Harley-Davidson launches new soundtrack
The famous Harley-Davidson “potato-potato” soundtrack now has a sister act with the electric LiveWire introducing a turbine whine. Check out our video from the recent global media launch in Portland, Oregon. You can get more details on the LiveWire, including price, tech specs, ride impressions and technology by clicking here for our full review. Riding ... The post Harley-Davidson launches new soundtrack appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Tom Cruise revives GPZ900R in Top Gun 2
The Kawasaki GPZ900R made famous in Tom Cruise’s 1986 Top Gun has a cameo revival in the the long-awaited Top Gun sequel. This official trailer for Top Gun: Maverick shows Tom’s character Maverick pulling an old tarp off a dusty old GPZ900R. However, when he reprises the famous scene where he races a jet, he’s now ... The post Tom Cruise revives GPZ900R in Top Gun 2 appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Curtiss offers wild Zeus and Hades EVs
Curtiss Motorcycles is now taking orders for the wild Zeus electric motorcycle with radial “V8” batteries and has released plans for the even wilder Hades with a bullet-shaped battery and motor. They say both will go into production next year and cost $US75,000 (about $A106,000). They are now taking “reservations of interest”. That’s much cheaper than ... The post Curtiss offers wild Zeus and Hades EVs appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Harley-Davidson LiveWire is electrifying
Two things stand out about the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle: it is literally electrifying and cool! That’s more than just a couple of gratuitous puns. This bike is not an electric toy! It’s a real bike that is claimed to go from 0-100km/h in three seconds and we proved it on the world media launch with ... The post Harley-Davidson LiveWire is electrifying appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Macna Bastic a clever summer jacket
This Macna Bastic bomber jacket looks like casual wear, not a motorcycle jacket, yet it has a lot of protection and some clever features that make it ideal for next summer’s riding. The European motorcycle clothing company makes some advanced technological gear with a lot of street smarts. We’ve tested several of their jackets and ... The post Macna Bastic a clever summer jacket appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Sena Savage Bluetooth helmet review
If you have been looking for an open-face helmet with Bluetooth communication, the new Sena Savage is the answer. It features integrated controls, speakers and a microphone discretely in the brow section of the helmet. As you would expect, it’s noisier than a full-face helmet, the microphone is not as quiet as in a full face ... The post Sena Savage Bluetooth helmet review appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Rider dies in head-on ute collision
A 50-year-old male rider has died in a head-on collision with a ute on the Rosewood-Marburg Rd at Tallegalla, west of Ipswich, about 4.15pm yesterday (18 July 2019). It is the fourth motorcycle crash with a ute in South East Queensland in the past couple of weeks. Police say the Pine Mountain rider sustained critical injuries and ... The post Rider dies in head-on ute collision appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Shark gobbles up Nolan helmets
Italian helmet maker the Nolan Group has been bought by French motorcycle company 2Ride Holding, makers of Shark helmets, Bering and Segura motorcycle clothing and Bagster bike luggage. Nolan Group make Nolan, X-lite and Grex helmets and N-Com Bluetooth intercoms. An official statement about the merger does not give any assurances on whether production will ... The post Shark gobbles up Nolan helmets appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
AKO patents leaning electric trike
Lithuanian start-up AKO has applied for a patent for an electric-powered vehicle somewhere between a motorcycle, trike and a car with the ability to lean in corners. Of course, there are already leaning three-wheelers such as the Piaggio MP3 scooter and Yamaha Niken. Yamaha is particularly keen on a leaning trike future and has applied ... The post AKO patents leaning electric trike appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Ride away on classic motorcycles
If you are looking for some affordable, restored classics you can ride away, there are seven on the block at the upcoming Shannons Sydney Winter Auction on August 26 – most with ‘no reserve’. The highlight for British motorcycle enthusiasts is a 1970 650cc Triumph Bonneville T120R (photo above), presented in restored condition and expected to ... The post Ride away on classic motorcycles appeared first on Motorbike Writer.