Feature Stories

Austin Texas, ranked as number 1 on the Cities of the Future list by Forbes and recognized as the most rapidly rising American city, also known for its friendly people, live music and ‘weirdness’, was the perfect media launch location to introduce Yamaha’s newest release from the Masters of Torque…

With spring weather continuing to play a game of hide-and-seek here in Canada, an invitation to travel south to the United States last week to test out the latest offerings from BMW Motorrad was just what the doctor ordered. Leaving behind the snow-covered streets of Calgary, I was greeted in…
Press launches take a lot of planning by the manufacturer and as you can imagine there are more than a few variables involved in the process. Bikes, personnel, journalists, tires, pit garage set ups, etc. These are all pieces of the puzzle that need to be transported to the event.…
Algarve International Circuit, Portimao, Portugal – Coming off the final corner with the throttle wide open in fourth gear, you click the bike into fifth as you clear the rise onto the main straight. Part way down the one-kilometre straight with the throttle wide open, you steal a glance at…

Earlier this year, IM’s Brett McCormick travelled to Jerez, Spain to test the all-new 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M. In case you missed it you can click here to read Brett’s first impressions of these new bikes and check out some great onboard video as Brett takes us along for…
Bicycles, bicycles everywhere. If you spend any amount of time riding in or near an urban centre, chances are you’re familiar with the various forms of bicycling infrastructure being deployed in cities across Canada. Depending on where you live, you may encounter bicycle lanes delineated by simple pavement markings all…
The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival (TMFF) has quickly become a "must attend" event for motorcyclists and film enthusiasts alike. Screening the best motorcycle movies from around the globe every fall, the festival celebrated its third anniversary in 2019. With the 2019 edition now complete, it seemed like a perfect time…

A look through Jason Chinnock’s resume can leave your head spinning. Whether it is serving in the military, touring with a musical act or his current position as CEO Ducati North America, Jason has literally seen it all. With the recent unveiling of Ducati’s 2020 lineup, the timing couldn’t be…
Outside of travelling in an airplane, very few of us will ever have the experience of hitting 200 mph, let alone accomplishing this feat within a quarter mile from a standing start. For Canadian Pro Street motorcycle drag racer Ethan Barkley, this milestone became a reality in August when he…
The return of the Low Rider S moniker to the Harley-Davidson stable represents another step along the company’s ‘More Roads to Harley-Davidson’ initiative and the introduction of 100 new models during the decade ending 2027. A comprehensive review of this latest HD offering is scheduled for an upcoming issue of…

With latest iteration of BMW's large displacemant adventurer, the 2019 R 1250 GS, gracing the cover of the December 2019 issue of Inside Motorcycles, it seemed like an opportune time to dig into the IM archives and have a look back at Senior Editor Jason Thorpe's thoughts about the 2011…
As cities across Canada grapple with rising populations, the resulting strains on municipal infrastructures are forcing officials to consider alternative and sustainable ways to manage drastic increases in traffic congestion. On its own, the density of traffic is not the problem; it’s the corresponding volume of traffic that causes headaches.…
To many of us, motorcycle road racer Jonathan Finn is living the dream. Living in Europe and competing on racetracks that have played host to the best racers in the world, it can hard not to be a little envious. Add in the fact that he is only 16 years…

For nearly 50 years, the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council (MMIC) has been representing the interests of participants in the Canadian motorcycle industry including manufacturers, retailers and riders. Looking to gain some additional insight into the organization and latest trends in the industry, Inside Motorcycles reached out to MMIC Director…
The summer of 2019 was a busy time at Harley-Davidson Canada. In addition to holding demo ride events at dealerships across the country and preparing for the launch of their 2020 lineup, which includes the all-new electric-powered LiveWire, the team at Harley-Davidson Canada received a Managing Director. The individual now…

The Italian family-run Tuscany-based Beta Motorcycles has released their 2020 RR enduro bike range and there is a plethora of features to be excited about. The 2020 enduro range is comprised of eight models, four two-strokes (125/200/250/300 cc) and four four-strokes (350/390/430/480 cc). During the press launch, the Beta marketing…
Inside Motorcycles kicked off the week with a trip to Portland, OR to attend the global press launch of the all-new 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire. As the most significant milestone to date in the brand’s “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” initiative as well as the far-reaching implications of an electric motorcycle produced…
Anytime that you have a chance to cross an item off your bucket list is a good day. So when Ducati called with an invitation to come test the all-new 2019 Diavel 1260 S in Spain, I immediately starting packing in anticipation of the Spanish roads that I have spent…

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