Will riders really boycott Harley-Davidson? Trump

Will riders really boycott Harley-Davidson?

Speculation of a boycott of Harley-Davidson over plans to shift some production overseas are blown out of proportion, yet it hasn’t stopped President Trump from tweeting about it or US media from lapping it up. Poor old Harley has become the whipping boy in the ongoing trade war negotiations and has battened down the hatches, …

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Benelli to open motorcycle factory in India

Benelli is the latest motorcycle manufacturer to announce it will open a factory to assemble and build bikes in India, the largest motorcycle market in the world. The Italian company was established in 1911 but is now owned by Chinese company Group Qianjiang with a mixture of manufacture in Shanghai, China, and Pesaro, Italy. Indian factory …

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Does Harley-Davidson plan auto emergency brakes?

Harley-Davidson has reportedly applied for a patent for sensors that detect road hazards such as wildlife and then apply auto emergency braking. After Harley-Davidson stunned the world last week by announcing plans to introduce electric motorbikes and bicycles, and an adventure bike, the rumour mill is now in overdrive. The latest rumour about auto emergency …

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Harley plans adventure, streetfighters and electric bicycles

Harley-Davidson electric LiveWire adds range

Harley-Davidson unveiled its LiveWire electric prototype in 2014 with 100km of range, but will deliver a slightly different production model next year with a bigger battery that goes further. The new LiveWire was unveiled on Monday along with a bold new model line-up for the future including smaller electrics, electric bicycles, and new petrol-powered bikes …

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Harley plans adventure, streetfighters and electric bicycles

Harley plans adventure, streetfighters & electrics

Harley-Davidson has announced its most diverse range of motorcycles yet, including an adventure bike (pictured above), streetfighters, electric bikes and bicycles, and small-capacity motorbikes. It’s part of a bold $US275 million investment plan to generate more than $1 billion in extra sales, particularly in India and China, and meet CEO Matt Levitch’s promise last year …

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Indian Motorcycle to add European production

Indian Motorcycle has announced plans to increase production in their Polaris plant in Poland to avoid 31% European tariffs on US goods, Associated Press has reported. This follows Harley-Davidson’s announcement it would also move more production offshore, probably to a new facility opening in Thailand next month for the same reason. However, Harley had planned …

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Euro designer arrives for custom build

Euro designer arrives for custom Sportster build

The chief designer of Europe’s oldest Harley-Davidson dealership is heading to Australia’s oldest Harley dealership to work on a custom build. Charlie Stockwell of Warr’s Harley-Davidson, in London, will help Nikki Brown-Shepherd, one half of the Brisbane Iron Sisters, to customise her Iron 883 at Morgan & Wacker, the oldest Harley dealership outside the US. Charlie …

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Aussie Harley dealers take on world

Seventeen Australian and New Zealand Harley-Davidson dealers will take on the world in the Battle of the Kings custom motorcycle build-off for the first time since its launch in 2015. MotorbikeWriter.com has been invited to be one of the judges in the Australian leg of the competition to find a finalist to compete against winners …

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