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May 09, 2011
Friday the 13th – May 13, 2011, Port Dover

It all started back in 1981. A young guy named Chris Simons and about 25 of his friends met up in Port Dover on Friday, November 13 at a local establishment. Like many groups of riders before them, they were inspired, but this time their inspiration was this: let’s get together here in town whenever […]

May 05, 2011
2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R

There has been a flurry of activity in the small cc motorcycle niche lately. Major manufacturers have finally recognized that there is a gap in options in this category, and they are rushing to provide exciting new options in this area for the 2011 model year. It used to be something of a rule of […]

May 04, 2011
BAD Ride 14 – Sunday, May 29, 2011
Posted in: Events and News

Spread the word! The B.A.D. Ride’s signature formula is a winning one, guaranteed to make a charitable motorcycle rider out of you. Every year, we change up the roads on our award-winning signed and unescorted scenic route, provide great food, live entertainment and lots of opportunity to “see and do” or just “hang out” with […]

May 04, 2011
The Motorcycle Ride for Darrell
Posted in: Events and News

Date: Saturday June 11, 2011 Time: Registration 3p.m. at Thunder Road Harley Davidson, Windsor, ON or online at The Motorcycle Ride for Darrell Kickstands up: 4p.m. Route: Ride will be a fully escorted nonstop ride on Scenic roads in Essex County arriving at the final location at 4780 11th Concession in Tecumseh, ON. This is the location […]

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April 26, 2011
Spring Weekend Ride to Niagara Falls

As the riding season coughs to life according to the whims of Mother Nature, many riders in Ontario are looking for that perfect little weekend getaway. Niagara Falls is, in so many ways, absolutely ideal. Breathtaking sights, a hospitality industry that can attend to any of your needs or wants, accessibility to Ontario’s largest population centres, […]

April 05, 2011
Taking a Street Rider Training Course

It’s the time of year when the street rider training programmes are starting up again. Thousands of new riders will sign up soon for their novice rider training program. After teaching the course for 23 years, I would like to offer a few tips that may help new riders get the most out of the […]

scala rider intercom system
February 24, 2011
Scala Rider Q2 Multiset PRO Intercom System

The Q2 headset is helmet mounted, compact, and can be synched with your cell phone of course, but because it is enabled to use voice commands you can make cell phone calls that much more safely and easily. But that’s not all. It can be used to listen to FM radio or listen to MP3 […]

2011 Honda cbr250
January 19, 2011
2011 Honda CBR250

The world needs lots of smaller motorcycles for a lot of reasons. Truly impressive gas mileage is one very good reason. Affordability is another. Maneuverability for smaller, less experienced riders is infinitely greater, and experienced riders know that it’s a real thrill to take a smaller, lighter bike through its paces once in a while. […]

November 15, 2010
Lucky Break

I knew it was going to hurt long before I landed on the ground. Falling off motorcycles seemed so much easier when I was younger. You would think that the more experienced we riders become, the chance of falling off would decrease. I started riding just after gasoline replaced steam so I should be incredibly […]

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October 26, 2010
The Garmin Zumo 660 is a GPS Plus

The designers of this GPS unit ride motorcycles as well, and the amount of detailed thought they put into its design proves that point. For example, the intuitive interface is glove-friendly, with large buttons and left-sided controls. The bright 4.3-inch touchscreen is designed to be read easily in either bright sunlight or less bright moonlight. […]

August 24, 2010
Aftermath – Friday the 13th in Port Dover

Friday the 13th – Aftermath An estimated 20,000 motorcycles and over 150,000 people converged on Port Dover, Ontario on Friday, August 13, 2010. This was the 50thtime that motorcyclists have met in Port Dover since the first event 30 years ago, the original event attracting all of 25 motorcyclists. The August 2010 event was the […]

August 16, 2010
Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra FLTRU

Harley Davidson’s new 2011 Road Glide Ultra FLTRU will undoubtedly get a lot of attention this year at the Toronto Motorcycle Show and at the International Motorcycle Supershow. This new model just goes to show that the variations Harley Davidson is capable of coming out with are almost endless. Now you can get the distinct […]

August 11, 2010
International Women Riders Congress & Festival
Posted in: Women Riders

The wellknown Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario will be the place to be August 11 through August 15, 2010. Women riders from all over the world will be there for all kinds of activities including educational workshops, safety programs, keynote presentations, demo riders, and a whole lot more. The Women Riders Congress and Festival of […]

August 05, 2010
Minor Injury – Auto Insurance Reform Part 2
Posted in: Events and News

One of the most noticeable changes that comes with the Ontario Auto Insurance Reform Act on September 1, 2010 will be the introduction of a new Accident Benefit category called Minor Injury. Ontario drivers, riders, and passengers need to be very aware of this category and the new limitations it contains. Such a category naturally […]

August 02, 2010
Kawasaki Motorcycle History

Kawasaki Heavy Industries traces its history back to 1896 when it was founded by Shozo Kawasaki. The company’s chief occupation has been shipbuilding, railroad rolling stock, and electrical generating plants. It wasn’t until 1960 that Kawasaki took over Meguro motorcycles, which was a major producer of motorcycles in Japan and was the only company there […]

the history of honda motorcycles
June 28, 2010
Honda Motorcycle History | The History of Honda Motorcycles

Soichiro Honda started the Honda motorcycle manufacturing company in 1946 in order to produce cheap transportation for people after World War II ended. Honda developed their own 50cc engine after initially using old army engines. Honda’s CB models were the first international success stories for the company, starting with 250cc and 305cc models in the […]

May 12, 2010
Maintaining Your Bike

In any sport, the proper maintenance and repair of equipment is absolutely critical to both the safety and the enjoyment of that sport. Motorcycle enthusiasts are aware of the need to keep their bikes properly maintained, and they have a lot of resources to help them do so. Trying to research and find all of […]

mother daughter ride
May 04, 2010
Mother Daughter Ride
Posted in: Women Riders

Not so long ago, my mother and I began a new adventure that we would LOVE to invite you to. In August of 2010, leaving from St.John’s, NFLD Mother Daughter Ride will lead motorcycle riders on a 24 day trek across Canada, ending in Vancouver, BC. In partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, a national and […]

International Women motorcycle conference
April 27, 2010
AMA Report Colorado
Posted in: Events and News

AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL WOMEN & MOTORCYCLING CONFERENCE ATTENDEE REPORT August 19-22, 2009 – Keystone, Colorado Submitted By: Barb Piatkowski AMA History – the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has been in existence since 1924, and claims the task of protecting the future of motorcycling and promoting the motorcycle lifestyle. It boasts itself as the world’s […]

March 19, 2010
Women and their Bikes
Posted in: Women Riders

Women are becoming increasingly involved in all aspects of motorcycle riding. More than ever, women can be seen in decision-making positions in rider training organizations, motorcycle dealerships, and in the many industries that support the needs and desires of motorcycle enthusiasts. Stereotypes that fed the assumptions of both men and women about restrictions to the […]