Imagine the predicament of the Harley-Davidson Corporation: every paunchy middle-aged biker dude already owns your product. Where to find sales growth? Ladies? Hello?
I spent a lot of time riding Harley-Davidson bikes this year, most of that through the middle west of America. In Illinois, in the tall grass prairie. In the heart of a broad expanse of carefully plotted lands made functional by laying down long, straight, level grids of asphalt.
After a year of promotions, acres of press, and well-received test rides of its Livewire prototype, Harley Davidson’s CEO says its electric motorcycle won’t arrive for at least a couple of years. And as always, the problem is range and cost.
Harley-Davidson is looking for one rider to bounce around 20 countries in Europe on an all-expense-paid tour, providing a Street Glide to ride and paying you for the privilege. Oh, and you get to keep the bike at the end.
Harley-Davidson has been parading it's LiveWire electric motorcycle around the country, giving riders a taste of what's coming next from H-D. But right now, it would cost $50,000 – twice what people would pay – and only delivering around 50 miles of range – half of what consumers want.
You're looking at the first-ever electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle, coming to a showroom near you sometime in 2016. Here's what the LiveWire means for motorcycles, America and the future.
Harley-Davidson, already enduring its worst market conditions in decades, now has another problem to contend with: It has announced a recall of over 300,000 motorcycles because heat from the exhaust system may cook the rear brake-light switch, killing the brake light, and possibly leading to fluid leakage and rear…
This may look like a flea market got caught in a twister with a pallet of super glue. But it's acutally the Harley-Davidson of Milo Anderson, a.k.a. "Ratbike Milo," who's driven it 615,000 miles over the past 30 years.
Drivers of Harley Davidson motorcycles already face an earned stigma as being balding accountants trying to reclaim their manhood by riding chromed-out motorcycles while wearing West Cost Choppers paraphernalia. This guy turns the poseur-factor up to 11 with phony tank-mounted iPhone.
In a landmark social media marketing achievement, Harley-Davidson has become the only male user of Chatroulette to not be caught masturbating in front of his web cam. How'd they manage such a momentous achievement? With cardboard.
Is the Ford F150 Harley-Davidson Edition too wimpy for you because there aren't enough wheels? Then do we have the truck for you. Grunt 'hi' to the hogarific International Lonestar Harley-Davidson Special Edition.
The 2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 is the latest in Ford's line of co-branded trucks combining the popularity of the F-150 and the style of Harley-Davidson. But what kind of substance lies beneath the style?
A 1951 Crosley wagon is cool in that quirky oddity sort of way. But you'll probably want more grunt than the original 26 HP motor. Well you could try to shoehorn in a small block V8, but that would just take away some of the offbeat Crosley charm. So why not use a Harley V-twin? With 110 HP, it's hardly a slouch in…