July 23, 2017
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Weak Sales Spur Layoffs At Harley-Davidson

MILWAUKEE – After laying off some 200 production workers last October, Harley-Davidson plans to eliminate another 180 permanent positions this fall in the wake of weakening sales of its motorcycles, the “Journal Sentinel” newspaper reports. The company said Tuesday that U.S. sales in the second quarter of 2017 were down …

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Hudson Valley Motorcycles Adds Alta Line

OSSINING, NY – Hudson Valley Motorcycles has expanded its lineup of new motorcycles by adding the Alta Motors brand of electric bikes. Alta joins the existing lines of Ducati, Kawasaki and Suzuki. Based in Brisbane, CA, Alta Motors offers two models – the Redshift MX for motocross and the Redshift …

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Indian Gets On Bandwagon With Scout Bobber

MINNEAPOLIS – Indian is getting on the bobber bandwagon. The company today announced that a Scout Bobber will be offered for the 2018 model year. It will have chopped front and rear fenders, solo seat, and loads of black – black frame, black exhaust, black handlebar with bar-end mirrors, black …

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July Events: Something For Everyone

Mid-summer means a lot of bike shows and events. Here’s a sampling of July events that are worth attending: July 8-9: This weekend it’s the Hard Times Chopper Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday at Ralph’s Diner in Worcester, MA and the third annual Bennington Bike Night in …

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Rhinebeck Meet Eyes Another Calendar Shift

RHINEBECK, NY – It was 2016 that the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet shifted from its then-traditional second weekend in June spot on the calendar to close to the Fourth of July. Now, after two years, it’s looking to shift again, despite accomplishing its goal of boosting attendance by getting away …

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Rare Bikes At Rhinebeck Grand National Meet

RHINEBECK, NY – It’s easy to assume that the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet is the same from year to year. Sure, there’s always a timeline of classic motorcycles inside an exhibition hall, seminars, loads of vendors hawking parts and old bikes, and lots of familiar faces. And the layout stays …

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IMS Tour Slate Announced, NYC Is Dec. 1-3

SANTA MONICA, CA – Dates and cities for the 37th annual Progressive International Motorcycle Shows tour were announced today. The IMS visit to New York City is set for Dec. 1-3 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The 2017-2018 tour will stop in seven cities, the same ones as …

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