2009 YZF-R1 Yamaha’s 2009 offerings so far are strictly performance oriented, with news of an all new R1 (BTW, you can read about the new V-Max in Steve Bond’s feature story right here in CMG). Changes, say Yamaha, are in large part developed from the M1 Moto GP racing program. An "all-new" chassis and swingarm … Continue reading R1 gains from Moto GP
2009 CBR600RR As expected, Honda has released its new magic "Electronically-Controlled Combined ABS" system for 2009, although unexpectedly it’s available both on the CBR1000RR and CBR600RR. The system is seriously complex, to the extent that the Luddites among us are going to have problems with getting heads around it. Instead of using a solenoid-operated valve … Continue reading Not so simple ABS for CBR flagships
Steve Bond heads down to California to check out Yamaha’s new V-Max. Does the new Max have what it takes to replace the old?
CMG has a BW’s 125 for a few months. Editor ‘arris writes the first installment on how we’re finding Yamaha’s latest addition to the BW’s family.
Rene heads out of Pakistan, into Iran with the hope of getting to the ‘Stans to the north. Only thing is, his carnet says otherwise.
Steve Bond heads to California to check out their classic tourer – the Electra Glide, the “but I can’t be bothered to put me feet down at stops” Tri Glide and the new V-Rod member, the Muscle.
After the woeful tales of how Team CMG fared at the P2D, we thought we should let you know how the KTM 690 Enduro and the 530 EXC did too.
Harley-Davidson’s three-wheeled road bike, the 2009 Tri Glide Ultra Classic, will likely be the most expensive non-CVO* Harley offered in Canada. The Tri Glide is based on the Electra Glide touring motorcycle, but was built specifically to handle the loads of a three-wheeler. Longer forks (increased by 1.775 in), increased rake (32 degrees from 29.25) … Continue reading Harley's three-wheeler not cheap
We catch up with Rene as he spins his wheels in the Middle East, unable to find a way out.
Harley-Davidson has introduced a 2009 line-up with revisions to almost every model, including touring models with new chassis and other upgrades, a new V-Rod, a Dyna Street Bob with retro styling, an updated Heritage Softail Classic and a trike! Tourers like the Road King Classic get a new chassis. TOURING GETS NEW CHASSIS The seven … Continue reading New Harleys for 2009