Harley-Davidson has introduced a 2009 line-up with revisions to almost every model, including touring models with new chassis and other upgrades, a new V-Rod, a Dyna Street Bob with retro styling, an updated Heritage Softail Classic and a trike! Tourers like the Road King Classic get a new chassis. TOURING GETS NEW CHASSIS The seven … Continue reading New Harleys for 2009
Buell’s 1125CR cafe racer loses the fairing but still has issues with the air scoops. NEW 1125CR STREETFIGHTER The second new model using the new Helicon Rotax 1125 engine has arrived with the introduction of the 1125CR. The bike is "my vision of a 21st century café racer," said Erik Buell, chairman and chief technical … Continue reading New Buells revealed
New Triumph Thunderbird 1600 Triumph has shown its U.K. dealers several 2009 models, including a Thunderbird 1600 cruiser with a belt final drive and a six-speed gearbox. The Thunderbird’s 1594 cc liquid-cooled parallel twin will make about 100 hp. There are large twin discs up front, a big disc in back, twin shocks, standard forks, … Continue reading Triumph shows big cruiser
Stoner chasing Rossi in Corkscrew The best racing of the season? Probably, as Valentino Rossi used all his racecraft, skill, and aggression to steal the Moto GP victory at Laguna Seca in California from Casey Stoner and his Ducati. Stoner had been fastest all weekend in every practice and qualifying session by a huge margin, … Continue reading Gritty, entertaining racing at Laguna
Bayliss (21) leads Corser, Biaggi superbike.it The World Superbike contingent was in Brno this weekend, with Troy Bayliss on the Xerox Ducati taking a double victory. The series points leader took his seventh and eighth wins of the season in front of 63,000 spectators, the 15th time the Australian has picked up the "double." The … Continue reading Bayliss doubles in Brno
McBain (9) leads Lacombe, Szoke, Chris Peris, and Francis Martin Defending Canadian champ Jordan Szoke traded superbike race victories and second places with Calgary’s Clint McBain at Mosport’s double-header July 18-19. Szoke and his Canadian Kawasaki ZX-10R beat McBain’s Acceleration Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000 by 0.058 seconds on Saturday, then was edged by McBain by 0.306 … Continue reading Szoke extends series lead
Foggy … coming to TV Carl Fogarty has thrown his celebrity status into a British TV show that will mimic the Iron Butt rally. "Iron Butts" is currently under development, but will follow competing riders around the Mediterranean region of Europe for 15 days as they try to cover 7,500 miles through 15 countries. The … Continue reading Foggy on tour with Iron Butts TV
The wrap up of the Team CMG diaries and the CMG Online awards for various acts of accomplishment, bravery, stupidity and crashing!
Norton, as they should have made it The M28 is a concept Norton that brings the old British marque right into the 21st century. Industrial design student Arron Rogers created the updated Norton in his final year of Vehicle Design study at Coventry University. With an underseat fuel tank, a frame rail where the gas … Continue reading Updated Norton only a dream
Team CMG are determined to finish the 3rd bi-annual Paris 2 Dacre dual sport rally. Part one of two of how the whole event unfolded.