June 24, 2019
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Detective Suspended For Discourtesy To Biker

SEATTLE – Punishment has finally been handed down eight months after King County sheriff’s detective Richard Rowe was captured on video pointing a handgun at a motorcycle rider during a traffic confrontation. At a news conference today, Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht said Rowe has been suspended for five days without pay …

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Four Small Models For Those Just Starting

The start of the rider training season means graduates will be shopping for first bikes. Some will follow the long-recommended advice of “buy small, buy used” for their first road machine, wisely realizing they’ll probably have a drop or other mishap while getting some initial miles under their butts. Others …

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Harley-Davidson Invests In Alta Motors

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson is following through on its recent promise to “invest more aggressively” in electric motorcycles. This morning, the company announced that it has made an equity investment in Alta Motors, the Brisbane, CA-based builder of lightweight electric bikes for both off-road and street use. The two companies plan …

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Two New Sportsters From Harley-Davidson

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson is out with two new Sportsters for 2018 as the company shoots for the introduction of 100 new models by the year 2027. Unwrapped today were the Iron 1200 and the Forty-Eight Special. Both have high handlebars and throwback styling. “Since its inception, the Sportster has offered …

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Massive Recall By Harley-Davidson Over Brakes

MILWAUKEE – A massive recall of nearly 251,000 motorcycles built between 2008 and 2011 by Harley-Davidson is being implemented overs fears that the brakes might fail. More than 30 ABS-equipped models are affected, including Road King, Road Glide, Electra Glide,   Street Glide, V-Rod and Night Rod models. Nearly 175,000 …

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Harley-Davidson Closing K.C. Plant As Sales Tumble

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson this morning announced that its Kansas City assembly plant will close. The announcement came in conjunction with a press release stating that the company’s retail motorcycle sales tumbled in 2017. U.S. sales dropped 8.5 percent from 2016, while worldwide sales dropped 6.7 percent. Harley-Davidson shipped 241,498 bikes …

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Motorcycle Magazines Continue To Cut Back, Fold

It’s a tough time to be in the print business of any kind. Circulation of newspapers and magazines are dropping, and advertisers are going elsewhere to spend their clients’ money. This is especially true in the motorcycle arena where numerous mags have disappeared, while others have been merged or seen …

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