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Harley-Davidson Reveals Street 750 And Street 500 “Dark Custom” Motorcycles





” Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) is continuing its monumental ride, which began with the introduction of Project RUSHMORE in August, by revealing two new Dark Custom™ motorcycles designed for young urban riders around the world. 

The Harley-Davidson Street™ 750 and Street™ 500 motorcycles – the first all-new platform from Harley-Davidson in 13 years – are built for urban environments with all-new liquid-cooled Revolution X™ powertrains, nimble agility and the sound and look that lets everyone know they are genuine Harley-Davidson.

“These are the newest motorcycles to join our Dark Custom lineup, which helped make us the number-one selling brand to young adults in the U.S. for the past five years,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “Both the Street 750 and Street 500 were designed with thousands of hours of input from young adults in cities around the world. This input guided both the attitude and capabilities of these motorcycles. They are proof that being customer-led continues to be a core driver of our product development process.” “


These new bikes are AWESOME ! Take a look.









FULL COVERAGE: 2 Million Bikers Rally To Washington , DC 9-11 TRIBUTE 2013

Published on Sep 11, 2013

” Millions of bikers from around the country roared into the D.C. area on Wednesday in a show of support for Sept. 11 victims and in solidarity against a controversial Muslim rally on the Mall.

The 2 Million Bikers to DC ride might have fallen short of 2 million strong, but the numbers were impressive. A line of shining chrome and steel bikes stretched about a third of a mile from the starting point at the Harley Davidson of Washington store just outside the District in Prince George’s County.
The bikers began departing from the store at about 10:30 in staggered groups of 50, stopped for traffic lights and taking an hour or so to get on the road.

The ride was complicated by the fact that federal and local authorities denied a permit that would have offered the riders a police escort through traffic — a sore spot with organizers who thought the denial was for political purposes.

“We’re here for 9-11,” said national ride coordinator Belinda Bee. “We are going to have a peaceful ride. … But there are people who are sick and tired of their rights and liberties being taken away.”

The National Park Service has denied any political motivation for refusing the permit, which ride organizers sought last month. The Park Service earlier this year granted a permit to a Muslim group planning a rally Wednesday to call attention to social justice issues.

The American Muslim Political Action Committee has scheduled a rally to draw attention to what they call unfair fear of Muslims after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.”








Harley Goes Water-Cooled

Why Did Harley-Davidson Break 110 Years of Tradition With Liquid Cooling?




” However, more crucial than the technical intriciacies of Harley’s “Precision Liquid Cooling Strategy” is the question of why they chose to break tradition on the occasion of their 110th anniversary. Contrary to rumors that regulatory restrictions are pushing motorcycle manufacturers to ditch oil and air cooling, Harley insists the move came in response to their extensive customer feedback program (dubbed “Project Rushmore”), which culled data from over 20 focus groups in the U.S. and Europe. Riders, it turns out, don’t like crotch-melting heat (go figure), and cooling the cylinder heads (in much the same way that BMW’s newest R1200GS does) enables a modicum of thermal management without requiring a giant radiator to be bolted ahead of the engine.


Liquid-cooled heads are currently only available on the Electra Glide Ultra Classic Limited, Tri-Glide, and CVO Limited, and should shoppers choose to stick to strictly oil and air-cooled mills, they have the option of putting their dollars towards the standard Electra Glide Ultra Classic model.”








The Return Of Indian Motorcycles





” When Steve Menneto, vice president of motorcycles at Polaris Industries, unveiled Indian’s all-new Thunder Stroke 111 engine at Daytona Bike Week in March, motorcycle enthusiasts were giddy with anticipation. Polaris bought the nearly dormant Indian Motorcycle brand in 2011. Would the company be able to revive it? The undeniably beautiful piece of engineering didn’t disappoint. But Indian’s new Thunder Stroke also represents something deeper for throttle twisters: the restoration of one of America’s most iconic motorcycle brands. 

The original Indian motorcycle company was once a superstar. After its founding in 1901, Indian’s bikes went on to win major international racing victories, and by the 1910s the company was the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. Indian was technically innovative, too, introducing the first electric starter in 1914 and its first four-cylinder bike in 1927, providing serious competition for its principal American rival, Harley-Davidson. “



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And The Parade Marches On 


 ” TheBlaze is continuing to monitor the ever-growing list of companies that have announced layoffs or closings in the wake of President Obama’s re-election.

Wednesday was another tough day on Wall Street. And the stock market seems to reflect the mood of the country’s business community. Since last Tuesday, we have seen a decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 13,244 to the close today of 12,570 — a loss of over 774 points in one week’s time.




 ” Here is the list of domestic layoffs compiled by DailyJobCuts.com since Monday of this week:



   Keep in mind the fact that this list is just this week’s contribution to the growing layoff parade . The last three days of last week … post-election … turned in some impressive layoff numbers of their own , what with Boeing , Westinghouse , Caterpillar and Harley-Davidson leading the way . Drip , drip , drip …



NBCUniversal – 500

In a round of year-end belt tightening, NBCUniversal is cutting about 500 employees, or about 1.5%  of its total workforce. The cuts are distributed throughout the media company, which boasts nearly 30,000 employees, according to a person close to the situation who asked not to be identified discussing the sensitive topic.

Xerox Corp. – 2,500

On Tuesday, Xerox provided some sketchy details of that restructuring: By the end of the year, 2,500 current employees will be former employees.

Citigroup Inc. – 100 in Long Island NY

Citigroup Inc., the third-biggest U.S. bank, is dismissing 100 people on New York’s Long Island as the lender seeks to cut costs amid a slump in revenue. ”



Read The Whole Thing . The List Goes On And On .



Illustration By Ribor Hansson