2019 Savic electric motorcycle prototype orders giants

Electric motorcycles leave giants in lurch

Start-ups making electric motorcycles and scooters are leaving behind the giants of traditional motorcycle manufacturing, according to American motorcycle industry guru Robert Pandya. “The motorcycling environment, technology, and customer are simply changing faster than our industry is adapting,” says Robert, a former Indian Motorcycle executive and now a senior motorcycle industry consultant. “Sure there are …

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Harley-Davidson Scooter small

Harley-Davidson goes small in 2020

The world’s most iconic big-bike manufacturer, Harley-Davidson, is thinking small for 2020 with the launch of a small-capacity motorbike in China, electric bicycles and an electric scooter. Baby Hog Last June Harley-Davidson announced plans for a joint venture with China’s Qianjiang to produce a motorcycle under their HD350 project, indicating a 350cc engine. However, it …

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Phil Health Harley-Davidson doom boom

Harley-Davidson doom or boom?

Critics have been lining up to foretell doom for Harley-Davidson for both being out of date with their pushrod ploughs yet too advanced with their expensive new electric bike. But long-time Harley-Davidson expert Phil Heath (career bio at the end of the article) reckons the doom sayers have got it wrong and Harley is destined to …

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Elvis Presley's Harley-Davidson golf cart

Elvis Presley’s Harley golf cart for sale

From 1963 to 1982, Harley-Davidson also made golf carts and the most famous, belonging to Elvis Presley, is now up for grabs. Harley did some strange things during the AMF years and this is one of the strangest! Golf cart The Elvis Harley golf cart is powered by a single-cylinder two-stroke engine but we don’t know …

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Cleveland Cyclewerks electric

Cleveland CycleWerks goes electric

American fun bike manufacturer Cleveland CycleWerks is the latest to join in the electric motorcycle trend that will define Whirring Twenties decade. For years now, the Ohio-based company has been designing small-capacity fun machines that have been built in China and retail for less than $50000. However, in March 2020 they plan to unveil their first American-built bike …

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BMW R 18/2 cruiser

2020 vision: Bikes you most want to ride

There is a host of exciting motorcycles being released in 2020 that have caught the attention of our more than 300,000 readers a month. We have gone over the reader statistics for our motorcycle stories, assessing multiple entries about particular bikes and also considered your comments. The statistical analysis arrives at what we think are …

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Bike of the Year

What is our 2019 Bike of the Year?

You will be stunned by our choice for the 2019 Bike of the Year! Read on. Unlike previous years, I have not ridden a lot of the new bikes this year. Manufacturers don’t seem to like what I have to say, so they don’t readily supply them. Reviewing new bikes is getting fairly pointless, anyway. …

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Ewan McGregor at A Harley

Charley and Ewan conclude electric adventure

Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor (pictured above) have concluded their electric adventure riding Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycles from Tiera Del Fuego in September. Their Long Way Up adventure has ended at the Los Angeles Harley dealership.   View this post on Instagram   Look who ended his cross continent trip! Ewan McGregor and his friends decided …

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Harley-Davidson HD350

Harley-Davidson ready for HD350 motorcycle

Harley-Davidson announced in June 2019 that it would build small-capacity bikes in China for the Asian market and now they are ready to go into production with the HD350 project. Harley isn’t the only company downsizing, mainly for the Asian market. A month after the Harley bombshell, Italian manufacturer MV Agusta confirmed they would make …

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Harley-Davidson Freewheeler trikes snobs

Harley-Davidson recalls Trikes over brake issue

Harley-Davidson Australia have recalled 363 trikes over an issue where a rear brake could suddenly activate. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says it affects the 2019-20 CVO Tri Glide, Tri Glide Ultra and Freewheeler. (VINs of affected vehicles listed at the end of this article.) “The electro-hydraulic control unit (EHCU) software …

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