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Royal Enfield Reboots “Classic” Model With Smaller Version

MILWAUKEE – Royal Enfield is back with a motorcycle model that exhibits old-time style and a “Classic” moniker. The India-based manufacturer today unveiled the Classic 350 that will be sold in the U.S. for the 2022 riding season. Royal Enfield’s Classic range dates back to 1948. It was in 2008, …

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Triumph Plans To Expand Offerings With Motocross And Enduro Models

HINCKLEY, LEICESTERSHIRE – Triumph today announced plans to expand its model offerings beyond the street and build “a comprehensive range of all-new competition Motocross and Enduro motorcycles” as well as launch a factory race program that will compete in “top tier championship racing.” “Today’s announcement marks the beginning of a …

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New Sportster S Unleashed By Harley-Davidson

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson unleashed its new, next generation Sportster S model this morning, a model that uses a Revolution Max 1250T liquid-cooled V-twin engine. The 1,250cc engine’s adjusted from the company’s Pan America 1250 adventure model; retuned to be more torque based. The compact 2021 entry has a squat, bulbous …

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Huge Price Drop For LiveWire Electric Model, H-D Kicks Supportive Dealers To Curb

MILWAUKEE – Does having the Harley-Davidson name on a motorcycle make it worth nearly $8,000 more than the same model without the badging? Owners of Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric model may be irritably questioning paying that premium today. Either that or they’re content in believing that their Harley-Davidson LiveWire may someday …

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New York Has Worst Traffic, Boston Leaps Into Second Spot

COLLEGE STATION, TX – Los Angeles has lost its claim as the metropolitan area with the worst traffic in the United States. New York earned the congestion crown for 2020, followed by Boston in second place after ranking 21st in 2019. A report released earlier this week by researchers at …

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Harley-Davidson Plans Sport Model Using Pan America 1250 Engine

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson plans a mid-season reveal of a new sport model on July 13 at 11 a.m. EDT. The unveiling will be done virtually. All that’s known is that the new bike will fit in the “sport segment” and will use the Revolution Max motor found in the company’s …

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Motorcycle Fatalities Increased During Pandemic In 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C – While the COVID-19 pandemic had everyone hunkered down and spending less time driving in 2020, crash deaths rose last year. Motorcycle fatalities spiked nine percent, according to preliminary data released late last week by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Motorcycle fatalities totaled …

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U.S. Motorcycle Sales Show Sizable Gains In First Quarter Of 2021

IRVINE, CA – Motorcycle sales in the U.S.rose dramatically in every category in the first quarter of this year compared to the same time frame in 2020, data contained in the Motorcycle Industry Council Retail Sales Report issued today revealed. On-highway, off-road, dual purpose and scooter sales all grew significantly …

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Harley-Davidson Spins Off LiveWire Into A Separate Brand

MILWAUKEE – As of today, the LiveWire will no longer be an electric model branded as a Harley-Davidson, rather an independent brand sold by “participating” Harley-Davidson dealers. The company’s goal is make it “the most desirable electric motorcycle brand in the world,” according to Harley-Davidson chairman, president and CEO Jochen …

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Harley-Davidson Tops In Responding To Website Inquiries

MONTEREY, CA – Ever asked a motorcycle dealership a question via its website? If you got a response, you most likely inquired of a Harley-Davidson, Indian or BMW store. If you didn’t get an answer, you probably were reaching out to a Honda, Kawasaki, Triumph or Yamaha dealer. That’s the …

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