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The All-New 2016 BMW S 1000 XR

An S1000RR with upright ergo's!

Full Details:

Meet the all-new 2016 BMW S 1000 XR. BMW's first-ever adventure sport bike delivers a sweet combination of power, capability and long-distance comfort. Now's your chance to experience the best of everything the BMW range has to offer – our most versatile bike yet:
POWER AND CONTROL
The four-cylinder 160 hp engine ensures you have all the power you need, whenever you need it. Two standard ride modes (Rain and Road) and standard safety features such as ABS and ASC help you stay in command.
HANDLING
BMW's GS line is famous for clear handling, an upright riding position, and great ergonomics – all of which we've brought over to the S 1000 XR. This successful formula is not only for off-road riding anymore: you're going to love bringing it to the streets.
COMFORT
Taking a cue from BMW's touring bikes, the S 1000 XR provides standard wind and weather protection with an adjustable windshield. Heated grips, GPS navigation*, and an array of storage options ensure that you're prepared for the road ahead.
*Optional equipment

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Dominant Davies Delivers Ducati Double

Chaz Davies stormed to a double World Superbike Championship win at Laguna Seca, to move into third place in the championship. The result is the first double WSBK win for a Ducati rider since Carlos Checa at Imola in 2012.

 

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2015 Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship - East

This weekend the CXCC returns to one of the favorite off road race locations in Ontario - The famous Hurd Pit outside of Parry Sound. This location was the focal point for the World Championship rounds in 06 & 07 and has been part of the Canadian Championships ever since.




This area is only opened up once a year for the CXCC which makes it a special place to race. Trails are in great condition and as always there will be some new sections added in.




Long term forcast is calling for sun and cloud with minor chance of rain - perfect conditions for racing. The pit will be open on Saturday for anyone who is camping and wants to get set up early.

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Great News! Stolen Victory Isle of Man TT Zero Racer Recovered

The first Victory electric race bike that Irishman Lee Johnston rode to the podium in the Isle of Man / SES TT Zero race event has been returned to Brammo Headquarters in Talent, OR after police tracked the machine down to a local individual. The Victory prototype electric TT motorcycle, powered by Brammo, was recovered with damaged bodywork and the rear wheel removed, but largely complete, by police in a search of an individual’s rental residence at 10:30 pm Sunday night.

The Talent Police Department worked the case aggressively throughout the weekend and were able to get information on the bikes whereabouts by late Sunday afternoon. A warrant was served for a rental residence ending in the custody of two individuals. The main suspect, who has a long history of run-ins with law enforcement, told police he intended to disassemble the bike and sell the parts, though nobody has admitted actually breaking into the Brammo headquarters where the race bike was on proud display.

No current or former Brammo Inc. employees have been implicated in this case.

The fastest American motorcycle in the class, Johnston took the #3 all-electric racer to a top speed of over 145 miles per hour and an average lap speed of 111.062 miles per hour in the SES TT Zero class finishing in third place in the class.

“Everyone at Brammo are relieved to have bike #3 back in the stable and are extremely grateful to the City of Talent Police Department for working diligently to solve this case. We'll need some time to fully assessany damage done, but from initial inspection it appears mostly cosmetic and repairable. What a bizarre event this has been. Thank you to everyone that shared the story and participated indirectly in the recovery.” Brian Wismann – Director of Product Development, Brammo Inc.

The employees of Victory Motorcycles and Brammo Inc. wish to thank all of those who shared the news of the theft of this valuable piece of racing history. The sharing of this news through social media would have made it almost impossible for the transportation or sale of the motorcycle to have gone un-noticed. It’s another example of the motorcycle community watching out for each other. The Brammo Motorcycles products were purchased by Polaris Industries in January of 2015. Brammo Inc, continues the development of electrical powertrains including battery and controller technology. The Isle of Man / SES TT Zero effort was the first public project for Victory Motorcycles and Brammo Inc.

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ALERT: Victory Isle of Man TT Podium Bike Stolen

Everybody who rides hates the thought of a motorcycle thief so keep your eyes out for this Victory and Brammo Engineering electric motorcycyle. It should be pretty easy to spot! Horrible to think but it might be parted out too.

Full details:

Victory Motorcycles and Brammo Engineering wish to alert traditional and social media outlets that the historic Isle of Man TT racer piloted by Lee Johnston has been stolen overnight from Brammo Headquarters in Talent, OR. The specific time of night has yet to be determined and police are reviewing security footage for further information.


The motorcycle was on display with its complete race bodywork, as shown in the attached image. Johnstons Racer #3 was on this particular machine. However the body may have been removed or over-painted to mask its origin.
The Frame VIN is stamped #004 and there is a $1000 reward for information leading to the recovery of this historically significant motorcycle. Individuals with information or who feel they may have seen this motorcycle should contact:
INVESTIGATING OFFICER: BILL MAY, CASE# 15-2149, at the Talent OR Police Department at 541-535-1253
The teams from Victory and Brammo are gutted that thieves made off with this important piece of motorcycling history, and appreciate the diligence and assistance of motorcycle enthusiasts across the country. We request in particular that those in the Pacific North West be on the lookout. We will update both the Brammo Facebook and Victory Motorcycles Facebook pages as new information becomes available.
Thank you for your assistance in spreading this information to your social media outlets and network. There are few things dirtier than a motorcycle thief and we know that the community of riders will be a key to spotting this motorcycle and bringing it back to where it belongs.

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Noooooooo - Marc Coma retires!

Noooooooo..... Marc Coma is retiring! He's an incredibly likable guy and consistently dominant competitor with a track record to prove it.

5 x Dakar and 6 x FIM Cross Country Rallies World Champion for 13 years with KTM.

Translated from him Facebook page - here's his message:



I retire because I believe that it is the right time. After 12 dakares, 5 victories and 6 World Championships, I have to be honest with myself and with all the people, like you, that you have been supporting during all these years. Special mention to ktm, where I have felt always at home, and to all my sponsors. To all of them, thank you very much. As the new director of Sports Dakar Rally, I have got a chance to be able to repay it somehow everything that this rally has given me. Thank you very much to all. Always ‪#‎Gasalaburra‬!!

 

I retreat because I think it's the right time. After 12 Dakars, 5 WINS and 6 World Championships, I have to be honest with myself and with all the people, like you, I have been giving support during all these years. Special mention to KTM, where I've always felt at home, and all my sponsors. To all of them, thank you very much. As the new sporting director of the Dakar, I've got an opportunity to return somehow everything that this rally has given me. MANY thanks to all. Always ‪#‎GasAlaBurra‬!!

I quit. I believe that it’s the right time to do it. After 12 Dakar’s, 5 wins and 6 world championships, I have to be honest with myself and with all the people who have been supported me along those years. To my sponsors and specially KTM, where I’ve always felt at home, thank you. As a new sportive director of Dakar I will have the chance to give back all the energy that somehow the rally has given me. THANK YOU all for your support. Always ‪#‎ThrottleToTheDonkey‬!!

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New Edition from Ural perfect for campers

Lot's of cool addtions are available with the new Ural Sportsman Package. Looks like a great version for the outdoorsman. No word if this particular model is available in Canada but let's hope. Prices are in USD.

"We took our Gear Up and prepped it for camp, introducing the Sportsman Package, Camp Wandawega Edition."

Key Features

Protective Undercoating

The Sportman Package includes full ceramic undercoating under the sidecar and all 3 fenders.
With ceramic undercoating you're protected from snow, salt, grime and anything else nature might throw your way.
MSRP: $600
*MSRP does not include shipping & installation, dealer prices may vary.

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Early Release 2016 Suzuki's

- 999cc long-stroke inline-four builds massive torque for street-going power
- Three mode tarcktion controll** gives confidence in varied conditions
- Aggressive style, plus Brembo monobloc brakes, Renthal Fatbars, and more (ABS* available)


2016 GSX-S1000

Born on the racetrack and raised on the street, the 2016 GSX-S1000 is derived from the legendary, championship-winning 2005-2008 gen GSX-R1000. The new GSX-S lineup carries the spirit of the Suzuki GSX-R to the street, with shared technology and components packaged into a chassis designed specifically for street riding comfort.
It’s more than just an attitude, a spirit, or a lineage though; it’s about performance-packed hard parts evolving from one generation to the next. The GSX-S1000 is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder powerplant that’s based on the long-stroke GSX-R1000 engine, which makes for ideal street-riding power and torque curve. Focused on making big power through the low and mid-range, this engine also uses cams optimized to deliver street-dominating power.
Equipped with a powerful engine, Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System*, and Brembo brakes, the 2016 GSX-S1000 is a street bike packed with some serious performance. Top that performance off with wild, rugged, and aggressive styling, and you have a naked roadster ready to attack and turn heads on the street.
With the GSX-S1000, Suzuki changes motorcycling for the better, again.
*The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.


2016 GSX-S1000F ABS

Born on the racetrack and raised on the street, the 2016 GSX-S1000F ABS is derived from the legendary, championship-winning 2005-2008 gen GSX-R1000. The new GSX-S lineup carries the spirit of the Suzuki GSX-R to the street, with shared technology and components packaged into a chassis designed specifically for street riding comfort.
It’s more than just an attitude, a spirit, or a lineage though; it’s about performance-packed hard parts evolving from one generation to the next. The GSX-S1000F ABS is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder powerplant that’s based on the long-stroke GSX-R1000 engine, which makes for ideal street-riding power and torque curve. Focused on making big power through the low and mid-range, this engine also uses cams optimized to deliver street-dominating power.

Equipped with a powerful engine, Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System*, and Brembo brakes with Antilock Brake System*, the 2016 GSX-S1000F ABS is a street bike packed with some serious performance. Top that performance off with wild, rugged, and aggressive styling, and you have a roadster ready turn heads and own the street.
With the GSX-S1000F ABS, Suzuki changes motorcycling for the better, again.

*The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.
*Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

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MBSR 2015 - We Survived

What happens when you take a dedicated team of volunteers, task them with facilitating a one of a kind scooter rally, welcome a motley crew of about 75 willing participants, and send them on some of the best roads in Ontario for a wild and crazy 24 hour adventure on two wheels?

You get the most successful Mad Bastard Scooter Rally EVER - and it's all thanks to every single one of our volunteers, participants, sponsors, supporters and hosts!
Here's what you missed, if you missed it:
The 2015 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally brought riders to Guelph, Ontario as their Headquarters for their weekend of madness. With an almost even mix of new bastards vs. old, the inaugural tailgate style party was the perfect atmosphere for hanging out, scoping out the competition, final costume details, and last minute fixes to scooters. It was a spectacle, to say the least. From American Minions and Ferries, to local Animals, Knights & Maidens, and Crash Test Dummies - anyone walking by the Delta Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre got an eye full, to say the least!
Late Friday night the top secret route for the 2015 rally was revealed to participants. It was challenging, but hey, this is the Mad Bastard Scooter Rally we're talking about! A 639km route heavy in complex navigation, taking riders through both rural and urban landscapes, up and down the escarpment, a trek for even the most experienced of Bastards - and so much fun!



Riders left Guelph in the early and dark hours of Saturday morning making their way through the urban jungle of Hamilton before they encountered the Niagara Region. They continued to follow the lake as they headed toward Ontario's SouthWest, with stops in Port Dover as well as Turkey Point (the farthest point in the rally). The route back home would take them through scenic Caledonia, up through Brantford and back into Guelph, but not before routing them to a roadside clue and mandatory gas stop in the Tri-City area.


How did everyone do? Here are the stats if you're interested:
Of 75 riders registered for the rally:
- 6 DNS (Did Not Start)
- 7 DNF (Did Not Finish)
- 31 DNQ (Did Not Qualify to win)
- 30 SURVIVED
- 4 attempted the bonus route
Of those 75 riders, these were deemed the Maddest Bastards:
Day Release Class (201cc +):
Rider #069 - John S.
Therapy Required Class (111cc - 200cc):
Rider #043 - Richard D.
Heavily Medicated (51cc - 110cc):
Rider #035 - Kevin B.
2 UP too Crazy (rider + passenger):
Rider #050 - William & Shawna V.
Team Prize:
Intergalactic Psychopathics
Rider #001 - Todd M.
Rider #009 - Jim L.
Rider #010 - Jorge R.
In the end, the winner was crowned.

Congratulations
Rider #001 - Todd M.
for being the Maddest Bastard of 2015
earning the title for the 2nd rally in a row.


$16,571 RAISED FOR CHARITY!

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of our participants, the Mad Bastard Scooter Rally was able to raise over $16,000 for our local charity Big Brothers Big Sister of Guelph. A special thank you to Michael Treadgold of BBBS and the Big & Little who attended our Tailgate Party & Rider Meeting on Friday.

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BMW Motorrad Canada reported its best June on record

BMW Motorrad Canada reported its best June on record with sales of 314 motorcycles. These strong sales figures resulted in a 30.8 per cent increase over June, 2014. Year-to-date, the brand has sold 1,141 motorcycles, an increase of 0.4 per cent compared to the same period last year. The S1000RR lead the way for Motorrad sales in June, with the R1200GS and R1200RT also reporting strong results. Another important event for the two-wheeled brand in June was the introduction of the new S1000XR, the first adventure sports bike. Combining the best elements of sports, enduro and touring worlds in one motorcycle, the S1000XR once again demonstrates the BMW Group’s leadership in innovative mobility.



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Husqvarna 2016 Motocross Models Coming Soon

Husqvarna’s Next Generation Motocross Models Unveiled Soon

Proudly announcing the imminent arrival of their 2016 motocross models, Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to offer a first look of what is to come from their totally new, next generation line-up of motocross machines.



Pioneering since 1903 Husqvarna Motorcycles have not rested in their return to the sport, working tirelessly to develop a sophisticated line-up of high-tech motocross models.

Building on over a century of motorsport heritage and Swedish inspired design, the new motocross models will mark a ground breaking milestone in the arrival of premium motocross bikes.

From August 3rd to 8th the world’s off-road media will descend upon the US motocross track of Budds Creek for the official 2016 Husqvarna model introduction. Around this iconic track they will discover and enjoy the technical and aesthetic benefits of Husqvarna’s totally new motocross machines.

Leaving no stone unturned in achieving strong, light and controllable motocross bikes, the brand new Husqvarna Motorcycles range sets new standards in handling, agility, power, weight, technology and aesthetics.

For MY16 Husqvarna’s engineers, in cooperation with its motorsport department, have completely redesigned the chassis from the ground up.

In the engine department the FC 450, FC 350, FC 250 and TC125 see performance boosting developments and improvements.

A compact, sleek design ensures Husqvarna 2016 motocross models have distinctive and futuristic bodywork and graphics, with a Swedish inspired pearl blue and electric yellow colour scheme.

Full details of the brand new 2016 Husqvarna motocross model range will be released on August 4th, 2015.

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CXCC West Round 1 & 2 - Monkey Wrench - Lytton, BC

The West Coast Dirt Riders Club once again pulled out all the stops to put on another spectacular 2 day event in the mountains outside Lytton, BC.   The scenery is always great and thanks to the efforts of the club and all their volunteers so was the course.


Day one saw Honda's Jason Schrage take top of the Pro Podium with Tyler Murray in 2nd and Husqvarna's Ryan Graffunder in Third.

Leave it to the West Coast Dirt Riders to come up with some very creative obstacle sections - the swinging tire pit was within easy walking distance of the pits for the spectators to enjoy.

Another great section used every year is the roller coaster section.  Pray it doesnt rain when coming through here.

On Day 2 Honda's Jason Schrage battled with Husky's Ryan Graffunder and was behind by 2 minutes - Ryan ended up having to do a 3rd lap which took over an hour at his pace.  Jason got second ahead of Blake Watkinson both of whom were relaxed in the pits when Ryan got back in.

Laminacorr Racing's Ride Like a Girl Program paid out some cash to the Women's class on both days.

Full Results and points standings will be available on our site  www.worldendurocanada.com

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