Patrick Simmons Doobie Bros Harley-Davidson politics

Harley-Davidson avoids politics at party

Thanks “Don’t let politics divide us,” a Doobie Brothers guitarist told the crowd at the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary celebrations in Milwaukee at the weekend. It’s the height of rudeness to discuss politics at a party. So Harley executives have refused to talk politics, tariffs and President Donald Trump at their all-weekend party. Instead, they concentrated on …

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Top tips for tight motorbike turns

Top tips for tight motorbike turns

Most riders have dumped a bike at some time in their riding career while trying to do a tight turn. It’s a skill many people never develop or practise, but it can help you become a better and safer motorcyclist. The civilian and police riders competing in the American motorcycle skills competition at the Harley-Davidson …

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How to pick up a heavy motorcycle Kaitlin Riley

How to pick up a heavy motorcycle

Most people who drop a motorcycle are embarrassed and a little shaken and don’t pick up their bike the proper way. While it may be important to pick up the bike straight away to avoid being a danger to other traffic, you could damage your back or your bike if you don’t do it properly.  …

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2019 Harley-Davidson Softail FXDR 114

2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR hits the track

Harley-Davidson has unveiled the new Softail FXDR 114 with a light weight aluminium swingarm, upside-down forks and chamfered exhaust for more corner clearance. To feature its sporty prowess, the launch video shows the bike on the High Plains race circuit in Colorado. The solo-seat FXDR arrives in Australia in the next month at $35,495 ride …

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2017 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide with Contrast Chrome Slicer Wheels auto

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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