HAMDEN, CT - On the heels of the introduction this week of a bill in the General Assembly that would require all CT motorcyclists and their passengers to wear helmets, AAA Northeast has come out in support of the proposed legislation. The non-profit … [Read More...]
HARTFORD - A bill that would require all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear protective headgear when out on the road has been introduced in the General Assembly, revisiting an issue that has been attempted and … [Read More...]
WINSTED, CT - Sometimes moving forward in life requires a leap of faith, a belief in one’s abilities, and the guts to take a chance. And there’s no better time to move ahead than the start of a new year. Eric Pleil recently gave his employer … [Read More...]
HARTFORD - It's that time of year at the State Capitol. Legislators are introducing bills, most of which won't go anywhere except the dust bin. … [Read More...]
Polaris Industries blindsided Victory dealers and customers this morning by announcing that it's pulling the plug on the 18-year-old, American-made brand. Calling the brand's exit "an incredibly difficult decision," Polaris Chairman and CEO Scott … [Read More...]
WALES, MA - Stuntman Doug Danger returns to Sturgis, SD this summer with plans to jump a vintage motorcycle some 120 feet over a pit of 2,000 live rattlers. The motorcycle? Of course, the 1972 Harley-Davidson XR750 once owned by Evel Knievel. The … [Read More...]
BOSTON - The New Year has begun with two fewer Triumph dealers in New England. The closure of Performance Cycles in Shrewsbury, MA after 45 years and the move by Riverside Motorsports in Medford, MA to being a Ducati-only dealer has reduced the … [Read More...]
Big Year For DucatiBOLOGNA - Sales of Ducati motorcycles climbed to 55,451 in 2016, a 1.2 percent increase from 2015. The U.S. continued to be Ducati's biggest market with customers buying 8,787 new motorcycles, but that was roughly a nine percent drop from 2015. The Multistrada line experienced growth of 16 percent, while the Hypermotard family was up +15 percent. The Scrambler line continued to be a success with sales of more than 15,500 bikes.
BMW Sales Climb in 2016MUNICH - BMW Motorrad reports that worldwide sales of motorcycles and maxi-scooters rose 5.9 percent in 2016 with a total of 145,032 units delivered to customers. However, sales in the U.S. in 2016 plummeted 16 percent, with sales of only 13,730 units. BMW has a global sales goal of 200,000 by the year 2020.
If you've owned a motorcycle for any length of time, you've probably dropped it. Maybe you forgot to extend the kickstand upon coming to a stop. Maybe the bike has just … [Read More...]
NEW YORK - When a motorcycle looks better suited for display in a museum of modern art than for comfortably ripping along twisty roads, its sales potential has to be … [Read More...]
HARWINTON, CT - The RIDE-CT motorcycle column in the "Republican-American" newspaper has been around for nearly a dozen years, while the RIDE-CT & RIDE-NewEngland website … [Read More...]
MERRIMACK, NH - In a deal that closed last week, National Powersports Distributors of Pembroke, NH has purchased Second Wind BMW-Triumph here from owner Darrell Faulkenberry, … [Read More...]
NEW YORK - Lyrics to the song “N.Y.C.” from the musical “Annie” extol the city’s virtues crowing “You’re big, you’re loud, you’re tough” before proudly proclaiming “You’re … [Read More...]