If you squint and step back 20 feet from the screen, you can’t even tell it’s a diesel A motorcycle that runs on biodiesel fuel is competing in the 2007 Panasonic World Solar Challenge in Australia and returning a fuel economy of about 2.2 litres per 100 km while running at nearly 100 km/h. … Continue reading Lard ass motorcycle
Suzuki will unveil two leading-edge concept motorcycles at the Tokyo Motor Show on Oct. 29. Biplane – No wings, but a nice open-air feeling. The Biplane is a V4-powered motorcycle with styling they say is taken from the ancient winged machines—“no canopy”—and looks something like an egg with wheels attached. Motor, tank-area, and frontal area … Continue reading Biplane, Crosscage concepts at Tokyo Show
This weekend’s Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet just got a whole lot better with the announcement that both Miguel and Yvon Duhammel will be attending! Miguel Duhammel, who has won the Daytona 200 five times, will be attending the banquet on October 27th in support of his father, Yvon, who is being inducted … Continue reading CMHF Induction update
Two motorcycle recalls this week – the BMW G650s (again) and three Triumph Rocket IIIs. Company: BMW. Models involved: 2007 BMW G650X Challenge, G650X Country, G650X Moto Problem: Fuel pump wiring harness may not be to spec and contact to pump can break. Broken contact means no power to the pump and so no fuel … Continue reading Recalls
Parts Canada Superbike champion Jordan Szoke’s father told CMG the other day that Jordan would be in Valencia and was slated for a Monday test ride on Kawasaki’s Moto GP machine, with possible wild card rides in Moto GP or WSB in 2008/9! Jordan’s double titles in Canada the last two years have made him … Continue reading Szoke and Moto GP?
Pedrosa got pole but finished third in the race and the series. credit: motogp.com Casey Stoner and his Ducati clubbed everyone else over the head again (yawn) at Sepang in Malaysia last weekend. Spanish wicked midget Dani Pedrosa had pole on his factory Repsol Honda and eventually finished third – and although the first three, … Continue reading Sepang Moto GP wrap up
Canuck Frank Trombino third in standings. Not quite the same as Moto GP … Moto ST is the U.S. endurance racing series for twin-cylinder motorcycles. The last race of the first full season took place at Daytona last weekend, with the Roadracingworld.com Suzuki SV1000S of Chris Ulrich, Cory West, and Gary Mason sharing the … Continue reading Moto ST in Daytona
The B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists is mounting another push for transferable licence plates for motorcycles and wants your signature on a petition … if you live and vote in the west coast province. The motorcyclists-rights organization was told four years ago that transferable plates could become a reality by January 2005, but then a bureaucratic … Continue reading Transferable plates?
Paul Johnston with partner Chris and one-handed ride. Credit: Studio M Forty years after losing his arm, Auburn, ON, resident Paul Johnston figures he knows how to get along single-handed, and he plans to prove it. Johnston has lured a documentary film production company into his plan to ride a motorcycle across the country with … Continue reading Moto-amputee on camera
After the reader feedback on the new CMG News format (thank you BTW), we’ve done some of the following updates to the news: 1) Latest News – Once you’re in and reading an article, you can short cut to any of the more recent news items using a handy new menu located on the right-hand-side, … Continue reading CMG News Version 2.2