Retracing a historic motorcycle ride across the U.S.
Retracing a historic motorcycle ride across the U.S.
Captain Mark Hunnibell of Yellow Springs, Ohio, is venturing across America on his 1919 Henderson. He’s following the path of Captain C.K. Shepherd, who rode the exact same model of machine across America one hundred years prior.Amanda Johnston One hundred years ago, British RAF Captain...
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Lorraine Explains: Deadly motorcycle crashes, and the drivers who cause them
Lorraine Explains: Deadly motorcycle crashes, and the drivers who cause them
A motorcycle driving by cars on a city street.Getty Two weeks ago, at 7:30 am, a motorcyclist in Burlington, Ontario suffered life-threatening injuries when a car turned left in front of him. Later that night in the same city, a motorcyclist was killed when an SUV turned left in front of...
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Motor Mouth: More ignorant grandstanding about motorcycling
Motor Mouth: More ignorant grandstanding about motorcycling
In this file photo, one person was taken to hospital with critical injuries after a motorcycle collided with a van on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg on Saturday, June 2, 2018.Chris Procaylo / Winnipeg Sun I dont know Liz Braun. Despite the fact she works for Postmedia, as do I, our paths...
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The gear you wear is almost as important as the bike you ride
The gear you wear is almost as important as the bike you ride
Indeed, perhaps even more important, its hard to appreciate the delicate handling of your new Ducati or the bark of your burbling Harley-Davidson when youre frozen to the core or drenched to the bone.Here, then, is some of the best motorcycle gear that has maximized my safety and comfort...
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On the Road: The Ferrari of the scooter world
On the Road: The Ferrari of the scooter world
Sean Macleod of Calgary began riding a scooter nine years ago to help him build up confidence as he contemplated driving. He enjoyed scootering so much, he never did get behind the wheel of a car and just bought himself this 2019 Vespa Primarvera 50.Greg Williams Sean MacLeod loves his...
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First Ride: 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701
First Ride: 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701
LISBON, Portugal — “It’ll grow on you.” People say that when they try to force onto you their appreciation of something you probably won’t like. Fungus, for instance, can “grow on you,” though it’s probably not something that sounds appealing. While I wasn’t initially fond of the 2019...
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First Ride: 2019 Triumph Speed Twin
First Ride: 2019 Triumph Speed Twin
2019 Triumph Speed TwinBill Metro / Triumph DAYTONA BEACH, Calif. — Who doesn’t like having the best of both worlds? Low calories and good taste, if you’re a boxer making weight. Three bedrooms and affordable, if you’re shopping condos in Vancouver or Toronto. Attractive and intelligent,...
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Ontario grants motorcyclists HOV lane privileges
Ontario grants motorcyclists HOV lane privileges
Vehicles crawl past the nearly empty Pan Am high-occupancy vehicle lanes as morning rush hour traffic crawls in Toronto on Monday, June 29, 2015.Frank Gunn Riding a motorcycle is about to become more convenient in Ontario says the CBC, noting that Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek is...
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In the Garage: Empire of the Son
In the Garage: Empire of the Son
Steve Tayler was looking for MG parts in Sidney, B.C. when he stumbled across this 1963 Ducati. He bought the motorcycle and completely restored it. Behind the Ducati is a 1949 MG TC and his restored 1972 MGB GT.Steve Tayler Steve Tayler’s been around British vehicles his entire life....
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On the Road: The Hadaway Calgary 1913
On the Road: The Hadaway Calgary 1913
Pierre Robberecht of Calgary built this power-bicycle in homage to turn-of-the-century motorcycles. The machine will be on display, together with 37 other locally built motorcycles, during Ill-Fated Kustoms’ Kickstart event on May 4 and 5 at the Christine Klassen Art Gallery.Phil Crozier ...
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