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April 01, 2014
Holism and Risk Management – A Primer for the Riding Season
Posted in: Destinations
by Michel Mersereau

Taking responsibility. When directed at motorcyclists, these dirty little words can provoke some of the most pessimistic, anecdote laced tirades this side of a model comparison debate. I have a theory as to why. There’s a process of acculturation in becoming a motorcyclist. Regardless of the sub-group you affiliate with, the inherent mystique and rebellious […]

March 09, 2014
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 – It’s True!
Posted in: Bike Reviews
by Riders Plus

The Kawasaki Ninja 250 has been a solid contender in its class for many years. Kawasaki even upgraded the model within the past few years, and that upgrade generated a lot of positive response. In fact, Kawasaki has been very active in offering many options to riders of smaller, more fuel efficient bikes with the impressive […]

January 10, 2014
International Motorcycle Supershow 2014
Posted in: News
by Riders Plus

The Riders Plus Insurance booth was located in Hall 3, very close to the entrance to Hall 2, the same location as it has been for a number of years now. The Supershow is huge, encompassing almost the entire complex of vast hall space at the International Centre on Airport Road in Mississauga, Ontario. Each […]

December 12, 2013
Ontario Motorcycle Show Schedule 2014
Posted in: News
by Riders Plus

Here are the Winter and early Spring Motorcycle Shows at which Riders Plus will be present (titles are linked to their respective websites for more information): North American International Motorcycle Supershow – January 3, 4, and 5, 2014 Riders Plus Ottawa International Motorcycle Show – February 1 and 2, 2014 Toronto Motorcycle Show – February […]

October 07, 2013
What to Do Immediately Following a Motorcycle Accident
Posted in: Riders+ Parking Lot
by Riders Plus

Some of the things that need to happen immediately following a motorcycle accident may seem self-evident and obvious, but in the aftermath of a collision with something (or with the ground) the rider will, in many cases, be anything but lucid and practical. The following points are general guidelines that, as a sort of checklist, address the main […]

April 10, 2013
Who Likes Trikes?
Posted in: Bike Reviews
by Riders Plus

The idea of putting two wheels on the back of a motorcycle for stability purposes is certainly not a new idea. Trikes are, however, gaining a lot more popularity these days, partly because Ontario’s baby boomers are getting older and find the added stability attractive on the big bore bikes that they love to ride. […]

March 18, 2013
Another Fun Spring Motorcycle Show 2013
Posted in: News
by Riders Plus

The crowds in the International Centre’s Halls 1, 2, and 3 were thick by early afternoon on the first day (March 16th) of the International Spring Motorcycle Show. Smiles were contagious; these people were here, not to be distracted from the dreariness of a winter with no end in sight, but to get loose ends wrapped […]

February 22, 2013
Road Sharing Tips from the Rider Training Institute
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by The Rider Training Insitute (RTI)

With a new riding season almost here, most of us are busy finalizing those over-the-winter bike projects we started as the snow started to fall. Adding some chrome here and there, maybe a new slip on or wiring in that swank GPS system you got for Christmas? With all that attention focused on prepping our […]

January 16, 2013
A Really Great Show Ottawa Motorcycle Show 2013
Posted in: Destinations
by Riders Plus

January in Ottawa is usually a cold, snowy month. So when the weather forecast for the weekend of January 11-13, 2013 promised temperatures in the low teens, everyone involved in the Riders Plus Insurance Ottawa International Motorcycle Show was (nervously) ecstatic. The forecast, to our delight, came true, and the crowds of eager motorcycle fans […]

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