May 27, 2019
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DeLuco Becomes G.M. At Springfield Motorsports

Ralph DeLuco

Ralph DeLuco has a longer commute to work from his Simsbury, CT home. The former owner of Canton Cycles in Winsted has left the job that he held for the past few years – service manager at Gengras Harley-Davidson in East Hartford – to become general manager of Springfield Motorsports across the border in MA.

In a Facebook post, DeLuco described the move as “off to bigger and better.” The new job has resulted in his stepping down as co-host of the Internet radio show and podcast “Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys,” which he has done with Garrison Leykam.

Zero Motorcycles is recalling some of its 2014 SR, DS and FX motorcycles manufactured in late 2013 and earlier this year due to a possible manufacturing defect which may result in the rotor touching the stator. The consequence is that the motor could seize and the rear wheel lock up. A fix, if necessary, will be made free of charge. The NHTSA website has the details here.

The British motorcycle site reports that Yamaha has trademarked the names “R1M” and R1S” in the U.S., suggesting that higher-spec versions of its RI sport bikes are on the way.

– Bud Wilkinson

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