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Polaris Reports 2016 Third Quarter Results. Motorcycle Retail Sales Up High Single Digits. ORV Down High Single Digits.

Overall sales for the third quarter of 2016 totaled $1,185.1 million, down 19 percent from last year’s third quarter sales of $1,456.0 million. “Our third quarter results, while discouraging, were in line with our revised guidance and reflect our ongoing execution of the RZR® recalls and significant quality and safety improvement initiatives. During the past […]


India Mahindra Acquired UK-Based BSA Motorcycle Company

Mahindra, under Mahindra subsidiary Classic Legends Pvt Ltd. acquired 100% of UK motorcycle maker BSA. The move was a much anticipated one although Mahindra was also contemplating the acquisition of Norton. The principal activity of BSA is licensing of brands related to motorcycles. Incorporated in the UK, the company has also presence in Japan, Singapore, […]

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2016 Las Vegas Bikefest Sept 29-Oct 2. Video Recap.

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The Standard Motorcycle Co-Op. Come To Wrench With Them, Wherever You Are Located Around The World.

Standard Motorcycle Co. (SMC) is a community driven co-op motorcycle garage and online educational hub for DIY motorcycle enthusiasts. Not only they have opened a collaborative space for all creatives and artisans, designers and DIY builders and newcomers motivated to flex some elbow-grease, They are pioneering motorcycle education by utilizing industry experts to bring members […]

Bridgestone Launches First High Performance Motorcycle Tire Designed For American V-Twin Motorcycles

On Thursday in Orlando, the staff of Bridgestone Corporation invited journalists to the launch of its new line of motorcycle tires engineered exclusively to fit many popular and iconic American V-twin motorcycles. The Battlecruise H50 tire, the first of its kind from Bridgestone, expands the company’s motorcycle tire portfolio with a performance tire offering that […]

Inaugural West Coast Race of the Gentlemen. Oct 15-16.

The Race of Gentlemen is an automotive carnival that celebrates American racing heritage. Last weekend, gentlemen showcased their pre-war machines, cars and motorcycles at the water’s edge on the beach of Pismo (Grover) Beach, California. This was the inaugural race on the west coast. Non stop racing (every 30 minutes, except on Sunday because of […]

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Harley-Davidson To Downsize Salaried Workforce By 5 Percent Before Year End

As reported during yesterday’s Harley-Davidson 3rd quarter results announcement, the company intends to reorganize its operations and to lighten up its workforce. The management decision is consecutive to Harley-Davidson worldwide retail motorcycle sales in the third quarter down 4.5 percent, US sales down 7.1 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, with the overall U.S. industry […]

Triumph Releases An All-New Bonneville Bobber

Yesterday in London, Triumph introduced the all-new premium custom Bonneville Bobber. Born in a bloodline of Triumph bobber customs that stretch all the way back to the 1940’s, it encapsulates the minimalist styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering attitude of a genuine bobber. Stripping the Bonneville T120 back to its purest essence it delivers […]

2016 Daytona Biketoberfest. Postcards (Part 2)

A photographic report following the bikers corridor from Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona and the Iron Horse Saloon in Ormond Beach to Daytona Main Street and Beach Street, and up to the International Speedway. In the wake of the October 6 hurricane Biketoberfest was “Matthewed” but still alive (photos @ Manfred Graf and @ Horst Roesler for […]

#001 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage Motorcycle Auctioned $150,000.

The #001 2016 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s® Indian® Chief® Vintage motorcycle auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas on Saturday October 15 raised $150,000 for the benefit of Operation Ride Home, a program that assists active duty U.S. military personnel in traveling home to visit their families through a partnership with the Armed Services YMCA. One hundred fifty […]

Harley-Davidson Third Quarter Results. Earnings Falls 19% In Q3 Year Over Year.

Harley-Davidson (HOG) announced earnings for third quarter that fell from last year. The company said its profit totaled $114.07 million, or $0.64 per share. This was down from $140.35 million, or $0.69 per share, in last year’s third quarter. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.64 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. […]

2016 AMD World Championship Of Bike Building. And The Top Winners In Each Other Class Are…(Part 2)

As promised last Tuesday, below are the winners of the the 4 other classes of the 2016 AMD Championship. (photography copyright Onno Wieringa/Frank Sander) Winner Modified Harley-Davidson Class German-Motorcycle-Authority (Christoph Madaus) with his 1340cc (S&S heads) “Milwaukee Mile”. Cafe Racer Class Kharkov, Ukraine based Iron Custom Motorcycles (ICM) with “Beckman”, featuring a hand-made 56bhp, 555сс 3-cylinder […]

Fourth Annual American International Motorcycle Expo Headlined By Hundreds of Exhibitors (Part 2)

As AIMExpo 2016 headed into the weekend, the focus of the show transitioned from trade to consumer, giving the public its very first chance to see all the new products coming to the marketplace. The doors to the exhibitor floor at the Orange County Convention Center opened to thousands of enthusiasts on Saturday and Sunday, eagerly […]

2016 Daytona Biketoberfest. Postcards (Part 1)

Many were thrilled that the event wasn’t cancelled, but Hurricane Matthew put a big damper on the festivities. The crowds were way down, many beachside hotels were vacant, shops were mostly empty and bars didn’t have the usual high octane biker atmosphere. Georgia and the Carolinas also having been hard hit by Hurricane Matthew, very […]

AIMExpo 4th Year Party At The Standard Motorcycle Co.

On Thursday evening October 13, exhibitors, members of the custom culture scene, industry friends and VIP’s gathered for a night of camaraderie, of live music…and cocktails to celebrate AMExpo’s 4th year. The event was hosted by Jason Paul Michaels and Leticia Cline (and their dog “Jack London”) at their very cool Standard Motorcycle Co. facility […]

Fourth Annual American International Motorcycle Expo Headlined By Hundreds of Exhibitors (Part 1)

Yesterday morning, the Fourth Annual American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando opened its doors for 2 days of trade show. (Saturday Oct 15 and Sunday Oct 16 are for the general public.) The expo is now located in the north hall of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) where 16 OEM and a total […]

American Flat Track Racing At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip In August 2017

Sturgis and Flat Track Racing used to be one and the same. It is the sport that helped to birth the rally itself An historic collaboration of industry giants brings American Flat Track to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in August 2017. A monumental partnership has been struck to preserve an authentic rally tradition and take […]

Sons of Speed Race Vintage Motorcycle Racing Is Postponed. Tickets Refund Policy.

As I reported on Tuesday, due to the damage caused to the New Smyrna Speedway by Hurricane Matthew, the inaugural Sons of Speed vintage motorcycle racing is postponed. The event is now scheduled for March 17 & 18, during Daytona Bike Week. Billy Lane confirms that ticket holders can be refunded or can choose to keep […]

Exclusive Interview With Billy Lane About The Inaugural Sons Of Speed Board-Track Racing

I spent this Tuesday afternoon at the shop of Billy Lane in Ormond Beach, Florida for the interview below. As soon as I arrived Billy informed me that unfortunately he had to take the decision to postpone the inaugural Sons Of Speed Race due to the effects of hurricane Matthew (see today’s picture of collapsed […]

2016 AMD World Championship Of Bike Building. And The Top Winners Are…(Part 1)

Last Sunday in Cologne, Germany, the competitors participating to the 12th AMD World Championship of Bike Building have voted to elect the new World Champion for the next two years. The overall winner was chosen among those 42 custom motorcycles in the Freestyle class with no fewer than 14 different countries ranked in the top 20. […]

2016 Daytona Biketoberfest As Scheduled October 13-16 Despite Hurricane Matthew

There was never plans to cancel the 2016 edition of Biketoberfest in the aftermath of hurricane Matthew. It’s true that as of today, there are still a total of about 60,000 homes and businesses without power in Flagler and Volusia counties, but power is restored at a fast pace. Yard and home material debris are […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Indian Motorcycle Planning CKD Operation in India. Bike Prices To Go Down. The first models offered in CKD (Complete Knock Down bikes assembled in India) expected to roll in 2018. The objective is of course to grab a larger market share of the India market in offering premium motorcycles at a more reasonable price. Heartland USA […]

The Best Custom Motorcycles Competing For World Championship At Intermot In Cologne. October 5-9 (Part 2)

Intermot in Cologne, Germany one of the largest international motorcycle shows is featuring an entire hall dedicated to the custom scene. About 100 exhibitors displaying about 450 motorcycles, and center stage the AMD World Championship Of Custom Bike Building where 90 bikes are competing for the championship ring and bragging rights. Custom bike builders themselves are […]

Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice Welcomes Eric Cable As President

Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice today announced that Eric Cagle has joined the company as President. Coming from a 25+ year career with Caterpillar Inc. and Neovia Logistics, Cagle brings to his role expertise developed while assisting automotive, construction and industrial equipment, and high-tech companies in developing and improving parts logistics operations and sales. Tucker […]

The Best Custom Motorcycles Competing For World Championship At Intermot In Cologne. October 5-9 (Part 1)

With around 1,000 manufacturers from around the world and over 200,000 trade visitors, motorcycle enthusiasts and media representatives from more than 100 countries, INTERMOT in Cologne, Germany is an essential event for the entire motorcycle industry. Five days where visitors come to see products launch, are talking engine size and horsepower. The international customizing scene […]

Guinness World Record For Longest Parade Of Indian Motorcycles. $171,000 Raised For School Supplies By Indian Of The Twin Cities.

Last August 20, Indian Motorcycle Of The Twin Cities n St Paul, MN set an official record with the Guinness Book Of World Records for the Longest Parade of Indian Motorcycles in the brand history. At the same time, $171,000 (twice the amount of last year’s event) were raised for school supplies for Children and also […]



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