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Harley-Davidson sheds jobs for savings

Harley-Davidson will shed 640 jobs this year for millions of dollars in savings as it streamlines the company to respond to weakening demand for their bikes. Last month the company sacked 90 staff at their York Vehicle Operations in Pennsylvania and 50 at its Tomahawk facility in Wisconsin after temporarily suspending production over the pandemic …

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Norton boss Stuart Garner at Donington Castle

Former Norton boss to sell properties

Properties owned by former Norton Motorcycles boss, Stuart Garner, have hit the market at £13m, which is £1m short of the amount he owes to investors. Last month, Garner was ordered to pay back £14m to pensioners who invested in retirement funds not knowing he was dishonestly using the money to prop up his ailing …

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Indian opens in two Queensland dealerships

Indian Motorcycle Australia has announced two new dealerships in Queensland to replace the company dealership in Brisbane. The opulent two-storey Fortitude Valley dealership will close on 24 July 2020. Existing dealerships It will be replaced by joining two existing multi-brand dealerships. One will be a TeamMoto dealership in Moss St, Springwood, south of Brisbane, and …

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Snake hitches ride on Royal Enfield

The thought of a snake hitching a ride on your motorcycle sends shivers down the spine, but it has happened. In the latest incident, a Mumbai man was alerted by another motorist to a snake under the seat of his Royal Enfield. The rider stopped in the middle of Indian traffic and used a stick …

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Ducati Mona Lisa aids COVID recovery

Ducati puts smile on Mona Lisa’s face

No wonder Mona Lisa is smiling! “Ducati Mona Lisa” is the name of the work of art created by the French artist Jisbar (born Jean-Baptiste Launay) which will be auctioned on Thursday 16 July 2020 to raise funds for the #RaceAgainstCOVID. The charity was organised by the Borgo Panigale motorcycle manufacturer in support of the …

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Motorcycle safety scholar Dr Wigan retires

Australian motorcycle road safety will be a little poorer with the retirement of 50+-year scholar and transport consultant Dr Marcus R. Wigan. The Emeritus Professor of Transport and Information Systems Edinburgh Napier University says it is time to hang up his mortar board. Over the past half century Dr Wigan, aged 78, has produced many …

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Road safety program targets children

A new road safety program called RoadSet is targeting school children from Year Nine with plans to ramp up motorcycle awareness. The free online interactive teaching program, launched by the Australian Road Safety Foundation, is designed to help young people become better road users. RoadSet program RoadSet combines original animation with “gamified” interactions to deliver engaging content …

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Harley-Davidson & Piaggio take out loans

Harley-Davidson and the Piaggio Group of motorcycle and scooter companies have announced massive loans to get back on their feet after the pandemic. In June, Harley-Davidson announced it had access to a loan of up to $US350 million (about $A500 million) over the next year. While it has not committed to the entire amount of the …

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