Haugen’s on Thursday nights Here are a couple of events that didn’t make the gate for our Ride Guide, but that we know you want to hear about anyway. BMW Motorrad will stage a women-only test ride at the Best Western Hotel in Orangeville, located at the junction of highways 9 and 10, on Sunday. … Continue reading Motorrad for women plus a ride-in
Denise Maple says women are not only riding moremotorcycles, but they’re starting motorcycle-related companies, too. Proof lies in her own firm, VaVaVroom, which makes bikerfashion for “real women,” whatever that means. Maples says VaVaVroom “offers what a lot of other companiesdo not — clothing with sizes ranging from XS to 5X and fashionable designs madeout … Continue reading Real women wanted for gear
Emerson Conner hangs with AMA vet Larry Pegram Here’s a shocker … Yoshimura Suzuki dominated AMA Superbike racing at Infineon Raceway/Sears Point/Sonoma, choose your favourite track name. Ben Spies took wins in both ends of the AMA Superbike double-header at Infineon Raceway near San Francisco, both times followed home by team-mate and six-time U.S. champ … Continue reading Yosh Suzi still unbeatable
Rossi leads Stoner to the victory flag Valentino Rossi has returned to form, what with two consecutive wins after a half-season drought, standing back on top of the Moto GP standings after longer than that, and getting back into full clown mode after his win at Le Mans in France. This time Rossi paid tribute … Continue reading Rossi entertains at 90th win
It’s better than bare feet … Fed up of feeling like you have to conform to what the safety Nazis tell you is the right motorcycle gear? Missing the feeling of the wind between your toes? Well international shoe maker Bata has just the thing for you with their new "Motor Sandal". Developed by the … Continue reading Bata "Motor Sandal"
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MMIC pres Bob Ramsay signs deal with Chinese motorcycle association boss Bingnan Chen. Motorcycles and ATVs made in China should be more uniformly in-line with Canadian standards, thanks to an agreement signed recently by Bob Ramsay, president of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council, and Bingnan Chen, secretary-general of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for … Continue reading Chinese bikes safer
FEMA Pres Hans Strifeldt opens motorcycle-safe road in Norway. Here’s an idea that could catch on in countries where motorcycles are appreciated, if not in Canada. A road made specifically safer for motorcyclists has been opened in Norway. It’s only 15 km long, but your chance of getting hurt on this short stretch of Norwegian … Continue reading Safe road built in Norway
Monster 696 in dealerships Ducati rolls out its new 696 Monster at dealerships across Canada today. The bike is claimed to be an improvement on last year’s 695, with nine per cent more power and 11 per cent more torque. Ducati dealerships in most provices of Canada will have the bike on showroom floors.
Anthony Gobert was great … once Anthony Gobert, considered to have been the most talented man in international motorcycle road racing, has been charged with robbery. Gobert, 33, is accused of taking two $20 bills from the hand of a senior citizen this week at a supermarket checkout in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, according to Australian … Continue reading Go-Show accused of robbery