Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ Motorcycle Tire Recall

Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC (Sumitomo) is recalling certain models of Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ motorcycle tires, size 120/70ZR17 58W. The affected tires may have porosity (air pockets) in the shoulder region of the tire. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Cars.” CONSEQUENCE: The tire defect may affect the handling and/or steering characteristics of…

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Woman Sentenced in Killing of Motorcyclist

Darla Renee Jackson Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Road Rage Death of Motorcyclist

A woman who ran over and killed a motorcyclist during a fit of road rage in the South Bay was sentenced Friday to six years in state prison. Darla Renee Jackson, 27, pleaded guilty in January to voluntary manslaughter. Jackson, who could have received up to 11 years behind bars, was sentenced by Judge Francis Devaney. Jackson had faced a second-degree murder charge in the May 28, 2015, death of 39-year-old…

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Trump Relocates Harley Visit to White House

Trump Meets Harley-Davidson Executives at the White House

Five Harley-Davidson motorcycles rolled onto the White House’s South Lawn Thursday afternoon, where they were greeted by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. He praised the riders – Harley-Davidson executives and union members – for building their bikes in the United States. “Harley-Davidson is a true American icon. One of the greats,” Trump said of the Milwaukee-based company. “You’ve given me tremendous support, your workers in particular.” But…

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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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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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