As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to restrict our lives, many of us have been going a bit stir crazy, but on the positive side there has never been a better time to ride! (Main picture, Honda’s Africa Twin Adventure ).


Riding a motorcycle in fact not only supports recommendations outlined by the Public Health Agency of Canada like social distancing, but it’s fun, more inexpensive than ever and a fantastic stress reliever in these unusual times!

One could even argue that the streets are currently safer with lighter traffic than we’ve seen in ages, but with safety in mind there is a lot to consider so let’s review.

You’ll need a helmet, of course – either full-face or open-face style depending in part on the type of bike you’ll be riding. And don’t forget eye protection, a proper motorcycle jacket made of leather or abrasion-resistant fabric, and sturdy gloves and footwear. Full leather suits, rain and cold-weather gear, abrasion-resistant pants, or special off-road clothing also should be considered.

For a full rundown on safe riding gear, visit the Honda Motorcycle website here, and to get local expertise and to see the products in person, visit Clare’s Cycle & Sports who have it all and will make sure you have everything you need in the proper size.

The Ride

There are tons of great bikes out there whether you prefer dirt bikes or touring bikes so, if you’re not sure what it is that you want, here is an outline to get you started on this amazing journey!

Sure, it can seem overwhelming at first, with so many different models to choose from, but once you learn a little bit about how one style of bike differs from another, it’ll be easy to find the bike that’s just right for you. Here are a few of the important things to look for in your first bike:

learn what to look for

So, with the basics covered,  let’s check out a couple of the new exciting riding options to consider from Honda this year including the Africa Twin… 


and the Africa Twin Adventure …


These are Honda’s latest in their line of high quality, rugged bikes that are made for adventure with a whole range of new features including cruise control and a large touch-panel multi-information display that’s Apple CarPlay™ compatible.

The standard Africa Twin is a great choice for serious off-road enthusiasts (think wild and the great outdoors). And, if you’re into a little long-distance adventure touring, the Africa Twin Adventure Sports Models come equipped with the hard silver touring bags/boxes that are not only great looking but super practical for the ride!

Remember, if these are bikes that make your heart sing, Honda financing is available through Clare’s, making it easier to make it yours with options that will have you feeling good about the ride, and the rate.  For a full list of other Honda bikes in inventory please check out the link HERE.

Other Stuff

Not in the market for a bike right now?  No problem, a full range of power equipment for the active household from Honda is available through Clare’s.

Think lawn equipment that will make getting your yard in shape easier than ever as the fall approaches.

Or, generators like this portable model below from Honda that will give you peace of mind and make life easier.  Honda generators are powered by proven 4-stroke Honda engines that don’t mix oil and gas. This offers many advantages, including cleaner and quieter operation, fewer fill ups, reduced ownership costs and lower emissions.


Whatever your need this season, Honda has you covered with their reliable and highly rated products and the folks at Clare’s welcome you to give them a call or visit in person to see it for yourself in their huge Fonthill Showroom location.

And remember, if you are out their riding, don’t forget to wave ’cause we’re all in this together !

Special Note if Visiting Clare’s Cycle and Sports in person for COVID-19: Open Tuesday – Friday 9 – 5 / Saturday 9 – 3 / Closed Sunday, Monday.
All visitors and staff are required to wear a protective mask or covering at all times while in enclosed public spaces. All visitors and staff must sanitize their hands upon entering the dealership. To respect social distancing, Clare’s limits the quantity of visitors in the dealership at one time to 10 max.


A family owned business for over 60 years, CLARE’S Cycle & Sports Ltd. began as a small shop in Welland, Ontario, Canada in 1954 where John Clare was the sole proprietor and eventually moved to Fenwick where over the years it has grown to be the large and successful business that it is today. 

Over the years CLARE’S has added many brands to the dealership.  Currently, Clare’s supplies sales, service, parts and accessories to Harley-Davidson®, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki & KTM lines lines to the dealership.


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