Montreal Motorcycle Show runs this weekend

And here it is, the last stop of the MMIC motorcycle show circuit. The Montreal Motorcycle Show runs this weekend, Friday-Sunday, at the Palais des congres de Montreal. If you go to the show, you’ll see bikes, lots of bikes, as this is the manufacturer’s event, and almost all the major OEMs are there. You’ll […]

Lightning continues to tease Strike superbike

Lightning continues its cheap-as-free marketing campaign for the Strike superbike, with new details on the bike revealed. Here’s what we can tell from the latest teaser photo, above: the bike will have proper Ohlins suspension, unlike the budget-minded components seen so often on electric motorcycles. The frame and swingarm appear to be possibly CNC-machined, although […]

Vote for Canada in Harley-Davidson’s Battle of the Kings

Canadian dealers are joining Battle of the Kings for the first time. Battle of the Kings is Harley-Davidson’s in-house international custom build-off competition. Canadians haven’t competed before, but this year, we have 21 bikes headed to the competition. It’ll be an uphill battle, with more than 350 dealers from 30 countries submitting their machines. The […]

Shoei smart helmet confirmed for production, says mag

According to Japan Today magazine, the recently-unveiled Shoei smart helmet is headed for production. The smart helmet, called the IT-HT, was unveiled last month at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show. At that point it was just a concept, showing off the capabilities of helmetmaker Shoei as well as automotive electronics manufacturer NS West, who […]

Toronto Motorcycle Show runs this weekend

After the flap of Valentine’s Day is over, remember that you can look forward to the Toronto Motorcycle Show this weekend, running Friday-Sunday at the Enercare Centre. This week is the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) show, which means almost all the motorcycle manufacturers are there with shiny displays, and fewer vendors selling things […]

KTM Adventure Rally details announced

KTM North America has released more details for its Canadian adventure bike rally. This year, the KTM Adventure Rally Canada will run Sept. 26-28 at the Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC, just above the US border. Once again, the rally is open to all motorcycle brands, but your bike has to be over 600 […]

John Harold Haynes, the man behind Haynes manuals, has died

John  Harold Haynes, the man who created the first Haynes manual for home mechanics and ultimately founded a DIY publishing empire, has died. Almost any handy motorcyclist is familiar with Haynes, even if they don’t own one of his manuals. Most common models from the 1970s through the early 2000s had a matching Haynes manual published, […]

The Triumph Daytona 765 TFC is coming, says the rumour mill

According to the latest Internet buzz, Triumph is indeed planning to put its 765 cc triple into a Daytona for paying customers. When Triumph announced it would be providing 765 cc three-cylinder engines to Moto2, the questions began: How long until we see that engine in a street bike? The Daytona, when it disappeared from […]

Shop Tour: Jammer Cafe and Urban Garage

Over a dozen motorcycles lined up along West 8th Avenue in Vancouver for the launch party of Jammer Cafe and Urban Garage on January 26th. The hybrid business opened its cafe and brewhouse in October 2018, but celebrated the official…