Motorcycle News

New Venue for Rock n Rev Festival in Sturgis

Following a split over the weekend with Glencoe CampResort, the Rock ‘N Rev Festival has found a new home at Monkey Rock USA and will bring Guns N’ Roses and Daughtry with it, said Monkey Rock chief operating officer Chris Edwards. “There are not a lot of places capable of hosting an event and lineup […]

JJ Handfield, long-time Sales Manager of the Consumer Division of Bel-Ray Company, Inc, is joining Spectro Oils as Director of International Sales and Marketing, effective 7.7.2010, Dave Miller, Spectro President announced today.Handfield said, “I am extremely excited to be joining this successful, honest, family-run business. Spectro’s been my great competitor for many years. That has […]

Harley-Davidson Rides into India

NEW DELHI — Iconic motorbike maker Harley-Davidson is revving up to go full throttle on India’s famously potholed roads. The big-engine bike manufacturer has opened its first three dealerships and is planning to launch two more this year in the country of 1.2 billion people where motorcycles are far and away the most popular transport. […]

National Motorcycle Museum Expands

The National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa has moved into a new and much larger building. Museum special projects director, Mark Mederski, says they needed more space to show off all the exhibits. “We’re trying to put the machines and the objects in context if you will, give them a good setting so people understand how […]

Harley-Davidson to Display at Indianapolis MotoGP

Milwaukee (July 16, 2010) – Harley-Davidson Motor Company is pleased to announce that it has joined the list of exhibitors at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 2010 MotoGP Red Bull Indianapolis GP August 27-29. Harley-Davidson activities and events at the Speedway will include: • New 2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycles display • New technology and customization […]

Big Dog News

Big Dog promotes new management and expands to Europe Big Dog Motorcycles announced today the appointment of several management promotions. To better serve its customer base of over 70 U.S. dealers, and rapidly expanding dealer network in international markets, Matt Moore has been promoted to the new position of Director of Sales. Michaell Simmons has […]

A Harley Guy’s Last Ride

“Before being cremated, he wanted to go for one last ride.” John DeHoop loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles: He rode one, had a tattoo of one and outfitted the family room of his White Bear Lake home with Harley memorabilia. Before he died of cancer at age 55 in May, DeHoop told his wife, Kathy, he wanted […]

Holley Performance Emerges From Chapter 11

Holley Performance Products Inc. announced that it has significantly improved its capital structure and liquidity through a successful voluntary bankruptcy reorganization that became effective on June 22, 2010.  As a result of the reorganization, the Company reduced its debt by over $59 million and obtained new credit arrangements, including a revolving credit facility which provides […]

Lawmakers to Focus on Crash Prevention

U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) has introduced a resolution urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to concentrate on motorcycle crash prevention and rider education instead of lobbying state lawmakers to enact mandatory helmet laws. The resolution is in response to a statement made by NHTSA Administrator David Strickland in May reemphasizing Congressional testimony […]

Hells Angel Sonny Barger’s guide to motorcycling

The Los Angeles Times did a pretty cool story on Sonny Barger, who has a new book coming out about riding and riding correctly.  Haven’t read the book yet, but Susan Carpenter from the LA Times did a great article… Sonny Barger is not a religious man. But riding motorcycles is “as good a religion as […]