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Motorcycle Mojo Magazine May 2018

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.
chompin’ at the bit

As you read this issue, you, like thousands of others, will be taking the covers off your motorcycles in anticipation of getting out on the road for your first ride of the season. But after ripping that cover off your bike and unplugging your battery from its charger – you did put your battery on a maintenance charge over the winter, right? – there are a few more things to consider before hitting the open road. I know some of this is a no-brainer, but with May being Motorcycle Awareness Month, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of some simple facts, whether you’ve been riding for most of your life or you’re getting your bike out after your first winter storage. Check over your bike from tire to tire. Some of you…

1 min.
indian chieftain elite

If you’re looking for the most elaborately adorned, custom-painted Indian motorcycle money can buy – at least one that’s factory built – look no further than the limited edition 2018 Chieftain Elite. The Chieftain Elite features a 111-cubic-inch (1,811 cc) Thunderstroke V-twin, remote locking hard saddlebags, a 200-watt sound system with a seven-inch touchscreen, leather rider and passenger seats, and an electrically adjustable tinted windscreen among many custom styling touches. But it also gets pimped out in spectacular fashion with a paint scheme that’s called Black Hills Silver, which takes almost 25 hours to apply by hand. The Chieftain Elite starts at $37,999.…

1 min.
harley teams with alta motors

Harley-Davidson has already committed to producing electric motorcycles with its Project Livewire, as we mentioned in the April issue, and it has recently expanded its interest in zero-emissions propulsion by teaming up with electric bike maker Alta Motors. Harley’s collaboration amounts to an equity investment in the San Francisco-based company, and will tap into Alta’s expertise to help with the development and production of future electric motorcycles. Says H-D’s president and CEO, Matt Levatich: “Earlier this year, as part of our 10-year strategy, we reiterated our commitment to build the next generation of Harley-Davidson riders, in part by aggressively investing in electric-vehicle technology. Alta has demonstrated innovation and expertise in EV, and their objectives align closely with ours.” The Milwaukee motorcycle maker plans to launch its first electric bike sometime in 2019.…

1 min.
by the numbers

77 Although 81 years have passed since the first motorcycle races were held on the beaches of Daytona in 1937, a hiatus during the Second World War means this year marked the 77th running of the Daytona 200. 400 The number of jobs to be created at the Harley-Davidson plant in York, Pennsylvania, as the company moves production of the Kansas City plant after its closure. 50 The number of years that the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group has been in existence. The group started with 13 members in 1968, and over the years has grown to 33 sections across Canada, with more than 2,100 members who share a common interest in the preservation of old motorcycles. 40,000 The distance in kilometres that Expedition Electric riders JC Davis, Greg Smith and Danell Lynn would aim to cover from…

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may is motorcycle safety awareness month

Spring signals the start of motorcycling season in Canada. That’s why May is officially recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. “Motorcycling is a passion,” explains Dave Millier, Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) Chair. “It’s a sport, a hobby, an efficient means of transportation, and an important economic industry in Canada. Our vision is for all motorcyclists to be able to safely experience the sheer joy and sense of freedom that only motorcycling can offer.” Here in Canada we are fortunate to have beautiful scenery, great trails, and fantastic travel destinations. The unfortunate fact is that motorcycle fatalities are increasing, and it continues to be higher risk for vulnerable road users – including motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians – to share the roads with cars and trucks. “Motorcycle safety needs to be a greater priority…

1 min.
aprilia founder passes

Born on August 31, 1944, Ivano Beggio worked in his father’s workshop as a child, building handmade Aprilia bicycles. His knowledge expanded over the years, and in 1968, he took over the family business. In 1975, Beggio began producing racing motorcycles for his own race team, which went on to win Italian 125 and 250 cc motocross championships in 1977. This followed, in 1980, with the production of small displacement motorcycles and scooters at the Aprilia factory. He continued being involved in racing, eventually supporting former world champion Max Biaggi in his early years. “Ivano Beggio was part of my life as an athlete,” Biaggi says, “a sort of father in racing to me. He gave me his trust and a competitive bike when, after winning the European championship, also on Aprilia,…