February 23, 2020

National News

Triumph Brings Out Bobber

LONDON – Triumph today revealed a new throw-back bike with loads of modern amenities in the Bonneville Bobber. Just when you thought the Bonneville couldn’t become more retro, it has with a solo seat, slash-cut silencers and black wire-spoked wheels. The look is both simple and captivating. The Bobber is …

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BMW Targets U.S. Growth

LOS ANGELES – BMW is looking to grow its customer base in the U.S. and double its market share to 10 percent in the next three years. Another goal is to increase its dealer network in the U.S. from 150 today to 200 by 2020. “After Germany, the USA will …

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BMW Announces Bagger

BMW Motorrad today announced that a new bagger will be joining its motorcycle lineup. The K 1600 B will utilize the brand’s inline, six-cylinder engine that produces 160 horsepower and a maximum torque of 185 Nm. It will feature fixed hard bags and chrome-plated silencers. The new model will also …

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EBR Plans Less Expensive Model

EAST TROY, WI – American sport bike builder EBR (Erik Buell Racing) is looking to produce a less expensive model. In a press release this morning announcing the release of its 2017 model-year motorcycles, EBR owner Bill Melvin said that “work is proceeding on a sub-$10k platform for 2018.” What …

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Zero Recall Of Some 2015 Models

WASHINGTON – Electric motorcycle maker Zero is recalling 96 of its 2015 model-year SR, S, DS and X motorcycles for an electrical issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports the affected motorcycles “have a DC-DC converter that may have insufficient power output. During high-power demand, the anti-lock brake system …

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Harley-Davidson Plans Layoffs

MILWAUKEE – Layoffs are coming to Harley-Davidson with some 200 jobs being cut at U.S. plants. Workers at the factory in Springettsbury Township in Pennsylvania were notified at a meeting Wednesday with the local union reporting that 117 full and part-time positions will be lost. The layoffs will begin in …

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Thailand Pushes For Motorcycle Growth

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Motorcyclists tend to associate brands with countries; Harley-Davidson with the United States, BMW with Germany, Ducati with Italy, Triumph with England, and Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha with Japan. But those same riders may not realize that seven of those manufacturers build bikes in Thailand, the exception …

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Dates Set For AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

PICKERINGTON, OH – The 2017 dates for the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH were announced this morning by the American Motorcyclist Association. They are July 7-9. The three-day festival, which raises funds for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, features vintage motorcycle racing, …

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Might A Can-Am Bike Be Built?

VALCOURT, Quebec – Might a Can-Am motorcycle be on the horizon? BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products) builds snowmobiles, watercraft and the Can-Am Spyder three-wheelers and is now reportedly considering expanding into motorcycles.  The “Montreal Gazette” quotes company spokesperson Sylvain Morissette as saying the company is evaluating the market, but did not …

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Zero Offers Discounts

SANTA CRUZ, CA – Electric motorcycle-maker Zero is now offering discounts of up to $500 for student riders, riding school instructors, members of the military and first responders. Discounts of $500 are being offered on the Zero S, Zero DS, Zero SR and Zero DSR models, and $250 on the …

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