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Volume 1 Issue1 Your Motorcycling Community Newspaper Premier Issue - May 2009
Speed Trials in
ParrySound
Those who are planning on attend-
ing the Parry Sound Sportbike Rally July
3,4,5 will have another event to attend.
The Parry Sound Motorcycle Associa-
tion is hosting speed trials at the Parry
Sound Municipal Airport Saturday July
4. $10 gets you one run on the runway,
with a Sportbike Rally wrist band, $10
gets you 3 runs on the runway. . Radar
detector will record your speed. Prizes
will be awarded, all motorcycle will have
to pass a tech inspection and full protec-
tive riding gear will be required. Tech
inspection starts at 10 am, runs begin
at 12 pm.
For more info go to www.parrysound-
motorcycle.org TMN
Special Edition
Daytona
TRIUMPH award-winning Daytona
675 Supersport model will be available
in a special edition, the Daytona 675SE.
The bike features a new Pearl White co-
lour scheme, with a distinctive Sparkle
Blue frame, swingarm and subframe.
Motorcycle Sales Still Fighting
The Daytona 675SE also features newly
styled blue graphics and race-inspired
pinstripes on the graphite coloured
wheels. For more info go to www.tri-
Sales numbers show growth but not as expected.
umph.co.uk/canada TMN
We are constantly inundated with eco- total motorcycle and scooter sales in often becoming the second vehicle in
nomic doom and gloom in the headlines Canada were up over 8 percent year- the family. The MMIC saw increased at-
and newscasts. There have been compa- to-date at the end of December 2008. tendance at the seven of their 2009 mo-
ny layoffs, and shut downs on both sides Though not the numbers many of the torcycle and ATV shows across Canada
of the border in all types of business and major manufacturers were hoping for, and feel this is a good indicator that Ca- Brain Storms .............................................4
industry. From the hard hit auto sector this increase in sales shows resilience in nadians are choosing two-wheel riding
Motorcycle News .................................6
we are barraged daily with bankruptcy the Canadian market and reinforce the as part of their life style choice.
Road Gypsy Files ....................................9
protection, government bailouts and fact that motorcycles and scooters are Warren Milner, Senior Manager of
Test Ride - Suzuki B-King ...............10
threats of plant closures. The one shin- becoming more relevant than ever. Marketing for Honda Canada is not sur-
ing star through this, and although not 2008 was a year of high fuel prices, prised, “Historically in difficult times
Gearhed .................................................15
impervious to the economic downturn, the expense of fuelling SUVs, full size motorcycle sales have been less affected
Safety Scene ........................................17
has been the continued strength of mo- cars and pick-ups and like vehicles may than some other products. The specula-
Finish Lines ............................................18
torcycles sales in Canada. have been part of the driving force be- tion is that motorcycles offer an escape Classifieds ..............................................22
Figures from the Motorcycle and Mo- hind the continued strong sales. A more from the doom and gloom. Some people
Events Calendar ..................................23
ped Industry Council (MMIC) show that fuel efficient, two wheeled alternative is Continued - Page 2
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