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May 31, 2019
MOTORCYCLE 101: NEW COLLEGE COURSE OFFERS STUDENTS THE “RIDE OF THEIR LIVES” Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Added to College Spring Semester Elective Curriculum   MILWAUKEE (May 1, 2019) – Second-semester college students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee now have a new favorite class to consider just in time for the start of summer: Harley-Davidson Riding Academy. Offered through the Department of Kinesiology Sport & Recreation Office at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s College of Health Sciences, Harley-Davidson Riding Academy begins May 2. The elective course includes required reading and classroom lessons on the parts and functions of the motorcycle, suggested riding behaviors…

HARLEY-DAVIDSON FACTORY FLAT TRACK TEAM READY FOR DIRT-AND-PAVEMENT DAYTONA TT COURSE

May 1, 2019
Factory Team Riders Halbert and Vanderkooi Return for 2019 AFT Twins Series MILWAUKEE (March 11, 2019) – The Harley-Davidson® Factory Flat Track Racing Team is preparing to open the 2019 American Flat Track (AFT) Twins season on March 14 at the Daytona TT at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Factory Team riders Sammy Halbert and Jarod Vanderkooi will contest the 18-race AFT series aboard Harley-Davidson® XG750R competition motorcycles prepared by Factory Team partner Vance & Hines Motorsports.

2019 SCREAMIN’ EAGLE/VANCE & HINES DRAG TEAM AND HARLEY-DAVIDSON FACTORY FLAT TRACK TEAM SEASON PREVIEW

May 1, 2019
Sampey Joins Hines and Krawiec in a Three-Bike Pro Stock Motorcycle Effort MILWAUKEE (March 11, 2019) – The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team opens its 17th season of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competition at the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17 in Gainesville, Fla. The team will begin pursuit of a 10th Pro Stock Motorcycle championship with a three-rider squad, as Angelle Sampey joins Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec on Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™ competition motorcycles. The trio of veteran riders have won a combined 12 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle titles.

Harley-Davidson Teams with local Trade Schools for “Battle of the King’s” Custom Bike Build Competition

May 1, 2019
Fans to Help Select Winning Designs by Voting Now MILWAUKEE (April 15, 2019) – For the first time, local trade school students partnered with Harley-Davidson® dealers for a unique, real-world training opportunity: helping build the coolest custom motorcycles in the world in the “Battle of the Kings” competition.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON ELECTRA GLIDE STANDARD DELIVERS AN ELEMENTAL TOURING EXPERIENCE POWERED BY THE MILWAUKEE-EIGHT ENGINE

March 31, 2019
 MILWAUKEE (Mar. 4, 2019) –Powered by the muscular Milwaukee-Eight™ 107 engine, the new Electra Glide Standard is a “Dressed down Dresser” that provides a raw, fundamental riding experience inspired by Harley-Davidson’s Grand American Touring roots.

"The Unlikely 1"- By: Gary “Finn” Ilminen- Book Review

February 28, 2019
  One of our favorite things to do is people watch, my husbands would be riding his bike, so it was a perfectly natural fit when we joined up with Cycle Connections as contributing photojournalist, giving us the chance to share with others, our biking adventures, and to have the opportunity to meet new people. 

Harley-Davidson Makes Learning to Ride Easier Than Ever with Limited Time Promotion.

February 28, 2019
Milwaukee (February 15th, 2019) – Turn “Someday I’ll ride a motorcycle,” into “Today” with the latest offer from Harley-Davidson Riding Academy. Available for a limited time, Harley-Davidson is offering customers the opportunity to learn to ride from the experts for 50% off the published price of a Harley-Davidson Riding Academy New Rider Course in their area with promo code RIDE50. Redeemable throughout the calendar year, if your resolution is to ride this year, this is an excellent opportunity to begin your motorcycling journey.

2019 HARLEY-DAVIDSON CVO MODELS

September 30, 2018
MILWAUKEE (August 21, 2018) Three 2019 Harley-Davidson® CVO™ models offer show-stopping finishes, advanced technology, exclusive components and attention to detail that borders on obsessive. The Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations™ program creates limited-production Harley-Davidson motorcycle models for the most-discerning customers, often using finishes, materials and accessories that are only available on a CVO model.

NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON FXDR 114 POURS ON PERFORMANCE A Dynamic Power Cruiser Combines Milwaukee-Eight Muscle with Weight-Saving Aluminum and Composite Components

August 28, 2018
MILWAUKEE (August 21, 2018) The new Harley-Davidson® FXDR™ 114 motorcycle delivers moto-aggression with a technical edge. Like a drag racer crossed with a fighter jet, this unapologetic power cruiser brings a new level of all-out performance to the Harley-Davidson line-up. The FXDR 114 combines the unrelenting power of the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine with the liberal use of new weight-saving aluminum and composite components. Every aspect of handling and performance is amplified.

Florida Helmet Law Proposal

January 31, 2017
A bill in Florida was introduced that would require all riders to wear helmets.

Polaris shuts down Victory Motorcycle Division

January 31, 2017
As has been widely reported, Polaris has decided to shut down its Victory Motorcycles Division after 18 years.

Bell and Ace Cafe Release Limited Edition Helmets

April 21, 2016
Bell and Ace Cafe London are partnering up for a run of limited-edition motorcycling gear. First in line are two limited edition helmets that meld the iconic insignia of London’s Ace Café with the unmistakable profile of the Bell lids.

Zero Motorcycles To Race The 100th Anniversary Of The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb

April 20, 2016
Zero Motorcycles, one of the leading electric motorcycle manufacturers, has announced that it will compete in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race in partnership with the Hollywood Electrics Racing team.

Samsung Introduces Smart Windshield for Motorcycles

March 28, 2016
Samsung Electronics in collaboration with Yamaha Italy has introduced a concept of a heads-up display for motorcycle windshields. The technology appears to consist of a smart phone app and a wirelessly controlled projector in the windshield. Scroll down for the video from Yamaha.

Lane Splitting

July 29, 2015
California has been the only state that allows lane splitting. While there is no specific law addressing lane splitting one way or another, police were allowed to use their discretion in whether to issue tickets for the maneuver.

Missouri Blue Law Repeal on Motorcycle Sales - One Year Later

May 31, 2015
Blue laws in the United States vary by state. By definition, Blue laws are laws that were historically designed to “enforce” religious standards. Because of this “law,” many states prohibit the selling of particular items on Sundays, including groceries, alcohol, office supplies, housewares, cars, and even motorcycles; under the rationale that people should be in church on Sunday rather than out spending their money and supporting our economy.

Recent Bills Regarding Motorcycles

March 30, 2015
Oregon Senate recently passed a bill that would make it legal for motorcycles and bicycles to “run” red lights. SB533 would follow the lead of other states that have passed similar laws. Like the others, Oregon would allow motorcycles and bicycles to proceed through a red light if it has not changed after one complete cycle.

Indian Recalls for Brake Issue

March 30, 2015
Report Receipt Date: March 11, 2015NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V142000Component(s): Service brakes, hydraulicPotential Number of Units Affected: N/AManufacturer: Indian Motorcycle Company

Let’s Twist Again Foundation Inc. Motorcycle Therapy Program

February 28, 2015
Living up North, we are resigned to a winter season not being able to enjoy the open road. However, many motorcycle enthusiasts find themselves unable to ride at all for several reasons, including recovering from surgery, in short or long term rehabilitation, military related injuries for veterans at the VA, and even hospice patients. Those who used to ride motorcycles have a very close relationship with riding and find it depressing to think they might never have that experience again.

Victory Racing Team to Compete in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Class in 2015

January 24, 2015
Victory Motorcycles will join the competition in NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle class for the 2015 racing season. The Victory team’s riders will be two-time champion Matt Smith and his wife, Angie. “Victory is excited to enter the world of NHRA Pro Stock Drag Racing.” said Steve Menneto, VP Motorcycles for Polaris. “It is Victory’s intent to continue to test ourselves at the highest levels and the Victory Factory Racing Team is the perfect opportunity for us."
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