Two books now available to Canadian readers feature acclaimed Cycle World columnist Peter Egan, and some ancient bikers who changed the world. Leanings, by Cycle World columnist Peter Egan, is available from Motorbooks for $21.95 Cdn. Egan started writing for Cycle World magazine more than 30 years ago and has become famous for evocative, entertaining, … Continue reading Peter Egan and Boozefighters
Like this, but with the GS model Steve Thornton Ayres Adventures is sending its new fleet of BMW F650GS, F800GS and R1200GS motorcycles to Canada first. Ron Ayres’s adventure ride-touring outfit, which is based in Texas, will splurge its new BMWs on their Canadian Adventure Center Holiday, a five-day ride through Banff, Jasper, and Glacier … Continue reading Ayres sending new BMWs up
Don’t worry Canadians, it’s headed for Montreal The Suzukis are coming, so strap on your helmets, you Ontario-only-plus-Montreal motorcyclists. Suzuki Canada has published a Montreal-and-Ontario demo-ride schedule and the whole things gets started at Barrie, Ontario, on May 9. The published schedule concludes on Aug. 16 at Mosport, but if there’s a western, eastern, or … Continue reading Suzuki demos out
Costa Mouzouris gives us his take on where Traction Control for motorcycles is currently at and what the future holds.
Not selling enough Harley-Davidson Inc. intends to go through with a plan to cut 300–400 jobs over the next two years. The company’s first quarter profit fell by 37 per cent, due to slowing sales, with earnings down to $117.3 million to the end of March. A year earlier, the three-month earnings were $187.6 million. … Continue reading H-D cutting more jobs
Ducati North America will send its demo fleet across Canada, starting with an April 25 appearance in Vancouver. The model line-up includes the Monster 696, 1100 and 1100 S, Multistrada 1100 S, Sport 1000, GT 1000, 848 Superbike, 1198 Superbike, Hypermotard, and Hypermotard S. The 1198 will be available to "pre-qualified riders only." Riders will … Continue reading Ducati demo tour on the way
Virginia is for motorcycle lovers motorcycleva.com The Commonwealth of Virginia wants you to ride your motorcycle there, and they’re offering incentives that go beyond great scenery and interesting food. From now through October, riders and passengers travelling in Virginia can collect prize points by having a special passport stamped at participating "Motorcycle Grand Tour" locations. … Continue reading Ride Virginia for prizes
So green, and you can ride it, too Interested in riding a Zero? If the idea of riding a bike with acceleration like a 250 motocrosser and the noise level of a wristwatch appeals to you, get down to the Toronto Green Living Show next weekend. Zero will be there April 24–26 and they’ll be … Continue reading Zero test rides in T.O.
Casey Stoner on the way If there was ever any doubt that running a Grand Prix at night is stupid, last weekend’s Moto GP at the Losail Circuit in Qatar certainly helped prove the case. Qatar is a desert peninsula sticking from Saudi Arabia into the Persian Gulf; normally a dry wasteland of sand, it … Continue reading Stoner rules at dry Losail
From left: Dennis Heilman, Edward Wallerstein, Sabina Heilman, David Heilman, and Cheri DiNovo (MPP High Park). A new KYMCO Canada store in Toronto has won an award for "best new business." The Studio Cycle Group store in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood was given a Spring 2009 Business Innovation Award, presented by Cheri DiNovo, the MPP for … Continue reading Toronto store wins award