Fast Motorcycle Industry News

fastnewscyrilhuzeblog21[1]Saxon Motorcycles is currently moving its operation into new premises in the Phoenix area. They hope they can be up and running in December and make Europe their main target in the semi-custom production market. The company expects to launch 2 new models for 2010. The new owners are Mark Borodkin (CEO), Tim Gueltzow (Director of Sales & Marketing), Robert Martino (Chief Financial Officer) – Hollywood’s consummate anti-hero Dennis Hopper famous for his role in the seminal movie Easy Rider revealed that he learned to ride on a motor scooter and that he and fellow actor Steve McQueen had lost their driver’s licenses and were getting around Hollywood on Vespas before he directed and starred in the 1969 ground breaking movie.

‘We rode Vespas for about four years because we thought we could get around riding on Scooters without getting any tickets. He confessed that he didn’t want to make Easy Rider initially. His favorite pastime? Painting – Harley-Davidson Japan is converting its domestic dealerships for the Buell bikes which it discontinued at the end of October, into service centers that will repair the motorcycles. Harley-Davidson is legally mandated to offer repair parts for seven years but says it plans to continue parts repair services for the next 10 years. By continuing to service Buell bikes, Harley-Davidson hopes to hold down any negative impact on its brand image – Wimmer Custom Cycle has recently decided to end their distribution relationship with Drag Specialties. Lee Wimmer, President of Wimmer Custom Cycle stated, “Now, more than ever, the consumer is shopping for the best price and we have found that having a distribution price level makes the MSRP too high”.

7 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 nicker Nov 21st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    “… the seminal movie Easy Rider …”

    What…… “seminal move”……… like “seminal fluid”…..???

    “…he didn’t want to make Easy Rider initially…”
    If only……… 🙁

    While were at it lets shit-can Johnathan Livingston Seagull, the Tolkin Trylogy, and Catcher In the Rey…. Ya know what i mean?


  2. 2 Todd8080 Nov 21st, 2009 at 2:58 am

    I’m surprised there’s no mention of Erik Buell’s new company on this thread.

  3. 3 Cyril Huze Nov 21st, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Nicker. Dictionary definition of Seminal as an adjective. Highly original and influencing the development of future events: a seminal artist; seminal ideas; seminal movie. Easy Rider, like many others, is a seminal movie due to its worldwide cultural influence.

  4. 4 nicker Nov 21st, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    RE: Seminal
    “…Dictionary definition of Seminal as an adjective. Highly original a…”

    Ya and i turned it into an adjective for “Fucked-up,” via a “homonystic” allusion to a bodily fluids…………….. 🙂

    Not too ironic, i hope……???


  5. 5 Woody Nov 21st, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    quote, “Now, more than ever, the consumer is shopping for the best price and we have found that having a distribution price level makes the MSRP too high”.

    Add another one to the list of the recently enlightened. Unless you want to ship all your work overseas it’s hard to make a $100 widget for $18…………………

  6. 6 maddog Nov 23rd, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    another weekend of switch and bait at rossmyer harlel davidson dest daytona the same bike i looked at last weekend upstairs at ross they took down stairs and marked up 4tho then looking over all the bikes that had great sale on them had all been marked up any where from 4to8 grand they forgt some of us live here dummys.

  7. 7 The Supreme Team Nov 23rd, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Glad to see Wimmer going the same route as the rest of us. Catalogs are a nice touch to showcase products, but I genuinely have a hard time charging the consumer the prices we do so we can make $125 on a forward control through Drag. Now’s the time to re-create your company and it’s website to bring a fair margin to yourself, your dealers, and most of all, the end user.

    Best of luck to all of those who have seen the light in this industry.

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