Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Sales Slump

Harley Sales Numbers Slump

Harley-Davidson on Tuesday revealed gloomy sales ahead after soft results last year, due to weakness in the American market. The chief of the iconic motorcycle brand said he hopes to turn the company’s fortunes around by drawing in new, younger, fans, and introducing dozens of new models. Net profit for 2016 fell eight percent to $692.1 million, as motorcycle sales dropped nearly two percent, faltering especially hard in the fourth…

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Craigslist Motorcycle Thief Turns Himself In

Craigslist Motorcycle Thief Turns Himself In

A man suspected of stealing ATVs and motorcycles from unsuspecting Craigslist sellers in Indian Orchard has turned himself in to police. Joseph Velez turned himself in following numerous tips, many of them generated when his mugshot was displayed on the department’s Facebook page last week, Sgt. John Delaney said. Velez — described by Delaney as one of the department’s “most wanted” — is also a suspect in numerous vehicle break-ins…

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Alta Motors Electric RedShift Motorcycle

Alta Motors Unveils New Electric Motorcycle for 2017

The electric revolution is fast catching up with numerous motorcycle manufacturers. We are already aware of the development in the four-wheeler space with the likes of Tesla and Faraday. The two-wheeler segment too is fast catching up. Alta Motors, a small electric motorcycle start-up, has unveiled an exciting-looking electric street legal motorcycle. The San Francisco based start-up had raised $17 million, and the investors include Tesla founders Marc Tarpenning and Martin…

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Erik Buell Racing Motorcycles Closes, Again

Erik Buell Racing Motorcycles Closes Down Again

Erik Buell Racing (EBR) Motorcycles, an East Troy bike manufacturer that, a year ago, went through a restructuring similar to bankruptcy, is shutting down…again. The company, which is the sequel to the Buell Motorcycle Co. that Harley-Davidson Inc. owned for more than a decade, says it will begin a wind down of production operations next week. EBR says it will continue to review strategic alternatives with interested investors. The East…

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Denver Police Seize & Destroy Motorcycle

Denver Police Use Public Nuisance Abatement Law to seize & destroy motorcycles

According to a report in the Denver Post, a 2007 Honda CBR seized by police through the civil public nuisance abatement process was destroyed today. On July 24, the rider had participated in a rally on Interstate 25, in which hundreds of motorcyclists “created a serious safety hazard by completely blocking the flow of traffic,” according to a news release from the police. The rider, who was not identified, “faces…

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Man Faces 20 Years in Bike Theft Death

Man Faces up to 20 years in prison for motorcycle theft death

When convicted felon Michael Kaumans saw a man riding the motorcycle recently stolen from him, he chased the man down and opened fire, causing his death police said. Last week, Kaumans, 34, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and lesser charges in an agreement with the District Attorney’s Office that resolved multiple cases against him. At sentencing, he faces between two and 20 years in prison. Kaumans’ attorney Tom Clark said…

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$100K in Stolen Motorcycles Recovered

$100k in Stolen Motorcycles and Parts Recovered

More than $100,000 in previously reported stolen motorcycles and parts were discovered Tuesday during a search of a Colfax man’s storage location performed by Sheriff’s Deputies armed with a Search Warrant. Joel G. Case, 37, was arrested and charged with first degree theft following an ongoing investigation by officials. Members of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Pleasant Hill Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol Motor Theft Division conducted a…

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4 Bikes Stolen in Motorcycle Dealership Theft

4 Motorcycles Stolen from Dealership in LA

Authorities said they arrested three suspects who lead them on a chase from La Habra to Watts in a U-Haul carrying 4 stolen dirt bikes early Tuesday morning. Police said the theft started at about 1 a.m at the Moto United motorcycle dealership in La Habra. There were four suspects involved with two cars, a Buick La Cross being used as a lookout vehicle while the U-Haul was used to…

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Kawasaki Drops Apprentice Due to Trump

Kawasaki Motorcycles pull Sponsorship for The Apprentice due to Trump's bad publicity

As a reality star, Donald J. Trump turned “The Apprentice” into a television success. As president-elect, he may be costing it money. Kawasaki, the Japanese motoring company, said on Wednesday that it would drop its sponsorship of “The New Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC as long as Mr. Trump retained his involvement in the show. The company’s decision came after it was featured by #GrabYourWallet, a grass-roots online campaign to boycott…

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USTR Proposes 100% Tax on Imported Bikes

USTR Proposes 100% Tax on Imported Bikes

Motorcycles and Bikes with 500 cc or smaller engines are caught in the crossfire of an international trade policy standoff, which could see their prices double due to a newly proposed tax. The dispute, which involves the Office of United States Trade Representative and European Union, stems from ongoing disagreements over meat products. During the late Nineties, the World Trade Organization requested the E.U. lift its standing ban on U.S….

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