Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Lehman Trikes USA Fully Operational Again.  After suspending all its operations last March to look for a buyer, the company was acquired in June by Champion Investments Inc., the company producing Champion Trikes. Craig Arrojo, CEO of Champion, just announced to the media that Lehman Trikes is now operational and fulfilling conversion orders for Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, and Suzuki motorcycles. New products development is also underway. Lehman Trikes is keeping its operations in Spearfish, South Dakota.

Triumph To Sell Motorcycles In India in 2013. As there is a growing demand for premium motorcycles with higher engine capacities in the world’s biggest two-wheeler market after China, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. plans to start selling its motorcycles in India next year. Triumph is also in talks with the government in the southern Indian state of Karnataka to build an assembly plant. Last January at the New Delhi auto show , Triumph unveiled 7 models with the cheapest retailing at 550,000 rupees (US $10,185) According to its website, Triumph plans to appoint dealerships in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore initially and then in Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi and Goa.

Zero Motorcycles Supports National Plug-In Day. National Plug-In Day is a day to celebrate electric vehicles and their positive effects on the environment, low cost, convenience of charging and minimal maintenance. It intends to draw national attention to the environmental, economical and additional benefits of plug-in electric vehicles (EV) and motorcycles through simultaneous events staged around the country. The second annual National Plug In Day is set for Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. Zero Motorcycles supports it and is encouraging its dealers and customers who own and ride their electric motorcycles to get involved. The observance day will include a combination of EV parades, ride-and-drives, electric tailgate parties, press conferences, award ceremonies and informational booths.

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8 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”


  1. 1 Drake Sep 20th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Happy to hear the good news about Lehman. America needs this trikes company.

  2. 2 DJ Sep 20th, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I would like to see the media to stop pushing an administrations agenda of electric vehicles. The first electric vehicle was built over a hundred years ago and they still after a hundred years plus can not be made practical. All this is in short, is a war on energy and it is irresponsible to cotinue to give support

  3. 3 CafeSportyTC Sep 20th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Amen DJ, if america really wants a plug in, they’ll buy it, stop forcing it down our throats

  4. 4 richard Sep 20th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Electric MC’s time has come…mostly for big city commuting at the outset. It makes sense as a componet of energy conservation and ecological considerations needed to reduce our (the worlds) dependence on fossil fuels and preserving the planet for future generations.

  5. 5 Jolly Green Sep 21st, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Richard. Where do you think the electricity comes from? Just because you didn’t stop at a pump and fill up doesn’t mean that the electricity you are using wasn’t generated by fossil fuels. It saddens me to see the ignorance of the general public about how electrical power is generated. 72.2% of the electricity in the US is generated by fossil fuels.

  6. 6 izadore007 Sep 21st, 2012 at 8:57 am

    electricity makes sense and fuel efficient Vehicles make sense but the Price of the Vehicles and the usage that most of the Users will do, won’t overcome the price you have to pay for these “Anchors!

  7. 7 izadore007 Sep 21st, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I am very happy to see that the Lehman Trike is alive.and the concept of this great invention will be a part of Motorcycle Indusrry for a long time. I really was surprised that they closed. With the quality and usefulness of their Conversion and the price they charged. I always thought they had enough orders.

  8. 8 richard Sep 21st, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Jolly, For your information……. Compare the emmissions of fossil fuel generation of electricity to charge , for example these electric bikes, to the emissions of riding the same bikes around burning gasoline. You might find out that the “general public is not the one demonstrating their ignorance.

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