Costa Mouzouris Cycle Canada editor Costa Mouzouris has left the magazine. Features editor Neil Graham will take over as editor. Costa, who lives in Montreal, had worked at the magazine since September 2002. He said running the editorial department at Cycle Canada was "a great ride," but a move toward centralizing the magazine’s operations in … Continue reading CC loses another editor
It’s hockey racing! Photo: Bob Calwell The World Championship Ice Racing series entered Canada recently for a round at the Sarnia Sports & Entertainment Centre — that’s a hockey rink! The series’ fifth round took place at the Sarnia rink before a good crowd on Jan. 30. Competitors were all American riders. The race was … Continue reading News that you can digest
Photo: Gutierrez S. KTM Canada has announced its 2009 motocross team, which this season has Royal Distributing on board as title sponsor. Riders are from around the world, with Canadians, Americans, and one Kiwi on board: # 1 Jacqueline Ross, Ladies Pro (returning) # 1 Eric Nye, MX 2 (returning) # 7 Jeff Northrop, MX … Continue reading Two Canucks on KTM team
Ducati has opened its first of three new Canadian "boutique" stores (Toronto and Vancouver on their way), this one in Montreal, and fittingly called Ducati Montreal. The moto-boutique is suitably located in the middle of Montreal’s Little Italy and is an offshoot of the multi-line dealership Monette Sports in Laval, which is owned by Alain … Continue reading Ducati Montreal Boutique
The Montreal Motorcycle Show opens today and runs until Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Montreal Convention Centre. A full slate of 2009 motorcycles will be on hand as well as special events and spectacles, including accessories manufacturers and distributors, racing organizations, custom bike builders, clubs, and demonstrations. Admission is $13.50 at the door.
The RACE Series based out of Shannonville Motorsport Park has finalized some rule changes for the 2009 season, as follows. 1. Qualified riders taking part in the RACE Riders’ School on Friday, April 17 will receive a free test day the following Saturday or Sunday. 2. A special Honda CBR125 Riders’ School will take place … Continue reading RACE rules changes
A bunch of them …? For months there have been ongoing discussions, arguments, flaps, and fights about how to cut costs in Moto GP, especially since Kawasaki announced it was leaving the sandbox to the other kids in order to save money. Ideas from banning carbon brakes (easy-ish) to using a spec engine or ECU … Continue reading Moto Bozos?
Marco, before all this … We mentioned last week that Marco Melandri — still waiting to hear if he’ll be riding anything in Moto GP this year — was going to try a ride in the Speedcar spec "stock" car series for fun. He had fun all right, finishing eighth in the first race of … Continue reading Melandri still a fighter
Seat maker for sale If you like Corbin seats, and you have a few mill to spare, now’s your chance, motorcycle-accessory-company buyer. Corbin Pacific — the guys who bring you the lady and gunfighter motorcycle seat and other accessories, such as custom fairings and saddlebags — is for sale. Asking price is $11.5 million U.S., … Continue reading Have a seat … manufacturer
Declining sales for Yamaha Yamaha Motor is forecasting a 22 per cent drop in worldwide sales this year and a net loss for 2009 equal to $570 million Cdn. This will be the first loss by the company since 1984 when the world experienced its last serious recession. The yen’s rising value and the international … Continue reading Yamaha forecasting loss