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Displaying items by tag: Business & Industry - 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 22:35:59 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Erik Buell Racing's assets up for sale next month. https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5552-erik-buell-racing-s-assets-up-for-sale-next-month https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5552-erik-buell-racing-s-assets-up-for-sale-next-month

Erik Buell RacingIs it the final episode in the Erik Buell Racing, or the start of another confusing episode in the company’s history?

It’s impossible to say right now, but the future of EBR is definitely in the balance, as the company’s assets are up for sale next month. READ ON

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    News Feeds Thu, 25 May 2017 14:55:03 +0000
    Ducati Attracts Interest From Buyout, Motorcycle Firms https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5512-ducati-attracts-interest-from-buyout-motorcycle-firms https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5512-ducati-attracts-interest-from-buyout-motorcycle-firms

    news feeds icon 150Iconic Italian motorcycle brand Ducati is attracting interest from private equity firms and motorcycle makers as owner Volkswagen AGconsiders a sale, people familiar with the matter said.

    Buyout firms such as Permira and CVC Capital Partners and companies in the industry including Hero MotoCorp Ltd. are weighing bids, the people said, asking not to be identified because the deliberations are private. READ ON

    • Ducati
    • Business & Industry
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      News Feeds Fri, 19 May 2017 10:44:44 +0000
      Harley-Davidson teams up with EagleRider to rent out motorcycles for one-way trips https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5481-harley-davidson-teams-up-with-eaglerider-to-rent-out-motorcycles-for-one-way-trips https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5481-harley-davidson-teams-up-with-eaglerider-to-rent-out-motorcycles-for-one-way-trips

      EagleRiderHarley-Davidson, eager to increase market share and maintain its position as the top manufacturer of motorcycles in the U.S., has formed a new partnership with EagleRider, the world’s largest motorcycle rental and tour company.

      Among the attractions for customers: The partnership will allow a renter to pick up a Harley in a departure city, take an extended two-wheel tour, and drop it off at another destination – without being required to ride it back. READ ON

      • Business & Industry
      • Harley Davidson
      • Motorcycle News & Reviews
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        News Feeds Wed, 10 May 2017 15:03:20 +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
          Volkswagen Is Considering Selling Ducati https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5431-volkswagen-is-considering-selling-ducati https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5431-volkswagen-is-considering-selling-ducati

          DucatiWith costs rising from its diesel emissions-cheating scandal, VW needs to streamline its business as much as possible. 

          Reuters reports that Italian motorcycle maker Ducati, which Audi purchased for €860 million ($935 million US) in 2012, might be the first brand VW sells off in the wake of the scandal. READ ON

          • Motorcycle News & Reviews
          • Business & Industry
          • Ducati
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            News Feeds Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:53:58 +0000
            Irving Oil plans a new $8 million Goobies Big Stop https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5412-irving-oil-plans-a-new-8-million-goobies-big-stop https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5412-irving-oil-plans-a-new-8-million-goobies-big-stop

            news feeds icon 150SAINT JOHN, NB, April 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Irving Oil's plans for a new Goobies Big Stop will be good news to customers looking for great meals and clean washrooms along the TransCanada Highway.

            The existing Big Stop location will be taken down to make way for the new location featuring a larger convenience store, additional fueling stations, enhanced food offering and improved professional driver amenities. READ ON

            • New Brunswick
            • Business & Industry
            • Travel
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              News Feeds Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:43:10 +0000
              135A Street woes: 'It just costs so much money to do business around here' https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5390-135a-street-woes-it-just-costs-so-much-money-to-do-business-around-here https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5390-135a-street-woes-it-just-costs-so-much-money-to-do-business-around-here

              Motorcycle WorldThe City of Surrey has long fought to fix the homelessness and drug addiction issues that have led to 135A Street's notorious reputation. 

              Now, shop owners near the Whalley strip say the problems are starting to affect business. READ ON

              • British Columbia
              • Business & Industry
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                News Feeds Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:28:15 +0000
                KTM CEO Elected President Of European Association Of Motorcycle Manufacturers https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5386-ktm-ceo-elected-president-of-european-association-of-motorcycle-manufacturers https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5386-ktm-ceo-elected-president-of-european-association-of-motorcycle-manufacturers

                KTM CEO Stefan PiererKTM CEO Stefan Pierer was recently appointed as President of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) for the second time after previously being elected back in 2004. 

                The Austrian will replace Mr. Stephan Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad, who will now step down to Vice President. READ ON

                • Business & Industry
                • KTM
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                  News Feeds Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:43:23 +0000
                  Shepard’s job cut at Esplanade a huge loss https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5348-shepard-s-job-cut-at-esplanade-a-huge-loss https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5348-shepard-s-job-cut-at-esplanade-a-huge-loss

                  news feeds icon 150Thank you to Gillian Slade for her article regarding the elimination of the Esplanade museum curator Bruce Shepard’s position.

                  Getting rid of this position and the man, Bruce Shepard, who worked so hard to bring quality exhibits to our Esplanade is something I cannot even imagine why anyone would think it was a wise budget cut. READ ON

                  • Alberta
                  • Business & Industry
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                    News Feeds Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:47:59 +0000
                    Electric Motorcycles & Scooters Market to hit $55bn by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc. https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5347-electric-motorcycles-scooters-market-to-hit-55bn-by-2024-global-market-insights-inc https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5347-electric-motorcycles-scooters-market-to-hit-55bn-by-2024-global-market-insights-inc

                     news feeds icon 150Global Market Insights, Inc. says Electric Motorcycles & Scooters Market size is poised to exceed USD 55 billion by 2024.

                    Global consumption is forecast to be over 60 million units by 2024. READ ON

                     

                    • Motorcycle News & Reviews
                    • Business & Industry
                    • Electric
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                      News Feeds Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:44:45 +0000