Harley-Davidson’s three-wheeled road bike, the 2009 Tri Glide Ultra Classic, will likely be the most expensive non-CVO* Harley offered in Canada. The Tri Glide is based on the Electra Glide touring motorcycle, but was built specifically to handle the loads of a three-wheeler. Longer forks (increased by 1.775 in), increased rake (32 degrees from 29.25) … Continue reading Harley's three-wheeler not cheap
Photo: Lehman Trikes An American cop who was blinded by a shotgun blast will ride a motorcycle again, though his wife will do the steering. Sgt. Jon Brough was left nearly dead after a murder suspect opened up on him in November 2006 in Belleville, Missouri. The 22-year policeman is a member of the Blue … Continue reading Back in the saddle
After watching this video, you’ll believe the world is safe in the hands of the next generation. Ten-year-old Peter Lenz (he’s 11 now) humbles a group of adults during a California Superbike School track session at the Streets of Willow Springs. Peter rides a 22 hp Honda RSF150R, followed by a track instructor who, at … Continue reading Ten-year-old on track
From their website: "… riding on the back of a sports bike sometimes doesn’t feel as safe as it should. TankGrip was invented with your (sic) in mind!" The TankGrip is "two ergonomically designed handles" that "fit lit a vice to your gas tank." Your passengers will feel as secure as if they were home … Continue reading Hold on, I'm coming
Carlos Checa and HRC winner The front brakes of his HRC Dream Racing Honda were throwing sparks for the last hour of the race, but Carlos Checa rode to a win at the Suzuka 8 Hours on Sunday with teammate Ryuichi Kiyonari watching nervously. Checa and Kiyonari led most of the 214 laps, despite a … Continue reading Checa wins 8 Hours
Riding for Marriage A motorcycling couple from the Vancouver area are travelling across the country on a mission — to promote marriage. Naturally, Digby and Guillermina Bentzen are heading to Niagara Falls, the place where the wedding was invented. They’re travelling by Honda VTX, trailer equipped. Emblazoned on the trailer is the central theme of … Continue reading Get married, right now!
A provisional Moto GP race The 2009 Moto GP calendar has been released in provisional form – which means you can count on it, provided they don’t change it. The calendar includes a new round at Lake Balaton in Hungary and two rounds, as you might expect, in the U.S. The series starts, as it … Continue reading Dates announced for 2009
1971 Sportster (not the stolen one) Never give up hope — that’s the lesson from an eBay sale that produced a Harley-Davidson stolen 34 years ago. U.S. prosecutors say a Cranford, New Jersey, man who purchased the 1971 Sportster on eBay for $2,400 called Harley-Davidson for information about the bike — and learned that it … Continue reading Missing something?
Honda’s little bike that could, the Super Cub, turns 50 this year. In August 1958 the Japanese company began selling the small, air-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke 49 cc motorcycle, and that first sale has been followed by 60-million more — making the Super Cub, according to Wired magazine, "the best-selling vehicle in the history of internal … Continue reading Cub turns 50
We catch up with Rene as he spins his wheels in the Middle East, unable to find a way out.