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Episode 11 of Motorcycle Experience on TSN!

This week we head back to Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia to answer the question, "how do you take a fantastic 1000cc super sport machine and crank it all the way up to 11?" Well the answer perhaps isn't quite as rare as a Honda RC30 or an RC45, but the CBR1000RR SP certainly comes close. Basically what you get is the very latest generation CBR1000RR, however under all that sweet orange Team Repsol bodywork you get a hand-assembled, hand-balanced, pro Superbike ready inline 4. Then, mated to the stock frame with its sculpted aluminum gull wing swing arm you'll note the cream of the crop; Öhlins suspension has been bolted into place out back, while up front the inverted 43mm Öhlins fork sports a pair of top drawer Brembo mono block brakes. So back to the question on everyone's mind when Honda Canada rolled this piece out at a recent press launch: How different is the SP from the standard RR? As it turns out, dramatically different, and on this week's episode veteran journalist Colin Fraser and reigning CSBK Champion Jodie Christie give us their take after peeling off a few hot laps down at Roebling Road.

Also on this episode Anthony Mann continues to put his skills training to the test and performs some parking lot magic. Then on this season's Ultimate Ride. we catch a flight after 4 days in Gaspé Quebec. During our "Winging It" segment, we perform a preflight tire check, and during "Shifting Gears" we take a look at Harley-Davidson's new Livewire.


Keep your right hand cranked!

Dave
 
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Episode 9 of Motorcycle Experience on TSN!

On this edition of Motorcycle Experience, the pride of the OPP gets a taste of the real world, while on this season's Ultimate Ride we reach our ultimate destination, Percé Rock.  Then, during our "Winging It" segment, touring expert Ken Edick creates his own isolation booth and Shifting Gears editor Jenn Martin takes a closer look at high tech rain gear.

But before we get to all that, we'll be road testing BMW's S1000R. This sharp edge, fly by wire, real world street fighter was sent into the ring late last year, and at first blush the tale of the tape would suggest that this is a stripped down version of BMW's hugely successful racetrack ready super sport, the S1000 double R.  But that would really be selling this bike short because this thing is impressive.  Sure there's ponies under the fairing in the R (a proclaimed 160 in all) and, yes, the weight is there (it's three kilo's more then a double R) but what really impresses here is the usable power delivery and the electronic goodies.  It comes with the now de rigueur ABS braking and accompanying ASC (Automatic Stability Control) but you also get the combination knock-out punch that comes with selectable, on the fly, DDC electronic power delivery mode designed for both wet and dry conditions.  And there's selectable DDC, electronic suspension set-up modes and if that's not enough leading edge technology for you, you can also order the S1000R with an HP gear shift assist probe... it's all pretty trick. 


Also, remember to mark your calendar for Saturday, September 26 for our Wings over the County event celebrating the Gold Wing's 40th Anniversary. 


 
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Episode 6 of Motorcycle Experience on TSN!

The 2nd annual Wings Over The County is coming up on Saturday, September 26th. Motorcycle Experience and Honda Canada are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Honda Gold Wing.   It's a free event, registration starts at 8am, and factory demos of the Honda cruiser and touring line-up run from 9am to 3pm.  The event will be held at Hillier Creek Estates winery in Prince Edward County, and in addition to the factory demo rides there will be seminars, prizes and a raffle raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project.  Hope to see you there!

Meanwhile, on the second airing of episode 6 on TSN... when it comes to complete, no gaps motorcycle line-ups I'm pretty sure Honda Canada holds the current record for building virtually something for everyone; from 50CC Giorno and Ruckuses all the way up to 850 CC Gold Wings and everything in between.  And speaking of in-between, meet the meat in the middle, Honda's all new CBR 650F.  A true new-from-the-ground-up middle-weight all 'rounder that proves there's nothing boring about sandwiches.  I mean, check out the 650CC inline four which Honda boasts has been tuned for both fuel economy and low-end punch.  And there's a very snazzy four into one under-slung, tucked under a trick aluminum swing arm out back.  Honda Canada recently invited a pile of Motorcycle journalists down to Roebling Road Raceway in Georgia to sample the 650F amongst a platter of other more sporting models.  And quicker than you can say pass the mustard, much to everyone's surprise, the 650F turned out to be pretty tasty out on the racetrack.

Then, on this edition of Motorcycle Experience OPP constable Anthony Mann tackles a slalom course in the snow.  While on this season's Ultimate Ride, after two solid days of riding we 'call it' just south of St. Anne des Monts in Quebec.  Then, during our Winging It segment, touring expert Ken Edick significantly updates his Gold Wing's factory tool kit, and Shifting Gears editor Jenn Martin takes a closer look at all that technology.

Keep your right hand cranked!

Dave

 
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Episode 12 of Motorcycle Experience on TSN!

The 2015 Bike of the Year revealed!

You know, since this is our 26th season of Motorcycle Experience, I figure we’ve sampled some three hundred and thirty-five brand new motorcycles over the years. Everything from cruisers, standards and tourers to adventure tourers, sport bikes, naked bikes, and scooters. As you know, every season we invite viewers and fans of the show to spend twelve weeks riding and sampling the very latest and greatest motorcycles on offer from our friends in the motorcycle industry. And this year has been no different. Case in point: recently we sampled the very latest in hard chrome cruisers fresh off the Project Rushmore drawing board from the folks at Harley-Davidson. The latest big displacement adventure touring tool from Yamaha, the Super Ténéré also drew high praise. We then sampled a couple of the very latest six cylinder touring platform motorcycles from the Honda menu while a pair of very cool all new, all ‘rounder middle weights from both Yamaha and Honda turned heads along with a couple of all new small displacement sportbikes earning a very big round of applause. And speaking of sportbikes, big displacement, high performance sports machines also took centre stage this year - with Honda’s fully amalgamated, super rare CBR 1000RR SP, and BMW Motorrad’s naked roadster, the S1000R put smiles on our collective faces and drew standing ovations. Heck, I’d even throw Harley’s prototype all electric into the mix if it were not for the fact that a motorcycle has to be available for purchase in order to qualify for our bike of the year honours. All in all, at the risk of sounding like I’m bragging, it was a really great year to be a motorcycle journalist. So out of all the bikes we sampled this season, which one was worthy enough to win our coveted bike of the year? Well tune in to find out who takes home the prize as the winner of our 2015 Motorcycle Experience Bike of the Year!


Also this week OPP Constable Anthony Mann proves that practice does indeed make perfect. While on this season’s Ultimate Ride Norm Wells and I discuss our next Ultimate destination. Then, during our “Winging It” segment Ken Edick discusses why he rides while during “Shifting Gears,” I throw a leg over Harley Davidson’s all electric Livewire.


Keep your right hand cranked!

Dave

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Motorcycle Experience - Episode 5

TSN is only airing Episode 5 once on Monday November 10th. Catch it while you can!

TSN 1, 2, and 3 air time is November 10th @ 2:30 PM

Here's the after show details from the episode to air:




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"Motorcycle Experience" Celebrates 25 Years On The Air!

WhistleStop Productions is throwing a party at the end of the month and motorcycle fans are invited to come out and join in the celebration. The Prince Edward County based television production company has been producing TSN’s Motorcycle Experience for 25 years and will mark this incredible milestone on Saturday, September 27 at the Hillier Creek Estates winery. “Twenty-five years is a long time to be on the air. There aren’t a lot of Canadian TV shows that can say they’ve been around since 1989”, says show host Dave Hatch.

The long running TV show, which is shot primarily in Prince Edward County, plans to play host at the Hillier Creek Estates winery from 9am to 4pm and Honda Canada will be on hand providing the party favors. A TSN camera crew will also be on site throughout the day providing coverage to be broadcast early next spring on Motorcycle Experience.

While the winery won’t be offering wine tastings during the celebration to keep riders safe, there will still be plenty of events going on throughout the day. The winery will be holding vineyard tours and serving their famous wood fired pizzas while Motorcycle Experience and Honda Canada will be hosting motorcycle demo rides while a meet and greet seminar, exclusive motorcycle displays, hourly door prize giveaways including a special edition 40th escorted County Back Roads Ride will round out the day.

“Honda Canada has really stepped up to make it a real Wing Ding”, said Hatch. “This fall also marks the 40th thought, why not combine the 2 special occasions?” The event, Wings Over The County is a tip of the hat to both the Honda Goldwing and our neighbors over at the 8 Wing Air Base in Trenton. Honda Canada will bring out their full up demo ride program to the winery so fans of the company’s new motorcycle line up can sample the very latest products Honda has on offer. “I’m not quite sure where we’ll park all the motorcycles” said winery owner Kemp Stewart, “but we’re thrilled that they’ve chosen our winery as a site for this special celebration.” Stewart, a retired military officer, is an avid motorcycle fan and currently rides a Triumph Bonneville, but says several years ago he also owned a Goldwing. “I still love the Goldwing,” said Stewart “because they set the standard for touring machines and they’ve always been a great way to travel and see the country.”

According to Hatch, “If you had told me back in 1989 when we first went on the air on TSN that we’d be doing this for 25 years, I’m not sure I would have believed it! It’s been an incredible ride and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone out at our event and supporting our TV show for all of these years.”

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Motorcycle Experience on TSN this weekend

Motorcycle Experience has their season premiere this weekend and airs Sunday, March 25 at 12:00pm (Eastern).

This weekend, Motorcycle Experience returns for it's 23rd season on TSN.

Catch the only televised Motorcycle Magazine in North America with it's uniquely Canadian perspective on the sport of motorcycling and get set to keep your feet on the pegs and your right hand cranked!

This season, host Dave Hatch along with a handful of the show's viewers will sample a whole batch of new motorcycle models. The series also travels to Newfoundland for a brand new "BMW Ultimate Ride". Honda reporter, Aliki Karayan turns the spotlight on rider training while Paul Kahnert drops in on motorcycle riders and gives them an opportunity to show off their rides. Plus Yamaha's Bryan Hudgin accepts Dave's six stage Ultimate Motorcycle Challenge!

Season Premiere Schedule on TSN*
Sunday March 25 - 12:00pm
Thursday March 29 - 1:30pm

Season Premiere Schedule on TSN2*
Tuesday March 27 - 4:00pm
Thursday March 29 - 7:30pm
*All times eastern

Episode 1
- A former Canadian Enduro Champion roadtests the new Yamaha Super Tenere
- Aliki visits the Learning Curves motorcycle rider training school
- Dave and Norm land in St John's Newfoundland
- Paul rides to Belfountain and Bryan hit's the dirt!
- Plus Motorcycle Experience announces a brand new War of 1812 Rider's Club contest.

Motorcycle Experience is presented by Toyota Truck and is proudly sponsored by; Yamaha Motor Canada, Honda Canada, BMW Motorrad Canada and Motovan.

Host Dave Hatch exclusively wears Joe Rocket riding gear and Shoei helmets.


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Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show - February 10-12,2012

Atlantic Canada is eagerly awaiting the return of the Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show that will roar into Moncton, February 10-12, 2012. This event will encompass the entire Moncton Coliseum complex and will showcase the latest products for motorcycle, ATV and off-road enthusiasts available on the market today! The nations leading manufacturers will be well represented and visitors will not be left disappointed.

The Atlantic Motorcycle & ATV Show is one of 7 successful, national manufacturer support motorcycle shows from coast to coast. Owned by the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) this event offers a unique marketing opportunity, as it is the only show of its kind and caliber in Atlantic Canada.

Since 2008, the event has delivered over 50,000 qualified buyers who have enjoyed the biggest and best names in motosports. Show Manager Scott Sprague is revved up about the 2012 edition of this event. “Being a part of this huge chain of manufacturer supported shows is phenomenal. For a visitor to be able to see a booth that is the same display at the MMIC-COHV Shows in Toronto, Vancouver or elsewhere right in Moncton, the hub of the Maritimes, is fantastic and convenient for all of Atlantic Canada and beyond,” said Sprague.

“We are in the process of developing some exciting new features for the 2012 edition and we will be announcing details on our website shortly,” explained Sprague.

The Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show is where Atlantic Canada RIDES and BUYS! Visitors will be shopping the show and trying that new ATV or Motorcycle on for size and discussing the purchase with their local dealer and can get all of those tough questions answered right from manufacturer representatives. Visitors can take home awesome deals on parts & accessories, clothing and apparel and so much more. The event is also the leading venue to meet the organizers of local rallies, motorcycle and ATV clubs, destinations, anything and everything to do with the lifestyle that comes
with this pastime!

Come check out one of the most exciting and all inclusive events in Atlantic Canada! The Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show! Where Atlantic Canada Rides! February 10-12, 2012 in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada!

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