In this issue:
We test the revamped 2013 Ducati Hypermotard on the streets of Spain and take the sport-minded SP version to the Ascari racetrack, giving Ducati’s dedicated supermoto machine a truly balanced workout. Toni Sharpless implores you to take a two-wheeled vacation to the heart of Mexico, where she found that the dangers being reported on the news were nowhere to be found, replaced instead by wonderful riding roads, quaint towns, gorgeous scenery and amazing people.
We wrap up our 2013 Buyers’ Guides by giving you details on every single sport, streetfighter, supermoto, standard and retro bike available in Canada this year. Warren Thaxter offers up some reading options in his Trail Rider column, while Road Scholar columnist Larry Tate reminds you of the importance of chain maintenance. On The Western Front, Patrick Lambie discusses the plight of the old-school bike shop in the face of rising property costs in western Canada.
On the competition side of things, we sneak in a Daytona 200 race recap including the top 10 finishes of Ben Young and Steve Crevier. Andrew Trevitt talks about the 2013 World Superbikes (the last year for real Superbikes?), Frank Wood highlights Triumph’s return to flat track racing, we profile a couple of father/son teams competing in the Vintage Road Racing Association, and in our She Rides feature, we profile the Southern Ontario Association of Racing’s Formula Femme class, Canada’s biggest all-female road racing class.
All that and more packed into 80 pages of motorcycle goodness – just in time to get you revved up for the riding season!