Indian Motorcycles: Project Scout

TheRebelOur local Indian Dealer (Headingley Sport Shop), a long time supporter of the CMMG, is involved in a world-wide competition to build a custom Indian Scout. Indian Motorcycle dealers around the world are showcasing their passion for the brand and their team’s talent by competing in Project Scout. Project Scout fan voting is open January 18th – February 19th, 2016.

Headingly Sport Shop’s custom Scout is called The Rebel and you can vote for this beauty here. Be sure to check out all the entries as there are some seriously sweet rides.

My name is Mitch Ruth and I have dedicated this project scout build to my grandfather John Killbery. He Started Headingley Sport Shop in 1969 and built it with hours of hard work and dedication. When I was about 11 I started worked with him in the back where he taught me the fundamentals of mechanics and engineering which lead me to a diploma in mechanical engineering technology. He passed away in November at the age of 84 and this Scout build would have been right up his alley which is why I’ve dedicated this build to him. Building a Legend, In Memory of a Legend!

Recreational Motorcycling Boosts Canadian Economy by $2.68 Billion Annually

Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (CNW Group/Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada)

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ – The Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) released a major study into the impact of recreational motorcycling on the Canadian economy today.

“This is the most comprehensive look at motorcycling in Canada that has ever been undertaken,” said MCC Chair, Kellee Irwin. “It confirms what those of us in the business have known for a very long time – motorcycling is not only a fun and convenient form of recreational activity, it’s big business too.”

The study conducted by Smith Gunther Associates Ltd. identified strong performance on several key indicators including:

  • Overall economic impact from direct and indirect recreational motorcycling expenditures was $2.68 billion in 2014.
  • In 2014, direct expenditures alone on recreational motorcycling were $1.89 billion.
  • Motorcyclists contributed $332 million to all three levels of government in the form of taxes on goods and services.
  • At least 17,500 Canadians are currently employed in motorcycling-dependent jobs.
  • Recreational motorcyclists raised and made $13.2 million in charitable donations in 2014.
  • 708,700 people participate in recreational motorcycling in Canada.

Using widely accepted projection methodologies the study also forecast that the annual direct and indirect economic impact of recreational motorcycling will climb to $4 billion annually by 2040 with motorcycling-dependent jobs reaching as many as 23,100 people.

“The information in this report will be invaluable as we work with our federations, local clubs, industry and government partners to capitalize on the opportunity that recreational motorcycling represents,” said Irwin. “The best days of motorcycling are still ahead.”

The Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) is the national not-for-profit advocacy organization for the promotion of motorcycling safety and interests.

SOURCE Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada
For further information:
Kellee Irwin, Chair, MCC, 604-209-0206



Register 9:30 – 11:00 am
River City Rides
288 King St. Winnipeg

(Rain date Sept 27)

Stops include: Beausejour, Pinawa, Anola & Steinbach



Route Map for the CMMG Poker Derby.

Registration 9:30-11:00
1st Card Draw
288 King St. Wpg.

Stop #2 Copper Pot
Restaurant & Lounge 724
park Ave. Beausjour
Take side gate to rear lounge

Stop #3 Lunch Pinawa Golf Club
at end of #211
Turn right on Willis Drive

Stop #4
Anola Motor Hotel
Corner # 12 and 15

Final Stop # 5
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Open Invite to MMRA 204 Outdoor

MMRAThe Manitoba Minimoto Racing Organization would like to extend an invitation to the CMMG and all motorcycle groups in Manitoba, to join us at our very first outdoor event this Sunday, June 28, at St Andrews Airport. The MMRA is sanctioned and insured by the CMA.

Admission is FREE, club and vendor areas also available at no charge.

We will have an asphalt road course ($50 track fee) and a special skill oriented cone course ($5), both open to all motorcycles, scooters, pocket bikes etc under 200cc.Demo bikes will be available for riders interested in trying out our exciting sport.

We would like this event to be a positive meeting place for all motorcycle enthusiasts!

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Motorcycle Awareness MonthCMMG MEMBERS.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and for many years CMMG has conducted awareness events such as our recent Safety Rally and our previous MLA Ride for Safety. This however, does not happen in all provinces.

CMMG is a member of the Motorcyclists Coalition of Canada (MCC) and this year MCC has taken the initiative to have May declared as Motorcycle Awareness Month throughout all of Canada.

In order to get motorcycle safety on the national agenda, MCC has arranged to have Lisa Raitt, the federal Minister of Transport issue the attached declaration. She is also joined with Shelly Glover, Minister of
Canadian Heritage and Official Languages in this declaration.

MCC encourages all Motorcycle organizations to initiate their own regional and local safety events and has made sample posters available on its website.

Please view the attached file to view this national proclamation and photo op.

MCC May FINAL Newsrelease

New Manitoba insurance option for motorcycles

Manitoba motorcycle owners will have more options when they purchase insurance, Manitoba Public Insurance announced today.

“We are committed to working positively with the motorcycle community,” said Ward Keith, acting Vice-President, Business Development, Communications & Chief Product Officer, Manitoba Public Insurance. “Given the increase in the number of registered motorcycles and mopeds, and ongoing dialogue with motorcyclists through the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups, (CMMG), the Corporation initiated these new products to address the insurance needs of the motorcycle community in Manitoba. “The new products will provide motorcycle owners with greater peace of mind and added convenience in the event of a collision. This is a positive step forward for motorcycle owners in our province.”

Available Monday, May 4, motorcycle owners will be able to purchase the following new products from their Autopac agent:

  • Rental Vehicle Insurance
  • Extension Loss of Use
  • Excess Value Coverage
  • New and Leased Vehicle Protection Extension Insurance

CMMG President Brian Segal said today’s announcement is a positive step forward for all motorcycle owners. “Our advocacy efforts are once again showing results,” said Segal. “Motorcyclists will now have extension insurance products on par with those of automobiles. CMMG is pleased to have been instrumental in making them available for motorcyclists.”


Call to Action for all Motorcyclists – MCC Online Survey

Motorcycling is not just fun and a great way to enjoy the outdoors while contributing to the economy. The Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada is conducting a nationwide survey to determine just how significant this contribution is, and is asking you to fill out the attached survey to help us figure this out. This Canada-wide survey will collect information emphasizing the significant economic contribution that motorcyclists make. While the overall survey results will be shared with government, trail user groups, municipalities and other stakeholders to support the growth of the sport individual responses will remain confidential.

This survey asks you to share some of your motorcycling highlights and experiences during 2014. Sharing these memories will guide your clubs and associations in assembling future events and lobbying governments to enhance our sport. Your support in completing the survey is a quick and effective way to support your local, provincial, and national organizations while strengthening their capacity to serve you.

Please click the logo and complete the MCC Online Survey to the best of your ability before January 31, 2015.

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For your convenience, this questionnaire is designed to be answered within 15 minutes.

Smith Gunther Associates will treat all individual information as confidential and only results aggregated at the event, provincial or federal levels will be released and/or used for analytical purposes.

Thanks for your cooperation in completing this survey at your earliest possible convenience.

If you have twitter, please tweet this out, if you’re on Facebook and/or LinkedIn please publish this, we need to get 1,000’s of responses from all across Canada to make this survey worthwhile.



6.8 per cent overall average rate decrease proposed by Manitoba Public Insurance

More than 900,000 Manitoba vehicles will have reduced Basic auto insurance premiums next year if the Public Utilities Board approves the latest rate application from Manitoba Public Insurance.

In its general insurance rate application filed with the Public Utilities Board today, Manitobas auto insurer proposed an overall average 6.8 per cent decrease in premium revenue for the 2012/13 insurance year.

Our record of rate stability is unparalleled, having held the line or reduced rates 13 of the last 14 years, Manitoba Public Insurances President and Chief Executive Officer Marilyn McLaren said today.

This proposed reduction was possible in large part to a reduction in injury claims costs, continued reduced theft costs and enhanced operational efficiency. Recently, an external appointed actuary adjusted the expected future cost of long-term injury claims downward by approximately 20 percent.

This adjustment resulted in a surplus of $250 million which was returned to Manitobans. This adjustment in past, long-term claims also impacted future forecasts which is largely responsible for the proposed decreased future revenue requirements.

If the application is approved by the Public Utilities Board, 905,610 (91 per cent) vehicles receive reductions in their basic compulsory coverage next year, while 69,186 vehicles (7 per cent) will remain the same while 15,660 (2 per cent) policies will be increased. Most increases will be less than $50.


Major Use

Applied for Rate Changes

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Off Road Vehicles


Overall (applied for)


The proposed rates would be effective March 1, 2012, but because renewal dates are staggered, some vehicle owners wouldnt pay the new rates until February 28, 2013.

The average premium family passenger vehicles will be $836, down $61 from the 2011/12 rates.

Motorcycle Rates

The corporation has requested a 10.3 per cent overall average decrease to motorcycle rates. Motorcycles see a larger average decrease than other vehicles because a greater proportion of their rate is for injury claims. In total, 9,342 motorcycle owners will see a decrease in their premium. Of the motorcycles increasing in rate, most are mopeds which will see their average rate increase from $204 to $249.

Annual Report

Manitoba Public Insurance also released its 2010 Annual Report this week. The report demonstrates the companys current financial strength and ability to continue to deliver the value Manitobans expect.

Manitoba Public Insurance reported a net loss after surplus distribution of $22.3 million. Investment income of $100.7 million helped reduce the cost of the average Basic Autopac premium by $96. The Basic plan also surpassed its goals by providing claimants with 86 cents in benefits for every $1 in premium significantly better than the national average and Basics operating costs are 53 per cent of the Canadian industry average.

Manitoba Public Insurance realized these achievements without sacrificing customer service. In 2010, the company met or exceeded corporate-wide customer service standards 96 per cent of the time.

Last year, Manitobans filed an average of 1,079 claims every working day. This represents about $2.3 million in claims every working day.

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