Motorcycle Musings

Free supercharger package offered for 2019 Harley-Davidson Ford F-150s

(November 30, 2019) ELKHART, Ind. — Supercharging is once again available on the Harley-Davidson F-150 as part of a new dealer program announced earlier this month by executives with manufacturer Tuscany Motor Company. To kick off the dealer supercharger option, any new 2019 F-150 Harley-Davidson purchased from a participating Ford dealer at MSRP will include the 700 horsepower supercharger installed at no additional charge.

BMW introduces two new models in adventure sport segment

(November 25, 2019) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.  — BMW Motorrad is enhancing its product offerings in the popular mid-range Adventure Sport segment with the introduction of the new Dynamic Roadster F 900 R and F 900 XR. Both models offer sporty riding fun, straightforward handling, and a unique range of equipment options in a value-added package. Based on a powerful shared backbone, the two models differ significantly in terms of character and positioning.

BMW unveils Concept R 18 /2 Custom Cruiser motorcycle

(November 5, 2019) MILAN, Germany — The BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 — a purist, historically inspired version of the big boxer — was presented by the BMW Group at the Concorso d'Eleganza in the Villa d'Este at Lake Como in the early summer. Six months later, at the world’s biggest motorcycle show — the EICMA in Milan — BMW Motorrad now presents its second sensational concept bike based on a big boxer engine: the BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 /2 (pronounced: “Slash Two”).

Aston Martin and Brough Superior to collaborate on motorcycles

(October 25, 2019) GAYDON, UK — The iconic Aston Martin wings will appear on a motorcycle for the first time when the initial product of a new collaboration between Aston Martin Lagonda and Brough Superior is revealed at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, on Nov. 5.

Brough Superior, the eponymous performance motorcycle brand created by George Brough in 1919 and resurrected by enthusiasts long after his death is, like Aston Martin, a luxury brand with great heritage.

Havoc announces new 140 HP Voodoo motorcycle for spring delivery

(October 16, 2019) CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island —  Havoc Motorcycles, the makers of Canada's Performance Supercruisers, has announced details of its newest muscle bike to be released for the 2020 model year. The Havoc 127 Voodoo sports a 2.081 Liter (127cc) V-Twin producing 140 horsepower and 140 foot-pounds of torque, with a power-to-weight ratio approaching superbike territory.

With 1960s styling, the 127 Voodoo is a retro-themed bike, including a hidden shock frame, springer front end, thick spoke wheels, sprung solo saddle, and high tracker pipe.

2020 Honda Africa Twin platform offers more options in adventure

(October 1, 2019) Ever since its inception, Honda’s versatile Africa Twin has presented motorcyclists with unprecedented capability for pavement excitement and off-road adventure. Now Honda introduces the 2020 CRF1100L Africa Twin platform, whose two model versions return with even more ability to take riders anywhere while broadening options for how they can do so.

Both Africa Twin iterations — the standard version and the Adventure Sports ES — are lighter despite receiving a larger, more powerful engine, and they also benefit from a much more advanced suite of electronic rider aids.

Collection of 500 motorcycles to be sold at online auction

(September 18, 2019) CLARKS GROVE, Minn. — Tony Joslyn has been riding motorcycles for as long as he can remember, going back to when he was 11 years old and rounding the base paths of his local baseball field. His love of motorcycles turned into a business about 25 years ago and he's been selling parts all over the country and world through eBay and other avenues.

"Now," Joslyn says, "It's time to clear the herd and slow down. Once it starts to feel like a job, you lose some of the joy. I'm looking forward to getting back to working a few motorcycles now and then."

AMA announces new partnership with EagleRider

(September 9, 2019) LOS ANGELES — A new benefit announced by the American Motorcyclist Association provides members with easy access to the Club EagleRider program, paving the way for more — and more exciting — motorcycling adventures.

Club EagleRider is a motorcycle subscription service operated by EagleRider Rentals and Tours that offers a convenient and affordable way to ride a variety of motorcycle brands in major cities and travel destinations across the country.

Harley-Davidson LiveWire beckons a new motorcycling experience

(August 8, 2019) The Harley-Davidson LiveWire, an all-new, all-electric motorcycle, is an exhilarating and evocative new model designed to offer the rider a high-performance motorcycling experience infused with a new level of technology, and the premium look and feel of a Harley-Davidson product.

Propelled by the immediate torque of the H-D Revelation all-electric powertrain, the LiveWire motorcycle is capable of rapid acceleration with just a twist of the throttle — no clutching or gear shifting required.

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.