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Harley-Davidson Suspends Production Due To Supply Chain Issue

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson has shut down motorcycle manufacturing in Wisconsin and York, PA for a minimum of two weeks due to a supply chain issue. The company cited a regulatory compliance issue with one of its suppliers as the reason. The production suspension doesn’t affect the manufacture of LiveWire electric …

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New Touratech Retail Store In CT Now Selling Gear, Accessories For Adventure Riders

BROOKFIELD, CT – Work was still progressing Wednesday afternoon at the new Touratech retail store and distribution center here. History will record that the first sale had already been made with the purchase of a Butler road map. “The only thing that’s not ready is the front counter,” said Touratech …

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Traffic Fatalities Soared In 2021 With Motorcycle Deaths Up Nine Percent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last year was a deadly one on the nation’s highways with traffic fatalities soaring 10.5 percent over 2020, estimates released today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal. Motorcycle deaths rose nine percent in 2021. Deaths totaled 42,915, the highest number since 2005. The agency said …

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LiveWire Reveals Second Model, Limited Edition Del Mar Quickly Sells Out

MILWAUKEE – It took less than 20 minutes today for a limited edition of LiveWire’s second electric model to sell out. LiveWire began taking orders for 100 “built to order” copies of the dirt track-inspired S2 Del Mar LE (for Limited Edition) at 12:40 p.m. (EDT) and customers snatched them …

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Oil Drippings, Including Touratech Store Update, Demo Trucks

It’s another edition of Oil Drippings, a collection of news items from near and not-so-near that riders may find interesting or useful: Touratech Still Targeting May Opening In Brookfield A date hasn’t been pinpointed but Touratech is still targeting a May opening for a new retail store and distribution center …

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Ural Moving Production To Kazakhstan From Russia

REDMOND, WA – With Russia’s war on Ukraine continuing, Russian sidecar rig manufacturer Ural is moving assembly of its models out of Irbit. They will now be put together about 375 miles to the southeast in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan. The plan is “progressing at full speed,” Ural CEO Ilya Khait told …

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Harley-Davidson, Indian Dealers Get High Grades For Responding To Website Inquiries

MONTEREY, CA – Shopping for a new motorcycle these days is just keyboard click away, and Harley-Davidson and Indian dealers lead the power sports industry in responding to internet inquiries, results of a new Pied Piper study reveal. Pied Piper Management Company submitted inquiries to 8,859 motorcycle and UTV dealerships …

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