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.