Ben Spies hits the bricks on Suzuki GSV-R American Suzuki team rider Ben Spies was the only Moto GP rider to take part in an initial tire test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 2. Moto GP rules require that a tire test must be run on a track that’s new to Moto GP … Continue reading Spies at the Brickyard
Squeak! Company: Buell Models involved: 1125R Problem: Lack of lube to the fifth gear may cause it to seize to the clutch shaft, leading to the rear wheel locking up. Consequence: Rear wheel lock up can result in loss of control and a nasty spill. Fix: Dealer will add an oil jet to the clutch … Continue reading Latest Recalls
Rallyfest gone to the dogs A biting dog and a lawyer (but we repeat ourselves) have managed to shut down a rally by the Lake Superior Riders. According to the club’s website, a visitor who was bitten by a dog at the rally sued the Ontario Sault Ste Marie club, the campground, and the dog’s … Continue reading Bark, bark, you're dead
BugE: small and narrow bugev.net An Edmonton man has built the first BugE in Canada and juiced it with a lithium iron phosphate battery and an AC motor. The BugE is a 3-wheel "semi-enclosed" vehicle that its maker calls a "single passenger cyclecar." It’s got a low power-to-weight ratio of 1 hp/40 lb, is powered … Continue reading BugE comes to Canada
In order to properly celebrate the 141st birthday of Canada, CMG staff are taking the day off. Happy Canada Day everybody!
It was only supposed to be down for a while but with the new format and then new server changeover, the CMG Archives somehow remained offline for a tad longer than expected. Anyway, all the 1997 to 2007 articles that we figured are worth keeping (old news and emailbag items have been flushed) are now … Continue reading CMG Archives back online
The smell of new leather is special, but when it’s blended with eau d’Jolie, it becomes more than a mere smell, it’s … an auction! Yes, you too can bid on the leather motorcycle jacket worn by Angelina Jolie in her new action film, "Wanted," by visiting charityfolks.com and laying down your hard earned cash … Continue reading As close as you'll ever get to Angelina
Avon Tyres has added a track day line to their Viper Range with the Viper Xtreme. The new tire features a race compound and a minimal tread pattern for grip and tire life, and variable winding (fibres closer together at the centre and more widely spaced at the shoulders) is claimed to improve stability. The … Continue reading Track day tire
A page from "13" A book of photos celebrating the Ontario town of Port Dover’s Friday the 13th biker experience has been published by photographer Kal Commodore. "13, Port Dover, A Photo Journal" is 176 pages, hardcover, and retails for $44.95 Cdn. Proceeds from sales will help support the NYCA (Norfolk Youth and Children’s Association), … Continue reading Port Dover between the covers
A Motoress track day will be held at the Rider Development Track of Mosport International Raceway on July 6, specifically for female riders. Objective for the event is to help women improve their non-racing skills, with coaching on cornering methods, high speed techniques, braking, and other riding technicalities. See motoress.com for more info.