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Indian Motorcycle unveils Scout FTR1200 Custom

EICMA Show, Milan, Nov. 7—Indian Motorcycle today recognized its championship-winning American Flat Track race team, the Wrecking Crew, with a custom-built Scout FTR1200 street bike. The Scout FTR1200 Custom takes inspiration from the Scout FTR750’s purpose-built flat track race bike that Indian’s “Wrecking Crew” piloted throughout a dominating championship season in the 2017 American Flat Track Series. Built in partnership ...

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New Harley-Davidson Sport Glide blends agility with long-haul capability

Milwaukee, Nov. 7—The new Harley-Davidson Sport Glide motorcycle is a quick-change artist, an aggressive factory-custom cruiser outfitted with a detachable fairing and saddlebags ideally suited for touring, cruising or commuting. The versatile Sport Glide owns the curb on bike night and is ready for short- or long-distance weekend runs. The ninth model based on the all-new Harley-Davidson Softail platform and ...

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Sons of Speed’s third race thrills at New Smyrna Speedway

Daytona, Fla., Nov. 3—Billy Lane’s thrilling Sons of Speed board track motorcycle race had its third running on Saturday, October 21, during the 25th Chrome Anniversary of Daytona Beach Biketoberfest. The race featured 14 daredevil motorcycle racers who took to the half-mile banked track at New Smyrna Speedway in Daytona Beach. Top honors went to eBay Jake on his 1919 Harley-powered Sons of Speed racer, earning himself a ...

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Federal Highway Administration appoints Motorcyclist Advisory Council

Pickerington, Ohio—The Federal Highway Administration has appointed 10 members to the Motorcyclist Advisory Council, which will advise the agency director on infrastructure issues affecting motorcycle riders. Mike Sayre, AMA government relations manager for on-highway issues, has been named chair of the council. “This is an important step toward ensuring that motorcyclists are deeply involved in the planning and implementation of ...

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Call of Duty: WWII to feature Indian Scout 741B

With its triumphant return to American Flat Track racing, its recent efforts on the Bonneville Salt Flats to commemorate Burt Munro’s historic land-speed record, or its expansion of the iconic Indian Scout platform with the release of its new Indian Scout Bobber; Indian Motorcycle is leveraging its past as it forges into the future, effectively reclaiming its iconic place within ...

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Harley-Davidson Street Rod takes Krawiec to seventh win of the season

Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 29—Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec took a big step closer to securing the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship with a final-round win at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Krawiec can clinch his fourth NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship by qualifying for the elimination rounds at ...

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Sturgis Motorcycle Museum expands to two campuses

Sturgis, S.D., Oct. 24—The Sturgis Rally may be over, but things are just getting started for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. The Museum is set to double within three years, and the Hall of Fame portion will have its own campus. Meanwhile the Main Street location will get a major revitalization, courtesy of generous donations from supporters, Board members ...

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Mederski named AMF president

Lakeland, Fla., Oct. 16—In its recent annual board meeting, the Antique Motorcycle Foundation Inc. unanimously elected longtime industry veteran Mark Mederski as its next president. He is the foundation’s fourth president in its 10-year history. Mederski replaces Jon Radermacher. After many years with the American Motorcyclist Association, Mederski was the executive director of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in ...

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Harley-Davidson announces third quarter 2017 results

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Milwaukee, Oct. 17—Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) third-quarter 2017 diluted EPS decreased to $0.40 from $0.64 in the third quarter of 2016. Third quarter net income was $68.2 million on consolidated revenue of $1.15 billion versus net income of $114.1 million on consolidated revenue of $1.27 billion in the third quarter of 2016. “The continued weakness in the U.S. motorcycle industry only ...

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Indian Motorcycle Racing’s 2018 contingency program offers more than $350,000

Minneapolis, Oct. 11—Indian Motorcycle Racing, which captured the 2017 American Flat Track Manufacturer’s Championship, is offering professional flat track race teams and privateers unmatched incentives to compete on its premier Scout FTR750 race bike. More than $350,000 in contingency is available for those who ride an Indian for 2018. The Scout FTR750 powered arguably the most dominant season in flat ...

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