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2015 Roof of Africa

@RoofOfAfrica The start of the 2015 Roof of Africa (2 – 5 December) is less than a week away and the hot and dry conditions experienced in the Mountain Kingdom, over the past few months have not relented. A brief thunderstorm last week was enough to keep the pundit’s guessing, however event organizer, Peter Luck of Extreme Off Road Promotions, isn’t expecting any weather conditions that would affect the route.

Monday, 30 November 2015 11:32 Published in News


Seat Concepts Black Friday Sale

Get ready for our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale! Use the coupon code BLACKFRI2015 at checkout and receive a Holiday discount on all Seat Concepts products for motocross, enduro, dual sport, Snow Bike, and ADV. Save some money and get you and your friends and loved ones the gift that keeps on giving – the comfort and control of a Seat Concepts seat! Sale starts Friday at www.seatconcepts.com

Thursday, 26 November 2015 11:00 Published in Industry News


December 2015 issue of Inside Motorcycles ON SALE NOW!

The cover of our December 2015 issue (Vol. 18, Issue 08) is highlighted by the new and exciting 2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R. Does this first Monster with Ducati's 'R' race designation stand up to the honour? Nothing like a track test to find out! Read our impressions of Ducati's latest Monster in the December issue of Inside Motorcycles.

Monday, 23 November 2015 14:47 Published in Current Issue


Inside Motorcycles veteran columnist Warren Thaxter to be Honoured by the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame this weekend

Inside Motorcycles is proud to share the news that Warren Thaxter, who has been a member of the IM team since the very first issue in 1998, is being inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 7. All of us at IM would like to congratulate Warren on a tremendous and well-deserved achievement!

Courtesy of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame:

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the first member of the class of 2015. Warren Thaxter will be honoured at the Tenth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, which takes place on November 7, 2015 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel, 801 Dixon Road in Toronto, Ontario.

Very few men have had such a profound effect in growing the sport of off road motorcycling in Canada as Warren Thaxter. His influence runs deep touching almost every type of off road, trail and adventure riding currently happening in Ontario. Warren was constantly introducing ideas and concepts that were way ahead of their time and are only now being recognized as best practice.

His biggest contribution to the sport is as a builder. After 33 years in the automotive industry, Warren retired to become completely immersed in the motorcycle world. He envisioned a future of organized, paid trail rides in Ontario starting in 1987 with OCMC’s Algonquin 2-Day.

As the concept of organized trail riding caught on, Warren saw the need for a provincial organization to represent off road riders’ rights and along with several others, founded the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders (OFTR) in 1992. The OFTR Trail Ride Series was established and the OFTR continues to ensure off-road riders have access to some of the best riding areas in the world.

Warren was also was a founder of Offroad Ontario, a competition organization and he hosts a yearly cross country race in that series. He has been a regular columnist for Inside Motorcycles magazine since its inception. His writing has influenced countless Canadians who were either involved in the sport or riders who were considering it.

He has also served on the boards of the CMA, MCC, CMHOF and numerous clubs.

Tickets for the Tenth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are now available at here.

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion is the annual signature event of this non-profit association with charitable status. It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors located from coast to coast and is sponsored in part by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC). Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and the public. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 100 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, membership, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, please browse our website at www.canmoto.ca

 

Thursday, 05 November 2015 13:08 Published in Industry News


Latest issue ON SALE NOW! Sept 2015!

Welcome to ADVENTURE SPORT! The all-new BMW S1000XR marks the logical next step for BMW, combining its oh-so-good superbike-derived sport bike engine with the adventure traits of its GS dual sport range. What you've got is something more along the lines of a sport touring motorcycle with dual sport cred and 160 horsepower, but you'll have to pick up the latest issue for the full lowdown!

Also tested in the September issue is the feisty little Honda CB300F, the standard, naked version of Honda's new-for-2015 Honda CBR300R. Based on the same platform with the same engine, the upright riding position provides a more relaxing perch than the sporty R version. How does it fare in today's growing introductory metric bike market? Grab the September issue to find out!

For the touring fan we stay local and take a nice long weekend tour along the north shore of Lake Erie, where Senior Editor Jason Thorpe cruises the coast and brings back a report of gorgeous lake views, tasty food, wonderful beaches and easy riding.

If you're a race fan we've got oodles of coverage for you, including an interview with X Games athlete Doug Lawrence, a profile of the exciting nitro bikes of the CMDRA Pro Dragster division, and a Rapid Classics article on the Suzuki TR750 racer of the 1970s.

Add in our regular mix of industry news, product reviews and the intriguing ramblings of our talented columnists, and... well, you've just got to pick up your own copy to see what the September issue of Inside Motorcycles is all about!

You can find Inside Motorcycles one of these three ways:

1. Subscribe online by clicking here and have it delivered to your door (ask for your subscription to start with the September issue!)

2. Pick up a hard copy on better newsstands and select retailers including Chapters, Indigo, Canadian Tire, Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart

3. Get a digital subscription or single issues direct to your inbox by clicking here!

Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:40 Published in Current Issue


Date and location announced for Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction banquet

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the date and location for the 10th annual Induction Banquet and Reunion. Save the date and join the party on November 7th, 2015 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

This year the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is proud to induct 11 legends and champions from the annals of Canadian motorcycling. “This accomplished group of individuals has worked at a feverish pace over the years and achieved excellence in a wide range of competitive disciplines or have changed the world of motorcycling for the better in Canada,” noted Chair Michael Harwood. “My fellow Hall of Fame Directors and volunteers join me in welcoming the Class of 2015 to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame and honouring them with the consideration and respect that they so rightly deserve.”

The 2015 inductees to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame are:

* Mr. Jim Allen  – Competitor – Road Racing

* Mr. Chris Evans – Competitor – Flat Tracker

* Mr. Al Johnson – Competitor – Road Racing

* Mr. John Kehoe – Competitor – Speedway

* Mr. George Morin – Competitor – Road Racing

* Mr. John Ranger – Competitor – Trials

* Mr. Albert Irwin  – Contributor

* Mr. Jim & Mrs.Muriel Kelly – Contributor

* Mr. Warren Thaxter – Contributor

* Mr. Bob & Bryan Sparks – Historical

* Mr. Ted Sturgess – Historical

Early Bird Tickets for the Tenth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are now available at www.canmoto.ca.

Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. Sponsored in part by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC), the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a non-profit association with charitable status. It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 100 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. For information about past inductees, Membership to the Hall of Fame, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit www.canmoto.ca.

Monday, 13 July 2015 10:55 Published in Industry News


Get the official CSBK series program for FREE today!

The official program of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship is now available to view and download for free courtesty of the CSBK series and Inside Motorcycles.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 10:19 Published in Industry News


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


"Just Ride" During the Harley-Davidson® World Ride, June 27-28

@HarleyCanada • CONCORD, ON, May 19, 2015 - Just ride. It is a simple idea that expresses the passion that unites motorcycle riders around the world, regardless of age, location, or brand. It is also all anyone needs to do to join the thousands of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders and Harley Owners Group® members who are flexing their freedom and hitting the open road during the Harley-Davidson® World Ride on June 27 and 28.

"One of the beautiful things about riding a motorcycle is how it lets you check out from the daily grind and experience the pure feelings of joy and freedom it brings," said Ken Ostermann, Harley-Davidson® General Manager of Integrated Marketing Operations. "The Harley-Davidson World Ride is all about being on your bike, loving life, and sharing that feeling with others."

One World, Two Days, Millions of Miles

Launched in 2008 by the Harley Owners Group® as Million Mile Monday®, the annual riding event was expanded into the two-day Harley-Davidson® World Ride in 2012 to give more riders worldwide an opportunity to participate. In 2014, participants logged more than ten million miles on solo rides, in groups large and small, and through a variety of Retailer-led events around the world, united by their shared passion for motorcycling. For 2015, the event retains its two-day format, but shifts to Saturday and Sunday to enable even more riders around the globe to participate.

"The thrilling feeling of freedom and independence experienced by riding a motorcycle can be life-changing. Participating in the World Ride is a perfect opportunity to share that experience with a non-rider, perhaps by inviting them along as a passenger to share the ride," Ostermann said.

Whether it is across town, cross-country, or anything in between, every mile counts and can be recorded by logging into the online mileage accumulator of Harley-Davidson at h-d.com/worldride, where a rolling odometer will record the collective distance traveled by all participants in the World Ride.

Ride participants can log their post-ride mileage directly onto the World Ride website from mobile devices and share their riding stories and photographs on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #HDworldride. Participants can also download a certificate of participation after logging their mileage on the World Ride website.

To learn more about the Harley-Davidson® World Ride, visit h-d.com/worldride.

About Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada

Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories, and MotorClothes® apparel, which are provided through a national network of authorized Harley-Davidson® Retailers. Office and distribution warehouse facilities are located in Richmond, British Columbia, and Concord, Ontario. Visit Harley-Davidson's website h-d.com

Thursday, 21 May 2015 09:58 Published in Industry News


May issue of Inside Motorcycles featuring the 2015 CANADIAN RIDE GUIDE!!! ON SALE NOW!

The May issue of Inside Motorcycles is now available on newsstands across Canada, and it's a big one - 96 pages chock full of two-wheeled goodness to get you amped up now that the riding season is underway. We celebrate the Honda Gold Wing's 40th anniversary with Part One of our two-part special, and you'll also find our 2015 Canadian Ride Guide featuring the most extensive list of rides, rallies and races that you'll find in any single publication!

The Gold Wing started out as a powerful, naked standard bike when it came onto the scene in 1975. Over the first 20 years it transformed into the most famous touring motorcycle in the world. Find out how it got from concept to icon in the May issue of Inside Motorcycles!

Our 2015 Canadian Ride Guide features more than a dozen pages of schedules for rallies and charity rides, race series, riding schools, race schools and track days from one end of this fine country to the other. There is no other list like this in Canada, and you'll find it all in one place - in the May issue of Inside Motorcycles!

The Yamaha R3 is brand new for 2015 and we had the chance to be one of the first to ride the scrappy little 320 cc twin in Alabama in March. To find out what the little rascal is all about, pick up this issue! We also review the Honda NC750S, the second generation of Honda's unique NC (New Concept) series that debuted in 2012.

In our Inside Touring section, a motocross nut discovers the joys of street touring by riding a Ducati Hyperstrada to the Unadilla National motocross race in western New York. His boyish excitement will bring experienced riders back to the feeling of first experiencing the thrill of discovering new places on two wheels, and it may even inspire a few MX fans to give street riding a try.

There's so much packed into this huge 96-page issue that you just HAVE to see it for yourself. You can find Inside Motorcycles one of these three ways:

1. Subscribe online by clicking here and have it delivered to your door (ask for your subscription to start with the April issue!)

2. Pick up a hard copy on better newsstands and select retailers including Chapters, Indigo, Canadian Tire, Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart

3. Get a digital subscription or single issues direct to your inbox by clicking here!

Friday, 24 April 2015 10:23 Published in Current Issue


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