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Harley-Davidson boss Matt Levatich quits

Harley-Davidson boss Matt Levatich has just announced his is stepping down as the company experiences its biggest sales slide since the Global Financial Crisis. In response to Levatich stepping down as CEO, president and board member, Harley shares jumped 4.9% on American markets. Levatich legacy Levatich took over in May 2015 and was pivotal in …

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Softail Standard

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard confirmed

As predicted last week, the Harley-Davidson FXST Softail Standard is confirmed to return mid-year after it was recently listed with the California Air Resources Board. One of the most popular Harley models ever sold in Australia will arrive at $A21,495 ($NZ22,750), ride away. This entry-level Softail will come in black only with a solo seat. It will be a long …

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131 Screamin' Eagle c rate motor

Harley unleashes 131 Screamin’ cubes

Harley-Davidson’s Screamin’ Eagles factory customs department has unleashed its biggest engine yet, the 131-cube (2147cc) crate motor. The Screamin’ Eagle Milwaukee Eight 131 Crate Engine features the same 114mm (4.5”) stroke as the 114 Milwaukee Eight, but has been bored out from 101mm (4”) to 109mm (4.31”). Harley claims it makes 90kW (121hp) of power …

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Walcha Motorcycle Weekend

Walcha Motorcycle Weekend revs up

The Walcha Motorcycle Weekend revs up next weekend  (15-17 November 2019) to replace the Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles and national Harley Owners Group (HOG) rally which were axed at the last minute. Among the many highlights will be the chance for riders to hear Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric motorcycle and even go for a “demo ride” on …

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rude boy bicycles

Harley-Davidson trademarks Rude Boy

Harley-Davidson trademarks often end up as names for their motorcycles, but in this case, Rude Boy will be used for their upcoming range of electric bicycles. The company has struck some trouble with the recent launch of their LiveWire electric motorcycle: The bike was delayed a month going into North America dealerships; Several dealerships refused to …

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Harley-Davidson plugs LiveWire back in

Production of the Harley-Davidson electric LiveWire motorcycle has started again after being stalled a few days this week over a problem with one home charger. The company says it was only a “single occurrence”. There was no problem with the motorcycle, only the charger. “We take pride in our rigorous quality assurance measures and our drive …

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Step up to 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

Step up to Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

The 2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special is a massive step up in technology, but not price. It now includes the Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) introduced in the electric LiveWire which will be available in Australia late next year. RDRS affects chassis control, electronic brake control and powertrain technology, basically providing a safer, more enjoyable riding experience …

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Harley-Davidson Low Rider S means business

Harley-Davidson Low Rider S means business

With its aggressive knuckles-to-the-wind riding position, 114-cube Milwaukee-Eight engine and sharpened steering, the Harley-Davidson Low Rider S really does mean business. And Harley-Davidson Australia will be hoping it means lost of business as did the original, short-lived 2016 Low Rider S with its 110-cube Screamin’ Eagle engine. That was a twin-shock Dyna. Now it’s part of the …

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Elvis Presley Harley-Davidson Electra Glide beat

Elvis Presley’s Harley set to be most expensive

Elvis Presley’s last motorcycle, a 1972 1200cc FLH Electra Glide, will go up for sale on 31 August 2019 at Kruse GWS Auctions and is expected to set auction records. GWS Auctions believe the motorcycle is worth about $A3m. If it does, it would smash the current auction record set on Australia Day 2018 by an Australian-owned 1951 …

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