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According to the L.A. Times: American Suzuki Motor Corp. said Monday that it will file for bankruptcy protection and will stop selling cars in the U.S.

The Brea-based company plans to restructure so that it can continue to sell Suzuki motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and marine outboard engines. “The realignment is intended to  …  More

Honda is partly known for going its own way when it comes to design & engineering. The CB750, with its four cylinders and disc brake, the oval pistoned NR500, the patterns of small holes in their race bike fairings and the CBR900RRs bodywork, etc. The list is long, and the ’12 CBR1000RR continues that trend, although not in as daring a manner as the NR, or the CB750. What it has could be considered less newsworthy than what it *doesn’t* have. What am I going on about here? Read on….

While the competition has added traction control, wheelie control, and ride modes, Honda   …  More

April 19–One of the world’s largest motorcycle companies, Hero MotoCorp., of India, is closer to introducing a bike with some help from one of the smallest motorcycle companies, Erik Buell Racing of East Troy.

Indian press reports say Hero is set to introduce its first indigenously developed high-end motorcycle in 2014 to compete with Japanese motorcycle manufacturers. The company has inked a technology agreement with Buell for engineering support and also has sponsored Buell’s U.S. racing team  …  More

Company’s other plants to follow in streamlining, automating

For a look at what’s to come for Harley-Davidson Inc., the best place to start is the company’s largest motorcycle factory, where change has been described as “leaning into a hurricane.”

Where 41 buildings once stood on 232 acres, there’s now an enormous vacant lot.

Gone are about half of the 2,300 jobs that, for decades, supported families in this blue-collar town.

The old buildings, some of them dating back to World War II, were  …  More

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