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The perfect Secret Santa gift! - paper motorcycles

Get that sepcial someone on yor secret santa the gift they've always wanted... a new motorcycle!

Well, this motorcycle is paper but it's a motorcycle! There's several models available and they're all extremely detailed.


For a link to more info and to download the various models check out the link:

http://global.yamaha-motor.com/yamahastyle/entertainment/papercraft/

You can even get Rossi!


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Schuberth Unveils New “M1” Open Face Helmet - Coming Spring 2015

Schuberth North America has unveiled the all-new “M1” helmet at AIMExpo 2014 in Orlando, FL. The German helmet manufacturer introduced the M1 open face helmet to members of the press at the AIMExpo media hub on Thursday, October 16.

With seven colorways, the M1 places equal emphasis on aesthetics and styling as on function and protection. The open face design makes the M1 suitable for a wide variety of riding styles, including everything from touring bikes to cruisers, cafe racers to scooters and even 3-wheelers.


The versatile M1 can be customized to over 1000 configurations to suit any riders’ preference. Options include numerous face shield and sun visor colours, and Schuberth’s simple mechanism makes for easy removal of the faceshield and installation of mini-peak for a completely different look and function. The graphite toned lining is available in an interchangeable coffee color, and the top vent cover can be changed from titanium colour to matte black.

One of the most impressive features of the new M1 is the Snap-n-Play™ Schuberth Rider Communication System™ accessory. The M1 features built-in speakers, boomless microphone and antenna, and the SRC-System™ simply snaps into place on the back of the helmet. Powered by Cardo, this optional upgrade pairs wirelessly with most Bluetooth® devices to facilitate bike-to-bike communication, phone calls, GPS or music.

The Schuberth M1 will be available in North America in spring 2015 through Schuberth North America dealers or online at www.SchuberthNorthAmerica.com.

• Size XS-XXXL
• Aerodynamic, Optical class 1 face shield
• Face shield is Pinlock Anti-fog ready and features HalfMaxVision technology
• Integrated sun visor
• Lightweight at approx 1395g
• Optimized aero acoustics
• Rear vent through the new Schuberth 3D Logo
• New generation lining: Seamless, ultrasound technology; Breathable and antibacterial; Easy to remove and interchangeable
• Preinstalled microphone & speakers for snap-in SRC-System 

Customizable to 4200 different combinations
• 7 shell colours 
• 2 inner linings
• 5 visors 
• 5 sun visors
• 6 different country flags stickers 
• 2 peaks
• 2 helmet options: visor or peak



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Kimpex expands operations with opening of Russian subsidiary

Kimpex, Canadian leader in the distribution of parts, accessories and clothing for powersports, announced its expansion overseas with the opening of its Russian subsidiary.

This expansion will reinforce Kimpex’s position in the Russian market and the company will become the first Canadian distributor to get a direct foothold in the country. "We have been present in Russia for several years now through local distributors. By setting up there directly, we will be able to offer better service to retailers and help them benefit from all our products," maintains Michel Coté,
Kimpex Vice President Sales.

The emerging market represents interesting potential for the company and justifies setting up a subsidiary in Saint Petersburg.

Michel Côté states: "We chose Saint-Petersburg as a location for our operations because it is a strategic location for us, a central base for our overall operations there."

Kimpex products, CKX line of helmets/clothing and Commander Track kits will soon be available in the SaintPetersburg warehouse in order to service all retailers in Russia.


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Project Livewire - Electric Harley Davidon - Comes to the 2015 PSS Shows

Innovation, meet heritage. Harley-Davidson Motor Company recently revealed Project Livewire – the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle.

The Harley-Davidson Project Livewire Experience will be coming to the Powersport Services (PSS) motorcycle shows across the country this winter! This static display will be located separately from the corporate Harley-Davidson® booth in a prime location and will include one Livewire unit on a JUMPSTART demo, a second display unit on a stand, as well as a PDC design video on a large-screen TV.


An Innovative Approach to Advance the Possibilities of Personal Freedom

This exciting new ride blends the styling heritage of the Company with the latest technology to deliver a new expression of the signature Harley-Davidson look, sound, and feel.

“Project Livewire is more like the first electric guitar – not an electric car,” said Mark-Hans Richer, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “It’s an expression of individuality and iconic style that just happens to be electric. Project Livewire is a bold statement for us as a Company and a Brand.”

The bike offers a visceral riding experience with tire-shredding acceleration and an unmistakable new sound. “The sound is a distinct part of the thrill,” said Richer. “Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. Project Livewire’s unique sound was designed to differentiate it from internal combustion and other electric motorcycles on the market.” 

Helping Preserve and Renew the Freedom to Ride for Generations

As riding in the great outdoors is one of the best elements of motorcycling, sustainability remains a core strategic focus at Harley-Davidson.

“Preserving the riding environment is important to all of us,” said Levatich. “Project Livewire is just one element in our efforts to preserve and renew the freedom to ride for generations to come. As a Company that has seen success for 111 years, we think in generational terms about our great riding environments for the next 111 years.


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If you're in New York this weekend...

Go check out a Motus Motorcycle!

Motus will make an International Motorcycle Show debut in New York City this Friday-Sunday (12/10-12/12) with the 2015 MST series of comfortable American sportbikes. Designer Brian Case will be on hand along with the #1432 Motus Factory Racing MSTR- the fastest production pushrod motorcycle in the world.

Check out the details on the event HERE: http://www.motorcycleshows.com/


Q: Where can I see, test ride, and purchase a Motus MST or MSTR?
Motus motorcycles are sold exclusively through existing, high quality dealerships. Sign up for a test ride when we are in your area here.

Q: What are the prices/differences between the MST and MSTR?
The Motus MST and the premium MSTR are comfortable sportbikes designed for long range canyon carving, solo or two up. Both are exhilarating, charismatic machines powered by the mighty V4 Baby Block® engine and both are offered with various accessories and upgrade options. The Motus MST's start at an MSRP of $30,975. Features, accessories of the 2015 MST are here. Features, accessories of the 2015 MSTR are here.

Q: Does Motus have plans for an adventure bike, street fighter, trike, or hovercraft?
Motus is focused squarely on building comfortable American sportbikes and can neither confirm nor deny any future plans.

Q: Can I purchase a V4 Baby Block engine for a different application?
Yes, Motus offers crated, aftermarket engines for various applications. Click here for more information about receiving an MV4 Builder's Kit with specs, CAD, images. Specs are here.

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Dogs on motorcycles - in sidecars - the Movie!

Across America, there are dogs of all breeds riding in the open air of motorcycle sidecars, whether on short trips around town or extended adventures on the highway. Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs is a delightful and inspiring documentary film about motorcyclists and their beloved canine co-pilots.

This is an full-length documentary film is produced and directed by husband-wife team Eric and Geneva Ristau.  They’ve been making films for many years.  Their rescue dogs, Captain and Godfrey have helped, too.

You buy a DVD, BluRay or Video-on-Demand download right here on the website.  You can also buy a t-shirt, sticker, and motorcycle patch.  25% of your purchase is donated to the American Humane Society or other animal welfare organization.

More details on the website here: http://www.sidecardogs.com/

Winter Riding: Sit Stay Ride from Ristau & Liimatta on Vimeo.



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Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Racing: Ready For Dakar

The Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Racing Team is making its final preparations for the 2015 Dakar Rally and can reveal this year’s team livery for multi-time Dakar winner and this year’s Cross Country Rallies World champion Marc Coma, 2014 Dakar runner-up Jordi Viladoms, along with Ruben Faria and Sam Sunderland.

The team’s recent test held a few weeks ago was deemed a success, as adjustments were made ready for the prestigious race, which begins on January 4th 2015. With a new KTM 450 RALLY factory machine launched just ahead of this year’s event, in which Marc Coma and Jordi Viladoms went on to take the top two positions, the team has twelve months more experience with its race bike and only minor refinements have been made in preparation for the most important race of the year for the rally squad.




Coma has had a superb season, as he took victory in the Cross-Country Rallies World Championship with consistently strong performances to add to his extensive accolade, which includes four Dakar wins. The Spanish-ace is once again meticulously preparing everything for the 2015 edition of the race with one intention, to continue KTM’s 13 consecutive Dakar wins for another year. He is joined again by fellow countryman Viladoms, who had nearly no preparation on the KTM machine last year and has been able to build on his runner-up success while having a real preparation for the 2015 rally with the entire KTM team.

Unfortunately for Ruben Faria, who was ruled out of last year’s event in the early stages, his preparations have been more difficult, as a shoulder injury has thwarted his progress in recent weeks. The Portuguese rider expects to be at full fitness ahead of the Dakar race. Finally, the team apprentice and British star Sam Sunderland has had a strong preparation for this year’s rally with good results during the year, despite some injury niggles, and he will be looking to extend his results as he learns from his colleagues after taking a stage win in the 2014 Dakar.

Additional KTM factory supported riders
There are also other notable contenders aboard KTM machinery with Polish rider Jakub Przygonski (Orlen Team) continuing to work with the factory team, and Dakar-beginners Austrian Matthias Walkner (Betsafe KTM Rally Factory Racing Team), and Australian Toby Price (KTM Rally Factory Racing Team) looking to embark on their first South American rally journey.

Alex Doringer (KTM Rally Team Manager): “We have a strong team again, and now a year on working with the bike, which we know is already proven, we have a lot of confidence again for this rally. For sure it’s one of the most difficult races in the world and anything can happen, but we are ready. We have of course a lot of experience in the team, and now with Sam on board we can look at the future. It’s always a busy time as we make these final preparations, but we are happy with the progress and looking forward to getting to the start line in January.”

Dakar 2015
The rally begins in Argentina in Buenos Aires and navigates over 9000km of a variety of terrain and altitudes through Chile, Bolivia and back into Argentina. It’s a massive test of endurance for both man and machine, with the calculations, speed, navigation comprised with the physical and mental test that riders take on each day. Anything can happen during the race, which takes place over 14 days including one rest day, and the Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Racing Team is looking to fend off the competition once again for victory.

www.dakar.com

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Yamaha - My Yamaha Magazine - Fall/Winter 2015

All the latest news from Yamaha in the Windter Edition of "My Yamaha"

Click here for more details: http://www.yamaha-motor.ca/assets/pdf/myyamaha/en/MY_YAMAHA-FALL-WINTER_2014-15-en.pdf


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Ducati Scrambler Apparel

Clothes looking a little tired? Time to gear up with some duds from Ducati - just in time for Christmas!

The Apparel page has a few non =-apparel items too... .Termi pipes for example. Might be hard to accessorize with that.

More details on the Ducati website:  http://scramblerducati.com/en/apparel


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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenace - Happy Birthday!

The famous book by Robert  Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is turning 40!

CBC is celebrating the birthday with a revisit of a program that Tim Wilson did when he interviewd Pirsig shortly after the release of the book.

You can listen in Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. on CBC Radio or or listen online now.

More details here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/a-fresh-look-at-robert-pirsig-s-zen-and-the-art-of-motorcycle-maintenance-1.2856138 

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TSN Airing Motorcyle Experience

TSN is airing the 2014 season of Motorcycle Experience again this fall!  Check out their website, motorcycleexperience.ca for show and schedule updates. 

 During the first week of December there are two chances to catch the second showing of Episode 8 from the 2014 season. 

TSN1
Dec. 4
3:00PM

TSN2
Dec. 3
1:00pm

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Harley-Dav​idson Unveils New Leather Jackets and Gloves

Enjoy the comfort and style of solid and perforated cowhide leather construction offered by the new women’s Rallyrunner 3-in-1 Leather Jacket (P/N 98087-15VW) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line. It is built to ride with pre-curved sleeves and an action back, with pockets at the elbows and shoulders that accept accessory body armour for increased protection. For added versatility it features a removable, enzyme-washed drawstring hoodie with a lined hood and thumbholes on the cuffs. Two pockets on the hoodie complement three pockets on the jacket to provide ample storage space, while snap waist tabs and zippered cuffs deliver customizable comfort. It is available in sizes XS – 3W at most Harley-Davidson Retail Stores in Canada


TECHNOLOGY AND WARMTH COMBINED IN NEW FULL-FINGER GLOVES FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Built for Warmth and Touchscreen Compatibility
Experience full-fingered warmth while using your smartphone with the new men’s Fleece and Nylon Gloves (P/N 97276-15VM) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line. The new gloves expand the current lineup of Harley-Davidson touchscreen compatible gloves. Built with a touchscreen compatible index finger and thumb, the new fleece gloves allow riders to use mobile devices without exposing their hands to the fall and winter elements. The ergonomic thumb design complements the padded palm and anti-slip palm patch for optimal grip-grabbing ease. They are constructed of durable nylon exterior and warm 100 per cent polyester micro fleece interior for cold weather riding comfort. Ample 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material delivers enhanced reflectivity in low light conditions. Available in sizes S – 3XL at most Harley-DavidsonRetail Stores in Canada.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON OFFERS A NEW TRIPLE VENT SYSTEM WATERPROOF JACKET FOR MEN
Hit the Road in Confidence with Ultimate Adaptability
The new men’s Triple Vent System Waterproof Elite Textile and Leather Jacket (P/N 97041-15VM) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line is built for ultimate adaptability. The wind tunnel tested Triple Vent System technology keeps riders and passenger cool by maximizing airflow. To maximize airflow, the jacket features three tiered vents on each side of the body with stay-open snap tabs that enable extra-wide vent openings. A removable full-sleeve quilted liner offers custom temperature control, while a deployable hood folds under the collar when not in use. Seven available pockets provide ample storage, and pockets at the elbows accept accessory body armour for increased protection. Piping made with 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material delivers enhanced reflectivity in low light conditions. It is constructed from waterproof 600/900 denier textile with cowhide leather accents on the collar, shoulders, elbows, arms, and chest. Available in sizes S – 5XL and Tall at most Harley-Davidson Retail Stores in Canada
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NEW WOMEN’S MYSTIC DUAL CHAMBER GLOVES FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Choose Your Chamber with Dual-Option Full-Finger Gloves
Grasp the innovative versatility of the new women’s Mystic Dual Chamber Full-Finger Leather Gloves

(P/N 98344-15VW) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line. Eliminating the bulkiness of traditional 2-in-1 gloves, these new gloves feature two separate hand chambers, one for increased tactile feel and another for increased warmth. The gel-padded palm and pre-curved fingers add extra comfort while power-stretch knuckles allow for a more natural handlebar grip. Elastic wrists with adjustable closures provide a custom fit, while piping made from 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material provides enhanced reflectivity in low light conditions. Available in sizes XS –XL at most Harley-Davidson Retail Stores in Canada.

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