Fast Motorcycle Industry News

fastnewscyrilhuzeblogAerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was reportedly taken to a hospital on Thursday after falling from stage during a concert at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Tyler, 59 fell while entertaining the crowd by dancing around after the sound system failed during the song ”Love In an Elevator,’ Tyler was on the stage’s catwalk when he tottered backward and fell. He was singing “Love in an elevator” (Elevator breakdown, I guess). Tyler was taken backstage and around 12:15 a.m., Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry came out to tell the audience Tyler was being taken to the hospital and that the show would not go on. Steven is OK.

Sturgis: numbers of motorcycle riders continue to be strong (meaning same as last year) but spending is down. Some casinos and vendors report that revenue from opening weekend was exactly half what it was in 2008.

Honda Motor Co., the world’s biggest maker of motorcycles, plans to debut an electric two-wheeler in Japan next year. The motorcycle will be powered by a lithium-ion battery, and Honda will target sales to corporate customers, Buyers may include Japan Post Service and companies offering home delivery, such as pizza restaurants.
Motorcycle enthusiasts from York County and beyond did their best last Sunday to persuade Harley-Davidson’s leadership to keep its Springettsbury Township plant in place. The “Save Our Plant” Rally attendees aimed to show the company how devastating its move out of town would be by celebrating local motorcycling culture. Harley-Davidson said in May its local facility is not cost-effective and, as a result, might move its operations elsewhere. Three other states are trying to lure it away.

New-unit retail sales continued to plummet in the second quarter when compared to the same period last year. Through the first half of the year, dealers retailed 42 percent fewer motorcycles, ATVs and scooters made by the manufacturers that report numbers to the Motorcycle Industry Council. In comparison, sales were down 32 percent through the first quarter. The MIC also announced today a 48 percent decline in new-unit sales The MIC posts numbers on a quarterly basis. The data applies only to 19 reporting manufacturers: Aprilia, Arctic Cat, BMW, Buell, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husaberg, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory and Yamaha.


7 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 Piss Tank Aug 6th, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Apparently, Steven Tyler asked the ambulance attendant for a paper and pen,
    and he re-wrote the song he was singing when he fell.

    It now goes: Love on an open stretcher, living it up as I’m falling Dowwnn!

    Talk about inspiration! I just found out Steven’s going to be ok!

    Get well Steve!!

    Piss Tank

  2. 2 FUJI Aug 6th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Forward thinking how dare they.
    Never owned one probably never will but what nerve.

    Honda Motor Co., the world’s biggest maker of motorcycles, plans to debut an electric two-wheeler in Japan next year.

  3. 3 Mike Kiwi Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycles Aug 7th, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I recall a rock stars security pushing a whole bunch of builders out of the way at Michael Lichters private industry viewing so he could have the area to himself.Excuse me. Very inappropriate and rude which left many stunned. The builders and their m/cs were the star of the show. Great job of show casing the past Michael.

  4. 4 Rodent Aug 7th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Who’s the groupie that invited the overaged rock stars and their thugs to the party?

  5. 5 john reed Aug 8th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    someone told me it was you.
    john reed

  6. 6 Rodent Aug 8th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    John Reed, Where the hell were you? I looked for you at AMD show!

  7. 7 john reed Aug 9th, 2009 at 1:56 am


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