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News Feeds - Belt Drive Betty, serving the Canadian Motorcycle Community since 2003! - Belt Drive Betty, serving the Canadian Motorcycle Community since 2003! Fri, 26 May 2017 22:40:47 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Lawyers, advocates sound-off on Vancouver police, loud-motorcycle busts

news feeds icon 150Vancouver police officers who depend on their ears alone to bust noisy motorcyclists may find themselves spinning their wheels in court, B.C. lawyers and advocates say.

The force is using a five-year-old B.C. Supreme Court decision as justification for allowing officers to measure the sound generated by motorcycle engines and exhausts without relying on a decibel meter, according to a media release Thursday. READ ON

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    News Feeds Fri, 26 May 2017 09:51:45 +0000
    Special forces are getting a stealth motorcycle that's silent and deadly

    SilentHawk A dirt bike is a tool for getting a person to a place they shouldn't be.

    Lightweight, made for rough terrain, and fast, motorcycles allow special forces to slip through woods, navigate narrow canyons, sneak through alleyways, or hurtle down footpaths. READ ON

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      News Feeds Fri, 26 May 2017 09:45:00 +0000
      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
        Vincent Doyle is Ready for his Close-Up in the Nissan Micra Cup

        Quebec motorcycle racer Vincent DoyleQuebec motorcycle racer switches gears, winning a 12-race ride in the cup, courtesy of The Motorsport Agency of Toronto, which conducted a driver search, attracting nearly 200 entries.

        Quebec motorcycle racer Vincent Doyle always wanted to race cars. He’s getting his chance this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, scene of the 2017 Castrol Victoria Day SpeedFest. READ ON

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          News Feeds Thu, 25 May 2017 13:49:36 +0000
          Motorcycle-To-Car Communication Could Prevent Nearly One-Third Of Motorcycle Accidents

          Motorcycle-To-Car CommunicationUnkindly, but perhaps not unfairly, referred to as organ donors on wheels, motorcyclists account for a disproportionate number of roadside fatalities.

          In Victoria motorcyclists and pillion riders represented 19 per cent of all lives lost on the roads in 2016. READ ON

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            News Feeds Thu, 25 May 2017 13:45:20 +0000
            Indian Motorcycle Pays Tribute to Burt Munro

            The streamliner Scout built to attempt the land speed record"The World’s Fastest Indian" to be Memorialized with 2017 Bonneville Land Speed Record Attempt by Munro’s Nephew. I

            t’s been 50 years since Burt Munro took his Indian Scout Streamliner to the Bonneville Salt Flats and made history – a story immortalized by the feature film, The World’s Fastest Indian, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins. READ ON

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              News Feeds Thu, 25 May 2017 13:37:04 +0000
              Vancouver police warning motorcyclists can be fined for excessive noise

              Motorcycles on the road.The warm weather means more motorcycles will be on the road but Vancouver police are issuing their yearly warning about excessive noise.

              Police say noise from motorcycles is a common complaint and are reminding bikers they could be fined if officers think it’s too loud. READ ON

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              • British Columbia
                News Feeds Thu, 25 May 2017 13:24:42 +0000
                N.S. man's custom-made wheelchair stolen on eve of accident anniversary

                Bill Beaton Bill Beaton’s $5,400 custom-made wheelchair was stolen almost 13 years to the day since his motorcycle accident.

                “It was so weird that it happened on the eve of my accident,” Beaton told CTV Atlantic. READ ON

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                  News Feeds Wed, 24 May 2017 19:28:36 +0000
                  Trans-Canada accident ends with Airdrian charged for string of robberies

                  ARCMP car accident west of Strathmore on the Trans-Canada Highway that sent a Polish motorcyclist on a round-the-world ride to hospital with serious injuries, has led to the arrest of a suspect in a Southern Alberta crime spree.

                  An hour after he held up a liquor store in Carstairs, Christopher Ferguson was in a motor-vehicle accident with the motorcyclist, Piotr Glowacki, in the eastbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway near Range Road 274. READ ON

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                    News Feeds Wed, 24 May 2017 19:22:52 +0000
                    How Steve Jobs's Motorcycle Inspired Apple's Beautiful Designs

                    CREDIT: Getty ImagesApple's recent move into its multi-billion-dollar, spaceship-like headquarters brought back memories of a trip I once made to their original headquarters.

                    When I was in high school in the early 1980s, I took a flight to Reno, Nevada to visit my sister, who had moved there for work. READ ON

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                      News Feeds Tue, 23 May 2017 13:23:20 +0000