Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-newsPolaris Industries To Add 300 Jobs To Support Indian Motorcycle Sales. 300 more people are expected to be hired at its Spirit Lake, Iowa plant that already employs more than 700. The company expects strong demand for all its models, especially for the new lower priced Indian Scout launched in Sturgis August 2nd that you can already pre-order for delivery to your dealer before end of the year.

New 2015 Harley-Davidson Models. In less than 10 days we will know what is Harley-Davidson full models lineup for 2015. But listing of those new motorcycles approved by the Air Resources Board as being in conformity to engine and emission rules, tells us which 2015 models will make their debut. They are: An Electra Glide Ultra Limited Low. An Electra Ultra Limited. An Ultra Limited Shrine Edition. A CVO Road Glide Ultra. A CVO Street Glide. A CVO Ultra Limited.

400,000 Electric Motorcycles To Be Manufactured To help Reduce Iran’s Tehran Air Pollution. The Iran Fuel Conservation Company (IFcC)has a plan to get 400,000 motorcycles that use gasoline off the road and to replace them with 400,000 electric motorcycles, saying, “Due to incomplete combustion, some motorcycles pollute the air four times as much as automobiles. A manufacturer will receive $300 for each electric motorbike it produces and sells. Once the plan is implemented, only electric motorcycles will be allowed on the streets of central Tehran.

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8 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”


  1. 1 CW Aug 20th, 2014 at 10:50 am

    2015 for Polaris: inexpensive, looking ahead. 2015 for Harley: get as much money as you can out of these guys before they quit riding?

  2. 2 Blackmax Aug 20th, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Agree CW !!!!
    Adding jobs, not assembling in India or some other God-forsaken place
    Not making your employees work part-time
    Hummm, sound like a win for Polaris (Indian/Victory)

  3. 3 Woody Aug 20th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Sooooo, are 400,000 electric motorcycles going to be the reason they’ll claim they are developing their nuclear program? Electric power, not bombs ;)

  4. 4 nicker Aug 21st, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    400K e-bikes in Iran for cleaner air…..???
    And they generate the electricity for charging by what…..walking Camels on treadmills……?

    -nicker-

  5. 5 burnout Aug 21st, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    nicker your logic has no place in the e-bikes drama! I agree w you. No one wants to admit to the cost of charging anything electric-powered. peace

  6. 6 BobS Aug 21st, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Meh. One power plant, even an old coal one, causes less smog than 400k poorly tuned and maintained cars or bikes. Make it a natural gas fired, nuke, wind or solar (do they have lots of sun in the Iranian desert?) and it’s a lot less smog than 400k poorly tuned and maintained cars or bikes.

    Congrats to Polaris for doing it right!

  7. 7 .357 Magnum Aug 22nd, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Am I the only one that reads the news, and recognizes that Iran is very, very intent on bolstering its power grid with the addition of nuclear plants? I, for one, would love to have a nuclear-powered bike, but preferably from reactors with better fuels like Thorium and safer designs like pebble-beds. And, preferably, from a government that doesn’t want to use its power grid as a cover for a weapons program that they intend to use for genocide.

  8. 8 Mike Corbin.com Aug 25th, 2014 at 8:40 am

    New product is always the answer “!

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