Showroom Showdown: Getting Naked

Although they don’t get the attention of their high-dollar Euro cousins, the 650-class Japanese naked bikes (Honda CB650R, Suzuki SV650, Kawasaki Z650, Yamaha MT-07) are worth a look for the budget-minded rider. Source

2019 Dakar: Stage 10

Photo: Marcelo Maragni/Red Bull Content Pool It’s all over, and once again, the Dakar Rally ends with an all-KTM podium, with Toby Price giving KTM its 18th straight win. On the final stage, Price pulled out all the stops, despite his broken wrist, winning the stage and taking home his second Dakar title. Teammate Matthias […]

Dakar 2019: Stage 8

Every year at Dakar in recent history, there’s been a day that was just absolutely disastrous for Honda. And despite the loss of factory riders Paulo Goncalves and Joan Barreda, today was the biggest disaster of all for Honda, when Ricky Brabec’s bike self-destructed, just like it did last year. It’s unclear exactly what happened […]

Find of the Month: 2014 Ural Gear-Up

Welcome back to the Find of the Month, where we share some of the cool bikes we find for sale on autoTRADER.ca. This month, we’re checking out a  2014 Ural Gear-Up for sale in Penticton, BC. Winter got you down? Yeah, us too. Not all of us spend our winters jetting around to spiffy European press […]

Dakar 2019: Stage 7

It was a shorter day of racing today, with only 387 km to cover between the special and the transit section. But, the navigation was tricky, and while KTM’s Sam Sunderland was the winner, Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) almost caught a huge break. Van Beveren’s moment came in the dunes, when he caught up to […]

Ride North Moto raises money via ice road

Photo: Andy Dawson/Are You Social Are mid-summer charity rides boring to you, but you want to raise money for a good cause? Maybe you should head out to Alberta, and hook up with Ride North Moto. According to the group’s website, Ride North Moto is made up of riders who “hope to promote healthy living and […]

The Vancouver Motorcycle Show Rolls into Town

The Vancouver Motorcycle Show is back for its annual three-day bike unveiling at the Tradex in Abbotsford. From January 18-20, 2019, gearheads will be able to get their fix and find the newest models of motorcycles, accessories and technology featured…

2019 Dakar: Stage 6

It was the longest stage of the 2019 Dakar today, 838 km in total, with Husqvarna factory rider Pablo Quintanilla the winner on the day, followed by Kevin Benavides (Honda) and Matthias Walkner (KTM). It’s good news for all three; Quintanilla has been the man to beat in the FIM’s Cross Country Rally series for […]

Dakar 2019: Stage 5

Considering it was the second day of the first marathon stage, the day opened easily enough. There were no tales of madness from the bivouac, no engine swaps or other crazed bodge jobs. The only interesting tidbit we heard was 22nd-place Ross Branch, a rookie rider on one of the many smaller teams running KTMs, […]

Dakar 2019: Stage 4

The day’s racing started with a long, long list of withdrawals from Stage 3, and Yamaha’s Xavier de Soultrait opening the track for the first time in his Dakar career, although it was Honda’s Ricky Brabec who won the day. Although Honda’s loss of Joan Barreda got all the press yesterday, Yamaha’s factory team might […]

Shoei, NS West unveil IT-HT smart helmet concept

Shoei and automotive electronics manufacturer NS West have introduced a new helmet at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show with smart technology, including a heads-up display. We’ve seen considerable development in the smart helmet market in the past few years, but very little advancement from established, respected helmet makers. Schuberth has been toiling away on […]

Dakar 2019: Stage 3

There’s always a day at the Dakar Rally that turns the standings on end, and today, only three stages in, we saw that happen, out of nowhere. In the words of Ron Burgundy: At the start of the day, we saw Joan Barreda (Honda) in the lead of the standings, followed closely by KTM’s Matthias […]

SBS now sells clutch kits

SBS, long known for its aftermarket braking components, has moved into the clutch market. The Denmark-based manufacturer now sells standard and upgrade clutch friction plates and steel plates for wet clutches, as well as standard and upgraded components for dry clutches. According to the company’s press release (see below), SBS is selling components for both […]

Harley-Davidson announces Livewire price, specs

Harley-Davidson has announced some specs and Canadian pricing for its upcoming LiveWire electric motorcycle. Harley-Davidson first debuted its Livewire electric concept all the way back in 2014, taking early functioning prototypes to dealers across North America to gauge customer interest. Last summer, the Motor Company confirmed it would sell the Livewire in 2019, and today, […]

The Dakar Rally will start in earnest tomorrow

Despite organizers claiming all through 2018 that this year’s Dakar Rally would start in January 6, the racing will really start tomorrow, on January 8. This year’s race takes place entirely in the country of Peru; it ends on January 17, and will cover 5,000 km. About 3,000 km of the race will be in […]

The Zero SR/F is coming, whatever that means

According to this YouTube teaser, electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero is planning to introduce a new motorcycle on February 25. And, that’s all we know. No specs. No price. Nothing but a peek at the headlight, which does appear to be much different from anything Zero currently sells. There has been talk of a Zero sportbike  […]

Calgary, Toronto kick off motorcycle show season this weekend

This weekend, the Canadian motorcycle show season gets underway with events in Calgary and Toronto. In Calgary, it’s the first of the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council shows; the MMIC shows are the official face of the industry, which means almost all the manufacturers will be there. It runs Friday-Sunday at Stampede Park’s BMO Centre. […]

Bob Einstein, aka Super Dave Osborne, has died

Bob Einstein, the actor famous for the role of stunt rider parody Super Dave Osborne, has died. Einstein, born in 1942 in California, held many roles over his career—writer, producer, and actor in many shows and movies. But to Canadians, he will always be remembered for his role as Super Dave Osborne, a parody of […]

Registration opens for Fundy Adventure Rally

Registration has opened for the 2019 Fundy Adventure Rally. At this point, Earlybird registration prices are in effect—the first to sign up get a $275 (plus HST) price for the captain and $235 (plus HST) price for team members. Head over to Eventbrite if you’re looking to sign up now, or if you want more details […]