I knew what the Breakout was meant for, but I wanted more. How could we discover what a motorcycle was really capable of without pushing the limits? "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." - Neale Donald Walsch. This time I decided to take the Breakout outside of its comfort zone and its "Urban Prowler" designation...Read More »
Have you ever been out riding and known you just weren't taking your motorcycle to its full potential? That was my first experience with the 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout. I rode it in traffic from Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada in Concord to the Toronto core. I knew there was more to this heavy and incredibly well finished machine, but I just hadn't been able to properly unleash it yet.
Hunter S. Thompson said "Anything worth doing, is worth doing right." So I did. I waited until midnight. The night was cold. The temperature was in the single digits celcius (around 48 degrees Fahrenheit). Despite it being June I put on my snow pants. Welcome to Canada, Breakout, time to have some fun together.
When I went to pick up the 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout, I hadn't rode a 700 pound motorcycle since last season. I wonder if Kanishka Sonnadara knew I was a bit apprehensive as we climbed into his demo Nissan Juke NISMO. We met with Maria Diaz at Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, signed our lives away, got a tour de bike, and got to work.
I'll be walking you through, day and night, life with the new 2013 Breakout. I tend to do some really stupid and pretty cool stuff, so you should probably follow along on Facebook or Twitter.
Back in 2011 I featured a world tour video project called Flake and Flames, by a motorcyclist named Jesper Bram. Bram is famous among motorcycle bloggers as the owner of Helmet Hair Motorcycle blog. Helmet Hair was once the coolest motorcycle blog on the internet, so I knew that Jesper's movie would be equally if not exponentially more awesome.Read More »
Do you have the Harley-Davidson socks, glasses, underwear, jacket and still can't get enough? Well search no longer as you can now listen to music while advertising for your favorite brand! In all seriousness, I had the option of which set of headphones I wanted to review and I selected these ones based on their looks alone. Opinions are like butts though - everyone has one. If these weren’t for you I’d recommend you visit Fuseplusyou.com and find a set that tickles your fancy. The question is: are they any good?Read More »
Ural Motorcycles just uploaded this video, saying "Want to know what its like to ride a Ural? It is something like this..."Read More »
Fuseplusyou.com is a website established in 2003, which offers a massive variety of phone cases, Bluetooth headsets, chargers, cables and adapters for your phone. YouMotorcycle was offered a phone case and a set of earphones for review, which we will be bringing to you in two parts. Also, a video review of each of the products will be uploaded shortly so that you can further experience each before deciding how to spend your hard earned dollars.Read More »
The Worst Motorcycles of 2013: The Negative Nancy Report
Special post by resident guest blogger Happy Gilmore
Each January you’re filled with a renewed sense of possibility. A new year, a new you. You boast to your friends and co-workers that you’re going to be shaving 20lbs, quit smoking and open that savings account. As January becomes February you can’t stand to face yourself in the mirror each morning as you’ve gained 5lbs, smoke a pack a day and you’ve just received a past-due notice for an unpaid credit card bill. Have a no fear though, you aren’t alone.
Around this same time of year the motorcycle show circuit has been across Canada and all over the United States. 2013 is packed with new entry-level rides, fancy new scooters, shiny new dual purpose motorcycles and so much more. But you’ll probably notice that there are a few bikes that you’ve seen before, and might be looking a little tired. Or you might have noticed one or two bikes that you scratch your head about thinking “What? Who is going to buy that?”
Broken-down by motorcycle category, like a list of unfulfilled resolutions, I have compiled my opinion for the worst motorcycles available this year. Feel free to disagree; in fact, I encourage it.
2013 has brought back many existing cruisers and a couple new ones, some more exciting than others. YouMotorcycle is an against the grain website that's more about motorcycling and lifestyle than about motorcycles, but here's an Editor's Choice list of the top 5 cruiser motorcycles for 2013.Read More »
2013 marked the 40th anniversary of Pirelli's calendar, but odds are you've probably never seen one in real life. Every year, Pirelli gathers a dozen gorgeous (Margareth Madè) and famous (Milla Jovovich) women and asks them to strip for the camera. The calendar prints are so few that even the most well-intentioned gentleman in the motorcycle industry, me, has yet to see a copy of this celebration of the female body.
For 2013, Pirelli has taken a whole new approach. The nude calendar is no more, and while we mourn its loss, we're excited about where this is headed. Pirelli hired photographer Stephen McCurry, dropped the idea of jaw-dropping babes, and drafted a roster of girl next door type belles doing awe-inspiring charitable work across the world for a serious of clothed portraits. The results are stunning all the same, as these women and Rio bare just enough to show why they're rising stars on a global scale.