Denise Maple says women are not only riding moremotorcycles, but they’re starting motorcycle-related companies, too. Proof lies in her own firm, VaVaVroom, which makes bikerfashion for “real women,” whatever that means. Maples says VaVaVroom “offers what a lot of other companiesdo not — clothing with sizes ranging from XS to 5X and fashionable designs madeout … Continue reading Real women wanted for gear
It’s better than bare feet … Fed up of feeling like you have to conform to what the safety Nazis tell you is the right motorcycle gear? Missing the feeling of the wind between your toes? Well international shoe maker Bata has just the thing for you with their new "Motor Sandal". Developed by the … Continue reading Bata "Motor Sandal"
MMIC pres Bob Ramsay signs deal with Chinese motorcycle association boss Bingnan Chen. Motorcycles and ATVs made in China should be more uniformly in-line with Canadian standards, thanks to an agreement signed recently by Bob Ramsay, president of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council, and Bingnan Chen, secretary-general of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for … Continue reading Chinese bikes safer
FEMA Pres Hans Strifeldt opens motorcycle-safe road in Norway. Here’s an idea that could catch on in countries where motorcycles are appreciated, if not in Canada. A road made specifically safer for motorcyclists has been opened in Norway. It’s only 15 km long, but your chance of getting hurt on this short stretch of Norwegian … Continue reading Safe road built in Norway
Monster 696 in dealerships Ducati rolls out its new 696 Monster at dealerships across Canada today. The bike is claimed to be an improvement on last year’s 695, with nine per cent more power and 11 per cent more torque. Ducati dealerships in most provices of Canada will have the bike on showroom floors.
Anthony Gobert was great … once Anthony Gobert, considered to have been the most talented man in international motorcycle road racing, has been charged with robbery. Gobert, 33, is accused of taking two $20 bills from the hand of a senior citizen this week at a supermarket checkout in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, according to Australian … Continue reading Go-Show accused of robbery
We suspect that this is not a real ad, but it catches our attention anyway. And it takes the Harley-Davidson screw it, let’s ride middle finger in the eye of society motif a little bit further. In the ad, a GSX-R rider is asked to walk the dog, with predictable results. Oh, poor Fluffy! See … Continue reading Buy this bike or the dog gets it!
Streets are safer now. Lawns, too. Ontario’s new street racing law has finally proved its worth, as an OPP officer has been charged for driving his cruiser more than 50 km/h over the limit. Lloyd Tapp, 43, was clocked on Hwy 115 south of Peterborough on March 25. Yes, it’s old news, but our last … Continue reading OPP officer charged with speeding
Ducati racing hero Paul Smart will take part in the new U.S. MotoGiro, scheduled for July in California. Smart and his wife, Maggie, will be at the start of the event in Cannery Row, Monterey. The MotoGiro is not a race, but a sort of vintage rally, and follows a form of competition organized in … Continue reading U.S. MotoGiro gets Smart
Indian Motorcycles has released photographs of its 2009 Chief Standard. The bike is a prototype at the moment — but it looks like an Indian, with valanced fenders, studded leather seat, spoked, whitewall wheels, and the signature Chief head on the front fender. The bike is built around a tubular steel frame with USD 41 … Continue reading Indian Chief seen