Gossip: Indian is developing a model called the “Raven”

Those mad Internet sleuths over at Motorcycle.com have dug up an interesting tidbit from a trademark application, hinting Indian is working on a new model called the Raven. The application was filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office; in theory, we’ll see a similar filing soon in North America. The application was only for […]

CSBK announces 2019 schedule

The Canadian Superbike series has announced its 2019 schedule, and for now, there are no big surprises. Once again, CSBK opens the season at Shannonville (May 17-19), then visits Grand Bend (June 7-9), then St-Eustache (June 21-23), then Shubenacadie (July 18-21), and ends at Mosport Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (August 9-11). Once again, the Shubie […]

Toronto’s Spring Show offers Christmas ticket deal

The Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show is coming back for its 30th anniversary in 2019, RUNNING aPRIL 6-7 with the old favourite displays back, some changes, and a deal on tickets for Christmas. And, there’s biker poetry. First, the ticket deal: the show is offering $3 off the price of tickets if you buy online now, […]

Smart Classic is a retro take on the battery bike

Most electric motorcycles have fairly modern styling, but California-based Fly Free Smart is going another way with this new model, dubbed the Classic. It’s an interesting blend of old and new. It’s aimed at urban use, with a max speed of 80 km/h from its 3000-watt electric motor. Like most battery bikes, there’s no gearshifter; […]

Reports from US say ‘Busa production to continue

Maybe, reports of the Suzuki Hayabusa’s demise are greatly exaggerated—maybe. Although there are confirmed reports the Suzuki Hayabusa is canceled in Europe due to Euro4 regulations and even no longer for sale in the Japanese domestic market, Suzuki’s American arm says “U.S. market production of the Hayabusa sport motorcycle continues uninterrupted.” Errrr … that’s not quite […]

Find of the Month: 1965 Norton Atlas

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 1965 Norton Atlas for sale in Goderich, Ontario. The year is 1965. The machine, a Norton Atlas, is forged in the dark recesses of a factory in Woolwich, southeast […]

Triumph Scrambler 1200 gets “Inspiration Kits” for further customization

Triumph has announced a pair of “Inspiration Kits” for its recently-launched Scrambler 1200 line, allowing customers to tweak their rides with factory custom parts. Launched in October, the Scrambler 1200 XC and Scrambler 1200 XE apply Triumph’s well-established scrambler formula to the T120 parallel twin platform. These bikes are a bit more offroad-worthy than the […]

Wolfman launches Unrack luggage system, mini tank bag

Wolfman has introduced a new luggage rack that improves over its old Rolie saddlebag mounts. The new Unrack system appears to mostly function the same as the old Rolie mounts (which we reviewed back in 2013). There are two key parts to the design. The first is a harness that straps to the bike’s tail […]

Suzuki Hayabusa is ending production, says Internet gossip

Several Internet moto-news outlets are reporting the Suzuki Hayabusa is in its final days of production. For a while now, there’s been a hot rumour that Suzuki is planning a re-launch of the Hayabusa line, with some sort of turbocharged monstrosity replacing the current 1340 cc hypersport. Suzuki has teased all sorts of patent applications […]

BMW custom project showcases new boxer twin.

Is BMW working on a new flat twin? This interesting project from Custom Works Zon seems to hint that’s the case. This retro-styled machine, named “The Departed,” was built by Yuichi Yoshizawa and Yoshikazu Ueda, appearing at the Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama, Japan. The bike, as a whole, is interesting to look at, but […]

Metzeler introduces new Cruisetec tires for 2019

Photo: Metzeler Metzeler is attempting to improve its cruiser tire offerings by introducing a new line of rubber for 2019. The Cruisetec line of tires is built around a new dual-compound design, aimed at combining both straight-line longevity and cornering ability. Braking is supposed to be improved as well, and transition from lean angles to […]

Triumph Speed Twin returns to lineup for 2019

The 2019 Triumph Speed Twin has been officially unveiled, with less weight than the existing Thruxton cafe racer, although making the same power from the T120-series parallel twin engine. Eighty years after the original Speed Twin was revealed in 1938, the new machine won’t be setting the same sort of benchmarks, as it’s a retro-styled […]

Kawasaki giving away three bikes at the Toronto Motorcycle Show

Kawasaki is giving away a motorcycle again at this winter’s MMIC motorcycle show in Toronto (Feb. 15-17). In fact, it’s giving away three bikes—a Versys-X 300 and two Z125 Pro machines. The Versys-X 300 is being given away on the opening day, Friday, at She Rides Night, and it’s a women-only draw. But the other […]

Made-in-India Jawa is now pre-booking sales

The made-in-India Jawa lineup is pre-booking sales, and buyers will soon be able to ride the machines away from showrooms. These made-in-India machines, built by Mahindra (we talked about that deal here), are interesting in that they’re keeping the old-school lines that typified Jawa over its production run. In fact, these bikes have some of […]

Indian updates Ride Command infotainment system

Indian has updated its Ride Command infotainment system for 2019, announcing the changes today at the New York motorcycle show. It sounds as if the Ride Command system Indian is putting on its motorcycles is very similar to the one announced by Indian’s parent company Polaris for the Slingshot three-wheeler. It offers the same wireless […]

Polaris Slingshot sees tech updates

Photos: Mark Richardson Polaris has updated its Slingshot three-wheeler with an improved infotainment system, including updated mobile device connectivity options. It’s not earth-shattering stuff; the update allows Polaris owners to keep on tap of vehicle maintenance data via mobile app, as well as map a GPS route on desktop and wireless transfer it to the […]

Jarvish shows off new X-Series smart helmets

Jarvish has unveiled its new X-AR and X smart helmets, offering a considerable range of up-to-date tech. Both helmets offer voice control, active noise cancellation, built-in 2K video camera, wireless or wired charging, and integration with voice activated AI (Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, OK Google). There’s no touch-activation, meaning riders won’t have to memorize a […]

Triumph announces 2019 pricing

Triumph has announced Canadian pricing for its 2019 retro and three-cylinder street models. Note that the following MSRPs do not include PDI, freight, taxes or other costs. Pricing for the Street Twin 900 starts at $10,600 for the Jet Black version; Korosi Red and Matte Ironstone paint cost $250 extra. The Bonneville T100 is $11,350 […]

Curtiss tries crowdfunding

Curtiss Motorcycles has turned to crowdfunding to raise funds for development of its newest model. A quick history lesson, in case you aren’t familiar with the backstory: Curtiss was formerly known as Confederate Motorcycles, and was responsible for some of the most far-out made-in-America motorcycles of the past 25 years. Founded in 1991, Confederate built […]

Dates set for 2019 Fundy Adventure Rally

Good news, adventure riders—the Fundy Adventure Rally will return for 2019, once again running in southern New Brunswick. This year’s rally dates are August 15-18, and once again, we’ll see a 500-km main rally route with legs of varying difficulties, as well as a shorter 250-km scavenger hunt route, along with demo rides, presentations and […]

Why doesn’t Tom Cruise wear a motorcycle helmet?

Tom Cruise: He’s starred in a gazillion action films, as well as some watchable stuff. In many of them, he rides a motorcycle. This is because (in case you didn’t know), Tom Cruise likes motorcycles. He Likes Them A Lot. No mystery there. The mystery is, why doesn’t Tom Cruise bother wearing a motorcycle helmet […]

Is BMW about to put the 9cento concept into production?

Earlier this year, when BMW showed off its 9cento concept at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, we wondered how long it would take until it hit production. Now, we’re fairly certain it’s coming soon. This certainty is thanks to spy photographers, who are at it again, shooting what appears to be a BMW F850 sport […]

Harley-Davidson drops some MSRPs, upgrades Touring and Trike models

Harley-Davidson has done some tinkering, adding ABS and sound systems to certain models, and even more muscle. And, the Motor Company has also slashed some prices, and added price protection to other bikes. First up: Harley-Davidson says the Ultra Limited, Ultra Limited Low, Road Glide Ultra, Road King Special, Road Glide Special, Street Glide Special, […]

Here’s a 360-degree rip up Pikes Peak

It’s cold. It’s snowy. It’s winter pretty much everywhere in Canada, and that’s a major bummer, because for a lot of us, it’s a month ahead of schedule. Curse you, polar air masses! So, here’s something to get you through Thursday—a 360º video of what it takes to make it up the Pikes Peak International […]