January 30, 2014 |
Harley-Davidson is bullish on the year just past and even more so on the year ahead. Executives from the massively successful Milwaukee company told investors Thursday that fourth-quarter revenue and earnings were up over the same period last year, with robust activity expected for 2014. They're counting on continued strong sales from their traditional line, but also considerable new business from their new Street 500cc and 750cc motorcycles. STORY: Dirt bikers bring new life to ghost town That smaller, lighter, more fuel-efficient bike, the company believes, will develop a very broad new customer base of younger, more urban riders domestically and abroad.
December 27, 2013 |
Freud asked, "What does woman want?" Harley-Davidson has the answer. She wants a motorcycle -- or should. That is the result of a study of female motorcycle riders and non-riders, commissioned by the Wisconsin-based bike manufacturer. Female riders were twice as likely as their non-riding counterparts to feel "confident. " They were twice as likely, too, to feel "extremely satisfied" with their appearance. More than half of those riders said the two-wheeled experience made them feel "free" and "independent.
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November 26, 2013 |
"Cosmic artist" Jack Armstrong was arrested in Eagle Rock last week on a warrant in connection with an alleged rape in Beverly Hills in 2010, authorities said. Armstrong, 56, was taken into custody Friday on a warrant issued by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. He was released after posting bond. "The arrest was the result of a lengthy, in-depth and multi-county investigation," the police department said. The Southern California artist got his nickname after christening his bright, multicolored paintings as “cosmic extensionalism.” His paintings fetch six figures and he raised eyebrows last year by unveiling a painted Harley-Davidson motorcycle valued at $1.1 million.
November 4, 2013 |
Harley-Davidson on Monday blew the covers off two dramatic new motorcycles for 2014: the Street 750 and Street 500. The bikes represent an aggressive attempt to expand Harley's already massive reach to younger, newer and smaller riders by offering them a substantially lighter and more manageable urban street cruiser. Both models feature the company's Dark Custom stylings, and a new fuel-injected, liquid-cooled Revolution X motor, cradled in an all-new frame. Lane-splitting controversy: guidelines from the CHP The belt-driven bikes feature a seat height of barely 25 inches and a fueled weight of only 480 pounds.
October 4, 2013 |
This summer Harley-Davidson announced a new line of motorcycles and a plan to take the company in a new direction. The 2014 Street Glide Special is an example of the road ahead. This is an all-new variation on the 100-year-old American manufacturer's heralded “touring” line of Electra Glides and Street Kings, yanked into the 21st century by a bunch of high-tech additions. Among them are a dramatic new dashboard presentation that offers GPS navigation, AM-FM stereo, iPod plug-ins for your personal jukebox and a hands-free voice recognition system for your telephone calls.
August 19, 2013 |
Harley-Davidson has unveiled a new line of motorcycles for 2014 that the company is calling "the largest scale new model launch" in its 110-year history. The company staged a Denver press event to spotlight eight new machines that the company says will feature improved power, improved braking, enhanced aerodynamics and superior ergonomics -- all part of an ambitious campaign to modernize the company's reputation as a producer of venerable but somewhat dated motorcycles. The company promises the new bikes "pass faster, stop quicker and see farther at night," as a result of the product improvements.