Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Exclusive: 2012 Anniversary Edition Indian Chiefs. Polaris is planning to build 110 Special Anniversary Edition Chiefs with 109 offered for sale. Model #110 will stay with Polaris as one of the first Indians built at Spirit Lake, Iowa. Each historic bike will come with a special leather jacket and other items to be announced. Some Indian Dealers are taking Advance orders with a deposit of $1,000 for an expected December delivery.

Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd will boost production of its bespoke bikes after receiving a Government-backed trade loan. The loan to the legendary motorcycles manufacturer. It is the first of its kind and has been made under the Exports Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme (ExEFG). The funding will support the company´s plans to increase production to 1,000 motorcycles a year. It will also benefit Norton´s supply chain, of which 80 per cent is British. Norton also plans to double their workforce to 60 full time staff by 2012 and significantly extend their factory.

Harley-Davidson India has announced the addition of the Fat Boy Special model to its portfolio in India. This model will be imported as a completely built unit and will be available across all Harley-Davidson dealerships in addition to the 14 models currently available in the 2011 line-up. In addition to its existing partnership with ICICI Bank, Harley-Davidson India has now partnered with HDFC Bank for a broad spectrum of services including consumer financing, dealer financing, and banking services that will support Harley-Davidson India’s plans of strengthening its business operations in the country and providing its customers easy finance options.


3 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 Luis Aug 11th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I hope it works out for norton I really like their new bike.

  2. 2 Kustoms and Choppers Aug 11th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I hope the Chiefs look like the originals.

  3. 3 narly Aug 23rd, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Personally I don’t like the new Norton’s ‘superbike’ looks at all what with the ‘too small’ wheels, extra large gap above the rear wheel and the too high, chopped, pointy fender/seat cowl. YUCK! The design doesn’t look British or classic. If I wanted that type of bike I’d just as soon buy a naked Japanese sport bike.

    It’s a shame, they could have turned out something special and beautiful if they had only gone for a more classic British style.

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