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The Bulgari Aluminum Ducati Special Edition chronograph

Ducati has partnered with Bulgari for the coolest matte / aluminum chronograph on the ticker market. The goal of both parties, apparently, is to “revolutionize the standards of luxury sports watches” – it’s a hefty goal, but c’mon – you have to admit there’s worse ways of going about raising standards than injecting motorcycles into an industry of choice (see Triumph’s pretty piece in collaboration with Breitling).

So let’s get into the details and see what the luxury Italian power couple gave us. 

A view of the Ducati X Bulgari Special Edition Chronograph, currently available on Bulgari's website

According to Ducati’s press release, the Bulgari Aluminum Ducati Special Edition chronograph ‘celebrates the partnership between the jewelry Maison and the iconic Italian motorcycle manufacturer,’ with the Youtube debut video labelling this ticker as ‘The Best Bulgari Watch in History’ (and interesting ultimatum, given Bulgari’s offerings…but it’s Ducati, so we won’t judge). 

“The chronograph presents a stunning dial in Ducati red color and three subdials with a sporty style inspired by the Ducati rev counter graphics: black background, white indexes and red sphere,” states the press release. 

Ducati can also be found to have inspired the hour markers, with a 40 mm diameter aluminum case strapped to a black rubber bracelet. 

A view of the Ducati X Bulgari Special Edition Chronograph, currently available on Bulgari's website

Titanitum is the material of the day, with the versatile metal used to create the crown and chronograph pushers, as well as the case back (treated with anti-wear DLC).  

The entire watch is water-resistant to 100 meters, with the mechanical automatic movement guaranteeing tenth-of-a-second accuracy, thanks to the specifications of the self-wound BVL 130 beating @ 28,800 vibrations per hour.

(If nothing else convinces you that watches are made for collabs with motorcycle manufacturers, the mere fact that watches talk vibrations per hour – Vb/h – and bikes talk kilometers per hour – Km/h – should get you down and nerdy enough to look into your next moto-inspired ticker. Just saying.)

A view of the Ducati X Bulgari Special Edition Chronograph, currently available on Bulgari's website

A Ducati brand and production number is given to each one of these timepieces, with the package delivered in ‘a special anodized aluminum case with rubber interior and soft touch finish, bearing the signatures of the two brands Ducati and Bulgari.’

A view of the Ducati X Bulgari Special Edition Chronograph, currently available on Bulgari's website

You can imagine both parties involved are tickled pink at this collaboration; Andrea Ferraresi, Ducati Centro Stile Director, contributed the following: 

 “The quest for lightness, obsessive attention to detail, the use of fine materials and the creation of a distinctive and immediately recognizable design are the values that have inspired us in this project.”

“Working on this project with Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Bulgari’s Product Creation Executive Director, whom I have known for 15 years, was a way of bringing together our passions: motorbikes and high-end watchmaking.”

A view of the Ducati X Bulgari Special Edition Chronograph, currently available on Bulgari's website

As for Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Bulgari’s Product Creation Executive Director, the project was one he purportedly enjoyed…a lot: 

“I had a great pleasure to visit once again the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale in Italy and exchange with Andrea Ferraresi, discussing the many parallels between motorbikes and watches, our common passion for the beauty of the mechanics and the Italian design approach.”

“For this special collaboration the Bulgari Aluminum model was a natural choice due to its combination of materials, sporty character and iconic look.” 

A view of the Ducati X Bulgari Special Edition Chronograph, currently available on Bulgari's website

Be sure to check out the watch on Bulgari’s webpage, where the ticker is currently up for $5,000 USD – definitely an upper-end price tag, but with both brands being the luxury labels that they are, we expected something around that mark. 

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Drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from Ducati’s relevant press release*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

MV Agusta at Fuoriconcorso

If you find yourself bobbing around bored on your motor yacht on Lake Como this weekend, why not pop in to Fuorioconcorso and check out MV Agusta’s latest.

MV Agusta Press Release:


MV AGUSTA’S FIRST TIME AT FUORICONCORSO,

MOTORCYCLING ARISTOCRACY’S BASH ON LAKE COMO

on May 21 and 22, Schiranna’s Superveloce Ago and Brutale 1000 RR will be on display at Villa Sucota.

Varese, 16 May 2022 – With its 75 year of industrial and racing history, MV Agusta stands for the quintessential Italian genius for engines and design. Today, the winged gearwheel brand is an icon of unrivalled elegance and a synonym with speed and cutting-edge technology.  For the two-wheels enthusiasts, it embodies the idea of a racing aristocracy and Italy’s unique knack for designing and building superlative motorcycles. From production models to limited editions, to one-offs entirely custom-built for clients, every single MV Agusta bike is a shining example of “Motorcycle Art”.

On May 21st and 22nd, two of MV Agusta’s latest models will be on display at Villa Sucota in Como: Superveloce Ago, with its classic yet incredibly modern lines, and Brutale 1000 RR, with its naked and aggressive beauty, able to express awe-inspiring power. Visitors will also have the opportunity to watch MV Agusta’s feature-length documentary film, “You See a Bike”, celebrating the company’s 75th anniversary. 8 exceptional testimonials tell their side of the MV Agusta story, from an unexpected and most personal perspective. 

A poignant and engaging account of one of the most exceptional tales of the modern industrial age and of the motorcycling world.


www.fuoriconcorso.org

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation Launches Course for Adventure Riders

Sensing the popularity of adventure riding, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has branched out to include adventure courses.

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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION LAUNCHES A RIDER COURSE FOR ADVENTURE BIKE RIDERS

Helping Adventure and Dual-Purpose Riders Build Key Skills

IRVINE, Calif., May 11, 2022 — The Motorcycle Safety Foundation will help adventure and dual-purpose riders looking to learn fundamental off-road skills through its newest offering, the AdventureBike RiderCourse (ADVRC). The course features 12 exercises and an adventure prep discussion that will help riders better understand and control their motorcycle so that they can gain off-road riding confidence and be ready to take on bigger adventure challenges, more advanced training, and participate in more tours, events, and rides.

“Adventure and dual-purpose motorcycles open a whole new world of riding possibilities,” said Erik Pritchard, president and CEO of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. “Sales in this category have increased more than 46 percent since 2019. Creating a course to help those new, or a bit rusty, to riding off-road is a need we are excited to meet.”

The course is a single-day experience taken on a student’s personal ADV or dual-purpose motorcycle. All instruction is done on an MSF-recognized riding range under the guidance of MSF-certified ADVRC rider coaches. As availability of the course spreads nationwide, it will be easier than ever for riders to gain core off-road skills.


MSF AdventureBike RiderCourse Overview

  • ADV Familiarization – Motorcycle equipment and features
  • Basic Controls – Motorcycle controls for starting, stopping, straight-line riding, turning
  • Controlled Loss of Traction – How and when to use it
  • Standing Up – How, when, and why
  • Pivot/Rider Posture – Shifting weight and posture for bike control
  • Risk Management – Understanding risk offset and applying “SEE” strategy
  • Counterweight – Maneuvering for slow, tight turns
  • Straight-Line Braking – Controlling a rear tire skid, threshold braking
  • Rear-Wheel Steering – How and when to use rear-wheel brake or throttle to steer
  • Obstacles – How to cross over obstacles effectively
  • U-Turn on a Hill – How to make a U-turn when going uphill
  • Traversing a Hill – How to ride across a hill
  • Adventure Prep – Tips for going out and having an adventure

The MSF AdventureBike RiderCourse is currently available in 12 states through various private- and MSF-run training sites, and under the Adventure Touring Rider Course name through participating Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy locations.

“The AdventureBike RiderCourse will make core off-road skill building available nationwide and help these riders explore the capabilities of their motorcycles,” said Corey Eastman, director of rider education expansion. “We hope riders take this knowledge and go on to discover thousands of ADV riding opportunities.”

More than 100 MSF coaches are working to become certified to teach the AdventureBike RiderCourse by year’s end. The msf-usa.org site will be updated regularly as new training sites come online.

More information available at the AdventureBike RiderCourse Landing Page.

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International Motorcycle Show Shuttered after 40 Years

The IMS tour has been “suspended” after more than a few rough years.

Official Statement: 


Dear IMS Fans,

We have some news to share today with our IMS Family. After 40 years of producing The International Motorcycle Shows and IMS Outdoors, we have made the difficult decision to suspend the IMS Tour in 2022.

The powersports industry is at a crossroads with where and how brands promote their products amidst the continued manufacturing and sourcing delays associated with the pandemic. These current hurdles that our brand partners are facing would have made it difficult for us to produce an IMS that would meet your, and our, expectations. Therefore, we will not be moving forward with the planned 2022 events, including the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.

Any tickets purchased or Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show registrations paid for 2022 events will be refunded to the credit card used for purchase within 7 business days. If you have not received your refund within 7 business days, please contact [email protected]

We greatly appreciate your attendance and loyalty over the years and will miss sharing your love for motorcycling with you.

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Klim Announces 2022 Cow Tag Off-road Ride Dates

Head on over to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Southeast Idaho for the 2022 Klim Cow Tag event this June. 

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2022 KLIM Cow Tag Off-Road Ride | June 25

Join KLIM in supporting Off-Road Trail Advocacy Groups and ride a fun, one-of-a-kind event in KLIM’s Test Lab – the pristine mountain single-track of Idaho.

To celebrate the summer riding season, and to support off-road recreation and the advocacy groups keeping these fantastic trails open, KLIM is inviting riders to participate in the popular Cow Tag event set in their own backyard – the robust mountain trail system in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest of Southeast Idaho.

This exciting event takes riders on some of KLIM’s favorite local trails, guided by maps and GPS tracks, in search of unique numbered Cow Tags. Riders will be challenged to collect as many – or the most difficult – Cow Tags as possible to earn valuable raffle tickets. Those tickets will be used to enter prize drawings at the end of the event.

The KLIM Cow Tag attracts riders from all over the northwest United States to bring greater focus on trail preservation while having a great time exploring the rugged Idaho backcountry. KLIM takes pride in building functional, durable, high quality gear for off-road riders, and you’ll be riding some of the same trails that help develop their equipment.

To register for the Cow Tag, view the schedule and for more information on event guidelines, nearby hotels, campgrounds and activities, visit https://www.klim.com/cow-tag-off-road-ride.

Cow Tag Registration: https://www.klim.com/cow-tag-off-road-ride

Here’s how it works:

When:

  • Friday, June 24, 2022 Check in 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, June 25, 2022 Late Check in at Kelly Canyon 7:30am – 8:30am
  • Saturday, June 25, 2022 Ride 9:00am – 5:00pm

Registration:

  • Registration opens May 2, 2022
  • Fees are $125 per person (Non-refundable)
  • Registration limited to 200 people
  • Sign in packets to be collected at either KLIM Headquarters on Friday, June 24, between 1:00-7:00 p.m. or 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning of the ride at Kelly Canyon.

All proceeds go to off-road recreation advocacy groups: Share Trails and the Idaho Falls Trail Machine Association.

Included:

  • Breakfast and dinner Saturday, June 25
  • Thousands of dollars in prize drawings
  • Entry to win one of nine $250 KLIM gift cards
  • KLIM Cow Tag exclusive event t-shirt (to wear)
  • KLIM sticker (to stick on things)
  • GPS waypoints/tracks provided (provided via Rever app)
  • Kate’s Real Food Bar (if you get hungry)
  • Klean Freak Body Wipes (if you get dirty)

KLIM Cow Tag Event Sponsors:

  • Action Motor Sports
  • Brockstar Suspension
  • Dunlop Tires
  • Dynojet
  • Fastway
  • FMF
  • Idaho Falls Trail Machine Association
  • Kate’s Real Food
  • Kelly Canyon Ski Resort
  • PCI Race Radios
  • Peak Refuel
  • Rekluse
  • Rocky Mountain ATV/MC
  • Seat Concepts
  • Share Trails
  • Stable Mountain Adventures
  • US Forest Service
  • Zbroz

About KLIM

KLIM Technical Riding Gear is a global leader in designing, developing, sourcing and distributing the most advanced powersports apparel for snowmobile, motorcycle and off-road riding. Utilizing the world’s most premium technologies in waterproof, breathable, durable and comfortable materials, KLIM offers gear for the most demanding riders. Driven by the continual feedback and input from dedicated test pilots and passionate customers, KLIM strives to do one thing above all – enhance the riding experience. For more information, visit KLIM.com.

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Indian Motorcycles Launches New Video Series – Epic Pursuits

Three Epic U.S. Road Trip Experiences Capture the Glory of Crushing Miles, Discovering New Places & Creating Lifelong Memories.

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It’s time to hit the road and discover some of the most beautiful destinations in America. Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today announced the debut of its first-ever motorcycle touring series, Epic Pursuits. The two-wheel travel series will take viewers on three unique adventures aboard the Indian Pursuit, the brand’s most-capable touring machine. Whether a long-time, avid motorcyclist or newly licensed rider, Epic Pursuits champions the totally unique experience, camaraderie and euphoria that can only be found when road-tripping with friends on motorcycles.

Hosted by Matt Vincent, an accomplished athlete, adventurer, and entrepreneur, each epic journey will feature a new cast of characters, saddling up for the ride of a lifetime through three different regions of the country. Each journey will be chronicled with three episodes – showcasing the area’s breathtaking scenery and local sights, as the group explores and immerses themselves within the local culture.

“If there’s one thing we’ve learned as a post-pandemic society, it’s that life can change in the blink of an eye. We all have that one trip, that one ride that’s been on our bucket list far too long, and now’s the time to pursue it,” said Aaron Jax, Vice President of Indian Motorcycle. “That’s exactly why we created Epic Pursuits – to inspire riders all over the world to seize the day by getting out on that two-wheel journey they’ve dreamt of and create those experiences and memories that can only be found on the back of a motorcycle.”

Premiering today on the Indian Motorcycle YouTube channel, the first three-part installment debuts, as Vincent and company take to the Southeast. From the cobblestone streets of Charleston, South Carolina, through the everglades of Florida, Vincent and company make their way to the Florida Keys. Throughout the three episodes, the riders stop at local restaurants and tourist attractions, even hitting Daytona Beach to experience the infamous Bike Week. As is often the case with any road trip, unpredictability rears its head. Several unforeseen obstacles and inclement weather ultimately make the experience and memories all the more sweet and the final accomplishment of conquering a 900-mile ride becomes a badge of honor.

As Epic Pursuits continues, series two will venture down the West Coast, as Vincent and a new crew of riders begin their journey in San Francisco, traversing down the California coastline to Los Angeles and heading inland to the spiritual desert oasis that is Joshua Tree. From there, the third and final epic adventure will head to the Pacific Northwest, where the riders make stops through Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The next two trips will debut later this summer.

To learn more on Epic Pursuits or the Indian Pursuit lineup, visit IndianMotorcycle.com, or following along on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.





















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Lindeco and Enduristan USA Present the Enduristan Monsoon EVO 100% Waterproof Saddlebag System

They call it, “The world’s toughest 100% waterproof luggage for your modern adventure bike.” You can be the judge.

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Lindeco Genuine Powersports and Enduristan USA are proud to present the 2022 Enduristan Monsoon EVO Saddlebag System. The Enduristan Monsoon EVO premium saddlebags deliver the world’s toughest 100% waterproof luggage for your modern adventure bike and are built with maximum durability, convenience, and functionality in mind.

Did you know that all of Enduristan’s premium ADV luggage are 100% waterproof without the use of dry bags? This is an Enduristan exclusive. The three layer fabric sections feature welded seams, are designed to provide 100% waterproof protection, and are much lighter than other competitive brands (Monsoon EVO 6 lbs vs other brands at 11 lbs with mounting plates/wedges). This keeps all the elements on the outside and your belongings clean and dry on the inside of your Enduristan luggage.

The Monsoon Evo was developed to travel as light as possible, even with a lot of luggage. With 5.62 lbs (size S) and 6.06 lbs. (size L) and no need for a heavy mounting plate, the Monsoon Evo is the lightest frame mount pannier solution in the high-quality segment. And yet, with 24 and 34 liters capacity, they offer enough storage space even for the longest adventure travels. And if this space is still not sufficient, you can even add two Fender Bags, XS base packs, or four Can/Bottle Holsters on the outside.

The Monsoon Evo fits almost all pannier frames with 18mm tubes. Due to a newly developed and innovative mounting bracket, the bags can be attached to the pannier frames without an additional mounting plate.  If you add a lock to the mounting bracket’s safety holes, the Monsoon Evo is theft resistant.

Like all our products, the Monsoon Evo is designed for the toughest journeys. The mounting brackets are made of fiber-reinforced composite material, which has similar mechanical properties to aluminum. We also use our proven 3-layer fabric, which is extremely abrasion-resistant and has proven itself in the past. And should your bike tip over anyway, an additional edge protection keeps the bag safe.

FEATURES

  • 100% Waterproof Construction

  • No additional mounting plate required

  • Fully water, dust, mud and snow proof

  • No dry bag required to be waterproof

  • Red inner lining for high visibility

  • Fits 18mm diameter racks

  • Extremely strong mounting brackets with safety pins

  • Easy fastening, quick removal

  • Can be used on the right and left side of the motorcycle (sold individually)

  • Edge protection

  • 4 compression straps

  • 4 interfaces to attach Bottle/Can Holsters

  • 2 interfaces to attach Fender Bags S or L, or XS Base Pack

  • 2 rows of cargo loops to attach additional gear

  • Deluxe shoulder strap separately available

  • Ergonomic soft-grip handles

  • Lockable to the frame with a padlock (for example ABUS 85/30HB65, not included)

  • Lockable with security strap (for example Steelcore 4.5’], not included)

TECHNICAL DETAILS MONSOON EVO – SMALL

Volume: 24 Liters

Width: 40 cm

Height: 40 cm

Depth: 16 cm

Weight: 5.62 lbs

TECHNICAL DETAILS MONSOON EVO – LARGE

Volume: 34 Liters

Width: 40 cm

Height: 40 cm

Depth: 21 cm

Weight: 6.06 lbs.

Sold as individual units/per side of motorcycle. Qty 2 required for a left and right side. Mixing and matching a Large and Small Monsoon Evo may be done to adjust total width per side due to some motorcycles side exhaust.

Enduristan Monsoon EVO Panniers available now on the Enduristan USA website for retail consumers.  See the entire collection of Enduristan adventure luggage and accessories at: https://enduristan-usa.com/

Head to www.lgp-powersports.com to learn more about Lindeco Genuine Powersports and the complete lineup of premium Powersports products.

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Only 100 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVEs Will Be Available Only In The US

Only 100 of these Hypermotards, inspired by graffiti livery, will be for sale. And only in the US.

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For 2022 the Hypermotard RVE will return to North America for a limited production second generation version, which is limited to 100 units and available only for presold orders.

What makes the 950 RVE stick out is its livery called “Graffiti” inspired by street art. The creation process is laborious, demanding highly skilled painters that work in phases and apply extremely thin decals. The results are comparable to airbrushed bodywork, something not found on many production motorcycles, which is why the bike is limited to 100 units.

The RVE takes styling from the original Hypermotard 950 concept bike that was unveiled during the 2019 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este classic automobile and motorcycle show held annually on the western shore of Italy’s Lake Como. Designed by Centro Stile Ducati, the concept won first place in the show’s ”Concept Bikes: New Design and Prototypes by Manufacturers and Independents” category and was widely shared across social media channels.

Ducati designers capitalized on the concept’s attention-grabbing livery and created a similar-styled model for the Hypermotard 950 lineup, unveiling the RVE in June 2020. The RVE offers a mid-range Hypermotard model between the base 950 and the top-range 950 SP.

The Hypermotard 950 is the ideal platform for this custom OEM look due to the bike’s aggressive supermotard look accented by twin exhausts under the seat and visible mechanical components, including the iconic trellis frame that translates into lightness and stability, the tapered flat seat that provides ease of movement, and the exposed L-twin engine that ensures Ducati reliability and hyper-fun power delivery.

Speaking of the engine, the twin-cylinder 937 cc Testastretta 11° creates 114 hp at 9,000 rpm and 71 lb-ft of torque at 7,250 rpm. The torque is what makes this powerplant popular among motard fans—80 percent of the torque is available from 3,000 to 9,500 rpm. This linear power output maximizes rideability, performance, and, what matters most, fun, whether lapping the track, carving canyons, or riding urban daily.

The RVE arrives with the latest in Ducati technological advancements, including Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO, which is added to the components already present in the standard version, Bosch Cornering ABS with Slide by Brake function (in setting 1), Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.

The RVE also features fully adjustable suspension so owners can easily change settings to their riding style and includes a 45mm Marzocchi fork and Sachs shock. Bringing the RVE to a stop is a set of Brembo M4.32 four-piston radial monoblock calipers up front that squeeze 320mm discs, and a two-piston Brembo caliper out back that grasps a 245mm disc.

The Hypermotard 950 RVE will begin to hit showroom floors across the USA late May and will be available for an MSRP of $15,695.

At the top of the Hypermotard 950 range is the Hypermotard 950 SP, upgraded for a performance-focus with racing graphics, Öhlins suspension with increased travel, and Marchesini forged rims.     
                                               
For additional information, please visit: https://www.ducati.com/us/en/bikes/hypermotard/hypermotard-950





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TCX Introduces the Infinity 3 ADV Touring Boot

A highly capable adventure touring boot from TCX.

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TCX (tcxboots.com), as part of the world leader in protective wear Dainese Group, introduces their newest and most capable adventure touring boot, the Infinity 3.

Built for the rider whose adventures are limitless, the TCX Infinity 3 boots are an all-new update from the Infinity EVO and come in a tall and mid-model. From the ground up, the Infinity 3s are constructed with a Groundtrax rubber outsole. Groundtrax is a special compound with a patterned tread to optimize maximum performance in all conditions. The OrthoLite insole is at the footbed for long-lasting cushioning and high breathability and offers supreme comfort even after prolonged use. The Infinity 3 is also built with a special dial fastening system that adjusts the tension of the external lace. Which is designed to make it easy to regulate the fit in the instep and shin area, down to the millimeter. The adjustable front band with Velcro panel completes the fastening system for the perfect locked-in feel.

The Infinity 3 come in both a tall and a mid version. Suitable for wearing under touring pants, the Infinity 3 is made from a mix of microfiber, split leather, and engineered fabric. The mid’s upper is lined with TCX’s proprietary T-DRY membrane while the tall version are lined with a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane, both having the proven ability to ensure breathability and waterproofness.

For added protection and durability, the Infinity 3 is equipped with ergonomic shin plates and reinforcements on the toe, gear area, heel, and ankle.

Features:

  • Fastening with on-fly reel dial and VELCRO brand fastener
  • Reflective inserts for high visibility
  • Reinforcements on shin, ankle, toe, and heel
  • OrthoLite footbed with long term cushioning and high levels of breathability
  • Groundtrax rubber outsole for touring and light off-road, with good traction
  • High / Mid Models
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane / T-DRY waterproof membrane
  • Suede leather, engineered fabric, and synthetic material construction
  • MSRP: $290 – $390
  • Landing Page: Here























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Can-Am Mobilizing Women All Over the World to “Just Ride” During 2022 International Female Ride Day

BRP and the Can-Am team are coming out in full force all over the globe to celebrate the 16th annual International Female Ride Day. Here’s what you can expect.

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On Saturday, May 7, global powersports leader, BRP, and its Can-Am team will proudly take to the streets alongside female riders in more than 50 communities around the world as part of the 16th annual International Female Ride Day (IFRD). From the U.S. and Canada, to Europe, Asia, and Latin America, Can-Am employees, ambassadors, dealers, and vehicle owners will ride together and celebrate the importance of women riders and their positive contributions to the industry.

This marks the third consecutive year that Can-Am will be an official supporter and partner of IFRD, and it will be the brand’s biggest push yet. The IFRD partnership is synonymous with Can-Am’s acclaimed Women of On-Road program, which addresses barriers-to-entry for female riders through rider education and mentorship. That program has been incredibly successful, resulting in nearly 38 percent of Can-Am owners being female, significantly outpacing the industry average of 22 percent.

“The open road should be open for all. Period.” said Martin Ethier, Director, Global Marketing at Can-Am On-Road. “International Female Ride Day is a celebration of that, and we’re proud to be a corporate partner. This year, we are truly globalizing our involvement and we can’t wait to watch so many incredible female riders come together to celebrate their shared passion of riding.”

Ahead of IFRD, Can-Am will host fellow Canadian and IFRD founder, Vicki Gray, at its corporate headquarters in Quebec. While there, Gray will have a chance to meet and ride with many of the incredible female Can-Am employees who inspire and manage the Women of On-Road program.

“It’s great to have the support and involvement again from Can-Am as one of the IFRD official partners. I really look forward to meeting the team and taking a ride together,” said Gray. “Can-Am is likewise dedicated to promoting and highlighting women riders and to making a positive difference for women in motorcycling and powersports everywhere. Together we are making advancements in this segment.

A sample of some of the Can-Am IFRD rides taking place on May 7:

  • Canada

In Ontario, Olympic Games gold medalist and member of the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team, Natalie Spooner, will join TV host, Sherry Holmes, for a group ride that’s open to Can-Am owners.

  • USA

In Los Angeles, Can-Am ambassador, actress and model, Karrueche Tran, will host a ride with Can-Am Spyder and Ryker owners.

In 28 other cities around the U.S., the US Spyder Ryders owners’ group is holding rides to mark the occasion.

  • EMEA

In the UK, Can-Am ambassador, Sophie Morgan, will be riding her Can-Am Ryker with others to take part in the day’s efforts.

In Lausanne, Switzerland, the Can-Am team based out of the BRP office there will be taking to the streets to celebrate.

In Germany, the Ladies Riding Class community, which counts about thirty members, will also hit the road for the occasion. 

  • APAC

In Sydney, Australia, Can-Am Ambassador Helen Chik, editor of the popular lifestyle magazine, Grazia, will be riding her Ryker alongside others to celebrate the day.

  • LATAM

In Puerto Rico, singer-songwriter, Calma Carmona, will also participate in a “GRRRL Ride” event behind the handlebars of her Can-Am Ryker.

Can-Am is inviting all women riders to “Just Ride” on May 7 to celebrate IFRD along with these riders. If you do, use #IFRD2022 to be part of the movement! 

Click here for more about the Can-Am Women of On-Road program and the brand’s participation in IFRD. And to learn more about Can-Am On-Road including vehicle lineup, accessories, and product specs, as well as the numerous programs in place to empower and support our passionate owners’ community, please go to www.CanAmOnRoad.com and follow us on social media @canamonroad, or join our Women of On-Road Facebook Group which now counts more than 13,000 members. 

More About International Female Ride Day

International Female Ride Day is a globally synchronized ride day for women motorcycle riders and women powersport enthusiasts. Referred to as a “movement” by its participants, its call to action, “Just Ride!” asks women to be on their motorcycles or powersports vehicles on the first Saturday of May each year. Created in 2007 by Vicki Gray, a lifetime motorcycling advocate, road, and race instructor – with the purpose to profile and highlight the many diverse women enjoying the activity of motorcycling. Its mission, among several, is to that of building awareness and parity for women globally across all forms of motorsport and powersports. IFRD simultaneously encourages other women to take up the activity. The event is managed under the MOTORESS canopy.

To learn more, visit the official IFRD website.

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