Brett Hart takes world title at Yamaha Tech GP

Calgary’s Brett Hart is a world champion. Brett Hart, not to be confused with pro wrestler and fellow Calgarian Bret Hart (we’re sure he’s very tired of hearing that), headed to Japan this week for the finals of Yamaha’s in-house competition for wrenchers, the Yamaha World Tech GP. Hart earned the trip by winning the […]

Kawasaki says no 2019 KLR650 for Canada

Earlier this week, we told you about the speculation surrounding Kawasaki’s popular KLR650 dual sport/adventure bike, and said while there’s no confirmation of cancellation, it looks as if the model is done. Now, we have Kawasaki Canada’s official statement, from Brad Goodbody: “I can confirm that model year 2018 will be the final year for […]

The final MV Agusta F4 superbike is here

For a while now, MV Agusta has been saying the current-generation F4 superbike is coming to an end. Now, we have the final model in that line, the limited-edition F4 Claudio. The F4’s roots go all the way back to 1997, and it’s always been regarded as one of the best-looking superbikes in the world, […]

Report: Alta Motors suspends operations

A report from Asphalt & Rubber says electric motorcycle manufacturer Alta Motors has ceased operations as it works out its financial situation. According to A&R, the San Francisco-based company has sent all its staff home as it  attempts to raise funds to further its operations. Alta was in the news earlier this year as it […]

Is the KLR650 canceled? Still no word …

For several weeks now, there’s been a rumour that Kawasaki’s KLR650 has been canceled, but still, there’s no official confirmation. The rumour started when an alleged official internal memo was leaked, saying the KLR650 was going to be discontinued, with 2018 being the last model year. The memo, which was said to be intended for […]

More details on new Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki’s ZX-6R was unveiled last week, with the public getting its first look at Team Green’s new supersport. Now, we’ve got more details on the machine, including a Canadian MSRP. Along with the upgrades mentioned last week (re-tuned engine with quickshifter and new riding modes, new suspension, new brakes, new bodywork and new LED headlights), […]

Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro revealed

Ducati has updated its adventure bike line again, with the new Multistrada 1260 Enduro. The new bike gets the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, with variable valve timing. It’s the same engine that appeared in the Multistrada 1260, but now in a more offroad-friendly package. The new engine supposedly improves the power of the Enduro model considerably, […]

World Superbike moving to three-race format

Photo: World Superbike The World Superbike championship already runs a double-header for its superbike class every race weekend, and next year, there will be a third race added. Up until Sunday, the weekend will look much the same as now, with the first race running on Saturday at 2 PM. But, on Sunday, there will […]

Yamaha R3 upgraded for 2019

Yamaha’s R3 sportbike has been upgraded for 2019, getting several tweaks, but retaining the same frame and motor. The Yamaha R3 gets updated bodywork, looking much more like the R1 superbike, with twin LED headlights, taller windscreen, re-designed fuel tank, and a reduction in wind resistance and offering ram air functionality.  The front fender is […]

Kawasaki reveals updated ZX-6R

As predicted, Kawasaki has announced a revised ZX-6R supersport, and as predicted, the changes are mostly minor. Team Green’s middleweight supersport has basically the same engine for 2019, with some slight tweaks to meet Euro4 emissions standards—supposedly the engine has more torque, but what exactly the changes are, Kawi hasn’t said yet. The frame is […]

Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival announces winners

The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival has announced the winners of this year’s awards. Best Canadian Film went to No Highway, directed by Virgil Laferté, Best Feature Film went to Daniel Greening’s The Unfamiliar Road, which also won the People’s Choice Award (voted on by the viewers). Best Short Narrative went to Stephen Marino’s The Frozen Few. […]

Honda recall

Recall #: 2018501Models Involved: 2018 Honda CRF250L Number of Vehicles: 112Problem: On certain motorcycles, a wiring harness could have been damaged during the assembly process. This could cause various components not to operate, such as the turn signals, headlight, taillight, horn and/or instrument panel.Correction: Dealers will inspect the wiring harness for damage and replace as necessary.

Vespa Electricca finally hits the market

Vespa has finally brought its Electricca scooter to market in Europe, with sales to start mid-November, the same time as the EICMA show. Vespa first showed off its electric scooter at the 2016 EICMA show, but details were slim at the time. We know more now. Vespa says the machine will have a 100-km range, […]

BMW teases new superbike

A few weeks ago, we saw patent drawings surface for a new BMW S1000 RR, but since then, it’s been quiet, with no official news of the new superbike’s arrival. Until now, that is. This video, posted to BMW’s UK Facebook page yesterday, doesn’t show anything, but we get a good listen to what the […]

What’s the perfect police bike?

Forget the standard motorcycle magazine shootouts—we’ve got a new test for you to check out, pitting the seven hottest police bikes against each other. And, instead of overpaid journos, we’ve got lean, mean police officers behind the bars, so you know the results will have no bias. And, if police are going to be involved […]

SWM’s 500 cc models now street-legal in Canada

We’ve got news from Mike Wells at Motorsports Canada that the SWM 500 line has been deemed street-legal by Transport Canada, and the machines will be sale for 2019. Earlier this year, Motosports Canada said it was bringing SWM’s RS500 R offroader and SM500 R supermoto to Canada. While not as well-known as other Euro […]