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  • Harley-Davidson Spirals Down, Announces US Layoffs, Builds Factory in Thailand

    07/21/2017 8:13:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 101 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 18 July 2017 | Wolf Richter
    Shares of Harley-Davidson (HOG) dropped 10% in the morning after the company reported second-quarter earnings and were down nearly 6% at the end of the day. Almost everything was bad. Retail sales by its dealers in the US fell 9.3% in Q2, compared to a year ago, to 49,668 motorcycles. They were “down more than we anticipated,” the company said. And with “soft sales across most markets,” sales by its dealers globally fell 6.7%. “Industry new motorcycle sales deterioration continued,” the company said in its presentation, lamenting “weak industry sales on soft used bike prices.” In addition to the industry...
  • Motorcyclist detained for driving at protesters on SF street (He'll be called a white supremacist)

    06/21/2017 6:54:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 21, 2017 | Sarah Ravani and Filipa Ioannou
    San Francisco police detained a motorcyclist who they said drove his bike at a group of protesters demonstrating against the federal health care bill in an apparent attempt to hit them, according to witnesses as well as photographs and videos from the scene. A few dozen people were staging a “die-in” early Wednesday afternoon on Seventh Street near Mission Street when the man on a red motorcycle appeared, said one of the protesters, 43-year-old Tracey Brieger of Emeryville. She said the activists, some of whom held up posters that looked like tombstones to decry the Republican health care bill designed...
  • Harley-Davidson Workers Ride Into Washington to Meet Trump

    02/02/2017 5:15:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | February 2, 2017 | Tom Schuba
    After a meeting in Milwaukee was abruptly canceled, President Donald Trump met Thursday with a group of Harley-Davidson employees, who arrived at the White House on a fleet of motorcycles. Trump was planning to meet Thursday with Harley-Davidson executives at a Milwaukee factory, but the company reportedly pulled out earlier this week, fearing protests. During Thursday’s meeting, Trump lauded Harley-Davidson as a "true American icon,” thanking the steel workers and machinists who traveled to Washington for the meeting. “In this administration our allegiance will be to the American workers and to American businesses, like Harley-Davidson,” Trump told reporters....
  • EPA: Harley-Davidson Must Buy Stoves As Punishment For Air Violations

    08/19/2016 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 19, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is going after Harley-Davidson for allegedly selling motorcycles that emit more air pollution than the almighty federal government allows, and is punishing them by making them pay for people’s stoves. The federal tree-hugging watchdog complained that the motorcycle company “manufactured and sold approximately 340,000 illegal devices, known as ‘super tuners,’ that, once installed, caused motorcycles to emit higher amounts of certain air pollutants than what the company certified to EPA.” “Since January 2008, Harley-Davidson has manufactured and sold two types of tuners, which when hooked up to Harley-Davidson motorcycles, allow users to modify certain aspects...
  • Ambulance Stopped by ATVs and Motorcycles while Transporting a Child

    04/07/2016 1:39:13 PM PDT · by jumpingcholla34 · 46 replies
    WTOP.COM ^ | April 7 2016 | Megan Cloherty
    A commercial ambulance crew told the Department of Health they were swarmed by about 30 ATV and motorcycle riders on March 23 on Michigan Avenue near North Capitol Street. The incident description said the group blocked the ambulance, which was carrying an intensive care patient being transported to a children's unit, and forced it to stop even though the ambulance used its lights and sirens in an attempt to get by. The crew reported one of the drivers opened the ambulance door and accused the ambulance driver of cutting the group off.
  • Patriot Guard motorcyclist in funeral procession struck, dies at hospital

    03/29/2016 8:27:58 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 17 replies
    KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | March 28, 2016 | Alex Fees
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - At Archway Memorial Chapel in Hazelwood, owner Kenneth McGhee had nothing but good things to say about the Patriot Guard Riders, a volunteer motorcycle group that escorts funeral processions for fallen service members. "Very kind people, very diligent," McGhee said. "They are very dignified and very proud of the service they provide for fellow veterans." McGhee was particularly distressed to learn that a 64-year-old Patriot Guard Rider was struck by a vehicle and killed in south St. Louis County Monday while escorting a procession that originated at his funeral home. "Until we learned the...
  • Ok all I have an Issue/Problem/Question...

    03/14/2016 11:22:18 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 30 replies
    13 Mar 2016 | US Navy Vet
    ...Has anyone here EVER replaced a 1993 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic Motorcycle Starter/Battery Cables and if so...
  • One killed, multiple injuries after melee at Denver convention, police say

    01/30/2016 2:37:55 PM PST · by nuconvert · 24 replies
    Fox ^ | 1-30-16
    <p>At least one person has been killed and multiple others injured after what one bystander described as a fight between rival biker gangs at a motorcycle exposition in Denver, police told the Denver Post.</p> <p>At least nine people have been sent to area hospitals, according to Denver Health.</p>
  • 8 Long-Lost Brough Motorcycles Found Rotting Are Up for Sale

    12/15/2015 1:51:48 PM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    Villamars ^ | 2.15.15 | Alex Davies
    Bonhams will auction off eight Brough Superior motorcycles, which spent five decades in barns in a Cornwall village before their discovery.
  • Bride Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Way to Reception Minutes After Marrying New Husband

    11/09/2015 5:58:52 PM PST · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | November 9, 2015 | Inside Edition
    An Illinois bride died just minutes after saying "I do" to the love of her life when the motorcycle she and her groom were riding to their reception crashed, family said. Jana Miles-Burnett exchanged vows with William Burnett, 31, in a city park in Buckner, Illinois about 6:30 p.m. Saturday ... It was during the procession that a deer ran onto the road and into the newlyweds' lane, causing a crash that threw Miles-Burnett, 40, to the ground ...
  • What the Parts Man Sees (some motorcycle-buying considerations)

    07/12/2015 10:16:56 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 48 replies
    City Bike ^ | May 2015 | Maynard Hershon
    I saw my buddy Al in a café, having lunch alone and sat down with him. He sells clothing and accessories in a multi-line (Triumph and Italian) motorcycle shop. You pass by him and are greeted by him on your way to the showroom or service department. He mentioned to me long ago that you could tell what a person rides when you see him walk in the door. Is that true? “Oh, yes,” he said. “You can tell. “A Moto-Guzzi customer is older, gray hair, heavier-set, rides by himself, comes in alone. Guzzi riders are different from riders of...
  • 2015 Hollister (CA) Freedom Rally pix

    07/03/2015 6:30:02 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 14 replies
    7/3/15 | marty
    Some of what we saw today at the Hollister CA Motorcycle Rally
  • GOP hopefuls skip IA pig-roast/cycle-ride leave Harley enthusiasts Walker & Perry to impress on hogs

    06/06/2015 3:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    the London Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2015 | Francesca Chambers in Des Moines
    * Iowa Senator Joni Ernst and co. are taking off from a Harley-Davidson dealership this morning in Des Moines for a 39 mile ride to Boone * Ride honoring the nation's veterans attracted only one candidate for the White House: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker * Perry will also ride with a group of veterans to Ernst's first annual 'Roast and Ride' but he's starting in Perry, Iowa * Will keep the spotlight on Perry, who is making the journey with Taya Kyle, wife of 'American Sniper,' and Marcus Luttrell, the 'Lone Survivor' * A half a dozen current and presumed...
  • Waco Judge Agrees to Let Most Bikers Go If They Sign Contract Not to Sue for Wrongful Arrest

    06/01/2015 5:57:56 AM PDT · by bgill · 353 replies
    Washington Weekly News ^ | May 31, 2015 | Looney and Conrad Law Firm
    “It appears the public defenders office in McLennan County is involved in this scurrilous activity,” said Paul Looney, a Houston attorney with Looney & Conrad, P.C. “I’ve never seen anything like the lawlessness that the authorities have perpetrated on these people and now to add insult to injury they are trying to cover their own tracks in exchange for bond.”
  • Indian Motorcycles Announces Special Scout Series, Leads with Awesome Military Scout

    05/11/2015 12:13:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    A Ride Apart via Yahoo Autos ^ | 5/11/15 | Gary Ilminen
    Indian Motorcycle has announced that through 2015, it will roll out a series of custom Indian Scouts designed and built by some of America’s top custom bike builders. Each will be designed to celebrate an important Indian Scout milestone since the model’s orignial debut in 1920. Each of the custom Scouts will be accompanied by vignettes to share the legacy of the Indian Scout. Leading off the series is the the Custom Military Scout, which will be accompanied by a vignette narrated by Mark Wahlberg. The Custom Military Scout was designed and built by custom builder Klock Werks Kustom Cycles...
  • Teenager shot dead and three others wounded during Mother's Day 'bike blessing' festival

    05/11/2015 7:08:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 11, 2015 | Wills Robinson
    A teenager has reportedly been killed and three others have been gunned down during a Mother's Day motorcycling rally. The boy, who is said to be 14, was reportedly hit in the head by shots fired at random while attending the Mother's Day Bike Blessing in Newark, New Jersey. Witnesses on social media described how EMTs gave the victim CPR in front of the horrified crowd.
  • It's the nTH (I lost count) Annual FReeper Motorcycle Show 'n' Shine

    04/30/2015 1:46:40 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 31 replies
    4/30/15 | marty_f
    Post pix of your spiffed-out motorcycle ride here
  • Motoped motorized survival bike will get you there and back

    08/01/2014 10:18:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    What’s better than a survival vehicle that doesn’t need gas, but is happy to burn it when you can get your hands on some? Motorized bicycle builder Motoped has unveiled the new Black Ops edition of its Kickstarter-funded creation.
  • ‘Rolling Thunder’ Rumbles Through Washington D.C. in Honor of Nation’s Veterans (Video)

    05/26/2014 9:10:17 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 42 replies
    Thousands of bikers roared through the nation’s capitol on Sunday for a “Ride for Freedom.” The Rolling Thunder displayed American flags in a display of respect for those veterans who lost their lives in the nation’s wars. The Rolling Thunder will take part in the annual National Memorial Day Parade today. God bless you all! WATCH:
  • Motorcycle helmet law advocates say rising Florida deaths prove need

    04/26/2014 2:51:15 PM PDT · by Decombobulator · 33 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 04/18/2014
    Mandatory motorcycle helmet laws are at the end of the road in Florida, despite a sharp rise in cycling deaths. Florida repealed its helmet law in 2000, and virtually no one in Tallahassee is talking about bringing it back. But beyond its borders, Florida is emerging as a national poster child for mandatory helmet laws. Safety advocates recently used Florida's example to help beat back attempts to repeal helmet laws in Louisiana, Nebraska, Tennessee and Vermont. The same legislative fight is raging in five other states. "The first time I looked at Florida's data, it was hard to believe. That's...