The XSR125 launches in Europe. The 125cc street segment in Canada is a tough nut to crack. If it has two wheels and a small displacement engine, it had better either be a scooter or cute. And when we say "cute" we allow for a leeway in the definition as that segment consists of the … Continue reading Yamaha XSR125 Not For Us?
Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Revival : New But Old in Spirit Harley-Davidson has released the first of a new series of bikes hinted at earlier in the year with unexplained images. The “Icons Collection” bikes pay tribute to significant motorcycles from the company’s past and will be available in limited, although in this case, relatively generous … Continue reading Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Revival
Suzuki stays true to its theory of continued evolution with a the new 2022 GSX-S1000. As with the recently announced Hayabusa for 2022, the GSX-S1000 appears more "extensively renovated" rather than the "all-new" of the company's announcement. The constant progression is nothing to scoff at as the heritage of some components, like the engine and … Continue reading 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000
Husqvarna has released concept images of an electric motorcycle based on the Svartpilen and Vitpilen platform - the E-Pilen. The silhouette shows the obvious family resemblance although it would have been good to have charged the batteries on those lights so more light could be shed on the bike itself. Apart from the fact that … Continue reading Electric Possibilities From Husqvarna
Honda Monkey - Why Not Give the People What They Want? It seems as though there is a building demand for the Honda Monkey to be brought into Canada if queries are anything to go by. Why the pent up demand? With its big saddle, the highside pipe, many metal as opposed to plastic body … Continue reading Honda Monkey in Canada? Why Not?
It is the best deal in the softail line if you are looking for the bigger Milwaukee-Eight 114 motor as the 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114 comes in just under $2000 more than the Softail Standard and $1400 less than the Softail Slim (both of which still feature the 107 mill). But there is more … Continue reading 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114
Yamaha’s middleweight sport touring rig, the Tracer 9 GT receives a slightly larger new engine (889cc) for 2021 that is lighter, more powerful and compliant with the new Euro 5 emission standards. There’s an all-new cast aluminum frame and swingarm connected to a new electronically adjustable suspension. The bike is equipped with a six-axis IMU … Continue reading 2021 Yamaha Tracer GT
You can be forgiven for thinking there was a new model when Triumph launched the 2021 Tiger 850. In reality the 850 is a bargain version of the Tiger 900 street model. The same 888cc engine with the same bore, stoke and compression (minus about eight hp), the same wheel sizes the same optional seat … Continue reading 2021 Triumph Tiger 850
Long known in North America as a manufacturer building interesting bikes with small but ardent followers, for 2021 Aprilia is aiming right down the centre of main street in 2021. Aprilia enters the middleweight sport segment with the 2021 RS660 powered by a robust 100-horsepower parallel twin. The engine was developed utilizing one bank of … Continue reading 2021 Aprilia RS660
You might think the most interesting features on the $23,099 supercharged 2021 Kawasaki Z H2 SE are the new Brembo Stylema monobloc brake calipers with steel braided lines or the addition of the Showa Skyhook suspension and perhaps you would be correct. But on the other hand.... The H2 bikes, for good reason, are some … Continue reading 2021 Kawasaki Z H2 SE – Tech Abounds!