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Press launch: Kawasaki Versys-X 300 in Utah

Kawasaki has given the Versys-X 300 somewhat of an identity crisis. The all-new 2017 model is positioned as a street bike, and is listed as such on Kawasaki’s Canadian website. But then there are the dirt-leaning dual sport looks, and the marketing imagery of the bike being ridden in the dirt and splashing through mud. You’d be forgiven for being as perplexed as I was about who exactly this motorcycle is intended for.

Friday, 12 May 2017 13:36 Published in Feature Stories


FIRST RIDE: 2017 HONDA REBEL 300 AND REBEL 500 (with photos!)

For the international launch of its fresh, youthful 2017 Rebel 300 and 500 models, Honda chose the oceanfront neighbourhood of Venice Beach, California. The vibrant location, what with its trendy restaurants, cafés and free-spirited community, served as the perfect backdrop for the exciting new Rebel series.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 17:06 Published in Feature Stories


Ride review: 2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R! (with photos)

For the international launch of its flagship new adventure model, the 2017 1290 Super Adventure R, KTM picked the desert landscape of Paracas, Peru, four hours south of the capital city Lima. The desert terrain doesn’t reflect what we typically encounter here in Canada, but with this region having hosted Dakar stages in 2012, we knew that there were going to be excellent opportunities to test the off-road capabilities of the R version of the 1290 Super Adventure.

Thursday, 23 March 2017 16:51 Published in Feature Stories


Triumphs in Daytona: Riding the Bobber, Scrambler and Street Triple RS (with photo gallery)

Last week I had the good fortune of checking a few things off my life's to-do list in a very short period of time. I went to Daytona Beach during Bike Week, visited the legendary Daytona International Speedway for the first time, watched an AMA national flat track race (the season-opening Daytona TT), met a Daytona 200 winner ('72 victor Don Emde) and got to ride the all-new and highly anticipated 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber.

Oh, and I also got to test the revised Street Scrambler and the dangerously awesome 2018 Street Triple RS. Not a bad set of accomplishments for 48 hours in Florida!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:02 Published in Feature Stories


FIRST RIDE: BMW G310R!

The 2017 G310R is BMW's first recent foray into the small-displacement market. The explosion of growth in this category, from new riders in North America to urban commuters in Asia, motivated BMW to join the party and build a bike that’s small, low in power, and – BMW snobs, look away – very affordable.

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Inside video: 2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R!

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Online review: 2015 BMW R1200R (exclusive)

@BMWMotorradCA • @BMWMotorradUSA • Two days in the canyons outside of Los Angeles proved the perfect test bed for the revised 2015 BMW R1200R.

Sunday, 24 May 2015 23:01 Published in Feature Stories


Inside Road Test: Two Days, Seven Ducatis (multi-bike review)

Ducati North America invited the Canadian media to the San Francisco Bay area in mid-March for a press test involving seven of the brand’s latest models.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 10:18 Published in Feature Stories


First Ride: Honda’s 2015 CBR models

Honda Canada invited a large contingent of Canadian media to Savannah, Georgia in late March for an event focused on the company’s broad CBR lineup for 2015.

Monday, 06 April 2015 15:22 Published in Feature Stories


Inside Impression: Husqvarna TR650 Terra & Strada Review

The sun is coming up on the rolling hills of southwestern Spain, and that’s a good thing.  We’re riding on sweeping, bumpy, mostly secondary back roads, and our pace has been somewhat beyond the typical motorcycle headlight’s capability.  A little more light, overall, will definitely take some of the drama out of this jaunt.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 13:21 Published in Feature Stories