Give a Shift – The Future of Motorcycling Deliberated at Long Beach Roundtable

The future of motorcycling has been a hot topic lately. Motorcycle sales are down, ridership has been declining, and the enthusiasm for motorcycles as a whole has been waning. The need to foster the next generation of riders was directly addressed by 25 motorcycle industry professionals and representatives during a meeting of minds November 16 […]

Increased Ethanol Volumes as EPA Releases Final Renewable Fuel Mandates for 2018

Higher volumes not in best interest of motorcyclists The renewable fuels mandates released this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are higher than the 2017 levels and the 2018 levels the agency proposed in June. The EPA’s final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations call for 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuel — primarily corn ethanol […]

AMA Defends Motorcyclists’ Fourth Amendment in Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court

Unlawful search and seizure protection should cover motorcycles The American Motorcyclist Association filed an amicus brief with the highest court in the land Nov. 20 defending the rights of motorcyclists against unlawful search and seizure as protected by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amicus brief was filed in case No. 16-1027, Ryan […]

Motorsport Aftermarket Group Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Motorsport Aftermarket Group (“Company” or “MAG”), a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of branded aftermarket products and online retailer for the powersports industry, today announced it is implementing a comprehensive, consensual recapitalization to eliminate approximately $300 million in debt through a debt for equity exchange supported by in excess of 90 percent of the principal […]

Federal Highway Administration Appoints Motorcyclist Advisory Council

AMA’s Mike Sayre to chair 10-member group The Federal Highway Administration has appointed 10 members to the Motorcyclist Advisory Council, which will advise the agency director on infrastructure issues affecting motorcycle riders. Mike Sayre, AMA government relations manager for on-highway issues, has been named chair of the council. “This is an important step toward ensuring […]

AMA Reports Proposed 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards Reduced from 2017

Total volume slightly smaller than 2017 The proposed 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements were announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show a slight reduction from the 2017 obligations but do not reflect the agency’s promise to listen to consumers, who have registered a low demand for higher ethanol blends, the American Motorcyclist Association […]

AMA Seeks To Protect Motorcycle Riders From Unsafe E15 Fuel

In an effort to prohibit the availability of E15, a gasoline formulation that contains up to 15 percent ethanol by volume, the American Motorcyclist Association supports U.S. Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Peter Welch’s (D-Vt.) H.R. 1315, the RFS Reform Act. The bipartisan bill would amend the Renewable Fuel […]

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 […]