If the phrase "Made in America" is the first thing that pops into your mind when you see a Honda Gold Wing, you should be prepared to change that. Honda will move its motorcycle manufacturing operations out of its U.S.A. plant in Marysville, Ohio, in the first half of 2009, 30 years after it opened. … Continue reading Gold Wing flies home
Prince William enjoys Daytona Princes William and Harry wanted to be just like Ewan and Charley — or maybe like those Dakar rallyists — but the dangers of Africa spoilt their plans. Britain’s princely lads had allegedly expressed interest in a thousand-mile motorcycle ride through Africa, but the idea was nixed by security officers. "Harry … Continue reading Princely ride cancelled
The civilian targeted Bulldog uses the new ’08 KLR650 chassis. The U.S. company that plans to sell diesel-powered motorcycles has been diverted from their true calling by the so-called war on terror. Hayes Diversified Technologies makes diesel-engined motorcycles for the military, and has gotten so busy doing it that a commercial market diesel-bike, the Bulldog, … Continue reading Diesel shelved for terror
Motorcyclist-author Max Burns will talk about his writing, his adventures, and his books tonight at the Cheshire Cat Pub, 2193 Richardson Side Road in Carp, Ont. Things get rolling around 7 p.m. and Max will begin his presentation an hour later. He’ll have books on hand, so bring money. If you’re planning to attend, call … Continue reading Max makes public appearance
Superbike shown to dealers Aprilia showed its RSV 4 Superbike at the Piaggio Group Convention in Milan, Italy, late last week. More than 1,200 dealers were given a preview of the bike that the Veneto company plans to campaign in WSB next year. It’s powered by a four-cylinder, 1,000 cc 65-degree V that the company … Continue reading Aprilia Superbike shown
Fonsi Nieto pulling Corser superbike.it Business as usual, you might think, after seeing that Ducati holds six of the top 10 places in the World Superbike series after the first 2008 double-header round in Qatar. Still, there’s more to the story than Ducati’s successful tantrum-inducing threat to quit the series if they weren’t allowed a … Continue reading Bayliss, Nieto winners
At a dealership near you Benelli Canada is using its dealer network, not the Internet site Kijiji, to sell motorcycles, according to Paul Moes, director of racing and promotions. A Kijiji ad for the Benelli line was put up by a dealer, but erroneously gave the impression that the importer was selling its bikes over … Continue reading Benelli not Kijiji
Like this, but a motorcycle absolutejackass.net It’s painful just to watch — we can’t imagine how Johnny Knoxville felt when the motorcycle actually landed on his groin. The impact tore his urethra and left him with a catheter installed for about two weeks of bed rest. Knoxville, star of the Jackass movies, was attempting to … Continue reading Johnny got a brand new bag
Editor ‘arris dumps the Baby Bjorn, dusts off his riding gear and squeezes into the seat of a jet plane for a ride on Yamaha’s all-new WR250 R and X.
Too precious to lose Internet auction site eBay helped a Pennsylvania man find his motorcycle helmet after a thief clipped a cable securing it to his handlebars and made off with it. The lidless rider looked on eBay for a replacement helmet after the theft, and found something that seemed eerily familiar — and the … Continue reading Going, going … found!