Motus Motorcycles Confirmed That They Will ship Their First Production Bikes To Dealers This Fall. The company stated that standard model will start at $30,975 and signed 16 dealers in the USA. it said. the company announced today. The Motus MST bike can be geared to achieve a top speed of 204 mph, but will come configured to deliver “massive torque in a usable street range, from 2,500 rpm to 7,500 rpm,” said Brian Case, Motus co-founder and head of design. “As street riders, we wanted the Motus to offer an unparalleled experience from 20-90 mph, where we do almost all our riding,” he said in a prepared statement. “We also built in a sensible riding position, adjustable windscreen and controls, luggage, and other accommodations for longer rides.”
Peter Fonda Is Suing Upscale Italian clothing designers Doce & Gabbana for selling tee-shirts with his name and photo in the film Easy Rider without his permission. The fashion duo were just sentenced in Italy to 20 months in prison each and restitution for massive tax evasion. Peter Fonda is also suing upscale department store Nordstrom for the same reason but for different pieces of clothing using his image and likeness.
The Financing And Insurance Arm Of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Is Planning To Expand Its Plano, Texas Office, Creating Up To 270 New Jobs. Harley-Davidson Financial Services provide financing for dealership and retail customers. The Plano City Council approved a $216,000 economic incentive grant to help Harley-Davidson expand within the city limits.
The Petersen Museum Is Selling Hot Rods To Buy Motorcycles And French Cars. In a surprise move, Los Angeles’ Petersen Automotive Museum is undertaking a pretty dramatic change of direction, selling off about a third of its collection to make improvements and renovations and stated that the museum will now focus more on motorcycles and avant-garde French cars. The Petersen’s 400 or so car collection will be soon about 120 cars lighter. The museum will announce its exact plans in August at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance.
Zero Motorcycles Getting Development Boost With $6.5M In New Funding. Electric motorcycle maker Zero Motorcycles it has raised another $6.5 million in funding from only 1 investor. In March 2011 when Zero raised $17 million from New York-based Invus LP, still its principal investor.