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The 1 Moto Show 2017 - Photo Recap

The 1 Moto Show 2017 - Photo Recap

Our friend Eric Stafford travelled to Portland, OR a couple of weeks ago to check out the 1 Moto Show organized by See See Motorcycles. The photos make it look like we missed out on a great show but luckily for us and you Eric captured some great photos and shared his thoughts ona great weekend of bikes in the Pacific North West!

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February 24, 2017

Grand Prix de Snow - Sunday FEB 19!!!

Grand Prix de Snow - Sunday FEB 19!!!

On Feb 19, 2017, Town Moto and Lawrence Hacking are teaming up with Husqvarna Canada to host the Grand Prix de Snow! A fun event to get people riding motorcycles in the off-season and enjoy some winter weather.

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February 10, 2017

Town Moto's 2016 Window Bikes

Town Moto's 2016 Window Bikes

It's kind of fun to look through the blog and check out all the window bikes we've had in the past year. We thought we would organize all the blog posts on what graced our front window this year for you to peruse at your leisure! It was a good year for bikes at ol' Town Moto.

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February 01, 2017

Yamando - Yamaha & Norton Vintage Racer

Yamando - Yamaha & Norton Vintage Racer

Our January bike belongs to vintage racer Brad Monk. It's a bit of a mutt with it's XS650 engine stuffed into a Norton Commando frame. We're happy to have it in the window especially after seeing him take the VRRA P2 Heavyweight championship on his Yamando this past year. 

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February 01, 2017 3 tags (show)

Triumph's Brutal Beauty Tour in Toronto

Triumph's Brutal Beauty Tour in Toronto

Triumph Motorcycles rolled into Downtown Toronto on Jan 25th with the Brutal Beauty Tour, giving a lucky few the chance at a first glimpse their 2017 lineup including the Triumph Bonneville Bobber, Street Scrambler, Street Cup.

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January 31, 2017

Honda CB550 - OZ by Ripple Rock Racers

Honda CB550 - OZ by Ripple Rock Racers

Longtime friend of the shop Kemp Archibald of Ripple Rock Racers built the bike that was in our window in November. It has a lot of nice features and his classic exhausts he's been designing for the Honda CB's. Below are his words describing the build!

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The Moto Gift Guide

The Moto Gift Guide

Come and take a look and some of the stuff we love and would love to find under the tree this holiday season. Some great ideas for the rider in your life!

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December 02, 2016

2015 Kawasaki KLX140

2015 Kawasaki KLX140

Usually in December we like to have a bike that might fit under the tree in the window so this year we had owner Marika's KLX140 for the holidays. A little too big for under the tree but it looked great in the window.

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December 01, 2016

Town Moto & Moto Revere Poker Run

Town Moto & Moto Revere Poker Run

On Oct. 30 we had our last event of the season with our friends at Moto Revere. They were cool enough to help us with the planning and organizing of a Poker Run similar to what we did last year.

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November 09, 2016

Winterizing Your Motorcycle

Winterizing Your Motorcycle

Check out this blog post for tips on how to get your bike ready for Winter storage. If you live somewhere that is warm all year long feel free to read along and laugh at our misfortune.

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November 03, 2016

The Race of Gentlemen 2016, Pismo Beach, CA

The Race of Gentlemen 2016, Pismo Beach, CA

The Race of Gentlemen or TROG as it's affectionately referred to is now a twice a year event organized by The Oiler's CC/MC celebrating America's racing heritage. In the Fall it's held at Pismo Beach, CA.

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November 02, 2016 2 tags (show)

1980 Ducati 900 Supersport

1980 Ducati 900 Supersport

In October we we're lucky to have this awesome looking 1980 Ducati 900ss from our friend Nicholas who has an amazing collection of bikes. This is the last iteration of the Bevel – Desmo drive Square Case 900SS

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Yamaha XSR900 Window Bike

Yamaha XSR900 Window Bike

Back in September Yamaha Motors Canada loaned us one of their new XSR900’s for our window. I was excited to be able to take it out a few times after we took it down and dropped it back to Yamaha!

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October 31, 2016 2 tags (show)

Work In Progress / Fast Times Mag. Issue 3 Launch

Work In Progress / Fast Times Mag. Issue 3 Launch

Just over a week ago we got to be part of the Work In Progress show put together by Fast Times Magazine and Harley Canada. It was also the issue 3 launch for the last Fast Times mag of the year.

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October 03, 2016

1971 Honda CB350 Window Bike

1971 Honda CB350 Window Bike

Our window bike for August was a 1971 Honda CB350 built by Rob Cloutier of Bullitt Cycles and customer Ian Purdy. A lot of nice details on this little cafe build read on for all the details.

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September 19, 2016 2 tags (show)

TM's Mods & Rocker's Kick off BBQ

TM's Mods & Rocker's Kick off BBQ

Last week we hosted our annual Ride-In / BBQ to kick-off the Mods n' Rockers Toronto weekend. Thanks to all who rode in, scarfed a dog and hung out with us. Great to see so many bikes on Ossington. Check out the blog for all our photos!

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Freedom Machines 2016

Freedom Machines 2016

Freedom Machines is a custom motorcycle show hosted 2 hours outside of Toronto in a Ghost Town. If that doesn't intrigue you then maybe the allure of great custom bikes, cool vendors great folk who love motorcycles might persuade you to keep reading.

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August 16, 2016

Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix de Mud 2016

Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix de Mud 2016

The Grand Prix De Mud is organized by our pal Lawrence Hacking as a lead up event to his Overland Adventure Rally. It's inspiration came from wanting to provide a chance to get out on whatever motorcycle you got lying around and get dirty.

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August 10, 2016

Georgian Bay Run 2016

Georgian Bay Run 2016

Originally started in 2012 by Chris Young and Neil Patterson, the GBR has expanded from a handful of close friends on a rainy camping trip, to roughly 110 riders from all over southern Ontario - and it continues to grow every year, even having its own chase truck!

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Moretti Ducati

Moretti Ducati

We're happy to have another build by our friend Paul Hewitt in our window this month! Using a Caviga Allazura engine and cradled by a extremely rare frame and body kit based on the design of Domenico Moretti who built it back in 1982 for an Italian domestic racing series.

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July 14, 2016

1969 Greeves 380cc Twin Port Griffon

1969 Greeves 380cc Twin Port Griffon

Our May window bike was on loan to us from our friend Lawrence Hacking. We've had a few of his bikes in the window over the years: His 2001 XR650R Dakar bike, 1974 ISDT Jawa bike and last month we were excited to add a 1969 Greeves 380cc twin port Griffon to the list.

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Vintage Motorcycle Racing at the Quinte TT

Vintage Motorcycle Racing at the Quinte TT

For the last 4 years we've been making our way to Canadian Tire Motorsports park each August to catch the VRRA Vintage Festival. It was always great to see people racing and wrenching on old bikes and every year we left saying 'next year'

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FAST TIMES MAGAZINE LAUNCH & WRENCHING PHOTO SHOW

FAST TIMES MAGAZINE LAUNCH & WRENCHING PHOTO SHOW

This past Saturday the crew at Fast Times Magazine teamed up with Harley Davidson Canad to put together 'Wrenching' - a photo show on how we spend time during the winter months mostly off our bikes.

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2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

We are very excited to have a brand spanking new Husqvarna 701 Supermoto as our April window bike! Since first seeing press photos online of the 701 we've been looking forward to checking one out in person and this bike did not disappoint.

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