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More variants for Harley-Davidson Streetfighter

Harley-Davidson is expected to have several variants of its new Bronx range later this year including a naked streetfighter, a street tracker and a cafe racer. So far, the company has only revealed the streetfighter version. More variants However, trademark drawings support a street tracker version and images from an internal presentation to investors also suggest a cafe …

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More motorcycle factory closures during pandemic

The list of motorcycle factory closures due to the coronavirus pandemic is growing daily with MV Agusta and Indian Motorcycles finally joining. The MV factory on the shores of beautiful Lake Varese in Lombardy, an early epicentre of the virus in Italy, had been continuing with a reduced workforce. Now they have announced that from …

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Sacked Harley boss paid $11m, say investors

A boardroom battle is brewing at Harley-Davidson as investors trying to wrestle control have suggested CEO and president Matt Levatich was sacked last month and was paid a record $11m last year. His departure comes as the company experiences its biggest sales slide since the Global Financial Crisis. Hedge fund Impala Asset Management who have a 1.2% share …

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BMW joins motorcycle manufacturing halt

The coronavirus pandemic has halted motorcycle manufacturing in the USA and Europe with BMW Motorrad the latest to temporarily stop assembly lines. BMW Motorrad has halted manufacturing at its Spandau factory n Berlin and G 310 production is now only hold after the TVR plant that makes them in India shut down on 23 March 2020 for …

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Harley-Davidson suspend production

Harley-Davidson has joined several other motorcycle manufacturers in temporarily suspending production due to the pandemic threat. The company announced it will suspend the majority of its production at its US manufacturing facilities until March 29 after an employee at their Pilgrim Rd, Milwaukee, plant tested positive for Covid-19. Ducati has extended its factory closure until …

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Enevate drops electric bike hurdle

Electric motorcycles could soon recharge to 75% capacity in as little as five minutes, according to Californian battery company, Enevate. Company spokesman Bill Blanning tells us they are “talking to motorcycle and scooter makers worldwide” about their Li-ion batteries that use silicon-dominant anodes.  “We are not ready to disclose that just yet. Stay tuned,” he says …

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