Harley-Davidson Planning Dealerships In Libya, Iraq & Pakistan: Paul De Jongh, country manager for Harley Davidson Middle East and North Africa, has told told Arabian Business News that the company is planning to boost its dealerships in the Middle Eastern countries including Libya and Iraq. We are hoping markets like Tunisia, Libya, Iraq and Pakistan will be future markets that we could have presence in. We know we have got customers in those countries. We see them during rallies. We hear from them often, asking us [when we will be in their countries],” he added.
Samson Exhaust Relocating From California To Sturgis. Samson Exhaust is a 21-year old company based in Brea, Calif., and is one of the leading manufacturers of exhaust systems, mufflers and accessories for Harley-Davidson and Metric motorcycles. Founder and CEO Kenny Price purchased in 2007 a 3-acre site in the Sturgis Industrial Park. He just started construction on a 45,000 square foot building. The relocation project is expected to be completed by April 2013 and will create 30 new jobs.”This move is a giant step for Samson to continue to be a world-class provider of quality products to the motorcycle community, and where better should we be but in Sturgis – the world renowned ‘City of Riders.'” says Kenny Price. A public ceremony is planned for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the construction site located at 1151 Industry Road in the Sturgis Industrial Park.
Harley-Davidson Inc. To Report 3rd Quarter Earning October 23, 2012. It is scheduled at 8 a.m. before market hours on Tuesday, October 23. The public is invited to attend a webcast conference call and downloadable slide presentation with Keith Wandell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and John Olin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Harley-Davidson.
Triumph Motorcycle Recall. There is a technical issue on model year 2006-2009 Daytona 675, Street Triple and Street Triple R Triumph models. A total of 10,366 motorcycles are affected with a defect in the charging system. The regulator/rectifier can overheat and prevent the motorcycle from charging. Once the battery is fully discharged, the motorcycle may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the regulator/rectifier, free of charge. Triumph has not provided notification schedule. Owners may also contact Triumph customer service department at 1-678-854-2010.
Protest Of European Bikers Against Mandatory Motorcycle Inspection. Until now, European bikers have avoided the technical inspection that all cars must pass. Last July, Under the justification of improving safety, European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas announced that the measure should also apply to all motorcycles (2 & 3 wheelers). Last Saturday, the group “Angry Bikers” demonstrated in Brussels (headquarter of the European Union regrouping 27 member states representing a population of over 500 million inhabitants) claiming that an inspection would cost 1.2 billion euros (a fee is charged for each control) while only 0.6% of motorcycle accidents in Europe are due to a technical failure.