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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. 


 
EpisodeDayDateTimeChannel
8Saturday08/29/1500:30TSN2
9Monday08/31/1511:00TSN2
9Tuesday09/01/1511:30TSN5
9Wednesday09/02/1512:30TSN4
10Monday09/07/1511:30TSN5


 

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