Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-newsOrlando Ace Café To Open This Summer. There are currently 3 Ace Café locations, including the original that opened in London in 1938. The Orlando location will be the first in the United States. The flagship London location draws thousands of people to motorcycles and cars shows and other events every week, and the Orlando Ace Café is being designed with similar events in mind. The downtown Orlando Ace Café will include a 22,600 sq-ft café, a 15,700 sq.ft retail and office space, a 7,020 sq.ft indoor enclosed live-event space and an outdoor area to display motorcycles and cars. Daytona Beach Magic City Cycles will have a satellite office at Ace Café selling motorcycles from European manufacturers Ducati, Triumph and BMW. Tampa-based Dime City Cycles, a custom shop specializing in Café racers will also be a subtenant. It is estimated that the business will employ 200 people.

2015 Indian Scout Hits UK Dealerships This Saturday January 17, 2015. Indian Motorcycle has confirmed the official UK launch of the 2015 Indian Scout will take place this coming Saturday. The Indian Scout will be available in Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red, Silver Smoke and Thunder Black Smoke. UK prices start at £10,399.

Harley-Davidson India sells 2,406 Street 750s in April-Dec 2014. The Street 750 model has contributed 69 percent of H-D India’s total sales of 3,493 units between April-December 2014. The Street 750, which was launched at the 2014 Auto Expo and saw bookings and deliveries begin in March and April 2014 respectively, is manufactured at the company’s Bawal (Haryana) facility. On the production front, the company is has produced 5,154 units of this model alone at its local India factory. With the upcoming Street 500 model, it is understood that Harley-Davidson will register better numbers going forward.

2015 Buffalo Chip’s Student Custom Building Program. In its 5th year, the high school bike build program will involve professional builders as mentors. John Shope, Paul Yaffe, Dave Perewftz will join Keith Terry and Randy Cramer will help students customize 2 bikes: a 2014 Indian Chief and a 2014 Harley-Davidson Road King.

Colorado Man Sentenced For Sex Crime At Sturgis Rally. A Colorado man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for trying to buy sex with an underage girl during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 20-year-old Miguel Aguilar, of Brighton, Colorado, was one of nine men charged after a sting operation during the 2013 rally. Authorities say Aguilar responded to an online ad placed by police that purported to offer girls for sex, and later met with an undercover officer posing as someone who could provide a girl. Johnson says Aguilar was prepared to trade marijuana for sex.

7 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 BigWave916 Jan 18th, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Anyone know when the Ace Café will open in Orlando? Summer doesn’t help much for long range planning.

  2. 2 P. Hamilton Jan 18th, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    BigWave. It’s such a huge project as far as I know, that I am pretty sure they don’t have a precise date.

  3. 3 Admin Jan 18th, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    The owners told Cyril they want for sure to be ready for the AIMExpo in October… But Summer is in the cards.

  4. 4 Greeko Jan 18th, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I bet HD will sell in India more Streets than any other models.

  5. 5 Zipper Jan 19th, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Didn’t know sex crimes are motorcycle industry news? ..Z

  6. 6 Greeko Jan 19th, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Zipper. Sturgis police sting operations during the rally are motorcycle news.

  7. 7 BigWave916 Jan 20th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I’m about 10 hours ride from Orlando….I might plan a ride down there when it opens. Love to see it even though it’s not the same as the original, sorta like visiting Hard Rock Cafe’s I suppose.

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