Ducati falls silent The Canadian Thunder race series has just been cut in half, with two of the four manufacturers dropping out. Ducati and KTM will not race in the series in 2009, according to a competitor. Darren James, who finished in fifth place on a Buell in the series this year and is head … Continue reading KTM and Duc storm out
A celebration of mad bastards everywhere! Due to a conflict in schedules we’ve had to change the dates for the 2009 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally, bringing it forward by a week to the weekend of the 12/13/14 June. We’re also very happy to announce that KYMCO Canada have agreed to be the main sponsors of … Continue reading Mad Bastard 2009 – date change
More women, older men A partially-completed U.S. study suggests that more women and older men are taking up motorcycling. A census of motorcycling by the Motorcycle Industry Council, conducted every five years, is suggesting that women make up 12.4 per cent of motorcyclists, which is almost three per cent more than in the last census. … Continue reading U.S. survey says … !
We’ve got a band, t-shirts and Editor ‘arris! What more do you need? No need to answer that btw … The Toronto Motorcycle Show CMG Pub Night is this Friday and for all of those out there have been asking us to make some CMG T-Shirts, you’re finally in luck. Yes, after three years of … Continue reading CMG Pub Night updates
DN-01 price is set. Honda have announced that they DN01 scooter/bike thingy will be priced at $17,499.00. We also heard from Triumph Canada who have set a price for the Street Triple R of $10,499.00 and $10,799.00 for the revamped Daytona 675. And KTM have just told us that they will not be bringing in … Continue reading Some pricing in, some bikes out
MPP Jaczek came up with Bill 117. With Bill 117 passing its second reading last Friday we thought we’d prod around and see what options are still available to us to try and prevent this malicious private members bill from ever becoming law. The motorcycle industry body (MMIC) have indicated that they will be distributing … Continue reading Bill 117 – what's next?
French brake system manufacturer Beringer has come up with an inboard-hub brake for supermoto and chopper type bikes. The company revealed its inboard braking system at the Milan motorcycle show. It’s a modification of a twin-engine aircraft brake system and offers less weight, less gyroscopic inertia, and more power than a single disc system, they … Continue reading Unbreakable brakes
Rumble in the Convention Centre jungle The Toronto Motorcycle Show will feature some new items this year, including Harley-Davidson’s latest Sportster, and Lambretta scooters. Harley’s XR1200 Sportster was until recently a Europe-only model but has just been announced for Canada. The sporty Harley will be available for your consideration at this weekend’s T.O. show. Lambretta … Continue reading Sportster, Lambrettas at show
No more family rides? A bill that would prohibit carrying passengers younger than 14 on motorcycles in Ontario went to a second reading and debate in the Ontario legislature today. Bill 117, a Private Member’s Bill by MPP Helena Jaczek (Oak Ridges-Markham), has unfortunately passed its second reading and will now be referred on to … Continue reading Ontario Bill 117 Vote Results
Australian prison An Australian who stole a motorcycle and then led police on a chase through Sydney at high speeds will not legally ride a motorcycle again for 20 years. He’ll also spend a year in jail. The 37-year-old pleaded guilty to eight offences on Oct. 15. He had been on parole for breaking and … Continue reading 20 years for speeding