No height, no problem It’s one small step for Bavarian motorcycle company, two feet flat on the ground for shortkind. BMW Motorrad will offer extra-low seats as options on some lines of 1200, 800, and 650 motorcycles, using lowered chassis to get riders closer to terra firma. It’s another move to attract new and reborn … Continue reading Get down with BMW
It’s a long wait between fall and spring for fans of motorcycle racing, but there’s good news for cold days – because when the lake freezes, the bikes come out, studded tires and all. Ice racing is usually done on motocross bikes with special guards over the wheels to keep those studded knobbies from shredding … Continue reading Winter boredom banished – update
Are you going to the Toronto Motorcycle Show this coming weekend? If so then you should make some time to come to the CMG Xmas Bash (okay it’s the December pub night, but it’s the last one before Xmas, so it’s the Xmas bash okay?). The Bash takes place at the C’est What? pub on … Continue reading CMG XMas Bash
Between the opening chords of a successful rock opera and the first screams of joy at a brand new rollercoaster, there was Evel Knievel’s last breath, with supplemental oxygen. Knievel died at 69 on Nov. 30 in his Clearwater, Flo., home – sick with diabetes, scarred lungs, and hepatitis. But he had survived numerous operations, … Continue reading Evel dead
Claudia Mitchell gets a bionic high-five A former US marine who lost her left arm in a motorcycle accident has been fitted with a prosthetic limb that operates much like a natural arm. Claudia Mitchell received a "Bionic Arm" at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where the prosthesis was developed by a team working under … Continue reading Crash victim re-armed
Good things come in threes – except, it seems, when it comes to wheels on vehicles. Most three-wheeled cars in recent memory (Isettas, Messerschmitts and Morgans to name a few) have been er, quirky, to say the least.
We’ve done the draw for the free tickets and selected ten winners. Congratulations go to: Pat Harris Jim Sinclair Mark Harman Tyler Bundy Kevan Welch Gord Lalonde Mike Chan Lawrence Buwalda Albert Chumpelik Julie Bolduc For more info on the show, check out www.motorcycleshows.ca.
Don Morgan and Cone-Head A helmet developed by a Brisbane physicist was named “Invention of the Year” on the Australian television show The New Inventors. Don Morgan’s “Cone-Head” helmet uses cone structures in the liner to better absorb impact shocks. He spent 20 years developing and refining the helmet after studying the effects of crashes … Continue reading Cone-head helmet wins
It’s in the stars The UK has initiated a program that might give helmet buyers something to think about besides fit and looks. At a recent Road Safety Expo, UK Road Safety Minister announced that research had shown that legally-approved street helmets can vary in “safety performance” by up to 30 per cent. Allowing riders … Continue reading UK helmet star system
Motorcyclists are one step closer to using high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in Toronto, following a meeting of the city’s Public Works Committee. The committee voted tonight (Wednesday) to allow plated scooters and motorcycles into HOV lanes controlled by Toronto. The decision was unanimous, according to Peter Jacobs of the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC), … Continue reading Closer to GTA HOV lane use