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.