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
’07 CBR600 is $2,000 cheaper Here’s one way to tackle the problem of U.S. vs Canadian pricing on motorcycles: slap discounts onto previous years’ models. Honda is chopping prices on nearly all its remaining 2006-07 motorcycles (and ATVs). The price of a VTX1800 cruiser, for instance, is chopped by $5,000, while the Gold Wing loses … Continue reading Honda discounts new 07 models
Regarding the New News – don’t like it. Too much clicking. Cheers Chris Sore finger? Larry Ah yes, but that’s going to change when we get the new CMG homepage operational which will include the news headlines in it so that news items are but a single click away. You may also have noticed that … Continue reading New news = not happy
"Now, don’t do a Cheney out there …" Harley-Davidson has sent home 5,400 workers at U.S. plants … just in time for deer hunting season. The lay-off is a planned one-week event, due to slowing sales and production, and affects workers at plants in Wisconsin, Kansas City, MO, and York, PA – where 2,800 workers … Continue reading US Harley lay-offs