Harley-Davidson York Plant Temporarely Closed. Regional news station WGAL, Harley confirmed Harley temporarily closed its plant in York, Pennsylvania, which it says it does from time to time. No official reason was officially provided. The York facility is where Harley assembles its Touring, Softail, CVO, and Trike motorcycles, as well as performs various manufacturing operations such as making frames, fuel tanks, and fenders.
EagleRider Will Now Offer Motorcycle Buyers The Opportunity To Enjoy Its Million Mile Limited Powertrain Protection. This new offering empowers EagleRider motorcycle buyers to feel increasingly more confident in their purchase and ride without worry for up to one million miles. Complimentary powertrain coverage begins immediately following the purchase of an eligible motorcycle. Eligible motorcycles are thoroughly inspected by EagleRider service team members, are less than 10 years in age and have fewer than 60,000 miles on the odometer. The protection plan covers the engine, transmission, primary drive and drive axle up to one million miles. Additional benefits include towing reimbursement up to $75 each time, roadside assistance, rental reimbursement and the option to choose a 24-, 36-, or 48-month term full WRAP coverage for a new bike or a 12-, 24-, or 36-month term for a pre-owned bike.
Texas Jury Clears Harley-Davidson In Accident Suit. Last Thursday, a Texas federal jury ruled in Harley-Davidson Inc.’s favor in an injured couple’s $3.4 million suit alleging their motorcycle was defectively designed because it didn’t have anti-lock brakes, which would have prevented their crash. After a trial that started on Jan. 9, the jury found that there wasn’t a design defect in Mark and Pamela Jones’ 2012 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic motorcycle and that Harley-Davidson hadn’t negligently designed or marketed the bike, according to the verdict form.
Vasknetz and Bohn Join The Sturgis Buffalo Chip Team. Motorcycle Rally Event Specialists Joined the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Team. Brenda Vasknetz and Tammy Bohn, both former executives with the City of Sturgis Rally Department, will now be assisting the Buffalo Chip. Brenda Vasknetz will serve as the Buffalo Chip’s Brand Alliance Manager, working closely with Sponsorship Director Lon Nordbye. Vasknetz, formerly the Sturgis Rally & Events Director, served the City of Sturgis for the past 27 years. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip also recently welcomed motorsports, firearms and sponsorship expert Tammy Bohn. Bohn will be under contract to assist the Buffalo Chip’s sponsorship team, working to develop strategic partnerships and promote the Chip’s numerous assets to motorsports and related industries. The Buffalo Chip is a local, family-owned business which employs 28 permanent, full-time staff and several hundred during the annual rally event.
Zero Motorcycles Hires VP Of Product Development. Veteran Brian Wismann has joined the company as the new vice president of Product Development. He will report to Zero’s Chief Technology Officer, Abe Askenazi. He spent the last 13 years at Brammo, Inc. where he was responsible for development of the company’s electric motorcycle and racing programs. His experience in the industry aligns with Zero’s strategy to provide consumers with a full range of performance motorcycles. Wismann has designed electric motorcycles that have received praise from leading motorcycle and lifestyle enthusiast media outlets. Brian holds several patents in battery and electric motorcycle technology. In addition, he played an instrumental role in product development and program management that led to numerous racing championships and technical excellence awards.