Three motorcycle recalls this week – the BMW G650s, Ducati 1098 and Ducati Hypermotard. Company: BMW. Models involved: 2007 BMW G650X Challenge, G650X Country, G650X Moto Problem: On certain models a lhs final drive chain tensioner has been fitted on the rhs. A hex nut that secures said tensioner does not seat properly. Consequence: Tensioner … Continue reading Recalls
If you caught Sounds Like Canada on CBC radio a couple of days ago then you’ve probably already heard the interview between Sheila Rogers and one of Canada’s most successful motorcycle racers, Michelle Duff. If you didn’t, then click on the link to download the interview. Michelle Duff on CBC
Photo Radar as used in Calgary. Credit: Calgary Police Yesterday the Quebec transport minister, Julie Boulet, announced plans to for an 18 month pilot project which will see photo radar set up at nine sites across the province and in effect before the end of 2007. Boulet argued that this was not a measure to … Continue reading Quebec to bring in Photo Radar and other 'safety' measures
Ducati’s MotoGP bike for the street, the Desmosedici RR, is proving so popular the company has decided not to make enough of them to meet the demand. Unless demand stops at 1,500, that is. Since the RR’s June 2006 launch at the Italian GP a flood of requests for the bike has made it a … Continue reading Ducati Desmosedici won?t meet demand
Adrian Blake. You never get tired of talking about motorcycles, right? Now you can tell the world all about it on a new online talk show. Ride (with an exclamation point) comes up on your Internet dial every two weeks, starting Wednesday, Oct. 24, and it should be amusing, as Adrian Blake chats up Michel … Continue reading Ride! and talk about riding
Okay, it’s not a parallel twin and it’s not even a 650, but the new XS-V1 Sakura is a new prototype from Yamaha unveiled at the Tokyo motorcycle show. It’s purely a styling homage (and why not – despite Editor ‘arris’s love for the things – the XS650 was wobbly and vibratory … a bit … Continue reading Yamaha homage to the XS650
At the recent Honda Canada press gathering to discus the new 2008 models, we were given an update on how their CBR125R bike and starter package was doing. According to Honda Canada’s Warren Milner (the driving force behind getting the bike into Canada), sales have been better than expected with the initial load of 1,500 … Continue reading CBR125R "a great success"
For 2008 the Rocket III will now also be available in touring format with such touring necessities as detachable hard bags, quick disconnect screen slimmer tank, twin exhausts and a large, single headlight. But that’s not all that’s been changes, there’s a new frame, wheels (narrower) and suspension (std instead of USD forks and revised … Continue reading Triumph Rocket III goes touring
Earlier on in the season Honda dropped a potential bomb on their existing dealerships by announcing their intention to move towards a single-line dealership model. That being an “everything Honda under one roof”, where you’ll not only find bikes, but cars, ATVs and general power equipment too. At the recent media meeting they clarified their … Continue reading Honda single-line dealer updates
Uh? Yes, it sounds like a whole load of tripe, but what the new system will allow us to do is update news items on a daily basis, enabling the readership to see what is happening now, not last week and you’ll even be able to search for specific news items. It’s also part of … Continue reading Welcome to the new News!