Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Triumph Motorcycles To Move HQ Near Atlanta Airport. Following Porsche, it’s now the turn of British motorcycles manufacturer Triumph to move to the Hartsfield Centre office complex near the Atlanta airport. Triumph will be relocating about 50 jobs to and hiring dozens more employees in the next five years. Company executives said the new site will make it easier to bring clients and distributors to a showroom and offices.

Harley-Davidson 4 Millionth Motorcycle Has Been Delivered. On Monday afternoon, the owners of the 4 millionth motorcycle made at York vehicle operations have been visiting the plant to watch their motorcycle being completed. Robert and Susan Shingler, of Summerfield, S.C. recently bought the 4 millionth motorcycle have toured the factory to see the processes and met the people who made their midnight pearl Road Glide Ultra motorcycle.

Erik Buell Racing Secures Dealer Floorplan Financing. Erik Buell Racing (EBR) has about 30 dealers selling the company 1st production bike, the 1190RS. Through an agreement with GE Capital, EBR dealers will obtain bikes financing allowing them to stock more bikes on the showroomm. “I’m pleased that GE Capital, with its decades of experience in the motorsports industry, continues to support emerging manufacturers like EBR.” said Erik Buell.

Harley-Davidson Inc. Hired An Executive From The Boeing Co. To Serve On Its Board. Michael Cave joined Harley-Davidson’s board effective Dec. 4. Cave, has sever since 2010 as the senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Mike brings significant expertise in finance, operations, strategic planning and business development to our board,” said Harley-Davidson chairman, president and chief executive officer Keith Wandell. “As we continue to expand our reach throughout the world, we will benefit from Mike’s successful work with a strong, global company.” Cave’s election expands the Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) board to 13 directors. His term expires at the company’s 2013 annual shareholders meeting

4 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 Kirk Perry Dec 14th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    A CEO/CFO bedtime story:

    Remember the popular poem Desiderata back in the 60’s? Don’t we wish, we’d followed his advise? 😉

    So, it’s time for an upbeat message and it’s not too late for self-redemption, because you really are … getting better.

  2. 2 Kirk Perry Dec 14th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    ~ Antique Motorcycle Club of America ~

    Predictions are, that the piercing of the club’s non-profit corporate shield will result in the

    AMCA being absorbed by Tedd Cycle Inc. NY within the next 18 months.

  3. 3 Kirk Perry Dec 16th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    The retiring population mass of 1946 is growing larger by the minute.

    They’re people with the “disposable” income. Many of them childless, and fully intending to spend, sell, or give away everything they’ve acquired before they check out.

    The ones with intent hobbies and interaction with society will survive the longest.
    A great many will become depressed, caught in the middle of a balance struggle between the two skank step-sister’s; Nora (Pyhnephrin) and Sara (Tonin) – and will forever be required to consume medications (of ever-changing chemical compounds) from a physician.

    One of those compounds is Lithium (remember R.P. McMurphy and how nurse Hachett put him down?)
    A few grains out of proportion with a person’s comportment and they tend to “over-steer” while walking or driving, to include tripping and hitting curbs and trashcans.

    In summary:
    Think twice before raising the speed limit past 65 MPH and…..wait a minute… I’ve got more…. quit narrowing the existing freeway lanes to garner more road shoulder, because they’re done that to the I-5 to San Diego and things are gettin’ tight! 🙁

  4. 4 Kirk Perry Dec 18th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    “How To Restore Your Harley, Bruce Palmer and the Big Twin Aftermarket”
    Bruce Palmer III wrote the word on a niche industry tightly wound in secrecy. First and foremost is Bruce Palmer himself. Other than a few plaid-arm views of him holding parts in grainy black & whites in his book, he’s as mysterious as L. Ron Hubbard.

    I don’t know him well enough to delve into why, but I’ve been in this business long enough to know artist in the industry – and all but the angry get the shit beat out of them for their cornerstone efforts.

    The entire niche greed-industry are perched like buzzards and abandoned an author they fed on for decades to go his own way. Now we sit adrift, while a paraplegic has to figure out how to rebuild his book from page one. Fuck you in your pocketbook.

    Give us some goddamn updates about parts coming down the line. Nobody’s going to steal your “secrets” and run-off and build a jillion frames in India. Give us something to build towards ya’ selfish, short-sighted grits.

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