January 4, 2012 |
America's largest motorcycle maker is packing up and hitting the road. Harley-Davidson is offering an Authorized Tours program with motorcycle trips to 150 destinations in North America, Europe, Africa and Australia with tour info in 10 languages. The 108-year-old motorcycle manufacturer has offered tours in the past, “but nothing to the extent of this,” said Matthew King, a Harley-Davidson spokesman in Milwaukee. “This is the most integrated, globally cohesive tour program we've ever had.” Motorcyclists who want to ride across Route 66 or take a two-wheeled safari in South Africa can book it through one centralized website that allows riders to select trips from Harley's Authorized Tours, based on time of year, duration, geographic region and format.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1995
Can a group of hogs really bring home the bacon? Hawthorne Mayor Larry Guidi thinks so. Guidi has sent invitations to more than 200 aficionados of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, affectionately known as hogs, to participate in the first Mayors' Ride for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation on Oct. 22. The apostrophe goes after the "s" because Guidi has also invited 84 area mayors to participate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2000 |
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.
March 14, 1993 |
Harley Davidsen loves his Harley Davidson. So much, in fact, that the 28-year-old legally took the name of the famous motorcycle as his own, although he had to accept a slight spelling change, the Dagbladet newspaper reported Friday. "A lot of people think I'm kidding," the bearded biker told the Oslo newspaper. "But it's right here in black-and-white on my driver's license."
October 9, 1988
Prime Minister Takeshita has repeatedly rebuked efforts on the part of the U.S. Rice Millers' Assn. to open Japan's rice market to the United States or even to open talks on the issue. Currently, almost no rice is imported into Japan due to past policies of the Japanese government. However, the price of rice in Japan is 8 to 10 times the world market price and is heavily subsidized by the government. Comments by officials saying that rice is such an integral part of Japanese society and that opening the market to imports would lead to shortages of rice are totally absurd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1993
A man who reportedly bought a new Harley-Davidson with a bogus cashier's check gave police some unexpected help: He agreed to pose for a picture in front of the store with his new motorcycle before driving it away. The photo, taken by a salesman, is now being circulated by police. The man, who identified himself as "William R. Brown," bought the Harley on April 17 with a check for $15,045. When the store owner tried to deposit it, he learned that it was counterfeit.
August 13, 2008 |
John McCain's recent appearance in South Dakota at the Sturgis Rally, America's largest motorcycle convention, was by most accounts a roaring success. But Barack Obama's campaign isn't going to give up the biker vote without a fight. At Sturgis, McCain ridiculed Obama for drawing "hundreds of thousands" of people to an outdoor speech in Berlin. "I'll take the roar of 50,000 Harleys any day," he boasted, as dozens of cyclists revved their engines. Now, Obama is airing a new radio spot in Wisconsin -- the home of Harley-Davidson -- attacking McCain's quip.
August 7, 2013 |
Kiehl's is scheduled to wrap up its fourth annual Life Ride for amfAR on Thursday at the Grove in Los Angeles. The nine-day motorcycle caravan from Seattle to L.A. is to end with the cyclists riding up to the shopping mecca. Actress Sharon Stone, whose film "Lovelace" opens Friday, is scheduled to accept Kiehl's donation on behalf of amfAR , the Foundation for AIDS Research. In addition there will be performances by Kelis and DJ Spinderella, an interactive photo booth with Harley-Davidson, temporary tattoos and more.