Fast Motorcycle Industry News

2011 Harley-Davidson Softail Recall. Citing the possibility of a deadly crash, Harley Davidson urges owners of 2011 Softails to check their mail for a recall notice. 6,964 owners are affected by the latest recall regarding their Softail manufactured between June and October 2010 (whose motorcycles feature security system kits accessories) These particular motorcycles feature a defect of the body control modules that results in an incomplete seal. As a result, there is the possibility of water seepage into the modules, which in turn risks engine stalls. If the rider is operating the motorcycles when the stall occurs, a (potentially deadly) crash is possible.

Paul Teutul Senior Involved In Steroids Case? His personal information, name and address, appears on business records in connection with a Florida steroids case. The records show Teutul received thousands of dollars worth of steroids over a multi-year period. (AP) Paul Teutul Senior declined to comment when asked how his name appeared on a a dentist list of clients  who pleaded guilty Friday to illegal distribution of steroids and human growth hormone. The case, prosecuted in South Florida, has ties to a steroids-distribution investigation launched four years ago in Albany (from a Times Union article)

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Sturgis city council approved a new ordinance limiting the time temporary structures can be in place before being open for business. The ordinance now allows vendors a seven-day period to set up their tents before they are selling their goods and four days to take them down. No vending can take place during the period outside the valid permit. Additional changes include language making the landowner subject to the enforcement of the ordinance. Under current city laws, vendors can purchase two 12-day vendor permits.

Royal Enfield Motors, manufacturer the iconic Bullet motorcycle line and the world’s oldest motorcycle brand, announced Tuesday the appointment of Dr. Venki Padmanabhan, a US citizen, as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Padmanabhan first joined royal Enfield two years ago, acting as COO. During that time, the company posted a 21-percent growth in sales volume, 54-percent growth in sales turnover and a return to two digit profitability.

California Scooter Company will be in Booth 2033 at the upcoming Indianapolis Dealer Expo from February 18th to the 20th,  looking for new motorcycle dealers.  “We want all of our customers throughout the United States to have a place to see the California Scooter line in person,” said Steve Seidner California Scooter Company President and Chief Executive Officer. “The first reaction most people have when they see a California Scooter is that the quality is magnificent.  It’s hard to convey that through a photograph. People want to see our bikes in person, and by expanding the dealer network, we’ll be able to meet this need.” CSC’s scooter-sized motorcycles take their design cues from the classic Mustangs manufactured in California from 1947 to 1963.   The 150cc bikes attain 90+ mpg and offer an iconic American look. interested dealers call 909 445 0900.

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17 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”


  1. 1 Wiz Feb 9th, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Paul Sr. on steroids Huh? What a surprise! If ya have seen him lately he’s going to Hell in a handbasket. I think sumbody slipped me some of that stuff ’cause my belly is ENORMOUS! It’s rock hard though, which is about the only thing that is rock hard, iffin’ ya know what I mean! I heard that aspect is a side effect of steroid use. YUK-YUK! Wiz

  2. 2 fluke Feb 9th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    From the article in the Times Union, Senior bought $51,784.78 worth of steroids over a 4 year period.

    and from Wikipedia “significant side effects include paranoia, hyper-aggression, psychosis( including hostility, suspicion, grandiosity and hallucination) and and almost manic need to overcompensate for shrinking genitals by building ugly theme choppers”

  3. 3 tom Feb 9th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    WOW ,are you telling me that Harley will now do something about a stall.What do you think the rest of us did with the EPA carb bikes in the late “70”s on up that dealt with lean stalls?????

  4. 4 Jeff Nicklus Feb 9th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Senior and Roid Rage …. who would have thunk?

    fluke,

    …. “and almost manic need to overcompensate for shrinking genitals by building ugly theme choppers” ……. LMAO!!!!

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  5. 5 tejasandre Feb 9th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    fluke, hillarious.

  6. 6 Paul Feb 9th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    ” records show Teutul received thousands of dollars worth of steroids over a multi-year period ”

    Who would of thought ?
    What a Douchebag of a dad !

  7. 7 Rick Feb 9th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I think that is the post of the week, Fluke. Nice one.

  8. 8 1550tc Feb 9th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Fluke

    that is the post of the year hands down

    Iam surprised the Hair Club has never done a bike with Jr …… or a Jenny Craig Diet bike with Mikey as for senior, well from your post Fluke extenze should be calling for a bike soon 🙂 or JuiceMonkeysRUS

  9. 9 Kirk Perry Feb 10th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Some big news that didn’t make the deadline is:

    V-Twin® has a new dealer/retail web site. There are open bins waiting for the NEW 3.5 gallon fuel tanks to arrive. The categories are tanks for ’47-50, ’51-54, ’55-56, ’57-58, ’59-60 and on up to ’64.
    Further searching turned up an empty bin for ’54-59 “buckhorn handlebars” in the $320. retail price area.
    Already, when you read about a part on the site, it will describe something about the part and any issues of fit or prep-warnings before assembly.
    I’ve heard from a solid source, that along with a Newburg, NY M/C museum in an abandoned V-Twin property is scheduled for opening by summer. They’ll have the 1800’s De Buton (s.i.c) horizontal-single trike on display, all of the kit bikes, and have informed all employees that parts-failures and discrepancies be reported and cured.
    The arrival of true-replica fuel tanks will release a flood of new builds.
    •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

  10. 10 Biker Feb 10th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Fluke,

    Now that is funny…..I dont care who you are……

  11. 11 1550tc Feb 10th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I hope senior pleads insanity and claims ” i dint take any stereos”

  12. 12 Dunlop Feb 11th, 2011 at 5:39 am

    on steroids Huh?

  13. 13 Kirk Perry Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Big News for antiquers. • V-Twin®’s minimum order is now $10.00 • (down from $50.). Go ahead and rejoice on your own, the employees at V-Twin® are. 🙂

  14. 14 mdsphoto Feb 12th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    If the Paul Sr. steroid allegations are true that would explain a lot. Steroid users are prone to a condition called “Roid Rage” where one minute they are calm and the next minute they explode in fits of rage and aggression. This could explain many of the insane & aggressive confrontations he directed at Jr.

  15. 15 Ol' Fart Feb 14th, 2011 at 11:12 am

    QUOTE:mdsphoto Feb 12th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    If the Paul Sr. steroid allegations are true that would explain a lot. Steroid users are prone to a condition called “Roid Rage” where one minute they are calm and the next minute they explode in fits of rage and aggression. This could explain many of the insane & aggressive confrontations he directed at Jr.

    ————————————–

    Considering the business model of the TV show, that makes the roids a deductible business expense, eh?

    Fluke – you win the internets for the best post of the month!

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