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Friday 1 November 2019

News Briefs

Harley-Davidson has recalled certain touring and CVO touring motorcycle models equipped with a Harley-Davidson detachable Tour-Pak luggage conversion kit (2016 and up) as replacement rear red reflectors for the ones that are eliminated by installing the kit were missing.
Harley-Davidson has approved a cash dividend of $0.375 per share for the third quarter of 2019. The dividend was payable September 27, 2019 to the shareholders of record of the Company's common stock.


The headquarters of Klock Werks in Mitchell, South Dakota, was flooded by torrential rain in September. Owner Brian Klock said: "Truly devastating - we are so heartbroken for our team and the families in Mitchell as many have been affected by the flash flooding. Over five inches per hour is too much for anyone. We will rebuild, improve and survive - we love this industry and our team, in 22 years we have never seen this before."


WPS/HardDrive has opened a second warehouse in Pennsylvania (Jessup) to add a further 110,000 sq ft to the existing capacity of over 140,000 sq ft it already has at Elizabethtown to service its dealers in the North Eastern USA market. The company distributes over 130,000 products and has additional regional distribution centers in California, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Texas in addition to its headquarters warehouse at Boise, Idaho.

In the U.S total EV sales across all manufacturers were 176,174 thru the first seven months of the year, +14.5% on the year ago period. Global electric vehicle sales were 1,105,405 in the first six months of 2019, +46.9% from 752,690 in the year ago period.

AMA has announced a new member benefit partnership with motorcycle rentals and tours specialist EagleRider that provides members with easy access to the Club EagleRider program - "a motorcycle subscription service operated by EagleRider that offers a convenient and affordable way to ride a variety of motorcycle brands in major cities and travel destinations across the USA."


Tempe, Arizona headquartered RideNow Powersports now has 42 locations nationwide with the acquisition of War Horse H-D of Ocala, Florida, from Steven Lamb's Crystal Group, owners of Crystal H-D, Homosassa, FL. The dealership name will remain the same and will operate at its current location at 5331 North Highway 441 in Ocala, Florida 34475. RideNow dealerships today boast more than 17,000 new and pre-owned units for sale to customers.

Survival system specialist Uncharted Supply Co. has signed a licensing agreement with Harley to develop motorcycle rider-focused products. The first product to be announced is The Seventy2 Moto H-D, also known as the PRO SHELL H-D.  Using the newly designed Seventy2 Pro backpack as a platform, Uncharted added motorcycle-specific features designed to "elevate any rider's experience."


German oil and additive specialist Liqui Moly has become an official Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties supplier. The company offers a wide range of motor oils for four- and two-stroke engines for road machines, enduro, ATV and snowmobiles, and a specialty V-twin oil.