Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-news132813Norton Motorcycles Into Canada, Heading Soon For The US. First delivery of the Norton Commando model were made in Canada 2 weeks ago. Dan Van Epps, CEO of Norton America, has stated that in the U.S “final specifications and model details were hashed out in preparation for the upcoming production of U.S. Commando 961 models.” The U.S. models will include many product, material and engineering changes to ensure a robust, reliable bike that delivers the true British Roadster experience. Those will be some of the first motorcycles produced out of Norton’s UK new Hastings House manufacturing facility, which the company moved into in September.

The Global Tire market To Grow At 5% Annual Rate For The Period 2014-2015. Motorcycles To Be Key Driver. According to the report, the increasing demand for motorcycles positively influences the demand for tires and hence leads to the growth of the Global Tire market. The demand for motorcycles comes from developing and under-developed countries where the penetration rate of cars is low. Also, it is expected that the adoption of tubeless tires in the Global Motorcycle market will increase and will have a positive impact on the Global Tire market. Further, the report also discusses that the increased cost of raw material and commodity products is one of the major challenges in the Global Tire market.

Taber Nash of Nash Motorcycle Company Taking Over The Retail Location of Perri Ink Cartel In Hollywood, CA. The Perri Ink Cartel (Nick Perri), located at 7303 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, CA. is a lifestyle store selling American made clothing, handmade custom guitars with a tattoo parlor and motorcycle shop in the back. Taber Nash was already operating the motorcycle aspect of the shop and is taking over the full business after the decision of Nick Perri to abandon the brick and mortar retail store to focus exclusively of online sales. Taber takes over for friend and former owner Nick Perri who will continue to sell his custom-made guitars and accessories online.

Polaris Industries To Sponsor The 2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony’s Legend Presentation Of Mark Blackwell. The induction ceremony, part of the AMA Legends Weekend, presented by Husqvarna, takes place at Las Vegas’ Green Valley Resort & Casino on Friday, Oct. 18, with tickets available to the general public. Blackwell, a pioneering racer in American motocross and six-time AMA championship race team manager, built his post-racing career as an executive at motorcycling companies, ultimately serving as vice president of Victory Motorcycles.


6 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 BobS Oct 10th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    So Triumph made a comeback, Indian is back, Norton is coming back…what’s next?

  2. 2 Oct 10th, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Repeal all mandatory helmet laws. Ride free + body parts donations will be up nationwide….. everyone will be happy.

  3. 3 richard Oct 10th, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Cyril, Noting that Polaris is sponsoring the AMA Hall of fame ceremony….made me wonder about something. Is there a “rift” between Harley and the AMA? I notice that Harley does not advertise in the AMA publications and the AMA seems to carefully neglect Harleys dominate role in motorcycling by not frequently featuring the Harley marque in their articles.

  4. 4 Tom Ryan Oct 10th, 2013 at 11:12 am

    BobS, You’re right! I was just thinking of some new 900cc-1000 cc air cooled BSA’s based on MAC Motorcycle frames and gas tanks etc. from England.

  5. 5 Oct 10th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    People here in new zealand are still waiting for the bikes they paid for three years ago,and the one that did make it here had to have the gearbox re-engineered amongst other things.I’d be very weary about handing my cash over.

  6. 6 bartsky56 Oct 11th, 2013 at 6:14 am

    QUOTE: “The U.S. models will include many product, material and engineering changes to ensure a robust, reliable bike…..”

    Hmmm…that’s an interesting snippet…

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