January 23, 2020
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BMW Adds G 310 GS

BMW is out with an entry-level GS model – the 2017 G 310 GS, derived from last year’s G 310 R. Employing a single-cylinder, 313cc engine that has 34 horsepower, the G 310 GS weighs in at 373 pounds and claims a top speed of 89 miles per hour. No …

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Husqvarna Hitting The Streets

  MILAN, Italy – They won’t hit dealerships for another year, but Husqvarna today used the EICMA show to announce two new street models; the Vitpilen 401 and the Svartpilen 401. Also unwrapped was a concept model; the Vitpilen 401 Aero. In launching its new “Real Street” range, Husqvarna said …

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Harley-Davidson Cafe Closing in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – The Harley-Davidson Cafe is closing its doors on Sunday after 19 years of serving the “Best Bar-B-Que in Las Vegas” from its location on The Strip. A closing notice is posted on the restaurant’s website, and a memorabilia auction is already underway. The Harley-Davidson Cafe opened on …

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Is U.S. In Himalayan’s Future?

MILWAUKEE – Royal Enfield’s North American subsidiary is hoping to bring the Himalayan adventure and touring model to the U.S. in 2017. The 411cc, single-cylinder model was announced back in February, but hasn’t been exported to the states by the India-based manufacturer. In an article published today by Powersports Business, …

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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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