In the May/June issue of Inside Motorcycles (Vol. 15 Issue 03), we welcome the summer with a bright, colourful cover that beckons you to get out and ride! African touring adventures, a full slate of racing season previews, charity ride schedules, a West Coast Harley trip to Montana, a look at the new 2012 MotoGP bikes, and tributes to two special members of the motorcycling family we’ve recently lost. All of this and a lot more…
The cover story follows feature contributor Paul Trethewey as he tours South Africa and Lesotho with some friends, riding some dangerous and thrilling roads and trails and catching some absolutely breathtaking scenery.
We look back on the life of a motorcycling icon as Bob Szoke profiles the late Ivan Mavrinac of IM Leathers… Western Front columnist Patrick Lambie opines on the 299km/h Yamaha R1 rider that made national headlines last month…Costa Mouzouris rides the exciting and well-priced Ducati Streetfighter 848. He raves, “It handles winding roads with a poise usually found on bikes donning number plates and race slicks.” On the other end of the spectrum, he also writes about BMW’s new Maxi-Scooters, which are coming to Canada later this summer…Rapid Classics writer Graham Clayton brings us back to Daytona 1954 and BSA’s dominant sweep… Andrew Trevitt talks about the new MotoGP bikes in detail… Darren James is our ‘Canadian Watch’ posterboy this month thanks to a superb showing so far in AMA competition… And our veteran Senior Editors Costa Mouzouris and Colin Fraser both talk about Brett McCormick’s setback in World Superbike and the anticipation of his return. We even have a McCormick “Photo Extra” that fans can cut out and put on the wall in the shop.
On top of all this, we’ve got racing previews and season schedules for every form of racing in Canada! If you’re a race fan, pick up a copy of this issue (or subscribe today!) and hold onto it – that way you’ll know who’s racing in your neck of the woods every weekend!
– Graeme Jones