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Recall For 2016-2017 Triumph T120 Bonneville

The Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black models come with heated grips. When turned on, these heated grips can expand and cause the throttle to stick open, creating a risk of crash. Under number SB 546, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a recall for 1390 units of these 2016-2017 models. Triumph will […]

The Best Custom Motorcycles From Europe At Italy Motor Bike Expo (Jan 20-21-22)

Verona, Italy is famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” with a lot of tourists visiting a 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard said to be “Juliet’s House.” But each January Verona is the epicenter of the custom culture thanks to the Motor Bike Expo attracting 160,000 visitors eager […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson York Plant Temporarely Closed. Regional news station WGAL, Harley confirmed Harley temporarily closed its plant in York, Pennsylvania, which it says it does from time to time. No official reason was officially provided. The York facility is where Harley assembles its Touring, Softail, CVO, and Trike motorcycles, as well as performs various manufacturing operations […]

Breaking News. Erik Buell Racing To Shut Down Again

Sad news again, this one from Erik Buell Racing (EBR) The company announced that it is winding down its operations. The decision was taken due to the company’s difficulty at finding new dealers in a very soft US motorcycle market. Without distribution, 2016 sales were very weak and year 2017 was presenting an even greater […]

Kuryakyn Sprint Signature Build Battle. Vote Now For The Best Custom Scout.

Kuryakyn dealers armed with the new Sprint Signature Series by John Shope are battling it out to see who can build the “baddest” Indian® Scout. Five dealerships were enlisted to showcase their creativity in a friendly war of the wrenches, demonstrating the versatility of the Sprint Signature Series and its ability to transform Scout and […]

1970 Steve McQueen’s Racing Helmet

Warning. If you want to buy it, it’s going to set you back for a lot of money. This Bell Helmet painted by Kenny Howard aka “Von Dutch” is the one that he wore when he raced in 1970 in the Gulf Porsche at Sebring (2nd place) and Holtville (1st place). He also sed it […]

Extremely Rare 1999 Harley-Davidson MT500 Military Being Auctioned

It’s believed to be number 1 of fewer than 500 MT500 Military Motorcycles built by Harley-Davidson. It never got started and with 0 mile it is just as it came from the factory shipping crate. It is auctioned this weekend at the Bonhams Las Vegas auction with an estimated value of $20,000. While Harley isn’t […]

Polaris 2016 Fourth Quarter Earnings And Full Year Results. Profits Slashed In Half By Lower Production And High Recalls.

This Tuesday morning January 24, Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) reported fourth quarter 2016 sales of $1,217.8 million up 10 percent from $1,105.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2015. Fourth quarter 2016 reported net income was $62.6 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, compared with $110.7 million, or $1.66 per diluted share, for the […]

A 1912 Harley-Davidson X8E Previously Owned By Steve McQueen At Bonhams Las Vegas Auction

Another motorcycle previously owned by “King Of Cool” Steve McQueen will be auctioned tomorrow January 26 at the Bonhams Las Vegas Auction. It was sold in 1984 at McQueen’s Estate auction with a signed certificate of authenticity signed by McQueen’s children, Terry and Chad. Today’s estimated value is around $120,000. In 1912, the 1000cc X8E […]

Harley-Davidson’s European Battle Of the Kings

For the 3rd annual Harley-Davidson custom competition, European dealers were given the task to craft a custom-built Dark Custom Sportster Iron 883 or a Forty-Eight or Roadster. Fans can vote online for their favorite entry, which will create a short list for each region or country. Then, the overall champion will be determined by a […]

First Ace Cafe In the U.S. Scheduled To Open In Downtown Orlando Spring 2017. Job Fair To Hire 175.

Looking for a gig? Ace Cafe Orlando, the first outpost of the iconic London, England-based motor-diner, is bringing 175 new jobs to Central Florida and will host a job fair later this month. A beacon to English motorcyclists for decades, the Ace Cafe has become a global cultural phenomenon, and is about to bring that same […]

30th Anniversary Annual Donnie Smith Show. More Custom Bikes, Cars, Parts and Tattoos.

In its 30th year, the Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show  presented by Dennis Kirk is the largest custom bike and car show in the Midwest. The show draws some of the nation’s most prestigious brands, top competitors and tens of thousands to the RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minn. It is widely known as the […]

Settlement Reached In “Sturgis Rally Week” Infringement Case

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. (“SMRi”) has reached a settlement in its trademark infringement litigation against Kent Mortimer and his companies, which arose out of misuse of SMRi’s STURGIS trademarks. “After months of negotiations, two mediations, and over two years of litigation in federal court, we are pleased to settle this case,” Dean Kinney, chairperson of […]

Open Letter From The Founders Of Motus About The Demise Of Victory Motorcycles

The Victory and Pontiac Effect. “This Motus rides like a dream, but will they be around in 5 years? We hear that a lot. And, it’s a fair question. Customers buying a Victory in 2016 or a Pontiac in 2007 probably didn’t consider their purchase risky from those brands. But, why not? As entrepreneurs, patriots, motorcycle nuts, we are […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Smaller Polaris Sprit Lake Workforce. Following January 15th Polaris decision of winding down Victory motorcycles operations to strengthen its position in the powersports industry, a much smaller Spirit Lake Workforce is expected, Polaris will eliminate first temporary positions, then gradually reduce the number of full time workers by not replacing personnel lost through retirement or […]

Italian Motorcycles Manufacturer Mondial Is Back With The Hipster Model

With the slogan “Get Going Again”, Italian brand FB Mondial is back in business and is launching The Hipster, a 4-stroke motorcycle offered in 125 cc and 250 cc. The original FB Mondial (FB stands for the 2 brothers Fratelli and Boselli) was a motorcycles manufacturer (1948-1979) well known for its high-quality sporting motorcycles and […]

All 18 rounds Of 2017 American Flat Track To Air Weekly On NBC Sports

American Flat Track just announced an exclusive television partnership with NBC Sports (NBCSN) for the 2017 season. All 18 rounds, from the season-opening DAYTONA TT to the American Flat Track Finals in Southern California, will air in one-hour, tape-delayed telecasts on Thursday nights throughout the summer and fall. Entering its 64th consecutive season, American Flat […]

Triumph Celebrates Its Best Ever Year Of Retail Sales In North America

The final sales numbers for December are in and 2016 will officially go down in the record books as the best year of retail sales for Triumph Dealers in North America in Hinckley Triumph history. For the month of December, Triumph dealers literally smashed the previous sales record with retails up a stunning 39% over […]

Polaris Shuts Down Victory Motorcycles. Effective Immediately.

It may be a huge surprise to most. Not so much for some insiders of the motorcycle industry who started to wonder after Polaris bought the Indian brand, how the company would be able to position the Victory brand versus Indian. And it appears that Polaris never succeeded to give Victory its own identity and […]

What Will Be Trending In 2017

1- Change Of US Leadership Makes Predicting Anything Much More Complicated. Americans can’t recall a time when a change of leadership in Washington had the potential for such large and diverging effects on the U.S. economy. If you believe that the economy is going to be stimulated through new legislation and less regulation, for example […]

Bonhams Ducati Auction. Multiple Factory Racers And Dozens Of Rare Classic Models.

Nearly 40 examples from Ducati, the most legendary name in Italian motorcycling, will be offered by Bonhams at the seventh annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction that will take place Thursday, January 26th at the Rio Hotel & Casino. From street singles and scramblers to twins and works racers, spanning the decades from 1948 to 2001, […]

At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip In August. This Could be Deadly…

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip has always been the epicenter of wild, outrageous and sometime dangerous entertainment during the Black Hills Rally. This year, motorcycle stuntman Doug Danger is back to try another one of Evel Knievel’s legendary jumps. But this time rattlesnakes will be involved…

2016, A Record Year For Triumph Motorcycles

The Hinckley, UK manufacturer announced bike sales increasing 4.5 percent, from 53,800 to 56,300 units. Profits doubled from $10.5 million to $20.5 million. A Triumph spokesperson stated :“Triumph has performed strongly against a backdrop of challenging currency, economic and motorcycle market conditions. Triumph has a long-term vision which requires ongoing investment in people, facilities, and […]

Happy New Year 2017

Italian MV Agusta Out Of Money. No New Models In 2017.

MV Agusta has been struggling during these last few years and is now in survival mode. Although MV Agusta Holdings received some funding by selling a large part of its shares to an Anglo-Russian group called Black Ocean, the company officially announced that it has not enough available money to develop new motorcycles, and consequently […]

Is This The End Of The Electric Vehicle Federal Tax Credit?

On December 31, 2016, the Electric Motorcycle Federal Tax Credit – a 10% federal tax refund for new and used vehicles – is set to expire. Other “plug-in” State incentives would also disappear. Will they be renewed under the new administration? Electric vehicle manufacturers, cars and motorcycles, are worried. ZERO Motorcycles, the global leader in electric motorcycle sales […]




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