Kawasaki Versys 1000: Street-friendly ADV machine gets upgrades

The Kawasaki Versys 1000 and Versys 1000 SE are getting some significant upgrades for 2019, making them more technologically advanced and, in theory, easier to ride. On a base level, the machines are much the same as before, with the same 1043 cc inline four motor putting out 120 hp at 9,000 rpm and 75 […]

2019 BMW C400 GT: Middleweight maxi-scooter touring

Last year, BMW announced it was bringing the C400 X to Canada. Now, it’s also going to bring a touring version of that middleweight to our market, the new 2019 C400 GT. The C400 GT is powered by BMW’s liquid-cooled 350 cc single cylinder, same as found in the C400 X, with 34 hp at […]

As expected, here’s your BMW F850 GS Adventure

When the new F850 GS was revealed last year, everyone know it was just a matter of time until we saw a ruggedized, adventurized version, and here it is: the 2019 BMW F850 GS Adventure. As with past Adventure models, this is, at its core, an F850 GS, but with beefier suspension, bigger windshield, more […]

2019 BMW R1250 R is the new flat twin standard

BMW’s known for adventure bikes and touring bikes, so it’s easy to forget the company also makes standards as well. Maybe the new 2019 BMW R1250 R will help remind some buyers that not all Beemers are long-legged mile-eaters—they make great city-oriented machines as well. As the name suggests, the R1250 R utilizes BMW’s new […]

Yamaha Niken GT photo gallery: 31 photos of the new tourer

We just told you about Yamaha’s new Niken GT, and we told you it’s apparently coming to Canada. Now, we’ve got a load of photos of the exotic touring machine for you as well. As we said earlier, we don’t have a price or arrival date for this machine yet, but it does seem it’s […]

You probably can’t buy the Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the R1 (that makes us feel reallllll old), Yamaha has announced the special-edition YZF-R1 GYTR. How special is it? So special that you probably won’t ever see one in real life, let alone buy one, as only 20 of these bikes will be made. And, the machines are track-only, […]

Niken goes sport touring: Here’s the Yamaha Niken GT

When Yamaha announced the Niken leaning three-wheeler, many wondered how long it would be until a sport touring version debuted. Wonder no longer: the Niken GT is here. The Niken GT is a touring-friendly, but there’s more to this machine than just a set of semi-hard saddlebags tacked on. Yamaha also added several other bits […]

You’ll have to wait for the Yamaha Tenere 700

The much anticipated Yamaha Tenere 700 aka the T7, debuted at EICMA today, with all the specs announced and also a Canadian release date. Good news, you have more time to save up your money: it won’t be sold in Canada until the fall of 2020. The version unveiled at EICMA was for the Euro […]

Moto Guzzi V85 TT details announced

One of the hottest bikes on last year’s show circuit was Moto Guzzi’s V85 TT, a retro adventure bike. When unveiled last year, the photos looked good but details were sparse. Now, we have more information on the machine, which will be unveiled at EICMA tomorrow. First up, that engine is a new design, but […]

Ducati announces Monster 821 Stealth for 2019

There’s a new Monster in town, with Ducati announcing the Monster 821 Stealth. The Stealth is powered by the same liquid-cooled L-twin the rest of the 821-series Monsters, which makes around 111 hp at 9,250 rpm and 66 lb-ft of torque at 7,750 rpm, depending who you ask. The frame is the same steel trellis […]

MV Agusta Brutale Serie Oro is the ultimate naked

Last week, MV Agusta announced it was going to introduce the fastest, more powerful naked bike ever built. Now we have more details on that machine. The MV Agusta Brutale Serie Oro is supposed to make 205 hp in stock trim, and around 209 hp with race parts installed (which are probably not street-legal, technically […]

Ducati V4 is “the ultimate road-legal Ducati race bike”

As promised, Ducati has unveiled its new homologation special superbike, the Panigale V4 R, and it’s a step up from the manufacturer’s previous road-legal racebike. The original Panigale V4 was launched at EICMA last year, bringing Ducati into a bold new V4-powered future—but a future with no World Superbike participation, unless Ducati made some changes […]

Ducati Multistrada 950 S is here

Last year, Ducati put its liquid-cooled 937 cc V-twin Testastretta engine into a Multistrada chassis, and the Ducati Multistrada 950 was the result: Now, we also have the Ducati Multistrada 950 S. Like the standard bike, the Multistrada 950 S has the Testastretta engine, putting out 113 hp at 9,000 rpm in this machine, and […]

Updated Ducati Diavel 1260, Diavel 1260 S announced

The long-expected Ducati Diavel 1260 update is here. The XDiavel has already had the 1262 Testastretta motor, but now it is available in the standard Diavel model as well, along with an updated chassis. The 1260 engine, of course, has variable valve timing and makes 159 hp at 9,500 rpm and 95 lb-ft of torque […]

Behold the new Ducati Hypermotard 950 (and the Hypermotard 950 SP)

As expected, Ducati has updated its big bore supermoto lineup, with new Hypermotard 950 (pictured above) and Hypermotard 950 SP models (pictured below). The base Hypermotard 950 benefits from a revised 937 cc Testastretta L-twin, making 114 hp at 9,000 rpm and 70 lb-ft of torque, which is mostly available low in the rev range […]

Big bucks, new bikes for MV Agusta

It’s a big day for MV Agusta. The Italian manufacturer has announced a new naked bike with 212 hp, confirmed other projects are underway, and also says it’s raised €40 million in funding from investors and appointed a new CEO. First news first: That hot new naked bike is the latest version of the MV Agusta […]

Yamaha recall

Recall #: 2018567 (Manufacturer recall # M18-040)Models Involved: 2012-2013 Yamaha XTZ1200 Super Tenere Number of Vehicles: 475Problem: On certain motorcycles, the wiring leading to the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) could become corroded and the ECU could receive incorrect signals. This may cause the engine speed not to return to idle when the throttle is released.Correction: Dealers will install new […]

Giant Loop to self-distribute in Canada

Soft luggage manufacturer Giant Loop is moving to self-distribution in Canada. One of the best-known players in North America’s aftermarket soft luggage manufacturers, Giant Loop makes saddlebags, tankbags and other luggage and accessories aimed at the dual sport/adventure bike market, and has also moved into snowmobiles in recent years. Although they have products for all […]

Vancouver gets new moto-coffee hangout

Photo: Facebook Combined coffee shops and motorcycle hangouts are big parts of bike culture in other countries (see also: See See Motorcycles, in Portland, Oregon). Here in Canada, they’ve been less of a feature of the motorcycle scene, but a new Vancouver hangout might be about to change that. Daily Hive reports Jammer Cafe Motors, […]

Harley-Davidson Livewire will debut at EICMA

The production-ready Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle will debut at next week’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. We’ve already seen the Livewire in concept form at Canadian motorcycle shows, and we even saw the production-ready form break cover in September. Harley-Davidson says the  electric bike is intended to be on the market in 2019. It’s unusual […]

Stolen helmet results in pepper spray assault in BC

Here’s a weird one that isn’t your everyday Canadian rider’s experience. Chris Pelech of White Rock, BC, was out for a nice season-ending ride with his wife on Oct. 21 when they decided to go for lunch at a Maple Ridge bistro. All fine and dandy, until Pelech looked out while drinking his coffee and […]

Annnnnd here are your Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC and 1200 XE

Triumph has introduced two new retro off-roaders, the Scrambler 1200 XC and the Scrambler 1200 XE (pictured above). These bikes follow in the pattern of the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled by taking a retro-styled platform and adding more serious potential for the dirt. The XE in particular has an off-piste focus, while the XC is […]