300 mph … and training wheels? With a 750 hp turbocharged Hayabusa motor under its aerodynamic shell, the $2.7 million Acabion GTBO is not only ridiculously expensive, but faster than just about anything else meant for road travel. Zero to 300 mph (480 km/h) in 30 seconds, with about 340 mph (540 km/h) top speed … Continue reading Fast, and fuel efficient
GPS for thick-fingered types Knowing where you are, who’s behind you, and who’s on the phone are all important things to a motorcyclist — well, we’re not so sure about the phone, but if you must … here are some gadgets to make your life just a little busier and more informed. The TomTom Rider … Continue reading Gadgets make life easier
Hayden on the charge motogp.com Maybe the hardest-working rider in the Moto GP paddock (at least if you go by the number of laps he runs in practice) is 2006 world champion Nicky Hayden. He kept up that tradition at the ’08 season’s first test in Sepang, Malaysia, and ended up with the fastest time … Continue reading MotoGP Tests – Nicky fastest at Sepang
Crevier contemplates his racing future Steve Thornton And they thought it was expensive before, just racing the Thunder class! Deeley Harley-Davidson has announced that they plan to enter the full-blown Superbike wars in Canada in 2008 with the new Buell 1125R and its Rotax liquid-cooled engine. A two-rider team is expected, with current plans to … Continue reading Buell 1125 in Superbike!
Guy and Marleen are a couple of travelling Belgians that I’ve been bumping into all the way up Africa. They used to have a BMW 1100GS that they’d ride two-up through many of their tours of Africa and South America but for this altogether tougher trip they’re in a Toyota Hilux pickup that’s set up for life in the bush, complete with rooftop tent and 12V fridge packed with beer and cheese!
The CB1100F that Honda previewed at the Tokyo Motor Show in October will roll off a production line and into North American showrooms about a year later, if rumours on a number of websites prove true. According to motorcycleclassics.com, the bike will likely be fuel injected, ABS brakes will be available, and a new engine … Continue reading Retro Honda … maybe
No champagne in Calgary after October 2009 Steve Thornton Last week we reported on a shake-up with racing on the East Coast, as long-time club and organizer AMCRA decided it couldn’t run its usual schedule and passed off responsibility for motorcycle racing at Shubenacadie to the Atlantic Roadracing League Inc. Terry Steeves, one of the … Continue reading Calgary no race city
Biker for a day. www.jaspermotorcycletours.com If you’re reading CMG, you’re probably not the type who would enjoy having someone ferry you about on their Harley-Davidson — but maybe you know someone who needs a motorcycle ride and can’t manage it on their own. If so, Jasper Motorcycle Tours might be the thing. They’ll pack up … Continue reading Sidecar in the Rockies
Crossbones takes you back to the fifties, only with a light from the sixties, suspension from the seventies and a motor from the eighties … The newest model in the Softail line of Harley-Davidsons is the FLSTSB Cross Bones, an old-style bobber with ape-hanger bars and a springer front end. Design cues hark back to … Continue reading Roll them Bones
Buell has introduced a second model in the Ulysses line; the XB12XT. The new Ulysses is shorter than the original ‘X’ model, thanks to less suspension travel, with a seat height of 780 mm (28 mm down on the X model), bringing it down to an altitude suitable for below-six-footers. Other features include lots of … Continue reading New shorter Ulysses