Harley-Davidson to Open Canadian Subsidiary on Aug. 4

Harley-Davidson has negotiated an early end to its Canadian distribution deal with Fred Deeley Imports and will launch a new wholly-owned subsidiary in early August. Harley-Davidson had previously announced it would not renew its distribution agreement with Deeley, which was set to lapse on July 31, 2017, but the two sides sought an earlier end. Deeley […]

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2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XRT and XCA Announced

Triumph has revealed two more variants to its Tiger 800 adventure touring platform, adding the XRT and XCA (pictured above) to the road-focused XR, XRx and more off-road oriented XC and XCx previously announced last fall at EICMA. The new XRT and XCA represent the top of the Tiger 800 line with upgrades aimed at […]

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Harley-Davidson Recalls 2014-2015 Touring Models for Clutch Problem

Harley-Davidson is recalling multiple 2014 and 2015 touring models because of a clutch problem. The recall affects 45,901 motorcycles from the following models: 2014 CVO Road King 2014-2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic 2014-2015 Ultra Limited 2014-2015 Street Glide 2014-2015 Street Glide Special 2014-2015 CVO Street Glide 2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low 2015 Ultra Limited […]

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2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750 and 500 Recalled for Missing Reflector

Harley-Davidson is recalling certain 2015 Street 750 and 500 motorcycles because they lack a rear reflector assembly. Rear reflectors are federally mandated equipment for all motor vehicles and Harley-Davidson says certain Street models were mistakenly left off. U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108 requires vehicles to have red reflectors at the rear. A […]

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Polaris Reports Q1 2015 Sales Results

Polaris Industries reported a 74.1% increase in motorcycle sales revenue. According to the company’s first quarter 2015 report, the Indian and Victory brands, as well as the three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot, combined to rake in $137.4 million compared to $78.9 million in the same quarter of 2014. Both Indian and Victory reported sales increases over the quarter, […]

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Husqvarna 701 Supermoto Takes to the Ice

Husqvarna has launched a microsite previewing its upcoming 701 Supermoto. Unveiled last fall at EICMA, the 701 Supermoto is Husqvarna’s first streetbike since the company was acquired by KTM‘s Stefan Pierer. Which makes it a curious decision to launch the microsite with a teaser video with the 701 equipped with spiked tires and running on […]

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Harley-Davidson Reports Q1 2015 Sales Results

Harley-Davidson reported a net profit of $269.9 million over the first quarter of 2015. The first quarter results marked a slight improvement on the $265.9 million in net income reported in the same period last year. Revenue from motorcycle sales were down, however, due to unfavorable currency exchange rates and a slight decrease in shipments. […]

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