First rides! Yamaha R1, R1M, R3, FJ-09

Yamaha has been on a roll of late with a wide variety of strong new models. The trend continues for 2015.

Monday, 16 March 2015 13:46


"Sport Bike for the Girls" custom Kawasaki Ninja 650 project

My wife Marti has been watching all the bike and sled projects being built around here for the past 25 years. She actually learned to ride on one of my old race bikes back in the 80s, in a shopping mall parking lot on a Sunday. For the past 15 yrs Marti’s been riding around on a tricked out ’99 Fatboy, last of the EVOs, that I leaned on for her.

One day this past August, Marti turned to me and said, “I want a pink sportbike, with a matching pink outfit.” 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:40


Flat Track Canada Welland Round 4

Friday, 14 November 2014 16:14


Dual Sport Plus celebrates new era with grand opening

Dual Sport Plus owner Rob Long, General Manager Clint MacBride and their friendly staff welcomed hundreds of adventure enthusiasts to the new location at 581 West Street in Brantford, ON on November 8 for an open house to celebrate the next era of Dual Sport Plus. Former owners Les Clarke and Catharine St. Denis took a break from their No Agenda World Tour, flying up from Arizona to greet new and former customers. Industry stalwarts present included Larry Bastedo, Warren Milner, BMW’s Chris Duff, Honda’s Kim Moore and several others.

Saturday, 15 November 2014 14:14


Touring Essentials blog: Keeping your cool

When the temperature rises, it is important to avoid overheating and dehydration. A recent group ride took a nasty turn when one of the fellows passed out at 110 km/h. I was out in front and didn’t see the calamity, but the riders who were at the tail of the group said it was one of the most distressing things they had ever seen. After a battery of tests, it was deemed that the rider had simply lost consciousness due to dehydration. Luckily, besides getting to go shopping in a few months to replace his two-month old Triumph Trophy, he only suffered a broken arm.

Thursday, 17 July 2014 15:42


Inside Interview with MotoGP's Colin Edwards, Part II

In Part II of our interview with MotoGP star Colin Edwards, he talks about his team, his son, the Texas Tornado Boot Camp and the people that have helped him along in his career.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 15:18


July issue of Inside Motorcycles ON SALE NOW!

Cruisers, touring in the US, vintage racing Nortons, the new Yamaha FZ-07, and the Rally of 5,000 Curves. Got your interest? Then you're going to love the July issue of Inside Motorcycles, currently arriving in mailboxes and on newsstands at Chapters, Indigo, Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and more.

Monday, 16 June 2014 12:42


Inside Interview: Exclusive with Colin Edwards

Resident MotoGP junkie and photographer formidable Les Kalman sat down with renowned American racing ace Colin Edwards in Austin, TX at the Grand Prix of the Americas in April, his home race where he announced his retirement from road racing. In the interview, which is posted in two parts (watch for Part II next week), Kalman gets Edwards to talk about retirement, being flicked to the moon, and the struggles of being part of a CRT/Open team.

Friday, 06 June 2014 15:23


Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship Official Program now available - free download

Ahead of this weekend's opening round of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Shannonville Motorsport Park, the Official Series Program is now available online for free. Get caught up on what to expect as the country's best racers take to the stage in Mopar Pro Superbike, Hindle Pro Sport Bike, Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike, Bell Helmets Amateur Sport Bike and the Honda CBR250R Cup Series.

Thursday, 05 June 2014 12:13


Touring Essentials blog: LOOK OUT!

In his latest Touring Essentials blog installment, R. Bruce Thomas talks about rider vision, citing lessons learned during his first ride of the year a few weeks ago - lessons that can apply to all motorcyclists and road users to minimize safety risks all year long.

Friday, 16 May 2014 10:05


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