Motorcycle News – Changes at the top of Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson has had a very eventful 2020. On a tough note, Harley-Davidson reported a loss of $92,000,000 in the 3-month period that ended June 30th and its US retail motorcycle sales fell 27% in the quarter, the steepest decline in the last 6 years. What might be even bigger and potentially more important news for … Read more

Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?

Right up front, I want to say that all of opinions in this blog post are non-scientific, and I have not conducted any research on the opinions of experts, safety organizations, etc. regarding why motorcycle accidents happen. The content of this post is based on years and years of experience representing motorcyclists injured in accidents … Read more

Does That Make my Motorcycle Insurance Premium Go Up?

This question will often come up when one of my motorcycle clients is making a claim under their own motorcycle insurance policy even though they were not at fault in an accident.  Making a claim under your own motorcycle insurance policy, even though the motorcyclist is not at fault,  generally occurs in one of the … Read more

Motorcycles and Dogs

With a title like this you might be thinking that this blog post could be about the Annual Miles for Mutts Motorcycle Ride that takes place in Burlington, North Carolina at Lucky’s Saloon to benefit the Humane Society of Alamance County, North Carolina, and pet rescues such as the Biscuit Foundation in Burlington, North Carolina. … Read more

15TH ANNUAL CAPITAL CITY BIKEFEST

The 15th Annual Capital City Bikefest held September 20-22 is in the books. I appreciate all those involved the event and its host Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson for letting me be a sponsor for 11 straight years. The event took place again this year at the Tobacco Road dealership and in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The … Read more

GENEROSITY OF MOTORCYCLE GROUPS

In my last post I talked about the B.U.D.’S Foundation and all the good works that their members/volunteers do to promote motorcycle safety and to assist families in connection with motorcyclists who are injured or have lost their lives in motorcycle accidents. Each year the B.U.D.’S Foundation organizes a Fallen Riders Fundraisers Weekend. In recent … Read more

SPOTLIGHT ON B.U.D.S. FOUNDATION

For the last several years I have had the privilege of sponsoring the B.U.D.’S Foundation and their yearly Fallen Riders Fundraisers Weekend. B.U.D.’S stands for Bikers United to Defend driving Safely. The B.U.D.’S Foundation is headquartered in Wilson, North Carolina, and was founded by Tracey Burnett in memory of her brother marine veteran Private First-Class … Read more

Jacob “Jake” Sanok (1952-2019)

Jake will be missed! He was a devoted member of Raleigh HOG Chapter #4356 and Blue Knights NC Chapter II, and he was an all-around great guy. He always made a point of coming up to me at Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson events. He would say “hi counselor” and then ask if I needed any help … Read more

Counselor at Law

           My North Carolina Law License that hangs on my office wall indicates that I am admitted to practice as an “ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW” in the courts of North Carolina, and that phrase is bold and capitalized.  When I am asked what I do, however, I generally say that … Read more

Harley-Davidson Gets More Electric

Harley-Davidson recently made an appearance at the 2019 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show. During the show, Harley-Davidson confirmed the pricing and availability of the long-anticipated LiveWire electronic motorcycle. They also brought 2 new Electric Concepts to the Consumer Electronic Show which are both uncharacteristic of the brand. One resembles an electric bicycle or electric dirt … Read more

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