If you squint and step back 20 feet from the screen, you can’t even tell it’s a diesel A motorcycle that runs on biodiesel fuel is competing in the 2007 Panasonic World Solar Challenge in Australia and returning a fuel economy of about 2.2 litres per 100 km while running at nearly 100 km/h. … Continue reading Lard ass motorcycle
This weekend’s Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet just got a whole lot better with the announcement that both Miguel and Yvon Duhammel will be attending! Miguel Duhammel, who has won the Daytona 200 five times, will be attending the banquet on October 27th in support of his father, Yvon, who is being inducted … Continue reading CMHF Induction update
Two motorcycle recalls this week – the BMW G650s (again) and three Triumph Rocket IIIs. Company: BMW. Models involved: 2007 BMW G650X Challenge, G650X Country, G650X Moto Problem: Fuel pump wiring harness may not be to spec and contact to pump can break. Broken contact means no power to the pump and so no fuel … Continue reading Recalls
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