Harley-Davidson hits slow lane as motorcycles pile up

February 19, 2017

Harley-Davidson is all revved up with nowhere to go until it can lure more riders — especially younger ones — on new motorcycles and clear out excess inventory. The famous Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker said Tuesday that dealers are stuck with too many 2016 models that need to sell before new, improved 2017 models can take over dealers’ showroom floors. The surplus reflects a sales slowing trend that started last May. A…



February 10, 2017

HIS YEARS ULTIMATE CUSTOM CONTEST IS HERE. Every last nut and bolt counts as we apply our skills to our choice of custom ride – the Harley-Davidson® 1200 Roadster™. With a set budget, 10,000 parts and accessories to choose from, and endless possibilities, it’s a ride we won’t forget. Every custom creation has now been revealed, and here’s our metal master piece. THE BIKE We were inspired by ‘Shamal’, and…


Harley-Davidson Plans To Reorganize, Reduce Workforce Following Weak Sales

February 9, 2017

Harley-Davidson Inc, facing falling motorcycle sales around the world, has said that it plans to streamline its operations, reorganise and reduce its workforce during the fourth quarter in a move that will cost the company $20 million to $25 million. The motorcycle manufacturer cited continued slowed U.S. motorcycle industry growth as the main factor for weaker retail sales. Harley-Davidson did not give details on its reorganisation plans nor initially, say…


Which new superbike gets your vote?

February 7, 2017

The verdict is in for the new Honda Fireblade and Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child is impressed, particularly with the linear power delivery and ease of use of the standard model. Now it’s the turn of the second new-for-2017 superbike, the Suzuki GSX-R1000R. Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves currently in Australia waiting to ride the new bike at Phillip Island. But which of the two new models are you…


A Lamborghini Aventador is the perfect winter beater in Canada

February 7, 2017

Slush, snow and ice mixed with road salt, plus drivers a bit too eager to panic at the first sign of precipitation may seem like the worst possible situation in which to drive your Lamborghini Aventador. It’s just asking for someone to slip and slide their 1992 Honda Civic into it. But for one brave Canadian driver, the winter slog is just what the Aventador craves. Yes, the Lambo does come with all-wheel drive — but that doesn’t…


2017 Ducati Multistrada 950 launch

December 25, 2016

Perfect conditions on the volcanic island of Fuerteventura set the scene nicely for us to navigate the countless mountain hairpins, dual carriageways and through picturesque villages all aboard Ducati’s new Multistrada 950. The new 950 will feel very familiar to anyone who’s ridden the 1200. They share many components, and from the rider’s seat you’d be hard-pushed to spot the difference, until you push the starter button and pull away….


Harley Davidson Profit Slips Company Reduces Bike Shipments

December 16, 2016

With U.S. motorcycle sales not expected to improve much anytime soon, Harley-Davidson Inc. on Thursday said it would reduce bike shipments for the year and remain cautious in its sales outlook. The Milwaukee company said its profit fell 6.4% in the recent fiscal quarter, from $299.8 million a year ago to $280.4 million in the three-month period ended June 30. Earnings per share increased to $1.55, from $1.44 a year…


Six hot car technology trends to watch in 2017

December 12, 2016

Will your next car talk to traffic lights? Are diesel engines on their last gasp? Have electric vehicles charged into the mainstream? Those are some of the questions new technologies and vehicles may answer in 2017. The auto industry’s present is starting to sound a lot like science fiction, thanks to technologies with names like V2X communications, smart infrastructure and e-axles. Some of what’s on the horizon: Cars that talk…


2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE: More Than a Track Package

November 30, 2016

New for 2017 Although the sixth-generation pony car debuted in 2016, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro isn’t resting on its laurels. For 2017, the available 1LE handling package is back and, this time, it’s offered on V-8 and V-6 models with the manual transmission. 1LE upgrades focus on handling with revised suspension tuning, cooling, and aerodynamics. Also returning for 2017 is the muscle-bound Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4…


The New BMW 7 Series

November 26, 2016

The new 7 Series is an imposing-looking car, a fine example of modern Teutonic elegance. Very much a saloon in shape, it also manages to add elements of sportiness in the way that the curved surfaces and feature lines break up what could otherwise be a slabby-looking car, because of its size. This is enhanced by the headlights that sweep around to the wings and the first use of BMW’s…