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Motorcycle Mojo Magazine December 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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3 min
adding to the list

Wow, it’s hard to believe this is our seventh annual world travel issue. The concept of extended overland motorcycle adventure continues to be a bucket list item for many of you, judging by the demand we have for this issue. It’s traditionally one of our bestselling issues on the newsstands. Even if you have never been on an extended trip or are thinking about going on one and are planning the intricate details of an adventure in a faraway land, this issue will prove to be a dreamer’s edition of the possibilities that are out there. There are so many places where I’d like to ride. I’m fortunate to have ridden in quite a few countries, but that only made me realize how many other locations there are where I still would…

5 min

NEWS Early Bird Pricing for the 2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Yamaha confirmed that the Ténéré 700, which has been available in markets other than Canada, will be available here in 2020 as a 2021 model. Yamaha has released pricing: place a $500 deposit on a 2021 Ténéré 700 before the end of this year and your bike will cost $11,999. As of press time, Yamaha Canada had not yet determined the MSRP after the early deposit program. Placing a deposit before Dec. 31 also gets you priority delivery in early summer of 2020 and a free Shad Zulupack waterproof bag. The Ténéré 700’s 689 cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine is the same unit found in the MT-07, but the Ténéré’s is mounted in an all-new tubular steel frame that features a long-travel, fully adjustable…

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production company may have broken safety regulations, leading to a stuntwoman’s death

Performing stunts in Hollywood film productions is risky and, unfortunately, sometimes fatal. In August 2017, Sequana Joi Harris crashed a motorcycle while rehearsing a stunt for the film Deadpool 2 and was fatally injured. Controversy surrounds the incident, mostly because Harris, a road racer, was inexperienced at performing stunts. Following an investigation into the incident, WorkSafeBC released a report in early October that places blame on TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd., a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox, The report claims that TCF violated two sections of the Occupational Health and Safety regulations as well as three sections of the Workers Compensation Act. The investigators’ report states that TCF did not conduct a risk assessment prior to the stunt, did not provide Harris with new worker’s orientation (it was her first job as…

1 min
by the numbers

9 The number of major motorcycle shows in Canada during the 2020 show season. North American InternationalMotorcycle Supershow (Toronto) – Jan. 3–5Calgary Motorcycle Show – Jan. 10–12Edmonton Motorcycle Show – Jan. 17–19Vancouver Motorcycle Show – Jan. 24–26Quebec City Motorcycle Show – Feb. 7–9Toronto Motorcycle Show – Feb. 21–23Montreal Motorcycle Show – Feb. 28–March 1Motorcycle Powersport Atlantic (Halifax) – March 6–8Spring Motorcycle Show (Toronto) – April 4–5 3 The number of new electric concepts developed by Yamaha that were shown at the Tokyo Motor Show. The E01 and E02 electric scooters are designed for urban use. Power output is comparable to a 125 cc scooter and 50 cc scooter, respectively. The third concept is a YZ-inspired electric mountain bike. 100,000 That’s how many Ducati Multistradas have been built in Ducati’s factory in Bologna, Italy. The milestone comes…

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say what?

editor@motorcyclemojo.com THE GROUNDBREAKING HONDA CB750 I was working for a Honda dealer in Australia and assembled the very first CB750 it sold, so my connection to the Honda goes way back. Prior to that I rode an assortment of British junkers and farm bikes, but the Honda set new standards for motorcycling – and for me personally. I now own a Japanese-market Polynesian Blue 1971 CB750 with the ubiquitous 80 km/h warning light between the other instruments. No one knows how my bike got to Edmonton; but no matter, it’s mine and of all the bikes in my collection, it’s still my favourite. AL GILL VIA MOTORCYCLEMOJO.COM THE DUFFEY LOOP Really nice summary of the Duffey Loop [Sept/Oct 2019], one of my favourite rides. Bang on about the Whistler scene. And, yes, be careful of the gravel…

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wif where’s the food?

Got a favourite restaurant or pub? Send us an email to editor@motorcyclemojo.com and tell us why. From Sandy Henry Chuckwagon Café My food pick while riding is the Chuckwagon Café in Turner Valley, Alta. Love this place because they raise their own cattle and use the beef in the café. Burgers and the flat iron steak and eggs Benedict are to die for. The beef barley soup takes three days to make – and it’s so good, it’s unreal. The café is located at 105 Sunset Blvd. N.W. in Turner Valley and is right on the route to some of the greatest highways to ride in southern Alberta, such as Hwy 40 through the Rocky Mountains!…