So green, and you can ride it, too Interested in riding a Zero? If the idea of riding a bike with acceleration like a 250 motocrosser and the noise level of a wristwatch appeals to you, get down to the Toronto Green Living Show next weekend. Zero will be there April 24–26 and they’ll be … Continue reading Zero test rides in T.O.
From left: Dennis Heilman, Edward Wallerstein, Sabina Heilman, David Heilman, and Cheri DiNovo (MPP High Park). A new KYMCO Canada store in Toronto has won an award for "best new business." The Studio Cycle Group store in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood was given a Spring 2009 Business Innovation Award, presented by Cheri DiNovo, the MPP for … Continue reading Toronto store wins award
A weekend protest against increasing registration costs for motorcycles in Quebec drew about 700 people in Montreal on Saturday. Riders cruised a number of local highways at the minimum legal speed on Saturday afternoon to draw attention to their cause, a sharp increase in motorcycle registration and insurance fees. A spokesman for the demonstrators said … Continue reading 700 protest Quebec insurance
Easter Bunny is taking his nap Happy Easter, all you CMG readers. Come back and see us after the weekend, when we promise to be sober, hard-at-work, and entertaining. Well, two out of three, anyway. Maybe. Meanwhile, brighten up your Easter Sunday with an episode of Dave Hatch’s Motorcycle Experience television show, which will feature … Continue reading Happy Easter!
Ducati Recall (#2009089) Models Involved: 2009 Monster 696 Number of Vehicles: 240 Problem: On certain motorcycles, the main wiring harness may contact the vertical cylinder head and become damaged. This could result in a loss of vehicle lighting and/or degradation of engine performance. Failure of the lighting system may result in the following road users … Continue reading Recalls
Photo: Fredrik Wass Electric motorcycle maker Zero staged a 24-hour publicity event last weekend, "24 Hours of Electricross," in San Jose, California, and set two world records. The one-make motocross race earned Guinness World Records for the longest distance covered by an electric bike in 24 hours (500 miles) and the biggest all-electric motorcycle race, … Continue reading 24 hours of Zero noise
Keith Wandell Johnson Controls Harley-Davidson has appointed Keith Wandell, of Johnson Controls Inc., as its top executive amid a high-level shake-up spurred by the looming retirement of their top guy. Wandell, 59, steps in as CEO for retiring Jim Ziemer on May 1. H-D also appointed Enrico D’Onofrio, 51, as managing director of MV Agusta … Continue reading H-D Agusta gets new bosses
A seminar on GPS for motorcycles will be held at the new location of Parker Brothers/KTM Toronto on April 14. GPS units suitable for motorcycles will be displayed and explained by GPSCentral.ca. A group discussion will follow, focusing on options and applicability of GPS units. The two-hour seminar starts at 7 p.m., at 825 Kipling … Continue reading At last, GPS explained
Riding in the Rockies Steve Thornton Warren Thaxter and Barry Ferguson’s Cliffshore Adventures is known as an adventure provider for dual-sport motorcyclists, but with the upcoming Calgary trip they’re taking aim straight at the street rider. For a mere $800, they’ll ship your bike to Calgary, where you can pick it up and head out … Continue reading Giddyup to Calgary!
Too much lead? A rally in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday attracted 200 people, U.S. motorcycle dealers, Motorcycle Industry Council execs, AMA members and several U.S. legislators, who called for an exemption to the new lead-law. The law bans the sale of small motorcycles and ATVs in the U.S. because they contain lead. But lawmakers asked … Continue reading Lead rally draws 200