Permit Denied For 2 Million Bikers Ride Through Washington DC To Commemorate 9/11. Washington DC has denied a permit for a no-stop ride through Washington DC on Wednesday September 11. Organizers state that bikers want to ride “to remember those who were killed on 911 and honor our armed forces who fought those who precipitated this attack.” They also declare that the ride “is to counter protest to the planned Million Muslim March on DC’ also SET FOR this September 11.
The submitted ride route was supposed to take participants to the Viet Nam Memorial, then to the Lincoln Memorial, across the bridge into Virginia, and that’s it. A ride lasting less than 2 hours after which Washington DC would have been back to normal. BUT organizers state that “They don’t need stinking permit, have constitutional rights and that bikers should ride on Wednesday morning.” I really doubt that the Washington DC is going to arrest all bikers, whatever their number, 2 million or much
Organizers decided to change their itinarary and issued the following statement. “You are true, blue Patriots and we salute you for your participation in this event! Many of you have taken time off of work to be here. You have freely given of your time, your funds, and your bikes to ride shoulder to shoulder in this event. You have left your families and your jobs to be here. Those of us who ride come from different clubs, chapters, and organizations. Some of us ride with family and friends and some ride alone. But on September 11th, we ride as one! We ride to pay tribute and offer respect to those that lost their lives on that day 12 years ago, and to salute our troops engaged in the War on Terror. Riders!…we are the best of the best in America!! Our love for these people and this country is staggering, and we will make a display of Patriotism and of solidarity America won’t soon forget”
Harley-Davidson Opens Its 10th Dealership In India. Tiger Harley-Davidson in Indore, central India is the company’s tenth dealership in the country. Harley-Davidson assembles 9 out of its 12 models available in India (out of 20 models worldwide) and plans to launch more models in India based on the response. According to Managing Ditector Anoop Prakash, Harley- Davidson India holds more than 50% market share of the above 500 cc segment.
Recall Of 2013 Cam-Am Spyder Motorcycles. Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) is recalling 5,042 model year 2013 Can-Am Spyder RT series and ST series motorcycles. The defect issue is regarding the tandem brake master cylinder manifold inlet with a possibility of melting allowing the brake fluid to leak onto a heat source, increasing the risk of a fire. BRP will notify owners and dealers will install heat shields and a heat deflector, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early September 2013. Owners may contact BRP at 1-888-638-5397.
Harley-Davidson Inc. Declares Dividend. Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) announced that its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of $0.21 per share for the third quarter of 2013. The dividend is payable September 27, 2013 to the holders of record of the Company`s common stock on September 17, 2013. Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services.