January 25, 2021

National News

Massive Recall By Harley-Davidson For Clutch Problem

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson said today that it’s recalling nearly a quarter-million motorcycles due a clutch problem. Affected are about 238,000 of 2017 and 2018 model-year Touring, Trike and CVO Touring models as well as some 2017 Softails. The problem involves the hydraulic clutch assembly. Harley-Davidson announced the recall in a …

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Harley-Davidson Sales In U.S. Plummet In Q3

MILWAUKEE – Sales of Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the U.S. tanked in the third quarter of 2018, dropping 13.3 percent from the same period a year ago, earnings results released this morning revealed. The company sold 36,220 motorcycles in the U.S. during July, August and September, down from 41,793 in 2017. …

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BMW Launches Online Store For Parts, Gear

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – Just a couple of weeks after Harley-Davidson announced the launch of an online store in conjunction with Amazon, BMW Motorrad USA has unveiled its own web shopping presence (www.shopbmwmotorcycles.com) for owners to buy parts, accessories and gear. Unlike Harley-Davidson’s direct-to-consumers approach, BMW reports, “Individual purchases are …

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Harley-Davidson Opens Amazon Storefront

MILWAUKEE – In a move announced today that’s bound to have a negative impact on its dealers, Harley-Davidson has opened an online store with retail giant Amazon. It’s offering “select Harley-Davidson apparel and riding gear.” Merchandise is available as of today, with two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members. Harley-Davidson expects …

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Trump’s Latest Salvo Against Harley-Davidson

BEDMINSTER, NJ – A day after welcoming “Bikers for Trump” into the crystal-chandeliered ballroom at his golf club’s clubhouse here, President Donald Trump has gone on the offensive again against U.S. manufacturer Harley-Davidson, saying in a Sunday morning Tweet that many of the brand’s “owners plan to boycott the company …

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Harley-Davidson Expands Beyond Cruisers

MILWAUKEE – With a goal of “unlocking new markets and segments” and creating “a more diverse rider base,” Harley-Davidson today announced plans for new models that embrace the sport bike, adventure touring and electric categories of motorcycles. In the pipeline are a Streetfighter model for sport bike enthusiasts, a Pan …

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Polaris Confirms Indian Production In Poland

MINNEAPOLIS – Polaris Industries confirmed this week that it will begin building Indian motorcycles at its factory in Opole, Poland that currently makes off-road vehicles. Production of Indians destined for the European market will begin in 2019. The company had hinted at the possibility a month ago after the European …

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Trump Tweets Yet Again About Harley-Davidson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the sixth time in a little more than a week, President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to bludgeon Harley-Davidson over its decision to move production of new models destined for Europe to overseas in response to retaliatory European Union tariffs that were imposed recently. In …

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Indian May Shift Production Overseas, Too

MINNEAPOLIS – Retaliatory tariffs imposed by the European Union, which had Harley-Davidson feeling the fury of President Donald Trump this week after announcing that it plans to move production of new motorcycles destined for Europe out of the United States, are also having an impact at Indian.  Getting overlooked during …

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Trump Attacks Harley-Davidson – Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donad Trump attacked Harley-Davidson in another Twitter tirade again on Wednesday, marking the fifth time over three consecutive days that he’s blasted the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer for its decision to move production overseas of new models destined for Europe. “Harley-Davidson should stay 100% in America, …

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