Two recalls this week, Kawasaki’s KLR650 and Victory’s Vision. Company: Kawasaki Models involved: KLR 650 (2002 – 2008) Problem: The muffler mounting bolts may not have been tightened up to spec Consequence: Bolts could fall out and cause you to lose your muffler. Apart from sudden ability to save your life due to load … Continue reading Recalls
Erik Buell will be there. Erik Buell and the world’s fastest woman will converge on the Toronto Convention Centre for the 2008 MMIC Toronto Motorcycle Show on December 7-9. Most of the major manufacturers will also be there, although Triumph will not be attending any shows in a corporate capacity again this year (though some … Continue reading Toronto show Dec 7?9
Blog with Yamaha Canada Yamaha Canada has launched a motorcycle blog to allow quick and easy communication with customers. Ten Yamaha employees from various departments – product managers, marketing reps, service mechanics, and others – were picked to contribute notes. “We do a lot of events, as in consumer shows and customer appreciation days, where … Continue reading Yama-blog launched
Sir Richard Branson and pals Newswire.ca A Canadian branch of a program that delivers motorcycles for health workers and other goods and services to improve the lives of rural Africans was launched Monday night at a gala fundraiser in Toronto. Virgin Unite Canada was kicked off at the Direct Energy Centre by Sir Richard Branson, … Continue reading Motorcycles for health
Road race star Wayne Gardner Former road racing star Wayne Gardner is “pissed off” at an Australian charity he supported with a $5,000 donation because it’s involved with the group of French charity workers who were caught trying to smuggle 103 children out of Africa recently. Gardner gave the money to Zoe’s Ark Foundation, an … Continue reading Gardner miffed at charity
Moto GP riders test lights The first race of the 2008 Moto GP season will be run under floodlights. Following a successful test at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, Dorna Sports announced that the season opener there will be run at night. That’s never been done before in Moto GP. Five riders – Loris … Continue reading Moto GP lights up
Suzuki’s Bandit has always been near the top of my “Best Motorcycle” list because it’s got everything I want in a motorcycle: it’s comfortable, fast and torquey, handles well and, if you threw a set of bags on it, you could easily ride it to the Left Coast and back.
What’s the difference between a greenback and a Loonie? It’s only money, after all. And these days, one’s pretty much as good as another – unless you’re buying something with it …
Maybe she can help … In India, where car and motorcycle makers compete fiercely for customers, one company has developed what they hope will give them an edge: a 100 cc motorcycle that can be sold for 20,000 rupees. That’s less than $500 Cdn. The Rock 100 features a four-stroke motor, electronic start with additional … Continue reading Moto for the masses
LC Media, the publishers of Cycle Canada magazine, secured the majority of a creditors’ vote yesterday and so have survived the first round of their fight against bankruptcy. There is still need to have the agreement approved by a judge, but that decision is expected to be a formality.