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Motorcycle Mojo Magazine May 2019

Motorcycle Mojo Magazine has a primary focus on bringing our readership compelling and informative, family oriented articles on interesting people, great places to travel, history and new products on the market. Our trusted and respected product reviews quickly made Motorcycle Mojo a favourite resource for all motorcycle enthusiasts

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in this issue

1 min
2019 ducati hypermotard sp

So what is a MOJO? It is, in short, the staple amulet of African-American hoodoo practice, a flannel bag (magazine) containing one or more magical items (motorcycles). The word is thought by some to be a corruption of the English word “magic” but it more likely is related to the West African word “mojuba,” meaning a prayer of praise and homage. A prayer of praise and homage … toward motorcycles? The articles submitted to Motorcycle Mojo Magazine will be treated as unconditionally assigned for publication and copyright purposes and are subject to editing. Some articles do not necessarily reflect the ideas or thoughts of Motorcycle Mojo Magazine writers or employees. To maintain the integrity of Motorcycle Mojo Magazine we ask that your articles and stories are suitably written for all ages to read.…

3 min
feeling a little rusty

Spring has sprung and it’s time for a tune-up. Not on my bike, but on me. I had a feeble riding season last year after having some work done on the internal workings of my right shoulder that grounded me for most of the summer. My only real ride of the year was when our daughter, Emily, and I rode from Ontario to British Columbia together, and then my subsequent solo return. I look forward to getting back out on the road and in the dirt this year more than any other year I can remember. I’ve been riding for well over 40 years, but not being able to ride last season left me feeling a little awkward on the bike, as though I didn’t have the same coordination I used to…

4 min

Entire Field of MotoE race Bikes Wiped Out by Fire A massive late-night paddock fire destroyed all 18 electric race bikes that were to compete in the fledgling FIM Enel MotoE World Cup electric motorcycle race series. The fire broke out in the specially built temporary E-Paddock at Circuito de Jerez, in Spain, at about 12:15 a.m. local time on March 14, during the second MotoE pre-series test to be held at the circuit. According to a press release issued by Dorna Sports, the governing body of MotoGP, the fire “destroyed the majority of the material.” No injuries were reported. The Enel MotoE World Cup was announced last year as a support class during MotoGP events, with five races on the schedule for 2019. The first race was to take place May…

2 min
by the numbers

5,000,000 The number in dollars that are finally being put forward to start the restoration of the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, the world’s land speed Mecca. Another $45 million is hoped to be added to the restoration project over the next 10 years. 25 The time it takes in milliseconds for the Alpinestars Tech-Air airbag system to fully inflate after detecting a crash, and in most cases, even before impact. The system uses airbags to protect the shoulders, kidney area, chest and upper abdomen, and has been in use since 2009 in the MotoGP. 1949 The year that Triumph invented the street-legal scrambler category with its TR5 Trophy model, so named after winning big with the company’s Speed Twin at the 1948 ISDT event in Italy. -52 That’s the temperature in Celsius that Lithuanian adventure rider…

2 min
say what?

editor@motorcyclemojo.com SHORTER ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER I read “Chasing the Setting Sun” in the March MMM. You say in Fast Facts that the Crowsnest Highway is the shortest highway connection between southeastern Alberta and the B.C. lower mainland. I live in Lethbridge and have ridden many times to the west coast and Vancouver Island. Believe it or not, Highway 1 over Rogers Pass to Kamloops and Hwy 5 south over the Coquihalla to Hope is slightly shorter than the Crowsnest Highway. The difference is less than a hundred kilometres but it is shorter. The Crowsnest Highway twists, turns and zigzags every which way across southern B.C. When you are westbound, there are a couple of places where you are headed east. The scenery over Rogers Pass and down the Coquihalla is spectactular and it’s a…

4 min
the street is not a racetrack

Let’s face it, motorcycles are fast, and many of us choose to ride them because of the speed and the thrill it gives us. With no other outlet available to get our “need for speed” satisfied, we sometimes ramp it up on the street and ride a little too fast, or aggressively, for the conditions. The street, however, is not a racetrack. Now, tell this to a new rider who just bought a shiny 1,000 cc sport bike, or a rider who only gets out for a rip every few weeks, or groups of friends that head out together for an adventurous road trip. They may start out with good intentions and try to keep the speed under wraps, but as the day rolls on, the excitement of riding kicks in,…