Let's be honest with ourselves and just admit that when it comes to art most of us are clueless. I can admit to that. I walked into Studio Cycle Group and a stack of flyers for a motorcycle photography exhibit called Motorcycle Culture & Celebrity Builders caught my eye. The black and white images on the flyer lived up to the title. Indian Larry and the Americana bike culture were well represented.Read More »
The spontaneous and unplanned rides are sometimes the most fun. It started with a text message from my girlfriend: “What are we going to do today?” Before long we found ourselves near the historic village of Kleinburg, Ontario. Kleinburg is surrounded by beautiful hills and branches of the Humber river.
The town is picturesque and its early 1800s origins have been left unspoiled.
How do you turn 6,000 into 60,000? Ask residents of Port Dover, Ontario, a small community on the north shore of Lake Erie. Every Friday the 13th Port Dover is filled with over 50,000 motorcyclists. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the event which first began in 1981 to tune of a group of a little over 20 friends having fun while the Rolling Stones sang "Start Me Up" over the radio.Read More »
There’s something about the connection between man, machine, and the elements. Hand on the throttle, rubber on the asphalt, warm sun and cool wind on face. It’s part of the beautiful connection of riding. When we were looking to expand our connection to include others, we bought a Cardo Scala Rider Multiset Q2.Read More »
We generally don't like police overenforcing the roads, but in this case OPP looking to crack down on distracted drivers may just be a blessing for motorcyclists and scooterists. In today's adventure, my Harley Davidson and Ms. Chatty Cathy got into an argument.Read More »
The all new 2011 KYMCO Downtown 300i's have landed in Canada, many have been awaiting its arrival date. The Downtown 300i was designed with maxi-scooter performance and sport bike agility for the perfect scooter experience. The scooter looks particularly sharp and looks equally as good on paper. We took our first look at two of them today at Studio Cycle Group in Toronto.Read More »
The 250cc motorcycle market has finally opened up in the Western hemisphere. In North America, where the Ninja seemed to sit at the top of the 250cc sportbike throne all alone, it now faces challenges from both Hyosung, as well as from Honda's new CBR-250R. If you're looking for a 250cc cruiser, the only one available in Canada or the USA we'd recommend is the KYMCO Venox, but if sportbike motorcycles are your thing, here's a comparison of acceleration, speeds, braking and fuel economy from Popular Mechanics:Read More »
It was spring of not-so-long-ago and Ashley had finally started riding her own motorcycle. While I took my time warming up my faithful carburettor motorcycle, she fired up her new fuel-injected little machine and took off on me.
Now, you need to understand, whenever my girlfriend has taken off on me on a bike, bad things have happened. Like the time I told her to take things slowly around the parking lot. She gave me the "yeah yeah" and rolled her eyes. Then she crashed my first bike across the asphalt. I digress...
Ashley was involved in a motorcycle accident on her CBR-125R back in March, 2011. Someone who was stopped (illegally) in a bicycle lane pulled a U-Turn right in front of her. She hit the brakes and the horn and swerved to try to avoid the car, but the car didn’t yield and blocked her exit and they collided.Read More »
Consider this your very own personal spring motorcycle and scooter checklist.
Follow these 5 simple maintenance suggestions and you'll be all ready to de-winterize your motorbike and get a nice smooth start to a sunny new season.
Have a look!