Motorcycle Musings

2020 Honda Africa Twin platform offers more options in adventure

(October 1, 2019) Ever since its inception, Honda’s versatile Africa Twin has presented motorcyclists with unprecedented capability for pavement excitement and off-road adventure. Now Honda introduces the 2020 CRF1100L Africa Twin platform, whose two model versions return with even more ability to take riders anywhere while broadening options for how they can do so.

Both Africa Twin iterations — the standard version and the Adventure Sports ES — are lighter despite receiving a larger, more powerful engine, and they also benefit from a much more advanced suite of electronic rider aids.

Collection of 500 motorcycles to be sold at online auction

(September 18, 2019) CLARKS GROVE, Minn. — Tony Joslyn has been riding motorcycles for as long as he can remember, going back to when he was 11 years old and rounding the base paths of his local baseball field. His love of motorcycles turned into a business about 25 years ago and he's been selling parts all over the country and world through eBay and other avenues.

"Now," Joslyn says, "It's time to clear the herd and slow down. Once it starts to feel like a job, you lose some of the joy. I'm looking forward to getting back to working a few motorcycles now and then."

AMA announces new partnership with EagleRider

(September 9, 2019) LOS ANGELES — A new benefit announced by the American Motorcyclist Association provides members with easy access to the Club EagleRider program, paving the way for more — and more exciting — motorcycling adventures.

Club EagleRider is a motorcycle subscription service operated by EagleRider Rentals and Tours that offers a convenient and affordable way to ride a variety of motorcycle brands in major cities and travel destinations across the country.

Harley-Davidson LiveWire beckons a new motorcycling experience

(August 8, 2019) The Harley-Davidson LiveWire, an all-new, all-electric motorcycle, is an exhilarating and evocative new model designed to offer the rider a high-performance motorcycling experience infused with a new level of technology, and the premium look and feel of a Harley-Davidson product.

Propelled by the immediate torque of the H-D Revelation all-electric powertrain, the LiveWire motorcycle is capable of rapid acceleration with just a twist of the throttle — no clutching or gear shifting required.

Electrify America to provide Harley-Davidson LiveWire owners free charging

(July 11, 2019) RESTON, Va. — Electrify America today announced an agreement with Harley-Davidson to provide owners of its first all-electric motorcycle, The Harley-Davidson LiveWire with the per minute equivalent of 500 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging over two years at Electrify America stations nationwide.

LiveWire motorcycle customers who purchase models manufactured between August 2019 and July 2021 can enroll and manage their charging plan through the newly launched Electrify America mobile app, available for both Android and iPhone.

Bike-to-bike communications possible with new BMW system

(July  9, 2019) MUNICH, Germany — BMW Motorrad has simplified wireless communication between motorcyclists with two new products. The new Fit-for-All communication system can be integrated into virtually any helmet. Connecting this up to the new Bike-to-Bike communication module also allows group communication with other motorcyclists.

Suzuki partners with Laguna Seca raceway for Superbike packages

(June 14, 2019) MONTEREY, Calif. — Suzuki Motor of America  furthers its commitment to motorcycle road racing and its fan base in the United States with a sponsorship that offers fans exclusive ticket packages to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round with MotoAmerica at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on July 12-14.

5 millionth motorcycle rolls off Harley-Davidson line in York, Pa.

(June 10, 2019) Last month, Harley-Davidson made history when the 5 millionth motorcycle rolled off its assembly line in York, Pa., and onto the road, ready to carry its new rider to limitless opportunities for adventure and discovery.

The story of Harley-Davidson’s Vehicle Operations in York began on the cusp of World War II when the U.S. Navy commissioned a factory to meet the urgent demand for anti-aircraft guns

EagleRider announces strategic partnership with RevZilla

(May 30, 2019) LOS ANGELES — EagleRider, the world's largest motorcycle rental, tour and membership company, has announced a strategic partnership with RevZilla, the world's largest online motorcycle gear retailer. The two companies have partnered to spread the word about Club EagleRider Membership to millions of motorcycle enthusiasts.

Club EagleRider is a motorcycle rental and travel membership service offering the most convenient and affordable way to ride a variety of motorcycle brands in major cities and travel destinations across the USA.

BMW Motorrad blends the past with the future in Concept 18

(May 27, 2019) MUNICH, Germany — Against the backdrop of a bustling mix of the traditional and the modern on show at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW Motorrad presents an engaging alternative for a time that is being increasingly characterized by rapid technological change. You could see it as a return to the brand’s core, but given a modern twist: the BMW Motorrad Concept R18 transports the essence of the big BMW Motorrad classics into the modern age, or in other words, it is taking a historical motorcycle design and giving it a modern, custom attitude.