Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to Start Friday

80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 2020

A city of about 7,000 in a rural region of western South Dakota is set to host what will likely be one of the largest gatherings the world has seen in months, as hundreds of thousands are expected to show up for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally even with coronavirus cases climbing in the state. The 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will go on this year, bringing an expected crowd…

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Motorcycles Experiencing Unprecedented Demand

Polaris Experiencing Unprecedented Demand for bikes

Harley-Davidson (HOG, -2%) and Polaris (PII, +7.5%) issued contrasting earnings reports before the bell today. The maker of the iconic Harley missed earnings expectations by a wide margin, but Polaris, which makes off-road vehicles and snowmobiles as well as motorcycles, blew past forecasts and is experiencing unprecedented demand. The stocks are reacting accordingly. Both companies are navigating the same pandemic problems, with production facilities and dealership closed. But while Polaris is executing…

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VA Police offer free Motorcycle Safety Course

VA Police offer free Motorcycle Safety Course

Virginia State Police have invited local residents to take part in a free motorcycle safety course and self-assessment called “Ride 2 Save Lives” this Saturday. It is a free course that will be held Saturday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Morton’s BMW Motorcycles located at 5099 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg. Space is limited to 30 people. According to a press release from Public Relations Director…

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Rare Benelli Bikes at Bonham’s Auction

Rare Benelli Bikes for sale at Bonham's Auction

It is painful to hear that the famed Morbidelli Motorcycle Museum in Pesaro, Italy, is being parted out, but the chance to purchase some rare Benelli Bikes is not one to miss if you are a collector or enthusiast. However, it does mean you have a shot at obtaining one or more of the motorcycles in the collection, including these three historic and rare Benelli bikes, at Bonhams Summer Sale auction. Here…

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2018-2019 Kymco Like 150i ABS Recall

Kymco Like 150i ABS Wear Ring Recall

KYMCO USA (KYMCO) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Like 150i scooters for an issue with the ABS Recall. Excessive grease applied to the ABS sensor magnetic ring may cause the deterioration of the magnetic ring, resulting in ABS failure. Remedy KYMCO will notify owners, and dealers will clean the speed sensor sleeve and replace the magnetic ring in the speed sensor, free of charge. The manufacturer has not provided a notification…

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Missouri to Ease Motorcycle Helmet Requirement

Missouri to ease Motorcycle Helmet Requirement

Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill into law that will ease motorcycle helmet requirements for some riders.  HB 1963, sponsored by Rep. Travis Fitzwater, allows riders over 26 years of age with proof of health insurance to opt-out of using helmets once the law goes into effect on Aug. 28.  The bill saw opposition from a number of safety groups, including representatives for the National Safety Council and the National Association of the State Motorcycle Safety…

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Zero Motorcycles Cash For Carbon Program

Zero Motorcycles Cash For Carbon Program

There’s no getting around the fact that electric motorcycles are still expensive. Don’t get me wrong, they’re great and offer a unique riding experience, but you’re definitely paying for the privilege. Zero Motorcycles is hoping to take some of the sting out of switching from a bike that runs on old-fashioned dino squeezings to one that only uses electrons by offering its Cash for Carbon program, announced on Wednesday. The program will provide…

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U.S. Motorcycle Sales Boom during Pandemic

Motorcycle Sales Boom despite pandemic

COVID-19 has sickened hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. and taken more than 100,000 lives. The virus and the efforts to combat its spread have forced many businesses to shutdown or reduce their operations, leading to millions of people being put out of work. But motorcycle sales, and those of other powersports, have gone through the roof recently, sparking what many hope is a renewed passion for the…

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Franchises cut ties with Dealer over Social Media Post

Harley cuts ties with Dealer over racist social media post

Honda Powersports and Harley-Davidson Inc. announced they will cut ties with a Northwest Tennessee motorcycle and ATV dealership after a racist social media post was allegedly made on the owner’s Facebook page, following suit with Polaris Industries. The post is said to have been made on the Facebook page of Russell Abernathy, the owner of Abernathy’s Cycle in Union City which sells Honda, Polaris and Harley-Davidson products. According to screen…

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Harley-Davidson Removed from S&P 500

Harley-Davidson removed from S&P 500

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. will be moved from the S&P 500 to the S&P MidCap 400 starting on June 22nd, 2020. S&P Dow Jones Indices announced the move along with several other changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600. The changes are intended “to ensure each index more appropriately represents its market capitalization range.” Two other companies, Nordstrom Inc. and Alliance Data Systems Corp., will also…

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