobile Warming, Under my Pilot Trans Urban, AGV Sport Compass


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


A Bosozoku-inspired mini bike from Malaysia

When the Malaysian outfit FNG Works landed an entry in a local custom bike build-off, lead builder Irwann Cheng had a decision to make. Would he play it safe, or would he throw common sense to the wind, and go all-out? Looking at this bizarre little machine, it’s clear which way he went. The competition was the ‘Superb Mod Challenge,’ organized by Modenas and MotoNation. Never heard of Modenas? It’s a Malaysian bike brand, and they supplied their V15 model as a donor. The V15 is essential...
Tags: Malaysia, Motorcycles, Honda, Penny, Bajaj, Custom Motorcycles, Biltwell Inc, Modenas, Irwann Cheng, Irwann, Peregrine BMX, Neil Blaber, FNG Works Facebook


Hit-Air MLV-C Airbag Vest Preview

Introduction Recently I posted that I had purchased an airbag vest so as one can tell from the title of this writing, I chose to go with the Hit-Air MLV-C Airbag vest. Here’s a look at why I chose the Hit-Air brand and why I chose to go with a vest instead of an airbag integrated jacket. Why Hit-Air Over Helite? The two major players in the motorcycle airbag vest/jacket arena are arguably Hit-Air and Helite. There are also a handful of others making vests using a tethered system like the one ...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Air, Knee, Armor, Dainese, Chest, Alpinestars, Helite, Protectors, Airbag Clothing Reviews, Vest Armor Reviews, Airbag Vest, Hit Air, MLV


Hit-Air MLV-C Detailed Review

Over the past few months, I have been wearing an MLV-C airbag vest from Hit-Air. During this time I have written about adding an airbag vest to my everyday riding gear and how I came to decide on the Hit-Air MLV-C for me. Now that I’ve had some time to wear the vest on a regular basis it’s time to follow up with my thoughts and final review. When I started riding with this vest it was late winter and the temperatures during the day barely broke 50 degrees (F). Now with Summer approaching and t...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Nashville, Air, Knee, Armor, Chest, Elipsol, Protectors, Airbag Clothing Reviews, Vest Armor Reviews, MLV-C, Elipsol The Zephyr, Hit Air


The Shark Spartan Helmet Review

Introduction It’s been a while since webBikeWorld reviewed a helmet from Shark. In fact, it looks like it has been nearly five years since we reviewed the “Raw” helmet. Maybe part of the reason was that Shark went through some changes in USA distribution? Maybe it was just simply that Shark was never quite the “household” name in helmets here in the USA like other brands such as Shoei, HJC, and Arai. Whatever the case, I feel like the riders in the United States have largely missed out on one o...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Usa, Review, France, Shark, Thailand, United States, Motorcycles, Dot, ECE, Arai, Snell, Spartan, Motorcycle Helmet Reviews, Full-Face Helmet Reviews