Motorcycle Musings

McLaren unveils the most powerful trail-legal mountain bike



‘Extreme 600’ — 119 pound-feet
of hill climbing torque available


(May 17, 2024) Renowned for game-changing supercars and hypercars such as the McLaren P1, luxury supercar maker McLaren Automotive is ushering in the era of the electric hyperbikes with its debut range of electric bikes unveiled today. Taking inspiration from the company’s award-winning supercars, the new limited-edition four-bike range extends McLaren’s extreme performance-focused design and technology into the electric two-wheeled world for the first time.

2024 Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival is July 25-28



Tickets on sale for Veterans Park
headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers
 

(May 13, 2024) MILWAUKEE  — The countdown has started for the music and mototainment event of the season when the annual Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival kicks off its four-day run. A complete schedule of free and ticketed family-friendly events and musical performances planned for July 25-28 at venues across the Milwaukee area is posted and advance Veterans Park tickets are on sale at HDHomecoming.com.

New Audi electric mountain bike brings premium electric mobility to 2 wheels



(May 7, 2024) RESTON, Va. — Audi has expanded its range of e-mobility products with the launch of a limited-edition enduro-style electric pedal assist mountain bike (eMTB) powered by Fantic, available through Audi Genuine Accessories.

Johnny Campbell to lead Honda True Adventure Tour



(April 25, 2024) American Honda has announced that 11-time Baja 1000 winner Johnny Campbell will lead a hybrid influencer/demo-ride event—the Honda True Adventure Tour—next month. Based around an adventure motorcycle ride from Northern Washington to Southern California, the event will feature social-media influencers riding Transalp and Africa Twin adventure bikes, with the group making periodic stops at Honda powersports dealerships for public demo rides.

Airbag-equipped Harley-Davidson smart vest offers crash protection



(April 15, 2024) MILWAUKEE — The new Harley-Davidson Smart Vest combines comfort and style with advanced airbag protection to offer riders peace of mind. Powered by proven D-air from Dainese Technology, the Harley-Davidson Smart Vest is designed to instantly deploy in the event of a collision on the chest and central back area to add potential impact absorption.

BMW sets BMW Motorrad Days for Oct. 11-13



Barber Vintage Festival 2024 at
Motorsports Park in Leeds, Ala.

(April 6, 2024) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.  — BMW Motorrad USA has announced the return of BMW Motorrad Days Americas, as part of the storied Barber Vintage Festival, Oct. 11-13. The first ever BMW Motorrad Days Americas took place last year and helped celebrate the 100 Years history of BMW motorcycles with record attendance at the Barber Vintage Festival.

FSD 59 — A revolutionary motorbike concept



(February 27, 2024) GENEVA, Switzerland — A leading global design house, Frank Stephenson Design, has revealed its latest design concept, FSD 59, a futuristic motorbike that combines advanced technology, radical design elements, and unparalleled functionality.

Iconic motorcycle from 'Easy Rider' to be auctioned



Panhead chopper auction
estimate: $200,000 - $400,000

 (February 22, 2024) Propstore, one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies, has announced its first Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction of 2024 will be held this March with the items on offer expected to fetch over $8 million. "Captain America" Wyatt's (Peter Fonda) Panhead chopper motorcycle from Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider, is part of the over 1,700 rare and iconic lots due to be sold during Propstore’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction over three days from March 12-14.

BMW USA and Backcountry Discover Routes unveil new route



Route in northern California
to be revealed on Feb. 17

       
(February 12, 2024) BMW Motorrad USA, in partnership with non-profit organization Backcountry Discovery Routes announces the Northern California expedition film premier of the third BDR route collaboration between the two partners. The CABDR-North is the 13th dual-sport adventure route from BDR, and will feature free GPS tracks, travel resources, and a BDR Motorcycle Map scheduled to accompany the expedition documentary film premiere.
       

2024 Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival July 25-28



(January 23, 2024) MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson fans, get ready to rock and ride in Milwaukee this summer. The annual Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival will be headlined by musical acts Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jelly Roll and HARDY, each performing with other top acts at Veterans Park on the Milwaukee lakefront. Advanced ticket sales for the July 25-28 celebration of music, moto-culture, and the H-D hometown of Milwaukee start on January 18 at HDHomecoming.com/tickets.