The Next Generation of Protective Gear

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Despite how the past couple of years have gone in the world, 2022 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for both the motorcycles we ride and the protective riding gear we wear. New models from Ducati, Husqvarna, Harley-Davidson, and the Big Four from Japan are arriving at dealerships, ready for riders new and old to fall in love with them. What hasn’t been as loudly or as widely shouted from the rooftops, however, is that the protective gear stagnation that’s been happening for about five years now is ending.

New technologies, new materials, new ideas, new everything

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Is There A Bigger Strategy Behind The TVS Ronin?

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There are modern classic motorcycles, and neo-retro styles, in popular motorcycle parlance, underscoring design languages which have their origins in heritage and legacy, but the underpinnings and features of contemporary motorcycle engineering. A typical modern classic is a 1960s-inspired design, but with the platform, engine, features and electronics of a thoroughly modern motorcycle. Sometimes, “modern classic” is also substituted with “neo-retro” flavour; motorcycles with similar heritage inspired design, but more modern, than retro. The new TVS Ronin attempts to create something similar, yet hold its own.    

The Ronin breaks new ground for TVS, offering a completely different engine charracter and

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CF MOTO 800MT TOURING (2022 – on) Review

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Overall rating

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4 out of 5 (4/5)

As sure as with electric vehicles, global warming and English world cup football disappointment, Chinese motorcycles remain the ‘coming thing’. And, backed by the popular success of lightweight brands such as Lexmoto and Sinnis along with Chinese/European retro mash-ups like Bullit (now Bluroc) and Herald, the question now is not so much a case of ‘if’ Chinese bikes are good enough – but ‘when’.

Or, more specifically: ‘When is a Chinese brand going to build, not just

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Gold Wing Road Riders Association to Shut Down after 45 Years

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The Gold Wing, Honda‘s flagship touring motorcycle, was launched in 1974 as a 1975 model. The original GL1000, powered by an opposed Four with shaft final drive, was the second most powerful production motorcycle at the time, runner-up to the venerable Kawasaki Z-1. It had no fairing and no luggage, but it was so smooth, torquey, and reliable that it became popular with touring riders and has evolved over six generations. (Read our 2021 Honda Gold Wing Tour DCT road test review).

Just a few years after the Gold Wing was introduced, the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) was

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Could The Hydrogen-Powered Hydra Concept Be The Future Of Motorcycles?

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With the quest for zero-emissions vehicles well underway, with mounting pressure from the EU and other countries, as well as a generally heightened awareness for sustainable mobility, it seems that the electric vehicle’s future is pretty much certain. Hydrogen power, however, has also made headlines, and could be what the world needs to say goodbye to range anxiety once and for all.

Indeed, we’ve seen a good number of hydrogen concept bikes, and we know for a fact that companies like Yamaha and Kawasaki are investing heavily in hydrogen technology. To add to the hype surrounding hydrogen power as the

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2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Test: A 3130-Mile Texas Tour

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Last-minute arrangements were quickly approved for a seat-of-the-pants trip to Austin from Tehachapi, Calif., to attend the Cardano Community Event at Consensus 2022, where crypto and blockchain techies across the globe gather to discuss all matters of this fast-growing industry. I wanted to be a part of it, and that required an appropriate ride—my Euro dual-sport bike with knobbies wasn’t going to get the job done. The BMW R 18 Transcontinental touring motorcycle, loaded with amenities and the latest technology features expected in today’s luxury cars, got the nod.It would be a six-day trip with the first leg dedicated

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