Chantal and Stephanie finish rally Two Quebec women who completed the Trophy Roses des Sables rally in Africa last month were the only motorcyclists in the event. Chantal Cournoyer and Stephanie Chagnon rode 450X off-road motorcycles provided by BMW and are reported as the first motorcycle riders to cross the finish line in the rally’s … Continue reading Quebec women finish rally
Ben Gulak, fourth from left, with the Dragons Toronto inventor Ben Gulak persuaded the stars of CBC Television’s Dragons’ Den to hand him $1.25 million for 20 per cent of the Uno on Nov. 10. Gulak is 19 years old, but the Dragon’s Den wizards seem to feel he’s bound for great things. They were … Continue reading Uno fires up Dragons
No ordinary FZ motor Take four Yamaha 1,000 motors, bolt them together, and what do you get? A Callaway Cyclone V16 producing 550 hp and weighing 152 kg, that’s what. The Callaway Yamaha motor is an 80-valve special built by Reeves Callaway, who made a reputation tuning Chevrolet Corvettes for high performance and also helped … Continue reading Yamaha V16 just for show
We left Rene battling a windstorm in Mongolia, just before the border with Russia. For this, our last update of Rene’s momentous trek around the world, his plan was to ride through Russia to the east coast port of Vladivostok from where he could ship the bike over to Seattle and ride his final border crossing back to Canada.
Ruben Xaus gets new boss There are lots of changes in World Superbike for 2009, with three-time world champion Troy Bayliss’s retirement from his No. 1 seat at Ducati being the prime mover in shaking up the dominos. The other big mover is the entry of two new factories, as BMW and Aprilia both plan … Continue reading Bayliss departure stirs things
Even more than usual, there will be lots of rider and team changes in Moto GP in 2009. Things have pretty much settled out, and the initial test sessions have already taken place, mostly to let riders start to get familiar with their new teams, although there have been some startlingly quick times as well. … Continue reading Moto GP team shakeups
Toyota and Ducati have teamed up to produce a concept pickup truck for transporting the Desmosedici RR superbike. The 2009 Tundra Ducati Desmosedici transporter is built on a Toyota Tundra CrewMax pickup, with the frame stretched to fit a 198.2 cm (6.5 ft) bed with some storage room for umbrella girls and other track necessities. … Continue reading Ducati truck
Not the trashy "E" model A 1951 Honda Dream is for sale on eBay Motors, but if you want to bid, you’ll have to pawn your Vincent collection. Current bidding is at $29,850, as of Tuesday morning, and even with that, the reserve price has not been met — meaning you’ll likely have to go … Continue reading Your bid is expected
CMG on Facebook? Whatever next? Okay, so I’m not the hippest of dudes – especially now that I’m in my forties – but I did reluctantly set up my own Facebook page this year and once every blue moon will actually go in and poke about a little. Anyway, all that to say that we … Continue reading Show your CMG love.
MPP Jaczek The online petition many CMGers have signed recently may have little effect against Ontario’s proposed Bill 117 (which would prohibit kids under 14 from riding as motorcycle passengers) as it is not considered admissible as a bone-fide petition. Suzuki Canada’s public relations and racing manager, Nathan Naslund, has suggested that a signed letter … Continue reading Start writing against bill