Pedrosa got pole but finished third in the race and the series. credit: motogp.com Casey Stoner and his Ducati clubbed everyone else over the head again (yawn) at Sepang in Malaysia last weekend. Spanish wicked midget Dani Pedrosa had pole on his factory Repsol Honda and eventually finished third – and although the first three, … Continue reading Sepang Moto GP wrap up
Canuck Frank Trombino third in standings. Not quite the same as Moto GP … Moto ST is the U.S. endurance racing series for twin-cylinder motorcycles. The last race of the first full season took place at Daytona last weekend, with the Roadracingworld.com Suzuki SV1000S of Chris Ulrich, Cory West, and Gary Mason sharing the … Continue reading Moto ST in Daytona
The B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists is mounting another push for transferable licence plates for motorcycles and wants your signature on a petition … if you live and vote in the west coast province. The motorcyclists-rights organization was told four years ago that transferable plates could become a reality by January 2005, but then a bureaucratic … Continue reading Transferable plates?
Paul Johnston with partner Chris and one-handed ride. Credit: Studio M Forty years after losing his arm, Auburn, ON, resident Paul Johnston figures he knows how to get along single-handed, and he plans to prove it. Johnston has lured a documentary film production company into his plan to ride a motorcycle across the country with … Continue reading Moto-amputee on camera
After the reader feedback on the new CMG News format (thank you BTW), we’ve done some of the following updates to the news: 1) Latest News – Once you’re in and reading an article, you can short cut to any of the more recent news items using a handy new menu located on the right-hand-side, … Continue reading CMG News Version 2.2
Get a dinner, hang out with a Canadian racer and maybe even win a bike – that’s on the menu at the 2007 Hall of Fame induction banquet on Oct. 27. Suzuki Canada will be bringing Francis Martin to the event and Honda Canada has donated a new CBR 125 to be awarded as a … Continue reading Eat food, hang out with Francis Martin, win a bike … get in for free?
Three motorcycle recalls this week – the BMW G650s, Ducati 1098 and Ducati Hypermotard. Company: BMW. Models involved: 2007 BMW G650X Challenge, G650X Country, G650X Moto Problem: On certain models a lhs final drive chain tensioner has been fitted on the rhs. A hex nut that secures said tensioner does not seat properly. Consequence: Tensioner … Continue reading Recalls
If you caught Sounds Like Canada on CBC radio a couple of days ago then you’ve probably already heard the interview between Sheila Rogers and one of Canada’s most successful motorcycle racers, Michelle Duff. If you didn’t, then click on the link to download the interview. Michelle Duff on CBC
Photo Radar as used in Calgary. Credit: Calgary Police Yesterday the Quebec transport minister, Julie Boulet, announced plans to for an 18 month pilot project which will see photo radar set up at nine sites across the province and in effect before the end of 2007. Boulet argued that this was not a measure to … Continue reading Quebec to bring in Photo Radar and other 'safety' measures
Ducati’s MotoGP bike for the street, the Desmosedici RR, is proving so popular the company has decided not to make enough of them to meet the demand. Unless demand stops at 1,500, that is. Since the RR’s June 2006 launch at the Italian GP a flood of requests for the bike has made it a … Continue reading Ducati Desmosedici won?t meet demand