Nick Beaulieu New King of Custom Builders

New King of Custom Motorcycle Builders Named

J&P Cycles, the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, celebrates the naming of a new King of Custom Motorcycle Builders, Nick Beaulieu of Windham, Maine. Beaulieu earned the title during the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, which announced the winners at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago on Sunday. “Winning such a prestigious competition is something I’ve dreamed about since I was a teenager,” said…

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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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MV Agusta to Relaunch in North America

MV Agusta to focus on North America

MV AGUSTA Motor S.p.A. and Urban Moto Group Pty Ltd signed an agreement related to the development of the US market. The partnership aims to create a new brand strategy in the US, in order to reinforce and consolidate the brand in a Country which is part of MV Agusta future strategy. MV AGUSTA USA LLC, the current vehicle for the sales of MV Agusta motorcycles in the US market,…

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2013-2016 KTM Super Adventure 1190 & 1290 Recall

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles manufactured December 1, 2014, to March 10, 2016, and 2013-2016 1190 Adventure and Adventure R motorcycles manufactured November 20, 2012, to April 25, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the wiring harness can fray and contact the ABS modulator. If the brake line is electrically conductive, the brake line may overheat and melt. CONSEQUENCE: If the…

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KTM & Husqvarna Competition Motorcycle Recall

KTM Husqvarna Competition Motorcycle Recall

This recall involves model year 2017 KTM brand and Husqvarna motorcycles brand closed-course/competition only motorcycles. Five KTM models are being recalled: 150 XC-W, 250 XC-W, 300 XC-W, 350 SX-F and 450 XC-F. Three Husqvarna models are being recalled: TC 250, TX 300 and FC 350. Recalled KTM motorcycles are orange and black with the KTM logo and engine size on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank.  Recalled…

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Yamaha Moves Snowmobile HQ to Toronto

Yamaha Nytro Snowmobile

Yamaha Motor Co., has announced that effective July 1, it has moved its global headquarters for its snowmobile operations to Toronto from Japan in order to focus more of the ever growing North American Market. Yamaha recently took a similar approach with its ATV and side-by-side operations, now headquartered globally in Georgia. The new North American Snowmobile Division will take the lead in managing Yamaha’s worldwide snowmobile business, including product…

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