bikerMetric just shared a great video on Shinya Kimura, a personal favorite motorcycle builder of mine. Shinya has been involved in motorcycles for over 25 years. He's the originator of the "zero style" custom motorcycle originating in Japan. His work would quickly gain recognition for its minimalistic and vintage style of bikes. Shinya shows the beauty of the raw materials incorporated into his designs. He now works out of his shop, Chabott Engineering, in Azusa, California. Shinya mentions in the video that he doesn't sketch out his creations, he simply creates based on how he feels in that moment. Check out the video to get a feel of what he's all about:Read More »
To celebrate 2013, the year of the Mojo, YouMotorcycle has been giving away one free Motorcycle Mojo magazine subscription every month! Just read more and scroll down to enter.Read More »
As you already know, 2013 is the year of the Mojo! To celebrate, YouMotorcycle is giving away one free Motorcycle Mojo magazine subscription every month!Read More »
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Honda has dropped the price of the CBR-125R from $3,499 to $2,299. That's a $1,200 reduction that many Canadian would-be motorcycle enthusiasts are excited about. The 2012 Honda CBR-125R has come a long way from the first generation 2007 Honda CBR-125R we reviewed years ago. That was the same bike that my ex-girlfriend was ticketed on for doing 5 km/hr over the speed limit by Toronto Police. This new CBR has been redesigned, with a little more weight, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing on the highway, nor are the thicker tires.
While many will be welcome a lightweight and beginner-friendly motorcycle at a great pricepoint, we need to look at the vehicles that we aren't seeing, and that we likely won't be seeing in Canada any time soon, because of it. When it comes to the Canadian motorcycle industry, does Honda's CBR-125R do more harm than it does good?
YouMotorcycle follows some very cool motorcyclists on Twitter. It's a great way of finding out what's new and exciting in your field of interest.
When we think about it, motorcycles and the performing arts don't always go hand in hand. Something about running a motorcycle on a stage for too long killing dancers. Imagine my surprise when the most interesting motorcycle-related tweet I came across in the YouMotorcycle Twitter feed was from @Gabby_DB, the city of Toronto's top professional contortionist, and a non-motorcyclist (boo! hiss!).
She tweeted a post from Fstoppers, a video blog. The Progressive International Motorcycle show needed some promotional material. They teamed up with i.d.e.a. and with the help of performers and body paint artists began transforming humans into motorcycles.
An explosion at the Bombardier Recreational Product (BRP) Research and Development facility initially left 38-year-old Sébastien Tardif, who was working the night shift, and a 54-year-old security guard severely injured. QPP reported that the blast rang out at approximately 12:20am Friday November 9th in the Eastern township of Valcourt Quebec.Read More »
When it comes to employee incentive theories there are two schools of thoughts:
The managers and corporate hierarchies who believe that generous discounting of product to employees hurts revenues, and those who believe in the power and return achieved by having workers who are active consumers of the products and services of the organization they work for. These are there stories.
Hot off the press! California based One Industries Corp., which produces SIXSIXONE products for motocross riders has confirmed an exclusive partnership with Kimpex for the Canadian market.Read More »
It takes a special type of person to ride a motorcycle. It takes an even more special type to write some of the emails we get. The flavor of the week seemed to be the three emails received about Motorcycle Training Courses and the Learn2Ride section of the site.Read More »