Motorcycle sales increased for the first time in a year when comparing January 2012 to January 2011. The increases were led by the street category with over an 8% unit increase. Other increases/decreases vs Jan. 2011: Dual sports up 10% ...Read More »
“Can I ride my motorcycle in running shoes?” a voice asks. It’s a sunny afternoon and I’m at Toronto motorcycle dealership Studio Cycle Group. “You can ride in flip flops if you want to, but I wouldn’t recommend it.”
In the past year, two friends of mine have broken their feet in motorcycle accidents. Neither were wearing anything more than a sneaker. I listen quietly as Dave Heilman teaches a new rider about the differences between each motorcycle shoe and boot the store carries.
This winter I attended a motorcycle industry pub night. I had the pleasure of sharing tables with family-founded businesses such as KYMCO Canada and Motorcycle Mojo. I spoke with a Triumph marketer about MISSRIDER (once his band was done performing on stage, naturally). At the end of the night, CMG Online’s own Rob Harris and Brenda Cyr gave me a drive home.
Since 2007 I’ve been pushing for a stronger motorcycle riding community. Riders are the YOU in YouMotorcycle. At the pub night it struck me how tightly knit the motorcycle industry is in Canada. Everyone knows everyone. Who they work for may change but the faces stay the same. The industry is a small collection of circles. A passion for motorcycles alone won’t get you in, but you can get in. Here are 10 Ways YOU can Find a Job in the Motorcycle Industry.
There are 15 motorcycle blogs/sites participating in FuzzyGalore's #29in29 Challenge, that is, post a new picture a day, for the 29 days of February. It's harder than it sounds, and looks better than you'd expect.
Here are my favorite day of the week from all of the participating sites:
I picked up a pair of Alpinestars Blacktop shoes a year ago. I was doing a lot less office work and a lot more bartending. I needed a motorcycle boot that could provide more protection than a sneaker, but was low-key enough to be worn under a pair of jeans or khakis without sticking out like a sore thumb. The Blacktops were a perfect fit.Read More »
Studio Cycle Group, Toronto's only scooter, motorcycle, and ATV dealership, is now hiring a full time salesperson. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to enter the industry. The tag line: Loving your job - isn't it time you tried it?Read More »
Some say advertisements have no place in a motorcycle blog. They say ads make a website "for-profit" and therefor inherently evil. I admire the critics who speak openly and honestly. There's another group who hide behind annonymous flagging, and I simply call them the Haters.
Guess what, Haters?
This one's for you!
Bright and early on February 1st I saw a tweet from motorcycle blogger FuzzyGalore: "Should i keep an eye out for your daily posts now that it's February?!" She asked. I saw a challenging curve ahead. What I should've said, was "No." Instead, I decided to hit the curve full throttle, 'cause Mama raised a special kind of idiot!Read More »
At first thought, Vespas and choppers seem to have little in common. Choppers are ludicrous, oversized, exagerated monstrosities. Scooters are cute, fuzzy, small displacement and lightweight little machines. Despite their differences, both scooters and choppers rose to popularity following World War II. The history of war vets having returned home and began stripping and customizing their motorcycles is well documented. Likewise, today's pop culture image of the scooter is the evolution of a 1940s Cushman design.
It wouldn't be long before counter culture and popular culture flirted. Did good corrupt evil, or did evil see the light? Have a look at these rare Vespa Choppers from an era gone by and decide.