Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL) has purchased a minority stake in Erik Buell Racing. The Indian manufacturer will invest $25 million in the American company, earning a 49.2% share. Hero will have two directors and one observer on the EBR board of directors, but EBR founder Erik Buell will remain Chairman and CEO.
A press statement from Hero announcing the move states the $25 million investment will be … More
Biker culture came to the Vatican on Sunday as Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley-Davidsons and their riders celebrating the manufacturer’s 110th anniversary with a loud parade and plenty of leather.
Thundering Harley engines nearly drowned out the Latin recitation of the “Our Father” prayer that accompanied Francis as he greeted the crowd before Mass. Standing in his open-top jeep, Francis drove up the main boulevard leading to St. Peter’s Square, blessing the thousands of people in what was a giant Harley parking lot.
Once the service got under way, bikers in their trademark leather Harley vests sat in the square alongside nuns and tens of thousands of faithful Catholics taking part in … More
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced yesterday that Akrapovic America LLC, was fined $88,000 for air quality violations related to the sale of illegal aftermarket motorcycle exhaust systems in California.
Bakersfield and Kern County racing enthusiasts may be familiar with the Akrapovic brand and its history in motorcycle racing.
ARB investigators discovered that Akrapovic sold replacement motorcycle exhaust systems that replaced critical components such as catalytic converters … More
Watch as we reveal how Indian Motorcycle continues to honor our past and power the road ahead, with the 2014 launch of the legendary Indian Chief. Widely recognized by motorcycling riders around the world as one of the most iconic motorcycles ever produced, the power and heritage of this beautiful new bike will be available at a price point that is competitive and more accessible to riders who have been anticipating this addition of authenticity and choice to American motorcycles.
The all-new 2014 Indian Chief, starting at $18,999 will be revealed at the 73rd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, which runs August 5-11, 2013. Specific details on the launch timing will be announced this summer. Sturgis, the world’s largest motorcycle rally, was started in 1936 by an Indian Motorcycle club, the Jackpine Gypsies. Indian Motorcycle is honored to be back in the motorcycle community and make the brand’s launch part of the Sturgis experience.
Is there a story behind the Erik Buell Racing logo?
EB: The brand is really EBR. The little Pegasus goes way back. That’s actually on my family crest – I’ve always used it. It seemed like a nice logo. This time, we changed the look from before; it’s really aggressive, very modern. The idea being that we are now high-tech and modern instead of the classic look … which fit the Harley because they are more of a classic brand.