Ford Kills The Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson. Harley-Davidson fans are disappointed. Although no official reason is given, the special edition Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson is been discontinued. This model was released for the 1st time in 1999 and was the top of the line, most expensive. 2013 model year F-150 is offered at the price of $50,905, the F-250 Super Duty Platinum priced at $54,235. Both models are on tap for the 2014 model year. The 2 Harley-Davidson models have never accounted for more than 1 to 2 percent of Ford’s F-150 line-up sales.
Pennsylvania Legislation Allowing The Vertical Display Of Regisration Plates On motorcycles. It was passed by the state House and now heads to the Senate. Currently, the state vehicle code does not specify how a vehicle registration plate may be mounted. However, regulations in Title 67 of the Pennsylvania Code require horizontal mounting of vehicle registration plates and do not give the option for vertical mounting. House Bill would also authorize the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to produce, upon request, registration plates for motorcycles, which display the identifying characters in a vertical alignment. Penn DOT may charge an additional fee of $20 to issue of those plates, in addition to the regular annual registration fee of $18.
Triumph Motorcycles India Launch Could Happen In September 2013. Iconic bike maker Triumph Motorcycles created quite a stir among Indian bike aficionados back at the 2012 New Dehli Auto Expo, Back at the Auto Expo. Triumph will initially get the Bonneville, the Street Triple 675, the Daytona 675 and the Speed Triple to us via CKD route but safely expect the bikes to become cheaper once the production commences at bike maker’s Indian plant. Tiger 800XC, the Storm and the Rocket III, which will initially come to us thru CBU route, too will become more affordable after operations start at its local plant in Haryana.
Young People In Japan Returning To Motorcycles. The motorcycle market in Japan is showing signs of pulling out of the prolonged doldrums as sporty, easy to handle machines are attracting young people including women. But most of these machines are small cylinders which have low maintenance costs as not subjected to regular mandatory safety inspections. Like Harley-Davidson in the US, Honda & Yamaha now organize classes for entry-level and female riders.