Motorcycle Mojo Magazine December 2020

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planning for an unpredictable year

Welcome to our eighth annual world travel issue. As many of you already know, this issue is a little different from our regular issues in which we feature many travel stories based in Canada and south of the border. Over the past 12 months, we’ve compiled six diverse articles for this special issue that we hope open up your imagination of motorcycle travel in exotic locations around the world. As a primer, here’s what you can expect in this issue. Canadians Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West left Alberta and were on a mission to ride to Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America when sickness and near misses threatened to kibosh their ride. Those trying times were tense for the couple, as Jeremy describes in his article centred in Bolivia. World…

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m isn’t just for bmw cars anymore

If you’re a fan of Bimmers (a nickname coined for four-wheeled BMWs, as opposed to Beamers, the one for two-wheeled BMWs), you’re familiar with the company’s high-performance M models. Ranging from the two-door M2 Competition to the four-door M8 Gran Coupé, the M cars are track-oriented, high-performance versions of their non-M equivalents, with more power, bigger brakes, upgraded suspension and more elaborate electronics. Now BMW has launched the M sub-brand for its motorcycles, with the introduction of the M1000RR for the 2021 model year. The new model, based on the S1000RR supersport machine, boasts upgrades that drop weight, raise output and aid the rider to go faster around a racetrack. The M1000RR has a bit more horsepower than the S1000RR, at 209 hp versus 204 hp, and wet weight has dropped…

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2021 triumph trident

Triumph has resurrected the Trident for 2021, and it’s an affordable bike based on an entirely new platform. If you’ve been around motorcycles as long as we have, you’ll remember the late-’60s Triumph Trident as well as its then twin, the BSA Rocket 3, both of which were produced from 1968 to 1975. The Trident name remained dormant until 1990, when the company – then, as now, under the ownership of John Bloor – reintroduced it in a pair of liquid-cooled inline-triples displacing 750 and 900 cc. Those machines were short-lived, and the name was again put to sleep for a quarter-century. The resurrected Trident is a completely new motorcycle aimed at riders looking to step up to a larger bike from their first or at new-to-Triumph riders on a budget –…

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ktm 890 adventure models

KTM introduced the 790 Adventure just two years ago, and it proved to be an exceptionally well-balanced bike both on and off the road. For 2021, this middleweight adventure bike gets some important improvements. First is the engine, which now boasts 889 cc – a 90 cc increase over the former 790 engine. The boosted cubage comes via an increase in bore and stroke, now at 68.8 x 90.7 mm (versus 65.7 x 88 for the 790). The 890’s engine also features bigger valves, higher compression ratio and a heavier crankshaft that produces 20 per cent more rotating mass so that power delivery is more tractable. Output jumps, of course, to 103 hp from 94 hp, while peak torque increases to 74 ft-lb. from 65. The gearbox has been modified with…

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by the numbers

1912 The year the first recorded motorcycle circumnavigation around the world was completed by Carl Stearns Clancy on his 934 cc 7-hp Henderson Four motorcycle. Clancy began his trip in October 1912 in Dublin, Ireland, and ended his trip in August 1913 at his home in the U.S., having ridden 29,000 km. 17,842 The average cost in dollars to spend a year on the road travelling around the world. Of course, there are many variables to this: shipping your bike, rest days and accommodations – not to mention Europe is very expensive. Also, take into consideration whether you’d be riding by yourself or riding as a couple. Overall, you could spend as little as $11,000 or infinitely as much as you’d like while on the road. Check out for estimated costs in…

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say what?

AH, SHUCKS. YOU’RE MAKING US BLUSH Man! I love this magazine! It’s my favourite of all the magazines I purchase. I literally walk home from the mailbox and sit down and read it pretty well cover to cover. Lots of B.C. articles and ideas for rides. The monthly contributors are great – each is different enough to make it very interesting. Good technical and maintenance articles also. Thanks for all your time and work putting this magazine together each month. RICK BLIXRUD VIA EMAIL MAKING A HARD CHOICE Just a quick rebuttal to Clinton Smout’s column on “The Aging Motorcyclist” (November 2020). Clinton’s article reminded me of a trip to Deals Gap, N.C., a few years ago with my long-time riding partner Dennis and our friend Wayne. I had lined up a beautiful sport-touring bike for the…