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This Exemplary Electric Motorcycle Company Just Went Bankrupt

2024 Arc Vector Signature Edition Top-1

Summary Arc Motorcycles has filed for bankruptcy due to distribution issues in the US and European homologation delays. Even with high-quality components like a unique carbon fiber chassis and powerful motor, the $120,000 Arc Vector faced niche buyer challenges. CEO Mark Truman expressed disappointment in the situation, highlighting the struggle to secure investment despite personal … Read more

Top 10 Essential Tools for DIY Motorcycle Maintenance 

KTM in Dakar 2007

Summary Motorcycles require frequent maintenance; clean chain every other weekend to avoid oil stains. Start with basic tools for DIY maintenance before investing in a more advanced setup. Key tools to have include a bike’s shop manual, mechanic tool set, torque wrench, stand, and chain cleaning kit. Motorcycles are high-maintenance machines; even something as reliable … Read more

The Smallest Displacement V-Twin Engine Ever On A Production Motorcycle

Black 2023 Yamaha V-Star 250 cruising through a parking lot

Summary Twin-cylinder engines offer faster revs, less vibration, and better torque spread, making them a popular choice for motorcycles globally. Small V-twin engines like the Suzuki VL 125LC Intruder and Honda VT125 Shadow offer a cost-effective option for European markets. The Keeway V Cruise 125, the last of the 125 cc v-twins, boasts mature styling … Read more

Here’s A V8 Cruiser Motorcycle Which Makes Harley-Davidsons Seem Meh

Thunderbike GP Monza Breakout Custom

Summary Features an eight-cylinder engine sourced from Ford, but with notable updates. Has a hand-made custom chassis, telescopic forks, and 16-inch spoke wheels with dual front disc brakes. The design is muscular and retro, with retro touches like round lights and a distinct split-fuel tank. Cruiser motorcycles have a lengthy history and are deeply embedded … Read more

The Most Common Motorcycle Repairs And How To Handle Them

Rider mounting a magenta 2023 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Highway King

Working on your motorcycle is part therapy, part education, and part needing to save money because you’ve now gone down the rabbit hole of doing things yourself. Spoiler alert: you’re probably never going to be financially stable again. Before you deep dive into these things, though, there are a few repairs and maintenance items that … Read more

These Advanced Radar Technologies Are Enhancing Motorcycle Safety

An rear action shot of a YAMAHA Tracer 9 GT+

Summary Automotive radar has evolved significantly since the 1970s. Bosch leads in motorcycle safety tech with radar systems, potentially preventing one in seven accidents. Vayyar Imaging’s 4D imaging radar sensors, like those in Piaggio motorcycles, offer high-end safety with fewer sensors and lower costs. Radar systems (Radio Direction And Ranging systems) are already well-established in … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Used Motorcycle


Without a doubt, a brand-new motorcycle boasts the undeniable allure of modern design, gleaming chrome, and the latest technology. However, that shiny new bike comes with a hefty price tag which may shake up your financial situation. This is where the used motorcycle market becomes relevant. It presents a treasure trove of possibilities. You can … Read more

An Exquisite Vincent Motorcycle That Costs More Than A Porsche 911 GT3 RS


Summary The Vincent-HRD Rapide Series-A is one of the rarest and most special motorcycles with only 79 units produced. It was Vincent’s first V-twin and set the stage for legendary models like the Black Lightning. A meticulously restored Rapide Series-A, nicknamed the Grunter, is up for auction at The Spring Stafford Sale. The 1930s saw … Read more

A Journey Through Motorcycle History

This story was first posted in November 2011, updated in 2024, and republished. Arguments for other machines that have shaken the industry can be made, but when the inline four-cylinder CB750 was introduced in 1969, the motorcycle was literally a game-changer. As a game-changer, Honda’s CB750 became the machine that set the pace for the … Read more

Here’s How Much Money An Electric Motorcycle Can Save You

BMW Vision DC Roadster Concept 1

Summary Electric motorcycles offer cost savings over gas-powered ones with lower fuel costs and minimal maintenance expenses. Maintenance savings of over $1,000 annually with fewer visits to the mechanic, no oil changes, and extended warranties. Governments provide tax breaks for electric motorcycle purchases, achieving long-term cost parity with gas bikes. The future of transportation is … Read more

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