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
News stories after Bourdon’s death blame sport bikes The British Columbia Coalition of Motorcyclists is asking riders to express their opinions to the Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers — both of which have published articles recently that appear to blame sport bikes for the death of Canucks hockey player Luc Bourdon. Vancouver Sun writer Craig … Continue reading Bikes blamed for Bourdon death?
Rossi slipping back at Catalunya Valentino Rossi’s short winning streak was chopped off at the knees at Catalunya in Spain on the weekend, as Repsol Honda’s darling Spaniard (and home-town favourite) took the lead off the line and simply motored off into the distance. He was completely on his own for the entire race; definitely … Continue reading Rossi falls back in Spain
MZ: good-looking, but doomed The MZ motorcycles company in eastern Germany will close at the end of 2008, says the Freie Presse newspaper. MZ has produced motorcycles since 1922 and operated for many years under the communist East German government. The Malaysian company Hong Leong Industries took over the plant in 1996 but has been unable … Continue reading MZ to close