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  • Trump announces reprieve for Rolling Thunder veterans motorcycle ride

    05/26/2019 7:59:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | May 26, 2019 09:28 AM | Zachary Halaschak
    President Trump announced Sunday the annual Rolling Thunder veterans gathering would go on past this year, which was expected to be its last ride. Since 1988, veterans and supporters have ridden motorcycles through Washington to show support and solidarity for prisoners of war and those missing in action. Organizers said there have been financial and logistical reasons for pulling the plug on the event after this year. But Trump tweeted Sunday that they would be returning. “The Great Patriots of Rolling Thunder WILL be coming back to Washington, D.C. next year, & hopefully for many years to come. It is...
  • Treasure trove of Indian motorcycles found in scrapyard sold for small fortune

    01/28/2019 2:15:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    FOX News ^ | 01/25/2019 | By Gary Gastelu
    Don’t judge a book by its cover. Especially when that book is a scrapyard. One of the most incredible collections of vintage Indian motorcycles and memorabilia was recently discovered on the property of RJ&C Metal Fabricators in Phoenix, after its owner Rickey Jensen passed away. There, in a locked shed behind the stacks of barrels, beams, random machinery and broken down cars were 15 Indian motorcycles, several of the brand’s bicycles and dozens of signs, clocks and promotional items. According to Mecum Auctions, Jensen mostly kept it a secret, and only one or two other people had ever even known...
  • Harley-Davidson now taking orders for its first electric motorcycle.

    01/10/2019 4:27:01 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 174 replies
    MSN ^ | 01-08-2019 | MSN
    The electric motorcycle that Harley-Davidson announced back in 2014 is finally hitting the market this year. Since 2014, Harley-Davidson has been working on developing its first electric motorcycle; at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, the company announced that the 2020 LiveWire model is finally available for pre-order before its official August launch.
  • Trump poses with supporter with sexist patch at motorcyclist event (You'll probably faint!)

    08/13/2018 7:54:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 13, 2018 | Anne Gearan
    BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. -- The dress code for President Trump’s by-invitation meet-and-greet with motorcycle enthusiasts here on Saturday was biker chic -- leather, bandannas and for at least one of the supporters who posed with Trump at the raucous event, sexist and other offensive patches. A bearded man who is part of a New Jersey “Bikers for Trump” group stood with the president as he shook hands inside his posh golf club near here, and again when the group posed for photos outside, engines revving. “I (heart) Guns & Titties,” reads one patch on the unidentified man’s vest. The patch...
  • Stunning ultra-sleek TMC Dumont motorcycle has record-breaking 36-inch hubless wheels [tr]

    08/08/2018 9:57:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2018 | Phoebe Weston
    A former Formula One driver has designed an ultra-sleek new motorbike, known as the TMC Dumont, powered by a vintage 300-horsepower Rolls-Royce Continental V6 aircraft engine. The futuristic ride has 36-inch hubless wheels – 'the largest wheels ever made for a motorcycle' according to the Brazilian creator Tarso Marques. The wheels are fixed to the base of the rim giving the motorcycle the appearance that it is 'floating' on the road. Creator Tarso Marques said he has been dreaming about the design for 15 years, which he describes as the 'most expressive event of customisation in the world'. The motorcycle...
  • Bikers in Sturgis salute the leader of their pack: President Trump

    08/07/2018 5:19:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    KRTV ^ | Aug 6, 2018 | CNN Wire
    Bikers in Sturgis salute the leader of their pack: President Trump Posted: Aug 06, 2018 10:27 AM Updated: Aug 06, 2018 By: CNN Wire (STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA) On Hogs and Indians, they rumble in from all points on the compass and explode the population of Sturgis, South Dakota, from less than 7,000 to nearly half a million. For one week each summer, they create a noisy pop-up city unlike any other and as the nation closes in on midterm elections, they lay bare America's political divides. While the modern-day biker tribe is vast and varied, containing more middle-aged couples than...
  • Bikers salute leader of their pack: Donald Trump

    08/06/2018 8:51:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KRTV-TV ^ | August 6, 2018 | CNN
    STURGIS, S.D. - On Hogs and Indians, they rumble in from all points on the compass and explode the population of Sturgis, South Dakota, from less than 7,000 to nearly half a million. For one week each summer, they create a noisy pop-up city unlike any other and as the nation closes in on midterm elections, they lay bare America's political divides. While the modern-day biker tribe is vast and varied, containing more middle-aged couples than brawling outlaws, one can go hours -- or days -- without seeing a person of color in the crowds here at one of the...
  • Travis Pastrana attempts infamous jump that almost killed Evel Knievel

    07/09/2018 5:37:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 9, 2018 | Kylie Mar
    Travis Pastrana honored legendary daredevil Evel Knievel Sunday night in attempting three of Knievel’s most dangerous jumps in a row on Evel Live. Pastrana wasn’t just setting out to complete the stunts, however, but to break Knievel’s records. Pastrana’s epic act started with the 50 Car Jump, followed by the Wembley Bus Jump. It ended with the infamous Caesars Palace Fountain Jump — a stunt that almost killed Knievel 50 years ago. “This is the most iconic jump in stunt lore,” Pastrana said. “In the history of stunts, this is the one. It’s the one because Evel never landed it.”
  • Another US motorcycle company considering moving production overseas

    06/30/2018 2:44:34 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/18 | Ma Greenwood
    Minnesota-based Polaris acknowledged on Friday that it is considering moving some production of its Indian Motorcycles overseas amid concerns over new tariffs from Europe. A spokeswoman for the company told The Associated Press that it could move some of its production to Poland from Iowa, but noted that "nothing is definitive." "We're looking at a range of mitigation plans," the spokeswoman, Jess Rogers, told the AP. Polaris did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.
  • Palmetto Politics: Bikers for Trump say it's OK to park Harleys and back the president

    06/30/2018 2:14:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | June 30, 2018
    It may be heresy, but the South Carolina man who founded Bikers for Trump is sticking with the president in his feud with Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Chris Cox of Mount Pleasant has been a faithful Harley loyalist but thinks Donald Trump's battle to win the global trade and tariff war will keep his biker buddies supporting Trump over their Harley allegiance. "Harley-Davidson has been kept above water because of the blood, sweat and spit of the veterans and the blue collar," Cox told Palmetto Politics. Those are the same veterans and blue collars who helped put Trump in the White House,...
  • Indian Motorcycle Tweets Video of American Manufacturing Amidst Harley-Davidson Drama

    06/30/2018 12:20:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Drive ^ | June 28, 2018 | Eric Brandt
    <p>The video below shows factory workers proudly doing their jobs at the Osceola, Wisconsin engine assembly plant. The plant recently built its 100,000th Indian Motorcycle engine and one worker expresses the “pride, craftsmanship, and honor” that goes into building every engine. Along with some testimonials, we get some cool footage of Indian bikes in action.</p>
  • U.S. rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo die in separate shootings

    06/19/2018 6:10:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | June 19, 2018 | Reuters
    Two up-and-coming U.S. rappers, XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, were killed on Monday in separate shootings near Miami and in Pittsburgh, police and local media reported. In Florida, the Broward County sheriff's office said that XXXTentacion, 20, was shot while leaving a motor sports dealership in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Miami. The rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was later pronounced dead, the sheriff's department said. "The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy, aka rapper #XXXTentacion," the sheriff's department said in a posting on Twitter....
  • Harley Davidson LiveWire Project (Jay Leno's Garage)

    03/18/2018 6:53:38 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jay Leno
    A road test of an electric powered Harley. I can see more market for an electric motorcycle for short commutes than I can an electric car Harley Livewire
  • Harley-Davidson to close KC plant

    01/30/2018 11:52:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 74 replies
    www.kmbc.com ^ | 01/30/2018 | Staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Harley-Davidson announced that it will close its Kansas City plant as the company moves to consolidate operations. In the company's fourth-quarter earnings report, Harley-Davidson said that the Kansas City motorcycle plant would be consolidated with its plant in York, Pa. Workers were reportedly told that the plant would close next year. A statement released from Harley-Davidson Tuesday morning said the plant would close in the third quarter of 2019. "As we continue to improve our cost structure and maintain world-class manufacturing operations, we are launching a significant, multi-year manufacturing optimization initiative that is anchored in the...
  • Harley-Davidson to launch first electric motorcycle within 18 months, but KC plant to close

    01/30/2018 10:32:22 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    bizjournals.com ^ | 1/30/2018 | Patrick Leary
    Harley-Davidson Inc. announced early Tuesday with its fourth quarter 2017 earnings report that it is on track to launch its first electric motorcycle within 18 months and that it will invest more aggressively in the electric avenue in an attempt to inspire ridership. But on the flip side, the motorcycle manufacturer also revealed plans to close its Kansas City, Mo., plant and fold those operations into its Pennsylvania facility. The Milwaukee-based company's (NYSE: HOG) announcement on its significant commitment to the future of its motorcycle technology and plant closure comes as motorcycle sales fell 6.7 percent worldwide in 2017, with...
  • Study shows the car you drive may reveal who you voted for

    11/29/2017 4:22:23 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 116 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 29, 2017 | By Michael McLaughlin
    Stanford University researcher used a computer algorithm to determined whether a neighborhood leaned to the left or right by looking at vehicles in 50 millions of images from Google Street View in 200 American cities. When sedans outnumbered pickup trucks, there was an 88 percent chance the city would vote Democratic. In areas with more pickup trucks, the odds switched to 82 percent in favor of Republicans, the researchers concluded.
  • 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...