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Harley-Davidson Unveils Eight New Models Featuring Highest Performance V-Twin (Bike Reports) (News)

On the heels of its King of the Bagger championship, Harley-Davidson is revealing several new 2022 models featuring its most powerful production cruiser engine, the Milwaukee-Eight 117. This is the first time Harley is putting this big twin in non-CVO bikes, including the Street Glide ST, Road Glide ST, Low Rider S and Low Rider […]
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General Bike News / Kawasaki: New Range of Performance Oils Announced for 2022
« Last post by Feed Poster on January 26, 2022, 20:38:58 PM »
Kawasaki: New Range of Performance Oils Announced for 2022

New KPO 4-Stroke Designed To Deliver


Team Green has just announced a new line of performance oils for the motorcycle community – and they’ve included a new number designed specifically for higher-revving bikes that run on the hot side. 


The report from RRW tells us that the new addition to the range – a KPO 4-stroke engine oil that caters to modern engines requiring “better oil due to tighter clearances, higher RPMs, and hotter running temperatures,” meets JASO and API standards and manages to reduce engine friction while also stepping up clutch friction, while still maintaining the cleanliness and durability of your machine’s ticker. 


A view of the performance oils in Kawi's 2022 oils


We’re also told that the new recipe “provides dual friction technology that offers low friction in the engine and three times the JASO MA2 clutch friction performance durability,” as well as “delivers maximum engine lubrication and protection over a wide range of temperatures and operating conditions, including high RPM, high temperatures, and extreme cold.”


Looking to get your hands on this number? We’re told by the report that the KPO 4-stroke variant will be hitting shelves by April, with this year’s range also catering to those desirous of fully synthetic, semi-synthetic, and other conventional recipes. 


With Kawasaki releasing a handful of electric bikes by next year (and a series of hybrids), we’re under no illusion that the company means business – and with new engine models being released every year, it’s only natural that Kawi stays on the cutting-edge of performance-level products that keep their newest and latest in tip-top shape – whether the focus is for the track, the road, or away from any sort of straight-and-narrow entirely. 


Stay tuned for further updates, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.


*All media courtesy of RRW*

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Harley-Davidson Unveils Eight New Models Featuring Highest Performance V-Twin (Bike Reports) (News)

On the heels of its King of the Bagger championship, Harley-Davidson is revealing several new 2022 models featuring its most powerful production engine, the Milwaukee-Eight 117. This is the first time Harley is putting this big twin in non-CVO bikes, including the Street Glide ST, Road Glide ST, Low Rider S and Low Rider ST. […]
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Harley-Davidson: New Screamin’ Eagle Quick-Shifter for Pan America Sneaks Into Market

Bet you didn’t know that Harley-Davidson now carries a quick shifter for their Pan America – and not only that, but it’s available both on Harley’s UK website as well as the US website.


Let’s get into it. 


A view of the new screaming' eagle quick-shifter from Harley-Davidson


We were a bit surprised, too; our man Jim Pruner (Jimbo) only recently came across the new addition to Harley’s website this afternoon. It’s christened the “Screamin’ Eagle Quick-Shifter,” and although we were wanting a unit just like this for the first Pan America, the accessory will purportedly only be compatible with models created as of 2022. 


A view of the new screaming' eagle quick-shifter from Harley-Davidson


We still don’t have much information on the quick-shifter, whether it would be compatible with other bikes bestowed with Harley’s new Max Revolution engine (The Sportster S), but one thing is for sure; the community spoke, and Harley delivered – and we like the sprightliness when it comes to nitty-gritty stuff like this. 


A view of Harley's Pan America


The Screamin’ Eagle is currently available with a one-year limited warranty for £310.00 on the UK website, or $299.95 USD if you head over to their American brand of the same name.


Be sure to let us know what you think, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.


*Note – this quick-shifter fits ’22-later RA1250 and RA1250S models. Installation requires dealer Digital Technician update.


*All media sourced from Harley’s official website*

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General Bike News / Custom Eye Candy: A Mutant Road Glide Bagger for the Bank
« Last post by Feed Poster on January 26, 2022, 16:31:37 PM »
Custom Eye Candy: A Mutant Road Glide Bagger for the Bank

When Lithuanian bike shop Tommy & Sons took on this Harley-Davidson Road Glide, the goal wasn’t just to make it longer and lower (which they succeeded at). Function was up there on the docket alongside aesthetics, with the gents at Tommy & Sons aiming for a bike that was “suited for traveling as well.”


Well, they delivered – and the end result has us leaning in for a closer look. 


A view of the new Custom Road Glide from bike shop Tommy and Sons


The report from AutoEvolution states that the shop started with their own custom best-seller Magnus body kit to wrap around the Harley. This included a custom design radiator cover with LED running lights, which also helped to show off the 21×5,5” front bulldog style wheels – an eye-catcher for the common client at Tommy and Sons, they say, and one that required a triple tree with additional rake. 


A view of the new Custom Road Glide from bike shop Tommy and Sons


The rear wheel – barely visible thanks to the new bodykit – has been extended by 7 inches, with an additional tweaking of the exhaust to follow suit. 


Other features include a cushy seat modification (creating potential for two passengers), and the functional installation of heated grips, a Sony display system, and “six Polk Marine speakers backed by a Mosconi Pico amplifier.”


A view of the new Custom Road Glide from bike shop Tommy and Sons


Here’s a further list of the one-off parts that Tommy and Sons used for the project, should you be itching to give them a phonecall:


Magnus Rear Set (TS-HD-UNI-126S)


Magnus Side Set (TS-HD-UNI-127S)


Magnus Dash Console (TS-HD-UNI-146)


21×5,5″ Bulldog Style Front Fender (TS-HD-UNI-157)


Milwaukee-8 Radiator Cover with LED Lights (TS-HD-UNI-164/LED)


Drop Style Taillights (TS-CNC-094)


Predator Driver Floorboards (TS-CNC-108)


Black Predator Passenger Floorboards (TS-CNC-109)


Predator Brake Pedal (TS-CNC-113)


Black Series Derby Cover (TS-CNC-112-M8)


Black Series Cam Cover (TS-CNC-116-M8)


Black Series Shifter Rod (TS-CNC-119)


T&S Gas Cap (TS-CNC-074)


Black Series Latch Covers (TS-CNC-063B)


Black Series Air Filter (TS-CNC-126B)


A view of the new Custom Road Glide from bike shop Tommy and Sons


Pricing is as yet unknown, but we’re expecting whoever had this done paid a decent four-digit number, given that the report tells us the parts Tommy and Sons used for the Road Glide amount to around €3800, or $4,800 USD. 


A view of the new Custom Road Glide from bike shop Tommy and Sons


What do you think?  Be sure to drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 


*Media sourced from AutoEvolution and Tommy & Sons*


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Volcon:  Stephanie Davis, Industry Veteran, Appointed as Chief Operating Officer

An EV industry veteran with over 25 years of experience on the job has just been hired to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer for Volcon ePowersports – and judging by her portfolio, Davis will be bringing a killer set of skills to the fast-growing EV company. 


“We are excited for Stephanie to take on this major role at Volcon,” says Volcon’s Chief Executive Officer, Jordan Davis (no relation to Stephanie Davis), in a report from Yahoo! Finance


A view of the VLCN (Volcon Powersports) Grunt and Runt, available soon to US dealers countrywide


“Stephanie has already demonstrated leadership capabilities in executing strategies that are key to the success of a growing business, specifically in the area of increasing the capacity and quality of production line operations. Stephanie’s skill, expertise, and approach to business will be a major asset to Volcon moving forward.”


“As our campus continues to grow and production lines increase, having someone with Stephanie’s background will be key in keeping our operations running at full capacity.”



The report goes on to tell us that Davis holds 25 years of experience in the electric Powersports industry, with time at big brands such as the Ingersoll-Rand Company, Bosch, Textron, and most recently, Horton Automatics, as well as electric-minded companies E-Z-Go (Textron) and Club Car (Ingersoll-Rand).


A view of the VLCN (Volcon Powersports) Grunt and Runt, available soon to US dealers countrywide


With her resume boasting a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clemson and an MS and MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, as well as her ‘strong, lean manufacturing process,’ Davis brings a full set of skills to the table – skills Volcon needs, especially considering that they as a company are likely looking to profit as much as possible from the current explosion in demand for their Volcon Grunt and Runt models.


A view of the VLCN (Volcon Powersports) Grunt and Runt, available soon to US dealers countrywide


We’re excited to see what this woman brings to the electric Industry; stay tuned, and for other related news, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, where our main man Cameron Martel curates the best of the best, twice a week, for your ease of perusal. 


Be sure to drop a comment while you’re here, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.


*All media sourced from Volcon ePowersports and GreenStockNews*

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ProTaper Gives Powersports Industry First-Ever Aluminum/Carbon Fiber MotoCross Handlebar

Lighter and Stronger – So You Can Go Harder, Faster, for Longer


If there’s one thing that the good MX riders of our community need, it’s strong stuff that can take a beating on the hills and valleys of our country – and ProTaper has just done us a solid with the debut of the industry’s the first-ever carbon fiber/Aluminum handlebar. 


Build for Motocross, by Motocross enthusiasts, MPN tells us that the aluminum handlebar is wrapped in uni-directional, unwoven carbon fiber for ‘maximum longitudinal strength,’ purported to be twice as strong as when the carbon is woven. 


Other benefits?


A view of the ACF Handlebar from ProTaper, boasting a 20% weight reduction and available in four different bends


Source: MPN

Apart from creating “the lightest 1.125-inch handlebar in the industry,” ProTaper’s unit – christened the ACF Handlebar – boasts a decrease in weight by 20% compared to the competition, an ‘unrivaled impact absorption,’ and ProTaper’s unique ‘Control+’ design, which gives riders extra space on the handlebar to mount controls without compromising on ergonomics and balance. 


“The handlebar is the most critical element in a rider’s control of the bike,” enthuses Randy Valade, brand director for ProTaper. 


“This innovation in design offers greater control, greater comfort, increased ability to mount crucial controls and reduces weight by up to 20%. Riders have been seeking this advantage for years and now ProTaper will deliver it to them.” 


A view of a motocross racer using a ProTaper handlebar


Source: CycleWorld

The ACF Handlebar is available for $139.99 USD, with four different bends available to the rider; the CR High, Carmichael, Henry/Reed and SX Race bends. 


Let us know if you plan on trying this handlebar out – while we’ve reviewed handlebar risers, handlebar accessories like bags and conversion kits, we’ve yet to get our hands on one of these….maybe we can convince our man Jimbo to try one out sometime…


For more related articles, head over to our archives where we cover everything from Industry Headers, to custom eye candy, to the latest gear on the grind. 


Drop a comment below, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.


*Title media sourced from ProTaper *

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Triumph: World Record Attempt for Largest Group of Women Riders Slotted For July

The world’s largest meet of female bikers is scheduled for this coming July at the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience. The objective? Why, to break a world record of course – and with Moto Advisor running the proceedings, we’re expecting a lot of gals to show up.


Currently, VisorDown tells us that the record for the largest amount of female riders logged was back in 2017, when 1,132 female UK riders got together in Shropshire for a meet.


Today, Moto Advisor is aiming to use this event to bring women together, “as a growing target for the motorcycle industry, with the goal of encouraging the development of a wider range of products suitable for female riders and to inspire others to live their passion.”


A woman on a triumph bike at the Triumph visitor experience centre


Source: Trip Advisor

“We are keen to show the motorcycle industry that the female market is financially worthwhile catering to,” says Sherrie Woolf, a member of Moto Advisor. 


“There are over 300,000 female motorcycle license holders in the UK alone. We also want to encourage and support more women to enjoy riding and get involved in all aspects of biking; from road riding, track days, off-roading, rallies, stunting, touring, and anything else that is possible on two-wheels.”


“The social aspect and kinship of the biking community is special, whether male or female, turning up to an event alone, you are guaranteed to leave with lots of new friends.”


moto advisor, in partnership with Triumph, is bringing about a potential record for the amount women to show up for a meet.


Source: Visordown

We’re excited to see what July brings; in the meantime, drop a comment below letting us know what you think. 


Be sure to also check out other recent articles from our archives, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.


*title media sourced from 9News*

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Rhode Island: New Proposed 2022 Budget Includes Tax Cut for Motorcycle Riders

Rhode Island has just had a proposed budget that could potentially provide a “sales tax exemption for the trade-in value of motorcycles” – and while the writer might not be that happy about it, we’re intrigued at what this could mean for the riders of Rhode Island. 


Let’s dig into it. 


Upriseri states that Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee‘s proposed 2022 budget (we’ve dropped it here for your reading convenience) includes motorcycle tax cuts used strictly for pleasure purposes – page 173 states everything very neatly.


Harley Road Glides being ridden in Rhode Island


Source: Pinterest

Here’s the breakdown from the proposal itself: 


(67) Trade-in value of motorcycles


“From the sale and from the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of so much of the purchase price paid for a new or used motorcycle as is allocated for a trade-in allowance on the motorcycle of the buyer given in trade to the seller, or of the proceeds applicable only to the motorcycle as are received from the manufacturer of motorcycles for the repurchase of the motorcycle whether the repurchase was voluntary or not towards the purchase of a new or used motorcycle by the buyer.”


“For the purpose of this subdivision, the word ‘motorcycle’ means a motorcycle not used for hire and does not refer to any other type of motor vehicle.”


A view of a smiling motorcyclist


Source: Electrek

Keep in mind, McKee‘s proposal would only apply to the trade-in value of a bike, or reselling bikes in general. You can’t just hop to the nearest Rhode Island dealer and expect to be cut a hefty chunk of green (though wouldn’t that be peachy), and it’s still unclear whether or not this would be permanently in place. 


The tax cut itself is apparently part-and-parcel of a new demographic that has monitored the average annual income of a motorcyclist between 2018 and 2015 (While 2018 showed $62,500 per annum, riders had a higher income in 2015 with $85,300 logged as the average). 


An old motorcyclist riding with helmet on a road


Source: CBS News

This means the tax cut will be benefitting lower-income households, though the wider picture of who lives in that household as a majority appears to be twisting the writer’s beard the wrong way – especially when the they state that “a tax cut for motorcycle riders is a tax cut for mostly rich, mostly white, mostly male taxpayers.”


Speaking from a female motorcyclist’s perspective, this tax cut – while certainly benefitting many rich, white, male riders – will also encourage others to join in on the joy of riding. 


a view of a motorcyclist riding into the sunset


Source: New York Post

With everything exploding in the motorcycle community post-2020, more riders mean more sales from the big manufacturers. More motorcycles sold means more money, which can then be turned around into the likes of partnerships to benefit the Powersports industry and the safety of the riding community proper (KTM’s collab to support coaching, Harley’s new Off-Road Adventure School, our expanded RideSmart Motorcycle Riding School Dates for this year and our interview with Racer, Teacher and Suspension Afficionado Dave Moss are just a few examples, let alone the multitude of collabs currently going on for motorcycle gear and motorcycle technology to further the industry itself).


A view of a 4 year old motorcycle prodigy


Source: ThrottleXtreme

And while there may not be much to be said for the fact that the money could be placed elsewhere, it’s also nice to see a bit of a cut to benefit what we love to do in our free time – catch a few twisties with a couple of mates, share the love of life, and try not to take lady Vida too seriously. 


A rider on a Triumph Bobber


Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

What do you think? Drop a comment below, you know we love hearing from you. 


Be sure to also check out other recent articles from our archives, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.


*Title media sourced from WestEnd 61*

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BMW: Plans For Electrification Include Fossil Fuel Phase-Out For 2030

Our favorite Bavarian bike manufacturers are planning for a fully electric future for 2030 – and with over a million of their electric bikes sold to date, it appears that BMW Motorrad’s plans for an aggressive shift to full electrification are well-matched by the current demand for their machines.


BMW's new electric scooter variant


Source: CNET

The report from RideApart tells us more – namely, that BMW’s goals on the road to full electrification are as follows: 



  • Double electrified vehicle sales in 2022 (compared to 2021)

  • Sell two million electrified vehicles by 2023

  • Sell two million fully-electric vehicles by 2025.

  • Shift half of all BMW Group sales to fully-electric vehicles by 2030.

  • Deliver ten million fully-electric vehicles to customers over the next decade


A view of a new design patent for an electric motorcycle from BMW Motorrad


Source: YouTube

To reach these high-aspiring goals (move over, Harley), we’re told that “BMW Group is also partnering with high-power charging networks Ionity and Digital Charging Solutions along with eRoaming platform Hubject.” 


The end result? High-tech, well-tuned machines for the future – and BMW’s Group Head of Strategic Product Management, Dr. Andreas Aumann, can’t wait to give us the end result.


A view of a new design patent for an electric motorcycle from BMW Motorrad


Source: NewAtlas

“Electromobility needs holistic thinking and implementation,” he says. 


“That is why we don’t just offer our customers highly attractive electrified cars; we also make sure charging is easy and convenient.”



Source: RideApart

When it comes to electric machines of their own, BMW currently boasts their CE 04 (an electric scooter with a base model price of $11,795 MSRP), as well as a number of concepts that we anticipate will be on the market in the coming years.


Thanks to BMW’s charging partnerships, we are currently at 298,946 charge points, made accessible to the motorcycle community across Europe – and with more to come, we’re excited to see what jazzy, neoteric machines will line up to take a charge or two in the coming decade. 


What do you think? Drop a comment below – we love hearing from you.


Be sure to also subscribe to our newsletter, where we curate the best of wBW into a neat list, twice a week, just for you. 


Stay tuned for other updates on 2022’s emerging bike lineups, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.


*Title media sourced from CycleWorld*

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