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‘Business as usual’ at Touratech AG

German motorcycle accessory company Touratech AG has filed for insolvency, but riders have been assured it is not voluntary bankruptcy and it is still “business as usual”. It seems insolvency is similar to the American Chapter 11 which allows companies with liquidity problems to trade as normal to resolve financial issues. Robin Box of Touratech …

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Aussies sell Italian bikes to Yanks

Australian importing group Urban Moto Imports has been selected to take over the importing of Italian MV Agusta bikes into the US and Canada. The move shows how much faith the Italian manufacturer has in UMI. We wish them well, but it’s going to be a hard slog for the Aussies led by UMI CEO …

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Business takes motorcycle industry seriously

The first float of a motorcycle dealership network on the Australia Stock Exchange has been a success and focussed serious and favourable business attention on the motorcycle industry, according to the company’s boss. MotorCycle Holdings Managing Director David Ahmet says the float on April 29, 2016, was over-subscribed seven times. The company has 34 franchises …

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Anti-bikie laws cost industry $5m/week

Motorcycle businesses in Queensland are losing $5m a week in trade as the government’s crackdown on bikies places up to 10,000 jobs at risk. According to Australian Motorcycle Business Chamber founder Travis Windsor, there are 1500 motorcycle-related businesses in Queensland that turn over $1 billion a year and employ more than 10,000 people. “Since the …

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Is it wrong to feel like a rebel biker?

I’ve been testing a couple of bikes recently that got me thinking about being a supposedly rebel biker. Why are bikes and bikers cast as rebels, outlaws, or villains? And indeed is that a bad thing? I see bikes as a green solution to our woeful state of traffic, an easy way to clear up …

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