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PUREBREED and BMW Motorrad Canada - the Brooklyn Project Collaboration

In collaboration with BMW PUREBREED CYCLES unveils ‘The Brooklyn Project’: 40 bespoke limited edition café racers designed on the S1000R.Highlights - Classic café racer styling coupled with BMW S1000R performance - +15hp gain overstock - 24 kg. weight reduction - Quick-release customization for track day action - Orders being taken now for delivery in Spring 2016.This collaboration will be limited
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2015 - The Motorcycle Show Vancouver

Contributed by Trevor Marc Hughes  All photos by Trevor Marc HughesIt’s the scope of the displays that is most exciting. It also is what is most intimidating.Where do you start? Will you be able to take it all in? Walking into Tradex is something like seeing gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. It’s difficult not to start bounding along like an excited ten-year-old, zipping back
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Lake Superior Circle Tour

If this trip isn’t on your travel bucket list, it should beStory by Dustin WoodsPhotos by Dustin Woods and Alexe Sawicki   Whenever and wherever riding enthusiasts congregate and discuss the best places to ride, the old standards like the Pacific Coast Highway, Cabot Trail and Deal’s Gap come up often. I recently started hearing about another one lately that had me intrigued - The Lake Superior
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Book Review: Nearly 40 on the 37

CanadianMotorcycleRider has been around since late 2007 and I've read my fair share of motorcycle themed books since then and with a few exceptions I enjoy them all to a degree. Some are technical, some are light, some have tones of arrogance, some talk about riding, some talk about a life event and have motorcycle themes weaved in, and some are written more skillfully than others.Trevor's book, Nearly
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Fundy Adventure Rally - 2014

It's the first year for the Fundy Adventure Rally. The fine folks at CMG Online were expecting 20 or so people but managed to convince about 60 people to tackle 500+ KM's of New Brunswick wilderness near Sussex with the Adair's Wilderness Lodge serving as the base camp. Riders came from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, and Maryland. Adair's is a great spot in the middle of the woods but
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Arai - Signet Q Riders Review

Arai Signet Q with Laurel graphic - Rider ReviewThe Signet Q is a full-face sport helmet that takes technologies and construction methods gleaned from the race track. These attributes are incorporated into a high-performance street helmet. Our short take on the Signet Q is that it's a fantastic helmet and the Laurel graphic is amazing. I haven't really been a fan of graphic helmets but this
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KTM Demo Day

Friday afternoon and it's KTM demo day at Freedom cycle in Halifax- near my home base. It's a factory supported tour with the bikes sporting Quebec plates.Everything new is here but the highest profile and rare bikes got booked up fast- namely the RC8 and the 1290 Super Duke. Shame I didn't get to ride either of those but I sat on the RC8 and oh boy that's one hard seat! Zero cushion! It's pretty much
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