Not so sporting in Mexico A Mexican businessman has won a trademark case against Harley-Davidson for the use of the name “Sportster” in Mexico, according to the newspaper La Jornada. According to the story, a Mexican court ruled in November that (in Mexico) the Sportster brand actually belongs to an Alberto Lenz. Lenz claimed to … Continue reading H-D loses in Mexico
Canebrake rattlesnake www.reptileeducation.com If you ride a motorcycle, you already know enough to stay away from rattlesnakes and marijuana – at least until you park the bike. Some, however, are not as smart as you, the esteemed CMG reader. Take for example a U.S. motorcyclist who was carrying a dead canebrake rattlesnake on the back … Continue reading Something rattled, something stoned
Take that, Piaggio MP3! While some three-wheelers offer motorcycle-like handling (i.e. corner leaning), they still fall a bit short when the throttle is twisted. But there’s now a three-wheeler that no one is likely to call under-powered! Tilting Motor Works of Stanwood, Wash., wanted to produce a faster and more stable motorcycle – and to … Continue reading No ordinary three-wheeler
FatBoy is too fat for Chinese cities The U.S. intends to ask China to curb trade barriers that are limiting Harley-Davidson sales in that country due to restrictions of ‘heavy motorcycle’ use in urban areas. Four Democratic senators have asked a US trade representative and the Secretary of Commerce to urge China to ease said … Continue reading Slow boat in China
If you’ve read Neil Peart’s books, you know that he rides a motorcycle. And because he also plays drums for Rush, his BMW GS will be featured in a new display at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Ohio. The display, “MotoStars: Celebrities & Motorcycles,” will open June 28 with bikes owned or used by … Continue reading Peart's BMW at museum
Bike of the Year The Supertest World Association, which bands together 10 motorcycle magazines, has named the Ducati 1098 “Best Bike of the Year.” In second place, the Triumph Speed triple. Magazines that comprise the SWA come from Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, Greece, Italy, Brazil, Portugal, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Cash awarded for safety conference. Left to Right: Tim Stover, MMIC show manager; Peter Jacobs, MCC president; Peter Sheppard, MCC chair; and Ray Sriubiskis, CNSS vice-president. A second national motorcycle safety conference was kickstarted at the Dec. 7 – 9 Toronto Motorcycle Show with a $20,000 donation from the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council’s … Continue reading Money for safety conference
CMI, importers of Chinese brand CF Moto, have announced that they will now also be importing the Peugeot brand. Peugeot, based in France, manufacture a huge line of scooters and smaller motorcycles (and cars, but let’s not talk about them here). Unfortunately, CMI will initially only be bringing in one model – the Vivacity III, … Continue reading CMI to import Peugeot
Triumph now in Kelowna Triumph has been busy recently getting some new dealers set up, with two new ones in Ontario and B.C. In Toronto, Ducati dealer Rev Cycles at 25 Bathurst Street (just north of Front), adds Triumph to its showroom. In Kelowna, B.C., South West Motorrad, which opened a year ago and deals … Continue reading New Triumph Dealers
Good Day, I am trying to contact Triumph Canada to discuss their views on the disparity on pricing and sales between here and the States. I find it hard to understand that they are not willing to support the Canadian dealers to a level that is at least similar to that which they give the … Continue reading Emailbag ? Triumph Canada contact email?