Thursday, July 26, 2007

Harley strives to gain more women riders

While men over 40 are the primary market for motorcycles, over 100,000 women buy motorcycles as well.

The New York Times features a story on Harley's efforts to reach out to women riders, offering more comfortable motorcycles, along with a website and advertising in women's magazines.

Over 12% of new Harleys are bought by women, but Japanese manufacturers still lead among women riders thanks to a wider variety of sizes.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

RestorationInProgress.com Restoring a BMW R69US for Charity


Walneck’s Classic Cycle is restoring a BMW R69US motorcycle to its original glory and will auction it July 28, 2007 at the AMA Vintage Cycle Days show and auction. All proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Visit the site to see videos , builders notes, and tons of photos of the full restoration of the BMW R69US.

If you’re attending the show, consider going to the Walneck’s Charity dinner to benefit JDRF, Friday, July 27, 2007 at the Deer Ridge Golf Club, Bellville, Ohio starting at 5pm. Tickets are $50, with half the proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Meet VIPs such as Buzz Walnecks and cycle film director Peter Starr, and get a chance to bid in the silent auction for BMW memorabilia from the bike.

Bid On-Line now at Proxibid.com. Shipping is provided to the winning bidder by JC Motors transport company. Or come out to the live auction event, 5pm, July 28, 2007.

Monday, July 09, 2007

A new electric powered motorcycle

Slashgear.com features a story on the Entertia, an all-electric motorcycle.

According to the Slashgear...

Coming straight from the folks who brought you the Ariel Atom 2 is their latest addition to the product line, the Enertia. This motorcycle is all electric, has a top speed of 50MPH, a max range of 45 miles @ 25mph and weighs a mere 275 pounds.









You can read more on the Enertia Press Site.