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 […]

Honda celebrates 50 years in Canada

Honda is celebrating 50 years of sales in the Canadian market, as of 2019. Honda first entered the Canadian market in 1969 with its motorcycle and power tool lineup. It sells lots of other stuff here now (cars, ATVs, marine outboards) and even has manufactured cars in our country for many years, hitting the eight-million-manufactured […]

Leatt launches mil-spec riding goggles

Leatt, the company best-known for its neck braces aimed at the off-road riding market, has just launched a new range of mil-spec riding goggles. The Velocity 6.5 range of goggles are built to meet the US military’s MIL-DTL-43511D ballistic impact standard, meaning they might not shrug off high-velocity rifle rounds, but they’re certainly capable of deflecting […]

Husqvarna offering Rekluse semi-auto clutch on Vitpilen 401, Svartpilen 401

Husqvarna is offering semi-automatic clutch upgrades for Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 motorcycles. The semi-auto clutch is courtesy of a Rekluse Radius X Centrifugal Clutch Kit. If you’ve ridden a Honda three-wheeler ATC from the early ’80s, you’re probably familiar with some variation of this setup. On the Husky’s Rekluse setup, the rider still has […]

Help Motorcycle Man finish post-production

Haven’t you always wanted to be like one of the Medici family? We wouldn’t recommend all the murder and financial chicanery, but if you fancy being a patron of the arts, now is your time to shine—you can help Motorcycle Man finish post-production. Motorcycle Man is a short documentary film telling the story of Dave […]

Erik Buell is back, with Fuell electric motorcycle company

Erik Buell is back at work in the motorcycle industry; now he’s with an electric motorcycle company that calls itself Fuell. In case you somehow don’t know who Erik Buell is, here’s the short version: In the 1980s, Buell started making sportbikes built around Harley-Davidson engines, eventually founding a Harley-Davidson subsidiary that bore his name, […]

Harley-Davidson announces LiveWire details, StayCyc purchase

Harley-Davidson has announced some more details on the upcoming LiveWire electric motorcycle, as well as the purchase of an EV company that’s aimed at young riders. According to today’s press release, the LiveWire will do 0-60 mph in 3 seconds, and 60 mph to 80 mph in 1.9 seconds. The production bike will have 225 […]

Harley-Davidson announces Electra Glide Standard

Just ahead of Daytona Bike Week, Harley-Davidson has announced the new Electra Glide Standard touring bike. The Electra Glide brand is old-school Harley-Davidson heritage, going all the way back to 1965, when Harley-Davidson replaced its famous Panhead with the new electric-start model. The new machine holds little similarity to the model from ’65; it’s powered […]

Zero SR/F brings mainstream battery bikes forward

The much-teased Zero SR/F has debuted, and what do we get? Proper 17-inch wheels and an electric motor that puts out a claimed 110 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. Sounds like a hot machine, and indeed it most likely will be, as that electric motor is air-cooled. Wot, no liquid cooling? Apparently Zero still wants […]

Mad Bastard Scooter Rally registration opens

It’s March, and that means registration has opened for the 2019 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally. The 2019 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally will be the final running of this classic Canadian two-wheeled event, as organizers BECO Motors are no longer importing Kymco scooters into Canada. That means Kymco isn’t the event’s official sponsor, and as we […]

Moto Guzzi to sell Racer edition of V7 III

Moto Guzzi will sell a sportier version of its V7 III naked bike this summer, called the V7 III Racer. It will still be naked – there aren’t any sporty Guzzis with fairings these days – but will have clip-on handlebars, rear-set footpegs, a rear seat cover, and upgraded, adjustable Ohlins shock absorbers. There’s special […]

New Roadmaster Elite is most expensive production Indian yet

Got $44,499 burning a hole in your pocket? If you can cover the tax as well (and remember, plenty of people can), Indian’s got the touring bike for you. The 2019 Roadmaster Elite takes the regular Roadmaster (a measly $35,999) and adds stuff like an upgraded 600-watt PowerBand Audio Plus system, leather passenger armrests, billet […]

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 […]