Harley has a ‘cow’ as sales slide

Harley has a ‘cow’ as sales slide

Harley-Davidson revenue has dropped 14% in the first quarter as a Bollywood actor has called for the company to be banned in India for selling cow leather products. The Milwaukee company blames the slide in sales on weak pricing for used motorcycles, a buildup of 2016 inventory at dealers and sluggish sales in areas of the …

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Motorcycle sales crash in first quarter

Motorcycle sales crash in first quarter

Australian motorcycle sales have hit their first downturn in several years with a massive 13.4% decline to 21,794 in the first quarter of 2017. Road bikes had been performing best of all over the past few years, but were down by 15.5% in the quarter. Off-road bikes were down 15.3%, scooters again fell significantly (22.3%) …

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Kawasaki offers free KLR650 luggage

Kawasaki offers free KLR650 luggage

Kawasaki is currently doing a great deal that makes the versatile go-anywhere 2017 KLR650 adventurer even more attractive. Buy the bike now and they will throw in a free luggage kit valued at more than $800. It includes soft saddlebags, matching tank bag and tail bag, so you can carry a lot of gear. The …

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Honda Africa Twin claims altitude record discount war

Honda Red Sale continues discount war

Honda has embarked on a discount war over the past year in an effort to return to the top of the road bike sales after Harley-Davidson has repeatedly topped the list. We suspect with the motorcycle industry first-quarter results due in the next couple of days that the news isn’t great for Honda. That’s why they are …

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Suzuki 650 V-Strom DL650 and scooters recalled

Suzuki six-day sale starts tomorrow

Suzuki Australia has announced their six-day sale which kicked off on March 11, 2017, will be extended another six days. It includes virtually all motorcycles and ATVs at participating stores. The bargains feature the V-Strom 650 (pictured above) full-powered and LAMS versions for $9990 ride away. That’s a substantial saving as the LAMS bike is normally $11,290 …

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Victory Motorcycles now collector bikes?

The recent announcement that Victory Motorcycles is ceasing production seems to have started a rush on sales of the bikes in Australia with some wanting them as a collector item. Sales people tell us that some customers and the odd collector or two are snapping them up. There are plenty of demo deals and discounts on …

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BMW and Ducati hail record sales

BMW and Ducati hail record sales

BMW and Ducati have announced record sales for the past six and seven years consecutively in 2016 and have set optimistic goals for 2017. BMW Motorrad increased sales by 5.9% to 145,032, their sixth consecutive record sales year while Ducati sales were up 1.2% to 55,451, their seventh consecutive record year. BMW says its biggest …

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Honda CB500R CB500F and CB500X January sales war

January motorcycle discounts begin

Honda has fired the starting gun on the annual January motorcycle sales war with discounts across its road bike range with more coming from CFMoto and probably Victory. CFMoto has also announced it’s discounting $500 from its 650NK naked bike ($6490 ABS, $5990 non-ABS ride away). We are also expecting an announcement in January about discounts …

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Are riders entering a golden age?

Is motorcycling entering a golden age?

The last golden age of motorcycling was in the ‘70s, but with bike sales in Australia the best for seven years and fifth best of all time, maybe we are returning to the golden ages. Unfortunately, the sales figures aren’t reflected elsewhere in the world except India which is up by more than a quarter and …

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2017 Suzuki DR650SE with free adventure kit

Suzuki DR650SE adds free adventure kit

Suzuki now has stock of the 2017 DR650SE in black with flashes of “electric blue” at $8990 with a free Adventure Kit worth $450. The adventure kit consists of a Suzuki aluminium bashplate, rear luggage rack and Barkbuster VPS hand guards. There is no doubting best-value, indestructible adventure bikes on the market. The price has been …

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