The highlight of the May issue of Inside Motorcycles is our third annual How-To special section! Find out how to do change your own oil, get the most value when selling your bike, take better photos, turn your dirt bike into a flat tracker, engage a community (yep) and more!
Proving you don't need more than a cylinder to have a good time, we bring you a full review of the exciting new BMW G310R, the German maker's first modern foray into the sub-500 category. It's a naked bike with good looks and a friendly attitude, perfect for the city but with enough hustle to make the twisties a lot of fun!
Also in the single-cylinder, sub-500 domain is the CCM GP450 Adventure, a British dual sport bike with true trail capabilities. Read about how the GP450 impressed us with its overall abilities in the May issue of Inside Motorcycles!
In the travel department we bring you a touring story from southern Greece, where we go hunting for the mythical Gates of Hades in a remote and eerie landscape.
Also in this issue:
- our 2017 Retro & Classic Bike Buyers' Guide, where you can compare all of the retro-styled production bikes available this year
- Andrew Trevitt talks about how electronics have changed motorcycles and will continue to do so
- A vintage feature on the Yamaha TD1 production racer of the 1960s
- Shaft to chain: Gunther Schwarz's vintage BMW race conversion
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Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:05 Published in Current Issue
The 2017 racing season gets fully underway this weekend under the lights, in the desert at the Losail Circuit in Qatar, at the first of 18 scheduled MotoGP rounds. After a crazy 2016 season with an unprecedented nine race winners, attention at the top tier of motorcycle racing is steadily building.
Friday, 24 March 2017 11:51 Published in Feature Stories
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
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
Harley-Davidson has introduced an all-new motorcycle that is set to make its global public debut live in Montreal tonight: the Street Rod. Based on the existing Street series but borrowing from the successful V-Rod platform, the Street Rod is powered by a High Output Revolution X 750 cc engine making more torque through the mid-range and more top-end power, with a higher redline, than the Street 750 motor.
Thursday, 09 March 2017 10:08 Published in Feature Stories
MARKHAM, ON (November 18th, 2016) – Honda today introduced a pair of progressive custom bobbers that fuse tradition with groundbreaking new ideas and perspectives while offering ample scope for owner customization. Offering a fresh take on custom cool, the Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 mix old- and new-school style and are engaging and fun to ride, with an outlook geared toward firing the imagination of a younger generation of riders.
Monday, 21 November 2016 14:17 Published in Industry News
The Kawasaki H2R and H2 are back for 2017, as is a new H2 Carbon model. Two years after the introduction of one of the most-talked-about motorcycles in modern history, Kawasaki has unveiled a slew of upgrades for all models in 2017.
• NEW Bosch compact Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) allows for additional feedback and layer of precision for management control
• NEW Multi-mode traction control
• Launch control, engine braking control, ABS and a quick shifter
• NEW Instrument features include bank angle display and max bank angle recording function
• NEW Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) corner braking control, with feedback from IMU, increases cornering capabilities
• NEW Contactless-type quick shifter that now allows for quicker shifts for seamless acceleration and quick and easy deceleration (downshifting capability new for 2017) and enables rapid upshifts.
• NEW Öhlins® TTX fully adjustable, concentric twin tube design rear shock
• NEW Remote preload adjuster simplifies adjustment without tools for rider preference
• NEW Updated rear shock linkage ratios contribute to firmer, more stable feeling
• NEW Aerodynamic Brembo brake and clutch levers are shorter with rounded edges
• NEW High-quality emblem adds racy and edgy look to the upper cowl
The engine remains a supercharged 998 cc inline-four; the R model remains a track-only offering, while the H2 and H2 carbon are street legal. The limited-edition Carbon model, of which only 120 are being produced, features all-carbon-fibre reinforcement polymer upper cowl, special stamping and silver-mirror paint.
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 13:53 Published in Industry News
Kawasaki announces new 2017 models destined for Canada including Z650, Z900, ZX-10RR and Versys X-300 ABS
Canadian Kawasaki Motors released information on its 2017 model range on October 14, including four all-new models destined for Canadian dealerships.
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 13:39 Published in Industry News