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.
MP3 in 500 cc "Fuoco" trim Piaggio’s three-wheeled Fuoco 500 (Italian for “fire”) will be brought into Canada for 2008, says Canadian Scooter Corp. Branded as an MP3 scooter, the Fuoco retains the double-front-wheel conformation, CVT transmission, and other characteristics of the 22.5 hp MP3 250, but with its liquid-cooled 493 cc four-valve single, power … Continue reading Bigger MP3 coming
Sport1200S comes to Canada for ’08 Moto Guzzi’s 1200 Sport, similar in appearance to the Breva naked bike, will be available in Canada as a 2008 model. The new Guzzi features a heavily-retuned 1,151 cc engine mated to an “all-new” chassis which should provide some reasonable get-up-and-go – there’s even going to be a track … Continue reading 1200 Sport in Canada
Minimalist, and small too. The Vespa S, a classically styled scooter, will be sold in Canada, its importer confirms. Vespa says the scooter is a "minimalist version of the legendary seventies models.” Of course, there’s some modern upgrades, such as a rectangular headlight, a new tail light, an “aggressive looking air intake” up front, and … Continue reading Minimalist Vespa
Shiver makes it to Canada The 750 cc Shiver will hit Canadian showrooms in 2008, according to its importer. The SXV and RXV bikes will now be street legal. The Shiver is a naked bike with a 90-degree V-twin. The frame combines some steel trellis work with aluminum castings, with a side-mounted rear shock. USD … Continue reading Naked and Shivering
Suzuki Canada has just announced a Bandit 1250 variant – the Canadian Special Edition. The 1250SE comes with fairing lowers and saddlebags as standard, as well as ABS. An optional tail trunk is available for those that find it difficult to ‘pack light’. MSRP for the 2008 Bandit 1250 SE is $11,999.00