Watch out BMW, here comes Yamaha! The wait is over. Yamaha released details of the new XT1200Z Super Ténéré adventure touring machine, and from what we see, it had better be coming to Canada. 270 degree crank and balance shaft should keep vibes at bay. At the heart of the machine is a liquid-cooled parallel … Continue reading Yamaha's new XT1200Z!
Harley’s still releasing new models, the latest being from the firm’s CVO division. The CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide Dark is a serialized special (one to 999) and is stripped of almost all traces of chrome. Trim and latches that are usually shiny chrome are replaced with gloss black painted pieces, it gets a low … Continue reading H-D from CVO has GPS
Harley has introduced a new Sportster model, and we must admit it looks badass. Called the Forty-Eight, this radically styled mini-bobber is the first-ever Sportster to roll on a 16-inch front wheel — at least, the first factory model. The engine is a blacked-out version of the 1,203 cc fuel-injected and rubber-mounted V-twin that powers … Continue reading Sweet 16 on new Sportster
Husqvarna TE630, now legal Dual sport and supermotard riders rejoice! Barrett Marketing, distributor of Husqvarna motorcycles in Canada, has just confirmed that Transport Canada gave approval for several street-legal Husky bikes. Approved for road use are the TE250, 310, 450 and 510 dual-sports, as well as the larger TE630 dual-sport model, and the SM510 and … Continue reading Huskys now road-legal
Special Edition Triumph Thruxton Triumph has produced a cafe-type Thruxton Special Edition that they plan to keep under wraps in their secret garage until February. Not. Triumph Canada head honcho Chris Ellis says this factory spy shot was released early, spoiling the surprise. The bike will come to Canada, he says. However, it will be … Continue reading Special Thruxton coming
2010 CBF1000 gets big makeover. The 2010 Honda CBF1000 doesn’t just get tweaked bodywork and fresh paint; it is an entirely new motorcycle. Topping the changes is a move from a steel frame to a new aluminum frame that is more compact and is claimed to improve handling. The lighter frame contributes to a 5-kg … Continue reading Honda Canada introduces the redesigned CBF1000
Done deal. Honda Canada had a press soiree last night in Toronto in which they announced that they will be cutting prices of their new 2010 models and offering significant incentives on unsold ’08 and ’09 models. According to big cheese Warren Milner, the building of the whole Powerhouse dealership network over the last few years has … Continue reading Honda charge less
Seems like the S1000RR is living up to the hype … I just stepped off the new BMW S1000RR at the bike’s press launch held at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal and all I can say is whatever preconceived notions you had about BMW motorcycles, you can forget with this bike. … Continue reading BMW S1000RR test teaser
The 1200 Multistrada in touring mode. Four bikes in one. That’s what Ducati is calling the new Multistrada 1200. And on paper, it looks like it just might be a one-size-fits-all ride. It’s the first Ducati to incorporate fly-by-wire throttle control, and it’s through this system that engine power can be tailored, through four different … Continue reading New Ducati 1200 Multistrada
Eric Buell giving the video message of the end of the line for the motorcycles that carry his name (click on image to go directly to video page) The Buell brand has been killed by Harley-Davidson management, according to a notice today (October 15) on the official Buell web site. The decision will result in … Continue reading Shocker – Buell is dead!