When possible be sure to park beside fellow bikes as they are more likely to be considerate as by nature we lookout for one another. Now for the details: I always recommend backing in or pulling through a spot when ...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.
You've heard all of the doom and gloom on the news: gas prices soaring, dwindling supply of fossil fuels, double dip recession, we're all feeling the pinch at the pump. Luckily for you, motorcycles can take you very far on very little gas, if you ride them the right way.
Here are 10 ways to get better gas mileage from your motorcycle and cover the most distance for your dollar.
Let's look at how to bargain for a brand new (or even used) motorcycle or scooter from a dealership. We'll start with some general tips and then look at how dealer pricing works.Read More »
In stock form, the KYMCO Venox has a great top speed for a cruiser. It does over 140 km/hr, but 5th gear is a bit of an overdrive and the bike doesn't have much pull left at that speed. The bike cruisers comfortably at 120 or up to 130, but at those speeds there isn't a lot of power left for passing.Read More »
What oil should I use and how do I change the oil on my motorcycle?
KYMCO recommends 5W-50 motorcycle oil. This chart illustrates what motorcycle oil you should use based on the temperature. What you use in the desert or tropics may not be what we use here in Canada. On my KYMCO Venox, I put in fresh 10W-40 Semi-Synthetic motorcycle oil every oil change. The Synthetic vs. Non-Synthetic debate is older than I am and so I'll avoid it. I like my Semi-Synthetic, it's more than what's recommended, and it's good enough for me. Read More »
I came across someone who was restoring a 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle he recently bought. He was doing an awesome job rebuilding it, but didn't know what model of Sportster it was.
It's important to know what Sportster model you have, examples: Low, 883R, SuperLow, Custom, Standard, Roadster, etc. While 95% of parts are interchangeable, getting the wrong Sportster parts for the others can result in different lengths at suspension and at the forks, the wrong tires, and more.
Isn't it time you stopped thinking about it and started riding?Read More »
Please check out our KYMCO Venox - Exhaust Pipe Muffler Baffle Modification page for information on how to make your Venox sound louder and better. You'll find videos demonstrating the modification as well as how your bike will sound after the work is done (here).
The KYMCO Venox benefits from some nice thick exhaust pipes that accentuate the deep tune of the 90-degree V-Twin engine. It’s easy to make the bike sound even louder. You can really wake up the sound of the bike by modifying the baffles to let the exhaust escape more freely. This guide will walk you through the process in 5 Steps.