Indian Motorcycles has released photographs of its 2009 Chief Standard. The bike is a prototype at the moment — but it looks like an Indian, with valanced fenders, studded leather seat, spoked, whitewall wheels, and the signature Chief head on the front fender. The bike is built around a tubular steel frame with USD 41 … Continue reading Indian Chief seen
The gang arrives … inset: 90 seconds later The crowd was a bit smaller than usual, but a number of the CMG Soapbox forum faithful showed up at Britt’s in Bewdley, Ont., for the annual spring kick-off of the official CMG riding season … Betty Boop, purlgurl, Shakin, Too-Tall, Catcher, bbb, larry, and one or … Continue reading A Bewdley day for CMG regulars
Buy a new bike from a Canadian dealer before the end of this year and you’ll get a free ‘individual’ membership in the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada. The MCC has worked a deal through the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council to get free one-year memberships for buyers of street-legal bikes and scooters. In order to … Continue reading Free membership for buyers
Company: Triumph Models involved: 2008 Street Triple Problem: Rear shock can leak and lose the damping oil found within Consequence: Loss of damping oil means that shock gets all bouncy-like over bumps which could cause loss of control and a crash Fix: Dealers will replace the rear shock with one that shall not leak (for … Continue reading Recalls
Brother, can you spare a few million rupees? Ducati has set its hooks on the huge Indian market, and hopes to reel in some profits with the introduction of high-end motorcycles there. Ducati will sell a range of bikes there, including some of the company’s top models, at prices ranging from 1,500,000 rupees to 5,000,000 … Continue reading Ducatis for rupees
Imagine this with a POLICE sticker The English police officer with the Hayabusa seems at first to get his kicks by showing off at the local biker hangout, but when he pulls over a car driver who’s been harrassing two motorcyclists, the British badge shows its value. Things take a different turn after that, but … Continue reading Bobby gets a Busa
Scooters pushed by gas prices In British Columbia, more people than ever are riding motorcycles and scooters, and the price of gas is fueling this trend, says the Vancouver Sun newspaper. In a recent article, the Sun pointed outy that the Insurance Corporation of B.C. has “recorded a 78 per cent increase” in insurance purchases … Continue reading Gas prices good for something
This car could be seized http://tougeking.blogspot.com/ Ontario’s new anti-racing legislation, which allows police to impound vehicles for racing infractions, has stirred some controvery, and now an online petition is calling for changes. The petition was set up by Tim Chisholm, who says in the document that a seven-day vehicle seizure and driver’s licence suspension penalty … Continue reading Petition against street race law
Tell ’em what you’ve seen Screw it. Let’s ride. Or better yet, let’s go to the nearest pub. But first, let’s write a love letter to Harley-Davidson. The Milwaukee company is running an ad campaign that asks website visitors to write their own version of a company "rally cry" that begins: "I don’t do fear. … Continue reading What's your rally cry?
King Eddy: posh digs for IMMA meeting A major international meeting of motorcycle manufacturers will get underway tomorrow at Le Royal Meridian King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto. The Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council is hosting the conference of the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association all week long. MMIC president Bob Ramsay said in a press … Continue reading Industry meet in T.O.