The Rocket III Touring will soon be available in the GTA! GP Bikes in Ajax, Ontario, for the last two years a Ducati dealer, will bring the Triumph line into their showroom around the end of the year, which also give the GTA a Triumph dealership after an extensive gap. Owner Jerry Ordanis says he’s … Continue reading GP Bikes get Triumph
This is (apparently) a Maine dealership … Pssst. Wanna make a few bucks? Try to buy a car in the U.S. – in fact, try to buy a hundred cars in the U.S., each from a different dealer. When they all turn you down because you’re Canadian, sue the bastards! That’s what Newfoundland couple Rhonda … Continue reading "No sale" lawsuit
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