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Castle Mountain

by Editor on 12/12/17

Castle Mountain shot from the Bow Valley Parkway during our ride in the Rockies. 


Castle mountain

Ride Safe patch and sticker for Christmas

by Editor on 12/08/17

ride safe patch and sticker


Get a motorcycle rider the gift that shows you care, the Ride Safe patch and sticker. 

"May all your rides be safe & scenic, Filled with blue skies & winding roads"


Rocky Mountain photo gallery

by Editor on 12/02/17

We have posted 25 pictures from our ride to the Canadian Rocky Mountains in a new photo gallery. 

Moraine Lake

Virtual motorcycle rides

by Editor on 11/28/17

Virtual motorcycle ride


*Please share, you could help save a rider's sanity ; )
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Escape Parked Motorcycle Syndrome with VRIDETV....
We know there's a lot of people out there that have had to park their bikes until Spring...

We asked the question: Would you like us to post some motorcycle riding videos 30 to 60 minutes long, with no editing, no music, just the sounds of the wind in your face and the motorcycle's engine and exhaust? The response was overwhelmingly YES : )

We've built an interactive map below using Google Maps. Click on a red marker and a video of that exact area opens up showing you exactly what it's like to ride that road.
To help everyone get through the winter, turn on a space heater and fan in front of your monitor, pick a destination, push play and you're virtually riding....

American Thanksgiving

by Editor on 11/23/17

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American viewers and sponsors, enjoy your time with family and friends.

motorcycle ride in Turkey

100 years of motorcycling

by Editor on 11/22/17

Have you seen the current venue at the Deeley Exhibition in Vancouver?

Here's the description from their website:

"Fred Deeley Limited got its start all the way back in 1914 with the opening of, Fred Deeley, The Cycle Man, on 1075 Granville Street. Continuing the same business he had in England, Fred Deeley initially sold bicycles before starting the sale of motorcycles in 1916 with imported BSA's. Before long, motorcycle business was booming and the sale of motorcycles and bicycles were separated, with a distinct motorcycle shop opening on West Broadway run by Fred Deeley Jr. It wasn’t long until a young Trev Deeley joined the team in 1935 as a mechanic, eventually becoming an integral member of the team. It was Trev's decision to move the shop's location in 1950 to its iconic spot at 606 East Broadway.

The Deeley family name has not only been influential in Canadian motorcycle history, but also holds great significance in the history of Vancouver. A racer, a collector, and a philanthropist, Trev Deeley's distinguished personal collection of motorcycles can be appreciated at the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition.

2017 marks 100 years since the Deeley family placed their faith in an almost unknown motorcycle company from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Harley Davidson, thus becoming the first distributor of the brand in Canada. To celebrate such a milestone and the evolution of other motorcycle brands throughout the past 100 years, the Deeley Exhibition proudly presents a brand new exhibit, 100 Years of Motorcycling!"

100 years of motorcycling

BEST Vrod upgrades to make bike handle better

by Editor on 11/21/17

Three of the best ways to make a Vrod handle better:
SuperBrace Fork Stabilizer
Progressive Suspension Fork Springs

BEST Vrod handling upgrades

2017 Harley Davidson Breakout

by Editor on 11/14/17

The TDMC Customs team at Trev Deeley Motorcycles is at it again creating motorcycle magic with their latest custom build, a 2017 Harley-Davidson FXSB Breakout with Big wheels, big paint and classic drag-bike attitude meet modern refinement. Then we stuff it brimful with raw power.
There's nothing like a fistful of American street muscle.
Feast your eyes on the Breakout. Its profile is low, stretched out and undeniably aggressive. We top it with drag bars and enhance its custom look with 21-spoke Turbine wheels. The High Output Twin Cam 103B engine delivers loads of torque to a wide 240mm rear tire. ABS comes standard. Go out and put a hard pounding on the pavement. It doesn't get any better.



harley davidson breakout

Five different camera angle shooting the Rockies

by Editor on 11/12/17

All of the video footage has been transferred over to hard drives from our ride to the Canadian Rocky mountains. We used five different video camera angles to capture as much as we could of this truly incredible area! While going through the footage I decided to pull a still image from each different camera angles to give our viewers a sneak peak of what's to come.

Handlebar cam: Sony HXR-MC1 professional High Definition video camera

handlebar camera

Selfie cam: Sony HXR-MC1 professional High Definition video camera with a super fisheye lens

motorcycle selfiecam

Helmet cam: Sony HXR-MC1 professional High Definition video camera mounted on a SCHUBERTH C3PRO helmet

helmet cam

Side cam: Sony HXR-MC1 with a super fisheye lens mounted on a carbon fiber monopod

side mounted camera on motorcycle

Tripod cam: Sony CX-700V High Definition video camera mounted on a carbon fiber tripod

motorcycle riders in the rockies

We didn't use the rear camera on this trip, that point of view is best when other riders are behind us.

Remembrance Day

by Editor on 11/11/17

Remembrance Day,

Thank you to the brave men and women who fought for our freedom.

"Lest We Forget"

National War Memorial in Ottawa Canada.

national war memorial in ottwaw

Looking for your dream job in Vancouver

by Editor on 11/04/17

Looking for your dream job in Vancouver?

How about working at Canada's oldest Harley Davidson dealership in Canada!
That's right folks the Trev Deeley Motorcycles family is expanding and they have motorcycle sales positions available!

trev deeley motorcycles is hiring in Vancouver

Trev Deeley's Motorcycle Sales Symposium in Vancouver

Here's all the details:
Sunday, November 19 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PST

1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3Y7

Do you love Motorcycles & Sales? Come hear about all the great job opportunities Trev Deeley Motorcycles has to offer you.

1-2:30pm in the Deeley Conference Room
Free, but must RSVP. Snacks & beverages provided

We have multiple sales jobs to fill immediately & offer great in house training, benefits & opportunities for advancement. We are conveniently located steps from Hwy #1 at 1st ave & Boundary.

At Trev Deeley Motorcycles, we carry a world class brand, and have been in business for 100 years (the oldest H-D dealership in Canada). If you are a dedicated, motivated team player with a proven background and are up for a challenge, we want to hear from you!

Format:
  • Hear about our unique/historic dealership & the World Class Harley-Davidson Brand
  • Hear from our sales team about the great opportunity & specifics about the role and career path
  • Have an opportunity to put a face to, & really sell, your resume in our initial first interviews happening on the spot (if you choose)!

Must RSVP to events@trevdeeley.com to guarantee a seat, and interview. Please bring your resume;)

Here's the direct link to this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/546515949021869/

Snow fall in Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, Aldergrove and the rest of the lower mainland

by Editor on 11/03/17

It hasn't snowed this early since 1997 according to the news... Yesterday we got a couple of inches of the white stuff and today it's trying to melt but the temperature has climbed enough to get rid of it all...

We were all set to to go back out riding to capture more of the Fall colours but will wait till it warms up a bit, safety first.

Vrod snow

Headless biker

by Editor on 10/31/17

Happy Halloween everyone, thanks for watching VRIDETV : )

Got a caption for this picture? 

Click on comments to post.

headless biker

Fall motorcycle ride in British Columbia Canada

by Editor on 10/28/17

Fall is an amazing time of the year for motorcycle riding in British Columbia Canada, this year has been no exception. The colours of the leaves this season have been more vivd than the past few years due to the unseasonably dry summer and now the clear cool nights.

Vrod fall colours

VROD EXHAUST Fitzgerald Motorsports / Daytona Twin Tec

by Editor on 10/26/17

The SuckerPunch 2 into 1 Exhaust system from Fitzgerald Motorsports and VRFID Gen 4 EFI System by Daytona Twin Tec makes a killer combination on our 2003 Harley Davidson VRCSA VROD.

We shot this video in a little town called Field inside YoHo National Park while on our ride in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.


Rukka Motorsport gear in the Canadian Rockies

by Editor on 10/24/17

We've posted 40 more pictures of our Rukka gear from our ride to the Rockies here: http://www.vridetv.com/rukkariders.html

We put our Rukka motorcycle riding gear to the test in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and it passed with flying colours!!!!! We threw every thing at it from hot temps to sub zero temps, and then a ridicules amount of rain on the way home.

rukka motorcycle gear at medicine lake

CUSTOM 2017 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHR - ROAD KING

by Editor on 10/23/17

The TDMC Customs team at Trev Deeley Motorcycles is at it again creating motorcycle magic with their latest custom build.

With this timeless combination of style and touring function you don't just ride through the landscape, you're the most majestic part of the scenery.
Even your eyes can't stop wandering on this machine.

The Road King is where stripped down, nostalgic style meets the performance and versatility of a modern Harley-Davidson touring machine. The Hiawatha headlamp and nacelle were born in the 1960’s, when chrome ruled the streets. But the power of the all-new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine brings it all into the here and now in a hurry. The all-new double bending valve front suspension and rear emulsion shocks put you in control for a plush ride. With cast aluminum Impeller wheels and one-touch opening saddlebags, this is the timeless classic built for today.

More images, specs and all other info for this bike is on TDMC Customs website: http://www.trevdeeley.com/default.asp?page=xInventoryDetail&id=3025994&p=1&s=Year&d=D&fr=xCustomInventory

custom 2017 roadking at trev deeley motorcycles in vancouver

5.3 gallon conversion kit for 02-06 Vrods

by Editor on 10/21/17

If you have a 2002-2006 Harley-Davidson Vrod this is your last chance to get your hands on a 5.3 gallon kit for your bike. Unlimited Engineering has made one last batch of these tanks and once they're gone, that's it because they will be discontinued!!!!

I got mine, so get yours while you still can!

here's the direct link:

In my opinion this is one of the very best upgrades to do for the 02-06 Vrods and there is nothing better than riding past gas stations that I used to have to stop at... beep beep : )

UE vrod fuel tank

Parking lot fail

by Editor on 10/21/17

Sweet lil old lady backs into my parked car, I'm sure glad it wasn't on my bike....

The folks at the Gas Station were kind enough to give me the surveillance video of the Sweet little old lady that backed into the front of my parked car.



Ladies Night in Vancouver

by Editor on 10/13/17

Mark your calendars ladies, you don't want to miss this Ladies Night event hosted by Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver!!!!

Here's the details:

Ladies Only Shopping Night
Wednesday, November 22 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST

1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3Y7

Shopping, Wine, Appies, Chocolate, Double Rewards Points, Tons of Prizes, Motorcycle Photo Booth for Movember, and much more. Details to be updated here soon. Must RSVP by phone 604-291-2453, email - events@trevdeeley.com, or in person with your name, # & email. 18+ only please. Let's make Christmas Shopping Fun!!!

direct link to this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/177439029498193/

ladies night at tdmc

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