July 7, 2020

National News

Harley-Davidson Finds China Partner To Make Bikes

MILWAUKEE – Nearly a year after announcing its intention to find a partner and build small motorcycles in China, Harley-Davidson today announced that it will link with Qianjiang Motorcycle Co. to produce a 338cc model that will be sold in China beginning in 2020. Reuters reports that Harley-Davidson picked Qianjiang …

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Brits To Tackle Loud Exhaust Pipes With “Noise Cameras”

LONDON – Nothing ticks off non-riders more than excessive motorcycle noise and now the government in the U.K. has come up with a prototype “noise camera” to detect drivers and riders who break legal noise limits. In a press release issued today, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said, “Noise pollution makes …

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Indian Begins Rental Program; Not In Northeast Yet

MINNEAPOLIS – Indian Motorcycle has started a rental program that will enable riders to hop aboard an Indian for either a short jaunt or a multi-day excursion, but bikes will initially only be available at nine dealerships nationally. None are in the Northeast. In announcing its rental program this week, …

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Harley-Davidson Sales Dropped Again in Q1

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson saw its year-to-year Q1 sales drop 4.2 percent in the United States and 3.8 percent worldwide. The company sold 28,091 motorcycles in the U.S. from January through March (down from 29,309 in 2018) and 49,151 worldwide (down from 51,086). In releasing its first quarter statement this morning, …

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New Contract For Harley-Davidson Workers In Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE – Union workers at Harley-Davidson factories in Wisconsin have approved a new contract offered by the company that includes a 14 percent wage increase over five years. According to a story by Rick Barrett in the “Journal Sentinel” newspaper, the deal also includes “a signing bonus, no changes to …

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