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Harley-Davidson finalizes business transition agreement for Canada operations

April 30, 2015

News release Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) and Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, the current exclusive distributor of Harley-Davidson products in Canada, have signed an agreement paving the way for Harley-Davidson to begin direct distribution to independently owned Harley-Davidson dealers in Canada, aligning... Read more »

Levatich honored with Earth Day award

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April 30, 2015

Just days before taking the helm as the CEO of Harley-Davidson, Matt Levatich was honored with an Earth Day leadership award from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Levatich received the award Wednesday in Wauwatosa, Wis., for his efforts to have H-D... Read more »

Harley-Davidson dealership honored for support of local veterans


April 30, 2015

According to an article from, Illinois-based Windy City Harley-Davidson received an Impact Award on behalf of the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce & Industry for its efforts to give back to the local veteran community. The dealership has held several benefit events in the past,... Read more »

Wired report raises copyright issue of systems software in vehicles

April 30, 2015

Wired reports that several manufacturers, including John Deere, have “told the Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors. Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive ‘an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle.” It gets... Read more »

Helmet House settles patent lawsuit with Olympia; grants license

April 30, 2015

News release Helmet House, Inc., one of the nation’s largest powersports apparel distributors and manufacturers, announced settlement of its patent and trademark litigation against RPM Gear, Inc. – doing business as Olympia Moto Sports. Helmet House also announced that RPM Gear was granted a... Read more »

McGraw Powersports expands priority maintenance program

April 30, 2015

Protection experts McGraw Powersports have expanded the award-winning Powersports Priority Maintenance program to include Off-Road Vehicles and Personal Watercraft. This program has already been recognized with a Powersports Business Nifty 50 award. The expanded Powersports Priority Maintenance program... Read more »

Yamaha makes donation toward Nepal earthquake recovery

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April 29, 2015

News Release Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. wishes to express its sincere condolences for the victims of the earthquake that struck Nepal. The company will provide 5 million yen in the form of monetary support and relief supplies for the recovery effort through the non-profit organization Japan Platform.  For... Read more »

OEM reenters market with large-sized motorcycles in Taiwan

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April 29, 2015

News release Honda Taiwan Co., Ltd. (HTW), a wholly owned Honda subsidiary in Taiwan, has begun sales of large-sized motorcycle models in Taiwan. On April 18, nine models went on sale at four HTW dealership locations, which will open sequentially in major cities in the northern, southern and central... Read more »

Moose Racing bringing 400 dealership staff to EnduroCross


April 29, 2015

New release The GEICO EnduroCross team is proud to continue to work with Moose Racing as the official riding apparel of EnduroCross. Moose has been involved with EnduroCross from the beginning and several of the top pro and amateur riders choose Moose apparel, including Factory Husqvarna’s Mike Brown. Moose... Read more »

MIC launches new rider safety campaign


April 29, 2015

News Release Gear Up Every Ride, a new initiative built around innovative ways of encouraging riders to use proper motorcycling apparel, is launching during May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The program was designed by the Motorcycle Industry Council’s Rider Safety Committee – a team of... Read more »

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