Saskatchewan Riders are ANGRY and rightfully so.

Their government run insurance company, SGI, wants to increase insurance on motorcycles and trust me, this is NOT your ordinary increase: Click on the image for a larger size.

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In many cases - the cost of insurance for motorcycles in Saskatchewan is proposed to over double!
If you had a 1982 and older SPORT motorcycle and you has an 1101 CC Engine in it - your rate would go from 1,001 - 4,309

DUAL SPORT bikes will see an almost consistent $1,200 increase in the same category.

In the touring category the increases are all over the place and do not appear to make much sense.

Upon reading the 2010 Annual Report from SGI the stats do not support a rate increase to riders - period!

Even though the riding community has grown by a minimum of 4,000 riders since 2006, (11,767 in 2010 compared to 7,811 in 2006) You will note that save one year (2007) where there were 8 fatalities - the death rate of SK motorcyclists has fluctuated from 2-5 since 1994 - the increase in injuries and property damage only claims has not kept pace to the growth.

The anger was swift from riders who have already organized a group on Facebook called R.A.G.E. and are forming a non-profit.

Riders Against Government Exploitation They can be found by visiting this link:

If any of you out there are interested in helping Saskatchewan's riding community - they will be accepting donations and they will be needing a lawyer/lobbyist.
For other Canadian Provinces like BC, Manitoba and Quebec who also have government run insurance - this is one fight you need to keep your eyes peeled to - you may have need of the knowledge that is gained.

There is a TON of other valuable reading in the news feeds today at where our work is keeping You informed!  Visit our site to stay on top of what's happening in motorcycling.

Breaking news:
This just in from our RFBA Business partner Dalton Timmis Insurance - Home for Chrome:

Jevco sold to Intact, they will only take factory-built trikes. This pretty much means that the only trike they will accept is the Harley Tri-Glide. They will not take Goldwing or regular Harley conversions, even if they are a professionally installed Lehmann or Roadmaster kit.

I'll have more for you a little later this morning and will post it in our news feeds.
I leave you with some funnies because after that depressing news - we need to laugh just to stay sane.

Have a good day...

Belt Drive Betty
Editor & Rider

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