Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Myrtle Beach Rally. Will the South Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the Myrtle Beach’s helmet law be enough to have bikers return in greater numbers next year? Some local businesses are optimistic for a motorcycle rally rebirth in 2011. Harley-Davidson of North Myrtle Beach is already betting on it and has already chosen the dates for the 7 day rally: May 13-21. But many bikers still think that the Myrtle Beach City still need to be “punished” for its actions, and that local police will be after them for any reason or pretext. For now, and waiting to know how much the US economy will fare in one year, most are convinced that the helmet-law ruling isn’t going to make a big difference – 

Motorcycle Industry Magazine. In an email sent to the motorcycle industry this Friday morning, Rick Campbell, editor/publisher of Motorcycle Industry Magazine, announces that that he ceases publication of his trade magazine and abandons the organization of the Powersports International Internet Expos (PIIE). This decision is effective July 1st, 2010. 

Royal Enfield Motorcycles is growing its unique niche market and has now a waiting list for its flagship “Bullet” model. The company is producing 4500 units per month at its Tiruvottiyur plant in India, but the demand is for 6500 units and buyers may wait up to 6 months. Does it remind you the story of another manufacture in the mid 90’s? –  Royal Enfield has expanded its business by opening exclusive shops in several countries including the US –

Sons Of Anarchy TV series. Chuck Zito, a former president of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels then a body guard for celebrities filed a lawsuit claiming that the FX hit drama series was his idea. He alleges that he pitched the show idea in 2004 and 2005. The show creator and producer is denying the allegations and states that the idea of a show is not a show and that there have been dozens of outlaw motorcycle TV dramas pitched in the past and that they were never retained because they sucked. Chuck Zito is asking $5 million in punitive damages.

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8 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”


  1. 1 Larry R. Jun 18th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Myrtle Beach. Never again.

  2. 2 Jeff Nicklus Jun 18th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    YEAH, WHAT LARRY R. SAID!

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  3. 3 No Impressed Jun 18th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    God I hope the bikers stay away. The morons on there Harley’s with no mufflers have ruined our quality of life for too long. We will make sure the police are ready and we will have plenty of extra jail space available. If the Harley crowd wants to show off so bad why don’t they go to Sturgis? They seem to love those asshole’s there. And by the way, we do not need your money. All you spend it on anyway is beer.

  4. 4 What about hookers? Jun 18th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    RE: All you spend it on anyway is beer.

    Is beer taxed?

  5. 5 martin Jun 19th, 2010 at 9:18 am

    No,Myrtle Beach is done for the cops are like Nazi storm troopers the people in town are cold and don’t want us around and the town lives on the tickets it gives to riders,who wants to deal with that? Martin

  6. 6 Boss Hawg Jun 20th, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Guys and Girls…Hang it up…They do not want you there.

    As for the businesses, it is sad to say but they made some great ROI’s when it was good and now they should pull out before they lose anymore money….I bet the Broken Spook does.

    Like any astute business person, redo the business plan, find another location where we are ALL wanted and make us a great place to come every year…maybe the mountains…we have enough coastal rallies now that are fun and get my money.

    Boss Hawg

  7. 7 Steve 'brewdude' Garn Jun 20th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    yep, had many vacations and family reunions there. A bunch in the family ride so we quit going there a few years back. There are many places to go that welcome riders and Myrtle Beach is happy with what they have left showing this after the last election.
    I wish all well on both sides of the fence and hate to see anyone, anywhere fail in biz in this day and time.

  8. 8 live2rideaglide Jun 20th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Check out headline June 16 2010 Myrtle Beach Sun News. South Charleston man arrested for BIKE WEEK assault. If you read the article , he was not in town for bike week and he was driving a Jeep. Why is this a BIKE WEEK ASSAULT. With this criteria everything that happens during bike week will be associated and attributed to the bikers. Just shows to me the bias and slant of non-biking , biker haters. I once again apologize for posting this under this article I mean no disrespect to you or the good people at Kustom Krome. You certainly can delete this if you like. Thanks for being the free speech sounding board for the biker community. Rick

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