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Royal Enfield X UNESCO: ‘The Great Himalayan Exploration’

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If there’s one hot topic running through the motorcycle industry right now, it’s building a clean future for generations of Hooners to come.

Out of Honda’s efforts to bring 10 electric motorcycles to market by 2025to Suzuki’s reorientation from MotoGP to sustainability and CAKE’s continued efforts in the manufacture of paper-based casingsmany brands choose their own way into modernity.

Instagram user suu_mitt on his Royal Enfield Himalayan.  Media is from Instagram.
Instagram user suu_mitt on his Royal Enfield Himalayan. Media is from Instagram.

However, there are a few downsides to laser focus forward; with the sprint into modern times, there is often a turning away from traditions – cultural and otherwise.

True, Royal Enfield has confirmed that they will eventually enter the electric bike industryconsiders this problem and has decided to support cultural heritage as a priority – and that Efforts include joining forces with UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to bring them to light “India’s living ‘treasures’, beginning with the Himalayas.”

A Royal Enfield Himalayan driver in beautiful topography.  Media sourced from AMH.
A Royal Enfield Himalayan driver in beautiful topography. Media sourced from AMH.

The move – which includes a massive adventure called “The Great Himalayan Exploration” – will also reportedly include documenting Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) practices in the region “Promoting sustainability in the region and building new relationships for a long-term collaboration that will move mountains.”

“As part of our social mission, Royal Enfield aims to partner with 100 Himalayan communities to build resilience and drive lasting change.” explains Bidisha Dey, Managing Director of the Eicher Group Foundation (Royal Enfield’s CSR arm).

“We also intend to catalyze a global movement of 1 million riders who can actively partner with us in our efforts.”

A Royal Enfield Himalayan driver in beautiful topography.  Media sourced from Pinterest.
A Royal Enfield Himalayan driver in beautiful topography. Media sourced from Pinterest.

“…we invite you to ride along and experience the culturally charged atmosphere of pristine lands as we navigate their wealth of ICH practices.” adds the UNESCO website.

“The joint effort aims to be a platform for Himalayan communities to tell their own stories and create an alternative repository for their living and intangible legacies, some of which may soon be lost in the face of modernity.”

Instagram user suu_mitt on his Royal Enfield Himalayan.  Media is from Instagram.
Instagram user suu_mitt on his Royal Enfield Himalayan. Media is from Instagram.

Are you looking for a new type of adventure to add to the calendar?

Be sure to go over there RE’s website For details, leave a comment below and let us know what you think, and as always – stay safe on the corners.

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Harley-Davidson for the Holidays | Hot Bike Magazine

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Harley-Davidson kicks off the holiday season with some great deals on your favorite parts and accessories. Beginning Wednesday, November 23, limited-time special prices on select Black Friday t-shirts, jackets, hats, boots, luggage and more are available online at hd.com/BlackFriday and at retailers through December 4, 2022. Save up to 30% and get a head start on all your wish lists.

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Treat your hands to warmth on and off the bike Maverick Mixed Media Gloves. These fully lined goatskin gloves are made with stretch nylon canvas and polyester mesh panels for a warm feel that also welcomes airflow. Let him take his beer tasting to a whole new level HD stainless steel growler kit. Give this to the aspiring motorcyclist youth Flat brim hat with snap button closure in twill You will wear it with pride.

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Give a gift that will make your loved ones look good and feel confident by giving them stylish clothes. For example, flannel shirts and plaid shirts can keep them warm and toasty this holiday season while adding flair men and Women. With a variety of color and style options, you can find the right fit for everyone on your list. For those looking to give a more luxurious gift, the Maverick Leather Biker Jacket is for Women and men is the way to go.

Support military heroes this holiday

Start a new tradition – give gifts they’ll feel good about this holiday season when you shop from our Wounded Warrior Project Collection. Complete your mission to help veterans and their families by ordering new items like the Harley-Davidson Wounded Warrior Project Men’s Pullover Hoodie or the ladies You in Every Hero Long Sleeve T-Shirt. Your purchase of this special edition will benefit motorcycle initiatives aimed at helping wounded warriors treat their invisible wounds, improve their resilience and empower them to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

Accessories for every bike

An essential travel companion Compact air compressor is an all-in-one pump that connects to your bike’s battery charging harness and features a built-in pressure gauge from 0 to 160 psi and a bright LED work light. In the garage, A helmet holder keeps helmets secure and out of the way with its rigid steel hook, durable electro-coated finish and soft rubber edges to protect the helmet’s finish. Give away storage space with the Onyx Premium Luggage Day Bag this is the ideal size for a day trip. Between the rides Premium indoor motorcycle cover protects a bike from dust and scratches, while its breathable, luxuriously soft microfiber helps minimize corrosion during short or long-term storage.

Give a new adventure

There’s always that one friend or family member who has everything under the sun. Instead of finding the perfect physical item this year, give them an adventurous experience they will remember for years to come. That Harley-Davidson Riding Academy course for new riders is a unique option that allows the adventure seeker in your life to confidently ride two wheels in just one weekend. Available at select Harley-Davidson dealerships across the United States, the New Rider Course provides you with expert instruction from Harley-Davidson Certified Instructors. send in digital gift card by email or by plastic card with flexible delivery options. It’s a gift that passes on – endless miles, adventures and memories.

Check out the full guide for more gifting inspiration on-line or in an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer close to you In addition, 10% of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of items purchased from The Wounded Warrior Project Collection will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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MotoGP: ‘Playing with Four [Ducati] Teams is Not an Ideal Situation’

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This year showed a lot of red the MotoGP grid.

Between Ducati’s factory team, Pramac Racing, Gresini race and the VR46 Racing teamEight riders were rolled onto the grid – and that was Sheer numbers paid off for the Bologna-based bike brandDucati’s sporting director for the Corse team doesn’t think a third of the Grand Prix grid will rev up Ducati is an ideal situation “medium or long term”.

Ducaati's MotoGP team bike[s].  Media sourced from Asphalt & Rubber.
Ducati’s MotoGP team bike[s]. Media sourced from Asphalt & Rubber.

“Playing with four teams is not an ideal situation” admits Paolo Ciabatti www.speedweek.com (quoted via motorcycling).

It’s not just the game’s monopoly either; Because each racer needs an extra bike, Ducati had to shell out pennies to create 16 bikes for the 2022 season.

Ducaati's MotoGP team bike[s].  Media is from MCN.
Ducati’s MotoGP team bike[s]. Media is from MCN.

With Ducati’s teams likely to be running in a similar fashion until their deals are finalized in late 2024, we look forward to seeing how the Italians approach next season’s shenanigans.

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A female motorcyclist driving down the highway.  Media sourced from Conde Nast Traveler.

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Drop a comment below and let us know what you think, and as always – stay safe on the Twisties.

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New Track-Only KTM RC8C Sells Out in Just Over 2 Minutes

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You heard me right.

From 2 minutes and 38 seconds after the debut of KTM’s new limited edition track-only supersport hoonerthe whole year 2023 KTM RC8C Fleet sold out.

All 200 units can be accounted for, but hey – there is still a waiting list (should any fool decide to let go of their cutting edge piece of beauty, which we think is unlikely).

KTM's 2023 RC 8C, which sold out in just over 2 minutes.  Media sourced from KTM.
KTM’s 2023 RC 8C, which sold out in just over 2 minutes. Media sourced from KTM.

According to the report of motorcyclingthe Austrians used their digital sales platform “to offer buyers a direct way to secure their bike once sales open.”

Of those who have used the platform, 30 lucky riders have signed up for a KTM handover event in Valencia, Spain, where they will receive their beloved bike along with the experience of a lifetime.

So what’s the point? the 2023 KTM RC 8Cyou ask?

KTM's 2023 RC 8C, which sold out in just over 2 minutes.  Media sourced from KTM.
KTM’s 2023 RC 8C, which sold out in just over 2 minutes. Media sourced from KTM.

Let’s start with the fact that this pure racing monster was developed in cooperation with Kramer Motorcycles. Kramer only makes purpose-built competition machines for the competition circuit, so you know you’re getting a machine that’s as high quality as it is serious.

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The CFMoto 800MT Touring.  Media is from MCN.

Added to this is the fact that “The KTM RC 8C features high-end, high-performance racing components with an upgraded LC8c stock engine for easier maintenance and parts availability.” and you’re fluent in the language of track days, where the RC 8C will be more than capable of presenting itself “Highest performance and handling without the need for overly sophisticated electronics.”

KTM's 2023 RC 8C, which sold out in just over 2 minutes.  Media sourced from KTM.
KTM’s 2023 RC 8C, which sold out in just over 2 minutes. Media sourced from KTM.

Stay tuned as we see people trying out these bikes – it will be worth it, that’s for sure.

Drop a comment below and let us know what you think, and as always – stay safe on the Twisties.

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