January 24, 2018
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Oil Drippings: Harley, Ducati, Royal Enfield

Oil drippings: News and opinion… – This comes as no surprise: Out of Harley-Davidson’s 694 dealerships in the U.S. only a dozen are operated by minorities. The company wants that to change, though, as a dealer network and customer base of aging white men doesn’t have much long-term potential. “Automotive …

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Firing Up A 1924 Douglas

HADDAM NECK, CT – Mark Turkington’s 1924 Douglas SW24 motorcycle has had quite an existence. Built in England, it was most recently passed around by dealers in Belgium and Italy before he acquired it this year and brought it to his home in Bolton, CT. “I finally made a deal …

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Middletown Key To Motorcycling’s Start

  MIDDLETOWN, CT – Are you ready for a short motorcycle history lesson? Before there was Harley-Davidson, there was Indian. Harley-Davidson was founded in Milwaukee in 1903. The original Indian “motocycle” produced by Hendee Manufacturing began in 1901 in Springfield, Mass. and lasted until 1953 when it went bankrupt. The …

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Rare Bikes At Brit Jam

HADDAM NECK, CT – Peter Thiel of the British Iron Association of Connecticut was marveling Sunday afternoon over the many pristine and unique vintage bikes on the show ground of the annual Brit Jam rally at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds. “Maybe people aren’t riding them as much. They’re restoring them. …

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EBR Back In Business With New Owner

American sport-bike builder EBR (for Erik Buell Racing) is apparently back in business after New Jersey-based Atlantic Metals Group LLC bought the company’s manufacturing operations at auction on Thursday. EBR shut down in April and filed for receivership listing outstanding liabilities of more than $20 million. Bruce Belfer, CEO of …

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