Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-news1328Jesse James Got Married To Alexis DeJoria. With James’s youngest daughter, Sunny, 9, and DeJoria’s daughter Bella, 10, acting as flower girls, Jesse James, 43, exchanged vows with DeJoria, a pro-drag racer and daughter to entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of the Paul Mitchell hair care products line and Patron Spirits Company. They exchanged rings designed by jeweler designer Neil Lane. Alexis DeJoria drives a Patron Nitro Funny car on the drag race circuit. This is a fourth marriage for Jesse James.

Wall Street Analysts Suggest Harley-Davidson Stock May Go Under Pressure. To the aging baby boomers and to anticipated weather related slow sales in 1st quarter (down 4/5% year over year at the US dealer level?), Wall Street stock analysts add a new worry: the new Indian Motorcycle model(s). Although in its infancy the new Indian motorcycle by Polaris could take very fast a big chunk of the Harley-Davidson market. How many bikers willing and ready to buy a new 2014 model year motorcycle are going to switch from their current brand to Indian Motorcycle? So, if you own the Harley stock (HOG), are you neutral, holding or selling now?

NASCAR driver Fights Lawsuit Against Him By Klock Werks. NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer is sued by Klock Werks because the builder alleges his client didn’t pay for $31,000 of custom work his shop did on Clint’s Harley-Davidson about 3/4 years ago. Clint Bowyer has asked a South Dakota judge to dismiss the lawsuit in South Dakota’s Davison County because it has no jurisdiction over him because his agreement with Klock Werks was made in Arizona, the motorcycle was purchased in Minnesota and it was delivered to him in North Carolina. In addition his attorney states that Clint has never set foot in South Dakota regarding the building of this motorcycle, all work being done through a representative via emails and text messages. Bowyer is also arguing that the work performed by Klock Werks (parts & labor) was traded against promotional services he offered the shop: arranging for owner Brian Klock and others to attend a NASCAR race in Daytona, Fla., and got them access to restricted areas; personally met with Klock and his guests at the track; arranged for Klock to ride the motorcycle into the speedway and to record the event for promotional use; attended a four-hour photo shoot with the motorcycle; and allowed Klock the “use of his name, picture, and other intellectual property” so the motorcycle could be featured on the cover of the June 2009 issue of NASCAR Illustrated and in other publications. Bowyer also says in his affidavit that he paid Klock Werks $5,000 for the bike paint job after Klock told him it was not part of the promotional deal.

8 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 Tooj Mar 26th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Yep, the word “could” take a chunk is appropriate right now. In two to three years, I believe you will see more and more Indians back on the road…

  2. 2 Manhattan Choppers Mar 26th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    It’s whether, not the sky.. frog .. lol j/k cool seeing u in Daytona.

  3. 3 Manhattan Choppers Mar 26th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Oops my bad, skimmed over it. Very good comment on hd and they haven’t seen the worst yet.. Victory is a great bike also, saw a ton in Daytona…

  4. 4 CafeSportyTC Mar 26th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Indian will become a big chunk of market… but please god, give me something without skirted fenders…lol

  5. 5 David Mar 26th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I knew it all along Jesse is in love with hair products and tequila .

    SSDD; David

  6. 6 calif phil Mar 27th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Clint should just pay Brian the money he owes him and be done with it. $31,000 to Clint is like $3 to me.

  7. 7 Rob Mar 31st, 2013 at 1:44 am

    What happened to the kat von tatoo chick?

  8. 8 Walt Lumpkin Apr 1st, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Concussions and amnesia? Put it in writing. These days a handshake deal is not worth the greasy sweaty residue left on your palm.

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