What? No kickstarter? Sometimes you just don’t want your drinks mixed with one of those whiny, petite little blenders they sell in discount stores. Sometimes you want horsepower in your margarita. We can’t tell you how much power the new blender by On the Edge Marketing makes, because they didn’t tell us – but we … Continue reading Blender power
Don’t ride with these in Winnipeg If you catch a Winnipeg cop staring at your feet, don’t offer him a backrub. It’s not a come-on, but a matter of law, according to one prairie province policeman. Winnipeg motorcycle rider Michael Bailey was pulled over on his 2002 V-Rod recently for riding with flip-flop sandals. Apparently, … Continue reading Proper sandals required
Kawasaki revamped their sabre-toothed KLR650 for 2008. CMG wanted to see how she’d fair in the dirt – both in stock and with a few bolt-ons for the more gnarly stuff.
An electronically-controlled combined ABS braking system that blends anti-skid and linked braking in a super sport motorcycle has been introduced by Honda. The system combines the advantages of both braking mechanisms and applies them specifically to the characteristics of a super sport model, such as short wheelbase and high power-to-weight ratio. The combined system measures … Continue reading Honda introduces advanced braking
Kawasaki Triples still quicken the pulse Photo: Steve Gooder That old familiar 2-stroke smell will be in the air at the fairgrounds in Paris, Ontario, on Saturday, as a Kawasaki Triples group of about 20 riders will show up at a vintage rally there. The group will get together at a club member’s house in … Continue reading Triples at CVMG rally
We’re still working our way through a stack of new books … so here’s the latest: BMW Racing Motorcycles – The Mastery of Speed. As the title suggests, this is a book about German motorcycles … albeit published in the U.S., printed in China, and written by a couple of Canadians. Well, Laurel is probably … Continue reading BMW Racing Motorcycles
You can hear them coming Children are better seen but not heard, they used to say – but that rule won’t apply to motorcycle cops in Oakland, Cal. In order to improve the conspicuity of motorcycle police there, the police department has replaced the stock mufflers on their fleet of 45 Harley-Davidsons with louder pipes. … Continue reading Loud pipes save cops
It’s the type of thing that any self respecting mobster would be proud of. You act as judge and jury, you’re free to abuse the rules and you can send your victim off a few grand lighter without recourse.
Legend on a legend: Lawrence astride the Brough A legendary British motorcycle name may be given new life. The Brough Superior Engineering company has been bought by Netherton Industries in Britain. The new owner intends to “preserve, protect, and promote the prestige and momentum” of the Brough Superior name. The company had previously obtained Brough … Continue reading Brough bought by Brit
That’s you, third from the left, $500 poorer … You could get up close and personal with Moto GP racing at Laguna Seca this summer, if you’ve got a few bucks to spare. Organizers of the July 20 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix in California are selling tickets for $500 that will get the buyer … Continue reading Get intimate with Moto GP