It won’t be the same without the "neeeeeeeeeeee" sound. Competition-oriented KTM have just announced that they’ve actually built a battery-powered, competition-ready race bike — pretty impressive stuff considering that nobody else has yet managed to make any two-wheeled vehicle bigger than a bicycle run far enough to be remotely useful. In co-operation with Arsenal Research … Continue reading KTM Electric dirt bike
Burgman goes all GSX-R on us. Surely one of the wildest pieces of kit to appear recently is the Burgman 400 Sport Concept, a Burgman scooter that looks as though its mother had a visit from the GSX-R gene pool on the way to market. A prototype was displayed at the 2009 Suzuki U.S. trade … Continue reading Burgman concept
It’s definitely unique! Normally, when CMG staff read stuff like “The Fighter clarifies opaqueness and nullifies hype with straight-forward true to concept certitude” it’s pretty hard to hold back a serious retch. Nevertheless, if there’s any manufacturer out there other than Confederate that can claim to be true to concepts, we’d like to know where … Continue reading Confederate Fighter
Ferenci’s fifteen minutes gets him twelve weeks. Photo: ITN You may get convicted, but the glory is worth it … isn’t it? A British motorcyclist who posted video of his 210 km/h ride and stunt-fest on Youtube was sentenced to 12 weeks in jail today as a result of three dangerous driving charges. Police were … Continue reading Youtube gets their man
Royal Star Venture sales slow Economic problems around the world have hurt motorcycle makers, with one company announcing a drop in profits and others cutting production. Harley-Davidson says its third-quarter profits were 37 per cent down as sales slumped, especially in Europe. And at last three of the Big Four Japanese manufacturers have announced plans … Continue reading Economic woes slow bikes
Design and win … not available in Canada Harley-Davidson has launched a contest for motorcycle designers, and the winner gets a motorcycle. No need for CMGers to apply, since it’s a sweepstakes and so talent, good taste, and hard-work – the hallmarks of a CMG personality – are not encouraged. Build your Harley by applying … Continue reading Win a Harley … not!
Screw the Smart car … If you mated a BMW C1 (a roofed scooter that was classed as a car in Europe) with an MP3 (Piaggio’s three-wheel scooter, not Apple’s music playing device), you might end up withsomething like Peugeot’s glass-roofed two-seat HYmotion3 Compressor Concept, which showed up this week at the Paris motor show. … Continue reading HYmotion3 concept
We’re looking to expand our staff at CMG and so have set up a new section on the website where we can post any current job vacancies just in case any of you are looking at the chance to become one of us (and earn a few bucks in the process). The section is called … Continue reading Careers @ CMG
The Commando 961 might yet some to production. Just in time for All-Hallows Eve comes word of yet another proposed Norton return from the dead. The venerable English firm (originally founded in 1898, although the first motorcycles weren’t built until 1902) is supposedly on life-support once again. To say the financial history of the … Continue reading Norton Revival?
Blackfoot Motorcycle Ltd. – one of Canada’s biggest powersport dealers and a Honda dealer since 1970 – has launched a $1.5 million lawsuit against Honda Canada. Blackfoot is claiming (among other things) that it was arm-twisted into taking on a ton of non-current inventory in 2007 with the proviso that their Honda franchise would be … Continue reading Blackfoot sues Honda Canada