"I could sell that." "Me too." The Canadian loonie buffed up against the U.S. greenback in 2007 and demands for lower prices appeared to threaten the Canadian motorcycle industry, but new bike sales continued to climb last year. According to statistics from the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council, sales of new bikes in Canada increased … Continue reading Bike sales rise, slowly
Jorge Lorenzo fastest overall The factory Moto GP Yamaha team of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo — or teams, really, since each rider has his separate group and tire choice — skipped the recent Australian tests in favour of a return to Sepang in Malaysia. They were joined by the factory Honda team with Nicky … Continue reading Lorenzo speedy in Sepang
Read something in CMG and want to find it again? Maybe you just missed a feature article, or you’re a new reader? Well, you’ll no doubt be pleased as punch to know that we’ve now added a search option for CMG 3.0. This means that since we changed over to the new Content Management System … Continue reading Search CMG 3.0!
Steve Bond takes Kawasaki’s 650 Versys out for a spin in his quest to find if this really is the Versatile System as the name claims.
Vertika GS kit available now Plaisance, Quebec-based Prestige Auto Works normally builds 1,300-hp sports cars, but owner and designer Gerry St. Amour is also a motorcyclist, and has devoted considerable effort into building a three-wheeler called the Vertika. Working on the idea of building a motorcycle that would display exceptional stability in all conditions, St. … Continue reading Three-wheeled doughnut maker
Get an email every time we post a new feature on CMG! Just a quick FYI – we’ve resurrected the option to add your email to the CMG Feature notification system. In CMG 2.X (we’re on 3.0 now) it used to be called "Subscribe" and would notify anyone who subscribed to it when there was … Continue reading CMG Features notification
Is there a better way to test a BMW for a day? German touring company Muenchner Freiheit have started doing one-day test rides of BMW bikes from their extensive fleet! The company usually just organizes motorcycle tours around the world, but from their headquarters in Munich, Germany, they have now added the option to take … Continue reading BMW Alpine test ride
The Vancouver Motorcycle Show was held a week ago now, but we sent our west coast correspondent, Steve Thornton, over to see what was happening and report back to CMG HQ. Here is his Vancouver Show diary … Steve gets his ears plugged Jim Dempsey did a roaring business at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show. Next … Continue reading Goodies in pocket at Vancouver
Hayden not satisfied with time The year’s second Moto GP test, this one at Australia’s Philip Island circuit, is complete. To nobody’s great surprise Casey Stoner on the new version of the Ducati Desmosedici was fastest, a kick-in-the-face entire second faster than the next quickest rider, Repsol Honda’s Nicky Hayden. The official lap record of … Continue reading Stoner rocks Hayden's world
Last week we left Rene at the Koobi Fora Museum with not enough fuel to get to Ethiopia on the planned route …