And the winner is … This weekend’s final in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship will see Kawasaki’s Jordan Szoke facing off against Suzuki-mounted Clint McBain. Szoke, who calls Brantford, Ont., home, has a strong 42-point lead over the Cochrane, Alberta-based McBain, with 56 points up for grabs between qualifying and racing. McBain hasn’t given up; … Continue reading Superbike champion predicted
An Israeli inventor has produced a safety device that he says will help prevent motorcyclists from being rear-ended in traffic. Rahamim Levi’s product is called My Backup. It’s a strip of three lights that a rider wears on the back of a helmet or jacket. A red brake light is surrounded by yellow turn signals, … Continue reading No more rear-enders
A Canadian motorcyclist lay in a California drainage culvert for a week or longer before his body was discovered by a California Department of Transportation worker. Raymond Jack Taylor, 58, of Whitehorse, was riding a 2006 Harley-Davidson north on Highway 101 in northern Mendocino County, when he apparently ran off the road in a left … Continue reading Canadian motorcyclist found in culvert
Steering damper issues. Company: BMW Models involved: F800S, F800ST, K1200GT, K1200R, K1200S, R1200R (all 2007 models) Problem: Coating on inside face of the steering damper housing may come away and clog up the damper. Consequence: Clogged damper could impede steering damper action and make the bike’s steering stiff resulting in possible crash. Fix: Dealer will … Continue reading Latest Recalls
www.davidwilcoxrocks.com Harley-Davidson’s 105th birthday celebration in Toronto was a true biker party with everything essential except for good beer, according to one CMG regular and winner of the CMG ticket giveaway. Rui Pita is heading to Milwaukee this week for the official Harley-Davidson birthday party and a Bruce Springsteen show, but he says the Toronto … Continue reading H-D parties hearty in T.O.
Will buy just as much in ’09 It’s too early to be more than educated speculation, but at CMG we’re not expecting Canadian motorcycle prices to rise much in 2009. This is despite that fact that it’s widely accepted that Japan will increase its prices for the 2009 model year as currency values fluctuate and … Continue reading Prices not expected to jump
Who’s got the best crankshaft? amasuperbike.com The U.S. factory Yoshimura Suzuki squad must be in shock today, as their No. 1 star rider Mat Mladin has been disqualified from his two wins at Virginia International Raceway last weekend. Post-race tear-down indicated a possible question about the engine’s crankshaft; Suzuki eagerly provided a couple of stock … Continue reading Wins taken from Mladin
Who doesn’t love a parade? Boobs on Bikes was a ti … er, a hit, that is, as thousands turned out to witness New Zealand’s annual celebration of flesh and freedom in Wellington yesterday. About 30 topless young women rode motorcycles, tanks (yes, tanks) or sat in the back of convertible cars with tops down … Continue reading Boobs on Bikes draws thousands
Freestyle demos add sparkle to any show-and-shine www.fmxtour.com The British Columbia Coalition of Motorcyclists (BCCOM) held one of the country’s premier show-and-shine events on the weekend, with approximately 85,000 people visiting. The annual BCCOM show-and-shine is held in Gastown, an "old-town" area of Vancouver. It was also Motorcycle Safety Awareness Day in the west coast … Continue reading Gastown show a hit
Rene heads out of Pakistan, into Iran with the hope of getting to the ‘Stans to the north. Only thing is, his carnet says otherwise.