Orion Hutchinson An RCMP officer who is accused of killing a motorcyclist in a drunk driving crash and then fleeing the scene has failed to have a driving ban lifted. Cpl. Benjamin Robinson was at the wheel when his vehicle collided with a motorcycle in Delta, British Columbia, last fall. Twenty-one-year-old Orion Hutchinson was killed … Continue reading Mountie still can't drive
Smith and lead-ban victims www.ktm.com KTM North America has praised the actions of one of motorcycling’s best-known personalities in fighting a recent U.S. ban on the sale of small motorcycles and ATVs for children. The letter thanked California motorcycle dealer Malcolm Smith for selling two KTM dirt bikes and a small ATV in a public … Continue reading Malcolm Smith defies U.S.A.
Kawasaki Recall (#2009068) Models Involved: 2008 – 2009 KLR 650 Number of Vehicles: 3,247 Problem: On certain motorcycles, the muffler mount bolts could loosen due to heat expansion of the exhaust pipe and vibration. Should the bolts loosen completely, the muffler could separate from the motorcycle, which could result in a vehicle crash causing personal … Continue reading Recalls
Jamie Hacking with his mouth closed amaproracing.com The new owners of the premier AMA racing series south of the border promised huge improvements to the superbike and supersport racing regimes in the U.S. After two races, it has to be said that the entertainment value has increased, but it’s been pretty much in the off-track … Continue reading Comedy hits the race track
Buy the people, for the people It turns out this whole "recession" fiasco is a good thing — at least in the U.S.A. Down below the border, a special tax deduction that’s part of the $700-plus-billion grabfest supposed to wake up the economy is actually for people who buy new motorcycles! The American Motorcyclist Association … Continue reading Motorcycles cut taxes
Making room on the team stiggymotorsport.com Set for an official announcement later today (March 20) is that American Moto GP rider John Hopkins is set to join the Stiggy Honda World Superbike team, with immediate effect. Stiggy is a new WSB team based out of Sweden, currently with riders Leon Haslam of the U.K. and … Continue reading Hopper to WSB's Stiggy
"C’mon! Just one ride … nobody’ll know …" johnhopkins21.com The final provisional (we don’t make this stuff up) entry list for the Moto GP season has been released by the FIM, with no further changes beyond what we’ve reported in the past. The final numbers for the big class show a sad 18 entrants, as … Continue reading Almost final list of riders
Bondo tries out Honda’s new ABS system that’s been fitted on the CBR600/1000RRs. Is that V for Victory or for Vice?
We have three new reads from Whitehorse Press to tell you about. Building Budget Brits: A Tale of Two Twins, by Mike Brown $24.95 US order code BBRIT If you’ve ever wanted to rebuild or restore a unit-construction Triumph or BSA twin, this book will encourage you to do it. It will also show you … Continue reading Budget Brits, Texas, and the Zone
Talk bikes, drink, talk bikes, drink … It’s been a while since I attended a pub night in Toronto, but this Monday just gone was back to the usual place at the Bull and Firkin on Yonge and was thankfully attended by the usual crowd to boot. Long missing off the Soapbox, bbb even made … Continue reading CMG T.O. Pub Night report