BMW & KTM to Use New Bosch Technology

KTM & BMW to utilize new Bosch Technology on 2017 Motorcycles

Both BMW and KTM will utilize Bosch instrumentation for 2017. Since the features will require more use of the screen, Bosch also updated the manufacturing process for the TFT. Previously, the LCD and the glass of the screen were separate pieces. Now, the LCD is bonded directly to the glass. This has two benefits. First, it improves usability by reducing reflections. Second, the life of the unit is increased. Previously,…

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Triumph Breaks North American Sales Record

Triumph Breaks Their Sales Record in 2016

The final sales numbers for December are in and we have some incredible news to announce: 2016 will officially go down in the record books as the best year of retail sales for Triumph Dealers in North America in Hinckley Triumph history! For the month of December, Triumph dealers literally smashed the previous sales record with retails up a stunning 39% over the previous December record and up a jaw-dropping…

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Ducati Scrambler Side Stand Pivot Recall

Ducati Scrambler Side Stand Pivot Nut Recall

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ducati Scrambler motorcycles manufactured February 17, 2015, to November 11, 2016. The affected vehicles have a side stand pivot nut that can detach, potentially causing the side stand position sensor to no longer function properly. CONSEQUENCE: If the side stand position sensor does not function properly, the engine may stall, or the motorcycle may be ridden while the stand is…

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Long Beach Motorcycle Show Starts Today

Long Beach International Motorcycle Show 2016

Shrinking motorcycle sales are forcing manufacturers to think small. In an effort to attract women, minorities and riders of smaller size to the sport, some of the industry’s biggest companies are building smaller bikes. Several will make their U.S. debut at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show, which opens Friday at the Long Beach Convention Center. Among them are downsized machines from Honda, Kawasaki, Ducati and BMW. An estimated 50,000-plus attendees…

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2016 Victory Octane Custom Build Contest

Victory Octane Motorcycle Custom Build Contest

Victory Motorcycles is excited to launch “Operation Octane,” a contest that has Victory dealers competing against each other by turning wrenches to create the ultimate custom Victory Octane motorcycle. You’ve seen Victory Octane customs built by motorcycle industry icons like Zach Ness, Aaron Colton and Rick Fairless. Now, over 20 Victory dealers from around the world have created their own interpretations of the light, fast and affordable Octane. Dealers participating…

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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The American Motorcyclist Association has welcomed American Honda’s and Indian Motorcycle’s support for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame’s 2016 induction ceremony, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, during the American International Motorcycle Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. “Numerous AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers, from engine tuners to ambassadors to champions, made their marks with Honda motorcycles,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “The Class…

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Indian Sponsors AMA Finale Weekend at Sonoma

Indian Motorcycles AMA Finale Santa Rosa September 24th

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced it is sponsoring the Pro/Am Hooligan and RSD SuperHooligan races during an action-packed AMA Finale weekend in Santa Rosa, California on Sept 24. In all, nine classes will compete in a day of handlebar-to-handlebar action beginning at 4:30 pm PDT at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in the Chris Beck Arena. Participating in the SuperHooligan race class will be Roland Sands as well as…

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Bombardier Can-Am Spyder F3 Seat Recall

2016 Can-Am Spyder F3 Coast to Coast Seat Recall Alert

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is recalling certain Coast to Coast accessory passenger seats, manufactured November 18, 2015, to April 4, 2016, and sold for use on Can-Am Spyder F3-series motorcycles. When a passenger is sitting on the accessory seat, the seat may not activate a switch that changes the vehicle stability system to compensate for a passenger being on board. CONSEQUENCE: If the vehicle stability system is not alerted,…

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Harley-Davidson Recalls 27,232 Motorcycles

2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Clutch Recall

SUMMARY: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2016 Electric Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Road Glide Ultra (FLTRU), Fat Boy S (FLSTFBS), Softail Slim S (FLSS), and CVO Softail Pro Street Breakout (FXSE)…

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AMA Fast Brain Award 2016 Reveal

AMA Fast Brain Award 2016

The 2016 AMA Fast Brain Award, which recognizes a young racer whose motorcycling talents are matched by classroom performance, will be presented on July 6 at the conclusion of the 2016 Suzuki AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship in Du Quoin, Ill. The AMA Fast Brain award is funded by contributions from AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Bill Werner of Bill Werner Racing, Zanotti Racing’s Dave Zanotti, AMA Life Member Stan Simpson, Tom Seymour…

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