American Flat Track Racing. Battle Of The 2 Sponsors. Harley-Davidson And Indian. Harley-Davidson® Motor Company is the Official Motorcycle of AFT Twins as part of an expanded, multi-year partnership renewal. Harley is the entitlement sponsor for eight rounds on the calendar. Indian Motorcycle will sponsor six American Flat Track events. Both companies will be integral partners one the one-hour, tape delayed NBC Sport broadcasts. All AFT events are also streamed live on FansChoice.tv.
Florida Has The Most Motorcycle Fatalities In The USA. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration motorcycle fatalities in Florida rose 30% between 2014 and 2015. Motorcyclists accounted for 20% of motor vehicle fatalities in the state, yet motorcycles only account for 3% of registered vehicles. In 2015, 606 people died and 9,045 were injured in motorcycle crashes on Florida roads. Watch out during this Daytona Bike Week.
Ducati Unveils Financing Program Looking Like Leasing For 2017 Model Motorcycles. The program for American consumers, which launched March 1, applies to all 2017 Ducati models through Ducati Premier Financing. “This is just one more tool Ducati is using to position our motorcycles to be] more accessible to a broader array of riders,” Jason Chinnock, Ducati North America’s Chief Executive, said. The financing looks like a leasing option with the owners having the option to sell the motorcycle privately, trade for a newer model, or pay it off. There are no wear-and-tear or mileage restrictions, and consumers can opt for a shorter trading cycle if they would like to trade-in for a newer model. Accessories can also be added. This financing option was used last year by Harley-Davidson offering for $7 a day a brand new Dark Custom Harley-Davidson Roadster model.