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Motorcycle Mojo Magazine June 2017

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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“of no fixed address”

While attending motorcycle shows or riding through various areas of the country, sometimes coast to coast (and this year we can add another coast as the road to Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, and the Arctic Ocean opens up), we speak to a lot of riders and hear a consistent message from our readers; they love the travel features – plain and simple. Many of the travel articles we publish are from regular riders just like you. I think that’s one reason we are able to stay so diverse, in that the whole magazine isn’t written from a small handful of writers with the same voices and thoughts every issue. Each travel article has a unique viewpoint and each person experiences a ride in a different way. And the June issue is no different. Anyone…

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pension payday

HEADLINES Most in Canada know MotoGP for its fantastical machinery and largerthan- life riders, some of whom are rightly referred to as “aliens,” in that their feats of skill are often otherworldly. What many do not know, however, is that in 2013, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) purchased a 39 per cent share in Spanish sports management company Dorna Sports, exclusive-rights holders for the FIM Road Racing World Championship (MotoGP) until 2041 and the FIM World Superbike Championship until 2036. And it would appear things have been going rather well over at Dorna – well enough, in fact, that its shareholders are planning to dip into the coffers for the third time in just six years. This latest withdrawal comes in at a healthy US$948.16 million! Yes, almost 1…

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by the numbers

5.5 The percentage increase of Q1 2017 unit sales for BMW Motorrad over Q1 2016. As usual, the R1200GS continues to lead the way, though the very affordable G310R is certainly responsible for some of that success. 1917 The year the Federation of American Motorcyclists, precursor to the American Motorcyclist Association, sanctioned the first official Gypsy Tour in Laconia, New Hampshire, and thus beginning the motorcycle rally. 3,000,000 The amount in English pounds secured by Norton through debt investment, which will be used to increase staff and production capability for its new V4 Superbike. 03/27/17 03/27/17 – The date on which a man appeared in a Folkstone, England, court charged with indecent exposure while attempting to get a little too friendly with a rather fetching blue GSX-R. The gentleman is said to suffer from mechanophilia, which is…

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from mainstream to myth

The times, they do change, and with them so do opinions, and sometimes even “facts.” Take, for example, a few of my favourite two-wheeled urban myths that are bound to pop up in conversations with fellow riders. Some of these were, and in certain places are still, considered the status quo – I’ll also mention I’m guilty of buying into a couple of them over the years. “Lay the bike down.” Unless you’re a stunt person attempting to slide under a transport truck or other similarly positioned obstacle, you’re better off to stay on the bike and maintain control for as long as possible while braking as hard as possible. Laying it down will only result in both you and the bike sliding in an uncontrolled manner, and for a longer distance,…

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say what?

MEMORIES OF THE MIGHTY PEACE REGION Seeing the picture of the Dunvegan Bridge in the April issue of Mojo, I instantly flashed back to 1981 – having just purchased a Yamaha Maxim 650 and headed up to Peace River to do the “Vegan.” The Vegan as I recall is a 900-foot drop from the flatlands to Peace River with curves! The Maxim had buckhorns that made it easy to do well over the speed limit with light touches on the handlebars. Later when I had customized with 10-inch pullbacks and tried the Vegan again, I really scared myself and had to really fight to get her around the curves. What a rush! Thanks for the memories! WAYNE SPEARS VIA EMAIL A DEMPSTER VETERAN I was pleased to read “stop frequently – don’t try to just add…

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red tomato pies

From: Neil Mundreon A few of us will hop on our bikes and ride about 230 km south of Prince George where I live, down to Red Tomato Pies, at 370 Proctor St., Williams Lake, B.C. It has a great selection of crusts and a huge selection of what you can put on a pizza! Me, I get fresh chicken, broccoli, spinach and ham on a white sauce with cheeses. The wings are also awesome! We get a few rooms and stay the night and enjoy it, as there is no rush in savouring these pizzas. I highly recommend it. The company has been voted best pizza in Canada 2015 and 2016. Got a favourite restaurant or pub? Send us an email to editor@motorcyclemojo.com and tell us why.…