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Erik Buell Racing. Creating Small And Specialized Motorcycles For The India Market. To Distribute Exclusively Scooters And Small Motorcycles Built In Indian.

What was the intention of New-Dehli, India based Hero-Motocorp when the company bought 49% of Erik Buell Racing (EBR) in 2011 for $25 million? As reported at the time to build a 70,000 sq.ft facility in East Troy, Wisconsin and help Erik Buell Racing produce more efficiently its sport bikes, like the newest model, the […]

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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Harley CVO Limited Motorcycles Leak Engine Coolant.

Harley-Davidson Inc. was hit Thursday August 28, 2014 with a putative class action in Illinois federal court, accusing the company of breaching a 24-month, unlimited-mileage written warranty by not repairing an engine defect in certain motorcycle models a buyer says causes the coolant to leak constantly. The suit alleges the motor of the 2014 Rushmore […]

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Don Tilley, Owner Of Tilley Harley-Davidson, Killed In Motorcycle Accident

It is with deepest regret that I have to announce that Don and Robinette Tilley, the long time owners of Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, North Carolina were involved in a motorcycle accident yesterday Friday August 29, 2014. Don Tilley was killed and his wife Robinette is currently in critical condition. Don and Robinette Tilley started […]

The 2014 Sturgis Rally Is Over. Welcome To The Buffalo Chip Winter Tours.

The 2014 Sturgis Rally is over, and with winter on the horizon many face the prospect of parking their bikes until spring. But there are options for those who would like to feel the wind and the rumble this winter. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has partnered with EagleRider to present an opportunity for an open-road […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

California Biker Profile. Male, Old, Married And Moneyed. Only Half Of Those With A Motorcycle License Ride… New statistics prepared by the Motorcycle Industry Council show the median age of California motorcycle owners was 45 years old in 2012 – having risen from 33 years in 1990, 38 years in 1998 and 41 years in 2009. […]

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Third Ace Cafe To Open In Orlando In 2015

The 76-year old famous British cafe is now coming to America in Orlando, Florida. Ace Café plans to open an entertainment and retail complex, including a restaurant and bar, retail gift shop and a motorcycle dealership, in three renovated buildings in the central business district of downtown Orlando. endering are submitted to the city this […]

2015 Harley-Davidson Model Lineup. What’s New?

Propelled by Project RUSHMORE, the global launch of the Street™750 and Street™500 motorcycles and the electric buzz of Project LiveWire™, Harley-Davidson just announced its complete offering for 2015. “The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief […]

2015 Harley Road Glide® And Road Glide® Special

In a couple of hours I am going to publish the news about the full 2015 Harley line up. But it’s unusual for the company Davidson to have unveiled a major model weeks before the announcement of its complete model line up. The 2015 Road Glide and Road Glide Special were previewed in Sturgis, well […]

Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials Start Today Sunday August 24th, 2014

They arrived from all over the world to find out that 2/3 of the Salts are salt, the other 1/3 being a lake 1/4 mile wide and several miles long. But the dedicated team of volunteers from the 1st Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials (that you could also call the 11th BUB Bonneville Speed Trials) had […]

Mobile Application Available Now For 2014 Orlando AIMExpo. October 16-19.

To help you plan for AIMExpo 2014, a new mobile application was just released to help you schedule and organize your visit and your meetings. (AIMExpo is open exclusively to credentialed trade and media professionals on October 16-17. The show opens to the general public on October 18-19) With this application, you can browse all […]

Polaris Industries Inc. Challenges Polaris Dealers To ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Today, Polaris Industries Inc.’s (NYSE:PII) Chairman and CEO, Scott Wine, completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, joining in the viral campaign to raise awareness and funds for ALS. After accepting the challenge from Dan Ariens, President and CEO of Ariens, Wine in turn nominated Bahram Akradi, Founder and CEO of Lifetime Fitness, Michael Guyette, President and […]

Doobie Brother Patrick Simmons With Wife Cris To Participate In 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run. September 5-21.

I will be on location in Daytona Beach September 5th for the start of the 2014 Cannonball, a coat to coast 4000+ mile endurance run, this year reserved to pre-1937 motorcycles. Among the participants, many friends, including for the 1st time in the run Pat Simmons, a founding member of the Doobie Brothers and a […]

Spectro Performance Oils. Alex Josefson Is New President

Following the retirement of Dave Miller who was the President since 2003, Alex Josefson, grandson of founder Robert H. Wehman and son of Thomas Josefson and Barbara Wehman Josefson, both current vice presidents, has been named President of Intercontinental Lubricants Inc., the parent company of Spectro Oils. Also joining the management are Alex Josefson bothers […]

Hawg Halters Launching New Print And Digital 52-Page Catalog.

Building from tho ground up or customizing. It’s worth your time checking the new 52-page catalog just released by Hawg Halters. A wide range of made in the USA products from brakes, to wheels, to handlebars, to raked triple trees to front ends to bagger nacelles and conversion kits. You can see the catalog online, […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Polaris Industries To Add 300 Jobs To Support Indian Motorcycle Sales. 300 more people are expected to be hired at its Spirit Lake, Iowa plant that already employs more than 700. The company expects strong demand for all its models, especially for the new lower priced Indian Scout launched in Sturgis August 2nd that you […]

Indian Scout’s First Run Tour

Join your Indian Motorcycle dealer in the the United States as he celebrates the  Scout’s First Run with an event near you. Check the calendar of events to find out when you will be able to see the all-new 2015 Indian Scout and demo ride it. Just go to Scout First Run Tour. You can […]

Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series. 12th Annual Bike Show Of Lake Faak

Of interest for all my European readers, the Custom Chrome Europe 12th annual bike show of Lake Faak is set for September 6th. The event is a showcase of some of the world’s best custom bikes and this year, thanks to the sponsoring of S&S Cycles, Küryakyn and DHL Global Forwarding there will be more […]

All-New 2015 Indian Scout. Love At First Ride.

During the 74th Sturgis rally, the launch party and demo rides of the all-new 2015 Indian Scout have overshadowed all other manufacturer’s activities. To pull off that coup, as Indian did last year with the re-introduction of the Chief model, the company leveraged the Indian brand cachet, mixing the Scout’s rich heritage with up-to-date technology […]

Dream Ride Kickoff Sends Riders Off On 1,900-Mile Trip to Benefit Special Olympics

Being a Floridian, I could not miss the festivities of this Saturday morning August 16 at the West Palm Beach PGA National Resort & Spa from where a caravan of motorcyclists and accompanying exotic car drivers departed for a 1,900-mile ride through the Middle-Atlantic States and into New England to benefit athletes of the Special […]

Bonhams To Auction Motorcycles From Dennis Hopper Estate, Peter Fonda And Silverman Racing Museum

With multiple world records set at last year’s internationally attended Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction, Bonhams is pleased to announce a very extensive and impressive foundation of early consignments for its fifth annual sale scheduled for Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at Bally’s Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Bonhams is now inviting consignments of […]

Confederate Motorcycles Launching New X132 Hellcat Speedster

The X132 Hellcat Speedster,the new creation from Confederate Motors, represents a design and engineering evolution of the company’s esteemed X132 Hellcat, released in 2012. This new model is also the first Confederate motorcycle penned by the company’s new Head of Design, Pierre Terblanche, acclaimed for his tenure as Design Director at Ducati. In typical Confederate […]

2014 Sturgis Rally. The Year The Buffalo Chip Hosted A Record Number Of Events and Entertainers

The 2014 Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, Motorcycle and Music Festival has throttled down, and riders are leaving with both a trove of memories and reservations for the 75th anniversary Rally in 2015. The nine days and nights of world-class concerts most certainly topped guests’ favorites list, but the Chip offered more exciting events, thrilling activities and […]

Postcards From 74th Sturgis Rally (Part 3)

All photography copyright Horst Roesler and Cyril Huze



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