Tires can dramatically impact the quality of your ride and more importantly, your safety as a rider. Tires are the only thing connecting you to the ground, and when it comes to getting the most of your tires there are a few things you can do.Read More »
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I'm house shopping in Toronto market, and as if that wasn't hellish enough, I'm looking not only looking for a house to call a home, I'm looking for a house fit for motorcycling. The list of questions to ask when buying a home is endless. The list of questions to ask when buying a house fit for motorcycling is a handful of questions longer.Read More »
Jefe Smith took a four day late November ride with some friends up along the east shore of the Salton Sea, through Joshua Tree National Park, the Mojave desert and Death Valley; then across the Panamint Mountains and into the ...Read More »
What distinguishes a good t-shirt from a really great t-shirt? Is it the material used? The thread count? The stitching? The cut, fit, or shape? Is it the colour, it’s brightness, and how long it holds true? Is it the way you look in it or just the way you see yourself in it? Is it the way the fabric feels on your skin or the way you feel in the fabric? We look at the Lovebone Apparel Bad to the Bone biker-approved t-shirt.Read More »
Kindness does a world of good. I know what I’ve lost in the past two years, but more importantly, I know how incredibly lucky I am. I still have a lot, and there are still plenty of people who care ...Read More »
Every now and again I get questions from readers and I try to help them out. Last week I got this email from Stephanie in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, YouMotorcycle's home base.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.
2011 would be the last of five consecutive years that Ashley and I would hit the Toronto Motorcycle show together. Here are a dozen pics from the show. Can you tell which motorcycles we LOVED?
Later this week I'll cover what to look for at the 2012 Motorcycle Show.