In this issue…
We show our love for cruisers by making our cover model the Victory Cross Country, a bike that features beautiful lines, handles curves like a dream, rides comfortably, is propelled by a wonderfully powerful engine and has lots of storage space. We balance out the cruiser element with an Inside Impression of the Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC, a naked streetfighter with 164 horsepower and a price tag under $16k, a steal for an exotic Italian machine. The new Kawasaki Versys 1000 gets a thorough ride as well, and impresses thanks to a healthy motor with loads of torque and ride-all-day comfort. It’s an adventure bike that’s clearly meant for some serious asphalt pounding.
Touring contributor Dustin Woods takes us on a Lake Superior Circle Tour that spanned three states, one province and took him over 3,000 kilometres of scenic scapes around the largest of the Great Lakes. A bucket list-worthy trek, he says… Senior Editor Warren Thaxter recaps the intense Dacre Dual Sport Challenge, a one-day, 800 km event that takes participants through an intense route meant to mimic just a single day in the Paris to Dakar rally… Editor Graeme Jones tries to relay the experience of PD13 after attending Friday the 13th at Port Dover in July… and Andrew Trevitt explains how a piece of paper known as the Medical Data Carrier can save your life.
In competition, we recap rounds 3 and 4 of the Mopar Canadian Superbike championship, profile a couple of young flat track stars, catch up with the Atlantic Roadracing League in Nova Scotia and the West Coast Championship on the other side of the country, Dave Minnett tells the tale of yet another VRRA racer who has overcome adversity (in this case eight broken vertebra, seven broken ribs and a punctured lung, among other things) to find success. Colin Fraser talks about veteran Frank Trombino’s impressive year, Frank Wood talks about dirt trackers who have found success road racing, and Steve Hoffarth discusses something he now knows about quite well – crashing.
Throw in some top notch tech from John Sharrard, news, product reviews (including a couple of helmets) and a few more interesting moto bits, and you’ve got another great issue of Inside Motorcycles in your hands.
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