November 23, 2017

Man dies in motorcycle crash in Burnaby, RCMP unsure of cause

A single vehicle motorcycle crash on Marine Way in Burnaby Saturday has left the rider dead. RCMP Sergeant Dwayne Beckerleg says the crash happened just after 5:30pm in an area where the road curves. "Ambulance Service attended, and transported the man immediately to Royal Columbian Hospital, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the … [Read more...]

VPD motorcycle officer released from hospital

A Vancouver Police motorcycle officer hit by a car today has now been treated and released from hospital, and is resting up at home. The accident happened just after 9:30 a-m on Clarke Drive. The driver of the van is being cooperative. Police say booze and speed are not seen as factors in the crash.  CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

VPD motorcycle officer injured in crash

A crash involving a member of the Vancouver Police traffic section blocked off a busy intersection in Vancouver. Shortly after 9:30 this morning, the on-duty officer's motorcycle was rear-ended by a vehicle near 6th Avenue and Clark Drive. He's been taken to emergency with undetermined injuries.   CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Two dead in Vancouver motorcycle crash

 A motorcycle-car crash at Burrard and 2nd Avenue in Vancouver has claimed two lives.  Police say it happened shortly after 8am.  Both riders of the motorcycle, a 22-year-old woman and a man of unknown age were killed.  They are the the city's 15th and 16th traffic fatalities of the year. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

One man dead after motorcycle crashes into a truck

A 24 year old Abbotsford man is dead after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a 10-ton commercial truck while it was turning on Downes Road. Abbotsford Police Constable Ian MacDonald says the crash happened around noon Saturday. "The rider of the motorcycle collided with this turning truck. He was launched off of his motorcycle and … [Read more...]

Motorcycle parking to be debated at City Hall

Could motorcyclists in the city of Vancouver see lower parking prices? That question is up for discussion next week as city council debates a new staff report. Right now at most pay-by-phone meters, people who drive gas-powered bikes only pay half the posted rate. That could be dropped to as little as 20%. Ian Tootill with MC Parking supports the … [Read more...]

Ride to raise awareness for motorcycle safety

Don't be surprised if you're driving on the Sea to Sky highway tomorrow and driving with you, are a whole bunch of motorcyclists. It's all about promoting motorcycle safety awareness month--a ride from New Westminster to Squamish. Organizer Michael Hwang says about 50 showed up last year. "I think we need to take more preventive steps and improve … [Read more...]

9/11 memorial motorcycle ride

First responders from New York who worked through the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks are in Vancouver to take part in the annual motorcycle memorial for this year's tenth anniversary.Anywhere from 300 to 1000 motorcycles are expected to take part.Two firefighters, a New York Police officer and Port Authority officer will to be part of the ride from … [Read more...]

Orphiro’s electric motorcycle: like a Harley, just not obnoxiously loud

It's certainly not the first electric motorcycle to (quietly) crisscross our desks, but the self-titled Orphiro is surely one of the classiest. Designed over in Holland as a wide-body alternative to petrol-guzzling hawgs, this eco-friendly two-wheeler relies on Li-ion batteries and a motor that pushes a grand total of 72 volts. The top speed of 75 … [Read more...]