Canada Moto Rallies announces Ontario-based event

Canada Moto Rallies has announced a new adventure bike event, and this time, it’s based in Ontario. For several years, Canada Moto Rallies has run the Fundy Adventure Rally in Sussex, New Brunswick (you can see CMG’s history of coverage here). It’s always been a fun event, even when the weather didn’t cooperate. While the […]

Harley-Davidson trademarks “Revelation” name for electric drivetrain

Harley-Davidson has trademarked a name for its soon-to-come electric drivetrain. Reports from the US indicate Harley-Davidson has trademarked the name “Revelation” in association with electric vehicles (not the vehicles themselves, but components, particularly drivetrain assemblies and batteries). Of course, that sounds a lot like some other famous Harley-Davidson engines: the Evolution, the Revolution and Revolution-X. […]

Iron 1200, Forty-Eight Special join Harley-Davidson lineup

Harley-Davidson continues to tweak its lineup into new models with the introduction of the Iron 1200 and the Forty-Eight Special. Both bikes are mutations of current machines in the Sportster lineup. The Iron 1200 is basically the Iron 883 – long considered one of Harley-Davidson’s entry-level models – with the larger-displacement engine. There’s also a mini-ape handlebar, […]

OPP officer who lost leg in motorcycle training crash returns to patrol

Some Ontario-based readers might remember the headlines back in 2014, when OPP constable Peter Tucker suffered a tragic accident on duty, losing his left leg in a motorcycle training accident. Tucker was training as part of a VIP protection unit, riding at 130 km/h, when a goose flew in front of him. He hit the […]

New semi-auto Hayabusa en route?

Will the next version of the Suzuki Hayabusa have a clutchless semi-automatic transmission? Patent documents hint that might indeed be the case. Several moto-sites (we spotted it first on Asphalt & Rubber) have reported there’s a set of patent drawings circulating which show a Suzuki Hayabusa with a foot-actuated gearshift assembly, but no manual clutch. […]

Should cyclists have insurance?

Interesting to hear this point of view from a cyclist. What do you feel about this topic? Do you think bicycles should be insured? Have a read of the article below : http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/should-cyclists-have-insurance-1.23172302

B.C. government to cap ICBC minor pain and suffering claims at $5,500

VICTORIA — The B.C. government will cap pain and suffering claims for minor injuries in automobile accidents at $5,500, a contentious change to the province’s monopoly auto insurance structure that some lawyers, health care advocates and rehabilitation businesses say could penalize victims who need help after a crash. http://vancouversun.com/news/politics/b-c-government-to-cap-icbc-minor-injury-claims-at-5500

Plenty of finger pointing over ICBC ‘dumpster fire’

Columnist Mike Smyth writes about the shocking losses at ICBC. torney General David Eby lays out the government’s plan. British Columbia’s public auto insurer has become a “financial dumpster fire” that will burn through a shocking $1.3 billion in losses during the current fiscal year. That was the grim news confirmed Monday by B.C. Attorney […]

Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival announces 2018 dates

The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival has announced its 2018 dates. The festival got its start in 2017, with a full lineup of features and shorts running last September. You can see our coverage of last year’s festival here. This year, the show will run Sept. 27-30, once again at the Revue Cinema. Like last year, […]

TVS debuts hybrid gas/electric cruiser concept

Indian motorcycle manufacturer TVS has debuted a gas/electric hybrid at New Delhi’s Auto Expo. India’s motorcycle manufacturing sector is known for quantity, not quality. The country cranks out millions of bikes every year, but almost all of them are small-capacity commuter specials, with little in the way of cutting edge technology. But if this new […]

Toronto Motorcycle Show kicks off Friday

The MMIC’s Toronto Motorcycle Show kicks off Friday, down at the Enercare Centre. The show doors open at noon on Friday, and the show runs until 9 PM (after 5 PM Friday, until closing time, it’s ladies’ night, with half price admission for women and a chance to win a Kawasaki Versys-X 300). Saturday, the […]

MV Agusta recall

Recall #: 2018074Models Involved: 2015-2016 MV Agusta F4 RR, F4 RCNumber of Vehicles: 8Problem: On certain motorcycles, a crack within the polyphenilene sulphide (PPS) piston of the front brake master cylinder could occur. This could result in the master cylinder to not be able to generate sufficient hydraulic pressure, which could lead to a loss of braking capability of […]

Trio plans second attempt at Alaska-Argentina ride on electric bikes

Photo: Expedition Electric A few months after their first attempt failed, three motorcyclists are once again planning an Alaska-Argentina ride on electric motorcycles. Some readers might remember that back in 2016, Danell Lynn, JC Davis and Greg Smith had worked out a plan for a ride across the length of North America on custom-built electric […]

This weekend: CMG pub night!

This is the weekend of the Toronto Motorcycle Show, and CMG is celebrating with a pub night! The pub night runs at the Wheat Sheaf Tavern between 6 and 9 PM on Saturday night. The Wheat Sheaf is at 667 King St. West, Toronto; find more information on the pub here. We’ll be in the […]

For sale: Jim Carrey’s “hog” from Dumb and Dumber

One of the most famous motorcycles in movie history is for sale, and it looks like it’s going to bring in some big bucks. We’re not talking about Peter Fonda’s chopper from Easy Rider or Marlon Brando’s Triumph from The Wild One. We’re talking about the minibike from Dumb and Dumber, the one that Lloyd Christmas […]

Triumph recall

Recall #: 2018060Models Involved: 2016-2018 Triumph Thruxton, Thruxton RNumber of Vehicles: 373Problem: On certain motorcycles, the engine management software may not maintain a stable engine idle when the throttle is opened and closed quickly, with the clutch disengaged. This could result in the engine stalling.Correction: Dealers will reprogram the engine management software. Share this:

Nine bikes to see at the Toronto Motorcycle Show

This weekend, the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) runs its Toronto Motorcycle Show at the Enercare Centre. If you want to see all the new-for-2018 motorcycles in place, this is where you want to be. Here are our suggestions for a few bikes you’ll definitely want to check out at the show this weekend. […]

Suzuki recall

Recall #: 2018055Models Involved: 2017 GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000RNumber of Vehicles: 206Problem: On certain motorcycles, when upshifting between first and second gear, if the rider fails to engage second gear, a neutral condition will exist and continued opening of the throttle will cause very high engine RPM. If the rider then shifts into second gear without disengaging the clutch under […]

My favourite roads: New Brunswick

Ed Note: This is the first in a new series from our regular contributors that describes our favourite roads. Each month, we’ll take you to a different province (and maybe territory, too) to give you a guided tour of some of the best roads for motorcyclists. Most of them will be pretty twisty, but some […]

Coming this month: the Scrambler Hashtag

We’ve seen several variations on Ducati’s Scrambler platform since it was introduced, including the Scrambler Desert Sled, the Scrambler Cafe Racer and the Scrambler Flat Track Pro. Now, there’s a new edition coming: the Scrambler Hashtag. It might sound like an unfortunate name, but Ducati gave it that label because it’s very much a bike […]

New Triumph Speed Triple: More power, more electronics

Triumph, as predicted, has released its updated Speed Triple, now available in an upscale RS edition (seen above) and the standard S edition (seen below). Like the Tiger 800 and 1200 updates last fall, Triumph’s naked bike didn’t get a radical ground-up revamp,as the new model looks quite similar to the old one. However, it […]

Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE unveiled

The three-wheeler segment has been growing rapidly in recent years, and the Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE is the perfect example of that. Not only is this another model in a motorcycle category that basically didn’t exist 10 years ago, it’s a much bigger machine than most of the others in this segment. Of the […]