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Harley-Davidson, Polaris Suspend Shipments To Russia

MILWAUKEE – With reportedly only 10 or so dealerships in Russia, Harley-Davidson certainly doesn’t consider the country to be any consequence when it comes to sales. Nonetheless, Harley-Davidson today suspended business in Russia and stopped shipping new motorcycles there following that country’s invasion of Ukraine last week. “Our thoughts continue …

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Harley-Davidson Adds Eight Models To 2022 Lineup

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson today announced the expansion of its 2022 lineup with the addition of eight models, each powered by its Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine that has heretofore been limited to its high-end CVO models. Among them are the Street Glide ST, Road Glide ST, Low Rider S and Low Rider …

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Appeals Court Upholds $3.4 Million Award For Rider Injured In New Jersey Pothole Crash

PATERSON, NJ – They’re hazardous for everyone who uses the roads, but potholes can be especially injurious to motorcyclists. Last week, a state appeals court in New Jersey upheld a jury award of $3.4 million to a rider from Newton, NJ who was involved in a pothole-triggered accident and suffered …

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LiveWire To Become Separate Company From Harley-Davidson

MILWAUKEE – Two years after launching an electric model with the LiveWire name and a little more than six months after making LiveWire a stand-alone division, Harley-Davidson this morning announced that LiveWire will now become an entirely separate company. It will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under …

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Ducati Adds Off-Road Adventure Model In DesertX

BORGO PANIGALE, BOLOGNA – Images of stylish sport bikes designed for track use and sporty adventure touring bikes come to mind when the Ducati brand name gets mentioned. An image of an off-road model catching air after going up rough terrain isn’t associated with the Italian nameplate, yet there was …

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Kawasaki Commits To Electric Models, Three Coming in 2022

MILAN, ITALY – Kawasaki is going all-in on electric motorcycle models. Having announced last month that it plans to make all of its major motorcycle models electric or hybrid by 2035 and that it will introduce more than 10 battery-powered or hybrid models by 2025, the Japanese company used the …

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MV Agusta Gets Adventuresome And Goes More Mainstream

MV Agusta, whose models have always been viewed as much works of art as muscular means of conveyance, is reportedly preparing to kick up some dirt in 2022 by entering the adventure segment. The move will certainly make the niche Italian brand more mainstream. At least that’s the buzz this …

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Indian Signs Texter-Bauman For AFT SuperTwins In 2022

Having raced in American Flat Track’s Singles competition for the past five seasons, Shayna Texter-Bauman will move up to SuperTwins in 2022. She’s been signed by Indian and is joining the company’s three-rider “Wrecking Crew” factory team that will also include reigning champion Jared Mees and her husband, two-time champ …

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