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.
An Indian motorcycle that was made 94 years ago in Toronto is set to go up for auction in the U.S. The 1914 Hendee Special will be auctioned at Bonhams sale of motorcycles in Half Moon Bay, Calif., on the weekend. The old bike was found nearly 40 years ago in a Vancouver junkyard, according … Continue reading Toronto-built Indian for sale
… and now motorcycles! Toronto’s municipal government has agreed to let motorcyclists use High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes controlled by the city, even with only one rider aboard. City councillor Case Ootes announced on Wednesday that a motion to let motorcycles and scooters into HOV lanes passed in council. City staff now will amend bylaws … Continue reading HOV lanes OK in TO
Who makes the best inventions? No, it’s not the Brits with their “Beatles.” It’s not the U.S.A. with … well, everything else. Nope — it’s the Canucks! That’s right, and 18-year-old Benjamin J. Poss Gulak, a T.O. resident no less, has proved it with a two-wheeled motorcycle. Already done, you say? Sure, but with a … Continue reading Short bike made in Canada
Eh? Well you may have noticed that under the two latest features on the CMG homepage is a new link called "More Features". Click on it and you’ll be magically transported to several pages of CMG features since we changed to a Content Item Manager system last November. Why has it taken so long you … Continue reading "More Features"
"Valentino? Nah, not me!" An Australian has apparently figured out that if you’re going to fake something, you’re better off to fake something valuable — like the only real superstar in motorcycle racing. Valentino Rossi has been seen wandering around the Australian city of Cairns lately, signing autographs, taking a waitress for a ride on … Continue reading I am not Valentino!
Moto GP star Chris Vermeulen has set off a safety campaign for Australia’s growing number of motorcyclists. Vermeulen says he’s frustrated at the number of casualties racked up on Australia’s roads. "Don’t treat the road like a race track," he says, "is one of the main messages of the campaign." Vermeulen, who is familiar with … Continue reading Moto GP star for safety