Project 1981 Honda CM400T Cafe Racer Build

In this Chance Moto build, we take a time and budget-minded approach to creating a uniquely styled, smooth running retro.  Starting with a 1981 Honda CM400T, restoring it to peak mechanical shape and adding a touch of cafe-racer-inspired-style, here's how we brought this old bike into the 21st century. The 1970's and 80's were an... Continue Reading →

5 Tips to Become a Better Street Rider

Motorcycling, like any true sport has an extremely lengthy and gradual learning curve. It's only fitting then that the true enthusiast be on the constant quest for techniques that will improve his or her riding. Here are 5 things you can do that are guaranteed to bolster whatever skills you currently possess as a rider.... Continue Reading →

Chain and Sprocket Replacement DIY

Most motorcycles on the road today have a chain final drive, driven by 2 sprockets which determine the motorcycle's final drive ratio. With time, these parts wear down and cause your bike to lose of power at the rear wheel and run less smoothly.  The good news: changing your chain and sprockets is a relatively easy DIY... Continue Reading →

2016 Ducati Monster 821 Review

Ducati's Monster 821 (MSRP $13,395 CDN) was a controversial pivot for the Bologna brand, as it moved the Monster line away from their iconic 2 valve-per-cylinder air cooled motors (the latest contingent were the 696, 796 and 1100 variants which were later brought back in the Scrambler and later, the Monster 797).  So, what did Ducati... Continue Reading →

Yamaha FZ-09 / MT-09 Long Term Review

We've been riding the FZ-09 (MT-09 in Europe) intermittently since 2014, throughout its 40,000 km life and have reached a verdict on just about every aspect of what's good and bad about this budget-priced middleweight naked bike.  We've also performed a long list of modifications that help get the most of of the platform and... Continue Reading →

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