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Editor - Belt Drive Betty, serving the Canadian Motorcycle Community since 2003! - Belt Drive Betty, serving the Canadian Motorcycle Community since 2003! https://beltdrivebetty.com Fri, 26 May 2017 22:41:48 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Anti-terror motorbike parade to swarm Riyadh streets https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5533-anti-terror-motorbike-parade-to-swarm-riyadh-streets https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5533-anti-terror-motorbike-parade-to-swarm-riyadh-streets

H.O.G.JEDDAH: More than 200 motorcyclists will cruise Riyadh Friday in a parade calling for tolerance and countering terrorism, the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) told Arab News.


“The parade will start from Al-Diriyah… and end at the stadium of Al-Imam Muhammad bin Saud University, where a car race will kick off,” a GEA source said. READ ON

  • International
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    bdbetty@telus.net (Editor) News Feeds Tue, 23 May 2017 10:15:41 +0000
    Lucknow: No fuel for bikers riding without helmets from Monday https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5526-lucknow-no-fuel-for-bikers-riding-without-helmets-from-monday https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5526-lucknow-no-fuel-for-bikers-riding-without-helmets-from-monday

    bikers riding without helmetsAs per it, a senior police official had helped set up a meeting with pump owners recently to prevail upon them to ensure this happens. The slogan that has been given by the police is 'No Rule, No Fuel'.

    In a unique concept to discourage bikers riding without helmets, the Lucknow Police have decided not to let anybody caught without one to refill their two-wheelers with fuel from tomorrow, an India Today report said. READ ON

    • International
    • Motorcycle Safety & Training
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      bdbetty@telus.net (Editor) News Feeds Sun, 21 May 2017 12:29:52 +0000
      Bessie Stringfield, the Bad-Ass Black Motorcycle Queen of the 1930s https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5508-bessie-stringfield-the-bad-ass-black-motorcycle-queen-of-the-1930s https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5508-bessie-stringfield-the-bad-ass-black-motorcycle-queen-of-the-1930s

      Bessie StringfieldIn the 1930s, Bessie Stringfield practically disappeared in a cloud of smoke, bolting across the walls of a wooden, bowl-shaped arena: the Wall of Death.

      She was on her way across the country, traveling completely alone—again—on a Harley. READ ON

      • Women Riders
      • Motorcycle News & Reviews
      • International
      • USA
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        bdbetty@telus.net (Editor) News Feeds Thu, 18 May 2017 14:34:10 +0000
        Man, 54, killed after motorcycle, truck collide in Fort Erie https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5500-man-54-killed-after-motorcycle-truck-collide-in-fort-erie https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5500-man-54-killed-after-motorcycle-truck-collide-in-fort-erie

        Niagara Regional PoliceA 54-year-old man is dead following a motorcycle collision in Fort Erie on Tuesday night.

        According to police, a 54-year-old Fort Erie man was riding his 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on Niagara Parkway near Schweigler Road in Fort Erie when he lost control of the bike and crossed into the northbound lane. READ ON

        • Ontario
        • Rider Down
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          bdbetty@telus.net (Editor) News Feeds Wed, 17 May 2017 12:08:48 +0000
          Man killed in motorcycle crash outside Fredericton https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5490-man-killed-in-motorcycle-crash-outside-fredericton https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5490-man-killed-in-motorcycle-crash-outside-fredericton

          RCMPA 53-year-old man has died after crashing his motorcycle into a fence Saturday night.

          New Brunswick RCMP say the crash happened around 9:25 p.m. in Rockland, N.B.  READ ON

          • New Brunswick
          • Rider Down
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            bdbetty@telus.net (Editor) News Feeds Sun, 14 May 2017 21:51:18 +0000
            Sam Lowes: Moto GP Spanish Grand Prix was the 'worst of my life' https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5465-sam-lowes-moto-gp-spanish-grand-prix-was-the-worst-of-my-life https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5465-sam-lowes-moto-gp-spanish-grand-prix-was-the-worst-of-my-life

            Aprilia MotoGP Aprilia MotoGP rider Sam Lowes described Sunday'sSpanish Grand Prix at Jerez as the "worst race of my life".

            The British MotoGP rookie remained near back of the field all weekend but felt he was making progress, although a fuel-pump problem limited his running to a single run in Q1, as he qualified 22nd of 23 riders. READ ON

            • Motorsports
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              bdbetty@telus.net (Editor) News Feeds Sun, 07 May 2017 16:33:09 +0000
              How 25-cent childhood prizefights led to Satan’s Choice https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5447-how-25-cent-childhood-prizefights-led-to-satan-s-choice https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5447-how-25-cent-childhood-prizefights-led-to-satan-s-choice

              Bernie GuindonFor Canadian Bernie Guindon, who founded the biker gang that was once the second largest in the world, behind only Hells Angels, the seeds were planted early.

              Lucienne Guindon gave his youngest son a 25-cent weekly allowance when he was growing up in the early 1950s, but there was a catch. READ ON

              • Canada
              • Lifestyle
              • Ontario
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                bdbetty@telus.net (Editor) News Feeds Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:06:49 +0000
                Motorcycle crash in Georgian Bay Township hospitalizes one https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5442-motorcycle-crash-in-georgian-bay-township-hospitalizes-one https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5442-motorcycle-crash-in-georgian-bay-township-hospitalizes-one

                - Bev McMullen/PhotoMUSKOKA - A single-vehicle collision sent the driver to the hospital.

                Bracebridge OPP responded to a motorcycle collision on Muskoka Road 38 near Hwy 400 on April 27 around 3 p.m. READ ON

                • Rider Down
                • Ontario
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                  bdbetty@telus.net (Editor) News Feeds Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:18:25 +0000
                  Motorcycle collsion sends one to hospital https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5437-motorcycle-collsion-sends-one-to-hospital https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5437-motorcycle-collsion-sends-one-to-hospital

                  OPPOperator of the motorcycle was airlifted to a Toronto hospital with serious injuries.

                  GEORGIAN BAY TOWNSHIP - Members of the Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a single vehicle motorcycle collision on Muskoka Road 38 not far from Highway 400 in Georgian Bay Township on Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017 at 3:10 p.m. READ ON

                  • Rider Down
                  • Ontario
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                    bdbetty@telus.net (Editor) News Feeds Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:55:50 +0000
                    Parent company Polaris had a booming first quarter of 2017, and despite total motorcycle sales being down, Indian increase by 11%. https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5436-parent-company-polaris-had-a-booming-first-quarter-of-2017-and-despite-total-motorcycle-sales-being-down-indian-increase-by-11 https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5436-parent-company-polaris-had-a-booming-first-quarter-of-2017-and-despite-total-motorcycle-sales-being-down-indian-increase-by-11

                    news feeds icon 150The closure of Victory Motorcycles came as a surprise to pretty much everyone within the industry, as well as those with even a passing interest in the business of two-wheelers.

                    But despite jettisoning their self-created motorcycle brand – and it costing them $2.9 million in the process – Polaris have had an impressive start to 2017. READ ON

                     

                    • Business & Industry
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                      bdbetty@telus.net (Editor) News Feeds Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:54:07 +0000