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History of Motorcycling in Canada

The History of Motorcycling in Canada

canadian motorcycle heritage museumSuzuki entered the Canadian market in 1973 alongside Yamaha and Kawasaki. Having started producing motorcycles in 1952, it only took them 10 short years to break onto the racing circuits in a meaningful way.

The YA-1While Honda was the first Japanese Motorcycle Manufacturer to open offices in Canada, the true invasion of the Japanese motorcycle into Canada didn't begin until 1973 when Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki came to Canada.

 

 

History of Motorcycling in CanadaHonda in Canada

The Honda Motor Corporation Ltd. based in Japan, was founded in 1946 by Soichiro Honda.

Hollister riot life magazine 1947Booze and motorcycles do not go well together and in the late 1940's there were some big divisions that took place in the motorcycle community because of the partying mentality of some.

 

 

 

HMC6.1Borne in St. Ulric, QC on December 10th 1879, Jacob DeRosier would move to Massachusetts at the age of four and went on to be one of the winningest motorcycle racers in history.

 

 

Motorcycling in Canada - A Ride Through Our History - Part 7Atlantic Canada's motorcycling history is not as old as in other places of the country, but the history that is chronicled is as varied and interesting as that of any other region!

 

Ted SturgessOntario has had a very interesting relationship with the motorcycle!

 

 

mchist 4.1Manitoba's early history with the motorcycle is as interesting and fascinating as British Columbia, Alberta or Saskatchewan's. In fact, the Manitoba Motorcycle Club is recognized officially as Canada's oldest motorcycle club. They were founded in 1911. In 2010 they amalgamated with the Antique Motorcycle Club of Manitoba.

 

file13The dirty thirties were harder in rural Western Canada than anywhere else in the world, but out of the dust bowl of the prairies sprung up one of western Canada's most influential businesses and riders.

 

 

mc history2.3In the 1890's bicycles were the most affordable and popular form of transportation and bicycle clubs had sprung up all over. Many a bicycle club eventually evolved into motorcycle clubs.

 

file13Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual & Transgender Month - Also known as Gay Pride Month is almost over.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1895 Roper Steam Velocipede - thevintagent.blogspot.caThroughout the centuries, man has endeavoured to expand his world through the use of machines.
 

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