By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com
Harley-Davidson is making headlines:
In Chicago, a settlment has been reached in the lawsuit against Harley-Davidson filed by longtime firefighter Jim McMahon, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a motorcycle crash in 2004. He claimed Harley built a defective bike. “The Chicago Tribune” has the story here.
Out of H-D headquarters in Milwaukee, news that Harley plans to open a motorcycle assembly plant in India. CNN has an extensive video story here. “The York Daily News” has that story as well here. The company is also studying the possibility of closing its manufacturing operation in Kansas City, if cost savings cannot be found, transferring the workload to York. “The York Daily News” also has that story here, while “The Kansas City Star” has even more info on Harley’s demand for concessions here.
In upstate New York, a 1981 Harley-Davidson that was confiscated 13 months ago by the Department of Motor Vehicles has been returned to its owner, Michael Willig of Queensbury, who wants a judge to cite the D.M.V. for contempt of court for not returning it sooner. WNYT-TV has that video story here.