It took me a while to get accustomed to the dimly lit interior of the Deeley Harley-Davidson hospitality room. The usual trappings of a publicity machine were neatly laid out on the various tables a shiny coffee urn, clear pitchers of water and juice, press kits, and complimentary pads of paper for the absent minded journalists who forgot to bring their own.
Cash awarded for safety conference. Left to Right: Tim Stover, MMIC show manager; Peter Jacobs, MCC president; Peter Sheppard, MCC chair; and Ray Sriubiskis, CNSS vice-president. A second national motorcycle safety conference was kickstarted at the Dec. 7 – 9 Toronto Motorcycle Show with a $20,000 donation from the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council’s … Continue reading Money for safety conference
CMI, importers of Chinese brand CF Moto, have announced that they will now also be importing the Peugeot brand. Peugeot, based in France, manufacture a huge line of scooters and smaller motorcycles (and cars, but let’s not talk about them here). Unfortunately, CMI will initially only be bringing in one model – the Vivacity III, … Continue reading CMI to import Peugeot
Triumph now in Kelowna Triumph has been busy recently getting some new dealers set up, with two new ones in Ontario and B.C. In Toronto, Ducati dealer Rev Cycles at 25 Bathurst Street (just north of Front), adds Triumph to its showroom. In Kelowna, B.C., South West Motorrad, which opened a year ago and deals … Continue reading New Triumph Dealers
Good Day, I am trying to contact Triumph Canada to discuss their views on the disparity on pricing and sales between here and the States. I find it hard to understand that they are not willing to support the Canadian dealers to a level that is at least similar to that which they give the … Continue reading Emailbag ? Triumph Canada contact email?
Ariel single with supercharger A supercharged single could mark the return of Brit-bike name Ariel to motorcycle production. Ariel has released information about three motorcycle designs that are under consideration: a naked bike with a Honda four-cylinder motor, an electric bike, and a light single with a supercharger. To date, the company has only issued … Continue reading Supercharged Ariel
calabogiemotorsports.com Calabogie MotorSports Park is booking track time for 2008, and the calendar is filling up fast. Although it’s not a cheap place to rent by any means, the track is one of Canada’s best, located north of Kingston, and a tadge west of Ottawa, Ont. For info or to book some hot laps, contact … Continue reading Book your lap time
Dual-purpose Shoei Given the utility of helmet visors, it’s a wonder more street riders aren’t using them. Visors can cut glare from low sunlight and may deflect rain from the face shield. They’re not generally found on full-face street helmets, however, and while most off-road helmets do come with visors, they lack face shields — … Continue reading New Product round-up
www.cliffshore.com Slots for the Cliffshore Adventures outing to Las Vegas are filling, but there’s still time to get in on the riding. Deposit $1,000 by Jan. 5 (full price is $2,500) and you’re all set. The Vegas package includes transport of your street or dirt bike to and from Nevada, shared accommodation at Primm Valley, … Continue reading Vegas adventure
Quentin Tarantino thinks it’s been too many years since we had a decent biker movie, and so with buddy Larry Bishop he’s produced Hell Ride, which is currently planned for a 2008 release. Tarantino dreamed up the idea after watching a print of The Savage Seven with the son of actor Joey Bishop. He wanted … Continue reading Big screen bad bikers