U.S. urged to look into motorcycle crash causes The U.S. Motorcycle Safety Foundation is calling for a planned motorcycle crash causation study to begin immediately. This comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s "annual assessment" that shows a steady increase in motorcycle crashes in the U.S., and plenty of theories, but no solid accounting … Continue reading Crash study urged
Stansfied and air Puch Two scientists at the National Central University in Taiwan have invented a motorcycle that can run on compressed air. The prototype air-powered bike built by Yu-Ta Shen and Yean-Ren Hwang can run with a single rider for about a kilometre before having to take a breather. That’s because it can only … Continue reading Air-fueled bike developed
Lost engagment ring rescued The "H" in Harley-Davidson also stands for "Hero." "Wedding Hero," that is. A Utah Harley-Davidson rider found a little black box on the road recently and stopped to look inside – where he found a $3,000 diamond ring. He took it home and watched the papers for news of the lost … Continue reading Harley rider saves the wedding
Don’t drop it on the carpet! As the saying goes, there are two kinds of model builders: there are model builders, and then there’s this person. The picture you’re looking at is not some piece of latest state of the art nano technology, but a chain link for a 1/12th scale model motorcycle. Some people, … Continue reading That's not a model, that's an obsession!
What’s better than being 100 years old? Being 105, of course — and CMG has tickets for three lucky readers who will celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 105th birthday in style. Just send an e-mail to us, and we’ll draw three random winners (one for each city) for a pair of tickets for the city of your choice. … Continue reading CMG invites you to the party!
Lehman shows its arse end to Alberta Lehman Trikes, which was started in Alberta, has decided to close its only Canadian plant due to rising gas prices. Lehman, which is based in Spearfish, South Dakota, makes trike conversions for large touring-style motorcycles. Its Westlock plant, about 80 km north of Edmonton, makes fibreglass components. Lehman … Continue reading Out of Canada
High flying circus in Barrie A water park north of Toronto will host a motorcycle event Aug. 23-24 that will include the Wall of Death. Splash Canyon Resort in Barrie, Ontario, will bring in Garden Bros. Circus, an act that appears to rely at least as much on motorcycle stunts as on making captive African … Continue reading Wall of Death
Harley now owns the Mito125 Canadian Harley-Davidson reps says it’s too early to know what the purchase by Harley-Davidson of the MV Agusta Group will mean for motorcyclists in this country. H-D announced Aug. 8 that it has finalized its purchase of the privately-held Italian company. Harley bought 100 per cent of the MV Agusta … Continue reading Harley-Agusta deal final
El Bulli: yummy, pretentious You don’t often get to eat turtle dove with blackberry caviar and a side of carmelized trout roe on the wages of a Swiss motorcycle courier, but that’s the kind of gastronomic adventure 46-year-old Pascal Henry enjoyed moments before he became an international man of mystery. Henry skipped out on a … Continue reading Eat, drink, and be gone
Tomahawk knock-off autoblog.com On this auspicious and lucky day (08-08-08) in Beijing, Olympics fireworks rain from the smoggy skies, but elsewhere in China something "important" is actually happening. A Chinese company is building a knockoff 10-cylinder, Viper-engined Dodge Tomahawk that willl sell for the emininently reasonable price of $1,400, according to a report in autoblog.com. … Continue reading Tomahawk for cheap