Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson Adds “Pan America” And “48X” to “Bronx” In New Trademark Filings. While the ‘Bronx’ was filed at the US Patent and Trademark Office, the two new monikers have been filed for a trademark at the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The applied trademarks are to be used for “motorcycles and structural parts”

Energica, An Italian Manufacturer Of High-Performance Electric Motorcycles, Ready To Unveil The First “Old-School” Electric Bike. At the January 9 to 12 Las Vegas CES, Energica is set to unveil its new 3rd production model called the “Eva EsseEsse9”, supposedly the first “production old school” electric motorcycle. Energica Motor Company S.p.A. is the first Italian manufacturer of high-performing electric motorcycles. Energica motorcycles are already on sale through authorized importers around United States and Europe. Energica is managed by woman CEO Livia Cevolini whose engineering experience includes time spent in the Ferrari Formula 1 engineering racing pits.

Rotal Enfield December Sales Up 16%. December 2017 international exports and domestic sales in India were 66,968 units, compared to 57,398 motorcycles sold worldwide in December 2016, a 16% increase. In this fiscal year so far (April – December 2017) Royal Enfield has sold 593,450 motorcycles – a 21 % increase on the same period in 2016’s 488,262 units. Domestic sales increased by 21 per cent, from 477,688 to 579,462 units, while exports increased by 32 per cent, from 10,574 in April – December 2016, to 13,988 units in the same period last year. Two new Real Enfield 650cc parallel twins (the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650) are due to go on sale in Europe in April 2018 then in the US.

Taiwan To Phase Out Gas-Powered Motorcycles. Facing great air pollution pressure, Taiwan aims to phase out gas-powered motorcycles by 2035 and gas-powered cars by 2040.. With a population of some 23 million, Taiwan is home to about 14 million motorcycles, the highest density of motorcycles in the world. A recent survey showed that nearly 60 percent of motorcycle users in Taiwan were willing to shift to electric.

Harley-Davidson To Report 4th Quarter Results on January 30, 2018. Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) will release its 4th quarter 2018 financial results before market hours on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. The public is invited to listen to the webcast conference call from 8 – 9 a.m. CST with Matt Levatich, President and CEO, and John Olin, Senior Vice President and CFO Harley-Davidson. A slide presentation will also be available as visual support for the audio webcast approximately 30 minutes before the call.

11 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 Chief Waldo Jan 5th, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Maybe HD should trademark the name “Packard” while they’re filing for “Pan America”…

  2. 2 Lyle Landstrom Jan 5th, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Maybe Harley is finally going to market an adventure bike.

  3. 3 Boomer Jan 5th, 2018 at 10:58 am

    I want to see this “old school” electric bike or rather; their version of it. Can an electric bike be old school? Being Italian I must assume they mean old school Euro style; not American style. It seems to me the engine itself is a big part of what makes an old school bike old school. Did I use the phrase “old school” enough in this paragraph? 🙂

  4. 4 Lyle Landstrom Jan 5th, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Pan America, the new Harley dual purpose adventure bike?

  5. 5 Roberto Jan 5th, 2018 at 3:26 pm


  6. 6 tundra Jan 5th, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Pan America – maybe a VRod-based sport tourer? The rumor mill says that drive train will live on in some form in the future, so why not?

  7. 7 burnout Jan 5th, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Say it ain’t so Taiwan! peace

  8. 8 Lyle Landstrom Jan 5th, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Well, HD needs a sport tourer too, or even a water cooled tourer. But the Pan American highway suggests a dual purpose bike. It’ll be interesting HD needs to do something, they’re comfortable to ride but a 800+ lb air cooled V-Twin bagger is begging to overheat no matter how big the engine is.

  9. 9 Boomer Jan 5th, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    I wonder where all that electricity to recharge all those motorcycle and car batteries is going to come from in Taiwan.

  10. 10 dick Jan 6th, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    strange as it may seem the countries that appear to have the worst air quality issues live on stir fry.

    Have you seen the smoke a wok makes Mr politically correct eco warrior?

  11. 11 Kent Jan 7th, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Well they won’t have to pay taxes on these bikes, they can be shipped directly from India 🇮🇳!!

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