"I’m going deaf. It’s those damned New York motorcycles!" A bill that would target motorcycle noise levels in New York City is unfair, says the American Motorcyclist Association. The AMA says the bill, which is about to get final approval and would make it illegal for a motorcycle to be on a city street unless … Continue reading New York targets bikes
Szoke stays with Kawasaki While racing world-wide from Formula One down to your local stock car oval is suffering from the current economic fears, the signals are mixed in Canada. There are still some holes to be filled, but there’s an odd mix of growth and contraction happening in our road racing scene. Superbike Kawasaki: … Continue reading Mixed signals in Canada
Fire sale Friday & Saturday Cycle City, a Burlington dealership that declared bankruptcy recently, will sell off its assets on Friday and Saturday. The Yamaha and Suzuki dealership went out of business in November after 32 years. Everything will be sold, including furniture and tools, so good deals may be available.
G2 sport (left) and basic (right) The Quebec-based scooter importer of the PGO line, Canadian Scooters Import is selling a kit that mates the engine from a buyer’s motorcycle with a three-wheeler body and chassis. The kit is made by Miami-based manufacturer G2, which the company calls a "powerful racing car and three-wheeler superbike," and … Continue reading Three-wheeler 'superbike' kit
Living in Ontario, dreaming of a ride in the Rockies but could do without the lost days crossing the Prairies and back? Then you want to have a chat with the people at Cliffshore Adventures who will be shipping out a load of bikes from their base in Cobourg out to Calgary for pick up … Continue reading Cliffshore Calgary Cruise
Toronto gets award for parking Two new directors were elected for a two-year term at the Canadian Motorcycle Association’s annual general meeting in Hamilton. Joseph Godsall of British Columbia and Marc-Andre Thibeault of Quebec join the board, while David Hewgill (Alberta), Paul Imrie (Saskatchewan), Hugh Lim (Ontario), and Holly Ralph (director at large) enter the … Continue reading CMA presents awards
Miguel D may be out of a job Immediately after testing at Daytona and setting the fastest lap time with Neil Hodgson aboard, American Honda has issued a press release saying it’s not going to run a team in the U.S. this year. The release stated: "The primary factor contributing to this decision is the … Continue reading American Honda pulls out
Ducati falls silent The Canadian Thunder race series has just been cut in half, with two of the four manufacturers dropping out. Ducati and KTM will not race in the series in 2009, according to a competitor. Darren James, who finished in fifth place on a Buell in the series this year and is head … Continue reading KTM and Duc storm out
Mr Bond takes the new-for-North-America Harley-Davidson XR1200 for a ride through the mountains around San Diego.
Marie-Josée Boucher interview Photo: Jose Bonilla Canada’s successful Women’s Cup series made its international debut in the Dominican Republic at the end of November. George Butler — event sponsor, the country’s FIM rep, president of the D-R racing federation, and owner of the Moto Butler motorcycle shop in Santo Domingo — invited 10 of the regulars … Continue reading Dominican debut for women