July 12, 2020

Up To Speed

Energica CEO To Attend Hudson Valley Open House

OSSINING, NY – The entry of Italian electric bike builder Energica into the northeast will be marked by a day-long open house on March 30 at its newest dealer, Hudson Valley Motorsports, with the company’s CEO for North America in attendance. Joining Stefano Bennati at the open house will be …

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Ducati Sales Dipped Significantly In U.S. In 2018

BOLOGNA, ITALY – Sales of Ducati motorcycles dropped nearly nine percent in the U.S. in 2018, the company announced today, with global sales down five percent in the over 500cc market. Ducati sold a total of 53,004 motorcycles last year, down from 55,871 in 2017. Nonetheless, Ducati topped the 50,000 …

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Dealer Perspective: Off-Season Woes

LITTLE NECK, NY – It’s a local story that hasn’t received national attention, but it’s worth noting and commenting on. The owner of two Harley-Davidson dealerships in Wisconsin is being sued by Harley-Davidson for $6.3 million.  What happened was – possibly because they were caught in a cash crunch – the …

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Doc’s Brings 1962 Lambretta Back To Life For NYC Owner

WATERBURY, CT – What’s winter without a project? Winter’s the season when motorcycle owners and shops engage in deferred repairs, overdue maintenance and long-desired restorations to occupy idle time and to prepare for the coming riding season. In my case, a hinky instrument cluster on the 1987 BMW R 80 RT …

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Siciliano Hosting Seminar At TSI Harley-Davidson

ELLINGTON, CT – His column claim of “Always Riding” certainly rings true as Paul Siciliano has already logged 2,536 miles in 2019, including a trophy-winning ride in the recent Crotona Midnight Run. However, on Saturday afternoon, the RIDE-CT & RIDE-NewEngland  columnist will park it for a couple of hours to …

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