Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-news1328Harley-Davidson Lay-Offs. The Harley factory in Kansas City, Mo. will be laying off between 130-140 employees effective June 30th, 2013. Seventy-five of those workers are casual employees or season workers. Harley Davidson says those employees help during the seasonal surge production.

California Air Resources Board Fines 2 New Exhaust Manufacturers. Bassani And Danmoto. ARB fines exhaust makers Bassani, Danmoto. Both companies have been fined for failure to obtain CARB Executive Orders that exempt emissions-related parts from California’s anti-tampering laws. Bassani will pay a civil penalty of $3000, Danmoto $6000. Since the beginning of the year, CARB fined Akrapovic America $88,000 and Vance & Hines $500,000.

Harley-Davidson Plans Las Vegas Strip Dealership. Harley-Davidson fans will soon get their kicks on the Las Vegas Strip. A new $18 million flagship dealership is planned for the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard near McCarran Airport. It will replace the current dealership on Eastern Avenue. Officials say the new facility will attract both locals and Harley-riding visitors who come to Sin City. It’s expected to open in October 2014.

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15 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”


  1. 1 LenNY Sinnet Barnett HD May 18th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    time to move all Exhaust manufacturers out of California. Texas would do..

  2. 2 Rodent May 18th, 2013 at 9:29 am

    A Company Store?

  3. 3 Rodent May 18th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    The laid off Harley workers will probably go to work for Indian !

  4. 4 BobS May 18th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    So they’re laying off the people that build motorcycles and hiring people that sell t-shirts. This is getting sad.

  5. 5 richard May 18th, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I guess I missed the part where Harley is hirering new employees to sell t-shirts…

  6. 6 MADrider May 18th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Cal is so anti buisness, how can any buis stay there? Why does any one still sell anything to that socialist country? We in the real USA would be glad to have ALL of those companies getting shoved out. Another overpriced TShirt store in LostVegas that is what the yuppies want I guess.

  7. 7 DJ May 19th, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Just another reason to love and embrace our emperor commander and chief…. thanks to all the Obama
    Ried and pelosi voters this is the new USA we get to live in…. Thumbs up

  8. 8 BobS May 19th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Let freedom rein! Unless people exercise their freedom by voting for somebody I don’t like. Then they obviously hate America and should leave.

  9. 9 Blackmax May 19th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Right On LenNY ….

    1. This kind of stuff from the Company has been documented several times & in several different ways on this very blog. Is anybody really surprised ? Profit is King, but stories like this push away the very people they want buying the product.
    2. Anybody who still manufactures anything motorcycle related in Cali is CRAZY !
    Get out while you can !!!!
    3. No Comment

  10. 10 Mike Tomas, Kiwi Indian May 19th, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Yes no doubt Calif has a challenging business climate but it does have a lot of sub manufacturers that do make it easy to manufacture. It does have awesome, scenery, riding and weather.

  11. 11 Deguello May 19th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    These Carb fines are for selling in Ca does not matter where stuff is made. These companies sell in Ca because it is second largest motorcycle market in US.

  12. 12 Martin Twofeather May 19th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    So does Florida Mike and without all the hassels….

  13. 13 luis May 19th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I can’t wait to get out of this state.

  14. 14 Schminkie May 20th, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Thanks Leftie Twits! Green is the new Red.

  15. 15 Kirk Perry May 20th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Harley’s Mr. Potato Head bike builder program is a valuable tool for illustrating which handlebars might be best for you. Correction: You can toggle back and forth between add-ons until you decide to push “Save”.

    Click on the site url above and click “Fit”. Then click “Handlebars”. You have three choices. Notice (in a spin-view) how “mini-apes” reach above the back edge of the gas cap. It puts a 5′ 11″ rider back in the saddle.
    Then click on the “pull back” bars (risers actually, the bars are almost Speedster straight). The “pull back” bars will bring your chest closer to the tank (height depending).

    Never truly happy I quess, it would be nice if there was a 3-D Neanderthal that you could place in the seat, arms extended, to see what you’d actually look like.

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