Well, welcome to the CMG homepage version 5 … or 6 … or 5.5 or whatever it is now, which includes a new section called On The Side.
If recent trends continue, Canada should make progress toward economic recovery this year, but 2009 was a year of recession, and as you’d expect, it was a tough one for the motorcycle industry.
To date there are only six Canadians that have managed to complete the gruelling Dakar Rally. Patrick Trahan is one of those, being the only one of five Canucks to enter the 2010 Dakar on a motorcycle, and finish it. We asked you for some of your questions for Pat, and then came up with some of our own.
We’re taking the rest of the week off and we suggest that you do the same! More CMG next week – Happy Holidays!!!
Costa takes the F800GS tester for a weekend in the woods in the Quebec Laurentians, otherwise known as the GS Challenge.
Jamie Leonard remembers the various “monsters in the barn” project bikes that he’s had the (dis)pleasure to tackle.
Ever wondered what $1500 will get you in the way of a brand new motorcycle? Zac Kurylyk did and this is how it worked out.
The Calabogie Boogie’s been around since 1989, but up until this year it didn’t have a dual-sport element. Editor ‘Arris checks out the Boogie from the saddle of a BMW F800GS.
Jamie Leonard walks us through how his sidecar obsession started and then progressed to the shits and giggles of rig ownership!
My first reaction when I heard that the Quebec government may be implementing a ban on high powered, “high risk” motorcycles for riders under 25 years old or with less than five years riding experience was: it’s about fookin’ time.