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Motorcycle Experience - Back on TSN
Motorcycle Experience are back for their 25th season on TSN and on TSN2.
Airs: Tuesday, April 15 at 2:00pm EST - Check local listings.
Some topics you can expect in this first show of the season include:
The Yamaha FZ-09; a bike that everybody is talking about. How to pack your bike, custom paints jobs, and the Ultimate Ride.
KYMCO Canada - exclusive organizer of the 2015 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally!
BMW Motorrad achieves new all-time high in March
Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Head of Sales and Marketing: "We got off to an excellent start to the new motorcycle season with a sales increase of 16.1% as of March. In the first three months of this year we have supplied more motorcycles and maxi scooters than ever before in a first quarter. What is more, last month was the most successful in the company's history with 15,183 vehicles sold and an increase of 16.2%. Never before have we sold as many vehicles in March."
The positive result was due to the high level of demand worldwide. The first quarter was pleasing in Europe, too. The southern European markets are seeing significant growth as compared to the previous year. The strongest individual market for BMW Motorrad continues to be Germany, followed by the US, France, Italy, Brazil and Spain.
"Based on this excellent quarterly result we have positive expectations of the upcoming months," concluded Heiner Faust.
Zero DS Soon To Hit the Streets of Ceres California Working Traffic Detail
Zero Motorcycles has nnounced today that the Ceres Police Department has purchased three Zero DS Police Motorcycles to be added to the department’s current Traffic Unit fleet of motorcycles. The purchase of these three Zero DS motorcycles was 100% grant-funded by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District in an effort to keep the air pollution-free. The Ceres Police Department selected the Zero DS Police Motorcycle due its reliability, low maintenance, battery range and capacity, maneuverability, and light weight chassis, as well as economic feasibility and low impact on the environment. In addition to traffic enforcement, these motorcycles can be used in enforcement situations that require a stealthy approach, as well as for public relations and school safety patrols. Zero continues to work directly with a variety of law enforcement, security and military agencies including current testing with the Los Angeles Police Department.
“Police departments rely on their fleet motorcycles and vehicles everyday while in the line of duty and we are proud to be able to play a role in providing a motorcycle that meets police and department needs. Zero Motorcycles is continuously working towards providing top motorcycles that have been developed from the ground up to meet the requirements of law enforcement and security agencies,” said John Lloyd, Vice President of Global Sales for Zero Motorcycles. “Zero has designed and engineered the police line-up based on feedback directly from patrol officers regarding their needs and responsibilities. We are honored to have the continued support of law enforcement and security agencies and are thrilled that the Ceres Police Department will be using Zero Police Motorcycles in their fleet.”
“The acquisition of these highly innovative law enforcement vehicles represents the collaborative effort of Ceres Police Department, Zero Motorcycles, and the Valley Air District to preserve the environment, increase policing efficiencies, and provide enhanced public safety services to the community. We are also interested in the health benefits for the officers by decreasing their exposure to the exhaust of traditional motorcycles,” said Art de Werk, Police Chief for Ceres Police Department. “I commend the initiative of Sergeant Chris Perry and appreciate the generous support of the Valley Air District. Community partnerships where we take advantage of innovative technology and intergovernmental support to deliver progressive law enforcement services should continue into the future.”
The Zero DS Police Motorcycle is fully electric and designed for police and security departments to have a cost effective way to patrol various terrains and road conditions as well as areas with noise and pollution limitations or restrictions allowing for a broader range of patrol area options. The Zero Police Motorcycles are fully equipped with pursuit emergency lighting and sirens, safety components, unique use case features, and plenty of functional storage options to carry gear, patrol items, and emergency medical equipment.
The Zero DS Police motorcycle was developed specifically for police and security agencies to be utilized to meet the daily needs and requirements of duty. Law enforcement agencies continue to be one of Zero’s fastest growing segments. Zero has worked with several local police departments and University police departments as well as international agencies in Hong Kong and Columbia. Since launching its exclusive law enforcement and security motorcycle line-up, Zero has developed electric motorcycle programs for police agencies like:
- Bogota Police Department
- Foothill-De Anza Community College Police Department
- Hong Kong Police Department
- Monterey Police Department
- San Jose State University Police Department
- Santa Cruz Police Department
- Scotts Valley Police Department
- San Mateo Police Department
… and many others
For exclusive information regarding Zero’s Police line- up, including video testimonial, visit www.zeromotorcycles.com/fleet.
Momentum Adventure Motorcycling - Ontario riding school
Exploring around the cottage or heading off to Siberia? Pick up new skills and find more roads to ride. The promise of Adventure bikes is the way to go.
Momentum Adventure Motorcycling will help you increase confidence when it comes to exploring gravel roads and trails. Using controlled off-road terrain in the Hockley Valley (Ontario), Momentum focuses on every rider in two ways; first, by developing and improving their off-pavement riding abilities and then by taking in a day touring some of the exciting unpaved roads in Ontario.
New riding skills are part of the program and you can comfortably expand these using your own bike at our dedicated facility 45 minutes north of Toronto. We are committed to safety and helping riders progress at their own pace. Your new skills will ultimately benefit you both on-road and off-road.
Balance, slow-speed control, bike dynamics, and rider techniques can help traditional road-riders and cruisers too. Once you’ve built that confidence you have the choice of a variety of dedicated tours that explore the back roads and trails of Ontario.
Programs are available mid-week and on week-ends. The first day is devoted to skills development and practice. The second day is for real. That’s when your new abilities take you to places you’ve never been before. Follow along with an experienced coach/rider while the new skills are reinforced.
Learn a way of riding that can get you there. Bookings are happening now for the 2014 riding season.
Accommodations and hospitality will be arranged nearby.
Have fun. Be safe. Expand your riding world.
Programs begin Saturday, May 3, 2014 and run every weekend. Groups can be booked by appointment.
Touring options run right through the Autumn.
Contact: Bruce Wilson
Phone: (226) 979-6140
2015 Honda NM4 coming to Canada
Atlantic Roadracing League New Organization Structure For 2014
Halifax, NS - March 31, 2013 – Atlantic Roadracing League (ARL) announced today they will be undergoing some organization changes for 2014 and beyond. ARL has been running motorcycle events in Atlantic Canada including road racing, high performance riding academies, and track days since 2008. The Atlantic Roadracing League will be continuing, however it will be under a new non- profit organization.
The Society of the Atlantic Roadracing League is made up of a board of directors with long respected histories in road racing, and will be lead in the initial year by President Sean Kelly who, while also being a racer, has extensive experience running large non-profit organizations in Atlantic Canada. Andrew Murray, former president of ARL will be working with the new board throughout the season to ensure a smooth transition for their events, sponsors, and participants.
“Our first goal in this transition is to ensure that road racing events and academies continue for 2014 and beyond. Secondly, we needed to ensure all participants, customers, and sponsors who signed on for events in 2014 will be recognized. I’m glad to say we were able to achieve these goals” says Andrew Murray, former President of ARL.
While the ARL brand has been created and grown for the past six years, the owner of Atlantic Roadracing League Inc., Andrew Murray wanted to see the brand continue and will work with the new board of directors to ensure a seamless transition with the new organization. “We didn’t want to go through a branding change for 2014 even though the organization was changing so we took the necessary steps in allowing the new organization to use the ARL name and brand”, Andrew Murray explained. He went on to say, “The new organization will be known as the Society of the Atlantic Roadracing League, and has been initiated under the rules for not for profit organizations in Nova Scotia.”
When asked further, Andrew Murray said, “It has always been our goal to grow the sport in Atlantic Canada and to provide the most professional, well run events in the region and we feel we have been able to do that over the years. However, because ARL is not recognized as a stakeholder in the facility known as Atlantic Motorsport Park it was very difficult to be sustainable.” He went on to say, “Our primary goal when determining this new approach was to ensure motorcycle racing continues in our region, and I am glad we have achieved that.”
Effective April 1, 2014, Society of the Atlantic Roadracing League will the promoter of all Atlantic motorcycle road racing, riding academies, and track days at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. For information on these and other activities visit www.facebook.com/
2014 Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship
This upcoming race season will mark the fifth year of the WEC Ontario Enduro Championship. From its inception, this has been a series specifically designed to introduce young riders ages 16 and under, to the sport of off-road motorcycle competition. Over this period it has grown into a four round championship series with classes for the youngest beginner on 50cc automatic bikes all the way up to 16 year old dedicated racers on full size MX bikes.
Events are designed to mimic the FIM enduro model with multiple trail loops and three different special tests timed electronically per loop. As these events are entirely off road on closed course and private land, there are no license plates, or insurance required on the bikes themselves. The $30 entry fee provides a day of competition, lunch for all in attendance and an afternoon of play riding after the awards ceremony. Parents and friends are encouraged to follow the kids around the course to help them out
Round #1 – Sunday June 8 Shelburne. Long special tests and a great MX track highlight this round.
Round #2 – Sunday July 13 Campbellville. This event will be part of the festivities of the Overland Adventure Rally taking place at the Mohawk Inn and KOA Campground. There are lots of events all weekend.
Round #3 – Saturday Aug 16 Wingham. This round will be part of a double header weekend with the Enduro on Saturday followed by Round #4 of the WEC National Cross Country East on Sunday the 17th. Lots of camping is available on site for those families that participate in both the XC and Enduro Series. This property has a spectacular network of forest trails as well as a MX track that riders love.
Round #4 – Sunday September 28 Meaford. This property was introduced into the series two years ago with a great rider response. As it is the end of the series, awards for the series champions will presented.
If you know any young riders that are thinking about getting into racing and want minimal cost, a controlled environment, and friendly atmosphere, this is series is for them. The Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship showcases great up and coming talent and has exciting competition without the bar to bar pressure and intensity of Motocross or Cross Country. With attendance growing every year, it’s hard to argue with a formula that works.
Tim Hortons (Sudbury) Backed Young Rolls onto BSB Grid with Team WD40
Although this is a home coming of sorts for Young, the resident of Thornbury, Ontario Canada is looking forward the new challenge of riding the 1000cc machine in the British Superbike Superstock class.
BMW Motorrad tops customer satisfaction
BMW Motorrad is overall winner of customer satisfaction survey in the USA.
BMW Motorrad ranked first in the category of production quality, with BMW Motorrad customers giving a particularly high rating to finish, engine and power transmission, suspension, brakes and controls. The warranty and guarantee category was also won by BMW Motorrad.
Meanwhile BMW Motorrad finished second in sales and consultation, with very positive ratings being awarded for the model range available and the presentation of BMW Motorrad models at dealerships. BMW Motorrad also gained second place in the area of product satisfaction. In addition to ride comfort, design and user friendliness, interviewees especially appreciated the engines and drive systems of BMW motorcycles as well as their ride and handling properties.
BMW Motorrad came third in the area of service, where the work quality, personnel and the punctuality of BMW Motorrad dealers were praised. When it came to the criterion of purchase and maintenance costs, BMW Motorrad customers rated the excellent resale value of BMW motorcycles especially highly.
BMW Motorrad customers also commented on their brand loyalty. Here, 80 per cent were able to recommend BMW Motorrad to others.
"We are very pleased to have achieved the top ranking in the Motorcycle Industry Council satisfaction survey: this confirms our clear customer and quality orientation. At the same time, the award is an incentive for BMW Motorrad to continue to improve," said Carsten Saager, Head of Quality BMW Motorrad.
The Motorcycle Industry Council, with its headquarters in Irvine, California, has operated under this name since 1970 but celebrates its one hundredth anniversary this year. Its members include motorcycle and accessory manufacturers, dealers and importers as well as motorcycle service companies and the motorcycle press.
New Range, New Website for Knox
Multi-view product galleries and in-depth technical sections are now part of the site to help you know exactly what you're buying.
Here's the LINK.
We've been making motorcycle gear for riders since 1981. Those were the pioneering days of motorcycle body armour and over 30 years later we are still leading the way on innovative performance products for riders. Whatever your age or gender, whether you ride on or off road, track riders or commute, we engineer performance clothing, gloves and technical mid and base layers that will enhance your riding and enjoyment on a bike.
Schuberth Expands SR1 Race Helmet Line
● Schuberth announces the arrival of new graphics and colorways for the SR1 helmet.
● The SR1 Stealth features a matte black finish with red, orange or blue reflective accents.
● Schuberth’s SR1 helmet represents the pinnacle of head protection design and technology.
● SR1 Technology | $969 ($1120 CAD)
● SR Stealth | $949 ($1100 CAD)
For more information on the SR1 and to find a Schuberth dealer near you, visit www.SchuberthNorthAmerica.com. Join the Schuberth community online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.