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HARLEY-DAVIDSON ACQUIRES STACYC, INC., MAKER OF ELECTRIC-POWERED TWO-WHEELERS FOR KIDS

(Vaughan, ON) March 5, 2019 – Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) announces today that it has acquired StaCyc, Inc., producer of the 12 and 16 EDRIVE, electric-powered two-wheelers specifically designed for kids.

StaCyc, which entered the market in 2016, currently designs, markets and sells their EDRIVE models for kids, with an MSRP range of $649 to $699 USD. StaCyc EDRIVES are sold in the U.S. through powersports dealerships, including 29 Harley-Davidson® dealerships, online and in specialty bicycle retailers.

“We’re thrilled to have StaCyc become part of the Harley-Davidson family,” said Harley-Davidson Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Heather Malenshek. “The StaCyc team shares the same vision we have for building the next generation of riders globally and we believe that together, we will have a significant impact in bringing the fun and enjoyment of riding to kids everywhere.”

The acquisition of StaCyc expands Harley-Davidson’s electric portfolio and reinforces its commitment to lead in the electrification of motorcycling. Harley-Davidson previously announced plans to launch LiveWire™, a premium, high-performance electric motorcycle in fall 2019 and future lightweight and middleweight electric motorcycles at various price points starting in 2021. The StaCyc electric two-wheelers will provide an entry point for the youngest riders to enjoy the thrill of riding.

As a subsidiary, a Harley-Davidson branded version of StaCyc’s 12-inch and 16-inch models will be sold through select Harley-Davidson dealers. The branded products will be available in the U.S. in the third quarter of 2019.

StaCyc branded EDRIVES will continue to be sold through StaCyc’s existing distribution network.

Since its inception, StaCyc has inspired more than 6,000 new riders to join the sport through its fun and upbeat brand that focuses on sharing the love of riding through its line of kids’ electric two-wheeled products. The company has served as a catalyst for engaging riders at an early age and has been first to market with an entirely new category in both the motorcycle and bicycle markets.

“After a few conversations with Harley-Davidson, we realized that the ethos of our brands and our commitment to bringing more riders to motorcycling were incredibly aligned,” said Ryan Ragland, Founder of StaCyc. “The opportunity to work with the team at Harley-Davidson and have the support to carry out our mission to create the next generation of riders is exciting. Together we’re building a plan that fast-tracks our ability to help the industry create as many riders as possible.”

The StaCyc acquisition is the latest example of how Harley-Davidson is investing in opportunities that inspire increased ridership in the near-term and deliver sustainable growth for the future as part of its More Roads to Harley-Davidson plan. The accelerated plan, which was unveiled in 2018, focuses on building the next generation of riders through new products in additional motorcycle segments, providing broader access to the brand and products and a commitment to supporting and strengthening dealers globally.

Harley-Davidson previously unveiled its plans for its full portfolio of motorcycles, starting with LiveWire, which will be available for sale later this year in the U.S. Preorders in the U.S. are now open and the company announced today at the Geneva International Motor Show that preorders for Europe will begin in April.

“We’ve said previously that we believe electric vehicles are where global mobility is headed and they hold great appeal for existing riders as well as opportunity to build new riders,” said Malenshek. “As we lead in the electrification of motorcycling, we’re demonstrating our commitment by delivering a full range of electric products for a vast audience who will be inspired to imagine and discover what is possible from Harley-Davidson.”


About Harley-Davidson® Canada
In August 2015, Harley-Davidson Inc. took over distribution in Canada as part of a global strategy to establish subsidiary units in its most important markets. The new entity, Harley-Davidson Canada, has focused on bringing the full Harley-Davidson ownership experience to Canada. Harley-Davidson® motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel are available in 67 independent dealerships across Canada. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.


About StaCyc
StaCyc is a fun, upbeat kids’ brand that is passionate about “Sharing the Love of Riding”. StaCyc is focused on new rider creation within the motorcycle industry and as a young, growing company StaCyc is “first to market”, creating a new category within the motorsport and bicycle industries. The company currently offers a range of products that allow kids ages 3 and older, and less than 75 lbs. to enjoy the thrill of riding, many times for the first time.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 11:31 Published in News


HARLEY-DAVIDSON ELECTRIFIES THE FUTURE OF TWO-WHEELS WITH LIVEWIRE™

(Vaughan, ON) March 5, 2019 – Harley-Davidson is displaying the highly anticipated 2020 LiveWire™ along with three lightweight EV future concepts at the Geneva International Motor Show. In addition to updated production specifications for LiveWire, the company announced that deliveries can be expected in Q4 2019 in most European countries and Canada. U.S. pre-orders are open now.

Today, Harley-Davidson announced final production-verified performance figures for LiveWire:

· 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds and 60 to 80 mph in 1.9 seconds
· 140 miles (225 km) of city range or 88 miles (142 km) of combined stop-and-go and highway range as measured using the MIC City and MIC Combined (70mph) tests*
· Standard DC Fast Charge technology which provides a 0-80% of battery charge in 40 minutes or 0-100% in 60 minutes.

Harley-Davidson is showcasing two lightweight electrified future concepts recently displayed at CES, along with a new prototype Harley-Davidson- branded two-wheeled electric bike for kids. The new bike is the result of the recently reported acquisition of substantially all the assets of StaCyc, Inc., and further expands Harley-Davidson’s electric portfolio to include electric two-wheelers for young children ages 3 and older, and less than 75 lbs.

“The LiveWire is the apex in a new era of EV propulsion from Harley-Davidson. As leaders in the electrification of motorcycling, we’re fulfilling our commitment by offering a full range of e-two-wheelers for the youngest of riders, all the way to the rider who is looking for a premium, high-performance EV experience,” said Marc McAllister Vice President Product Planning and Portfolio.

Harley-Davidson’s electric motorcycle portfolio is a significant part of the More Roads to Harley-Davidson plan to accelerate building the next generation of riders through new products in additional motorcycle segments, broader access and a commitment to strengthen dealers globally.

An All-New EV Riding Experience
Accessible to new motorcyclists and a thrill for accomplished riders, the LiveWire motorcycle is the perfect combination of power, performance and technology. Features include:

● Performance and range optimized for the urban street-rider: The high-voltage battery provides 140 miles (225 km) of city range or 88 miles (142 km) of combined stop-and-go and highway range as measured using the J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure MIC City and MIC Combined (70mph) tests*. A DC Fast Charge (DCFC) may be used to charge the LiveWire™ motorcycle through a SAE J1772 connector (CCS2 – IEC type 2 charging connector in European and some other international markets). All Harley-Davidson dealers who sell the LiveWire™ motorcycle will offer a public DCFC charging station. DCFC can provide a 0-80% of battery capacity in 40 minutes or 0-100% in 60 minutes.
● Amazing acceleration: from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds and 60-80 in 1.9 seconds. The instant torque provided by the H-D Revelation™ electric powertrain can produce 100 percent of its rated torque once the throttle is twisted, and 100 percent of that torque is always available. Top speed is 110mph.
● Twist-and-go ease of use: Livewire’s electric powertrain requires no clutch and no gear shifting, greatly simplifying operation for new riders. All riders will appreciate the braking effect of the power regeneration mode as it adds charge to the battery, especially in stop-and-go urban traffic.
● Handling and control: The LiveWire motorcycle is equipped with an Electronic Chassis Control (ECC) system that utilizes the cornering-enhanced Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS) and Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS) to monitor and manage front and rear brake torque as well as motor torque to the rear wheel to enhance rider control and balance vehicle performance across diverse riding environments. The system is fully electronic and utilizes the latest six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) and ABS sensor technology. The separate functions of ECC work together to give the rider more confidence and control in less-than-ideal situations.
● H-D™ Connect Service: Subject to available markets, the LiveWire is equipped with H-D™ Connect, which pairs motorcycle riders with their bikes through an LTE-enabled Telematics Control Unit coupled with connectivity and cloud services using the latest version of the Harley-Davidson™ Mobile App. With H-D Connect, data is collected and transferred to the mobile app to provide information to the rider’s smartphone about:
○ Motorcycle status: Information available through H-D Connect includes battery charge status and available range from any location where a sufficient cellular signal is available. This allows the rider to remotely check the charge status including charge level and time to completion. Riders will be able to locate a charging station with ease thanks to an integrated location finder built into the H-D App.
○ Tamper alerts and vehicle location: H-D Connect indicates the location of the parked LiveWire motorcycle and alerts can be sent to the rider’s smartphone if the bike is tampered with or moved. GPS-enabled stolen-vehicle tracking provides peace of mind that the motorcycle’s location can be tracked.**
○ Service reminders and notifications: Reminders about upcoming vehicle service requirements, automated service reminders and other vehicle care notifications.
● Premium Components: Premium high-performance SHOWA® BFRC™ (Balanced Free Rear Cushion-lite) mono-shock rear suspension is fully adjustable and designed to deliver a comfortable ride and precise handling. Premium SHOWA® SFF-BP® (Separate Function front Fork-Big Piston) match the performance and adjustability of the rear shock and deliver exceptional low-speed damping control – ideal for composed control in typical urban riding conditions. Brembo® Monoblock front brake calipers grip dual 300 mm-diameter rotors and deliver outstanding power with a crisp feel for confident braking performance.
● Distinctive Harley-Davidson sound, minimal vibration: The H-D Revelation electric powertrain produces minimal vibration, heat, and noise, all of which enhance rider comfort. The LiveWire model is designed to produce a new signature Harley-Davidson sound as it accelerates and gains speed. This new futuristic sound represents the smooth, electric power of the LiveWire motorcycle.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 11:28 Published in News


HARLEY-DAVIDSON ELECTRA GLIDE® STANDARD DELIVERS AN ELEMENTAL TOURING EXPERIENCE POWERED BY THE MILWAUKEE-EIGHT ENGINE

(Vaughan, ON) March 4, 2019 – Powered by the muscular Milwaukee-Eight™ 107 engine, the new Electra Glide® Standard is a salute to the authentic Harley-Davidson Touring experience. Inspired by the unrivalled heritage of the Electra Glide name it provides a raw, fundamental touring experience inspired by Harley-Davidson’s Grand American touring roots.

Designed for the traditional touring customer, the Electra Glide Standard is for the rider seeking to disconnect from all the noise of the day-to-day through riding. A simplistic approach to providing the pure essentials delivers a motorcycle that provides and heightens the experience of the journey. This elemental experience is a key component in the design and engineering of the Electra Glide Standard.

The Electra Glide Standard features essential Harley-Davidson styling such as the iconic batwing fairing, chrome trim, standard saddle bags, and cast aluminum wheels. Chrome accents are added in high-impact design areas and complimented by polished rocker, cam and derby covers and select blacked out components - a blend of traditional styling and modern trends.

“To express the stripped-back essence of the Electra Glide Standard we focused on finishes that were simple, timeless, and fundamental to the Harley-Davidson Touring line. Chrome was retained on key components and complimented by polished and blacked out parts, for example,” said Harley-Davidson’s Vice President of Styling and Design, Brad Richards. “The rocker, cam, and derby covers are finished with chrome to emphasize the V-Twin shape of the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. In addition, they add a dose of nostalgia that draws a through-line all the way back to the first Electra Glide.”

To provide a raw touring motorcycle experience without riding compromises, the Electra Glide Standard features all the latest ride and handling technology of Harley-Davidson’s Touring line such as standard electronic cruise control, hand-adjustable emulsion-technology rear shock absorbers, 49mm front forks with dual bending valve suspension, and Reflex Linked Brembo Brakes with optional ABS. The deletion of the infotainment system enhances the light touch and leaves the rider to focus on connecting with the road.

A central part of the touring experience and a highlight of the Electra Glide Standard is its Milwaukee Eight 107 cu. in. powerplant engine featuring sleek, modern styling that respects the heritage of previous Harley-Davidson big twin engines.

In the Electra Glide Standard, the Milwaukee Eight provides the performance and riding benefits that consumers the world over expect and appreciate with quick throttle response, plenty of passing power, and that iconic Harley-Davidson big twin sound.

The Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard model is offered in Vivid Black with an M.S.R.P. of $24,799 CAD.

* Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, Pre-Delivery Inspection, destination charges, added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary.

Monday, 04 March 2019 17:12 Published in News


Harley-Davidson Showcases Two Groundbreaking Lightweight Electric Concepts At X Games Aspen 2019

Aspen (January 28, 2019) – Harley-Davidson, the company that has defined the motorcycle industry for the past 116 years, introduced two new electric concepts showcasing the excitement and style of the future at X Games Aspen 2019.

Following the recently revealed LivewireTM motorcycle, these two concepts look towards a new electrified chapter of Harley-Davidson’s story that will continue with innovative approaches to transportation and technology, wrapped in evocative styling and design.

The upcoming electric portfolio will feature a spectrum of models and price points from a few thousand dollars to Harley-Davidson’s halo electric motorcycle, the LiveWireTM at $37,250 CAD MSRP.

All-new Riding Experiences with Iconic Harley-Davidson Power
As part of the push towards a different future, these concepts explore the potential of urban mobility and two-wheeled adoption. Both concepts bring Harley-Davidson’s expertise in expressive two-wheeled experiences and push boundaries in design and technology.
Attracting New Riders: The goal for these concepts is to not require a motorcycle license to operate and feature twist and go operation; lowering the learning curve and expanding the opportunity to riders and aspiring riders everywhere in the process.
The Riding Experience: With an intended lightweight target for each concept, agility and maneuverability are at the core of their riding experience and ease of use. Combined with electric powertrains that provide instant acceleration, the goal is to offer a thrilling riding experience that adds emotive moments to your daily life.
Battery design is intended to be removable and enable single-hand-carry back to an apartment or office space to charge using a charging dock that plugs into any standard household power outlet.
Individuality in an Urban Mobility Future: The design language of these two concepts embrace their electric powerplants and put raw emotion into the equation of the future with unique silhouettes, form factors, and solutions. Making personal expression more accessible and individualized is at the very heart of our strategy to grow the next generation of Harley-Davidson riders globally and is a key component in H-D’s vision of the future of urban mobility.

Leading the Electrification of Motorcycling
In 2018, the company announced its More Roads to Harley-Davidson accelerated plan for growth. The plan includes initiatives to deliver new products in additional motorcycle segments, create broader access, and strengthen the H-D dealer network. It also boldly proclaims that Harley-Davidson will lead the electrification of motorcycling. These two new concepts are manifestations of that vision, and alongside the production 2020 LiveWireTM motorcycle, point to a broad portfolio of electric two- wheelers designed to establish the company as the leader in the electrification of mobility over the next several years and inspire new riders with new ways to ride.

For more information and updates on Harley-Davidson’s electrified future, visit Harley-Davidson.com/Electric or the brand’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram channels.

Monday, 28 January 2019 10:40 Published in Industry News


HARLEY-DAVIDSON® INTRODUCING NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND PRICE PROTECTION ON SELECT MOTORCYCLES FOR CANADIAN RIDERS

(Vaughan, ON) November 21, 2018 – Harley-Davidson Canada is continuing the momentum from the recent 2019 model year launch by offering Canadian riders new and advanced technologies, price protection pay out and lower MSRP on select models. In addition, Harley-Davidson Canada is also offering a Special Low Rate for participating dealers only. These developments support Harley-Davidson Canada’s goal to inspire a new generation of Canadian riders to share the wide-open freedom of motorcycling, as well as continue to strengthen Harley-Davidson’s world-class dealer network.

These exciting new offering include:

· New Boom!™ Box GTS infotainment system: Available for select Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycles, including the 2019 CVO models. This infotainment system offers contemporary look, feel and function of the latest mobile devices and tablets, with durability and features designed specifically for motorcycling. Additionally, this system now features Apple Car Play.

· Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike Models: Select 2019 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycles will be powered by the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine. At 114 cubic inches, the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine has the most displacement offered from the Harley-Davidson factory in standard Touring models. This performance upgrade is designed especially for riders who enjoy quicker acceleration or tour with a passenger and cargo.

The following Harley-Davidson models will be powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 114 for 2019:

o Ultra Limited

o Ultra Limited Low

o Road Glide® Ultra

o Road King® Special

o Road Glide® Special

o Street Glide® Special

o Freewheeler®

o Tri Glide® Ultra

 Additionally, the all-new Reflex™ Linked Brake system for 2019 is featured in the Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide Ultra and Freewheeler three-wheeled motorcycles, and incorporates Antilock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS) and an electronically linked front and rear braking system. All features work together to inspire greater rider confidence.

· ABS & Security: Completely new to Canada, ABS & Security now come standard on all 2019 Softail Touring, CVO and Trike models.

· HDFS Promotion - Special Interest Rate Promotion: Harley-Davidson Canada is pleased to announce the availability of a new dealer promotion for 2018 Harley-Davidson Street, Sportster®, Softail (including Dyna) and Touring motorcycle models (excluding Trike and Police/Fleet).

 

Between November 3 and December 31, 2018, for participating dealers only, riders are eligible for a 0.99% Rate with H-D® ESP (1.99% Rate without H-D ESP) for 60 months with No Down Payment on the purchase of select new 2018 and earlier motorcycle models.

 

· Lower MSRP: Harley-Davidson is introducing a lower MSRP on select 2019 Street and Softail models.

 

· Price protection: Harley-Davidson is offering price protection for the below 2019 Street and Softail models:

MODEL

MODEL

MODEL

PRICE

NAME

NUMBER

YEAR

PROTECTION

Street 500

XG500

2018 and older

$1,000

Street 750

XG750

2018 and older

$500

Street Rod

XG750A

2018 and older

$1,000

Street Bob®

FXBB

2018 only

$1,000

Slim®

FLSL

2018 only

$500

Low Rider®

FXLR

2018 only

$400

Fat Bob®

FXFB

2018 only

$300

For more information and details, please visit the Harley-Davidson Canada website or your local dealership to experience the thrill of riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with a dealer demo ride.

Friday, 23 November 2018 16:31 Published in Industry News


Harley-Davidson® release further details on 2019 LiveWire™ at EICMA show

Today the all-new electric Harley-Davidson® LiveWire™ made its European debut at a press conference held at the EICMA show, Milan. During the presentation Vice President of Product Planning and Portfolio Marc McAllister revealed eagerly-awaited specification and details about the first in a portfolio of electric two-wheelers from Harley-Davidson.

Due for release in 2019 and being shown at the event as a production-ready motorcycle, LiveWire was first confirmed during the announcement of the company’s “More Roads to Harley-Davidson”. On July 30, 2018, Harley-Davidson shared plans to accelerate its strategy to build the next generation of riders globally. Leveraging core strengths in the business, brand and dealer network, the company intends to invest in opportunities that inspire increased ridership sooner and deliver sustainable growth for the future. As part this accelerated plan, Harley-Davidson intends to be the world leader in the electrification of motorcycles, and is aggressively, but wisely, investing in electric vehicle technology. Harley-Davidson is excited about the future of electric motorcycles and expect to deliver a full portfolio of electric motorcycles by 2022.

The vision behind the production LiveWire motorcycle began with Project LiveWire, revealed as a prototype in 2014 as an effort to gauge the potential of an electric-powered motorcycle as envisioned by Harley-Davidson.

Drawing from the experiences of the Project LiveWire demo tour and following an intensive development program the Harley-Davidson LiveWire model offers the rider a new, high-performance motorcycling experience. Propelled by the immediate torque of an all-electric motor, the LiveWire motorcycle is capable of astounding acceleration with just a twist of the throttle – no clutching or gear shifting required. A low centre of gravity, rigid aluminum frame and premium adjustable suspension components give the LiveWire dynamic handling. Performance and range are optimized for the urban street-rider.

Power
The LiveWire motorcycle is powered by a permanent magnet electric motor that produces instant torque the moment that throttle is twisted– which results in incredible acceleration performance for a thrilling ride. The motor is located low in the motorcycle to lower the center of gravity and help the motorcycle handle well at all speeds and easy to control when stopped. The LiveWire model is designed to produce a tone that increases in pitch and volume with speed –a new sound that represents the smooth, electric power of the LiveWire motorcycle.

Chassis
Powertrain performance is maximized by a chassis designed to deliver nimble, agile handling for confident control on urban streets and a thrilling ride on curving backroads. Combining the powertrain as a stressed member within the aluminum frame to increase rigidity, the LiveWire features premium high-performance fully adjustable Showa® suspension. The Showa®
BFRC-lite® (Balanced Free Rear Cushion-lite) mono-shock rear suspension is complimented by Showa SFF-BP® (Separate Function Fork-Big Piston®) up front, balanced to match the performance and adjustability of the rear shock and deliver exceptional low-speed damping control – ideal for composed control in typical urban riding conditions.

To improve the control and performance of the motorcycle further LiveWire is fitted with Brembo Monoblock front brake calipers gripping dual 300 mm-diameter discs to deliver outstanding power with a crisp feel for confident braking performance. Confidence when riding is enhanced with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Traction Control System (TCS) – both of which are standard features on the LiveWire model – and co-branded H-D/Michelin Scorcher tires (180mm rear/120mm front). The rider can also tailor the performance of LiveWire with seven selectable riding modes – four of which are set as standard from the factory and a further three modes that can be defined by the user.


Technology
A color touch screen TFT display (thin-film-transistor, a type of liquid-crystal display noted for high image quality and contrast) located above the handlebar offers the rider a wide range of information on a screen that’s bright and easy to read. The display unit is tilt-adjustable to afford most riders a perfect viewing angle. The TFT screen also allows the rider to access the interface for Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, music and more.

The LiveWire motorcycle features a RESS (Rechargeable Energy Storage System, or the main battery) composed of lithium-ion cells surrounded by a finned, cast-aluminum housing. The LiveWire motorcycle is also equipped with a small 12-volt lithium-ion battery that powers the lights, controls, horn and instrument display. Charging can be completed using an on-board Level 1 charger that plugs into a standard household outlet with a power cord that stores below the motorcycle seat. LiveWire can also be charged with a Level 2 and Level 3, or DC Fast Charge (DCFC), through a SAE J1772 connector, (USA), or CCS2 – IEC type 2 charging connector in international markets. All Harley-Davidson dealers who sell the LiveWire motorcycle will offer a public charging station.

Style
The LiveWire’s style is just as stunning as the performance and follows a key Harley-Davidson styling dictum: the focus is on the motor. Just as the V-Twin engine is the most eye-catching element – the crown jewel – of every previous Harley-Davidson motorcycle, the electric motor is the first-look focus of the LiveWire motorcycle. Its bright case and mechanical, muscular shape are meant to convey the power it contains. In addition, the cast-aluminum case for the RESS has been styled with functional cooling fins. The bodywork, finished utilizing advanced paint technology to give the look of anodized metal, flows from a battery cover through to a high, wasp-like contoured tail section, with a rear fender that hugs the wheel so tightly that is almost disappears from sight.

The all-new Harley-Davidson LiveWire will be on sale next year, and further details regarding pricing and pre-order process will be released in January 2019. Please visit h-d.com for more details.

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 17:17 Published in Industry News


Harley-Davidson® LiveWire™ to make European debut at EICMA 2018

TORONTO, October 29, 2018 – The all-new electric Harley-Davidson® LiveWire™ will make its European debut at EICMA, Milan on November 6, 2018. The first public viewing of the electric-powered LiveWire™ in Europe will give show visitors the chance to get up close to the production-ready motorcycle – previously only seen in prototype format.

On sale in 2019 LiveWire™ is the first in a portfolio of electric two-wheelers from Harley-Davidson, as announced in July as part of the company’s accelerated growth strategy – “More Roads to Harley-Davidson”. This accelerated growth strategy is an aggressive multi-faceted approach to grow ridership, enter new segments and evolve the Harley-Davidson retail experience. Alongside LiveWire™ the company also announced Adventure and Streetfighter models to be launched in 2020.

EICMA 2018 is also the venue for the announcement of the 2018 Battle of the Kings global competition winner. Battle of the Kings is the world’s largest dealer custom build-off, with custom specialists in over 300 Harley-Davidson dealerships from 30 countries around the world competing for the 2018 title. Dealers were challenged to build a custom Harley-Davidson using a maximum of 50 per cent of the donor retail price as the total customization budget and utilizing the vast Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories catalogue.

Grand finalists from Thailand, Australia and Italy have been selected to be displayed on the Harley-Davidson stand with the hope of taking home the crown as the best of the best. The winner will be selected by the Harley-Davidson styling and design team and announced during the press conference at 2.50pm Tuesday November 6th.

Monday, 29 October 2018 11:46 Published in Industry News


Inside Motorcycles Commuter Series - 2018 Harley Davidson Sport Glide

Welcome to the third installment of Inside Motorcycles’ online Commuter Bike series and a look at the 2018 Harley-Davidson® Sport GlideTM.

Thursday, 27 September 2018 10:57 Published in Multimedia


All Brown at Georgian Downs FT

Dustin Brown celebrated his 17th birthday in style at Georgian Downs Raceway near Barrie, ON, on Saturday night, dominating round ten of the 12 event Harley-Davidson Canada Flat Track Series presented by Parts Canada. Brown earned his third Feature race win in a row, moving steadily closer to his first overall number one plate for Canadian Flat Track – Brown holds a solid lead atop the Expert Open points standings.

With lightning on the horizon and rain threatening, the Flat Track Canada sanctioning group hurried the schedule, and Brown ran away with the 15 Lap expert Open Feature. Earlier Brown won the Expert Open race as well as the Dash for Cash at the venue described as the biggest track on the National tour.

“My plan was to put my head down after a good start and just check out, and that’s what happened,” smiled an elated Brown from the centre of the Podium. “I want to say a big thanks to all my local fans, it was just a great day. With two races left in the Series, the goals are still consistency, and then see how we do at the end of each race and now the end of the day for the series.”

After thanking main backers Sehl Racing, Kurt Beiger Racing and Yamaha Canada, Brown confirmed that he was lucky to earn the win in the main event.

“I guess the bike more or less blew up when I crossed the finish line,” confirmed Brown, who pulled off outside turn one and had to be pushed to the Podium, skipping the usual victory lap. “We really don’t know what happened, it just started bogging down on the last lap, and then just quit.”

Brown was aboard a well-travelled and well-sorted C&J framed, air-cooled Rotax single, in fact the same bike that Scott Sehl used to win with in 2000. The bike displaces 614cc, “as big as a short stroke Rotax can be and still stay reliable.”

Well behind victor Brown, 2018 multi-National victor Dave Pouliot aboard a Woods-Rotax held on to earn second after a near event-long fight against veteran fast guy Chris Evans. Evans netted third aboard a Honda-powered “framer.”

Following the Final, Pouliot admitted that his “framer” had lost the rear brake mid-event, perhaps as a result of an earlier crash. “I was trying hard, we were good, but we just were not quite there, and Dustin pulled away.” Pouliot thanked mentor and bike builder John Parker as well as Canadian Kawasaki, Moto Vanier and Inglis Cycle.

“I feel like I pushed the number 16 all day,” explained 55-year-old Evans of his pursuit of Pouliot. “It got a little exciting over those last few laps. I plan to race a few more years, and we have a couple of irons in the fire.”  

Reigning National Champ Brodie Buchan was back in action after missing the past four National Feature races due to an arm injury. The current number one opted to skip the production-framed DTX event, his typical speciality, and make his twin cylinder debut aboard a borrowed Kawasaki 650 powered “framer” belonging to American sponsor Tim Wells.

Buchan held fourth for most of the Main, showing good form on the rambunctious Twin, but was caught late in the race by the framer of a hard-charging Tyler Seguin. Seguin took fourth, Buchan fifth ahead of DTX Yamaha mounted Jimmy McCullough and the Honda framer of American Brandon Newman.

In the early-program Heats to determined grids for the Feature race, Brown dominated the opener as Buchan held off Newman for third. Seguin borrowed Evans bike but dropped out with a mechanical issue, meaning he did not qualify for the fan-favorite Dash for Cash.

In Open Expert Heat Two, Pouliot on his DTX-class Kawasaki edged Evans in a good dice, Evans aboard Seguin’s machine! Luke Rahm completed the Dash for Cash grid, battling to a strong third in Open Expert Heat Two.

Production Yamaha-mounted Brown also ran off with the mid-evening, ten lap DTX event, winding up almost four seconds up on Pouliot’s Kawasaki. Pouliot kept the pressure on in the overall season class points standings by coming out on top in a good battle with third overall Newman. Honda pilot Trent Pickle backed up his first Pro Heat win with a strong fourth ahead of McCullough.

As is frequently the case, the Dash for Cash was action packed, Pouliot crashing to cause an early red flag. After the second start, the motivated Buchan fell from his twin for the first time, but didn’t stop the action. Both riders were quickly back in action.

Brown ended up taking “Dash” victory, while Evans came out on top of Pouliot in another fight for second. Newman was fourth while Rahm completed the finishers with his Honda.

The next round of the tour is scheduled for Wheatley, ON, September 22, with the season wrapping up a week later at Sarnia’s Hiawatha Downs, September 29.     

Sunday, 02 September 2018 00:31 Published in News


HARLEY-DAVIDSON TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH AN ALL- NEW POWER CRUISER: THE 2019 FXDR 114

(VAUGHAN, ON) – The new Harley-Davidson® FXDRTM 114 delivers hard-core drag- strip aggression with a technical edge. It’s an unapologetic power cruiser bringing a new level of all-out performance to the Harley-Davidson line-up, combining the unrelenting torque of the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine with the liberal use of weight-saving aluminium and composite components. As a result every aspect of performance is amplified.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 13:05 Published in Industry News


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