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Freedom Machine 2017

Freedom Machine 2017

Last year we checked out Freedom Machines show and had a great time so we were looking forward to hitting it up again this year! Despite some early rain hundreds of bike fans showed up and had a great time checking out all the great bikes from builder close to home and further away.

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August 18, 2017

Town Moto 5 Year Anniversary Ride-In

Town Moto 5 Year Anniversary Ride-In

Thanks to all those who came out to our 5 year anniversary back at the end of May. It's been great being a part of the Toronto Motorcycle community all these years and we really appreciate your support and patronage!

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August 18, 2017

Rolling Chaos XS650 - July 2017 Window Bike

Rolling Chaos XS650 - July 2017 Window Bike

The bike with 25 000 km’s, in it’s original form, was a gold/orange 1972 Yamaha XS650 stock which was disassembled with the frame hard tailed with a 4 inch stretch, 2 inch drop and a 3 degree rake added to the front end.

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August 04, 2017

Slowcock's Racing - VRRA Round 1 - The Quinte TT

Slowcock's Racing - VRRA Round 1 - The Quinte TT

Well despite the fact we had a whole off season to get our shit together with all of us thinking we'd have bikes prepped and packed ahead of time so we wouldn't be stressing; no one had their shit together and we were all stressing.

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July 13, 2017

Norton Commando Fastback - June 2017 Window Bike

Norton Commando Fastback - June 2017 Window Bike

June's window bike was this original 1969 Norton Commando Fastback owned by local collector Andy who acquired it with a number of other bikes from a collector in Calgary.

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Town Moto X Lawrence Hacking's - Grand Prix de Mud 2017 Recap

Town Moto X Lawrence Hacking's - Grand Prix de Mud 2017

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.

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June 23, 2017

1976 BMW R90s Town Moto May 2017 Window Bike

1976 BMW R90S - MAY 2017 WINDOW BIKE

May’s window bike was a Daytona Orange 1976 BMW R90S, the high compression, faired, sportier version of BMW’s standard R90/6. The R90S was designed to break free from BMW’s reputation for building reliable, but unexciting bikes.

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June 14, 2017

MOTOHAKONE - A BRIEF RETREAT TO JAPAN

Motohakone - A Brief Retreat to Japan

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.

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June 13, 2017

Triumph Bobber - April 2017 Window Bike

Triumph Bobber - April 2017 Window Bike

We were lucky enough to have one of Triumph's new Bobbers in the window in April.

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April 30, 2017

Get Your Motorcycle Ready to Roll For Spring!

Get Your Motorcycle Ready to Roll For Spring!

Getting your bike out for Spring can be easy if you took the time to put it away properly before the snow fell, but life and the weather sometimes don't always work your way and maybe you weren't able to take as much care as you would have liked.

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April 05, 2017

Husqvarna Motorcycles TC50 - Town Moto's March 2017 Window Bike

Husqvarna TC50 - March 2017 Window Bike

After The Grand Prix de Snow we smuggled this little beauty back to the shop to stick in the window for March. It looks like adult sized fun in a kid sized package. The kind of gift you might buy for your future motocrosser if you looking for a solid gold, locked down best parent ever trophy.

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March 31, 2017

Walt Siegl - Ducati Leggero

Walt Siegl - Ducati Leggero

We feel pretty lucky to have now had two Ducati Leggero's from reknowned motorcycle builder Walt Siegl in our window. In February we had this grey beauty which belongs to one of our favourite motorcycle addicts Klaus. Click for more photos!

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March 03, 2017

Grand Prix de Snow Recap

Grand Prix de Snow Recap

The Grand Prix de Snow was a huge success thanks to our great sponsors and everyone who came out, rode and got dirty. The warm weather made it more of a Grand Prix de Mud by the end of the day but made for excellent conditions for spectators and riders.

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March 02, 2017

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)