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 […]

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 […]