BMW custom project showcases new boxer twin.

Is BMW working on a new flat twin? This interesting project from Custom Works Zon seems to hint that’s the case. This retro-styled machine, named “The Departed,” was built by Yuichi Yoshizawa and Yoshikazu Ueda, appearing at the Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama, Japan. The bike, as a whole, is interesting to look at, but […]

Metzeler introduces new Cruisetec tires for 2019

Photo: Metzeler Metzeler is attempting to improve its cruiser tire offerings by introducing a new line of rubber for 2019. The Cruisetec line of tires is built around a new dual-compound design, aimed at combining both straight-line longevity and cornering ability. Braking is supposed to be improved as well, and transition from lean angles to […]

Triumph Speed Twin returns to lineup for 2019

The 2019 Triumph Speed Twin has been officially unveiled, with less weight than the existing Thruxton cafe racer, although making the same power from the T120-series parallel twin engine. Eighty years after the original Speed Twin was revealed in 1938, the new machine won’t be setting the same sort of benchmarks, as it’s a retro-styled […]

Kawasaki giving away three bikes at the Toronto Motorcycle Show

Kawasaki is giving away a motorcycle again at this winter’s MMIC motorcycle show in Toronto (Feb. 15-17). In fact, it’s giving away three bikes—a Versys-X 300 and two Z125 Pro machines. The Versys-X 300 is being given away on the opening day, Friday, at She Rides Night, and it’s a women-only draw. But the other […]

Made-in-India Jawa is now pre-booking sales

The made-in-India Jawa lineup is pre-booking sales, and buyers will soon be able to ride the machines away from showrooms. These made-in-India machines, built by Mahindra (we talked about that deal here), are interesting in that they’re keeping the old-school lines that typified Jawa over its production run. In fact, these bikes have some of […]

Indian updates Ride Command infotainment system

Indian has updated its Ride Command infotainment system for 2019, announcing the changes today at the New York motorcycle show. It sounds as if the Ride Command system Indian is putting on its motorcycles is very similar to the one announced by Indian’s parent company Polaris for the Slingshot three-wheeler. It offers the same wireless […]

Polaris Slingshot sees tech updates

Photos: Mark Richardson Polaris has updated its Slingshot three-wheeler with an improved infotainment system, including updated mobile device connectivity options. It’s not earth-shattering stuff; the update allows Polaris owners to keep on tap of vehicle maintenance data via mobile app, as well as map a GPS route on desktop and wireless transfer it to the […]

Jarvish shows off new X-Series smart helmets

Jarvish has unveiled its new X-AR and X smart helmets, offering a considerable range of up-to-date tech. Both helmets offer voice control, active noise cancellation, built-in 2K video camera, wireless or wired charging, and integration with voice activated AI (Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, OK Google). There’s no touch-activation, meaning riders won’t have to memorize a […]

Triumph announces 2019 pricing

Triumph has announced Canadian pricing for its 2019 retro and three-cylinder street models. Note that the following MSRPs do not include PDI, freight, taxes or other costs. Pricing for the Street Twin 900 starts at $10,600 for the Jet Black version; Korosi Red and Matte Ironstone paint cost $250 extra. The Bonneville T100 is $11,350 […]

Curtiss tries crowdfunding

Curtiss Motorcycles has turned to crowdfunding to raise funds for development of its newest model. A quick history lesson, in case you aren’t familiar with the backstory: Curtiss was formerly known as Confederate Motorcycles, and was responsible for some of the most far-out made-in-America motorcycles of the past 25 years. Founded in 1991, Confederate built […]

Dates set for 2019 Fundy Adventure Rally

Good news, adventure riders—the Fundy Adventure Rally will return for 2019, once again running in southern New Brunswick. This year’s rally dates are August 15-18, and once again, we’ll see a 500-km main rally route with legs of varying difficulties, as well as a shorter 250-km scavenger hunt route, along with demo rides, presentations and […]

Why doesn’t Tom Cruise wear a motorcycle helmet?

Tom Cruise: He’s starred in a gazillion action films, as well as some watchable stuff. In many of them, he rides a motorcycle. This is because (in case you didn’t know), Tom Cruise likes motorcycles. He Likes Them A Lot. No mystery there. The mystery is, why doesn’t Tom Cruise bother wearing a motorcycle helmet […]

Is BMW about to put the 9cento concept into production?

Earlier this year, when BMW showed off its 9cento concept at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, we wondered how long it would take until it hit production. Now, we’re fairly certain it’s coming soon. This certainty is thanks to spy photographers, who are at it again, shooting what appears to be a BMW F850 sport […]

Harley-Davidson drops some MSRPs, upgrades Touring and Trike models

Harley-Davidson has done some tinkering, adding ABS and sound systems to certain models, and even more muscle. And, the Motor Company has also slashed some prices, and added price protection to other bikes. First up: Harley-Davidson says the Ultra Limited, Ultra Limited Low, Road Glide Ultra, Road King Special, Road Glide Special, Street Glide Special, […]

Here’s a 360-degree rip up Pikes Peak

It’s cold. It’s snowy. It’s winter pretty much everywhere in Canada, and that’s a major bummer, because for a lot of us, it’s a month ahead of schedule. Curse you, polar air masses! So, here’s something to get you through Thursday—a 360º video of what it takes to make it up the Pikes Peak International […]

New Norton Superlight twin makes 105 hp

Norton has added a scorching hot sportbike to its vertical twin lineup with the introduction of the Superlight. The Superlight is powered by the same parallel twin that’s in the Atlas Ranger and Atlas Nomad models which debuted in the middle of last week. In this machine, it’s said to be tuned to make 105 […]

Aerostich releases its 2018 Holiday Catalogue

If you’re a serious street rider, there’s one shop that carries top riding gear, top accessories, and all around useful riding gear—Aerostich. And just in time for Christmas, Aerostich has released its 2018 Holiday Catalogue. Along with its usual selection of high-end textile suits, the 32-page catalogue has books, coffee mugs, tools and other things […]

Behold the Comanche Wanderer recumbent offroad trike

Every once in a while, a vehicle designer questions the normal way of doing things. Sometimes that results in an iconic machine from a mainstream manufacturer, such as the original Suzuki Katana or the Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide. Other times, it results in an oddball creation like the Comanche. The Comanche Wanderer is the creation […]

DAAL plans motorcycle helmet wind noise cancellation system

Active noise cancellation technology has been around for years, and Sena is even working on the technology for its own motorcycle helmets. Now, two Norwegians are working on bringing the technology to a much broader range of helmets. Together, Dag Loe and Sigmund Birkeland are behind DAAL Noise Control Systems, a startup aimed at developing […]

The Motorcycle Show – Toronto gears up for Family Day weekend

The Toronto Motorcycle Show is still a few months off, but organizers are already getting the word out on the February 15-17 event. This year, all the major manufacturers are back at the show, along with Yamaha’s Riding Academy. Riding instructor Clinton Smout is also back with another demo performance, and Canadian stunt rider Craig […]

Norton reveals Atlas Nomad, Ranger models

Norton has unveiled two new models, the Atlas Nomad and Atlas Ranger, aimed at making the company’s machines more affordable for the average rider, or so is the claim. Once arguably the most prestigious Brit bike brand, Norton fell on extremely hard times from the 1970s through the 1990s, until businessman Stuart Garner revived the […]

Design your own custom-painted motorcycle helmet with Bell

Bell Powersports is once again innovating in the custom motorcycle helmet scene by starting a program that allows customers to design their own helmet paint job. For a while now, Bell has been at the forefront of helmet customization, previously debuting a custom-fit helmet system back in 2014. This new custom design program isn’t exactly […]

Sportier sport touring: BMW R1250 RS photo gallery

The BMW R1250 RS has long been the sportier entry in its touring lineup, with lines a little more sleek and minimalized than the RT machines. Now, it’s been updated for 2019. Like the other liquid-cooled flat twins in BMW’s lineup, the R1250 RS gets BMW’s Shiftcam engine, featuring variable valve timing on the intake […]

Further signs of the apocalypse: Here’s an electric Ural

We’ve already told you Ural is building a better boxer engine for 2019. Now, we’ve got word the Russian sidecar rig manufacturer is also working on a battery-powered version of its iconic hack. California-based ICG helped Ural put this project together, matching EV technology from Zero Motors with Ural’s single-wheel-drive sidecar platform. It sounds crazy, […]