Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-newsHarley Davidson Exports From India To Europe To Be Scaled Up In 2015. Harley Davidson India, produces Street 750 and Street 500 at their manufacturing facelift in Bawal, Haryana. Of the 2 Street models, only the Street 750 is sold in India, while the Street 500 is not yet launched in India. As of now, Harley Davidson will continue to produce Street 500 in India strictly for exports, as according to the company
Harley Davidson commenced initial exports of Street 500 and 750 models to Europe in 2014. This year, the company will increase volumes, and by year-end, plans are to make the bikes available in all the markets HD is operating in.

Skully, Which Has Developed A Motorcycle Helmet With A Built-In Heads-Up Display, Raised $11 million. The Skully helmet, called the AR-1, has a heads-up display, which appears to float in front of the rider, showing a rear-view camera feed along with GPS navigation and other functions. The helmet sells for about $1,500, according the company’s website. The San Francisco-based startup joins Apple, Google and other Silicon Valley companies seeking to create products that merge technologies for vehicles, wearables and mobile computing. “There is more of a confluence of consumer electronics and automotive,” Marcus Weller, Skully’s founder and chief executive officer, said in an interview. “These next five years are going to be defined by these two worlds coming together and bringing a level of value to the customer that they’ve never seen before.”

Harley-Davidson Inc To Distribute Quarterly Dividend Of $0.31 On March 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 18th will be paid a dividend of 0.31 per share on Friday, March 6th. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.98%. This is an increase from Harley-Davidson’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. The company has a market cap of $13.338 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.18. On average, analysts predict that Harley-Davidson will post $4.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Royal Enfield To Launch 3 New Motorcycles In 2016. Confirms Parallel Twin Engine Displacing 750 cc. The objective is to occupy the same market segment where Harley-Davidson finds its clients for the Street model.

9 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”


  1. 1 Tom Ryan Mar 3rd, 2015 at 9:51 am

    It was last summer I believe when I emailed Royal Enfield in India and asked them if they were going to bring out a new 750cc Interceptor. I never did get a response back. They must have been working on it all along. Back in the late 60’s they made those nice chrome bikes with that neat Triumph, BSA, Norton sound. If they can recreate those earlier style of bikes they’ll also make for great startup ride for the up and comers.

  2. 2 Remy Mar 3rd, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Triumph & Royal Enfield are going to fight hard in the US to take market shares from the Harley (Street) and from the Indian (Scout). Don’t count Royal Enfield out with the youngsters.

  3. 3 Roscoe Mar 3rd, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Do I understand correctly that HD builds the Street in India then exports them to Europe?
    I thought they are built in the USA then shipped to India.

  4. 4 Patrick Kelly Mar 3rd, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Street is made in Kansas for the US market only. All others are made in India for the Indian market and all exports to Asia and Europe. Cyril explained in a former post during the Street pre-launch.

  5. 5 Jay Mar 3rd, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    It means that in terms of number of units, more are produced in India than in the US…

  6. 6 nicker Mar 3rd, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    No mystery there.
    Just more US jobs exported overseas…… simple as that.

    -nicker-

  7. 7 Doc Robinson Mar 4th, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    My understanding is that the Street components are all manufactured in India and then simply assembled in the US. This to appease American buyers I am told.

  8. 8 Ipso Facto Mar 5th, 2015 at 11:29 am

    The Skully helmet sounds scary as hell! I don’t want to think that there are people out there operating vehicles who should have their eyes on the road playing their heads up display. Doesn’t that seem dangerous to anyone else? Distracting and needless.

  9. 9 Blackmax Mar 5th, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Agree with Ipso Facto
    I want one of those to ride with my electric “Livewire / Whatever Polaris is calling theirs”
    Then the “Tron” experience will be complete …
    LOL !!!!!

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