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
If you caught Sounds Like Canada on CBC radio a couple of days ago then you’ve probably already heard the interview between Sheila Rogers and one of Canada’s most successful motorcycle racers, Michelle Duff. If you didn’t, then click on the link to download the interview. Michelle Duff on CBC
Photo Radar as used in Calgary. Credit: Calgary Police Yesterday the Quebec transport minister, Julie Boulet, announced plans to for an 18 month pilot project which will see photo radar set up at nine sites across the province and in effect before the end of 2007. Boulet argued that this was not a measure to … Continue reading Quebec to bring in Photo Radar and other 'safety' measures
Adrian Blake. You never get tired of talking about motorcycles, right? Now you can tell the world all about it on a new online talk show. Ride (with an exclamation point) comes up on your Internet dial every two weeks, starting Wednesday, Oct. 24, and it should be amusing, as Adrian Blake chats up Michel … Continue reading Ride! and talk about riding
Earlier on in the season Honda dropped a potential bomb on their existing dealerships by announcing their intention to move towards a single-line dealership model. That being an “everything Honda under one roof”, where you’ll not only find bikes, but cars, ATVs and general power equipment too. At the recent media meeting they clarified their … Continue reading Honda single-line dealer updates