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Ural nears milestone sales figure in US

Ural is nearing a milestone mark in sales in the US and they've got a little treat for the person who purchases that unit.

Here's the details:

We are currently at 4,968 new Urals registered in the US since IMWA launched in 2003. Coming up on our 5,000th new Ural owner sometime next month. Statistically inclined internal brains are estimating we'll receive the milestone registration around September 7th... Well, whenever it arrives, we decided to celebrate this very special customer with an eclectic collection of gifts. That lucky person can be you! 


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KYMCO signs on Parts Canada as sponsor of Mad Bastard Scooter Rally

From KYMCO here's all the details:

We would like to extend a HUGE welcome to Parts Canada as the presenting sponsor for the 2015 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally. Parts Canada is a national distributor of aftermarket parts and accessories for the Canadian power sports industry. They are a fantastic organization that keeps our industry running in peak performance during all seasons. We are thrilled to be partnering with them, and hope you will visit their dealers for all those accessories and parts your ride will need to make it rally-ready. Access their handy dealer locator app here to get ready for the rally!

To Parts Canada – Welcome to the Mad Bastard asylum! We think you’ll fit right in.

We’re on Instagram! If you’re an Intagramer, follow us @madbastardscooterrally, or hashtag us!

KYMCO Canada Hosts the 2015 MBSR

KYMCO Canada is thrilled to be taking over the reigns from CMG to exclusively organize the 2015 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally. As a long-time title sponsor, we have participated as rally organizers, co-rally masters, and of course, rally participants. With nearly a decade of exposure to the insanity of this event, we promise to stay true to MBSR’s core elements, but equally look forward to taking it up a notch!

Editor ‘Arris will stay on as the asylum’s resident consultant, and may have the opportunity to finally get a taste of his own medicine if he dares to ride with the pack this time. Ah, revenge is sweet isn’t it? Dust off those scoots, and fire up those engines. You will not want to miss this one!



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CFMOTO Canada Introduces the 650TK and 650NK Motorcycles

CFMOTO Canada officially unveiled two new motorcycles in the 650cc category. The 650TK is the ultimate touring bike, providing a unique combination of performance, comfort and value.The 650NK is an attractive and nimble sport bike with stunning aerodynamic design and outstanding performance.

Both the 650TK and 650NK feature high quality frame build and components that position these new motorcycles among the best in their category.  “We are especially proud about the components of these motorcycles. The Italian Marelli injector, the Spanish Juan brakes and the German Continental tires are a few examples” says Carl Patoine, CFMOTO Canada President.

Backed by a 5 year limited warranty, the exciting new 650TK and 650NK will provide outstanding performance and value for many years.

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Raphael Lemieux takes home his second consecutive Factory Ride!

–Raphael Lemieux powered his Yamaha YZ125 to top finishes at the ECAN in Deschambault to claim back-to-back Factory Rides!

The 14 year-old, Terrebonne, QC native collected the most points of any amateur Yamaha rider. For his efforts, Lemieux will get the use of a YZ of his choice along with $2500 in parts and accessories for the 2015 season.

“After winning this great award last year, I was determined to repeat. I am proud of myself and very excited to have a new 2015 Yamaha for next season!" said Lemieux.


“For next year, I will definitely be choosing the 2015 YZ250. I’m a big fan of the Yamaha 2-strokes and love the new look of the 2015’s. I have to give a big thank you to Benoit Léveillé. Without his help, this would not have been possible. I’d also like to thank my sponsors, Yamaha Motor Canada, my parents and my brother.”

The Yamaha Factory Ride Award will conclude for 2014 at the Walton TransCan from August 13th-17th. One moreYamaha rider still has 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 and you could be on a Factory Ride in 2015!


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BMW Motorrad - Motorcycle segment records best-ever half-year results

Second-quarter revenues of the Motorcycles segment grew by 11.2% to € 528 million (2013: € 475 million). EBIT increased 19.6% to € 55 million (2013: € 46 million) and profit before tax rose 20.0% to € 54 million (2013: € 45 million). The number of motorcycles sold increased by 5.1% to a new second-quarter record of 42,259 units (2013: 40,209 units).


Segment revenues in the first half of the year increased by 9.8% to € 1,000 million (2013: € 911 million). EBIT rose by 22.7% to € 119 million (2013: € 97 million) and profit before tax grew 23.2% to € 117 million (2013: € 95 million). Sales volume for the six-month period increased by 9.3% to 70,978 units (2013: 64,941 units). With these figures, BMW Motorrad recorded the best six-month period in its 90-year history of motorcycle manufacturing.

According to Dr. Friedrich Eichiner, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Finance,
 "Sales performed well in markets including France, Italy and the US. The R Series, in particular, with the new models R 1200 RT, R 1200 GS Adventure and R nineT, made strong gains.


In the first half-year, the overall market in the segment above 500 cc showed signs of recovery for the first time worldwide. Over the full year, markets in Germany and Europe should improve on last year. In the US, the total market should be close to 2013 levels."


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Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship - East Round #3

Light rain the day before the race made for excellent conditions at the famous Parry Sound event.  It eliminated the dust but did make the rock sections a bit more slippery – riders struggled through some of the tougher areas but at the end of the day positive comments flowed on the course layout.    A big thanks needs to go out to Mike Hurst, Barry Billings and the volunteers who cut in the new sections.

Yamaha’s Brian Wojnarowski, who excels in the technical terrain, was determined to get back on top of the podium after a second in Alvinston, ON to fellow Yamaha rider Zach Lewis.  Brian led from the start with new Yamaha rider Brandon Cambareri in second.  Zach Lewis washed out in the first turn trying for the holeshot and had to work his way back up from 6th, he managed to get past Brandon on the 3rd lap but couldn't catch Wojo and had to settle for second.

The next round will be in Wingham on Aug 17th.  This will be a double header weekend with round 2 of the Ontario Enduro Championship taking place on Saturday and the Cross Country on Sunday.

It was announced in Parry Sound that the Wheatley round planned for Aug 24th has been cancelled due to the wet season making large sections of the course unrideable.

For specific event information and full results please visit our site




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The Indian Scout is coming - and it looks good

The Indian Scout is listed on the Canadian section of the Indian website and it starts at $12,199

It introduces the first-ever liquid-cooled Indian Motorcycle engine – an efficient and reliable 69 cubic inch V-twin. That works out to about 1130 CC's if you like to see engine measurements that way.



Some of the key features and design elements include: 

69 cu in Scout™ Engine This engine appeals to a rider’s key senses as it’s visually stunning, has a soul-stirring exhaust note, and delivers impressive power on demand to ignite an Indian Scout rider’s passion for the ride. The reliable, efficient liquid cooling ensures consistently outstanding performance in all riding conditions. Visually, this V-twin features innovative styling with unique details that merit a closer look.

Lightweight The lightweight chassis enhances the maneuverability and fun factor for the most rewarding riding. The premium suspension keeps the ride smooth and offers rear suspension adjustability

Balanced Well-balanced with a low center of gravity for easy, fluid handling at all speeds. An outstanding lean angle inspires confidence by allowing riders to capably execute high-speed cornering

Solo Seat Desert Tan Genuine Leather Solo Bucket Seat is a modern, authentic version of the original Indian Scout seat that delivers premium comfort. The comfortable seat features new desert tan leather designed to withstand the elements. This sealed, high-quality leather is strong and durable.

Modern Technology Efficient, reliable liquid cooling ensures the most consistently outstanding performance in all conditions, at all speeds. The modern technology produces an unmatched ride experience that includes electronic fuel injection, counter-balancing, and a 6-speed transmission

Styling The stylish DNA of the original Indian Scout is evident in this new model. Its styling and engineering are integrated in a refined, no-frills style. In authentic Indian Motorcycle fashion, major components are visible to celebrate the motorcycle’s mechanical beauty and grace. The design lines lead the eye the length of the bike and create the impression of it being in motion at all times.

Classic Triangle The classic rigid triangle of the original Indian Scout is featured here in re-engineered form, with the steering head and axles as the three points of this classic design

Headlight Black headlight with chrome trim replicates the original Indian Scout headlight and coordinates with other blacked-out elements

Fenders Stylish Fenders have a spare, jaunty style and display the elegant flow of genuine Indian Motorcycle bodywork

Badging The 2015 Indian® Scout™ features a tank badge like that of the iconic tank badges found on Scouts since the 1920s




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2015 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Model Roars Back

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) has more rush in the tank. Spy photos, gossip, and wild speculation are flooding the Internet as Harley-Davidson fans around the globe anticipate the return of the Road Glide motorcycle. The wait is over and the Road Glide model is back.

Weeks before the announcement of its complete 2015 model lineup, Harley-Davidson is previewing the Road Glide and Road Glide Special, two of its new 2015 motorcycles. Infused with DNA of the Customer-led product development effort Project RUSHMORE, the two sleek, shark-nose Touring models are being revealed today during special events at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, and at the National Bikers Roundup (NBR) in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


"Road Glide has always had an incredibly passionate following, which is why its return to the model line-up is exciting for our customers and our company," said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. "With Project Rushmore technology, intuitive features and great new styling, we're delivering an improved ride for the Road Glide faithful and the many others looking for more cool Project Rushmore motorcycle options."

One look at the new contour of the famous Road Glide fairing is all it takes to see past form and convention were put aside and a new rebellious design emerged. The Road Glide motorcycle earned its status satisfying the hard core and now it is back. From the wicked new Dual Reflector Daymaker LED headlights to the combination stop/turn/taillights, the Road Glide motorcycles set out to make the ultimate statement in custom, high-mile aggression and back it up with all the function riders demand.

"The Road Glide has always been a bike for a rider who's cut from a different cloth, a person who wants to make a statement as they chase the freedom of the road," said Michael Goche, Product Planning Manager. "This new model respects that spirit while offering a significant improvement in aerodynamic and ergonomic comfort, LED lighting, and the full suite of Project RUSHMORE features that have been such a huge hit with Touring riders around the world."

Road Glide
Shaped by countless hours of wind tunnel testing, the new frame-mounted Road Glide motorcycle fairing features a triple splitstream vent that significantly reduces head buffeting while still providing comfortable airflow around the rider. The brilliant white beams of the Dual Daymaker™ Reflector LED headlamp blasts through the murkiest of nights. Centred in the inner fairing is the colour screen of a Boom! Box 4.3 infotainment system controlled by twin joysticks located on a new swept-back handlebar that puts the rider in a commanding, comfortable position. A High Output Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine burbles through two chrome mufflers, its abundant torque always on tap with just a twist of the throttle. Touring features include One-Touch hard saddlebags, cruise control, easy-to-read gauges, adjustable air-ride rear suspension, and new ergonomic hand controls with intuitive design and improved tactile feel.



Road Glide Special
Select premium features elevate the performance and style of the Road Glide Special model from the base model. These enhancements include the premium Boom!™ Box 6.5GT infotainment system with touchscreen and GPS navigation, Reflex Linked Brakes with ABS, and hand-adjustable low-profile rear suspension. An exclusive painted inner fairing and hand-applied pinstriping move the styling up a notch.

The public will have an opportunity to see and test ride the new 2015 Road Glide and Road Glide Special models at Harley-Davidson locations in Sturgis August 2-9 and in Tulsa on August 2. They then start arriving at authorized Harley-Davidson Retail Stores on August 26, 2014. Visit www.h-d.com/roadglide for more information.


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Schuberth Offers Tinted Face Shields and other Accessories

Aliso Viejo, Calif. - July 30, 2014 - Schuberth helmet accessories are in stock at Schuberth dealers across the country. Along with a variety of tint and mirror face shields, Schuberth offers PinLock® anti-fog lenses, replacement liners, helmet locks and bags, and more.


 

“Schuberth helmet owners and those shopping for a new helmet should know that we offer many replacement face shields for all of our helmet models,” said Randy Northrup, Vice President of Schuberth North America. “Everyone has their own preference for visibility as well as exterior appearance, so we offer a variety of tint and mirror shields to suit those preferences.”



 

Schuberth accessory face shields are injection molded for optimal clarity and adhere to the same stringent ECE testing as the stock shields. Schuberth’s unique tool-less EasyChange mechanism makes removal and replacement easy, allowing users to clean or swap shields in seconds.

 

Schuberth replacement face shields are available in the following options:

● Standard (Clear)
● Light Smoke - 50% tint for daytime use
● Dark Smoke - 80% tint for bright weather use
● Iridium - 80% tint, multi-color mirror finish for bright weather use
● Blue Mirror - 80% tint  for bright weather use
● Silver Mirror - 80% tint for bright weather use (SR1 only)
● Tear off Ready Shields and tear offs (SR1 only)

 

In addition to offering replacement face shields, Schuberth offers PinLock® anti-fog lenses for fog-free riding. Available in clear or yellow tint, the PinLock® lens easily seals to the inside of the face shield and is guaranteed to prevent fogging and improve visibility, regardless of conditions. Other Schuberth accessories include a helmet lock, helmet bags, replacement liners, T-shirts and more.Click here to shop Schuberth accessories or find an authorizedSchuberth dealer near you. Learn more atSchuberthNorthAmerica.com and follow Schuberth on Facebook,InstagramTwitter and YouTube for more updates and product information.


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Favorite Products: Tirox Chain Cleaner

Looking for a squeaky clean chain? Well - there's a great product that's made in Canada from Tirox. It's their Tirox Chain Cleaner. One of the best parts is the chain brush.

Check out the video below:

http://youtu.be/L5ZwX3MWd7Y



And you can also check out our review HERE. You should be able to find it at your local motorcycle shop in Canada. If not -it's a Parts Canada distributed product. You should be able to have the dealership bring you in a can.

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Ducati Summer Offers Ending Soon!

Better act now if you want to get the in-store accessory credit Ducati is offering on multiple models. Offers end July 31st.




1199 Panigale | $1,200 in-store credit*

Purchase a select new 2014 1199 Panigale and receive $1,200 in-store credit towards the purchase of Ducati Performance accessories and/or Ducati apparel.

Eligible models include the following:
2014 1199 Panigale ABS
2014 1199 Panigale S 

Multistrada | $1,000 in-store credit*

Purchase a select new 2014 Ducati Multistrada and receive a $1,000 in-store credit towards the purchase of Ducati Performance accessories and/or Ducati apparel.

Eligible models include the following:
2014 Multistrada 1200 ABS
2014 Multistrada 1200 S Touring
2014 Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo 



Hypermotard | $750 in-store credit*

Purchase a new 2014 Ducati Hypermotard or Hyperstrada and receive $750 in-store credit towards the purchase of Ducati Performance accessories and/or Ducati apparel.

Eligible models include the following:
2014 Hypermotard
2014 Hyperstrada 

Streetfighter 848 | $750 in-store credit*

Purchase a new 2014 Streetfighter 848 and receive $750 in-store credit towards the purchase of Ducati Performance accessories and/or Ducati apparel.

Eligible models include the following:
2014 Streetfighter 848 

Monster 796 | $500 in-store credit*

Purchase a new 2014 Monster 796 and receive $500 in-store credit towards the purchase of Ducati Performance accessories and/or Ducati apparel.

Eligible models include the following:
2014 Monster 796

*In-store Credit does not include installation fees or taxes. Some parts and accessories are for off-road use only. Ducati Accessory and/or Apparel In-store Credits are valid for purchases of genuine Ducati Accessories and/or Ducati Apparel only. See your local authorized dealership for details. In-store Credit offers apply to the following new, previously unregistered 2014 model year Ducati motorcycles; 1199 Panigale ABS, 1199 Panigale S, Multistrada 1200 ABS, Multistrada 1200 S (Touring, Grandturismo), Streetfighter 848, Hypermotard (excludes Hypermotard SP), Hyperstrada and Monster 796. Demonstrator models are excluded from this offer. Subject to model availability and dealer participation. Offer valid through July 31, 2014. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer from Ducati. In-store Credit offer valid through participating and authorized Canadian Ducati dealers only.

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Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship - East Round #3

This Sunday, July 27th is Round #3 of the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship East taking place just outside the Town of Parry Sound.
This historic race location is famous world wide for hosting rounds of the World Enduro Championship in both 2006 and 2007. It is also the location of the Canadian Enduro Championship in 2009 and 2010. This is the only time in the year racers are able to experience these incredible trails that truly are of World Championship caliber.
The Parry Sound course is known its mix of rocky trails, fast sand hills and berms as well as loamy deep forest trails.  Each year some new trails are added and this year is no execption – the WEC volunteer crew has been hard at work adding a new techincal section for the afternoon race.   A shortened and more tame version of the course is set and passable for all our mini riders as well as Pee Wee racers. The morning race program has a few of the most difficult obstacles removed and the afternoon race program pulls out all the stops and features everything past Word Champions rode.
Located only one hour north of Barrie, its an easy drive up the recently widened Hwy 400. This community has a great vacation atmosphere with plenty of restaurants and recreational activities to entertain the whole family. The Town of Parry Sound has a history of welcoming motorcyclists into their community and the region looks forward to this race every year.
For specific event information please visit our site

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