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Photo gallery: Harley-Davidson Street Rod unveiling in Montreal

Harley-Davidson chose Montreal, QC as the host city for the first public viewing of the just-announced 2017 Street Rod. We brought you the report on the bike already - visit the link below to check that out - but we sent one of our fave photographers, Paolo Pedicelli, to New City Gas in MTL to take in the scene. Enjoy the photos!

Monday, 20 March 2017 16:16 Published in Feature Stories


The Motorcycle Shows - Montreal - Exclusive IM photo gallery!

Inside Motorcycles photographer Paolo Pedicelli snapped some fantastic photos of all the hottest action at the Salon Moto de Montréal, aka The Motorcycle Shows - Montreal, held February 26-28. Enjoy!

Monday, 29 February 2016 12:49 Published in News


Supermoto trends from the 2015 season

This is the time of year supermoto clubs in Canada bid farewell to 2015 and start planning for 2016. We reflect on some of the best times of the season and those standout moments. Supermoto is about the people and not just the cool bikes/quads.

Friday, 09 October 2015 16:05 Published in Supermoto blog with Keith Fowler


Supermoto Blog: Why Am I Hearing More About Supermoto?

Riders such as Dani Pedrosa of MotoGP started their career racing supermoto, and continue to tune their skills riding supermoto in the off-season. High-profile riders such as Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi help validate the reality that skills developed in supermoto are directly related to flat track and road racing success; however, this is not enough to help promote a club like Supermoto Ontario, of which I am the president. In fact, many sport bike riders probably had no idea they could improve their performance by riding supermoto.

You may be hearing about supermoto in Ontario now because there is a club, Supermoto Ontario, promoting the sport we love. Supermoto Ontario is a non-profit club that is helping to promote supermoto racing in Eastern Canada. Other organizations such as Flat Track Canada, RACE, SCORRA, OFTR and SOAR can appreciate the time commitment to get your organization known publicly. Success is based on enthusiasts being involved and reaching out to others for assistance.

Supporters like the North American International Motorcycle Show, Inside Motorcycles and sponsors make it happen. We have been fortunate enough to have sponsors approaching us to team up for successful alliances. EconoPrint, Shannonville Motorsport Park, Toronto Motorsports Park, Mission Cycle, NineOneNine Graphics, Mallette/McLennan Insurance, Lang’s Off-Road and Warp 9 wheels have been behind us, making it possible to have track events. Alliances begin with common ground.

Supermoto Québec and Supermoto Ontario work very close with one another, almost like one club. Relationships are incredibly important for any organization to survive. We have recently seen RACE and SOAR combine their resources to ensure optimal success. I can see this trend happening in other motorsports organizations as well. Quad riders were looking for more thrill on pavement and are now included in our series. This is a classic example of motorsports combining for the benefit of both parties.

70 percent pavement and 30 percent dirt has proved to be a formula to even out lap times for riders of varying backgrounds. The motocross guys kill it on the small jumps, the flat track riders smoke most on the long, flat, sweeping dirt corners, and road racers have a knack for going incredibly fast with confidence around the high-speed paved corners. The unique part of Supermoto is the many motorsport disciplines are all combined into one element, including the fun part of backing it a corner.

Supermoto Ontario has 10 events scheduled for the 2015 season including non-competitive lapping days/evenings and a three-race provincial championship (in addition to the six Canadian National events).

Supermoto is easy to get into; bikes are reasonably priced, MX bikes can be converted, flat track bikes only require adding a front brake, race slicks cost half as much as sport bike race tires and can last numerous events (up to the entire season for a novice rider)… so what is stopping you?

You have heard more about Supermoto because it improves rider skill, confidence, and there is a great bunch promoting it.

- By Keith Fowler, Supermoto Ontario President
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Thursday, 23 April 2015 17:11 Published in Supermoto blog with Keith Fowler


VRRA: Quebec GP recap

In spite of a terrible weather forecast, the faithful racers of the Vintage Road Racing Association headed to Autodrome St-Eustache for the final round of the season on September 7-8. Fortunately, Mother Nature (or the racing gods) chose to bless them with incredible temperatures to finish off a turbulent but successful 2013 campaign.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:27 Published in Reports, Results & Points


VRRA Final Round: Quebec GP at St-Eustache

This 7th and 8th of September, The Vintage Road Racing Association will host its final round of the season at Autodrome St-Eustache, 30 minutes outside of Montreal. No less than thirteen class championships are at stake, with eight of those classes hotly contested with less than five points between race leaders.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 13:05 Published in News


Archambault to make CSBK national appearance at finale in Mont-Tremblant

Former Honda CBR125, Suzuki SV650 Cup and Amateur Supersport national champion Raphael Archambault will make his 2013 debut at the final round of the Mopar CSBK season in Mont-Tremblant Aug 23rd-25th. After nearly a year away, Raphael has been studying and training to come back stronger than ever.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:05 Published in News


STOLEN: Moto Nation Superbike team motorcycles, truck and trailer in Quebec

Moto Nation, the sponsor of Canadian Superbike racer Sebastien Tremblay, suffered a major theft on Tuesday morning, June 11 in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.

Stolen items include a Ford F250 pick-up truck, a BMW S1000RR Superbike, a Kawasaki Ninja 250R racebike, two Honda generators (a 3000-watt unit and a 1000-watt unit), tire warmers, two tents and more.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:07 Published in News


Quebec City Motorcycle & ATV Show This Weekend

From February 1 to 3, the Centre de foires de Québec - ExpoCité Site will host the 2013 Quebec City Motorcycle & ATV Show. The Quebec City stop on The Motorcycle Shows national tour provides riders and enthusiasts in La Belle Province a unique opportunity to see the latest models from all the major manufacturers, learn about the latest accessories and services, talk to experts and visit club booths, size up your riding apparel and generally plan for the upcoming riding season.

Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:51 Published in Industry News


Cownden Takes Top Fuel in Quebec

Defending two-time Canadian Top Fuel champion Damian Cownden will be remembered in the history books as the first CMDRA Top Fuel winner at a race held in Quebec.  The DCR Top Fuel Nitro Harley-Davidson team took on a five-strong field and less-than-ideal track conditions to come out on top of the inaugural CMDRA Rendez-Vous Nationals at Napierville Dragway.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:31 Published in Reports, Results & Points