No more family rides? A bill that would prohibit carrying passengers younger than 14 on motorcycles in Ontario went to a second reading and debate in the Ontario legislature today. Bill 117, a Private Member’s Bill by MPP Helena Jaczek (Oak Ridges-Markham), has unfortunately passed its second reading and will now be referred on to … Continue reading Ontario Bill 117 Vote Results
Australian prison An Australian who stole a motorcycle and then led police on a chase through Sydney at high speeds will not legally ride a motorcycle again for 20 years. He’ll also spend a year in jail. The 37-year-old pleaded guilty to eight offences on Oct. 15. He had been on parole for breaking and … Continue reading 20 years for speeding
Tamburini’s iconic F4 Not long after Italian motorcycle firm MV Agusta was bought by Harley-Davidson, the designer who created the Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4 has decided to quit. Massimo Tamburini says he’ll move on to "design interests outside the motorcycle field" when he leaves MV Agusta at the end of this year. "I … Continue reading MV Agusta design chief quits
The 3-star pinnacle of helmets Convertible helmets, also called "flip-front" helmets, are sometimes viewed as less crash-worthy than ordinary full face models, but some have achieved high rankings in a safety test. Twenty flip-up helmets were tested in Britain by the Department of Transport’s Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme and results were issued recently. … Continue reading Flippy helmets tested
HONDA Recall (#2008303) Models Involved: 2007-2008 CRF150R, 2007-2008 CRF150RB Number of Vehicles: 1,077 Problem: On certain motorcycles, the swing arms may experience cracking of welds which can result in separation of the cast cross-member and extruded right side of the swing arm. If it occurs, it could affect the rider’s ability to control the motorcycle … Continue reading Latest Recalls
On the road to Canada Harley-Davidson’s XR1200 Sportster will be released in Canada. Deeley Harley-Davidson says the XR will be available in Vivid Black, Mirage Orange Pearl, and Pewter Denim colours at prices from $13,079.00 for Vivid Black to $13,419.00 for the coloured models. The XR1200 is the most sports-oriented Sportster ever made, with the … Continue reading XR1200 coming to Canada!
GPS purse Givi has released a GPS holder that should fit most motorcycles and GPS units. The S850 universal GPS carrier is in the form of a large bag that can be attached to the handlebars and removed in seconds, so the owner, or a thief, doesn’t have to fiddle around too long. The bag … Continue reading Air bag, GPS bag, and rubber bag
The British auction house Bonhams has sold what might be the most famous Lambretta ever seen. Jimmy’s Lambretta from the Who rock opera film Quadrophenia went for 36,000 pounds, or about $66,750 Canadian. The 1967 Lambretta Li 150 was sold to a dealer in Portsmouth, G.B., after filming completed, and variously owned by other individuals … Continue reading Jimmy's Lambretta sold
Scooters saving the economy The economy may be tumbling, but sales of motorcycles and scooters in Canada are still rising, according to the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council. The MMIC reports that year-to-date sales to October 2008 have climbed eight per cent. Sales of motorcycles and scooters were up almost 13 per cent at the … Continue reading Motorcycle economy still up
Honda hints at chopper Honda appears ready to do something that may disappoint some fans of the marque, and bring in some converts as well. The company has hinted that it will develop a chopper for the 2010 market. A video was shown to dealers indicating that Honda’s chopper, called the "Fury," would employ a … Continue reading Honda to build chopper?