1- Jesse James WCC Long Beach facility. Got several emails asking me if West Coast Choppers was closing or closed. Contacted Jesse. He immediately replied to me: “That is just people talking smack! We have to much work to close. Wishful thoughts by our competition!” End of the rumor
2- Honda to sharply cut motorcycle prices. At least first in Japan. The company plans to slash the prices of all the motorcycles it sells domestically to 2000 levels! In an effort to halt young people’s growing disinterest in motorcycles, Honda will cut the prices of about 45 models over three years, when each undergoes a full or minor model change. Prices are likely to fall by 10 percent to 30 percent. The price-cutting strategy by Honda- an industry leader – is likely to affect other motorcycle companies. Now imagine that Honda applies the same strategy in the US, what the competition will decide?
3- Australian police wants law to declare the Hell Angels Motorcycle Club as criminal organization and ban all its activities. In Australia, the rival motorcycle organizations have come together to form the United Motorcycle Council, an umbrella group for 18 motorcycle clubs. The United Motorcycle Council said it has engaged lawyers and would fight application of such a law.