Aimee Chauk photo www.thelabradorian.ca Winter adventurer Paul Mondor has completed his wintry motorcycle ride across Canada – finishing the final leg across the Trans-Labrador Highway 16 days later, according to the Labradorian newspaper. Mondor left from Victoria, British Columbia on Jan. 2, riding a sidecar-equipped BMW Dakar 650, and crossed the country, reaching Happy Valley-Goose … Continue reading Mondor crosses Labrador
Harleys are running hot and cold. It’s like the Harley in the coal mine. Sales of the U.S.-made bikes are down in the States, but up in Canada, mirroring the economic conditions of the two countries. American retail sales of new H-D motorcycles dropped 14.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2007 compared to … Continue reading Harley sales good and bad
There’s no shortage of cash at Calabogie Motorsports! Calabogie Motorsports Park has announced more big $$$ upgrades to their facility, situated about an hour west of Ottawa. The already-large paved paddock is scheduled to nearly double in size this spring, with 2.5 acres of new pavement taking the area to more than six acres. At … Continue reading Calabogie Motorsports expansion
Rally action in South America Jordi Viladoms: www.porlaspampasrally.com Dakar rally organizers are saying "¡Hola!" to South America for the 2009 running of the wheels, according to various sources. The ’08 Dakar rally went into history as the first to be cancelled after terrorists made threats to spoil things on the planned African route. ASO, the … Continue reading A Chile Dakar
300 mph … and training wheels? With a 750 hp turbocharged Hayabusa motor under its aerodynamic shell, the $2.7 million Acabion GTBO is not only ridiculously expensive, but faster than just about anything else meant for road travel. Zero to 300 mph (480 km/h) in 30 seconds, with about 340 mph (540 km/h) top speed … Continue reading Fast, and fuel efficient
GPS for thick-fingered types Knowing where you are, who’s behind you, and who’s on the phone are all important things to a motorcyclist — well, we’re not so sure about the phone, but if you must … here are some gadgets to make your life just a little busier and more informed. The TomTom Rider … Continue reading Gadgets make life easier
Hayden on the charge motogp.com Maybe the hardest-working rider in the Moto GP paddock (at least if you go by the number of laps he runs in practice) is 2006 world champion Nicky Hayden. He kept up that tradition at the ’08 season’s first test in Sepang, Malaysia, and ended up with the fastest time … Continue reading MotoGP Tests – Nicky fastest at Sepang
Crevier contemplates his racing future Steve Thornton And they thought it was expensive before, just racing the Thunder class! Deeley Harley-Davidson has announced that they plan to enter the full-blown Superbike wars in Canada in 2008 with the new Buell 1125R and its Rotax liquid-cooled engine. A two-rider team is expected, with current plans to … Continue reading Buell 1125 in Superbike!
Guy and Marleen are a couple of travelling Belgians that I’ve been bumping into all the way up Africa. They used to have a BMW 1100GS that they’d ride two-up through many of their tours of Africa and South America but for this altogether tougher trip they’re in a Toyota Hilux pickup that’s set up for life in the bush, complete with rooftop tent and 12V fridge packed with beer and cheese!
The CB1100F that Honda previewed at the Tokyo Motor Show in October will roll off a production line and into North American showrooms about a year later, if rumours on a number of websites prove true. According to motorcycleclassics.com, the bike will likely be fuel injected, ABS brakes will be available, and a new engine … Continue reading Retro Honda … maybe