Hacking’s account of the 2001 Dakar There are very few sporting events that capture the imagination or arouse a person’s sense of adventure the way the Dakar Rally can. Set against the backdrop of the Sahara desert, it is a stage on which the human condition is played out for two weeks every year. The … Continue reading To Dakar and Back
"As seen on CMG". That’s gotta be worth $20.00 alone … World traveller and CMG contributor, Rene Cormier has just released his 2008 Round the World Calendar featuring photos and notes from the African leg of his tour. The calendars are available now and sell for C$20.00. If you’re going to be at either the … Continue reading 2008 Renedian Calendars
Welcome to CMG website version 3.0! Yes, we’ve finally implemented a whole new format and look to CMG and just in time to bring us into 2008. The biggest change apparent to the readership is the absence of the old system’s use of separate ‘section’ homepages – where you would go from the main CMG … Continue reading CMG website V3.0!
Company: Bombardier/Can-Am Models involved: Spyder Problem: Some vehicles may have air in the brake hydraulics Consequence: You push on the pedal but it no stoppie like it should which could see increased stopping distance which could result in: 1) A crash … 2) Some trouser soiling. Fix: Take to dealer who will bleed the system … Continue reading Latest Recalls
Daredevil and MX free- styler Robbie Maddison www.robbiemaddison.com Less than a month after attending his hero’s funeral in Montana, an Australian freestyle motocrosser has set a world record that might have impressed Evel Knievel. Robbie Maddison made two jumps on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, 98.15 metres and 97.54 metres on a Honda CR, … Continue reading Aussie soars over Vegas
Okay, it’s that time of year again. ‘Tis the season for slacking off and getting drunk and as always CMG is leading the charge with a one-week shut down of the editorial department. So, no more daily news of weekly features until January 1st. Okay, technically Monday 31st Dec is the first day of the … Continue reading Happy Holidays/Winter Solstice from CMG
Just in time for Christmas giving, we present the CMG empty-stocking pocket guide — a baker’s half dozen trinkets that’ll fill that stocking and make someone special (like you) happy on Christmas morning. Worth its weight? The tinsel on your Christmas tree may be real gold, the presents under it wrapped in actual money. But … Continue reading Stocking fillers
In 2007 Honda Canada gambled big that Canadian riders were ready for a small, unintimidating, but sporty motorcycle. The decision was taken after a lot of research into who was taking the riding schools (lots of people, many of them female), and who was going on through to get their final riding licence (disappointingly, not that many).
Bob Williams and Bonneville streamliner Motorcycle collector and Supershow producer Bar Hodgson plans to prove he’s still got it at 70 years old … on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Hodgson intends to pilot a Team Arrow Racing streamliner during Bonneville Speed Week in August, chasing a 50-year-old speed record. In 1956, William Herz rode a … Continue reading World's Fastest Bar
Not so sporting in Mexico A Mexican businessman has won a trademark case against Harley-Davidson for the use of the name “Sportster” in Mexico, according to the newspaper La Jornada. According to the story, a Mexican court ruled in November that (in Mexico) the Sportster brand actually belongs to an Alberto Lenz. Lenz claimed to … Continue reading H-D loses in Mexico