Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-huze-fast-news-18Erik Buell Motorcycles (EBR) To Debut “Black Lightning” Model November 18 In Long Beach, California. The new Black Lightning will be introduced at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show. The Black Lightning retains the quality and performance of the 185HP 1190cc V-Twin found in the SX and RX versions. The revised gearing has improved the torque delivery and acceleration of this power plant, making it more responsive for street riding. A lower seat height, lower foot pegs, higher bars, and an optional comfort seat, create a new riding position for a wider range of performance capabilities at a variety of speeds. Expected delivery is Spring of 2017. EBR Motorcycles will present a Facebook Live Presentation of the 1190 Black Lightning on Friday, November 18 at 4:00pm PST on

Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice Optimizes Distribution Center Footprint. In its ongoing mission to provide powersports dealers with unparalleled service levels, the company has made a decision to consolidate inventory in its primary Distribution Centers. “Over the past three years, we have focused on our DC strategy, and invested heavily in square footage, people, processes and technology to provide unparalleled service levels,” says Dan Kent, Vice President of Operations. “Our facilities in Denver and Portland are smaller and do not have the space to support the technology and stocking strategies necessary to meet our current standards. Therefore, we are closing these DCs at the end of the year.” The company state-of-the-art facilities take advantage of the latest technology, including high-density pick modules and battery charging stations, in order to provide dealers with exceptional service.

Matt Smith Earns First NRA Win For Victory Motorcycles. Victory Racing’s® Matt Smith this past weekend rode his Pro Stock Victory Motorcycles Gunner to his first win of the season and the first for Victory Motorcycles during the NHRA Auto Club Finals at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif. Showcasing Victory Motorcycles’ commitment to deliver Modern American Muscle, Victory Racing’s NHRA team is comprised of NHRA power-couple Matt and Angie Smith and their Pro Stock, custom Victory Gunner drag bikes. Matt boasts two World Champion titles and seventeen career wins.

BMW Plant in Brazil Starts Motorcycle Production. South America is becoming a big player in the automotive world, with several companies having plants there to meet demand for vehicles. The latest brand to start building there is BMW’s motorcycle brand, BMW Motorrad, which is starting production at the BMW Group plant in Manaus, Brazil. The building of BMW motorcycles in Brazil is significant because this is the first time a plant outside of Germany has been built to solely assemble BMW Motorrad products.

3 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 SYF Nov 16th, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Brazilian Motor Werks

  2. 2 Chief Waldo Nov 16th, 2016 at 11:37 am

    From the headline, I’m guessing Matt Smith stayed focused on his target…
    And flew down the strip, like he was shot out of a gun.

  3. 3 NoH2oh Nov 16th, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Kudos to Matt Smith. Nice to see the “V-Rods” take it in the shorts now and then.

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