Buy a new bike from a Canadian dealer before the end of this year and you’ll get a free ‘individual’ membership in the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada. The MCC has worked a deal through the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council to get free one-year memberships for buyers of street-legal bikes and scooters. In order to … Continue reading Free membership for buyers
Brother, can you spare a few million rupees? Ducati has set its hooks on the huge Indian market, and hopes to reel in some profits with the introduction of high-end motorcycles there. Ducati will sell a range of bikes there, including some of the company’s top models, at prices ranging from 1,500,000 rupees to 5,000,000 … Continue reading Ducatis for rupees
Imagine this with a POLICE sticker The English police officer with the Hayabusa seems at first to get his kicks by showing off at the local biker hangout, but when he pulls over a car driver who’s been harrassing two motorcyclists, the British badge shows its value. Things take a different turn after that, but … Continue reading Bobby gets a Busa
Scooters pushed by gas prices In British Columbia, more people than ever are riding motorcycles and scooters, and the price of gas is fueling this trend, says the Vancouver Sun newspaper. In a recent article, the Sun pointed outy that the Insurance Corporation of B.C. has “recorded a 78 per cent increase” in insurance purchases … Continue reading Gas prices good for something
This car could be seized http://tougeking.blogspot.com/ Ontario’s new anti-racing legislation, which allows police to impound vehicles for racing infractions, has stirred some controvery, and now an online petition is calling for changes. The petition was set up by Tim Chisholm, who says in the document that a seven-day vehicle seizure and driver’s licence suspension penalty … Continue reading Petition against street race law
CBR125 racing slow and close Rob MacLennan photo While the race itself was in some ways a bit like watching a replay in slow-motion due to the speed of the bikes, the competition was intense as the new Honda CBR125 national series made its debut at the RACE Regional event May 4. The race bikes … Continue reading CBR125 series underway
Back in charge: Rossi wins China At the Moto GP event in China this past weekend, Italy’s favourite son Valentino Rossi returned to the top of the podium with a win on his factory Fiat Yamaha shod with Bridgestone tires. That was his first win since swapping from Michelin, and his first win in seven … Continue reading The Doctor is in … finally
Tell ’em what you’ve seen Screw it. Let’s ride. Or better yet, let’s go to the nearest pub. But first, let’s write a love letter to Harley-Davidson. The Milwaukee company is running an ad campaign that asks website visitors to write their own version of a company "rally cry" that begins: "I don’t do fear. … Continue reading What's your rally cry?
King Eddy: posh digs for IMMA meeting A major international meeting of motorcycle manufacturers will get underway tomorrow at Le Royal Meridian King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto. The Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council is hosting the conference of the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association all week long. MMIC president Bob Ramsay said in a press … Continue reading Industry meet in T.O.
Steve Crevier signed with Buell Steve Thornton photo Okay, the music has finally stopped, the dashing from chair to chair is done, and left standing is … Michael Taylor. The multi-time Canadian Superbike champ, who seemed to have found a comfortable spot with BMW in the Thunder class last year, won’t be racing in 2008, … Continue reading Racing's line-up for 2008