Harley-Davidson to Lay Off 169 Workers

Harley-Davidson announced plans to lay off 169 workers from its Kansas City, Mo., plant. The layoffs represent about 21% of the workforce at the plant which produces Sportster, Dyna, Softail, V-Rod and Street models. According to a report by the Milwaukee Business Journal, the layoffs will begin on May 11 and will continue through September. […]

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2015 Indian Scout Recalled for Rear Brake Issue

Polaris is recalling the 2015 Indian Scout because of a problem with its rear master cylinder. The recall campaign affects 806 motorcycles produced from May 12, 2014 to Feb. 13, 2015. According to information released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the piston retaining ring in the rear brake master cylinder may not fully […]

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BMW Recalls 367,000 K- and R-Series models

BMW is recalling 367,000 motorcycles, including 43,426 units in the U.S. alone, because of a problem with their rear wheel carrier flanges. The recall affects K and R models produced from November 2003 to April 2011. According to BMW, the rear wheel brake disc bolts or wheel nuts may have received excessive torque during incorrectly-executed […]

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Ryan Villopoto Wins First MXGP Round

Ryan Villopoto won his first race and overall round victory in the World MXGP Championship, taking the first moto and finishing third in the second at Thailand’s Nakhonchaisri Raceway  for the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team. Villopoto becomes the first American to win a World Motocross Championship round since Zach Osborne won a MX2 race […]

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KTM Recalls Children’s Pajamas

Recalls are a regrettable, yet regular part of doing business, especially for vehicle manufacturers. It’s not every day, however, that a motorcycle maker issues a recall campaign for children’s pajamas. Yes, PJs. And onesies too. KTM North America is recalling the KTM-branded Baby Racing Body onesie and the Kids Racing Gear and the Kids Gravity […]

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Aprilia RS-GP MotoGP Racebike Unveiled

Aprilia officially revealed its new RS-GP racer ahead of its return to premier class  Grand Prix racing. Veteran MotoGP racers Alvaro Bautista and Marco Melandri will pilot the RS-GP in what is expected to be a season focused on development. The Italian manufacturer boasts an impressive track record off 54 world titles, but none in […]

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Bayliss to Race Again at Thailand WSBK Round

Troy Bayliss will continue to race for the Aruba.it Ducati factory World Superbike team, again taking the place of the injured Davide Giugliano for the March 20-22 round at Thailand’s Chang International Circuit. The three-time WSBK champion made his much-anticipated return from retirement at the 2015 season opener at the his home track, Phillip Island. […]

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Zero Files Trademarks for Zero DSR and Zero FXS

Zero Motorcycles has filed a number of trademarks suggesting new variants for the Zero DS and Zero FX. According to filings released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the electric motorcycle manufacturer plans to produce a new Zero DSR and Zero FXS. The trademark applications were submitted on Feb. 26 alongside similar filings for […]

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Harley-Davidson Cutting Out the Middle-Man in Canada

Harley-Davidson announced it would not renew its agreement with distributor Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, deciding to directly distribute its products to independently-owned Canadian dealers. Deeley has been Harley-Davidson’s exclusive Canadian distributor since 1973 but their partnership will end at the deal’s conclusion on July 31, 2017. Both sides are currently negotiating a shorter transition period, and […]

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