Harley-Davidson recalling 185,000 motorcycles to replace saddlebag mounts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 185,000 2014 and 2015 model year motorcycles because the saddlebags may fall off, NHTSA announced. According to the Motor Co., affected motorcycles have saddlebag mounting receptacles (Part No. 10900009) that may not adequately secure the saddlebags to the motorcycle. The saddlebags could separate from the bike while riding,

AMA to induct John Parham into Hall of Fame

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- J&P Cycles and National Motorcycle Museum founder John Parham will be inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame this October, the organization announced. Parham was the 2012 recipient of the Don J. Brown Lifetime ...

Revised RM-Z250 leads additional Suzuki 2016 models

BREA, Calif. – Just a couple of days after revealing its plans for its sportbike and streetbike lines,  Suzuki has announced a long list of additional 2016 models, including motocross, offroad, dual-sport and adventure option...

Suzuki announces more details for 2016 GSX-S1000 line

BREA, Calif. – When Suzuki sent out its recent 2016 street bike model announcement, the company referred to it as an “early-release announcement.” It was, however, not as early as the announcement ...

'A neat little industry': We talk with three of the first foreign bike dealers in the U.S.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE for the motorcycle dealers selling European and Japanese brands 50 years ago? Did they have the same problems as today, or was it more of a “handshake” environment, with everyone working and riding together, having fun and selling bikes? We asked three who were there. In 2014, in anticipation of the 50th Anniversary year of Dealer...

Honda adds Pioneer 1000 to 2016 SXS lineup

TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda’s 2016 model line includes the addition of two new full-size side-by-side models: the Pioneer 1000 and Pioneer 1000-5, which has a five-passenger capacity. The new flagship models will lead the Pioneer 700, 700-4 and 500. Pricing for the 2016 models has not yet been announced. “We’re very excit...

Latest Updates

ERIE, Pa. – Ever see another rider pulling a stunt and think, “Is he nuts? I’d never do that!” or, conversely, “I wanna try that?&rs
AGGRESSIVE PROMOTIONS boosted demand for Polaris products in second quarter despite intensifying competitive pressure from other vehicle brands, according to the
WASHINGTON, D.C. and MEDINA, Minn. - Polaris is recalling about 4,300 youth RZR 170 EFI ATVs from the 2015 model year over fire hazard concerns, the Consumer Prod
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Three-time Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme 500cc Grand Prix World Champion and two-time American Motorcyclist Associ
GIRONA, Spain - Spanish manufacturer Gas Gas Motos SA is for sale. The company said in a letter to customers and partners that it has been unable to renegotiate i
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 185,000 2014 and 2015 model year motorcycles because the saddlebags may fall off, NHTSA announced. Accor

Aftermarket

THREE RIVERS, Mass. – Mustang's new line of seats and related accessories for the Indian Scout follow a “best of both worlds” philosophy, al
ANAMOSA, Iowa ─ J&P Cycles has partnered with spirit brand Jack Daniel's to bring its
customers a premier line of motorcycle parts, accessories and ap
CORONA, Calif. – Pro Circuit has added T-6 and Ti-6 exhaust systems for the 2016 KTM 250/450 SX-F models. The Ti-6 Pro titanium exhaust system ($999.95) is
CHOUDRANT, La. - STI Tire & Wheel has expanded its product lineup into the off-road motorcycle market with the new Sand Wedge MX tire. The STI Sand Wedge is a
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Harley-Davidson MotorClothes has the hot, dry weather of late summer in mind with new gear for men and women, including three jackets
ALLENTOWN, Penn. – Arai’s Corsair helmet, the company’s flagship model, has evolved with the introduction of the Corsair-X, which has a host of

OEM

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Preparations are underway for Kubota to expand production in the United States with a new manufacturing plant at its Gainesville, Ga., location
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Indian Motorcycle has a busy schedule for the 75th annual Black Hills Motor Classic Aug. 3 to 9 in Sturgis, S.D, with a lineup that features
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - From a chain cutting-rally kickoff to the last demo ride, Harley-Davidson is revved up for the 75th Black Hills Motor Classic with a new lineup
TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda has announced further technical details about the CRF1000L Africa Twin, which will be in Honda dealerships in early 2016. Like its
MEDINA, Minn. – The first Victory electric race bike that Irishman Lee Johnston rode to the podium in the Isle of Man/SES TT Zero race event has been return
WASHINGTON, D.C. and MEDINA, Minn. - Polaris is recalling about 4,300 youth RZR 170 EFI ATVs from the 2015 model year over fire hazard concerns, the Consumer Prod

Regulatory

WASHINGTON, D.C. and MEDINA, Minn. - Polaris is recalling about 4,300 youth RZR 170 EFI ATVs from the 2015 model year over fire hazard concerns, the Consumer Prod
MEDINA, Minn. – The first Victory electric race bike that Irishman Lee Johnston rode to the podium in the Isle of Man/SES TT Zero race event has been return
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 185,000 2014 and 2015 model year motorcycles because the saddlebags may fall off, NHTSA announced. Accor
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Arctic Cat’s fiscal 2016 first quarter net sales were down 6 percent to $134.4 million as the company works to reposition itself
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Consumers want Slingshots and Victory Magnums, but Polaris is having trouble delivering them because of problems at a paint facility, a
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah’s state parks service is working with local health professionals to provide ATV training for youngsters who come to the pa

Retail

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Lucas Creamer spent a lot of time working for other people before opening Lawrence Vintage Cycle about a year ago, but his goal was always clear.
RAPID CITY, S.D. – When riders roll into Sturgis this week for the 75th anniversary rally, Black Hills Harley-Davidson will be ready. The dealership has und
LEESBURG, Fla. – Funeral services are pending for Steve Malik, vice president of Gator Harley-Davidson, who died Saturday. Malik was the son of the late Joh
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Indian Motorcycle Los Angeles has opened for business, the first L.A. dealership for Indian Motorcycle. The dealer offers area motorcycling
QUINCY, Ill. – It looks a little like a revolving door, but  there’s a bit more to it than that: as of July 20, TNT Actions Sports is closed, but
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Custom motorcycle shop Convict Customz has expanded to include an on-site tattoo shop at their business in Davenport. Since owners Mike Poggenpo

Products of the Week

Here are the latest new product announcements that caught the editors' attention. Check them out to determine whether they will drive sales for your business.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - The first product from Pro Pad's new Raxx line of motorcycle luggage racks is the Ellipse Detachable version, which provides a s
RICHMOND, Calif. - SpeedMob, the exclusive distributor for STM clutches in the United States, announces that the new STM dry clutch conversion kits are now availa
SEATTLE, Wash. - Touratech USA introduces a toolbox for BMW R1200GS Adventure riders. The 4.2.-liter, aluminum and plastic toolbox fits in the space between the p
DENVER, Colo. - For those who have perfected the art of being alone Redverz Gear introduces The Solo Expedition Motorcycle Tent.  The original Redverz&n
IRVINE, Calif. - As great as the current crop of street bikes, MX machines, PWC and snowmobiles may be, their highly tuned engines do require some service work, s
SANDPOINT, Idaho - Based on the reported popularity of the company's Platform footpeg designs for KTM, Black Dog Cycle Works has extended the line to fit most