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Bicycles from The Motor Company It’s no secret that Harley-Davidson has invested heavily into electric two-wheelers, but I didn’t expect the company to come out with a new brand for its electric bicycles. The new brand is called the Serial 1 Cycle Company. This name comes from Harley’s first motorcycle, the Serial Number One. This …

CEO Zeitz’s Plan Seems to be Working Harley-Davidson is going through a massive restructuring plan on basically all levels of the business. The plan, called Rewire, might already be starting to see positive results. The company just reported its best third quarter since 2015, according to Motorcycle.com. The report indicates that Harley’s revenues declined by …

Hero MotoCorp Is Harley’s Indian Hero A while back Harley-Davidson announced it was pulling out of India. Not long after that, it came out that Hero MotoCorp could help the company stay in operation in India by doing distribution and more. The last I heard the two companies were still hashing out the details. Now, …

The Best Way To Cover Long Distances Touring on a motorcycle is one of the best things you can do. Traveling hundreds of miles each day to get to a specific destination or nowhere at all can be an absolutely transformative experience.  While I’m of the opinion that you can tour on any motorcycle, I …

It Could Unexpectedly Shut Down Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire is one of the most controversial motorcycles of the last decade. The electric bike has a pretty big issue for riders. It could unexpectedly shut down, according to the NHTSA.  The NHTSA estimates that around one percent of the 1,012 units involved in this recall could be affected. …

The Harley-Davidson v.s. Indian Motorcycle Saga Continues Ryan F9 makes the most polished motorcycle content you can find on the internet; the guy is an absolute savant when it comes to making videos and ensuring viewers are getting all the information they need regarding the tops he is presenting. Today, he has the answers to …

Bigger is Better Crank the most performance possible out of your Milwaukee Eight crate engine with new Harey-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle engine upgrade parts. This is a huge release of parts from the guys over at the H-D factory, with both stage III and stage IV kits to select from to bring your H-D motorcycle to …

It’s a Possibility Not long ago, it came to light that Harley-Davidson would be pulling out of India due to its massive restructuring initiative. There are 33 Harley dealerships in India, and rather than totally abandon the dealerships and current and former customers, Harley is in talks with Hero MotoCorp to keep things going.  Hero …

National Drive Electric Week Is Here to Stay! National Drive Electric Week, is a week-long (obviously) celebration of the innovations in the electric vehicle movement to help bring awareness and provide information to everyone whom it may interest. Starting on the 25th of September and continuing onwards to October 4th, Harley-Davidson among other electric vehicle …

Another Harley Modification to Add to the Endless List of Parts Available When it comes to handlebars, some Harley riders prefer ape hangers, others want the complete opposite. Kodlin, a German aftermarket parts manufacturer has a new product if you find yourself in the latter category. If you ride a 2018+ Harley Davidson M8 Softtail …

The Baby HD for China by China News of the Harley-Davidson Chinese-made motorcycle has come out before. The company partnered with Qianjiang for a new bike. I wasn’t sure if this would continue due to the fact that Harley is going through a dramatic restructuring, but now design filings with China’s National Intellectual Property Administration …

Big-Bike Manufacturer Harley Davidson Will Avoid Paying $3 Million to Recall and Replace Parts After Emissions Scandal Harley Davison is known to the world as a company that produces giant monster bikes that are loud enough to set off car alarms when they fly past. But as of 2016, they have been in some deep …

World-Record-Breaking Runs On September 4, Angelle Sampey piloted the Harley-Davidson LiveWire at the drag strip. She managed to sell all-new records for elapsed time and top speed by a production electric motorcycle. She was able to cover the eighth-mile strip in 7.017 seconds and the full quarter-mile course in just 11.156 seconds at 110.35 mph. …

A Partner for its Asia Pacific Hub Harley-Davidson is going through a massive restructuring, and the motorcycle company is going to look a lot different in the coming years. Part of that restructuring is to use Thailand as its main hub for the Asia Pacific markets, according to Economic Times Auto. To help make this …

Fans of adventure riding, motorcycle documentaries, or two friends having wild adventures will love to know that Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman have once again thrown their legs over a pair of bikes and set off to do some crazy adventuring. However, this time around, they’re adding a lot to the challenge of their trip …

In 2010 I rented a Heritage Classic from Calgary Harley Davidson Rentals. It was the first Harley I’d ever ridden and marked the beginning of my appreciation for the brand and their bikes. The funny thing is that I didn’t like it at first, but it grew on me over the 24 hours I had …

A Long Ride for Any Bike The Harley-Davidson LiveWire is a polarizing motorcycle. People seem to either love it or hate it. No matter how you feel about it, you have to admit that Harley put a lot of time and effort into it. There is a relatively small community of riders who love their …

It Has Quietly Disappeared The future Harley-Davidson that was the most interesting to me was not the Pan America, but the Bronx. However, as Motorcycle.com points out, the Bronx has been quietly removed from the company’s future vehicles page. Previously, Harley had it listed alongside the Pan America. When you notice this in conjunction with …

Motorcycles and Momoa Jason Momoa and Harley-Davidson have paired up in the past, but now he’s helping the company out with the United We Will Ride campaign. To help the initiative, Momoa directed a six-part video series that showcases important individuals in the Harley-Davidson community.  The video series will focus on riders coping with the …

Getting Rid of a Unique Harley The Harley-Davidson Street 750 is not a best-seller for Harley-Davidson, and with the company in full contraction mode thanks to its Rewire strategy, it now sounds like the Street 750 will not make the cut to be a part of Harley-Davidson’s future. The company is winding down production at …

New Position, New Way Forward? Harley-Davidson needs to make big moves in the future if it wants to keep its place as a dominant force in the motorcycling industry, and to that end, it is making a lot of changes. The Motor Company has a new CEO who has implemented a new strategy to right …

Co-Written by Jim Pruner and Greg Phillips The First Electric Harley Davidson Was Born in 2019 If you can name a more controversial motorcycle than the Harley Davidson LiveWire I would be shocked. Mention it on any social media platform and prepare to read dozens of strong opinions with most of them being on the …

It Says so Right on the Engine The Chinese company Qianjiang has partnered with Harley-Davidson to help the company produce a small-displacement model for Asian markets. The Harley bike was rumored to have an engine would be a 338cc, and now it seems that either that engine will be a 350 or the 338cc engine …

Prizes and Motorcycles To help support riding everywhere, Harley-Davidson has a new Let’s Ride Challenge that’s designed to get people out riding. Through riding-related activities, participants earn Let’s Ride Challenge entries for a chance to win prizes, including a custom 2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S motorcycle.  “More than building machines, Harley-Davidson stands for the timeless …

Starting Once the Rewire Ends Harley announced its Rewire plan not that long ago to shift its focus. This came after the company appointed a new CEO and fired some workers and had at least one high-level executive leave. On July 28, 2020, Harley’s new CEO, Jochen Zeitz talked about the company’s poor sales numbers …

Ready to Cruise Around? Cruisers aren’t the massive sellers they used to be. However, manufacturers still sell a lot of them, which is why the cruiser style is still a big part of the industry. A lot of these machines are high-dollar bikes, but they don’t have to be. You can get a wonderful cruiser …

More Power Better Emissions Variable valve timing is nothing new, but now Harley-Davidson will use it on an upcoming engine. The company recently filed a patent on a new V-Twin engine and it has VVT. The patent was spotted by Motorcycle.com, and as the publication states, it was really a patent for a modular engine …

2020 Has Not Been a Good Year Few people are having a good year in 2020, and if you’re a part of Harley-Davidson, things are about to get worse. The company announced that it will be cutting 700 jobs around the world. Two hundred of those 500 were unfilled positions, though, so it’s more like …

Mexican Border to Canadian Border Nobody doubted the Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire to perform, but a lot of people think the range is too short for the bike’s high price tag and everyone says there’s not enough fast-charging infrastructure to support electric motorcycles nationwide. One man decided to see what it was like to take his LiveWire …

Getting More Folks Out There It’s no secret that Harley-Davidson needs more riders, so the company is focusing on getting new folks on motorcycles, specifically Harley bikes. The company has two new programs: “Experience the Ride” and “Learn to Ride.” The Experience the Ride program is for people who think they might be interested in …

That Can’t Be a Good Sign It’s no secret that Harley-Davidson is struggling to make things work right now. The company recently filed for a new line of credit and it’s had a quarter after quarter of sales declines. I recently learned of some more bad news: as of June 22, 2020, Harley-Davidson will no …

To Cope With Challenges Harley-Davidson is a massive company and a lot of its assets are tied up. This means there might not be as much liquidity as the business would always like to have. To combat this issue, Harley recently took steps to get $350 million 364-day credit facility, according to an 8-K filing …

A Motorcycle Stands Alone Harley-Davidson may have a solution to the issue of motorcycle weight. According to some patents that were recently spotted by Cycle World, the company is working on a self-balancing system for its motorcycles. This makes sense. While Harley generally does a fantastic job of keeping the weight low and manageable, there’s …

IRONe 16 and IRONe 12 Harley-Davidson may have a new corporate strategy moving forward, but it seems it’s not totally letting go of some of the new initiatives it started. Harley just released limited-edition versions of its electric balance bikes for kids. The IRONe 16 and the IRONe 12 Limited Edition come in a unique …

You Can Win a New Harley Jason Momoa is a Harley-Davidson fan, so it makes sense that the two would pair up. Fanatics founder Michael Rubin challenged the company to do an All IN sweepstakes challenge to help make a positive impact during the COVID-19 pandemic and the rough economic period that has resulted from …

Mecum Indy 200 Auction At the Mecum Indy auction, there will be a collection of 25 motorcycles up for sale. Al Phillips of Chicago will offer his long-time collection at the auction house for its Indianapolis sale on July 12, 2020. If you can’t find something out of this collection that you want to bid …

Wisconsin and Pennsylvania Get Rolling Harley-Davidson has been hurting, and the COVID-19 Pandemic didn’t help. There is hope. The company has a new CEO and it now has opened the production facilities in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania on a limited schedule. Obviously, Harley won’t be producing nearly the same number of motorcycles as they did pre-COVID-19, …

There’s Still Some Hope for HD Harley-Davidson is struggling through a very tough time right now. I’ve written about it and so have countless others, but FortNine has done one of the better, in-depth looks at The Motor Company and its predicament. It recently posted a video to its YouTube channel that illustrates Harley’s current …

To Fight COVID-19 Say what you will about Harley-Davidson, but any company that will auction off one of its bikes to raise money to fight a worldwide pandemic gets a thumbs up from me. Harley is auctioning off a unique, one-off LiveWire motorcycle to raise funds to fight COVID-19. The company is working with Bonhams …

Officially the CEO and President Now After former CEO and president Matt Levatich stepped down from his role, Jochen Zeitz was named acting president and CEO of the company. Now Harley has named him as the official CEO and president, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal. This comes after Zeitz announced a new strategy for …