A visit to KTM’s North American headquarters in sunny Southern California last week provided a break from Canada’s persistent winter weather and the perfect opportunity to test the brand’s latest adventure bike offering: the 1290 Super Adventure S, which is making its inaugural appearance in Canada as a 2018 model. You will be able to find Inside Motorcycles’ complete in-depth review of the KTM 1290 Super Adventure S in an upcoming issue, but we couldn’t wait to share our initial thoughts on this exciting motorcycle.
Saturday, 07 April 2018 17:59 Published in Industry News
When I heard that they lightened the dash by a few hundred grams, with that level of attention to detail I knew this was going to be one serious bike. Actually scratch that, I knew well before the press launch that Ducati’s new flagship superbike was going to be momentous. This is after all Ducati with a heritage rich in racing and phenomenal red paint.
Monday, 29 January 2018 17:57 Published in Industry News
This week IM visited Austin, Texas to test the all-new 2018 Honda Gold Wing. Completely redesigned from the ground up, this is the first major update of Honda's flagship touring machine since the introduction of the GL1800 in 2001. Our complete, in-depth review of the 2018 Honda Gold Wing will be featured in an upcoming issue of Inside Motorcycles, but we couldn’t wait to share our initial impressions of Honda’s latest model.
Thursday, 18 January 2018 22:56 Published in Industry News
In a fitting tribute to the country that elevated their flagship-touring machine to iconic status, Honda chose the United States as the location for the global launch of the redesigned 2018 Gold Wing on October 24, 2017 in Santa Barbara, California.
Thursday, 26 October 2017 10:56 Published in Industry News
As I circulate the fast, long sweeping turns of the Blue Ridge Parkway at speeds that shall not be named for risk of incriminating myself, I smirk as I realize that I’m on a bagger not a sport bike. Simply put, you can corner with confidence at the same speed as most other baggers top out.
Sunday, 27 August 2017 18:25 Published in Feature Stories
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
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
Inside Motorcycles was invited to the grand opening of 1903, a Harley-Davidson-branded cafe on the hip Ossington St. strip between Queen West and Dundas in Toronto. Attended by a mix of Harley reps like new Managing Director Anoop Prakash and Creative Director of General Merchandise at H-D in the US Karen Davidson, media and industry insiders, dealer reps and a gaggle of hip Toronto moto culture enthusiasts, the grand opening featured a DJ, Jumpstart stationary test rides, BBQ ribs and sliders, craft beer, themed cocktails and a whole lot of coffee and snacks that the shop will continue to sell daily.
The vibe of the new venue is relaxed, open, airy and welcoming. Stop by with friends and hang out on the couches or check out the tools and vintage paraphernalia on the walls. It's sure to become a destination for Harley enthusiasts from outside the city as well as a welcoming urban spot for those who make Toronto their home. Check out our gallery from the grand opening!
Friday, 17 June 2016 15:33 Published in Industry News
The Canadian motorcycle media was brought to downtown Toronto on December 16 for a first glimpse at the 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L, one of the most anticipated new motorcycles of the coming season.
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 14:44 Published in Industry News
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