October 20, 2017
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Small Street Rod From Harley-Davidson

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson’s small Street models haven’t been robust sellers for dealers since their unveiling in November 2013, but the company’s belief in the need for a broad lineup that includes entry-level machines hasn’t wavered, and now comes another model dubbed the Street Rod that is a bit more sporty …

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New Road King Special For 2017

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson today unveiled a new Road King derivation that lessens the chrome level in favor of black. “The Road King Special pounds down the boulevard like a gleaming locomotive rolling through a train yard at midnight,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice-President of Styling and Design. “The Road King …

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Harley-Davidson Sales Dip In U.S.

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson saw its U.S. sales drop 3.9 percent in 2016, compared to 2015, with worldwide sales dipping 1.6 percent, the company announced today. A total of 161,658 motorcycles were sold in the U.S. last year, down from 168,240 in 2015. Worldwide, the company sold 260,289 motorcycles, down from …

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Ducati Sales In U.S. Down In 2016

BOLOGNA – Sales of Ducati motorcycles worldwide climbed to 55,451 in 2016, a 1.2 percent increase from 2015. The U.S. continued to be Ducati’s biggest market with customers buying 8,787 new motorcycles, but that was roughly a nine percent drop from 2015. The Multistrada line experienced growth of 16 percent, …

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BMW Sales In U.S. Decline In 2016

MUNICH – BMW Motorrad reports that worldwide sales of motorcycles and maxi-scooters rose 5.9 percent in 2016 with a total of 145,032 units delivered to customers. That compares to 136,963 bikes sold in 2015. However, sales in the U.S. in 2016 plummeted 16 percent, with sales of only 13,730 units. BMW …

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New Honda Rebels

TORRANCE, CA – Honda is out with two new small Rebel cruisers for 2017. The company describes the Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 as “youth-focused customs.” “The Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 are simple and raw, offering cutting-edge style and a radical image while minimizing the barriers to riding. There’s …

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Zero Sheds Weight; Ups Range, Power

SANTA CRUZ, CA – Electric motorcycle maker Zero has debuted its 2017 lineup that features more torque and power, less weight and, most importantly, greater range. The company boasts that it’s offering “the world’s first production electric motorcycle to exceed 200 miles on a single charge.” The Zero S street …

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BMW Adds G 310 GS

BMW is out with an entry-level GS model – the 2017 G 310 GS, derived from last year’s G 310 R. Employing a single-cylinder, 313cc engine that has 34 horsepower, the G 310 GS weighs in at 373 pounds and claims a top speed of 89 miles per hour. No …

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Husqvarna Hitting The Streets

  MILAN, Italy – They won’t hit dealerships for another year, but Husqvarna today used the EICMA show to announce two new street models; the Vitpilen 401 and the Svartpilen 401. Also unwrapped was a concept model; the Vitpilen 401 Aero. In launching its new “Real Street” range, Husqvarna said …

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