This is the prototype, but it’s pretty close to the final product (factory pics available soon). A new V-Max will be shown to the world in a few days, according to press reports, and it will be a powerful upgrade over the original. A V-four engine of 1800 cc or larger capacity will produce more … Continue reading New V-Max a road burner
"How do you like my chopper, fellas?" U.S. president George W. Bush was presented with a leather vest and honorary membership in Rolling Thunder on Sunday. About 350,000 riders pulled up in front of the White House for the ceremony where Bush was welcomed into the fold by the quasi-military biker group’s executive director Artie … Continue reading Bush gets his leathers
The ’58 Super Cub started it all … and soon to be replaced Honda will concentrate on strengthening its motorcycle business by improved technology, including the development of an iconic model’s replacement for the 21st century, said CEO Takeo Fukui on May 21. He said motorcycles are “the driving force” behind Honda’s worldwide growth, and … Continue reading Honda looks ahead
Editor ‘arris concludes his quest for scotch by getting to Oban and getting a tad wobbly. The ride home proves to be every bit as good as the ride there, despite his achy head.
Peris & McBride exit corner 1 … Don Empey Calabogie, as wonderful a layout as it is, proved itself to be as dangerous as many feared for the opening Parts Canada race of the season. Guardrails and lack of run-off in key areas (the track was designed with cars in mind) were a big concern … Continue reading Calabogie casualties
"I’ll take the brunette ‘ere." Archambault gets into the racer way after his Calabogie victory at the tender age of 13 … Rob MacLennan The Honda CBR125R Challenge got off to a shaky beginning, with a lack of early entries leading Honda Canada to eventually drop all entry requirements from what was originally supposed to … Continue reading Honda CBR125R Challenge
Szoke beats out Lacombe, to double up at Calabogie. In the first motorcycle race ever held at the new Calabogie Motorsports Park circuit, Canadian Kawasaki Motors ace Jordan Szoke picked up the 2008 Parts Canada Superbike season where he left off at the end of 2007 — and 2006 — with wins in both premier … Continue reading Szoke sweeps Calabogie
Tick-tock to the 4th … Rumour has it that there are a couple of new Yamahas about to be unveiled at the beginning of June. Yamaha Canada reps were tight lipped when asked for more details, only confirming that the two new models will be officially released on the 4th and 6th of June. Indeed … Continue reading New Yamahas in the pipe?
A Buell for the "man in blue" Buell has developed a police model from its XB12 Ulysses, a "special duty patrol vehicle" for police agencies and private security firms, according to the company. Powered by the same 1203 cc V-twin seen in other Buells, the XB12XP police bike uses fully adjustable Showa suspension pieces front … Continue reading Buell sprouts lights, siren
Editor ‘arris took a holiday in the UK, got a Ducati GT 1000 for a week and went for a quick spin to Scotland in search of scotch.