PUBLISHED: 17:43 17 July 2019 | UPDATED: 17:43 17 July 2019 Matthew Farmer Harley Davidson Rally rides through Fakenham. Picture: Nick Butcher Archant © 2018 The revving of engines and flashes of chrome will return to Fakenham, Sheringham and the north Norfolk coast as the Harley Davidson rally rides in on Saturday July 27. Harley Davidson Rally rides through Fakenham. Picture: Nick ButcherHundreds of motorbikes will come to the Fakenham's Market Place, which will be closed to other traffic. Bike enthusiasts can expect music and a barbecue, organised by Papworth's Butchers. You may also want to watch: Liam O'Sullivan, owner of the Gallery Bistro on the Market Place and one of the organisers of the Fakenham event, said: "This is the fourth event we have done, and every year it has gotten bigger and better. We always hope to attract more."We will be raising money for charity for the event, and I hope every can come and see the spectacle of the sea of … [Read more...] about Hundreds of bikers to return for Harley Davidson rally
The Associated Press Published 2:47 PM EDT Jul 11, 2019 Harley-Davidson is releasing details about the electric motorcycle it’s rolling out this year that it hopes will capture the imagination of a new generation of riders and put a charge into its diminishing sales. The LiveWire, which will soon be available in a limited number of dealerships, will cost nearly $30,000 and can go zero to 60 mph in three seconds. There is no clutch and no shifting. The company said Thursday that buyers will have access to free charging at participating LiveWire dealers for the first two years. The Milwaukee motorcycle company has struggled with declining sales and an aging client base in the U.S. and abroad. Its U.S. motorcycle sales declined 4.2% and international sales fell 3.3% in the first quarter of this year. … [Read more...] about Harley-Davidson’s electric Hog: 0-60 in 3 seconds
Gabrielle Coppola Bloomberg News Published 4:02 PM EST Jan 29, 2019 Harley-Davidson Inc. barely broke even in the last quarter of a year in which the struggling American icon got caught up in President Donald Trump’s trade wars. The motorcycle maker’s shares plunged the most in a year. Earnings per share on a GAAP basis were zero in the fourth quarter, the Milwaukee-based manufacturer said in a statement Tuesday. Excluding restructuring and tariff costs, profit was 17 cents a share, missing analysts’ average estimate for 29 cents. Trump attacked Harley last year after it announced plans to shift some U.S. production overseas to sidestep levies imposed by the European Union. But the motorcycle maker has more than tariffs and angry tweets to blame for its performance. U.S. retail sales tumbled 10 percent in the three months ended in December, the eighth consecutive quarterly drop. Chief Executive Officer Matt Levatich is having trouble attracting younger riders … [Read more...] about Harley-Davidson profit erased by Trump tariffs
Mick McCabe Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 12:02 AM EST Dec 19, 2018 PAW PAW — With all of the concussion talk these days, parents are concerned about safety when their kids decide to play high school football. Not Jenny Barnhart. Not by a longshot. In fact, she was relieved when her son, Karsen, decided to play football for Paw Paw, a quiet rural community some 20 miles west of Kalamazoo. That may not make sense, but you have to know Barnhart and how he grew up. And make no mistake about it, he has grown up: He's 6 feet 4½ and 270 pounds. He has also grown into one of the top offensive linemen in the state, and will sign a binding national letter of intent with Michigan football on Wednesday. But four or five years ago, you never would have imagined Barnhart playing college football. Four or five years ago, he never thought he would even attend college. A more likely scenario? Barnhart would be a regular on the dirt bike racing circuit. “I … [Read more...] about Michigan commit Karsen Barnhart: From dirt bikes to football
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By the Associated Press December 15, 2018 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It started out as a mystery — how did a Fort Lauderdale waitress wind up lying on a suburban freeway before dawn last weekend, getting fatally struck by numerous passing cars?The family of 33-year-old Jennifer St. Clair now thinks they know. In a lawsuit filed Friday, they say St. Clair was on a first date with Miles McChesney of New York when she fell off his borrowed Harley-Davidson motorcycle and he fled. The Florida Highway Patrol has declined comment, saying St. Clair’s death is under investigation. McChesney’s attorney, Russell Cormican, also declined comment.According to the lawsuit, St. Clair and McChesney, 34, met on the online dating site Tinder and went out Dec. 6 with two other couples for a group motorcycle ride, stopping at three bars. Advertisement At about 2 a.m. … [Read more...] about Did a man leave his date on a highway to die?