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Settlement reached between Ridley and Harley-Davidson

December 29, 2009
Filed under Features

Ridley Motorcycle Co. reached a settlement with Harley-Davidson in a lawsuit Harley brought against Ridley over the trade name Auto-Glide in 2003, according to a press release from Ridley.

As part of the settlement agreement, Ridley has agreed to discontinue use of the Auto-Glide name in any future models. The full terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.

The case was tried in the Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Court in August 2007, but a verdict had not been announced before the suit was settled.

This settlement in no way affects the owners of Auto-Glide model Ridley motorcycles. The settlement only affects the naming of future models for Ridley, and Ridley will not produce another model using the Auto-Glide name. Ridley and Ridley dealers will continue to refer to previous year model Auto-Glides as Auto-Glides.

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