BC’s changes to the Motor Vehicle Act aim to get tough on speeders through the mandatory impoundment of vehicles exceeding the posted limit by 40 km/h. The question is, will the new laws have the desired effect on riders?
Rolling into Vancouver on an around the world tour, my BMW F650GS was in a state; the suspension pre-load was broken, the bike was stalling, there was a mysterious loss of power, the water pump was due for replacing… the list wear and tear was long and growing. I needed a shop, and what I found was something much more useful and unique: Motomethod.
B.C.’s Sunshine coast is no stranger to riders, so how to spice things up. Great food, great accommodations, a good measure of adventure, and a motorcycling celebrity know for his work on Race to Dakar and Long Way Round. No, not Charley or that other guy.
The social media means as a reader you’ve joined OWD overlooking glaciers, shivering at the Arctic Circle and mid-review of various bikes. Increasingly members of Canada’s motorcycle industry are adopting social media, but there are no guarantees they are using it well. Here’s some help and hearty encouragement.
In his counter point to the Arctic Challenge, Joe Lloyd argues that in our rush to embrace the bigger is better marketing message, many riders are too quick to overlook the lighter cheaper bikes that hooked us on adventure riding in the first place. Case in point, the Suzuki DR650.
In Part 1 of An Adventure Motorcyclist’s Guide to Riding the Dempster Highway we covered the basics of preparing for your ride to the Western Canadian Arctic. Now in part two, we’ll cover the critical information you need for the Dempster itself, and that starts with fuel.
It’s winter, the motorcycle adventurer’s planning season. If you’re dreaming of the Yukon, grizzlies, tundra and Inuvik, NWT, we’ve the “How to guide” for you. OneWheelDrive.Net presents our essential practical guide of hard learned tips and tricks for riding the Dempster, Canada’s only all-season highway to cross the Arctic Circle.
With Ducati claiming to have taken the original Multistrada concept of sporting performance, comfort and versatility a more than a few steps further in the Multistrada 1200, we peruse the technologies that could make this all a reality.
So number to number how does Ducati Multistrada 1200 measure up on the spec sheet to the outgoing 1100S, the BMW R1200GS and the KTM 990 Adventure. We’ve pulled together a quick spreadsheet to help you compare.
In part four of OWD Advertising Executive Jennifer Priest’s new rider series, she lands her license, but learns an important lesson about intuition and riding.
In part three of OWD Advertising Executive Jennifer Priest’s new rider series the Pacific Riding School takes her to the streets, where Jen finds herself well prepared for the obligatory close call with a Vancouver driver.
In part two of OWD Advertising Executive Jennifer Priest’s new rider series the Pacific Riding School puts her on course to a bike and license with a lot of practice in a lot.