R12000R – brake line issue. Company: BMW Models involved: 2007 R1200GS & R1200ST, 2007/08 R1200R Problem: Engine vibrations could cause front brake lines to … err, vibrate. Vibrating brake lines can wear against other parts and rupture and leak. Consequence: Loss of brake fluid = loss of braking pressure = loss of brakes = … Continue reading Latest Recalls
Yamaha seems to be on a roll with their new bike releases this week. Hot on the heels of the new 2008 V-Max are a couple of new scooters; a new maxi-scoot (and fellow Max) the T-Max and a big brother to Canada’s best selling 50cc scooter, the BWs 125. NEW T-MAX 500 Although the … Continue reading NEW YAMAHA SCOOTS
Now for that Willie G. styling touch … There’s a report in Forbes magazine that Harley-Davidson is working on a deal to buy MV Agusta. Rumours about Harley mergers are nothing new, as Harley and Ducati were said to be interested in marriage a while back, and nothing has come of that – and this … Continue reading Harley-MV Agusta to wed?
They’re onto you blokes! British police are paying special attention to over-enthusiastic motorcyclists attending the Isle of Man TT races, even though bikers might not be the most critical safety target. Police are monitoring rider and driver behaviour at the Heysham Port, which draws thousands of motorcyclists annually for the ferry to the Isle of … Continue reading Police after Isle of Man bikers
Yamaha have revealed their 2009 V-Max, the successor to the original iconic Max that made its debut way back in 1985. We’ve added a few bits of info since we first posted this, but we’ve bolded them for easy identification. New motor has a tighter V and is more compact. The new V-Max is an … Continue reading NEW 2009 V-MAX!!
Dr. Alex Stedmon (centre) with students and Triumph 675 for simulator project A motorcycle simulator similar in concept and design to aviation training simulators is under construction at a British university. A Triumph Daytona 675, provided by the manufacturer, will be mounted on a moveable platform, while driving simulation software and large projection screens will … Continue reading Motorcycle simulator
Vun in standard street trim The Italian company CR&S has taken inspiration from "motorbikers, enthusiasts, aesthetes, technicians, ‘tuning specialists,’ tourists, riders, hedonists, goliards, experts, and free spirits" to create a bike named "One." Or, more correctly, "Vun," which means one in the Milanese dialect. The result is a motorcycle with a Rotax engine and a … Continue reading Have a little Vun for a change
We’ll fill in the details at 2:00! Yamaha’s new 2009 V-Max will be officially released at 2:00 pm EST today. CMG has signed up to an embargo agreement in order to receive the factory information in advance and will be posting the article on the dot.
Clem Salvadori has been writing a column for Rider magazine out of California since 1988, says the blurb, and that sounds about right to me — he’s certainly been a fixture on that touring-oriented mag as long as I can remember. He’s earned the right to be listened to about touring, as well. He’s lived … Continue reading Salvadori's Tales a tasty browse
New York cops target Americade riders Photo: Americade New York state police are targetting motorcycle riders at the giant Americade rally, according to some reports. Police were said to have pulled over a group of more than 120 riders on Friday and searched them all in a rest area. Forty-eight tickets were issued. Police defend … Continue reading Americade riders targetted