Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-newsEx Orange County Choppers Fabricator Rick Petko Takes Job At Harley Dealership. After 13 years spent with Orange County Choppers as a fabricator and builder and present in all Discovery Channel’s “American Chopper” episodes, Rick Petko joined Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson as a builder for the dealer. You could have expected Petko to open his shop, but instead he chose to work for others close to his home in Stroudsburg, NY no more commuting 90 miles each way to Orange County Choppers. Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson is currently building a new, larger store in Tannersville, NY.

AMA Pro Racing and Harley-Davidson Confirm Sponsorship Support for 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Season. Entering another year of their key sponsorship, Harley-Davidson Motor Company and AMA Pro Racing have confirmed that the same generous contingency and bonus structure for riders in the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines class will be available during the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track season. Over the course of the season, Harley-Davidson will show their in the form of a per-race contingency payout totaling $96,000. Following each main event the top five competitors will receive a payout, regardless of the brand of motorcycle entered. As a bonus to motivate, the Harley-Davidson mounted rider with the highest point total at the end of the season will receive a year-end bonus of $25,000.

Indian Motorcycle Eyes 15% Market Share In India. Total Of 12 Dealers In 2016. The domestic super premium bikes market in India is still small. About 1000 units. In 2016 Polaris Motorcycles aim for a 15% market share in the 1,200cc- segment. Polaris will also double its showrooms from the present six dealers to 12. For now, the market is too low to justify local. Currently the bikes are shipped in from the Spirit Lake Iowa plant. In the country, Polaris is the leader in off-road and all-terrain vehicles (for recreational and utility purposes), snowmobiles, motorcycles and electric-powered vehicles) in the country, serving the Army, BSF, ITBP and many state police forces since the past four decades.

9 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 Catamini Feb 18th, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Working for OCC and being on TV during 13 years doesn’t seem to add a big + on your resume.

  2. 2 Feb 18th, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Good luck Rick. The dealership has had a big win!

  3. 3 Colemanfu Feb 18th, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Yea, Rick came off as a real pro. Wishing him nothing but the best! Curious what Cody & Vinny are doin?

  4. 4 bobx Feb 18th, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    might be that his ‘resume’ is fine and he’s doing something that he wants to do – not HAS to do. he’s got skills and knows what he’s doing building bikes.

  5. 5 MDSPHOTO Feb 18th, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    I always thought Rick was a talented fabricator and a decent guy, glad he got out of that situation. As for Vinny, see link below.

  6. 6 Feb 19th, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Congratulations Rick.

  7. 7 Feb 19th, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    All best wishes for you, Rick. Whenever a clown car overturned, you were never in it.

  8. 8 Zenaldo Feb 20th, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Rick’s a class act and is a talented dude with serious metal skills…and modest as the day is long..nuf said..

  9. 9 nicker Feb 20th, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Well at least it appears he got something out of all that time he suffered through the moronics they passed off as entertainment. Ya-gotta wonder if OCC paid him commensurate with his skill level…..???


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