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Motorcycle Experience - Episode 5

The fifth episode of Motorcycle Experience will air this Saturday, March 14th on TSN and TSN HD.

I'm particularly interested in hearing about the Aprilia Mana 850. It features automatic operation or semi-automatic control with three different engine mappings ( Sport, Touring and Rain) if you want.

A motorcycle with no clutch - a thing of the future?

Another interesting feature of the Mana 850. It's got a trunk! In the place of the gas tank on a typical motorcycle, the Mana has a storage area capable of securely swallowing up quite a bit of stuff. The gas tank is moved under the seat.

The Mana is jam packed with interesting technology. It'll be really great to see it up close and get real rider impressions.

Press Release:

Toyota Truck presents Motorcycle Experience, March 14 at 11:30 am*

In this installment:

- Dave visits the National Motorcycle Show in downtown Toronto
- Former national 600 Sportbike Champion Clint McBain talks about preparing for your worst track day
- Yamaha’s Bryan Hudgin gets “dressed for success” during this weeks “Scooter Sense” segment
- Toronto Star Motorcycle Journalist, Steve Bond will sample the all new Aprilia Mana 850
- Dave and Norm roar out to Palm Springs during their ultimate ride in southern California

Motorcycle Experience celebrates its 20th anniversary!

For more info visit www.motorcycleexperience.ca …this season Motorcycle Experience will be giving away a brand new Yamaha BWs125 scooter! Just log onto our program website and click on the Scooter Sense “Less Is More” hot link for all the contest details and learn more about your chance to win a new set of wheels.

Contest closes in 2 weeks

Episode 5 – Repeat Air Times on TSN and TSN HD

Friday, March 20 – 00:30 am*
Friday, March 20 – 15:00 pm*
Saturday, March 21 – 05:00 am*

And don’t forget to check us out on TSN 2… Saturday March 14th at 2:30 pm*.

*All times eastern

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Motorcycle Experience - Episode 4 airs this Saturday

Don't forget to tune in to the fourth installment of Motorcycle Experience this Saturday morning on TSN and TSN HD. Last week featured some great advice on how to deal with unavoidable obstacles and a test ride of KTM's big orange 990 SuperDuke.

Expect more great things this weekend. Here's a preview:

Toyota Truck presents Motorcycle Experience, March 7 at 11:30 am*

· During this show:

- Dave visits a BMW press launch of the new HP2 Sport at Shannonville Motorsports Park
- Former national 600 Sportbike Champion Clint McBain gets “all reflective” on your motorcycles mirrors
- Yamaha’s Bryan Hudgin “puts it up on the curb” during this weeks “Scooter Sense” installment
- Canadian suspension guru, John Sharrard will sample a race track prepped BMW F800S
Dave and Norm roar out to the Joshua Tree National Park during their ultimate ride in southern California

Motorcycle Experience celebrates its 20th anniversary!

For more info visit For more info visit www.motorcycleexperience.ca …this season Motorcycle Experience will be giving away a brand new Yamaha BWs125 scooter! Just log onto our program website and click on the Scooter Sense “Less Is More” hot link for all the contest details and learn more about your chance to win a new set of wheels.

Episode 4 – Repeat Air Times on TSN and TSN HD

Friday, March 13 – 00:30 am*
Friday, March 13 – 13:00 pm*
Tuesday, March 17 – 04:30 am*

And don’t forget to check us out on TSN 2… Thursday March 5 at 7:00PM and Saturday March 7th at 2:30PM.

*All times eastern

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Motorcycle Experience airs on Sunday this week

Press Release:

Motorcycle Experience Episode 3 will air this Sunday morning on TSN and TSN HD

Toyota Truck presents Motorcycle Experience, March 1 at 11:00 am*

· During the 3rd show - Dave visits with Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club members in Daytona Beach

This episode also features:

- Former national 600 Sportbike Champion Clint McBain discusses how to hit objects lying out on the road
- Yamaha’s Bryan Hudgin looks at getting your license during this weeks “Scooter Sense” installment
- Guest rider Chris Chapelle will sample KTM’s new big bore, V twin torque monster, the 990 SUPERDUKE
- Dave and Norm roar out to Big Bear Lake during their ultimate ride in sunny southern California

Motorcycle Experience is created with the help of our very good friends at Honda Canada,BMW Motorrad, Suzuki Canada, Yamaha Canada and Parts Canada.

Host Dave Hatch enthusiastically endorses Thor, Icon, HJC and Alpinestars riding gear.

Motorcycle Experience celebrates its 20th anniversary!

For more info visit www.motorcycleexperience.ca …this season Motorcycle Experience will be giving away a brand new Yamaha BWs125 scooter! Just log onto our program website and click on the Scooter Sense “Less Is More”

Episode 3 – Repeat Air Times on TSN and TSN HD

Thursday, March 05 – 16:00 pm*
Friday, March 06 – 00:30 am*
Saturday, March 07 – 04:30 am*

And don’t forget to check us out on TSN 2… Sunday March 01 at 2:00PM and Thursday March 5th at 7:00PM.

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Motorcycle Experience - Episode 2 this Saturday

The second episode of Motorcycle Experience will be airing on TSN and TSN HD this Saturday, February 21st at 11:30 am* (Eastern Time).

Here's a quick run down of what you'll see:

- During the 2nd show of the 2009 season - Dave chats with a former World Enduro Champion when he pays a visit to a Shane Watts Dirt Wise off road riding clinic in Pontypool, Ontario.

- Former national 600 Sportbike Champion Clint McBain discusses obstacle avoidance in blind corners.

- Yamaha’s Bryan Hudgin looks at who’s “going green” during this weeks “Scooter Sense” installment.

- Guest rider Dave Fox will sample BMW’s new twin cylinder, middleweight runner, the F650GS.

- Dave and Norm ride out to Victorville during their ultimate ride in sunny southern California.

Episode 2Repeat Air Times on TSN and TSN HD

Monday, February 23 – 01:30 am*
Wednesday, February 25 – 15:00 pm*
Tuesday, March 03 – 04:30 am*

*All times eastern

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If you missed Motorcycle Experience

If you were like me and were out at the motorcycle show in Moncton this past weekend, or maybe you were out doing romantic Valentine's day things?, you probably missed the first episode of Motorcycle Experience on TSN.

Have no fear. The 1st show repeats this week at the following times:

- Thursday the 19th at 00:30 am
- Thursday the 19th at 12:30 pm
- Saturday the 21st at 04:30 am

Just in case you missed our News piece last Friday about what was on the show - here's the details:

Here’s a sneak preview of what you can look forward to in the first episode…

Toyota Truck presents a brand new season of Motorcycle Experience Saturday morning, February 14th, at 11:30 am* on TSN and TSN HD

During the first show of the season - Dave checks in on the Honda CBR125R National Challenge series.

- Former national 600 Sportbike Champion Clint McBain talks about your annual spring riding preparation.
- Yamaha’s Bryan Hudgin intros a new 2 wheeled “going green” segment entitled “Scooter Sense”.
- Guest rider Ellen Foster will sample an all new power cruiser, the Yamaha V-Max.
- Dave and Norm kick off another ultimate ride in sunny southern California.

In celebration of our 20th anniversary this season Motorcycle Experience will be giving away a brand new Yamaha BWs125 scooter!

Just log onto our program website at www.motorcycleexperience.ca and click on the Scooter Sense “Less Is More” hot link for all the contest details and learn more about your chance to win a new set of wheels.

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Motorcycle Experience - first episode this Saturday!

As a sure sign that Spring is on its way we got a friendly reminder email from the folks who produce THE "must watch" motorcycle show - Motorcycle Experience. They're celebrating the anniversary of their 20th season this year by the way!

First episode airs this Saturday February 14th.

Don't miss this first episode - looks like it's going to be a interesting one.

Press Release:

The 20th season of North America’s first and longest running televised motorcycle magazine show, Motorcycle Experience will premiere this Saturday morning on TSN and TSN HD.

Here’s a sneak preview of what you can look forward to in the first episode…

Toyota Truck presents a brand new season of Motorcycle Experience Saturday morning, February 14th, at 11:30 am* on TSN and TSN HD

During the first show of the season - Dave checks in on the Honda CBR125R National Challenge series.

- Former national 600 Sportbike Champion Clint McBain talks about your annual spring riding preparation.
- Yamaha’s Bryan Hudgin intros a new 2 wheeled “going green” segment entitled “Scooter Sense”.
- Guest rider Ellen Foster will sample an all new power cruiser, the Yamaha V-Max.
- Dave and Norm kick off another ultimate ride in sunny southern California.

In celebration of our 20th anniversary this season Motorcycle Experience will be giving away a brand new Yamaha BWs125 scooter!

Just log onto our program website at www.motorcycleexperience.ca and click on the Scooter Sense “Less Is More” hot link for all the contest details and learn more about your chance to win a new set of wheels.

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2009 Dakar - OLN only

The 2009 Dakar is drawing near and starting on January 3rd through 18th, 2009 you'll be able to see some of the action. Better tune in to the OLN channel though because they'll be the only place to see it on TV here in Canada.

Here's a quote from the OLN website:

"For the first time in its history, the legendary Dakar Rally will head to South America for a new terrain and new challenges in the off-road rally discipline. As the exclusive Canadian broadcaster, OLN will bring viewers daily coverage of the rally throughout the event. Participants will travel through Argentina and Chili in a nine thousand-kilometre loop from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso and back again."

Photo courtesy of OLN. For more details about the programming check out OLN's website here.

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