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Motorcycle Mojo Magazine September/October 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

Country:
Canada
Language:
English
Publisher:
Riptide Resources Inc o/a Motorcycle Mojo Magazine
Frequency:
Monthly
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in this issue

3 min.
where did the summer go?

With this September/October issue in your hands, riding season obviously is beginning to wind down for many of us across the country. Amazing how fast summer goes, isn’t it? Maybe it feels like that to me just because in my neck of the woods, summer took its time in arriving. Perhaps that means it’ll hang around for a few weeks longer. Summer seems to whiz by like this every year, so I’m not sure why it consistently catches me off guard. Maybe I take on too many projects in the summer and, before I know it, fall is approaching? Personally, September is my favourite month during which to ride for a number of reasons. The temperature is cooler and while I’m not a fan of being cold, that crispness in the…

1 min.
advertiser directory

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS. 7 ADMORE LIGHTING 62 AEROSTICH 15 ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST 67 ARCTIC MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURES 15 AYRES ADVENTURES 30 BMW DEALERS 2 COUNTERACT BALANCING BEADS 67 DEAN FOSTER ART 57 DURHAM COLLEGE MOTORCYCLE TRAINING 62 GP BIKES – TRIUMPH 64 HARLEY-DAVIDSON DEALERS 17 HELPING HAND INC. 62 HERBERT’S BOOTS AND WESTERN WEAR 63 HONDA DEALERS 62 KAWASAKI DEALERS 67 KTM DEALERS 7 MACKESY SMYE LLP, BARRISTER & SOLICITORS 17 MOTORCYCLE INNOVATIONS - LEE PARKS GLO VES 15 MOTORCYCLE INNOVATIONS - EARTHX BATTERY 61 MOTORCYCLE MOJO BOOK STORE 5 MOTORCYCLE MOJO CALENDAR CONTEST 55 MOTORCYCLE MOJO INTERACTIVE TRAVEL MAP 68 MOTORCYCLE MOJO SUBSCRIPTION 65 MOTORCYCLE TOUR GUIDE ATLANTIC CANADA 72 PENTICTON TOURISM 64 RIDERS PLUS INSURANCE 69 ROBINSON MOTORCYCLE 63 ROK STRAPS 63 SARGENT CYCLE PRODUCTS 64 SLINGSHOT DEALERS 65 SMART 65 SUZUKI DEALERS 71 TORONTO MOTORCYCLE FILM FESTIVAL 17 TWISTED THROTTLE 69 WALRIDGE MOTORS 13 YAMAHA CANADA 66 YAMAHA DEALERS…

1 min.
revised r1 and r1m

Yamaha has made some revisions to the YZF-R1 for 2020, including changes to the engine, suspension, electronics and bodywork. Engine revisions include a new cylinder head, rocker arms, fuel injectors and revised cam profiles. While throttle control on the 2019 version was already ride-by-wire, a revised system replaces the mechanical throttle-grip assembly and associated cables with a lightweight throttle position-sensing throttle grip. ABS now includes brake control, so a rider can choose between optimum straight-line braking or optimum cornering braking. The addition of engine-braking management means the rider can choose from among three levels of engine braking. Brake settings and ride-mode settings are adjustable either onboard via the instrument panel menus or by Yamaha’s Y-TRAC app on Android smartphones or tablets. The YZF-R1M features revised Öhlins electronic suspension, which now features an NPX…

1 min.
historic iron butt

The Iron Butt Rally is the toughest motorcycling endeavour in North America. The premise of the rally, which is held biennially, is simple: cover approximately 17,700 km (11,000 miles) in 11 days across the United States and Canada, and collect bonus points by making stops at waypoints along the way. This year’s event had 102 participants start off in Greenville, S.C.; 11 days later, 71 riders made it back to Greenville. History was made this year: Wendy Crockett, a motorcycle mechanic residing in Rapid City, S.D., covered 20,919.7 km and amassed 154,086 points with no penalties to become the first-ever woman to win an Iron Butt rally. Crockett rode her 2005 Yamaha FJR1300 from Greenville into the Florida Everglades, then across the U.S. and into British Columbia before heading deep into…

1 min.
pikes peak

Australian expat motorcycle journalist Rennie Scaysbrook took the top spot in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, riding an Aprilia Tuono V4 1100. This year’s trip was the fourth time he participated in the famed hill climb to the top of the 4,302-metre mountain, having taken the runner-up spot in each of his previous attempts. He bested his 2018 time by almost 15 seconds, crossing the finish line with a time of 9:44.963 and setting a new heavyweight record. Unfortunately, tragedy struck at this, the 97th running of the hill climb. The defending champion, Carlin Dunne, perished after crashing within 20 metres of the finish line. Dunne, 36, had won last year’s event with a margin of less than 0.7 seconds ahead of Scaysbrook. Dunne was riding a Ducati Streetfighter…

1 min.
bmw vision dc roadster

BMW is at it again with concept bikes, this time showing off its Vision DC Roadster electric motorcycle. BMW thought retaining design elements for which the company has become renowned – horizontally protruding cylinders – was important, so the Vision DC Roadster has horizontally protruding cooling fans. The fans cool the centrally located battery, which is the largest single component on the bike and mounted vertically and oriented longitudinally in line with the frame. The frame is milled from aluminum, and carbon fibre is utilized throughout to reduce weight. A duo-lever fork and single shock comprise the suspension, but no details have been released on electric motor output, battery size or range.…