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 →

Project 2016 KTM 500 EXC Supermoto 

Street-legal supermotos are a special breed of motorcycles.  At various times throughout history, select manufacturers have produced them (eg. Yamaha's WR 250X, the perennial favorite, Suzuki's DRZ 400 or the more modern Husqvarna 701), but they've always been niche and most of the offerings in North America are somewhat sedate in comparison to the dirt... Continue Reading →

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