With another year in the books it's nice to take a sec and look back at all the great bikes that graced our window in 2017. We love switching it up each month and gives us an opportunity to check out great bikes, meet interesting bike owners and get a free workout hauling them up and out each month. Keep scrolling for 12 awesome machines!
After having the XSR900 in our window last September I was curious what I would think of the smaller, twin version. Unfortunately not being able to ride this one I can't give you a thorough comparison but based on looks alone I feel I appreciate the smaller somewhat more compact XSR700.
We were happy to hold our 3rd annual Fall Poker Run with our homies at Moto Revere. The Poker Run is a fun way to get out and soak up some riding while we still have the weather for it.
Octobers Window Bike is a bike that we are very familiar with, as it is one of our Slowcocks Racing P1-350's. The bike was built by Tim Voyer of 840 Racing out of North Bay. The bike started life as a street legal Honda CB350 Twin, and was transformed by Tim into a very competitive race bike which Thomas from Town Moto raced this year. The paint was done by Ryan Stack, a super talented and self-taught hobby painter out of Welland.
In the summer of 1969 I was just a teenager when Honda introduced its magical CB750. I remember seeing my first one at a little gas station in Winnipeg. Candy Gold paint, 4 cylinder engine and disc brakes made it revolutionary. The wail of the 4 exhaust pipes as the rider raced up the hill, echoing and reverberating long after the machine had disappeared, was forever burned into my mind. In 1970 Honda entered the CB750 into the Daytona 200 Roadrace as a pure factory racer called the CR750. They won!
VRRA race season happened to also be the 50th anniversary of the only Canadian GP race. The Vintage Festival usually brings in big crowds and large race grids, with a lot of US racers making the trek up to race on this famous track. With this event being the 50th anniversary of the Canadian GP in 1967, it made for a super busy and crowded race track at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
Round 2 of the VRRA season found Slowcocks Racing at the beautiful Calabogie Motorsports Park. A racing facility that is known for being one of the premier racing surfaces in all of North America.
On June 11 we were stoked to hold the Grand Prix de Mud with Lawrence Hacking and Husqvarna Canada! Weather was great and we had a solid turnout of riders running all sorts of different machines.
I was really fortunate to visit Japan again a couple of weeks ago. To make it all worthwhile, I rented a 2017 Honda CB1100RS and took off ripping around the mountains for three days. Though it was a rather short stay, it was probably the raddest thing I've experienced in awhile.