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Harley claims buyers are more diverse

Half of all new Harley-Davidson motorcycles are bought by riders aged up to 34 years, female and ethnically diverse, says CEO and president Matt Levatich. His claims came in the announcement of the 2019 first-quarter results which show global sales down 3.8% to 49,151. Revenue was down $US1.38b (10.2%) and net income down $US127.9m. International …

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Motorcycle sales slide picks up pace

Motorcycle sales are continuing their slide and even picking up pace with a 14.6% drop in the first quarter of 2019. It’s the biggest quarterly drop since the slide began in 2017 and cause for concern. According to data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), 18,438 motorcycles, ATVs and scooters were …

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Ride-away deal on Suzuki GSX-S1000

Suzuki Australia is offering free on-road costs on their GSX-S1000 streetfighter saving riders $1200 from March 2019. The bike was updated for last year’s model with more power, torque and control, plus some cosmetic updates. It cost $16,690 ride away, but it is now being offered at $15,490 ride away in two new colours: Metallic Triton …

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Harley and Indian announce 2018 sales results

Electric bicycles in the snow, bikes made in Thailand and Europe, lower prices, higher costs, tariff wars and removable batteries are all part of the Harley-Davidson and Polaris 2018 sales and revenue results. Snow business Harley-Davidson spent the weekend showing off its new electric bicycle and scooter to young thrill-seekers at the X Games in …

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Are slow motorcycle sales cause for panic?

Motorcycle sales might be in a two-year slump in Australia, but there is no cause for general panic about the global motorcycle industry just yet. (By the way, the top photo is from the fictional film “The Last Motorcycle on Earth“, and is not cause for panic! Watch the movie trailer at the end of …

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2019 Suzuki deal on dark Boulevard M109R

Suzuki deal on dark Boulevard M109R

Suzuki Australia is doing a ride-away deal on the 2019 Boulevard M109R which now comes in two new colour schemes with dark accents. Price is $18,990 ride away, which means a saving on rego and other delivery costs of about $1000. The new colours are white with blue trim and wheel rims, or black and …

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Why are bike sales in a two-year slump?

Motorcycle sales are now in a two-year slump in Australia and it’s time to ask what can be done about it. While it’s good news in the short term for customers with bike companies likely to offer discounts and dealers ready to do deals, it is not good for the industry and customers in the long …

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BMW warranty and package deal sets standard

BMW Motorrad Australia has increased its warranty to three years on all new bikes and now offers discount package service deals on new and used bikes. While the car industry has up to seven-year warranties, the bulk of the motorcycle industry offers two-year warranties. Yamaha offers a five-year warranty on its Star cruisers and the …

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Two-year bike sales slump continues

Australian motorcycle, ATV and scooter sales have been in a continual slump since the start of 2017 with sales up to the end of the third quarter of 2018 dropping a further 6.2% to 68,494. That’s down a massive 10,743 or 13.5% on the five-year high of 79,237 sold in the first three quarters of …

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Aldi sale claims more safety and women’s jacket

Aldi’s annual motorcycle gear sale next weekend (August 18, 2018) claims accredited safety gear, the first leather jacket for women and an Australian-approved helmet for just $79.99. Each year the sale is so popular, riders line up outside hours before and many products are sold out within minutes. Fans of Aldi gear say it is …

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