Harley-Davidson just released their 2017 fourth quarter results and things don't look great, sales are down on heavy-weight cruisers and touring motorcycles and HD is struggling to bring in new riders. "The continued weakness in the U.S. motorcycle industry only heightens our resolve and the intensity we are bringing to the quest to build the next generation of Harley-Davidson riders," CEO Matt Levatich said in a statement. New motorcycle registrations dropped 14.1%
We are now in the cold grips of winter and I have personally already read through my stockpile of motorcycle magazines, blown through the drive of motorcycle movies I've saved, even mapped out a few trips and rides for the upcoming riding season. It's already been a long winter. So I decided to do something a little different and take all the news and information I've gathered throughout 2017 and
Happy New Year from The V-Twin Blog! 2017 was an interesting year for the American v-twin motorcycle industry, we witnessed Polaris shutting down Victory Motorcycle, the return of Indian Motorcycle to American flat track, Harley-Davidson really embracing new technology and engineering with the release of its 2018 model line. We also saw the embrace of technology the motorcycle industry both good and bad with self-balancing motorcycles, electric motorcycles becoming
I was recently given the opportunity to test out a Sena Cavalry Bluetooth half helmet and wanted to share my thoughts especially with April being Motorcycle Helmet safety month. Fit and Finish: The helmet sizing guide on https://www.sena.com/product/cavalry-helmet/#sizingguide was spot-on, I sent them my helmet size based on the sizing guide and the helmet is a perfect fit. The helmet quality is on par with most half helmets I have owned.
Indian Motorcycle Company has registered three new motorcycles with the California Air Resources Board under the names Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, and Roadmaster Classic. What tdo you think we'll see on February 25th? Whatever it is check out www.thevtwinblog.com on February 25th to get all the details. Ride or Die, [caption id="attachment_283" align="alignleft" width="128"] The V-Twin Blogger[/caption]
2016 was a great year for V-twin motorcycles, Harley-Davidson introduce it's first new engine in 18 years, Indian Motorcycle proved it's a force to be reckoned with and Victory showed us pure performance and engineering can look cool. 2016 also saw the birth of The V-Twin Blog one of the fastest rising motorcycle sites in the world, and that is all thanks to you! I wanted to thank all of you readers for
As we close out 2016 I am here reflecting on how motorcycles have made my life better, below I have compiled a list of 5 ways owning and riding a motorcycle have made my life better: 1. Better driver Recent studies conducted revealed that motorcyclists have a better knowledge of the rules of the road than people on four wheels. In 2012 Equity Red Star compared car drivers to
Youtube is your shop hand Back in the day you would have to either call up a buddy that knew how to work on bikes, quiz the mechanic at the local shop or dealership on how to do the work, or just through trial and error hope you get it right. In the information age, YouTube has become a great how-to resource. A channel like Delboys Garage brings a huge library of repair