Editor ‘arris dumps the Baby Bjorn, dusts off his riding gear and squeezes into the seat of a jet plane for a ride on Yamaha’s all-new WR250 R and X.
Too precious to lose Internet auction site eBay helped a Pennsylvania man find his motorcycle helmet after a thief clipped a cable securing it to his handlebars and made off with it. The lidless rider looked on eBay for a replacement helmet after the theft, and found something that seemed eerily familiar — and the … Continue reading Going, going … found!
Ru$$ell on the start line Motorcycle Hall of Fame Recent reports have Mr. Daytona, the legendary Scott Ru$$ell (he replaced the "s" on his leathers with $ signs), back in the saddle at Daytona Beach in March. Russell, who has in his pocket five Daytona 200 wins, a victory at the Suzuka 8-Hour, three AMA … Continue reading Mr Daytona returns
Benelli Canada (a Division of Crono Motorcraft), importers of the Benelli line of three-cylinder superbikes, have announced a contingency program for riders who use the bikes in "any nationally or regionally run, motorcycle road race, recognized by a legitimate sanctioning body, all motorcycle classes in Canada, that would normally allow entrance to 1130cc / 899cc … Continue reading Benelli contingency
Photo courtesy of Vicki Schouten Vicki Schouten, one of the regular competitors in the Women’s Cup series, plans to try some endurance racing south of the border this year. She’ll be the second girl from the series to look for lots of track time with WERA, as Nadine Lajoie has also hooked up with an … Continue reading Canuck rider heads south
Nicky fastest in test Casey won the car, but Nicky took the time at the last test session before the Moto GP circus packs up and heads to Qatar to get ready for the first race of the 2008 season. On a weekend at the Spanish Jerez circuit that was cursed with cool temperatures, high … Continue reading Hayden fast, Stoner wins car
Elie and Dillon Chappellaz with meltable motorcycle Photo by Sara Sutherland The problem with building a Harley-Davidson out of snow is that your bike won’t retain its value like the original product does. One sunny day, and it’s pretty well liquidated. That’s what Elie Chappellaz discovered after carving a replica Harley in Landmark, Manitoba. Even … Continue reading Short-lived Harley
Turban unravels helmet law flickr.com All he really needs is a DOT sticker for his turban. Or maybe a safety pin, if Crown counsel is to be believed. An Ontario Sikh is fighting the province’s helmet law and a $110 ticket he got two years ago for riding a motorcycle while wearing nothing on his … Continue reading Helmet case in court
Nakano: "Reduce electronics" gresiniracing.com Electronics, of course, are a huge part of modern racing no matter how many wheels the vehicle has. Traction control magic, it is claimed by many, is taking rider skill out of the equation. In Formula One car racing, the organizers have decided to strictly control the amount of "driver aids" … Continue reading Moto Unplugged
Start at the show and end up at the bash … Coming to the Montreal Motorcycle Show? Well, if you’re there on Saturday the 23rd Feb, then you should make sure that the annual CMG pub bash is on your schedule for that evening! As per previous years we have secured the upstairs area … Continue reading Montreal Show pub night