Harley-Davidson execs meet President Trump copycat cow debate waiving tariffs

Harley, Indian bit by Trump tariffs

Prices of Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycles could rise after President Donald Trump announced import tariffs of  25% on steel and 10% on aluminium. How much imported steel and aluminium goes into their bikes is not known. However, US investment firm Wedbush Securities estimates the increased import tariffs could add up to $30m a year in costs …

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2018 Jack Daniel's Scout Bobber in gold and black

Indian Scout Bobber features real gold

For the third year, Indian Motorcycle has collaborated with Jack Daniel’s to produce a limited-edition motorcycle, this time a Scout Bobber with real gold paint. It is available on order in Australia for $24,995 ride away, compared with the standard Bobber at $18,995. Click here to read our Scout Bobber review. It may sound expensive, …

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Ducati flat track (photo AFT)

Ducati chases flat track glory

Indian Motorcycle swept Harley-Davidson aside last year in the American Flat Track championships in a PR coup and now Ducati wants a slice of the action. The big motorcycle companies are spending up big on the sport which they believe will attract a younger demographic to their brands. Ducati has posted a $180,000-plus contingency and …

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Silver Indian Chieftain Elite

Hi-Ho Silver Indian Chieftain Elite!

Silver is the new black at Indian Motorcycle which has released a limited edition Chieftain Elite in a hand-painted and “marbled” silver paint job. Indian Australia says it will arrive here midyear in “limited numbers” at $47,995 ride away which is the same price as last year’s hand-painted Chieftain Elite in Fireglow Red Candy with Marble …

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Swiss Indian Motorcycle watches by Baume and Mercier

Swiss watches tribute to Indian Motorcycle

Swiss watchmaker Baume & Mercier is again paying tribute to Indian Motorcycle with a two-piece collection in their Clifton Club Legend Tributes range. The new limited-edition chronographs (fancy name for watches) honour the Scout and Chief models and will be available from April. No prices are yet available. But don’t get too excited as their previously …

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Indian Roadmaster Classic on the Oxley highway wiring

Indian recalls Roadmaster over wiring issue

Indian Motorcycle Australia has joined a global recall of its 2015-2017 Roadmaster motorcycles over a wiring issue. The company says the jumper wiring harness in the top box was manufactured without silicone plugs that are intended to keep water out of the unused connector terminals. They say water may enter the top box wiring harness, potentially …

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Harley-Davidson Kansas City factory waiving tariff

Harley closes factory in global sales slump

The global motorcycle sales slump has forced Harley-Davidson to close one factory, while Royal Enfield sales cool and Indian Motorcycle sales boom. Harley will close their Kansas City plant which makes Softail, Sportster and Street models and move operations to their York, Pennsylvania, factory which assembles Touring, CVO and Trike models and makes parts such as frames, …

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Indian Scout Bobber prize for BDR

Indian Scout Bobber prize for BDR 1 Dayer

You could win an Indian Scout Bobber simply by registering early for the annual Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer events on March 18. The prize Indian Scout Scout is not the first time Indian Motorcycle Australia has been involved with the Black Dog Ride. Last year they offered a Scout as a 1 Dayer prize …

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Harley and Indian big-bore flat trackers race spending snow

Harley spending big to beat Indian

Harley-Davidson is spending big on American flat track racing next year to reverse a humiliating defeat by Indian Motorcycle that points to a showroom war for younger riders Indian returned to flat-track racing in 2017 after more than six decades and not only beat Harley, it won the top three positions and thoroughly dominated the …

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Indian Scout candy yellow

Indian Motorcycle adds candy colours

Indian Motorcycle has added some bright yellow, blue and green candy colours to its range, although they will not be coming to Australia. It seems the bright colours will be exclusively available in the Indian and South East Asian market. In Australia, gloss black and the matte black Chief Dark Horse and Chieftain Dark Horse …

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