Faced against the irrefutable science of climate change, carbon neutrality has entered human’s vernacular with a vengeance. It is front and center at Kawasaki, with the Japanese powerhouse recently unveiling several pre-production and prototype models that cater to a new focus on the environment. Earlier this year, Kawasaki revealed
In a world obsessed with corporate takeovers, the fast buck, and the exit strategy—more often than not resulting in dubious derailment of “sure things”—it’s endearing to see Moto Guzzi celebrate 100 years of producing iconic motorcycles. The company’s roots are still firmly planted in their original
Although some view the notion of an automatic transmission on a motorcycle as an outright sin, the reality is the growth of electric motorcycles and scooters has significantly altered perceptions of an automatic motorcycle. With the number of scooters in service globally, it’s fair to assume that a good
Walk into Tarform Motorcycles in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the vibe is that of a custom bike shop. Employees are getting stuff done at their stations, parts wait patiently on metal shelves, and music bounces off the industrially-high ceiling and hard concrete floor. Founder Taras Kravtchouk fires up the
As fall turns to winter and temperatures spiral downward, seasonal motorcyclists all but disappear from the roadways. Except for possibly venturing out on the rare warm day, their backroad riding passion is put into cold storage along with their bike. This needn’t be the case, but gear and strategies
Today, the name Arai is synonymous with racing. The Japanese helmet brand has a presence in virtually every form of motorcycle racing, from motocross to the vaunted MotoGP Championship (and within the ranks of auto racing as well). Regarded as an innovative company that revolutionized safety helmet technology through its
Motorcycle engineers continue to evolve two-wheeled technology with an ever-increasing smorgasbord of electronic rider aids to bolster safety and performance (cornering-ABS, traction control, adaptive cruise control, etc.). One of the latest electronic explorations comes from Yamaha. The Japanese company is experimenting with an innovative electronic power steering system, currently in
Husqvarna has dropped a welcome surprise on the riding world. The company recently announced a limited-availability Heritage lineup of select bikes, including its FE/TE dual sport motorcycles. All the bikes have received a new appearance that immediately lets you know that these are, indeed, Heritage machines. The distinctive white
BMW has announced changes for 2023 to its popular roadster, the R 1250 R. The versatile naked sportbike/commuter/daily rider receives cosmetic updates and modest—but enticingly relevant—performance-enhancing changes for the new year. The MSRP of $14,995 remains unchanged from 2022. Naturally, the bike retains BMW’s
Motorcyclists who dare ride to adventure can now head to exciting roads astride an updated bike. KTM has introduced the 2023 model of the 890 Adventure R that introduces a slew of upgrades. The company said the reworked 890 Adventure R brings to the table new rally-inspired aesthetics and performance.
Honda recently announced that it will introduce 10 new electric two-wheel models to the global market by 2025 as part of its focus on electrification. Of the new models (which are primarily scooters) three are full-sized electric motorcycles designed specifically for the Japanese, European, and U.S. markets. These electric
September 27 was a double-whammy kind of day for Harley-Davidson’s electrified counterpart, LiveWire. On the day, LiveWire began taking reservations for its forthcoming S2 Del Mar model, while also going live on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol LVWR. With its listing, LiveWire became the
Before we talk about the traditional American motorcycle jacket, we should agree on its design features. Unfortunately, that is a tough topic. While Schott NYC started the motif in 1928 by swapping buttons for zippers, prior to 1953, there just wasn’t one predominant style that most American motorcyclists wore.