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THE KAWASAKI COWBOY


TMT Takes to the open road with Kawasaki’s new ‘bagger’.


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BUSINESS PROFILE


Connery Custom Paint, an industry leader profiled. Check out the artistry.


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PHOTOGRAPHY BY...


Photographer ,John Reed gives The Motorcycle Times a glimpse behind the lense.


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Brain Storms ..................................................................................4 Skid Marks ......................................................................................5 Motorcycle News ....................................................................6 Gearhed ............................................................................................9 Road Test - Kawasaki Vaquero ..................................10 Business Profile .........................................................................12 Used Motorcycles .............................................................. 14 Community - John Reed ................................................15 Global Rider ................................................................................17 Finish Lines ............................................................................... 18 Road Grit ........................................................................................19 Riders Marketplace ............................................................. 21 Events ........................................................................................... 22 Safety Scene ........................................................................... 22


In The News:


Teen Motorcyclist Charged With Stunt


Driving By Bob Boughner - The Chatham Daily News


A Chatham teenaged motorcyclist was charged Sunday afternoon with stunt driving on McNaughton Avenue East. Police clocked the 16-year travelling at 131 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. The teen’s driver’s licence was imme-


diately suspended for seven days and his motorcycle was impounded for 7 days.


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