This is the prototype, but it’s pretty close to the final product (factory pics available soon). A new V-Max will be shown to the world in a few days, according to press reports, and it will be a powerful upgrade over the original. A V-four engine of 1800 cc or larger capacity will produce more … Continue reading New V-Max a road burner
"How do you like my chopper, fellas?" U.S. president George W. Bush was presented with a leather vest and honorary membership in Rolling Thunder on Sunday. About 350,000 riders pulled up in front of the White House for the ceremony where Bush was welcomed into the fold by the quasi-military biker group’s executive director Artie … Continue reading Bush gets his leathers
The ’58 Super Cub started it all … and soon to be replaced Honda will concentrate on strengthening its motorcycle business by improved technology, including the development of an iconic model’s replacement for the 21st century, said CEO Takeo Fukui on May 21. He said motorcycles are “the driving force” behind Honda’s worldwide growth, and … Continue reading Honda looks ahead
Tick-tock to the 4th … Rumour has it that there are a couple of new Yamahas about to be unveiled at the beginning of June. Yamaha Canada reps were tight lipped when asked for more details, only confirming that the two new models will be officially released on the 4th and 6th of June. Indeed … Continue reading New Yamahas in the pipe?
A Buell for the "man in blue" Buell has developed a police model from its XB12 Ulysses, a "special duty patrol vehicle" for police agencies and private security firms, according to the company. Powered by the same 1203 cc V-twin seen in other Buells, the XB12XP police bike uses fully adjustable Showa suspension pieces front … Continue reading Buell sprouts lights, siren
Haugen’s on Thursday nights Here are a couple of events that didn’t make the gate for our Ride Guide, but that we know you want to hear about anyway. BMW Motorrad will stage a women-only test ride at the Best Western Hotel in Orangeville, located at the junction of highways 9 and 10, on Sunday. … Continue reading Motorrad for women plus a ride-in
Denise Maple says women are not only riding moremotorcycles, but they’re starting motorcycle-related companies, too. Proof lies in her own firm, VaVaVroom, which makes bikerfashion for “real women,” whatever that means. Maples says VaVaVroom “offers what a lot of other companiesdo not — clothing with sizes ranging from XS to 5X and fashionable designs madeout … Continue reading Real women wanted for gear
It’s better than bare feet … Fed up of feeling like you have to conform to what the safety Nazis tell you is the right motorcycle gear? Missing the feeling of the wind between your toes? Well international shoe maker Bata has just the thing for you with their new "Motor Sandal". Developed by the … Continue reading Bata "Motor Sandal"
MMIC pres Bob Ramsay signs deal with Chinese motorcycle association boss Bingnan Chen. Motorcycles and ATVs made in China should be more uniformly in-line with Canadian standards, thanks to an agreement signed recently by Bob Ramsay, president of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council, and Bingnan Chen, secretary-general of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for … Continue reading Chinese bikes safer
FEMA Pres Hans Strifeldt opens motorcycle-safe road in Norway. Here’s an idea that could catch on in countries where motorcycles are appreciated, if not in Canada. A road made specifically safer for motorcyclists has been opened in Norway. It’s only 15 km long, but your chance of getting hurt on this short stretch of Norwegian … Continue reading Safe road built in Norway