Fast Motorcycle Industry News


Maryland Becomes Second State to Pass Motorcyclist Anti-Profiling Law.The motorcyclists of Maryland counted a major victory last week when Governor Larry Hogan signed a bill into law that would expressly prohibit the profiling of motorcyclists within the state. Maryland is now the second state to pass a motorcycle anti-profiling law. Washington state passed related legislation in 2011. Similar activities and advocacy efforts are underway in several other states across the U.S.  At the signing ceremony were members of ABATE of Maryland, the Maryland Confederation of Clubs, and Motorcycle Riders Foundation. The teamwork, cooperation and hard work by these organizations ensured swift passage of the measure.

Harley-Davidson Sponsors X Games Austin 2016, June 2-5. The premier action sports and youth cultural experience will showcase the talents of more than 200 world-class action sports athletes competing for medals and prize money, as well as feature renowned musical performances and wide-ranging interactive festival elements. ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 21 hours of live X Games Austin content in high-definition from June 2-5, 2016 from Austin Circuit Of The Americas (COTA)

Royal Enfield North America Is Expanding Its Dealer Network. Royal Enfield North America (RENA) is actively recruiting new dealer partners to join the rapidly expanding global enterprise and bring the oldest continuously produced motorcycles in the world to the United States and Canada. RENA is positioned in the marketplace with an offering of classically styled, middle-weight motorcycles and a storied history that dates back to 1901.
Royal Enfield is supported by a partnership with ThunderRoad Financial and will be offering attractive nationwide retail finance options.

Bonnie White To Ride Cross Country On 1947 Harley-Davidson Flathead. The former bike instructor will depart her home county for San Francisco between June 30 and July 5. It isn’t her first time taking a transatlantic ride, but it is her first time doing so on a 1947 Flathead Harley-Davidson. Like other women who participated in the Cannonball endurance run, she is in agreement with Augusta and Adeline Van Buren, who embarked on their journey 100 years ago to prove to the U.S. government that ordinary women were capable of serving as motorized dispatch riders in World War I. And she would certainly second Augusta’s oft-quoted remark: “Woman can, if she will.”

Harley-Davidson, Inc. Will Begin Trading Ex-Dividend On May 24, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 10, 2016. Shareholders who purchased HOG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12.9% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $43.91, the dividend yield is 3.19%.


3 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 Johnny Speed May 26th, 2016 at 10:14 am

    If you’re going to go cross country on an antique harley, then a 45″ flathead is probably the most reliable and practical choice.

  2. 2 nicker May 27th, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Can remember a time when being “escorted out of town” was almost like a badge of honor. And certainly no big deal….. unless you turned it into one. There was a time when simply riding a motorcycle wasn’t all that acceptable.

    Moreover, generating a “Profile” is a tool used by security agencies all over the world to identify the opposition…. Check out the current crime statistics. Apparently the trend is reversing. Could that have something to do with this sudden mania against law and order…???

    Profiling is a science, without it places like Israel wouldn’t exist…. and NY city streets would be a lot less safe than they have been….. Oh that’s right, they aren’t any more, are they.

    More common sense and less legislation …..please!


  3. 3 zipper May 28th, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Nicker, I remember being escorted out of town too. You are correct. It was no big deal , actually kind of fun. That was a long time ago. Today they would impound your ride and taser you if not worse. ..Z

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