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Motorcycle Mojo Magazine

Motorcycle Mojo Magazine November 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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Canada
Language:
English
Publisher:
Riptide Resources Inc o/a Motorcycle Mojo Magazine
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3 min.
fill ’er up for now

As with all technologies, changes happen and they sometimes creep into our lives so slowly we barely notice them happening. For example, modern electric automobiles have been around for a few years now, but they still don’t come close to the number of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles being produced. Maybe they never will in our lifetime. Electric vehicles aren’t new. Battery-operated vehicles date back to the early 1800s, but the internal combustion engine won out because it’s far more practical. It’s still the most predominant source of power for today’s vehicles. As the saying goes: “What goes around comes around.” There’s no denying that sometime in the future, gasoline-powered vehicles will unfortunately be a thing of the past. But electric motorcycles just aren’t ready for prime time yet. Every story has two…

1 min.
advertiser directory

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2 min.
italian classics up for auction

An important collection of Italian racing motorcycles is up for auction at Bonhams annual Autumn Stafford Sale. The collection includes rare Italian motorcycles that were on display for many years at the Morbidelli Motorcycle Museum, located in Pesaro, Italy. The museum, located on the grounds of the former Morbidelli motorcycle factory, contains approximately 300 motorcycles, many of which will stand on the auction block in October. Giancarlo Morbidelli, founder of the manufacturer, collected the motorcycles over a 40-year period. While the museum contains many Morbidelli Grand Prix bikes of the 1970s, some of which won world championships in the 125 cc class, only two of those bikes are up for auction. One is the 1974 Morbidelli 125 cc GP machine ridden by the late Angel Nieto, which is expected to fetch $130,000…

1 min.
triumph confirms new rocket iii

We’ve seen concept prototypes of the new Triumph Rocket III, and Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. finally confirmed that the bike will hit showrooms soon. The redesigned Rocket III will be available in two variations for 2020. The Rocket III GT has a more laid-back, foot-forward riding position; a Rocket III R rider will perch more upright on mid-mounted foot pegs in a power-cruiser stance. The 2,500 cc inline-triple boasts an 11% increase in horsepower (now at 165 hp) and peak torque is claimed to be the highest of any production motorcycle, at 163 ft-lb. Lighting is via LEDs all around, and the bikes feature standard solo and dual-seat setups. The big power cruiser has lost 40 kg as a result of its redesign, which should combine with the added power to make this power…

1 min.
curtiss hades

You should be getting accustomed to news about electric motorcycles by now. Several motorcycle manufacturers are looking into electricity as an alternative fuel source, even long-time gasoline burner Harley-Davidson with its LiveWire, which you can read about elsewhere in this issue. Curtiss motorcycles also ran on gasoline once, a long time ago. The company folded in the early 20th century, but the name was resurrected in 2018, when the Curtiss Warhawk, a boutique V-twin custom, was launched. Since then, however, the rejuvenated Curtiss Motorcycle Co. has focused on boutique electric bikes, first launching the Zeus, then the Hera, then a “radial V8” Zeus e-bike. The latest e-bike to be announced is the Curtiss Hades. Despite its ominous moniker, the Hades promises to be gentle on the environment, producing no emissions while running. The…

1 min.
by the numbers

381.857 That’s the new Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) world speed record, in kilometres per hour, in the 1000 cc multi-cylinder class. The record was set by Erin Sills at the Bonneville Salt Flats in late August. She also set the record for the flying mile, at 381.220 km/h. Sills accomplished the feat aboard a modified BMW S1000RR she calls Snoopy. 6.847 That’s how many seconds Calgary’s Ethan Barkley took to blast down a quarter mile at Virginia Motorsports Park. What’s significant about this feat is that, at 333 km/h, it’s the quickest any Canadian rider has run the quarter mile on a street tire. The 18-time Canadian champion did it in the Pro Street class last August at an Xtreme Drag Racing Association meet, riding a modified Suzuki GSX-R1000. 100 October 2019 will signify…