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June 6, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
The hottest motorcycles on the road don't come cheap. But some of the best of them keep their value after you put them on the road. Bikes made by Harley-Davidson, BMW, and Ducati, in fact, seem to hold their MSRP value better than any others. By brand, according to data compiled by the Kelley Blue Book Official Motorcycle Guide, Harley-Davidson motorcycles retained an average of 84% of their value over a five-year period. BMW was not far behind, at 81%, with Indian, Ducati and Triumph trailing slightly at 77%, 73% and 72%. PHOTO GALLERY: Top Ten Most Expensive Motorcycles Certain models scored even higher.
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October 21, 2013 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Enterprise Rent-a-Car is now renting Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Las Vegas, providing yet another way to go hog wild in Sin City. The company that promises “we'll pick you up” will, indeed, pick you up in Las Vegas and take you to its location that stocks the Harleys . (It's at 4517 W. Flamingo Road, just off the Strip and about half a mile from Palms Casino Resort ). Rates begin about $150 a day (no mileage is charged) for a selection of bikes that includes Road Kings, Ultra Classics and Softtail Classics, among other touring bikes.
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BUSINESS
June 6, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
The hottest motorcycles on the road don't come cheap. But some of the best of them keep their value after you put them on the road. Bikes made by Harley-Davidson, BMW, and Ducati, in fact, seem to hold their MSRP value better than any others. By brand, according to data compiled by the Kelley Blue Book Official Motorcycle Guide, Harley-Davidson motorcycles retained an average of 84% of their value over a five-year period. BMW was not far behind, at 81%, with Indian, Ducati and Triumph trailing slightly at 77%, 73% and 72%. PHOTO GALLERY: Top Ten Most Expensive Motorcycles Certain models scored even higher.
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April 9, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jay Reed Julson, a 45-year-old motorcycle mechanic and inventor, modified Harley Davidson motorcycles for speed, a passion authorities believe led to his death this weekend. Julson, who operated a motorcycle repair shop in Oak View for years before moving to the San Joaquin Valley, took a curve on California 33 too fast, lost control and was thrown from the bike, authorities said. There was no evidence that he had been drinking at the time of the accident Friday night.
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October 21, 2013 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Enterprise Rent-a-Car is now renting Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Las Vegas, providing yet another way to go hog wild in Sin City. The company that promises “we'll pick you up” will, indeed, pick you up in Las Vegas and take you to its location that stocks the Harleys . (It's at 4517 W. Flamingo Road, just off the Strip and about half a mile from Palms Casino Resort ). Rates begin about $150 a day (no mileage is charged) for a selection of bikes that includes Road Kings, Ultra Classics and Softtail Classics, among other touring bikes.
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June 18, 2001 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 200 motorcycle riders, many decked out in black leather draped with American flags, pulled out of Port Hueneme and roared down Pacific Coast Highway Sunday morning in recognition of the war veterans who made it home and those who didn't. "This is about the POWs and MIAs and getting everybody to understand they are still there," said Vance Scott, a 67-year-old Simi Valley resident and veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars. "You can't let it go."
BUSINESS
February 2, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Harley-Davidson Inc. locked out employees at its largest plant Thursday after workers authorized a strike that could start today. The company suspended production of Touring and Softail motorcycles at the York, Pa., factory, where the union representing 2,798 workers is fighting a contract proposal that would cut wages for new hires and change health benefits. A strike in York would be Harley-Davidson's first in 16 years.
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May 7, 1987 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan, riding the successful efforts of Harley-Davidson to fight Japanese motorcycle competition with the help of limited government tariffs, campaigned Wednesday against mandatory trade sanctions. "American workers don't need to hide from anyone," he said. The President made a brief trip to this small industrial city in southern Pennsylvania to draw attention to what he views as the role that limited trade tariffs and quotas can play in helping beleaguered American industry.
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November 2, 2011 | Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
A group of Irish mobsters pulled up in an SUV outside a barn and makeshift gun warehouse, where a band of gang members parked their custom-made Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The men huddled inside the barn, as bodyguards in leather jackets and armed with chains and foot-long knives swatted away flies and eyed one another with suspicion. After a tense exchange, the men got down to business to discuss a weapons deal involving a Mexican cartel. Whether staging weapons deals, gunfights or motorcycle chases, the FX television series "Sons of Anarchy" is creating mayhem all over Los Angeles — and that's a good thing.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Harley-Davidson Inc. locked out employees at its largest plant Thursday after workers authorized a strike that could start today. The company suspended production of Touring and Softail motorcycles at the York, Pa., factory, where the union representing 2,798 workers is fighting a contract proposal that would cut wages for new hires and change health benefits. A strike in York would be Harley-Davidson's first in 16 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2001 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 200 motorcycle riders, many decked out in black leather draped with American flags, pulled out of Port Hueneme and roared down Pacific Coast Highway Sunday morning in recognition of the war veterans who made it home and those who didn't. "This is about the POWs and MIAs and getting everybody to understand they are still there," said Vance Scott, a 67-year-old Simi Valley resident and veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars. "You can't let it go."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jay Reed Julson, a 45-year-old motorcycle mechanic and inventor, modified Harley Davidson motorcycles for speed, a passion authorities believe led to his death this weekend. Julson, who operated a motorcycle repair shop in Oak View for years before moving to the San Joaquin Valley, took a curve on California 33 too fast, lost control and was thrown from the bike, authorities said. There was no evidence that he had been drinking at the time of the accident Friday night.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1987 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan, riding the successful efforts of Harley-Davidson to fight Japanese motorcycle competition with the help of limited government tariffs, campaigned Wednesday against mandatory trade sanctions. "American workers don't need to hide from anyone," he said. The President made a brief trip to this small industrial city in southern Pennsylvania to draw attention to what he views as the role that limited trade tariffs and quotas can play in helping beleaguered American industry.
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December 11, 1988
Re "Biker Chic Rides High With L.A. Fashion Hogs" (by Jeannine Stein, Dec. 2): So the terminally trendy, those fearless leaders of fashion and their dedicated followers, have discovered Harley-Davidson motorcycles. God help us all. RANDY GOLDSTEIN Santa Monica
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