Harley Halts Production Due to COVID19

Motorcycle Factories Shut Down Due to Corona Virus

Harley-Davidson has announced a temporary halt on production in their U.S. manufacturing facilities through March 29 due to COVID19. On Monday, the company had asked employees at their Milwaukee-area headquarters and Product Development Center to work remotely at least until the end of March. But that was before an employee tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus yesterday, resulting in the immediate closing of HD’s Pilgrim Road Powertrain Operations facility. The…

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2020 GasGas RC450F Unveiled at Dakar Rally

GasGas RC450F Unveil at Dakar Rally 2020

When it comes to launching new off-road motorcycles, actions speak louder than words, so Spanish Dirtbike Manufacturer GasGas unveiled their new RC 450F at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. That’s why some manufacturers skip the fancy-sounding presentations and enter instead their newest models in the world’s most grueling off-road competitions.  This is what GasGas is doing with the new 2020 model, and it didn’t enter just any competition: The…

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2014-2019 Indian Gear Position Sensor Recall

Indian Chief Gear Position Sensor Recall

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster, and Springfield motorcycles. The gear position sensor contacts may oxidize, causing the gear position display to inaccurately show that the motorcycle is in neutral when it is actually in gear. CONSEQUENCE: If the transmission is not in neutral when the motorcycle is started, the motorcycle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash from a malfunctioning gear position…

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2017-2020 BMW K1600 Transmission Recall

BMW K1600 GTL Transmission Recall

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2020 K 1600 GT and 2018-2020 K 1600 GTL and K 1600 B motorcycles. Certain transmission parts may not have been produced to the appropriate hardness level. This could affect the function of the transmission, possibly causing double engagement of two gears and/or the damage of transmission parts. CONSEQUENCE: Double gear engagement or transmission damage can cause the rear wheel to…

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Sturgis Police Investigating Terror Threat to Rally

Main Street Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2019

The Sturgis Police Department is Investigating a Facebook message they received about a possible list of lone wolves plotting homegrown terror attacks and the rally may be a target. Sturgis Chief of Police Geody Vandewater said they immediately reached out to the FBI. Vandewater said the FBI is trying to track down the original social media post. But it is not an easy process. “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find…

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Pikes Peak Excludes Motorcycles for 2020

Pikes Peak to exclude motorcycle for 2020

The worst kind of heartbreak paid a visit to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this year, when motorcycle rider Carlin Dunne died during his run up the mountain. The Ducati North America rider was less than 20 yards from the finish when it’s thought he high-sided, then flew over the edge of the mountain followed by his Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype. Dunne was not only much loved in the motorcycle world, he had won on a bike…

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Free Charging on New Harley-Davidson LiveWire

Harley Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Free Charging

Harley-Davidson announced on Thursday that it will provide the equivalent of 500 kilowatt-hours of free charging at Electrify America chargers for customers who buy its new LiveWire electric motorcycle in the first year, that’s approximately 4,000 miles of free riding . Harley has been working on developing the LiveWire since 2014, and after multiple delays it is finally scheduled to go on sale next month for $29,799, plus delivery. The company…

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Carlin Dunne Dies After Highside at Pikes Peak

Carlin Dunne Crashes his Ducati Streetfighter V4 Panigale at Pikes Peak

An investigation by the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb’s race director and race safety team found that Carlin Dunne died Sunday after he “highsided coming into the last turn before the finish line,” race officials said Tuesday. Dunne’s 2019 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype was inspected, and there’s no evidence of a mechanical failure, a news release says. “After reviewing footage from the incident,” investigators determined that Dunne had highsided, which…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Bike

First Timer's Guide to Buying a Bike

The warm rays of the spring sun trigger an almost irresistible thought of riding following a bitter, cold winter. For bikers who live in less forgiving climates, that means bringing their motorcycles out of hibernation, maybe for a trip to Daytona Bike Week or something of the sort. For wanna-be motorcyclists, that means visits to their nearby dealers to throw a leg over the sexiest rides in the showroom. Love…

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Harley Unveils LiveWire Production Electric Bike

Harley-Davidson LiveWire Production Electric Bike Unveiled in Italy

Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire, the company’s first electric design, seemed like a one-off prototype when it appeared in 2014 with a potential $50,000 price tag and a unreasonably low range of only 53 miles. But the bike is very real, and it just made a public appearance at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, where loads of new information was announced. The bike will get power from a permanent magnet electric motor,…

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