Harley-Davidson FLHRS Road King Special thailand

Harley-Davidson plans Thailand manufacturing

Harley-Davidson has announced it will assemble motorcycles in Thailand from 2018 for the Chinese and South-East Asian markets. Back in February, we pointed out that HD had bought a large parcel of land in Thailand where it was rumoured they would build an assembly plant.  That’s no longer a rumour. It is not known whether Australia …

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Bill Davidson Harley-Davidson 100 years

Bill Davidson shares road safety tip

In a near half century of riding, Bill Davidson, great grandson of Harley-Davidson founder William A. Davidson, has had only one minor motorcycle crash on the road. The company vice-president was in Australia last week for the 100th anniversary of the iconic brand in Australia. The celebrations included a 2300km ride from Brisbane to Melbourne. We followed Bill …

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Bill Davidson Harley-Davidson 100 years

Bill Davidson says Harley serious about 100 new models

Harley-Davidson is serious about developing 100 new models in the next 10 years and is not just grabbing headlines, says Bill Davidson, great grandson of founder William A. Davidson. Early this year company boss Matt Levatich said they would unveil 50 new models in five years and last month updated that comment to 100 new …

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Win Harley jacket, watch at store opening

Win Harley jacket, watch at store opening

The second Harley-Davidson dealership in Auckland, New Zealand, is opening with a party and a Harley jacket and watch to give away. North Auckland Harley-Davidson will open on Saturday (May 13, 2017) with a barbecue and drinks and proceeds going to the Pink Ribbon charity, NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. The electric Project Livewire motorcycle will …

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Josh, Nici and Paul brain cancer research

Harley donates $100k to brain cancer

Harley-Davidson Australia has invited two brain cancer patients on its 100th anniversary ride with Harley “royalty” and is donating $100,000 to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Brain cancer patients Paul McLean and Josh Chalmers are accompanying Bill Davidson, great grandson of a company founder, on the anniversary ride from Sydney to Melbourne. And when they …

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Harley-Davidson Australia 100th anniversary Bell Custom 500 helmet

Bell marks 100 years of Aussie Harley

A limited edition of 1000 Bell Custom 500 helmets has been produced to honour 100 years of Harley-Davidson in Australia, but you better be quick.   Dealers only have a limited supply in various sizes and all were quickly sold out at Morgan & Wacker on Saturday at their launch party for the week-long 100th anniversary …

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Scruffy customer buys Harley with cash

Scruffy customer buys Harley with cash

This scruffy and elderly Thai mechanic was shunned by several motorcycle dealerships before he finally bought a Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Sportster with cash. Lung Decha is reported by AsiaOne.com as being an “honest and diligent mechanic who has partially retired from work”. He does not smoke, drink or gamble and saved his money to buy his …

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HD 100th Anniversary Street Glide signed by Willie G

Harley-Davidson Australia celebrates 100th

Harley-Davidson is celebrating 100 years in Australia by giving away a Street Glide (pictured above) signed by Willie G. Davidson and a Big Ride to dealerships with Bill Davidson. Willie G. is the grandson of founder William A. Davidson and Bill is Willie’s son. For a chance to win the Willie G. Street Glide, riders have …

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BMX and mountain bike racing couple Barry Nobles of the USA and Aussie Olympian Carline Buchanan share a passion for two wheels that extends to their Harleys. shares intimacy

Harley and BMW lead brand intimacy study

Harley-Davidson sales may be down in the USA, but Americans still feel very intimate about the famous Milwaukee brand, according to the 2017 Brand Intimacy Report. The biennial report has rated Harley as the top automotive brand for customer “intimacy” ahead of BMW, Toyota and Honda. The authoritative report is a study of brands based …

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2017 Harley-Davidson Touring models get the 107 Milwaukee Eight engine Road King air-cooled

When will air-cooled Harleys end?

The ever-toughening emissions laws have many riders wondering when will air-cooled engines in brands such as Harley-Davidson come to a sad end. The good news, is it’s a long way off yet! That’s according to Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Product Portfolio director Peter Michael Keppler. Ironically, Peter was speaking to us at the launch of the liquid-cooled …

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