Rallyfest gone to the dogs A biting dog and a lawyer (but we repeat ourselves) have managed to shut down a rally by the Lake Superior Riders. According to the club’s website, a visitor who was bitten by a dog at the rally sued the Ontario Sault Ste Marie club, the campground, and the dog’s … Continue reading Bark, bark, you're dead
BugE: small and narrow bugev.net An Edmonton man has built the first BugE in Canada and juiced it with a lithium iron phosphate battery and an AC motor. The BugE is a 3-wheel "semi-enclosed" vehicle that its maker calls a "single passenger cyclecar." It’s got a low power-to-weight ratio of 1 hp/40 lb, is powered … Continue reading BugE comes to Canada
In order to properly celebrate the 141st birthday of Canada, CMG staff are taking the day off. Happy Canada Day everybody!
It was only supposed to be down for a while but with the new format and then new server changeover, the CMG Archives somehow remained offline for a tad longer than expected. Anyway, all the 1997 to 2007 articles that we figured are worth keeping (old news and emailbag items have been flushed) are now … Continue reading CMG Archives back online
The smell of new leather is special, but when it’s blended with eau d’Jolie, it becomes more than a mere smell, it’s … an auction! Yes, you too can bid on the leather motorcycle jacket worn by Angelina Jolie in her new action film, "Wanted," by visiting charityfolks.com and laying down your hard earned cash … Continue reading As close as you'll ever get to Angelina
A Motoress track day will be held at the Rider Development Track of Mosport International Raceway on July 6, specifically for female riders. Objective for the event is to help women improve their non-racing skills, with coaching on cornering methods, high speed techniques, braking, and other riding technicalities. See motoress.com for more info.
Grizzly like a concrete wall A motorcycle rider collided with a grizzly bear last Tuesday evening and came away with broken bones and a story that’s impressed his pals at the Regina fire station where he works. Ken Hauk was riding his new Harley-Davidson with some friends in Kootenay Park, near the B.C.-Alberta boundary, when … Continue reading Harley 1, Grizzly 0
John Lennon’s monkey bike was sold for £30,000 on Wednesday by British auction house Bonhams. A reserve price for the Honda 160Z owned by the late Beatle had been set at £6,000 – £8,000, but phone buyers knocked the price up in £1,000 increments, sending it much higher than its owner had expected. Richard Anderson … Continue reading Monkey bike worth thousands
A trials bike, a world champion rider, a 17th century British manor home, and a butler – those are the ingredients for a wildly popular YouTube video that features some astonishing stunt riding. Britain’s Lord March allowed full access to his Goodwood House in West Sussex for the four-minute film with 12 time world trials … Continue reading Ride in a Lord's manor
Helmet for football, but not for motorcycle — and deaths rise 32 per cent When Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger whacked his unprotected head into a car and then the pavement in a June 2006 motorcycle crash, he became a dented figurehead for the value of a helmet law in Pennsylvania. Roethlisberger survived the impacts, … Continue reading Study promotes helmet law