4800km via motorbike across Southeast Asia. Grand journey!
Harley-Davidson‘s (NYSE:HOG) 2014 results, announced on January 29, highlighted how the iconic heavyweight motorcycle manufacturer is committed to deriving growth from international markets and through new product launches more suited to the current trends. The company’s motorcycle revenues rose 5.9% last year, and net revenues crossed the $6 billion mark for the first time since 2006. Overall motorcycle shipments grew 3.9% to 270,726 units, in line with the company’s guidance, which was previously lowered to 270,000-275,000 units following Q2, from the estimated 279,000-284,000 units, as bad weather and low customer demand in the U.S. stalled sales.
The U.S. forms approximately two-thirds of the net shipments for Harley, and, as expected, subdued retail sales in the country, which were up only 1.3% in 2014, kept a check on the company’s overall retail sales. Harley’s net retail sales growth has slowed to … More
Riding across America is the dream of many motorcyclists. The notion of traversing the U.S.A. on two wheels has a certain romantic aspect; 4000 miles unspooling before you like reels of an old, epic film. A lone rider and his/her machine, dusty and stoic, sharing tales of the road with strangers at every stop but never lingering in one place for more than a meal or a night’s sleep.
Unlike some things in life, the dream is not let down by the reality of actually doing it. Every ride across America is special – I’ve done it four times, and each trip provided unforgettable moments … More
Think the Harley-Davidson LiveWire project was just a stunt for shareholders? No one can say for certain, of course, but the Bar & Shield brand is continuing its search for experts in electric vehicle production…which we doubt anyone would have believed 10 years ago.
Right now Harley-Davidson has two positions posted on its career portal — a Staff Technical Engineer and a Advanced Manufacturing Project Engineer — both of which refer to an EV/Electrical project at Harley-Davidson.
As if that wasn’t enough … More
Lap times, heavy crashes, extreme riding on ice, awesome images, here is the final result of our match between a Porsche GT3RS (450 HP) and a Yamaha 1000 R1 (180 HP) on the replica (scale one) of the legendary 5.8 km Paul Ricard Track in Lapland by minus 25 degrees To win, the Porsche had 4 wheels, 450 horsepower and 2320 spikes. The R1 was counting on its lightness, its sharpest, 470 spikes and the “balls” of Serge Nuques to lean it to the maximum angle. The other equally tight match was between a Mitsubishi Evo 9 against a Yamaha 450 WRF