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America's newest motorcycle show, AIMExpo, has opened its doors at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Offering more than 300 vendors and manufacturers such as Erik Buell Racing, Suzuki, and Yamaha, the American International Motorcycle Expo is striving to become the industry's largest show in North America.
Motorcycle.com covered the event from start to finish, showcasing the latest products from the motorcycle industry.
This fall, I borrowed a Street Triple from Triumph Canada to ride the streets of Toronto, Ontario in a desperate bid to figure out how to enjoy this city on two wheels.
And let me tell you this might be the hardest thing I've ever had to write about. Anyone who's even been to this sprawling metropolis that Rob Ford, myself and 2.5 million other people call home knows that Toronto has a big problem; mainly, getting people from point A to point B.
The Vikings believed Valhalla was a warrior Heaven where only the greatest and noblest of fallen warriors went. It was a place where the most honorable became immortal and sat with the God Odin. Well, if there was a motorcycle Valhalla full of only the greatest and noblest of rides, worthy of Odin himself, who probably rides a chopper with ram horns, then I feel confident in saying several of the roads in Northwestern Ontario reside there.
Riding my 800cc Kawasaki Vulcan through the endless wilderness of those Northwestern Ontario roads definitely left me feeling, at times, immortal. My ride actually started in Cincinnati, Ohio and took me around much of Lakes Huron and Superior. When I reached Thunder Bay, after a long stretch on the epic Ontario-17 Trans-Canada Highway, my route finally diverted me away from the Great Lakes.
After a short hiatus, the Suzuki Gladius returns for 2013 with a new name - the SFV650. The unfaired, mid-displacement standard is mechanically identical to its predecessor, though it comes in a more color scheme and a higher price tag.