Motorcycle Musings

Electrify America to provide Harley-Davidson LiveWire owners free charging

(July 11, 2019) RESTON, Va. — Electrify America today announced an agreement with Harley-Davidson to provide owners of its first all-electric motorcycle, The Harley-Davidson LiveWire with the per minute equivalent of 500 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging over two years at Electrify America stations nationwide.

LiveWire motorcycle customers who purchase models manufactured between August 2019 and July 2021 can enroll and manage their charging plan through the newly launched Electrify America mobile app, available for both Android and iPhone.

Bike-to-bike communications possible with new BMW system

(July  9, 2019) MUNICH, Germany — BMW Motorrad has simplified wireless communication between motorcyclists with two new products. The new Fit-for-All communication system can be integrated into virtually any helmet. Connecting this up to the new Bike-to-Bike communication module also allows group communication with other motorcyclists.

Suzuki partners with Laguna Seca raceway for Superbike packages

(June 14, 2019) MONTEREY, Calif. — Suzuki Motor of America  furthers its commitment to motorcycle road racing and its fan base in the United States with a sponsorship that offers fans exclusive ticket packages to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round with MotoAmerica at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on July 12-14.

5 millionth motorcycle rolls off Harley-Davidson line in York, Pa.

(June 10, 2019) Last month, Harley-Davidson made history when the 5 millionth motorcycle rolled off its assembly line in York, Pa., and onto the road, ready to carry its new rider to limitless opportunities for adventure and discovery.

The story of Harley-Davidson’s Vehicle Operations in York began on the cusp of World War II when the U.S. Navy commissioned a factory to meet the urgent demand for anti-aircraft guns

EagleRider announces strategic partnership with RevZilla

(May 30, 2019) LOS ANGELES — EagleRider, the world's largest motorcycle rental, tour and membership company, has announced a strategic partnership with RevZilla, the world's largest online motorcycle gear retailer. The two companies have partnered to spread the word about Club EagleRider Membership to millions of motorcycle enthusiasts.

Club EagleRider is a motorcycle rental and travel membership service offering the most convenient and affordable way to ride a variety of motorcycle brands in major cities and travel destinations across the USA.

BMW Motorrad blends the past with the future in Concept 18

(May 27, 2019) MUNICH, Germany — Against the backdrop of a bustling mix of the traditional and the modern on show at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW Motorrad presents an engaging alternative for a time that is being increasingly characterized by rapid technological change. You could see it as a return to the brand’s core, but given a modern twist: the BMW Motorrad Concept R18 transports the essence of the big BMW Motorrad classics into the modern age, or in other words, it is taking a historical motorcycle design and giving it a modern, custom attitude.

Quail Motorcycle Gathering to highlight LITO Sora Generation 2

(April 26, 2019) CARMEL, Calif. — The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Presented by GEICO Motorcycle has announced it will host the global debut of the LITO Motorcycles’ SORA Generation 2, the brand’s latest and most advanced electric superbike. The Saturday, May 4, show will also feature new product displays from sponsors including Atwyld, Stellar Moto Brand, Helite Moto, Corbin, Clearwater Lights, Energica, The 5th Invitational Why We Ride to The Quail and Harley-Davidson.

'The Revival Birdcage' — Revival Cycles presents unique custom bike

(April 15, 2019) MUNICH — The U.S. American Revival Cycles motorcycle customizers have presented their latest creation. The unique bike named “The Revival Birdcage” is based on the prototype of a completely new type of BMW boxer engine. The bike was unveiled at the exclusive Revival Party on eve of the annually held Handbuilt Show in Austin, Texas.

“The “Revival Birdcage” turned out great and really showcases our Big Boxer perfectly,” said Timo Resch, vice president Sales and Marketing BMW Motorrad.

Petersen Automotive Museum present electric motorcycle exhibit

(April 11, 2019) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has debuted the world’s first exhibit dedicated exclusively to electric motorcycles. Located in the Richard Varner Family Gallery, “Electric Revolution” explores the history and current state of the e-bike industry with 21 groundbreaking examples from visionary custom builders and established manufacturers.

Ducati continues to be profitable in 2018

(March 14, 2019) BORGO PANIGALE, Italy — The end of 2018 shows Ducati to have consolidated the growth trend of the past few years for the Italian motorcycle manufacturer. 53,004 motorcycles were delivered to clients all over the world; a result which remains over the 50,000 level for the fourth consecutive year, despite a 2.7% decrease in the global market for motorcycles over 500 cc.

Conditions proved to be especially challenging in the United States as Ducati’s number one market, declining by nearly 9%.