More Indian FTR1200 models coming

It’s a non-shocker, but the latest from the online moto-spies has Indian planning to release more machines based around its FTR1200 platform, as well as a new touring bike. Motorbike Writer has published a snap of a dealer brochure that appear to tip an upcoming adventure bike and streetfighter using the FTR1200’s V-twin (1203 cc […]

Spied! Kawasaki electric bike with removable battery

Although Kawasaki hasn’t released an electric prototype to the public yet, Team Green has been busily working on all sorts of EV tech behind the scenes. NDTV has dug up patent images show an important step in that process: an electric Kawi with swappable battery. The machine in the patent drawings is a full-sized motorcycle, […]

Today, you can pre-order the Harley-Davidson LiveWire

Harley-Davidson has opened Canadian pre-ordering for its LiveWire electric motorcycle. The LiveWire is the bike of the future for Harley-Davidson, with claimed 0-110 km/h performance in 3 seconds, 225 km of city riding range, and a 1-hour recharge if you’re using fast-charge technology. Brake systems, suspension and electronic rider safety equipment are all made from […]

Harley-Davidson inks new deal with Wisconsin workers

Harley-Davidson has signed a new contract with the workers at its Menomonee Falls and Tomahawk plants. Harley-Davidson saw its existing contract with those workers expire on April 1, although the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that deal was extended to April 14 to give union leaders and company execs a chance to work out a deal. According […]

Kawasaki working on radar-enabled safety systems

Kawasaki continues to push its on-bike AI systems forward with news of a new radar-enabled safety system. Several media outlets have details on the new safety system, which came to light when a patent application was discovered. Supposedly, the Kawasaki design has front-facing and rear-facing radar. The front-facing radar is integrated to the bike’s ABS […]

Zaps, not braps! Here’s the Honda electric MX bike in action

Last month, Honda had an electric dirt bike on display at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, and now we’ve got video of that bike in action. The prototype on display at Tokyo looked basically identical to a machine from Honda’s skunk works partner Mugen. Mugen originally displayed its bike a couple of years back, and this […]

BC municipality asking province to toughen motorcycle licence laws

This spring, a BC municipality and the CoreySafe advocacy group are once again pressuring provincial officials to toughen motorcycle licencing rules. According to CBC, the District of Kitimat is working with CoreySafe, a non-profit group that’s trying to improve motorcycle safety. Coreysafe was founded by Denise Lodge in the aftermath of her son Corey’s death […]

Essence Motorcycles builds a torque monster

Got torque? You might think your motorcycle has stump-pulling torque, but chances are it has nothing on the Version Survoltee of the E-Raw from Essence Motorcycles. Essence Motorcycles is based in Lyons, France, and before this week, we’d never heard of them. Although many of the major North American players have been pushed out of the […]

Dakar Rally confirms move to Saudi Arabia

Ten days after the rumour first got out, the Dakar’s organizers have confirmed the gossip: the rally is heading to Saudi Arabia. The move comes after the rally appeared to be running out of steam in South America, after 10 years there. The race’s origins are, of course, in the epic Paris-to-Dakar route, which ran […]

Spied! Indian is working on a new liquid-cooled touring bike

Rumour has it Indian is working on a new liquid-cooled touring bike, and spy shots seem to back up that idea. There are two separate sets of images which seem to tip details on a new Indian touring bike. First, there is a set of patent drawings published on Motorcycle.com, which show a liquid-cooled big-bore […]

UK police, signage manufacturer collaborate on device to battle texting drivers

Two UK police departments are collaborating with a transportation specialist to develop a device that will detect motorists using their cellphones while driving, and send them a warning that tells them to stop. Obviously, the device isn’t aimed at motorcyclists, who are usually too busy handling clutch, throttle and brakes to be diddling about on […]

Cardo, JBL team up to build comm unit upgrade

Cardo and speaker manufacturer JBL have teamed up to build an upgrade kit for motorcycle comm units that should improve on the infamously crappy sound that comes from most in-helmet systems. Over past years, we’ve tested several different helmet communicator systems from Cardo, Sena and Uclear. While they’ve all had their place, making in-town communications […]

Ontario motorcyclist gets 90 days in jail for speeding

A high-profile speeding case from last spring has finally worked its way through the Ontario courts, and the offending rider is paying big time, with jail time. The incident occurred in May, when a motorcyclist was apprehended after leading police on a high-speed chase along Queen Elizabeth Way. The rider hit speeds of more than […]

Do you know who you’re voting for?

Motorcyclists votes matter!  The 42nd British Columbia general election will be held on or before October 16, 2021, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Sure we still a have awhile to go but, lets start by making our voices heard now! Find and contact your MLA here and […]

27th Annual MLA Ride – April 29,2019

Join us in promoting May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Come out and speak with those in government who have the power to help making motorcycling in BC the best in Canada. Motorcyclists vote and our votes matter!  April 29,2019 Speakers from the Ministry of Transportation, ICBC and Drop it and Drive.

Honda displays electric dirt bike prototype

Honda is giving a strong hint towards its future by displaying an electric off-road motorcycle at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. At this point, we have no technical details on the bike. Battery range, motor output, weight, suspension travel and all the other numbers that matter to off-roaders remain a mystery. There’s a full-sized aluminum twin-spar […]

BC woman gets 14 days in jail for causing fiery crash

A woman from British Columbia has received a 14-day jail sentence for causing a crash that sent a motorcyclist to hospital for months. The Revelstoke Review reports 47-year-old Shelley Hanson caused a motorcycle crash on Highway 3, near Hedley, BC, back in June 2017. Hanson pulled out in front of a motorcycle, which resulted in […]

Husqvarna 701 Svartpilen available soon

The much-teased Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 is soon going to be available in Canada. The Svartpilen 701 is the descendant of the Svartpilen 401. We saw our first glimpses of the 701 version all the way back in the spring of 2017, and it was confirmed for production last fall. In just a few days, you’ll […]

Rumour: KTM working on 890 cc parallel twin

KTM may have just introduced its 790 parallel twin platform, but there are already rumours of an 890 cc version coming soon. The 799 cc engine made its official market debut at the 2017 EICMA show, in time for the 2018 riding season. Here in Canada, we’ll see the 790 Duke and 790 Adventure models […]

Amazon plans cooperation with dealerships: report

Amazon is supposedly about to launch a new program that melds Internet retail with established dealerships, making it easier for customers to install their parts purchased online. According to a bit on Youmotorcycle.com, Amazon is just days away from rolling out a new plan that will allow customers to have online parts purchases shipped to […]

Racing Roundup: Canadians tearing up Florida

Photo: Shane Scott/Facebook There’s still lots of snow on the ground in much of Canada, but Canucks were busy racing last week, mostly across Florida but also in George. Here’s how the week went: Alberta’s Mike Scott was back in action in NHRA’s Top Fuel Harley class at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida over the […]

KTM recall

Recall #: 2019081Models Involved: 2015-2016 KTM Super Adventure 1290 Number of Vehicles: 278Problem: On certain motorcycles, a manufacturing defect could cause the fuel tank to leak.Correction: Owners will be instructed to take their motorcycle to a dealer to have the fuel tank inspected. If a fuel leak is found, the tank will be replaced. If no leak is present, […]

Royal Enfield hints at new scrambler model

Even though it already has the Himalayan 401 adventure bike in the lineup, Royal Enfield is hinting it’s getting back into the dual-purpose motorcycle segment with a new model. The buzz comes after Royal Enfield released images on social media showing a classic-styled bike in the middle of crossing a river. There was a promise […]

Dakar Rally appoints new director

The times, they are a’changin’ at the Dakar Rally, with news that longtime director Etienne Lavigne is out, replaced by David Castera. Castera isn’t a household name, but longtime Dakar fans should remember him, as he was a solid competitor at Dakar in the motorcycle class. More recently, he was involved with the car class […]