Classic American Iron Motorcycles & Autos Drive Anti-Ethanol Message to Congress

members of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) participated in the “Fuel for Thought” Rally on Capitol Hill. The event raised awareness of the corrosive effects of ethanol-blended gasoline on motorcycle & automobile engines and the dangers of consumer misfueling. Hosted by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in partnership with the SAN, the event drew car enthusiasts and motorcycle riders from across the nation.

E15 Fuel & Motorcycle Use Rally: AMA Fuel For Thought

This AMA Fuel for Thought Lobby Day (June 19, 2013) is a grassroots effort by the AMA to make a difference at the federal level in Washington, D.C. If one of your concerns is untested levels of ethanol in pump gasoline, then lobby for change in Washington, D.C. All AMA members may attend the “AMA Fuel for Thought Lobby Day” on Wednesday, June 19, in Washington, D.C. We will educate lawmakers about the need to research the possible harmful effects of E15 fuel on motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle engines.

Evel Kneivel Inspired Rocket Cycle Jump At Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Daredevil “Mad Mike” Hughes will attempt a world record in support of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 2013 daredevil extravaganza during the Sturgis motorcycle rally by jumping his outrageous steam powered rocket cycle as far and high as Evel Knievel once attempted over Snake River Canyon, Idaho. Hughes contends his rocket will hit 275 mph and propel him over 1000 feet high for a ¼ mile with no guidance system, clearing the distance that will be required to successfully accomplish Evel Knievel’s failed Snake River Canyon Jump. Hughes intends to make his Snake River Canyon attempt in 2014. Hughes’ world record 2013 Sturgis Buffalo Chip hosted jump will take place Tuesday, August 6.

HARLEY FREEDOM RIDE AND VIGIL SET TO HONOR AMERICAN P.O.W. AT LACONIA BIKE WEEK

Thousands of Laconia Motorcycle Week attendees are expected to attend the Northeast POW / MIA Network’s Freedom Ride and vigil on June 13th to raise awareness of POW/MIA issues and honor the only current living American Prisoner of War, United States Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, whose hometown is Hailey, Idaho. For the past 20 years motorcycle riders from across the country have commemorated missing and captive American soldiers with a ride and vigil the Thursday of Laconia Motorcycle Week.

MOTORCYCLE NEWS: John Paul DeJoria at Sturgis Hall of Fame Breakfast

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum is pleased to announce that John Paul DeJoria will be the Master of Ceremonies for the museum’s annual Sturgis Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast this year. John Paul is a Hall of Fame member from the class of 2004. DeJoria is a self-made entrepreneur who started John Paul Mitchell Systems hair care products with a partner in 1980. He is also co-founder of Patron Spirits Company.

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE REVEALS PRICES & UNVEILING OF ALL-NEW 2014 INDIAN CHIEF AT STURGIS RALLY

In addition to announcing the first model to come out of the Spirit Lake, Iowa production plant, pricing for the all-new 2014 Indian Chief will start at an MSRP of $18,999. Inventory is expected to be available at Indian Motorcycle dealerships throughout North America later in the year. Additional Indian Motorcycle dealerships will be opening across the country this summer to accommodate bike demand and service needs.

Mark Blackwell honored as AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend

Mark Blackwell, a pioneering racer in American motocross, a six-time AMA championship race team manager and a well-respected executive in the motorcycle industry, will be recognized as an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend on Friday, Oct. 18, in Las Vegas, Nev. Blackwell, an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer inducted in 2000, will be honored alongside […]

MOTORCYCLE NEWS Harley-Davidson First Quarter Financial Results

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) first-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share increased 33.8% on higher motorcycle shipments and continued improvement in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period. First-quarter net income was $224.1 million on consolidated revenue of $1.57 billion, compared to net income of $172.0 million in the year-ago period on consolidated revenue of $1.43 billion. First-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share were $0.99, compared $0.74 in the year-ago quarter.

Indian Motorcycle Rally In May

In 10 years, the annual “Indian Rally on Indian Point” (IRIP), has become the largest Indian Motorcycle centered, motorcycle rally in the nation. Indians lead the way at this rally but all makes and models of bikes are welcome. As usual, the 10th edition will be situated in the Ozark hills on Indian Point Branson, Missouri.

Harley News: More young riders, women, minorities choosing Harley-Davidson

In 2012, for the fifth straight year, Harley-Davidson was the No. 1 seller of new street motorcycles (all engine sizes) in the United States to young adults ages 18 to 34, women, African-Americans and Hispanics, as well as Caucasian men ages 35 and over, according to Polk data cited by The Motor Co.