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Held’s All-Weather Laminate Cadora Jacket, Manero Pants

We're not sure where you'd try these on in Canada but they're available online.

Held’s All-Weather Laminate Cadora Jacket, Manero Pants Now Available

Held Cadora jacket and Manero pants are now in stock and available online at The Cadora and Manero feature GORE-TEX Pro Textile Laminate technology for lightweight waterproof capabilities.

Held’s premium Cadora jacket and Manero pants are now available through Held dealers in the United States. Designed for all-weather versatility, the Cadora and Manero feature GORE-TEX Pro Textile Laminate technology for the perfect combination of waterproofing and breathability.

In both pieces, the GORE-TEX membrane is laminated to the outer fabric, keeping every piece of material dry without compromising ventilation and airflow. Rain and wind stay out, but moisture vapor is still able to escape. The lightweight technology makes the Cadora and Manero ideal options for ultimate protection and comfort in all riding conditions.

Both the Cadora and Manero have zippers for easy connection to each other or to other Held gear. Women’s sizes are available, and the Manero pants also have Slim and Stocky sizing for a tailored fit.

Additional features of the Cadora jacket include:

  • Detachable thermal vest
  • COOLMESH inner lining
  • 3D air mesh panels for better air circulation
  • SAS-TEC shoulder and elbow protectors
  • Waterproof external pockets
  • Connecting zipper for pant attachment
  • Sizing: S-XXXL, Women’s S-XXL
  • MSRP: $860

Additional features of the Manero pants include:

  • Detachable thermal liner
  • Mesh lining
  • Stretch panels at back and knees, stretch and fabric panels in flex areas
  • SAS-TEC knee protectors and removable TEMPERFOAM hip padding
  • Zippers and Velcro at ankles
  • Connecting zipper for jacket attachment
  • Sizing: S-3XL, Slim L-M – L-XXL, Stocky K-M – K-XXXL, Women’s S-XXL
  • MSRP: $700

Both the Cadora jacket and Manero pants are now available in the Held USA online store. For more information visit

About Held: Best known worldwide for their award-winning glove lines, Held also designs and manufactures premium motorcycle safety gear, utilizing the highest quality materials and armour. Held’s innovations include being the first equipment manufacturer to implement naturally abrasion-resistant kangaroo and sting ray leathers in its products, the first to use a special inside stepped seam to eliminate seam discomfort, and the first manufacturer to use a titanium knuckle cover on their gloves.

About Schuberth North America: In 2010, Schuberth GmbH opened the North American sister office in Aliso Viejo, California and continues to grow its exclusive dealer network for motorcycle products in the U.S. and Canada. Additional business segments work directly with law enforcement departments on the motor officer and crowd control products and with IndyCar and NASCAR teams on the auto racing helmets. In 2014, Schuberth North America also assumed U.S. distribution for German apparel and glove manufacturer Held.


Behind the Scenes - BMW Concept Roadster Shoot

A little video of some behind the scenes action from the BMW Concept Roadster Photo Shoot. Enjoy!


Honda will bring the all-new CB300FA naked bike to Canada this fall.

Honda Canada will be introducing the CB300FA as a 2015 model. It's a naked variation of the CBR300R. The engine uses the same bore as the CBR250R engine but features an 8mm longer stroke, increasing displacement to 286cc from 249cc.

The added displacement boosts output by 17 percent. The riding position is more upright than on the R model, and claimed wet weight is 158 kg, 8 kilos litter than the CBR250R.

According to Honda:

Low seat height and a wide, flat handlebar offer comfort and control to riders big and small. The advanced, 286 cc engine is light and compact, reducing overall weight and size, improving maneuverability. The single-cylinder design simplifies maintenance and offers impressive fuel economy. Whether you’re looking for a lively commuter or a long weekend partner, the CB300FA is a do-it-all motorcycle ready to impress.

ABS will be standard. Pricing will be released closer to the bike’s launch later this year.


Casey Keast Rides Away With a Factory Ride!

Casey Keast has conquered the Western Canadian Amateur National in Raymond, AB to take home a 2015 Yamaha Factory Ride for the 2015 race season!

The 15 year-old Kelowna, BC native dominated by going 1-1-1 in Super Mini and 85 while finishing on the podium in Schoolboy to collect the most points of any Yamaha rider at the Temple Hill track.

For his efforts, Keast will get the use of a YZ of his choice along with $2500 in parts and accessories for the 2015 season.

This feels great! I was in contention for the award last year and was determined to bring it home this time. I knew I had a good chance to win with my top finishes in Schoolboy and Super Mini.” said Keast of his victory.

Right now Im torn between a new YZ125 or YZ250F for next year. I love the new look of the Yamaha 2-strokes, but I could be ready to make the jump to the YZ250F. For the last four years, Kelowna Yamaha has really helped me out. It’s where I get all my Yamahas. I’m looking forward to continuing our relationship next year. I’d like to thank Terry Poirier at Kelowna Yamaha, all my sponsors, Yamaha Motor Canada, and my parents.”

The Yamaha Factory Ride Award will continue at the Eastern Canadian

Amateur National in Deschambault and conclude for 2014 at the Walton TransCan in August. Two more Yamaha riders still have the opportunity to ride away with a YZ of their choice and collect $2500 in parts and accessories for next year.

Conquer Dirt on a Yamaha at these events and you could be on a Factory Ride in 2015! 


Ninja ZX-14R ABS Special Edition

Kawasaki has added a new limited edition 30th Anniversary Ninja model, revealing the 2015 ZX-14R in a special Firecracker Red and Metallic Graystone combination. It's based on the colors of the original 1984 Ninja 900, the company’s first fully-faired sportbike and the one Tom Cruise rode in Top Gun.

300 units of the limited edition Ninja ZX-14R will be produced for the U.S. and Latin America, each getting a uniquely-numbered badge on the gas tank.

Only 30 units are coming to Canada, with its own specific numbering. No other markets will get this limited edition color option.


Mick Doohan Says The Road Is No Place To Race

Pretty neat video showing what 'might' happen if all those MotoGP guys were riding on the street like they do on the track.


BMW Motorrad on course for a new sales record half way into the year.

BMW Motorrad on course for a new sales record half way into the year. Growth at 9.3% as of June.

BMW Motorrad on course for a new sales record half way into the year. Growth at 9.3% as of June.

BMW R nineT (10/2013)
Munich. BMW Motorrad has achieved an all-time six-month high in the first half of this year. With worldwide sales of 70,978 motorcycles and maxi scooters (previous year: 64,941 units), this amounts to an increase of 9.3% as compared to the equivalent period of the previous year. 11,827 vehicles (previous year: 12,541 units/ -5.7%) were sold in June 2014.

Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Head of Sales and Marketing: "We have achieved an all-time six-month high in the first half of this year. Never before have we sold this many vehicles in the first six months of a year. With an increase of 9.3 % in the first half of 2014, we remain on course to achieve an all-time sales high for the year as a whole."

The best-selling model remains the BMW R 1200 GS. Almost 15,000 units were supplied to customers worldwide during the first six months of the year. This is followed in second and third place by the two new boxer models R 1200 GS Adventure and R 1200 RT with 9,708 and 7,420 units respectively. The R nineT launched in March surpassed the expectations with sales of 4,114 vehicles.

These new models as well as all the other BMW Motorrad models were at the focus of interest at the 14th Motorrad Days in Garmisch – Partenkirchen last weekend. Large numbers of test rides were taken. In addition to the motorcycles, the maxi scooter C evolution particularly impressed test riders with its electric drive and superb dynamic performance. Some 40,000 visitors attended the world's biggest BMW motorcycle meet-up and were able to spend the weekend experiencing the entire spectrum of BMW Motorrad.

"The meeting of the community in Garmisch- Partenkirchen each year demonstrates again and again how diverse the BMW Motorrad universe is. The Motorrad Days provide an important platform for us to pick up on trends and engage in close dialogue with our customers," said Heiner Faust.


BMW Motorrad Race Trophy: Riders from Canada and Spain move to the fore

St-Eustache, Quebec (CAN) 6th July 2014. Team BMW Waznie Racing Rider Jordan Szoke #1 (CAN) riding the BMW S1000RR. This image is copyright free for editorial use © BMW AG

Munich, 8th July 2014. BMW Motorrad privateers were once again victorious on various continents last weekend. Jordan Szoke (CA) tasted success in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK), while Ivan Silva Alberola (ES) and Daniel Rivas Fernandez (ES) finished one-two for BMW in the Superbike class of the Spanish Motorcycle Championship (CEV). In the World Superbike Championship, Sylvain Barrier (FR) returned to form after a long injury to claim an emphatic victory in the EVO class.

BMW Motorrad Race Trophy: Szoke and Silva Alberola on the up.


The battle at the top of the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy remains exciting this week. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR) and Emilien Jaillet (FR) from the French Superbike Championship (FSBK) are level on points at the top of the standings. Both have 143.00 Race Trophy points to their name. In the case of a tie, the number of race wins is decisive: as Brunet-Lugardon has won once more than his compatriot Jaillet this season, he is classed as the leader. However, the chasing pack continue to take every opportunity to pick up points and, as the race calendars are completely different in the individual championships, major changes are afoot every week in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy standings.


One man who took full advantage of the opportunity to score Race Trophy points this weekend was Canada’s Jordan Szoke. He lined up at the second round of the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) in St. Eustache (CA). As at the season-opener in Shannonville (CA), Szoke was unbeatable on his BMW S 1000 RR. He claimed both pole position and the win in St. Eustache. This not only saw Szoke extend his lead in the CSBK, but also significantly increased his points tally in the Race Trophy. He has now climbed to third overall with 129.00 points.


Level on points (129.00), but with one win fewer to his name, is the new fourth-placed man Ivan Silva Alberola (ES). He races in the Superbike class of the Spanish Motorcycle Championship (CEV). The fifth round of the season in this series was held in Albacete (ES), and BMW had plenty to cheer about. BMW Motorrad not only claimed its first win of the season in Sunday’s second race, but also achieved a one-two. Cheered on by his entire family, Silva Alberola came home first on the BMW S 1000 RR fielded by Targobank Motorsport to move into the overall lead in the CEV Riders’ Championship. Daniel Rivas Fernandez (ES / Easyrace Superbike) crossed the line second to complete the BMW one-two. Rivas Fernandes was fourth in race one, with Silva Alberola behind him in fifth place.



FIM World Superbike Championship in Portimão.


Portimão on the Algarve coast of Portugal was the venue for the eighth round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship (WSBK) at the weekend. Sylvain Barrier of the BMW Motorrad Italia SBK team emphatically announced his return to form. The Frenchman had been forced to take a three-month break from racing after a serious crash in his car, and only returned to action at the previous round in Misano (IT). In Portugal, there was no sign of his lengthy injury. On Saturday, Barrier first missed out on the decisive Superpole 2 on his BMW S 1000 RR, and eventually qualified tenth, making him the best-placed EVO rider. In the opening race on Sunday, which was held in dry conditions, Barrier missed out on victory in the EVO class by just a few thousandths of a second. He led the EVO class until shortly before the finish, when David Salom (ES) sneaked past in the final few metres. Barrier finished runner-up in the EVO class (tenth overall). It rained in the second race, but there was no catching the Frenchman this time: he crossed the finish line as the winner of the EVO class (eleventh overall).


Injury prevented Imre Toth (HU/BMW Team Toth) from competing in Portimão. His Superbike version of the RR was ridden by Gabor Rizmayer (HU). He came home 17th and 19th. Peter Sebestyen (HU), who lined up on an EVO version of the RR for BMW Team Toth, was unable to finish race one and did not start the second race.


There is no time to catch a breath for the WSBK teams and riders. Directly after the races at Portimão they headed to the United States. The iconic Laguna Seca Raceway in California will host the ninth round of the 2014 season this weekend.


FIM Superstock 1000 Cup in Portimão.


Portimão hosted the fifth race of the season in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (WSTK). The best-placed BMW Motorrad privateer was Federico d’Annunzio (IT/FDA Racing Team) who finished seventh. Robert Muresan (RO/H-Moto Team) was twelfth. The riders from the Motxoracing team, Federico Sandi (IT) and Remo Castellarin (IT) came home 13th and 17th.

2014 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.


Status: 8th July 2014



Name (Nat.)




Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR)




Emilien Jaillet (FR)




Jordan Szoke (CA)




Ivan Silva Alberola (ES)




Laurent Aymonin (FR)




Marco Nekvasil (AT)




Lucy Glöckner (DE)




Markus Reiterberger (DE)




Lance Isaacs (ZA)




Daniel Rivas Fernandez (ES)




Michel Amalric (FR)




Alessandro Polita (IT)




Bastien Mackels (BE)




Luca Conforti (IT)




Andy Rey (FR)




16. Eeki Kuparinen (FI/CEV/80,00), 17. Federico D‘Annunzio (IT/WSTK/78,00), 18. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/BRSBK/69,50), 19. Leon Bovee (NL/IDM/67,50), 20. Dominik Vincon (DE/IDM/60,75), 21. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM/58,50), 22. Janine Davies (ZA/SAM/58,05), 23. Stefan Nebel (DE/IDM/54,75), 24. Uwe Gürck (DE/SWC/51,12), 25. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/50,00), 26. Florian Drouin (FR/FSBK/48,00), 27. Jean Foray (FR/FSBK/45,00), 28. Björn Stuppi (DE/EWC/42,35), 29. Hayato Takada (JP/MFJ/42,35), 30. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FSBK/41,00), 31. Jörg Steinhausen (DE/SWC/40,80), 32. Thomas Hainthaler (DE/IDM/40,50), 33. Mark Albrecht (DE/IDM/36,75), 34. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/30,00), 35. Robert Muresan (RO/WSTK/30,00), 36. Kohji Teramoto (JP/MFJ/26,60). 37. Sergiy Grygorovych (UA/IDM/25,50), 38. Lucas Barros (BR/BRSBK/21,00), 39. Camille Hedelin (FR/FSBK/18,00), 40. Tim Robinson (CA/CSBK/17,50), 41. Luciano Ribodino (AR/BRSBK/16,50), 42. Alessio Velini (IT/CIV/15,00), 43. Lucas Teodoro (BR/BRSBK/9,00), 44. Imre Toth (HU/WSBK/6,50), 45. David Datzer (DE/IDM/6,00), 46. Rémi Boitel (FR/FSBK/6,00), 47. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/6,00), 48. Martjin Polinder (DK/IDM/3,00), 49. Peter Sebestyen (HU/WSBK/3,00), 50. Filip Altendorfer (DE/EWC/0,00), 50. Florian Bauer (DE/EWC/0,00), 50. Rico Löwe (DE/EWC/0,00), 50. Didier Grams (DE/Macau Grand Prix/0,00)

It is still possible to register for the 2014 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy on the website The deadline for registrations for the current season is not until 2nd November 2014, entry is free. Regardless of when the registrations are received, each participant will receive points for all the race events he/she has competed in since the start of the scoring period on 15th February 2014. So the ranking can also continuously change as new participants are added.



BMW Motorrad Motorsport website:



It is still possible to register for the 2014 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy on the website The deadline for registrations for the current season is not until 2nd November 2014, entry is free. Regardless of when the registrations are received, each participant will receive points for all the race events he/she has competed in since the start of the scoring period on 15th February 2014. So the ranking can also continuously change as new participants are added.



BMW Motorrad Motorsport website:



Rounds 3 & 4 Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship

It was a wild weekend of racing in the Alberta Mountains. The Shale Shaker is one of the toughest off road events in Canada - if you ask the top riders they will say THE toughest in Canada. It kept some riders away and attracted many others looking to take on the challenge. Riders raced up, down and across the mountains for two days with some sections requiring sweep riders to use long ropes and grappling hooks to help a few of the racers over the summit sections.

Both days saw KTM's Bobby Prochnau and Honda's Jason Schrage put on a Battle Royale in the Pro class trading leads all day - in the end Bobby managed to win by a just few seconds on both days and capture the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship West Championship. Husqvarna's Ryan Graffunder rode hard to manage third overall on both days and third in the Championship.

Full results and points standings are available on the WEC site.

The next round of the Royal Distributing CXCC will be back east in Parry Sound on July 27.


Nick King Crowned Canadian Yamaha Tech GP Champion!

After months of gruelling tests and interviews, Yamaha’s top nine technicians from across Canada arrived at Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd. headquarters in Toronto for the 2014 Technician Grand Prix.

Competitors were put through nine skill-testing labs that included Yamaha computer systems, troubleshooting mechanical issues and precision measurement. In the end, Nick King of Kelowna Yamaha in Kelowna, BC was awarded the title of 2014 Yamaha Canadian Tech GP Champion!

Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd. National Manager - Service, Jeff Waite said “The Tech GP is a contest that pits the very best Yamaha technicians to promote Yamaha’s worldwide service network. For Canadian dealers and their technicians, Tech GP is a prestigious event rewarding their on-going training as well as a level of excellence and commitment.”

Second place was awarded to Greg Zeniuk from Riverside Yamaha in St-Albert, Alberta and rounding out the top three was Brett Hart from Blackfoot Motorsports in Calgary, Alberta.

The journey doesn’t end here for Nick. In September, he will fly to Japan to represent Canada in the Yamaha Motor Technician World Championships. King will compete against Yamaha Technicians from across the globe for a chance at the World Championship title.


Crash Sensor Now on Samsung and Other Android Devices

The folks at ICEdot are happy to announce that their Crash Sensor now works on Samsung and other Android devices.

For more details and to purchase your Crash Sensor please visit their website.

What is the ICEdot crash sensor you say? 

Here's a little info and a video from their website:

The Crash Sensor will mount onto any helmet. When paired with the ICEdot app on a smart phone, the system is able to detect motion, changes in forces and impacts.

In the event of critical forces, the device triggers the app over low-energy Bluetooth to sound an alarm and initiate an emergency countdown. Unless the countdown clock is stopped, the app will then notify your emergency contacts and send GPS coordinates of the incident so that appropriate follow up actions can be taken.


Why We Ride Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Now on Sale

The Why We Ride Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by composer Steven Gutheinz is now on sale. The soundtrack is available for purchase through Amazon and iTunes and can also be heard on various streaming services including Rdio, Rhapsody, Spotify and more.

“Music plays such an important role in film by setting the mood and conveying emotions,” said Director/Producer Bryan H. Carroll. “Steven’s work on the Why We Ride score is a piece of art in its own right and we couldn’t be happier with how the audio and visuals came together in the film.”

The score was written by film and television composer Steven Gutheinz and was performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. It runs just over an hour and twenty minutes in length and the 24 tracks follow the progression of the movie.

Click here to download on Amazon
Click here to download on iTunes

“We’re excited to share Steven’s wonderful score with our fans,” said Producer James Walker. “Steven’s music works perfectly with the visuals in the film, and paints such vivid pictures that it is extremely enjoyable to listen to this work independently from the film as well.”

“I’m inspired by visuals, and there were so many great visual moments in this film and, of course, they all involve a motorcycle,” said Composer Steven Gutheinz. “Structure is such a huge part of composing music, and to see a film laid out like that and to hear the director describe in detail his vision for the music was inspiring.”

Learn more about Steven Gutheinz at Get the Why We Ride Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Amazon and iTunes today, or listen on most popular music streaming services.