AMA CEO Testifies Against Proposed Motorcycle Tariff

U.S. Trade Representative’s plan would harm U.S. consumers A proposed 100 percent tariff on European motorcycles would harm U.S. consumers by pricing affected models beyond the reach of American families, American Motorcyclist Association President and CEO Rob Dingman told a federal trade committee today. Dingman said motorcycles should be removed from the list of products […]

AMA CEO Dingman to Testify vs Motorcycle Tariff

Office of U.S. Trade Representative hearing slated for Feb. 15 American Motorcyclist Association President and CEO Rob Dingman will testify Feb. 15 against a 100 percent tariff on some European motorcycles proposed by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. “We object to this proposed tariff because it would harm American motorcyclists,” Dingman said. “Significantly […]

Harley News: HOG Fourth Quarter & Full-Year 2016 Results

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 31, 2017 – Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) fourth quarter 2016 diluted EPS increased 22.7 percent to $0.27 compared to $0.22 in the same period of 2015. In the fourth quarter of 2016, net income was $47.2 million on consolidated revenue of $1.11 billion versus net income of $42.2 million on consolidated revenue of $1.18 billion in […]

AMA Opposes Profiling of Motorcyclists

Board of Directors adopts official position statement The American Motorcyclist Association Board of Directors has adopted and issued an official position statement objecting to the profiling of motorcyclists by government agencies, including judging riders on their chosen apparel, mode of transportation or associates, rather than specific behavior and actions. “The AMA strongly condemns the profiling […]

Beef vs Bikes: AMA Objects to 100% Tariff on European Bikes in Trade Battle Over U.S. Beef

The American Motorcyclist Association strongly objects to a federal agency’s attempt to tack a 100 percent or higher tariff on motorcycles made in Europe as part of a trade battle over hormones in U.S. beef. The Office of United States Trade Representative requested comments on Dec. 28 regarding its proposal to include tariffs on motorcycles […]

AMA Objects to Scope of Two New National Monuments

President’s designations raise concerns about motorized access to public lands The designation of two new national monuments by President Barack Obama could jeopardize access for responsible motorized recreation on more than 1.6 million acres of public land in Utah and Nevada. Using the Antiquities Act of 1906, the president designated 1.35 million acres in southeast […]

Indian Issues Recall for 23,746 Motorcycles for Potential Fuel Leaks

Indian Motorcycle Co. has filed a recall notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 23,746 motorcycles from 2017-2017 for a potential fuel leak caused by fuel rails coming in contact with other components and becoming damaged. Leaking fuel could catch fire “in the presence of an ignition source” states the report. The […]

American Iron News: “Bad Biker”Gun Targets Discontinued

Were motorcycle riders being portrayed as “bad bikers” worth shooting and possibly killing by police in training? That is a question we at American Iron Magazine posed on line yesterday when we were shown Baker Targets “bad biker” targets for sale for gun training. In case you were wondering about the red dots they print on […]

Harley-Davidson Settles With EPA Over Aftermarket Tuner

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the sale of one aftermarket tuning product used to calibrate motorcycles intended for off-road and closed-course competition. As part of the settlement agreement, the company will no longer sell its competition-only tuner in the […]

AMA Petitioning vs Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal and Increased Ethanol Fuels

Federal agency actions increase ethanol risk for motorcycles The Renewable Fuel Standard proposal announced May 18 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would increase the risk of misfueling for motorcyclists and all-terrain-vehicle owners by forcing the widespread availability of higher-ethanol fuel blends, such as unsafe E15. Act now by signing the American Motorcyclist Association’s petition […]