Classic Can-Am

Welcome to Classic can-am

Having raced amateur motocross and other off-road events from the late 60’s through the early 80’s, I’ve owned a variety of great motorcycles over the years.

Life without a motorcycle is just life.

CanAm Trials

Ever had an experience of laying your hands on a classic beauty and riding it? CanAn offers your free trails with some of its collection.

Bike of the month

ICraig Ellis sent in this shot of his 1975 TNT 175. The bike has been completely restored from the ground up. We realize that TNT’s don’t get their share of kilobytes on the Classic CanAm website so when a near perfect restoration shows up it’s front page news. The TNT 175 is the “True Grit” of CanAm motorcycles. It was the 175 TNT that first crossed the Canadian border into the USA, and it was the TNT 175 that earned CanAm’s reputation for durability, reliability, and power

Reviews

As an avid biker you always have a special place in your heart for the vintage and classic beauties. It might not be possible for everyone to own and have that amazing experience. If you want to experience the awesomeness of vintage bike, this is the ideal place for you.

1980 L/C Prototype

Rene Blouin sent in this photo of his 1980 Qualifier 250 with liquid cooling.  He reports the machine to be a prototype.  Of course there is no way of verifying his claim but  judging from the chassis and motor I have no reason to doubt that this is a true “one off” factory water pumper.  Whatever it’s history, you have to admit that this is a pretty cool motorcycle.

Technical Tips & Fixes

Maintaining a vintage bike is not an easy task. CanAm offers the best service for vintage bikes and is capable of fixing all sorts of issues.

Recent Updates

Tips To Drive Motorbikes Safely

The National Motorcycle Institute has found that it is riskier to drive a motorcycle than a car by more than 25 times. This could be due to the fact that motorbikes are smaller than other vehicles. But because of this, there is a genuine need to be safe when you’re out on the road while riding a motorcycle.

It is pretty sad that this is the case, but there’s no way to change the matter immediately and hence, we need to take safety measure while riding a motorcycle. Let us look at some right now.

1.      Safety course

In order to acquire a motorcycle license, there are many countries that have a separate test in order to measure your skill. Some countries also mandate a safety course along with the license test and even though other countries do not mandate, it is still advisable to attend such a class as it will not only help you understand what the rules of the state are like but also teach you the reactions that are vital to surviving on the road.

2.      Before you ride

Check if your bike is in perfect condition by roughly seeing whether your lights, turn signals and horn are working just fine. Make sure that your brakes, chain and the belt are all in working condition as well. You also need to mind the tire’s weight as well as pressure before you set out.

3.      Respect speed limits

While riding a motorcycle, it is easy to let go and enjoy the wind simply, but in most cases, you won’t be allowed to do so because the speed limits stop you. It is important that you obey the speed limit as these exist in order to avoid accidents and other dangers. It is also essential that you have a good sense of speed so that you are in control all the time and speed limits help you just this.

4.     Bad weather

It can often be a chore to drive when it is intensely raining or snowing as your visibility is severely hampered. Hence, it would be a great idea first to check whether the weather is favorable so that you can drive comfortably. If the weather conditions aren’t favorable for a bike ride, it is advisable to seek another form of transportation so that you can reach your destination. But there might be situations where you can only ride a motorcycle as you do not have any other choice. In such instances, make sure that you do not start right when the storm has begun.

Classic Bikes Vs. Superbikes Market

Classic Bikes

Till this day even with the latest bikes having access to the latest technology, features, and power, many riders still prefer the good old vintage motorcycles as their favorite back then and now. Bikes are branded with the title “vintage” mainly if it is Japanese and over 20 years old. For others it is stamped solely on the period the model existed such as the 1970s, post-World War 2, pre-war and so on. If you wish to ride your vintage bike for everyday commutes with the least worry about anything going wrong with the bike, tend to look at Japanese vintage models.

Bikes

On the other hand, if you are an expert with a toolkit and don’t have desires of everyday commute on your vintage bike, consider an Italian, British or German marque. With a certain level of dedication, you can ride them every day but be on the lookout for oil leaks. Some great examples of vintage bikes are the Honda CB 750, Triumph Bonneville, BSA Gold Star, Norton Commando, Pre-1980’s Ducati or Pre-1970 Harley Davidson. Class bikes are great options because the old-school style of riding never seems to fade away. Plenty of parts of the bike are available online. You can assure yourself that your riding friends won’t possess the same bike. You get to experience how riding was back then and got a solid excuse to put on some pretty cool riding retro gear.

Superbikes

Superbike

Superbikes are the speed machines of the bike world. Since they are built with high power and sophisticated suspension systems, high-performance breaks, superbikes are made with the best technology you can find on two wheels. A common sentiment about this bike is the fact that it is not in its element unless you are speeding over 100mph, at 100mph and more, these bikes come to life and are at their element. Although superbikes are not the best long rides, this hasn’t stopped many riders from locking up bags at the back seat and hitting the road. Superbikes are not the best option as first bikes due to their highly sensitive trigger nature and prodigious power. Great examples of superbikes are Ducati Panigale, Honda CBR models, Kawasaki ZX series, Yamaha R1, and R6, Triumph Daytona, Suzuki GSX-R, and Aprilia RSV4. These bikes are favored by all due to their excellent power, great brakes, and adjustable suspension: an experience of actual race car acceleration and top speed and a great combination of stylish looks and thrill to ride.