Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Harley-Davidson Reveals Nine 2010 Models

Harley-Davidson has revealed nine 2010 motorcycle models, part of what Harley-Davidson says is the most expansive new-product introduction in the history of the Motor Company.

"This ambitious new motorcycle launch reaches to our riders with the incredible passion that Harley-Davidson has inspired for more than a century," said Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Core Customer Marketing. "We are thrilled to offer our customers nine new models and a full selection of products for 2010 that lets their enthusiasm for enjoying great motorcycles continue at full throttle."

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As the new king of the Harley-Davidson Touring line, the Electra Glide Ultra Limited model delivers the performance upgrade of a Twin Cam 103 engine, and features standard equipment items previously offered only as accessories on regular-production Harley-Davidson Touring models.

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The new Road Glide Custom model looks lean and mean, with a slammed suspension, 18-inch front wheel and a new 2-into-1 exhaust system.

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The Wide Glide returns as an all-new Dyna model done in old-school chopper style, with black laced wheels, a chopped rear fender, black "wire" sissy bar, 2-1-2 Tommy Gun exhaust and an optional flame paint scheme. Priced starting at $14,499, the Wide Glide is also a great new value.

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The new Street Glide Trike brings stripped-down, hot-rod styling to the three-wheel category, and joins the Tri Glide Ultra Classic in an all new Trike family for 2010.

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Dressed in satin chrome and denim black, the new Fat Boy Lo presents a darker and lower interpretation of the motorcycle that still defines the fat-custom segment.

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Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) offers four new limited-production models for 2010. The CVO Softail Convertible is a versatile urban touring motorcycle, while the CVO Street Glide is a high-performance hot-rod bagger. The CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide and CVO Fat Bob models are refreshed for 2010 with new paint schemes and styling details. All CVO models are powered by a Twin Cam 110 engine, the largest displacement V-Twin offered by Harley-Davidson.

Source: Harley-Davidson

Monday, July 20, 2009

Motorcycle Have Chance To Ride New 2010 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles At 2009 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Harley-Davidson announced that motorcycle riders and enthusiasts from around the world will have the chance to ride the new 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycles at the 69th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, August 1-7, 2009.

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The Harley-Davidson Road Tour (all activities free of charge) will run from Saturday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.

“We look forward to the Sturgis Rally all year,” said Steve Piehl, Harley-Davidson Director, Consumer Events Marketing. “It’s the first time we get to show off our newest motorcycles, and our activities are a great showcase for everything Harley-Davidson does with and for our customers. And it’s all free! It’s also a great time to ride our motorcycles, hang out with other riders and enjoy one of the biggest rallies in the country.”

Source: Harley-Davidson

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Robbie Maddison Makes Motorcycle Jump Over London's Tower Bridge

ITN News has posted video on YouTube of motocross star Robbie Maddison performing a no-handed backflip as he jumps the gap between the north and south side of the historic Tower Bridge in London, England.

Los Angeles Times also features details and video of the jump. Maddison also made the world's longest motorcycle jump (350 feet) at the Las Vegas replica of Arc de Triomphe on On January 1, 2009.

Source: ITN News and The Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ducati Launches Forza Ducati Financing Program

Ducati and FreedomRoad Financial have announced a new retail financing program, FORZA DUCATI, which will include a low 6.75% finance rate for the entire range of Ducati models, running July 10 through October 31.

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According to Ducati, the FORZA DUCATI program is significant in that it incorporates the entire Ducati lineup. This means all models and all years are eligible for 6.75% financing at terms up to 48 months, providing they are brand new and being registered for the first time.

In addition to a low finance rate on the model of the customer’s choice, Ducati is offering two exciting programs as an additional benefit to those purchasing a new motorcycle. During the program period new Ducati owners may choose between generous trade-in allowances, or a year of “Full Factory Support” on select models.

The Trade-in Allowance program assists owners of older Ducatis and other manufacturer’s models in obtaining one of Ducati’s latest handmade motorcycles with minimal out-of-pocket costs. This allowance is available for Hypermotard, Monster 1100 and 848 Superbike models; making the purchase of a new Ducati significantly more affordable.

Source: Ducati

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Garmin Expands Relationship with Motorcycle OEM and Announces New Product

Garmin has expanded its relationship with BMW Motorrad and the companies have developed the next generation BMW Motorrad Navigator, the Navigator IV, a motorcycle-friendly GPS navigator that is based on Garmin’s zūmo 660.
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According to Garmin, the BMW Motorrad Navigator IV takes the best of Garmin’s navigation technology and adds exclusive, BMW specific features such as a customized mount, preloaded BMW dealer database, unique audio and Bluetooth handling capabilities, and more.

This portable, 4.3-inch navigator has a bright touchscreen display that is glove-friendly and comes preloaded with detailed street maps with millions of points of interest that include locations like restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, hotels and specific street addresses. After the rider selects a destination, the system calculates the best route and gives turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions to the final destination.

This feature can also work with a compatible Bluetooth enabled helmet or headset. The BMW Motorrad Navigator IV’s stereo (A2DP) Bluetooth wireless technology makes it possible for riders to pair their phone to a Bluetooth enabled helmet or handset so that they can safely talk on the phone or listen to MP3’s without having to remove their gloves or helmet.

Source: Garmin

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Harley-Davidson Sportster Value Guaranteed for One Year on Trade-Ins for Big Twin and V-Rod Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson has announced a special guarantee on the value of its Sportster motorcycles by backing their trade-in on Big Twin and V-Rod motorcycles for up to one year.

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According to Harley-Davidson, riders who buy a new Sportster 883 or 1200 motorcycle at a participating dealership between July 1, 2009 and August 31, 2009, will get the original MSRP value when they trade in for a new Harley-Davidson Big Twin or V-Rod motorcycle within one year.

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"We're excited to give customers who purchase new 2009 Sportster models the guaranteed MSRP value if they choose to trade-in to a Big Twin or V-Rod model within a year," said Dino Bernacchi, Harley-Davidson Director, Advertising and Promotion. "The exceptional value of our motorcycles provides a unique way to reward our customers and give them more choices to enjoy the freedom and passion of the Harley-Davidson experience, especially during an uncertain economy."

Source: Harley Davidson

Monday, July 06, 2009

Ducati Announces 848 Nicky Hayden Special Edition

Ducati North America has announced the newest addition to its model range, the 848 Nicky Hayden Special Edition.

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This US -exclusive model was unveiled July 4 on Ducati Island at the USGP with Nicky Hayden and Ducati CEO Gabriele Del Torchio. It will be on display the remainder of the weekend for fans to view, and available at Ducati dealers July 7th in limited numbers.

The Nicky Hayden Edition is the first of the 2010 model year 848’s to arrive in the United States.

The distinctive features and 2010 model upgrades on this motorcycle include the American inspired livery, LED dash illumination for superior night visibility, a 30mm mirror extension kit for enhanced vision and aluminum cam belt tensioner pulleys for improved acceleration. The 848 Nicky Hayden also boasts 134hp at 10,000 rpm.

Source: Ducati