Monster 696 in dealerships Ducati rolls out its new 696 Monster at dealerships across Canada today. The bike is claimed to be an improvement on last year’s 695, with nine per cent more power and 11 per cent more torque. Ducati dealerships in most provices of Canada will have the bike on showroom floors.
Anthony Gobert was great … once Anthony Gobert, considered to have been the most talented man in international motorcycle road racing, has been charged with robbery. Gobert, 33, is accused of taking two $20 bills from the hand of a senior citizen this week at a supermarket checkout in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, according to Australian … Continue reading Go-Show accused of robbery
We suspect that this is not a real ad, but it catches our attention anyway. And it takes the Harley-Davidson screw it, let’s ride middle finger in the eye of society motif a little bit further. In the ad, a GSX-R rider is asked to walk the dog, with predictable results. Oh, poor Fluffy! See … Continue reading Buy this bike or the dog gets it!
Streets are safer now. Lawns, too. Ontario’s new street racing law has finally proved its worth, as an OPP officer has been charged for driving his cruiser more than 50 km/h over the limit. Lloyd Tapp, 43, was clocked on Hwy 115 south of Peterborough on March 25. Yes, it’s old news, but our last … Continue reading OPP officer charged with speeding
Ducati racing hero Paul Smart will take part in the new U.S. MotoGiro, scheduled for July in California. Smart and his wife, Maggie, will be at the start of the event in Cannery Row, Monterey. The MotoGiro is not a race, but a sort of vintage rally, and follows a form of competition organized in … Continue reading U.S. MotoGiro gets Smart
Indian Motorcycles has released photographs of its 2009 Chief Standard. The bike is a prototype at the moment — but it looks like an Indian, with valanced fenders, studded leather seat, spoked, whitewall wheels, and the signature Chief head on the front fender. The bike is built around a tubular steel frame with USD 41 … Continue reading Indian Chief seen
Donny’s Unauthorized Technical Guide … Vol 1: the Twin Cam Toronto bike shop owner Donny Petersen calls himself "the world’s most read Harley technical journalist." We’re not so sure about that, but he might be the world’s most ambitious Harley technical journalist. Following the release of his 430-page tome Volume I: The Twin Cam, Petersen … Continue reading Latest crop of new books
Buy a new bike from a Canadian dealer before the end of this year and you’ll get a free ‘individual’ membership in the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada. The MCC has worked a deal through the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council to get free one-year memberships for buyers of street-legal bikes and scooters. In order to … Continue reading Free membership for buyers
Company: Triumph Models involved: 2008 Street Triple Problem: Rear shock can leak and lose the damping oil found within Consequence: Loss of damping oil means that shock gets all bouncy-like over bumps which could cause loss of control and a crash Fix: Dealers will replace the rear shock with one that shall not leak (for … Continue reading Recalls
Brother, can you spare a few million rupees? Ducati has set its hooks on the huge Indian market, and hopes to reel in some profits with the introduction of high-end motorcycles there. Ducati will sell a range of bikes there, including some of the company’s top models, at prices ranging from 1,500,000 rupees to 5,000,000 … Continue reading Ducatis for rupees