Feature Stories

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…
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…

It’s been seven years since I’ve hopped across the pond to ride motorcycles, and in those seven years a lot has changed. Getting the call to take part in the 2020 BMW S 1000 RR media launch for Inside Motorcycles was an honour, and an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.…
There is no doubt that winter is here. Regardless of where you live in Canada, one look out the window is the only encouragement required to stay indoors and focus on memories of your favourite warm weather riding destination. As the result of a perfectly-timed invitation from Harley-Davidson Canada, I…
Inside Motorcycles just got back from the media press launch for the two newest middle class adventure bikes from BMW Motorrad and thought we’d give our digital followers a sneak peek at our first impressions of the new entry level and mid level BMW adventure machines. You can read the…

Every fall, Milan, Italy provides the backdrop for the unveiling of the latest and greatest innovations from the motorcycle industry. When KTM rolled the production model of the 790 Duke onto EICMA’s world stage in November 2017, fans of naked bikes stood up and paid attention. Now, almost a full…
As I circulate the fast, long sweeping turns of the Blue Ridge Parkway at speeds that shall not be named for risk of incriminating myself, I smirk as I realize that I’m on a bagger not a sport bike. Simply put, you can corner with confidence at the same speed…
Kawasaki has given the Versys-X 300 somewhat of an identity crisis. The all-new 2017 model is positioned as a street bike, and is listed as such on Kawasaki’s Canadian website. But then there are the dirt-leaning dual sport looks, and the marketing imagery of the bike being ridden in the…

For the international launch of its fresh, youthful 2017 Rebel 300 and 500 models, Honda chose the oceanfront neighbourhood of Venice Beach, California. The vibrant location, what with its trendy restaurants, cafés and free-spirited community, served as the perfect backdrop for the exciting new Rebel series.
The 2017 racing season gets fully underway this weekend under the lights, in the desert at the Losail Circuit in Qatar, at the first of 18 scheduled MotoGP rounds. After a crazy 2016 season with an unprecedented nine race winners, attention at the top tier of motorcycle racing is steadily…

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