Motorcycle News

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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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Polaris Registers Design for Liquid-Cooled Victory

Polaris Industries has registered a design patent with the European Union for what appears to be a new liquid-cooled Victory motorcycle. The design sketches, registered and published through the EU’s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), reveal a single-seat cruiser with a liquid-cooled V-Twin engine. The overall aesthetic is very much a Victory, […]

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Yamaha to Produce PES1 and PED1 Electric Motorcycles by 2016

Yamaha announced plans to release the production versions of its PES1 and PED1 concept models within two years as part of the company’s venture into the electric motorcycle segment. The PES1 and PED1 (which stands for “Passion, Electric, Street” and “Passion, Electric, Dirt”) concepts were first revealed at last November’s Tokyo Motor Show.

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