Industry News

The 2013 Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion was held on Saturday, November 2 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre in Mississauga, ON. A total of 10 people and one event were inducted into the Hall of Fame, with the flat track community really having…

The original 1992 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade created a revolution in open class Super Sport motorcycle design. Its combination of big-hitting litre-bike power and light, middleweight-size chassis created a breathtaking – yet very useable – riding experience on the street and on the track.
November 4th, 2013, Markham, ON - Honda has already introduced a number of new models for 2014 - the Forza, GROM and the CTX700 series - and that’s just on the motorcycle side of the business. Continuing this strong momentum, Honda is proud to announce the all-new CTX1300T, thisall new…
Milan, Italy, 4 November 2013 – The “Leonardo da Vinci” Science and Technology Museum in Milan proved the perfect, high-impact venue for the preview of Ducati’s 2014 range. The exciting and incredible new motorcycles designed and built with a level innovation and creativity unique to Ducati, are now ready to…

MPP Grant Crack has introduced the following Private Members Motion. While we applaud his initiative, Mr Crack has forgotten about us, the off-road motorcyclists. This motion will allow ATVs & Side by Sides to travel municipal roads with a green plate, but not similar plated motorcycles.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – With only one major update since its inception over 25 years ago, the venerable Kawasaki KLR650 is an off-road workhorse. However, one of the Kawasaki's weaknesses is a serious lack of protection for the bottom of the motor.
Born in Freising near Munich, Edgar Heinrich took over as Head of BMW Motorrad Design in June 2012. The industrial designer oversees all aspects of design for all BMW Group motorcycles and rider accessories. As a passionate biker himself, Heinrich aspires to create the perfect symbiosis of rider and machine…

Magny-Cours (France), 7 October 2013 –Over the weekend at the French track of Magny-Cours, the penultimate round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship was one to be remembered by Pirelli.  Using the standard Diablo Superbike in soft compound, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) set a lap record and won both…
LeoVince USA is now under the ownership of Geared Up Powersports, a California Limited Liability company owned by longtime LeoVince USA Executive Vice President Tim Calhoun. The company will continue to operate under the LeoVince USA name, with Calhoun stepping into the role of CEO and President.
Starting in October, Dainese will offer six custom measure events in North America, also known as Fitnet. Specialty tailors from Italy will be at participating locations to measure customers for custom suits, jackets or pants. Starting on October 5th in New York, Dainese will offer six separate events spanning across…

Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. (“Haynes”), the worldwide market leader in the production and sale of automotive and motorcycle repair manuals, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of Clymer and Intertec Manuals (“Clymer”) from Penton Business Media Inc. (“Penton”) for $9.25 million to be satisfied by cash…
The Advanstar Powersports Group announces the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo will be held Dec. 5-7, 2014, at the renowned McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. Dealer Expo expands from its longtime home in Indianapolis to larger quarters in Chicago to deliver more products, more training, more networking and more excitement to…

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the first member of the class of 2013. Peter Grant will be honoured at the Eighth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, which takes place on November 2, 2013 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference…

Arizona and Ottawa (August 25, 2013) – Medical Data Carrier IM Inc. and Motor Cop Shop Inc. have concluded a distribution and reseller agreement making Motor Cop Shop the exclusive Medical Data Carrier supplier to Law Enforcement Agencies in North America.
The confidence-inspiring control offered by ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) is a new option for all 2014 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® model motorcycles. The five-model Sportster® line also features updated hand controls and brake components, improved service access, and an optional H‑D® Smart Security System with a proximity-based, hands-free security fob.

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