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

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

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

New Harley-Davidson Models Are On the Way

Harley-Davidson recently unveiled their “More Roads to Harley-Davidson’s Growth Plan.” Regarding this venture, Harley-Davidson sets out the following on its website “It is a fast-changing world with new consumer demands. Alongside our existing loyal riders, we will lead the next revolution of two-wheeled freedom to inspire future riders who have yet to even think about … Read more

Thank You!

Thanks! Thanks to all the bikers out there who selflessly give their money and time to support charitable organizations and help individuals (bikers and non-bikers) in need. At the end of telethons on television, there is always a big production about how much money they have raised. I wish there was a way that we … Read more

Want More Business Related Information About Your Motorcycle?

A while back I wrote a post about Harley-Davidson’s production of an all-electric motorcycle.  In the post I quoted the President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley-Davidson, Matt Levatich, from his Quarterly Earnings Conference Call.  These types of calls are a way for companies to relay information to all interested parties, including institutional and individual investors. … Read more

Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club

I have had the privilege over the last number of years to get to know many of the members of Blue Knights NC II based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2009 I began sponsoring the Blue Knights NC II Officer Down Memorial Ride. The 13th Annual Blue Knights NC II Officer Down Memorial Ride … Read more

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