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Slow November for BMW - up Year to Year

BMW Motorrad Canada reported 50 retails in November, a decrease of 47.9% over the same period last year. Year-to-date results were up 7.2 per cent, with 1,980 units sold. This figure represents a new record for the brand, surpassing the previous record of 1,940 units set in 2014.


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2016 Ural Line-Up Comparo - USD pricing.

Handy comparison chart if you're contemplating a Russian sidecar rig for Christmas. Pricing is in USD unfortunately but it still puts all the features side-by-side.



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Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro

The new Multistrada 1200 Enduro takes travel into a new domain. 160 hp Ducati Testastretta DVT engine, 30-litre fuel tank, 19" front wheel, spoked wheels and 200 mm of wheel travel. However far, in whatever circumstance, Ducati technology, performance and comfort redefine the boundaries of every adventure.



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BMW G 310 R - Expected arrival at dealerships Q3 2016

Riding pleasure.

The BMW G 310 R is the essence of riding pleasure. It was built for pulsing cities and those who simply love riding motorcycles. It is maneuverable, easy to handle and sporty at the same time. Whether you're a tall or small rider, you’ll immediately feel at home on the BMW G 310 R! The bike is lightweight, yet a real powerhouse with its 313 cc engine. Get to work, the next hot spot or out of the city safely and reliably on the G 310 R. Premium quality, excellent workmanship and extraordinary technology ensure intense riding pleasure.


Good genes. Good looks.

Good looks unmistakably run in the family – the G 310 R clearly carries the S 1000 R genes. The sporty headlight fairing with powerful headlight, dynamic fuel tank trim and typical roadster proportions transform it into an eye-catcher on the street. The G 310 R is light and strong. The sporty seat emphasizes the roadster dynamic and gives the bike an unmistakable motorsport look. The gold anodized fork and brake calipers emphasize the workmanship of the machine.

Another highlight is the detailed aluminum swing arm. The design ensures lightness and the struts offer stability. Wide tires grip to the road - providing confident riding pleasure.


Light, strong and maneuverable.

The G 310 R doesn't take second place. The single-cylinder, four-stroke 313 cc engine and range of features help to ensure this. The tilt of the cylinder to the rear and the cylinder head that has been rotated 180° lowers the center of gravity and shifts it in the direction of the front wheel. Because of this, the G 310 R is more agile and easier to control. The low and longer swing arm ensures even more stability, without unnecessarily increasing the wheelbase. Ride in confidence with standard ABS, a standard feature on all BMW motorcycles since 2013. Good looks, powerful drive and less than 350 lbs. fully fueled, with the G 310 R you can simply enjoy motorcycling.

Everyone wants to ride it.

Ride stress-free and relaxed through the streets with the G 310 R. Even in the big-city hustle and bustle, you'll ride with confidence thanks to the successful layout of all of the control elements. The ergonomic layout of the handlebars, footrest and control elements ensure a superb riding sensation. The G 310 R offers the right seat for all riders, providing stability. On any surface, the geometry and spring and damper tuning make it an agile city-hopper. Whether riding in heavy city traffic, commuting to work or just getting out of the city on the weekend, with the G 310 R you'll want to ride on!

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Indian Motorcycle Unveils the Versatile and Affordable All-New 2016 Scout Sixty

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today introduced the latest addition to its 2016 lineup —the all-new Indian Scout® Sixty — from the floor of the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. The new 999cc Scout Sixty breaks through boundaries, promising to broadly appeal to new rider segments with a premium motorcycle at the lowest MSRP yet for the brand.

The new Indian Scout Sixty offers many of the same features and components of the award-winning Indian® Scout®, which was introduced in 2014 at the Black Hills Rally on the fabled “Wall of Death.” True to the craftsmanship, reliability and legendary agility of the Indian Scout, the new Scout Sixty shares the identical chassis, suspension, brakes and core engine — all mated with a new 60 cubic inch engine. Featuring 78hp, the highest horsepower in class, and a dry weight of 542 pounds with a potent 65 ft./lbs. of linear torque, the Scout Sixty is paired with a silky smooth, easy-to-shift 5-speed transmission, and starts at $8,999. Offered in three classic, bold Indian Motorcycle colors, the Scout Sixty features a black seat, matching black frame and wheels, and is compatible with the many accessories already available for the Indian Scout.


“The Indian Scout has been a stunningly successful introduction for us, with balance, performance and maneuverability that appeals to riders here in America and around the globe,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “The new Scout Sixty expands that reach even further to include newer riders who desire the legendary quality and craftsmanship of an Indian Motorcycle.”

The Scout Sixty is available in Thunder Black starting at $8,999, with Indian Motorcycle Red and Pearl White color options starting at $9,299. A seat height of 25.3 inches allows for sure-footed comfort at stops, and the low center of gravity ensures agile cornering, precise balance and overall rider confidence and control. A series of accessories including seats, handlebars and footpeg relocators allow the motorcycle to be tailored to fit each rider, while additional accessories such as saddlebags, wire wheels and quick-release windscreens give owners virtually unlimited freedom to customize their rides.

The new Scout Sixty is not shy on performance, with Roland Sands Designs getting the nod as the first to customize the new model. Sands customized five new motorcycles to race prep them for battle in the street bike-based class for the “Super Hooligan” class at the Superprestigio of the Americas, slated for November 21at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The new Scout Sixty is already en route to dealerships around the world, and is sure to be a popular platform for customizing and personalizing prior to the traditional riding season kick-off at Daytona Bike Week.

“We expect the Scout Sixty to accelerate the already unprecedented success we have had with the new Scout platform,” said Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director Scott Meek. “The custom community has really embraced the Scout and we have experienced intense enthusiasm from DIY customizers, dealers, pro-builders and the aftermarket."

For more information about the Scout Sixty and the Scout visit www.indianmotorcycle.com. For information on the Super Hooligan race, log on to www.superprestigio.com. The Scout Sixty will be a featured display motorcycle for the balance of the International Motorcycle Show circuit, with more information and tickets available a twww.motorcycleshows.com.

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New Ducati XDiavel plays starring role at 73rd edition of EICMA

Ducati presents its 2016 bike range at the 73rd edition of EICMA, the international motorcycle exhibition being held at the Milan Trade Fair in Rho November 19-22, with over 1300 square metres of exhibition space. This is a big event for Ducati which, after two days reserved for the press and those in the motorcycle industry, is now ready to show off its new 2016 range to the public.
Ducati is presenting eight new bikes at this event, of which no less than seven are completely brand new, two Ducati Scramblers (Flat Track Pro and the Sixty2 versions), the new Hypermotard 939, Hypermotard 939 SP and Hyperstrada 939 to complete the family, the 959 Panigale, the Multistrada Pikes Peak, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro and the eagerly awaited XDiavel. Completing this array of new bikes for 2016 is the Monster 1200 R, previewed in September at IAA 2015 in Frankfurt.
 
 
The XDiavel has already become one of the undisputed stars of this 73rd edition of EICMA. Even during the first two days set aside for press and industry operators, the ‘black box’, area dedicated to this latest Ducati, was practically swamped by those eager to get a close look at this new cruiser.
Black. Sophisticated. Stylish. Three keywords that accompanied the XDiavel all the way to its unveiling at the Ducati World Première 2016. Now, at EICMA, Ducati has dedicated an important part of its stand to the XDiavel, replicating that same style - an elegant ‘total black’ - to recreate the world that identifies this bike.
With this fascinating bike Ducati enters the cruiser domain and does so in its own inimitable way, presenting a true cruiser but with all the design, technology and performance one expects from a Ducati thoroughbred. The XDiavel brings together two worlds: the cruiser world - low speeds, relaxed riding and long journeys - and the Ducati world, characterised by Italian style, refined engineering and unparalleled performance.
 
The XDiavel offers both the ‘low speed excitement’ that comes from the relaxed riding and further-forward footpegs typical of a cruiser and the adrenaline rush of sports riding that Ducati has made its own. That's what the X in XDiavel stands for: the merging of two apparently separate, distant worlds on one bike, a superb combination where both are accomplished without compromise.
5,000, 60, 40. Three numbers that sum up the XDiavel concept. 5,000 as in the rpm at which the new twin-cylinder 156 hp Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 engine achieves maximum torque (13.1 kgm). 60 as in the number of different ergonomic configurations for the rider. Lastly, 40, as in the maximum attainable lean angle. The XDiavel is the first Ducati to use belt-type final transmission, a must within the cruiser world
 
The Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), together with Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Riding Modes, Bosch ABS Cornering, Cruise Control and the innovative Ducati Power Launch (DPL) system make the XDiavel a technological gem offering high performance and safety. An S version of the XDiavel is also available.
Moreover, at EICMA 2015 there are not only bikes at the Ducati stand: there are also new accessories and apparel, such as those specially designed for the Ducati Scrambler world or the collection dedicated to the XDiavel. The stand also features a shop area where visitors can purchase tech-wear or sportswear; new Ducati SuMisura (Made To Measure) leathers can also be ordered at a dedicated corner stand, letting users create and personalise their own exclusive Ducati riding leathers.
 

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Victory Motorcycles reveals production engine based on Project 156

Milan Italy and Long Beach CA November 18, 2015:Victory Motorcycles today revealed the production version of the engine that powered Project 156 up Pikes Peak this summer, and will power an upcoming 1200cc class motorcycle.
 
 
 The engine was designed to deliver the strongest power and performance in its class, and was shown off in a concept motorcycle built by European builder Urs Erbacher. Erbacher is well-known in the European custom motorcycle scene taking several top awards and gaining international attention.
 
 
Erbacher’s concept – dubbed the “Victory Ignition Concept” was custom built around the first preproduction engine off of the line in Osceola Wisconsin. The concept features an aggressive stance and frames the engine with a cast aluminum chassis, performance suspension and brakes with an aggressive Project 156-inspired paint scheme. “I’m proud not only of this build, but what it represents for the future of the Victory Motorcycles brand,” says the Swiss builder. “Getting full reigns to wrap the new engine in an interesting bike is a real highlight in my career, and from what I can see any production bike utilizing this powertrain will be a fantastic ride.”
“Project 156 is a purpose built racer that took our engine design to one of the most challenging races on the planet – it was a proving ground like no other that set the bar very high for our team,” says Victory Motorcycles General Manager Rod Krois. “This engine platform, which uses designs from other Polaris products having sold over 200,000 engines, will deliver on the promise of modern American muscle that is in the DNA of every current and future product we sell. Victory will continue to aggressively plot a new course for itself and where an American motorcycle brand can go.”
“Victory Motorcycle – from day one – has been a brand designed to deliver outstanding in-class performance, reliability and handling,” says Steve Menneto, President of the Polaris Motorcycles
Division. “Our new engine, Urs’ concept and news we’ll be sharing at the IMS in New York City will plot the direction not only of this fantastic new platform, but of this brand. We will continue to design and build the best motorcycles in every class we compete.”
 
The liquid-cooled four-valve engine has a 60-degree vee angle, utilizing double overhead cams that
promise to make class-leading power. Additional details of the engine will be revealed in the months to come.
For more information on the Ignition concept bike, visit www.victorymotorcycles.com/ignition
The display at EICMA, the international trade and consumer show, will be open for the public starting Thursday November 19, and continues through the weekend. The Polaris stand is located in Hall 13. For more information log on towww.eicma.it/en/.
Fans of American performance motorcycles are encouraged to keep an eye on Victory Motorcycles in
the coming weeks for more new product and concept motorcycles announcements.
 

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Young and Human 2.0 Partner to Build a Better Ben

Collingwood, ON CANADA – November 13, 2015 - Scottish-born Pro motorcycle road racer Ben Young from Collingwood, ON is proud to announce a partnership Human 2.0, a movement-based wellness and fitness facility located in Ottawa. Through their athlete’s program, Young looks to ensure he’s in peak physical condition heading into the 2016 racing season and beyond.


Human 2.0 – a sports medicine, rehabilitation, performance and movement centre – will soon be launching basic mobility programs for athletes and for motorcycle racers. Visit www.humantwopointzero.com for additional information on all of their programs.

President Chris Raynor, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist with a passion for motorsports. He’s a member of the Ontario Race Physicians and was an orthopaedic consultant to Clinica Mobile during Moto GP events.

Raynor will evaluate Young’s current fitness levels during an upcoming visit to Human 2.0’s fitness facility. Test results will assist in determining the most effective sports performance strategy focused around the goals of speed, general strength, agility, flexibility, balance, power, reaction time, diet, with ongoing mobility training for injury prevention.

“The biggest limiting factor for athletes is injury. At Human 2.0, it is our goal to act preventatively, and to start by addressing the most vulnerable areas of the human body. After all, you are only as strong as your weakest link. From there, we continue to build the foundation of general body awareness and complex movement skill using mindful, detailed, and form-focused techniques. Upon this, any and all other more specific needs can grow. On behalf of all the staff here at Human 2.0, we look forward to helping Ben prepare for his upcoming season. With solid physical, nutritional, and mental ground work, the sky is the limit when it comes to his success.” said President Chris Raynor, MD

A rider with tremendous international experience, including the Scottish Nationals, U.S. Red Bull Rookies Cup try-outs, British Superbike, Grand Prix wildcard, Young’s racing career has been extensive for any rider of his age. In 2014, he split his time between racing British Superstock in the UK and AMA Daytona SportBike (now MotoAmerica Supersport) in America, scoring solid results in both.

Young spent this past season racing in the U.S. with the powerful RoadRace Factory team in the MotoAmerica Supersport championship where he earned his first MotoAmerica podium at Road America along with several top 5 finishes. In 2015, he also achieved two podium finishes at home in Canada during a one-off race weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Young, who prides himself at being able to excel under pressure as well as being adaptable to new challenges, looks forward to the next chapter of being a better Ben: “I’m excited to advance my fitness levels with Human 2.0’s sports performance programs. I want to have no excuses and be able to give one hundred percent when I’m training and racing.”

Young will continue his momentum from this past season through to a new opportunity in 2016 which he hopes to be able to announce in the coming months.

As a proud "Laps for Muscular Dystrophy" (Laps4MD) rider Young has pledged to donate $1 for every lap he leads to Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Young is also thankful for the support of his personal sponsors; Scot-Build Developments Inc., Tim Hortons (Sudbury), AXO America and Bell Helmets.

To connect with Ben Young visit: http://www.fogi.us , on Twitter: @bcyoung86, and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BenYoungRacing

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Ural - Star Wars inspired special edition

Ural has a history of special editions. Looks like they're piggybacking on the popularity of the upcoming Star Wars movie with their latest iteration. The Ural Dark Force - they're making just 25 Ural Dark Force special editions for the US. Probably none making their way to Canada but we haven't heard from Ural on this.

MRSP is $14,999 USD


Here's the details:

From a factory far, far away; nestled in the Ural Mountains, comes the Dark Force. Standard equipped with Lightsaber®, LED lighting, and fully blacked out to hide you in the shadows.

Inspired by the world of Star Wars®, we created a motorcycle that lets your inner child explore the dark side with little damage to the real world balance of power. Come to the dark side...we've got sidecars!

Included Upgrades

- High visibility LED headlight
- Black ceramic coated exhaust with black engine
- Enduro Bench seat


Waterproof Storage

With a sidecar and trunk you'll have enough room for all your favourite gear (or droids) during your next ride.

The Dark Force has a 2.9 cu ft. trunk, providing a secure and water tight space for your extra gear.

Lightsaber® equipped.

Each Dark Force comes standard with one (1) extendable 3' Lightsaber® mounted to the sidecar. Easily accessible and totally secure, ready to battle the unknown.




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Victory Motorcycles participates in NYC Veterans Day Parade

Victory Motorcycles participated in the New York City Veterans Day Parade alongside their partner organization the Iraq Afghanistan Veterans Associations. Some IAVA Members rode Victory Motorcycles in the parade.

 
Victory Motorcycles continues to support our troops as we have done for years, and the IAVA is an important organizations recognizing the unique needs of our most recent veterans. For more information on the IAVA log on tohttp://iava.org/.
 

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BMW Motorrad presents the experimental vehicle eRR.

Supersport dynamism and zero emission thanks to electric power.

Munich. BMW Motorrad has a long tradition in pointing out new ways and thoughts for the topic „mobility on two wheels“. For that, again and again many studies were presented in the past giving views to the future. The experimental vehicle eRR, created as a project with the Technical University of Munich, embodies an idea of an electric powered supersport motorcycle made by BMW Motorrad.
Already a couple of years ago, BMW i showed the BMW Group’s visionary and sustainable approach with the vehicles BMW i3 and i8 and their revolutionary design principles (aluminum chassis and passenger cabin made from carbon fibre) and BMW Motorrad’s C evolution proved, that zero emission, riding fun and practicability do not exclude themselves.


With presenting the experimental vehicle eRR BMW Motorrad goes one step forward and shows the possibilities of an all-electric drive in a supersport motorcycle. Regarding design and chassis technology the eRR leans on the supersport motorcycle S 1000 RR, however using an all-electric drive.

Stephan Schaller, Head of BMW Motorrad, emphasizes: „Since their market launch, the RR is giving the creeps to motorsport athletes. If acceleration, handling or topspeed – the RR is setting standards. However, if acceleration on the first metres, up to 50, 60 kph, is the point, the RR’s 199 bhp have to admit defeat by another BMW product: the C evolution with its electric drive.

We asked ourselves: What happens when combining a sport motorcycle and an electric drive? The experimental vehicle eRR brings the topic zero emission and electric drive on a new, more fascinating level."

BMW Motorrad will announce technical details of the eRR at a later date.

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BMW Motorrad sales up

BMW Motorrad has been on a roll the past few years. Well, the trend continues... Best nine month sales figures in 90 years.

Motorcycles segment sets new records

The Motorcycles segment posted a new record for the quarter, with sales volume up by 16.3% to 33,993 units (2014: 29,239 units). Segment revenues for the period from July to September grew by 22.7% to € 454 million (2014: € 370 million) on the back of the strong sales volume performance and a high-value model mix. EBIT improved to € 46 million (2014: € 27 million; +70.4%), while profit before tax increased to € 45 million (2014: € 26 million; +73.1%). These earnings and sales volume figures all marked new records for a third quarter. The upward trend in business has been boosted by the new BMW R 1200 R, R 1200 RS, S 1000 RR, S 1000 XR and F 800 R models, all of which have been available since the start of the season.

BMW Motorrad also reported its best nine-month sales figures in more than 90 years of operations, with sales up by 12.2% to 112,411 units (2014: 100,217 units). Segment revenues rose by 19.9% to € 1,643 million (2014: € 1,370 million). EBIT improved to € 273 million (2014: € 146 million; +87.0%). Profit before tax showed a similar picture, with an increase of 89.5% to € 271 million (2014:

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