Fast Motorcycle Industry News

The All-New Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 Twin HaveAa USA Target Availability The Second Half of 2018 With A Target Price Of Less Than $7,000. Distinctive from the rest of the Royal Enfield line of single-cylinder 500 cc classic machines, these 2 new models have an all-new power plant — an air-cooled, 650 cc, parallel twin cylinder engine — a little more displacement for riders going a little more distance.

Should Motorcycles Be Allowed Between Lanes of Traffic in Arizona? Bill Says Yes. Under a new proposed law, the practice could become legal in Arizona, making Arizona more like its neighboring state and many European countries. In 2015, a study by the University of California, Berkeley, found that lane-splitting is “relatively safe” when performed at speeds under 50 mph. Arizona Senator David Farnsworth, R-Mesa, recently introduced the bill for the coming legislative session, which begins in January. The bill, SB 1007, strikes out the clauses in statute that make lane-splitting, also known as filtering, illegal.

Harley-Davidson (HOG) Declares An Annual 3% Dividend Yield.  . With a Revenue Growth of -9.4%, Harley-Davidson announced a 3% annual yield the equivalent of a $0.365 quarterly dividend per share or $1.46 annualized. The dividend will be payable on December 29, 2017 to stockholders of record on December 15, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of December 14, 2017.

Avon Tyres Is Standard Equipment On Latest Triumph Models. New Bonneville Speedmaster, Bobber Black ride on high-end Cobras cruiser tires. The relationship between Avon Tyres and Triumph goes beyond this recent fitment. A custom version of Avon’s Cobra product was specially designed as the OE fit for the original Triumph Bobber when it was launched in 2016.

Pope Francis is Auctioning Off A Lamborghini to raise money for charity, specifically to help Christian communities devastated by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq. In 2014, he sold a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in aid of a homeless shelter in Rome. The Pope is known for his modest taste in transportation, eschewing his “Popemobile” for a small, black Fiat 500. So when Lamborghini handed him a papal gold and white Huracan, there was little chance that Vatican City natives would see the pontiff performing donuts in St. Peter’s Square. Francis blessed the special-edition car in a Vatican City ceremony on Wednesday. The value of a typical Huracan in Europe is around $236,000(200,000 euros) But at auction, with the pope’s blessing, his signature on the hood, and the gold and white design, the car is expected to ship for even more.

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6 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”


  1. 1 Chief Waldo Nov 29th, 2017 at 11:03 am

    With that 650 twin, maybe Royal Enfield will have something that won’t vibrate your teeth out now.
    And Harley Davidson paying 3%? Way better than a bank!

  2. 2 Boomer Nov 29th, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I look forward to hearing one of these RE 650’s in person. They might be a contender! Splitting lanes should be legal in all 50 states. Done properly it isn’t dangerous; especially once car drivers haven’t gotten used to bike going by while they sit in stop and go rush hour traffic or from an accident ahead.

  3. 3 pabstbluerigid Nov 29th, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    the twin RE’s will be interesting?

    the future of motorcycling will be decided by those who are adaptive. and exhibit an open ear, and mind.

    the “new riders,” the youths, want smaller units, and the “aging demographic,” the elephant in the room – many can no longer physically ‘hold up” a big bike & they DON’T want a reverse mortgage so they can buy an HD trike…nor do they want a Spyder, or Slingshot.

    the trend is towards lower displacement, less emphasis on touring? RE understands, BSA making a comeback, the Scout 60, sadly HD “blew it” with the Street & have made the beloved Sportster out-of-reach price wise for 1st time buyer? lots of great priced used XL’s out there….and let’s not forget the re-birth of Honda’s venerable Rebel! i am sure there are others that are worthy of mention.

    fun times we live in!!

  4. 4 rebel Nov 29th, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    that new honda rebel is interesting. splitting lanes is fine but i have yet to see anyone use it as it’s intended, mainly dangerous brats that think they are special

  5. 5 calif Phil Nov 30th, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Triumph and Avon tyres go together like peanut butter and jelly.

  6. 6 VForce Nov 30th, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Avon are the worst tires I have ever taken off my 1996 Thunderbird. Absolute crap.

    Must have been willing to sell tires to Triumph at the lowest price for the classics. At least they put Pirelli on their performance bikes.

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