Motorcycle News

For up to date information on the latest bikes, interesting happenings in the motorcycle industry and the latest gossip from the motorcycle racing world, the News section has got you covered. If you want to stay connected and in the know about all things motorcycle, this is the place to be.

Top-Selling Motorcycles in US in 2013: Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special and Breakout

It’s almost automatic every time we write about Harley-Davidson that the company’s critics jump out to say how its bikes are heavy or assembled from parts bin leftovers or technologically decades behind its competitors. What these naysayers either forget or completely ignore is that Harley-Davidson motorcycles continue to sell. In its first quarter 2014 financial […]

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Harley-Davidson Reports Q1 2014 Sales Results

Harley-Davidson kicked off its 2014 fiscal year with a first quarter net income of $265.9 million, an 18.1% increase from the profit reported in the same period of 2013. Consumers purchased 57,415 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles worldwide in the first quarter, up 5.8% from the 54,254 units sold in Q1 2013. U.S. sales accounted for 35,730 […]

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EPA Recognizes Harmful Effects of Ethanol on Motorcycle Engines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has publicly acknowledged the dangers that ethanol may have on motorcycle engines. The EPA has approved the use of E15, a blend containing 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline in newer vehicles but not for motorcycles and ATVs. Fueling a motorcycle with E15 may void a manufacturer’s warranty. In the write-up […]

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Stephen Wright – R.I.P.

The classic bike community was stunned by the recent death of its nominal leader, Stephen Wright, 73, who succumbed to cancer on April 10 in Morro Bay, Calif. A native of Kent, England, Steve was known worldwide for his self-published two-volume set “American Racer,” and “The American Motorcycle, 1869 – 1914.”

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