Touring Essentials Blog: Riding in the Rain

R. Bruce Thomas' latest Touring Essentials blog entry features advice on riding in the rain...

Monday, 13 April 2015 10:06

Trevitt’s Blog: The Ducati Desmosedici GP15

In the works for more than a year now, Ducati finally introduced its Desmosedici GP15 MotoGP bike at the Sepang test last month. The results were quite promising: Even though the bike had barely turned a wheel before the test, Andrea Iannone posted the fourth-quickest time of the three days and both Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso were pleased with the bike.

Monday, 16 March 2015 17:24

First rides! Yamaha R1, R1M, R3, FJ-09

Yamaha has been on a roll of late with a wide variety of strong new models. The trend continues for 2015.

Monday, 16 March 2015 13:46

Trevitt’s Blog: Preparing for the 2015 CSBK season

Not long after Jodi Christie clinched the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in August last year, John Sharrard - who runs the Accelerated Technologies/Honda Canada team and is Jodi's crew chief - and I were busy plotting Jodi's title defence for this year. History shows that it's often more difficult to retain a No. 1 plate than it is to win in the first place, as you have that big target on your back.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 18:10

Trevitt’s Blog: Horsepower vs. Torque

I always find it a bit amusing, and sometimes frustrating, when people use a peak horsepower number as the absolute measure of performance. Bike A has 150 horsepower, bike B only has 140 horsepower, so bike A must be more powerful.

Thursday, 08 January 2015 19:01

Dan Kruger's Racing Blog: Year in Review, Part 2

Read Part 2 of Dan Kruger's exclusive Year in Review blog now! Iconic teammates, rubbing shoulders with the stars of road racing, dealing with loss, the intensity of racing on the roads, and more...

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 11:35

Trevitt’s Blog: The Inertial Measurement Unit

Press material for both the all-new 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale models describes the use of an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) as part of their electronics packages.

Friday, 12 December 2014 10:50

"Sport Bike for the Girls" custom Kawasaki Ninja 650 project

My wife Marti has been watching all the bike and sled projects being built around here for the past 25 years. She actually learned to ride on one of my old race bikes back in the 80s, in a shopping mall parking lot on a Sunday. For the past 15 yrs Marti’s been riding around on a tricked out ’99 Fatboy, last of the EVOs, that I leaned on for her.

One day this past August, Marti turned to me and said, “I want a pink sportbike, with a matching pink outfit.” 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:40

Flat Track Canada Welland Round 4

Friday, 14 November 2014 16:14

Dual Sport Plus celebrates new era with grand opening

Dual Sport Plus owner Rob Long, General Manager Clint MacBride and their friendly staff welcomed hundreds of adventure enthusiasts to the new location at 581 West Street in Brantford, ON on November 8 for an open house to celebrate the next era of Dual Sport Plus. Former owners Les Clarke and Catharine St. Denis took a break from their No Agenda World Tour, flying up from Arizona to greet new and former customers. Industry stalwarts present included Larry Bastedo, Warren Milner, BMW’s Chris Duff, Honda’s Kim Moore and several others.

Saturday, 15 November 2014 14:14

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