wBW Weekly Information Spherical-Up: June 7-13 Version


We’ve bought an attractive lineup of stories subjects for y’all immediately. 

Between Norton’s completion of their honor-bound deliveries of Garner-era bikes, Triumph’s trace that they may have discovered a few of the circa-Elvis bikes they had been asking us to assist them discover earlier this 12 months, and a brand new file damaged by a pair who rode around the world on a pair of bikes, immediately’s skim is brimming with candy deets designed to gas your pre-Friyay vibes. 

Oh – and for the primary time in like 4 weeks straight, we haven’t bought a brand new restricted version Ducati bike to indicate off;  we DO, nonetheless, have a heads-up of World Ducati Week 2024 for any and all recovering Ducatisti addicts revving to get an attractive set of ponies on the circuit correct earlier than the tip of Q3. 

You’re welcome – and a cheerful summer time salutation from the wBW crew as all of us rocket towards the canine days of summer time. 

For the File: Youngest Couple to Journey Across the World Is… 

Lavi Scholl and Ollie Gambin on their journey world wide. Media supplied by theWorld File Academy.

Large congrats to Lavi Scholl and Ollie Gamblin, who’re our new Guinness World File holders because the youngest pair to circumnavigate the world on a motorbike, two-up-style!.

In accordance with the latest protection from MCN, each Scholl and Gamblin are 33 and 35 years outdated, placing the couple’s common age at 33 years and 247 days. The choice to circumnavigate the world got here when a pal of the pair tried to develop into the youngest male to experience world wide. 

Capturing off an e mail asking if a {couples} model of the file was attainable, each Lavi and Ollie Swung a leg over a tricky–as-nails Suzuki DL1050XT and traversed quite a few varieties of terrain, revving by way of 39 nations, 5 continents and 46,705 miles in simply 1.6 years, or 589 days. 

As for the route of Lavi and Ollie’s circumnavigating shenanigans, we’re instructed that the beginning line started at Ace Cafe in London, UK. Touring by way of France and Spain and boating to Morocco, the subsequent two months confirmed off a rev-happy jaunt by way of Mauritania and Senegal, the place a visit by way of the Sahara noticed the couple in Dakar simply in time to ship their bike off to South America.  

Eight weeks later, the bike arrived in Rio de Janeiro, and each Lavi and Ollie continued right down to Argentina’s southernmost city, Ushuaia. From there, our dynamic duo dove again north by way of the tropical expanses of Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia, air-shipping over the Darian hole to scoot by way of the US and Canada. 

A further flight to Seoul (South Korea) and a ship experience noticed Scholl and Gambian starting their Japanese Hemisphere verify field in Vladivostok, the place the pair made a tough grind by way of Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Türkiye earlier than touchdown again within the EU. 

The very best a part of all of the above? Lavi and Ollie started this complete journey underneath the premise that they might simply experience “so far as attainable” – and never solely did they do exactly that, however a pit cease in Las Vegas assured the couple returned a wedded pair!

Large congrats, guys! 😀

Listed here are some statements from Ollie on the journey’s vibes: 

“…actually, we didn’t actually assume we’d make all of it the way in which world wide after we began. The intention was simply to get so far as attainable however we at all times imagined there can be one thing to cease us, a visa or delivery challenge, one thing like that. Our mindset was simply, so long as we are able to proceed we are going to, and that simply so occurred to be all the way in which till the tip.

…We had the liberty to plan our personal route, so long as Guinness’ circumnavigation containers had been ticked. So the route was largely deliberate utilizing non-carnet nations and nations with simpler visas.”

– Oliver “Ollie” Gamblin, “Two up world wide: Biking couple bag Guinness World File for globe-busting journey.” (MCN)

Would you ever think about circumnavigating the world? If that’s the case, what motorbike would you utilize for the duty?

Ain’t No Saint: Triumph Teases MY2025 Lineup with Sneak-Peek of Elvis Tribute Bike

A fender from Triumph Motorcycles.
A view o the fender on Triumph’s new Elvis tribute bike. Media supplied by Triumph Bikes.

Have the King’s 9 “Memphis Gang” bikes been lastly discovered?

Recall that Triumph despatched out a plea to the general public round 2023 This autumn / 2024 Q1 asking riders world wide to dig up info on the 9 machines Elvis purchased for his gang of pals (christened the “Memphis Mafia,” supply through Triumph). 

Motion in Hinckleyville is now hinting that Triumph has discovered a minimum of ONE of those invaluable bikes – both that, or they’re simply bluffing, and we’re about to get some heckin’ candy items of fairly to play with as of June 18th. 

Right now’s wealth of knowledge is supported by CARB filings for MY2025 exhibiting a “Bonneville T120 Elvis Version,” see under: 

A view of a CARB filing.
A view of a CARB submitting exhibiting an Elvis tribute bike readying for a debut. Media supplied by the California Air Assets Board.

If Triumph’s sneak peek on Instagram and Fb is any indication, the model’s Elvis-inspired motorbike can be revealed at a tender launch on June 18th. 

Motorbike.com’s Dennis Chung additionally thinks that this specific bike will carry a really comparable engine to the unique Bonneville T120 machines that we all know and love, so keep tuned for updates.

What do you assume Triumph is readying for June 18th? Do you assume they’ve discovered any of the Memphis gang’s bikes?

Norton Readies for a Jam-Packed Future

A man on a Norton motorcycle.
A view of Norton’s V4SV. Media supplied by Norton Bikes.

Norton’s honor-bound deliveries of Garner-era bikes are formally accomplished. Now what? 

Earlier this decade, TVS Motors bought Norton Bikes, the transfer following an admittedly messy enterprise coping with Norton CEO Stuart Garner and the less-than-honest dealing with of funds related to the corporate identify

Shortly after TVS Motors’ acquisition, the corporate introduced it could honor the deposits made on Commando and V4SS fashions throughout Norton’s Garner period. Right now, TVS Motors and Norton have a good time the completion of this improbable model realignment —and now, the sky’s the restrict in terms of upcoming initiatives for Norton and her peppy machines. 

“It’s a nice achievement having the ability to ship bikes to NMUL prospects and new Norton Motorbike prospects alike. Seeing their pleasure firsthand is a good supply of satisfaction, each for Norton and for me personally. 

We will now focus our efforts on the long run, on new merchandise and new markets world wide.”

– Dr Robert Hentschel, CEO, Norton Bikes (MCN)

Now that Norton has accomplished the ultimate Garner-era bike supply, the marque’s sights are set on future lineups. To assist Norton align along with her future targets, TVS has introduced on new blood to their board, together with a earlier Chief government of the Manchester United Soccer Membership. 

Richard Arnold plans on offering his experience to increase Norton’s capabilities on a world scale:

“I’m trying ahead to utilizing my expertise to help Norton in maximizing the alternatives forward and serving to the established business crew ship a world-class buyer expertise… I see a vastly thrilling future for Norton Bikes, and I’m proud to develop into a part of the crew. 

The funding made thus far by TVS Motor Firm has put Norton in a superb place; able to launch new merchandise and develop a world gross sales proposition.”

– Dr Robert Hentschel, CEO, Norton Bikes (MCN)

Primarily based on the knowledge supplied, we all know that Norton bikes don’t meet the present emissions standards related to Euro5+; as such, Norton bikes will proceed to rev concerning the roads of the UK whereas her groups work laborious to increase the model at a later date. 

Are you excited to experience a Norton motorbike?

Ducati: It’s Time for World Ducati Week 2024!

“All In One”

Hear ye, hear ye, every one – World Ducati Week (WDW) 2024 is sort of upon us!

This 12 months, Ducatisti can anticipate WDW festivities to run from ​​July 26 to the twenty eighth at Misano’s legendary circuit. There, Workforce Crimson will embrace a myriad of alternatives, together with the next perks:

As Ducati’s CEO places it, the expertise is “an unparalleled expertise:”

“The World Ducati Week is an unparalleled expertise for motorcycling followers: an occasion to be lived a minimum of as soon as in a lifetime, solely to search out out which you could not reside with out it. This 12 months’s would be the twelfth version, and from the very first second, we labored with the thought of providing contributors the very best WDW ever. 

The substances are all there, beginning with the information of La Notte dei Campioni on Saturday.” 

– Claudio Domenicali, CEO, DUacti Motor Holding (Ducati)

Wish to present up, however undecided the entire week is for you? There’s an choice for that.

Select between Ducati‘s Biker Move or Customer Move, however be forewarned- solely these holding a 3-Day Move will be capable of take part within the “dynamic actions.”

Are you going to be at World Ducati Week 2024? 

*Media sourced from Triumph Bikes, worldrecordacademy.org, Norton Bikes and  Ducati’s press launch*


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