Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-news1328Indian Motorcycle Will Go To India In 2014 To Take On Harley-Davidson. As expected, Indian Motorcycle will aggressively venture beyond the US to push volumes and sees India as a key market. The brand name has no link with India. Originally called the ‘American Indian’, the name was inspired by America’s indigenous tribe, the Red Indians. The name was later shortened to ‘Indian’. Within 3 years of entering India, rival Harley-Davidson sold over 1,325 units in 2012, growing its sales 178 per cent from 476 units a year before. Polaris India Managing Director Pankaj Dubey confirmed that the company was planning to launch the Indian brand in the country next year but declined to elaborate on the plans. Apart from India, Polaris intends to take the Indian brand to China as well.

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More Motorcycle and Scooter Riders On the Road on Monday, June 17th This Year. The 22nd annual worldwide Ride to Work Day is expected to be one of the largest-ever, according to Ride to Work, the non-profit organization that coordinates this annual event. In the United States, over 80 million cars and light trucks are used for daily commuting, and only about 200,000 motorcycles and scooters are a usually part of this mix. On Ride to Work Day a much higher number of America’s 8,000,000 cycles and scooters are ridden to work. Some estimates put the numbers of added riders at over 1,000,000. Studies have shown that across equal distances, commuting rider can reach their destinations more quickly — in up to 20% less time than those using automobiles — and that motorcycles and scooters consume less resources per person per mile, and that they take up less space on roads. Motorcycle and scooter riders seek improved employer support for this form of transportation, and more public and government awareness about the societally-positive benefits of riding.The Ride to Work website includes forum areas, merchandise, information, and free promotional support materials.

Annual Sales Of Electric Motorcycles And Scooters in North America Will Multiply Nearly Ten-Fold By 2018. The vast majority of electric motorcycles and scooters sold worldwide are sold in China. To date, little demand for these vehicles has existed outside Asia Pacific, with the exception of a few Western European countries such as Germany and Spain. According to a recent report from Navigant Research, that will begin to change in the next several years: sales of e-motorcycles and e-scooters in North America will grow from a little more than 4,000 in 2012 to more than 36,000 in 2018, a nearly ten-fold expansion, the study concludes. “The market for e-motorcycles and e-scooters will grow as manufacturers provide more robust features, including longer range capability, better performance, and in the case of e-motorcycles, higher speeds,” says Dave Hurst, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “The North American market is still very much in its infancy, but the United States will see strong growth, with a compound annual growth rate of greater than 50 percent through 2018.”

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6 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”


  1. 1 Rigid May 22nd, 2013 at 10:43 am

    What about Indian Motorcycle in Canada, Europe?

  2. 2 Rodent May 22nd, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Indian in India made by Indians and then exported to the world.

  3. 3 Blackmax May 22nd, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    1.Gee !! I know you’ve gotta chase tthe money & the marlet is a “world market, nowadays
    but could you just release it to the U.S. first before we go global ????

    2. Way to go S & S

    3. If you don;t already do so, Everybody Ride to Work on June 17th !!!

    4. No Comment !!!!

  4. 4 Kirk Perry May 23rd, 2013 at 11:16 am

    “The 22nd annual worldwide Ride to Work Day is expected to be one of the largest-ever, according to Ride to Work, the non-profit organization that coordinates this annual event.”
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    22 yrs. and we still only get one (1) day a year?
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    In the United States, over 80 million cars and light trucks are used for daily commuting, and only about 200,000 motorcycles and scooters are a usually part of this mix. On Ride to Work Day a much higher number of America’s 8,000,000 cycles and scooters are ridden to work. Some estimates put the numbers of added riders at over 1,000,000. Studies have shown that across equal distances, commuting rider can reach their destinations more quickly — in up to 20% less time than those using automobiles — and that motorcycles and scooters consume less resources per person per mile, and that they take up less space on roads.
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    And wonder why more potato-heads don’t recognize 2-wheelers?? :)

    Why don’t we try and s-t-r-e-a-c-h it on out to….. two (2) days concurrent? Will that bring out twice as many two-wheelers? We wonder.
    Try pushing that concept into their starched minds.

  5. 5 Kirk Perry May 23rd, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Is there anyone at Motorbooks International that can explain to our 1936-1964 niche group of enthusiast why they won’t re-print Bruce Palmer’s Restoration Book?:

    http://www.amazon.com/Restore-Harley-Davidson-Motorcycle-Motorbooks-Workshop/dp/0879389346/ref=pd_sim_b_6

    You don’t have to sell the book for your old price of $37.00 (US). We don’t care if you double the price to $90.00, and keep all the loveable mistakes just the way they are.
    But, you’ve kinda screwed-up our market here.
    The book was printed in 1994.
    You’ve made a buck off it. Why not re-print it, or sell the rights to someone that wants to print it.

    WHAT’S MOTORBOOKS BAG?

  6. 6 Kirk Perry May 23rd, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Hey!! remember me? :)

    ~ HEMP LEGAL! ~ MAKE HISTORY in YOUR Generation. ACT NOW!

    May 23, 2013

    Today or tomorrow, the U.S. Senate could vote on legislation that would finally legalize hemp production. But the vote will only happen if enough people put pressure on their senators. Tell your U.S. Senator to support the legislation now!

    https://www.facebook.com/drugpolicy

    Hemp’s not “get-high” material. No active THC.
    I wear 17″ inseam shorts. Can’t rip ‘em. Hemp seems to sheds dirt. Miner’s never washed their hemp Levi’s. They wore them like a tool, then rolled them up and stuffed them in cubby-holes behind their shaft ladders to be accessible.
    55% hemp/45% cotton is the blend that’s popular and wears best.

    This is one of the “lets all push for the same agenda” situations. The form you fill out once, will be automatically filled in for you the next time. Have some fun.

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