Harley-Davidson Kansas City factory waiving

Harley closes factory in global sales slump

The global motorcycle sales slump has forced Harley-Davidson to close one factory, while Royal Enfield sales cool and Indian Motorcycle sales boom. Harley will close their Kansas City plant which makes Softail, Sportster and Street models and move operations to their York, Pennsylvania, factory which assembles Touring, CVO and Trike models and makes parts such as frames, …

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Aussie Vincent Black Lightning sets world record

On Australia Day, an Australian speed-record-holding 1951 Vincent Black Lightning has set a world record at the Bonham’s annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction. The 1951 Vincent Black Lightning sold for $US929,000 ($A1,155,000, €748,500), making it the most valuable motorcycle ever sold at auction.  The record was previously held by a yellow 1915 Cyclone owned by …

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2018 BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS slide

BMW defies global sales slide

BMW Motorrad has defied the global slide in motorcycle sales with its seventh record year of sales, up 13.2%. As of June 2017 a total of 164,153 vehicles were supplied to customers, compared with 145,032 in 2016. BMW Motorrad sales and marketing boss Timo Resch says the 2018 launch of the new F 750 GS and F …

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Ducati pins hopes on new models

Ducati has recorded its eighth consecutive sales record year, but the growth rate is slowing alarmingly and the brand is pinning its hopes on some new and unique models. In 2017, Ducati recorded just 0.7% increase worldwide from 55,451 to 55,871. Any company would be happy with a positive result in a contracting market. However, the …

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Honda leads January sales rush

Honda Australia has started the expected January sales rush after the motorcycle market recorded a dismal sales result in 2017. Total national sales of motorcycles, scooters and ATVs were down 9.3%. Click here to read full results. While Honda remained the market leader and sales were down 8%, which was less than across the industry, …

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Motorcycle discounts tipped for New Year

Riders should expect a host of discount offers in the New Year after Australian motorcycle, scooter and ATV sales continued to decline in the important Christmas quarter of 2017. Overall, the market was down a massive 9.3% from 114,770 to 104,111. It was the first full-year negative result since the GFC. Every sector was down, …

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Paul Baltzer with his 1973 Triumph Bobber custom and 1970s Harley Shovelhead that he will show at the 2017 RACQ MotorFest wave

Triumph Motorcycles rides the retro wave

Triumph Motorcycles has ridden a wave of interest in retro motorcycles to post a 22% increase in revenue and 12.7% increase in sales in the 2016/17 financial year. The British company says their customers are typically men aged 40 and over who have spurred a 300% increase in retro models over the past five years. …

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2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout boy

Breakout breaks out of market slump

The Harley-Davidson Breakout has claimed the top-selling spot for the first time as the Australian motorcycle industry continues its first prolonged slump since the GFC. Usually the top-selling bike in Australia is a postie bike, peewee, trail bike or cheap learner, not a large motorcycle costing more than $30,000. However, the Breakout, which has been …

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Motorcycle sales recovering

Motorcycle sales appear to be recovering after a very shaky start to the year with Harley-Davidson continuing to lead the road bike category. Sales were down 6.7% in the first quarter but, thanks to a slight recovery in the second quarter, they are now down 4.1% in the first half, according to the VFACTS report …

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Indian launches test ride competition

Indian launches test ride competition

Indian Motorcycle Australia is offering test riders the opportunity to win a motorcycle with their 1 in 50 Competition. If you book a “Weekend Escape” on any Indian motorcycle before the end of September 2017, and buy a bike from their Polaris-owned Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Perth dealerships, you have a one-in-50 chance of winning …

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