Sir Richard Branson and pals Newswire.ca A Canadian branch of a program that delivers motorcycles for health workers and other goods and services to improve the lives of rural Africans was launched Monday night at a gala fundraiser in Toronto. Virgin Unite Canada was kicked off at the Direct Energy Centre by Sir Richard Branson, … Continue reading Motorcycles for health
Road race star Wayne Gardner Former road racing star Wayne Gardner is “pissed off” at an Australian charity he supported with a $5,000 donation because it’s involved with the group of French charity workers who were caught trying to smuggle 103 children out of Africa recently. Gardner gave the money to Zoe’s Ark Foundation, an … Continue reading Gardner miffed at charity
Maybe she can help … In India, where car and motorcycle makers compete fiercely for customers, one company has developed what they hope will give them an edge: a 100 cc motorcycle that can be sold for 20,000 rupees. That’s less than $500 Cdn. The Rock 100 features a four-stroke motor, electronic start with additional … Continue reading Moto for the masses
LC Media, the publishers of Cycle Canada magazine, secured the majority of a creditors’ vote yesterday and so have survived the first round of their fight against bankruptcy. There is still need to have the agreement approved by a judge, but that decision is expected to be a formality.
Trustees acting on behalf of LC Media – publisher and owner of several automotive titles, including Cycle Canada and Moto Journal – have issued a notice of proposal to creditors in an attempt to pay off a 4 1/2 million dollar debt and avoid bankruptcy. Creditors will vote today at 2:30 pm EST on whether … Continue reading Cycle Canada publisher goes to bankruptcy vote
For instance, dress nice. Dorisday.net They used to put people in jail for owing money, and once this whole terrorism thing is licked, those jailers down in Cuba will need new clients – so be careful when you borrow money. That said, a new-bike loan is the best kind of loan, and if you do … Continue reading Avoid debtors' prison
Pull up your chaps Just by being a member of the CMG Riders Club, you can get a 15 per cent discount on accessories and clothing from Quebec-based TXTMoto. Their new accessory store in Ile Perrot, QC, is stocked with all kinds of goods designed for cruiser riders – but you can order via the … Continue reading 15% TXT Moto discount for RCers
The time traveler deluxe. Now, they do build them like they used to! Old School Motorcycles is a new Vancouver area shop that builds motorcycles in the style of old Harley-Davidsons and Indian Chiefs, but with modern upgrades like electronic ignition and five- or six-speed gearboxes. Owner Simone Sorriento says he did about 10 years … Continue reading Oh, you knucklehead!
"Would you like to accompany me to the police station?" Credit: news.motorbiker.org Two policemen who dragged an accused thief behind a motorcycle in India have been cleared of any wrongdoing. Apparently, they were trying to save the man from an angry mob, who had tied him up and then attacked him for allegedly stealing a … Continue reading Bad cop, bad cop
"Buh .. Ohh .. Nuh … Oh". You know the man, and you know the bike. Now you can buy one of them … signed by the other. Bono’s signed Ducati 916 (previously owned by Michael Hutchence of INXS and U2 bassist Adam Clayton) will be auctioned off for the benefit of Riders for Health, … Continue reading Bono?s 916 up for grabs