Last week I rode my shitmobile 09 Sportster from Toronto to Charlotte, North Carolina and met up with the guys at Prism Motorcycles and Supply. I got to see a lot of tasteful custom motorcycles including their Born Free 9 '48 Panhead, and a pink EVO that they are currently working on for Fuel Cleveland.
Our window bike for July is a real clean 1984 Honda XR500R that belongs to our friend Klaus. He picked it and a matching XR600 off of a collector in New Brunswick. It's a really fun looking and fun to ride bike so make sure to pop by and check it out in person!
Early in May we had organized a school day with our friends Aaron & Katalin Hesmer who run Flat Track Canada and the Go Flat Track school. We invited our friends and customers to join us for a great day getting to see what the sport is actually like and try our hand at going fast and turning left.
We're lucky enough to have a brand new Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 in our window this month. We always love seeing new bikes up close and personal, as we don't get out to the dealers to often.
Falcon Racing Co. that is putting together ready-to-race DTX Flat Track bikes at an affordable price.
We have been looking forward to holding the 2nd Grand Prix de Snow with our buds Lawrence Hacking and Husqvarna Motorcycles Canada for awhile now. It even looked like we would have a little bit of snow for it, which was something we never thought we would have a problem with when we started the event.
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.