Bike of the Year The Supertest World Association, which bands together 10 motorcycle magazines, has named the Ducati 1098 “Best Bike of the Year.” In second place, the Triumph Speed triple. Magazines that comprise the SWA come from Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, Greece, Italy, Brazil, Portugal, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Several of the women in the Canadian Women’s Cup series have done well racing south of the border. This year it was Natalie Catherine Provost’s turn in recent Championship Cup Series (CCS) action at Homestead (near Miami), with two thirds and a fifth in three races, in all cases with more than 40 entries. Nat … Continue reading Natalie shines at Homestead
Win the series, get your first girlfriend Rob MacLennan photo A race series for young riders on Honda’s four-stroke CBR125R will run at some of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship events in 2008. The CBR125R Challenge will be open to riders from 14 to 22 years old as of Jan. 1, and bikes will be … Continue reading 125 race series
Canadian racing superstar Miguel DuHamel (we’ll still call him Canadian even though he lives in Lost Wages and rides for American Honda) did a car race last year at Mosport in a “NASCAR North” stock car, and apparently liked it. Looks like long-time manager and friend Alan LaBrosse has arranged for him to get a … Continue reading 24 Hours of Miguel
It took me a while to get accustomed to the dimly lit interior of the Deeley Harley-Davidson hospitality room. The usual trappings of a publicity machine were neatly laid out on the various tables a shiny coffee urn, clear pitchers of water and juice, press kits, and complimentary pads of paper for the absent minded journalists who forgot to bring their own.
Cash awarded for safety conference. Left to Right: Tim Stover, MMIC show manager; Peter Jacobs, MCC president; Peter Sheppard, MCC chair; and Ray Sriubiskis, CNSS vice-president. A second national motorcycle safety conference was kickstarted at the Dec. 7 – 9 Toronto Motorcycle Show with a $20,000 donation from the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council’s … Continue reading Money for safety conference
CMI, importers of Chinese brand CF Moto, have announced that they will now also be importing the Peugeot brand. Peugeot, based in France, manufacture a huge line of scooters and smaller motorcycles (and cars, but let’s not talk about them here). Unfortunately, CMI will initially only be bringing in one model – the Vivacity III, … Continue reading CMI to import Peugeot
Triumph now in Kelowna Triumph has been busy recently getting some new dealers set up, with two new ones in Ontario and B.C. In Toronto, Ducati dealer Rev Cycles at 25 Bathurst Street (just north of Front), adds Triumph to its showroom. In Kelowna, B.C., South West Motorrad, which opened a year ago and deals … Continue reading New Triumph Dealers
Good Day, I am trying to contact Triumph Canada to discuss their views on the disparity on pricing and sales between here and the States. I find it hard to understand that they are not willing to support the Canadian dealers to a level that is at least similar to that which they give the … Continue reading Emailbag ? Triumph Canada contact email?
Ariel single with supercharger A supercharged single could mark the return of Brit-bike name Ariel to motorcycle production. Ariel has released information about three motorcycle designs that are under consideration: a naked bike with a Honda four-cylinder motor, an electric bike, and a light single with a supercharger. To date, the company has only issued … Continue reading Supercharged Ariel