Hero MotoCorp Ltd. India’s largest motorcycle and scooter maker by sales, announced today that it has become the second-largest stakeholder in EBR (Eric Buell racing) a U.S.-based motorcycle company and said it would enter the African market shortly and establish assembly plants in Colombia, Kenya and Nigeria to expand its footprint overseas. Hero MotoCorp bought […]
Motorcycle parts distributor Tucker Rocky settled this month with the California Air Resources Board to pay a civil penalty of $500,000 for marketing and selling emissions-related parts not approved by the board.
Indian Motorcycle invites all motorcycle riders and enthusiasts to experience a new era in American motorcycling with the public unveiling of the 2014 Indian Chief. The historic reveal will take place at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, located at the corner of Junction and Main Street. The event is free of charge and features live music, celebrity appearances including Mike Wolfe of HISTORY’s wildly popular television series, American Pickers, interviews with Indian Motorcycle team members, a multimedia tribute to Indian Motorcycle’s history and more.
In addition to all the usual fun and adventure at the Sturgis rally we look forward to seeing our readers and your motorcycles, some of which we want to photograph and feature in our magazines. Also Indian is planning on unveiling the all new Indian Chief. And I would not be surprised if other manufacturers unveil new bikes too.
Buzz Kanter, of American Iron Magazine, and his 1936 VLH classic Harley flathead motorcycle that he plans to ride cross country on the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball.
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.
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.
Finally, some TV worth watching. Our friend and classic motorcycle guru Dale Walksler of Wheels Through Time museum has a new TV show on Velocity Channel called What’s In The Barn. The show focuses on Dales searching out old and rare motorcycles in barns, basements and garages and getting them back in running condition.
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.
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.