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This Country Is First to Completely Ban Hells Angels

Netherlands prosecutors have been trying for more than a decade to get rid of the biker gang

(Newser) - You probably won't see as many Harleys cruising around Holland anymore. The BBC reports that a court in the city of Utrecht has banned all Hells Angels, not just its local chapters, declaring in its Wednesday ruling that the violence brought about by the bikers "is often so... More »

Harley-Davidson Workers: 'This Stuff Has to Stop'

Employees say they've had enough of racist harassment

(Newser) - Minority employees at Harley-Davidson's plant in Kansas City have been subjected to years of harassment and discrimination—including having swastikas and nooses posted in the plant, frequent racial epithets and at least one assault, several employees said at a news conference organized by the NAACP-Kansas City on Friday. "... More »

Trump Praises Plan to Boycott Harley-Davidson

He continues feud after 'Bikers for Trump' event

(Newser) - Plans for a boycott of Harley-Davidson are "great," President Trump said Sunday, the day after he met with 180 bikers at a "Bikers for Trump" event. Many Harley owners "plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas," Trump tweeted . "Great! Most other companies... More »

Harley-Davidson Introducing Electric Motorcycles

Company will also push smaller bikes to expand sales

(Newser) - Smaller bikes, electric engines, online sales, and urban storefronts: Harley-Davidson, we hardly knew you. The American motorcycle company, facing dwindling sales in its home market, said Monday that it will roll out some new products and stores to broaden its audience and invigorate sales, the AP reports. Harley, known for... More »

Trump Directs New Heat to Harley-Davidson

Says White House working to bring foreign motorcycle companies to US

(Newser) - President Trump isn't letting up on Harley-Davidson: In another tweet on the subject, Trump expressed more frustration with the motorcycle-maker's decision to move some production overseas. "(My) Administration is working with other Motor Cycle companies who want to move into the U.S.," Trump wrote Tuesday.... More »

Trump: 'We're Seeing Results of the Pro-America Agenda'

He breaks ground at Foxconn factory site

(Newser) - President Trump highlighted his economic policies Thursday at the groundbreaking for a massive $10 billion Foxconn factory complex that may bring thousands of jobs to Wisconsin, a state he narrowly won in 2016. At the same time, Trump kept up his running feud with an iconic American company based in... More »

Trump Escalates His Fight With Harley-Davidson

Warns the company about shifting work overseas

(Newser) - Harley-Davidson says it's shifting work overseas as a result of the trade fight going on between the US and Europe, and President Trump isn't taking the news lightly. In several tweets through Tuesday morning, the president criticized—and warned—the company. "A Harley-Davidson should never be built... More »

New Tariffs Force Harley-Davidson to Swallow $2K Per Bike

Will push production abroad to counteract new EU tariff

(Newser) - Harley-Davidson's foreign customers are important ones: International sales were up 12% in Q1, while the US saw a 0.2% decline, reports the Wall Street Journal . In an effort to preserve its good mojo abroad, the motorcycle maker on Monday announced that within 18 months it will be producing... More »

14% of Motorcycle Owners Are Women

And the ladies are younger and better trained than male riders

(Newser) - More women are riding high on the hog than ever—literally. A survey by the Motorcycle Industry Council found that the ladies make up 14% of US motorcycle owners, and the ones who ride are younger, more educated, and more into motorcycle safety than their male counterparts, the Los Angeles ... More »

Coming Soon: Electric Harley

Company tries out zero-emission 'LiveWire'

(Newser) - When you think Harley-Davidson you probably think of rumbling engines, massive tailpipes, and long trips down dusty highways. But the company's newest project doesn't involve any of that. Instead, the company on Monday will unveil LiveWire, its first fully electric zero-emission bike, the AP reports. After an invitation-only... More »

Biker Buried on His Harley

Family of Billy Standley honors his wish

(Newser) - Billy Standley went out of this world the way he wanted—atop his Harley. The Dayton Daily News reports that Standley's family honored the 82-year-old's wish to be buried sitting on his beloved Electra Glide motorcycle. His sons built the see-through Plexiglas casket—because why go out on... More »

Delta the Least Respected Brand in America

Pepsi, Coca-Cola are apparently the most respected

(Newser) - Poor Delta: It gets less respect than even Denny's and cigarette maker Philip Morris. A new survey of businesspeople finds the airline is the least respected of the brands studied, Yahoo Finance reports. The most respected? PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, in a tie. CoreBrand, a branding research firm, asked respondents... More »

Pope Blesses ... Harley Davidsons?

Thousands of bikers jam St. Peter's Square for Mass

(Newser) - It was a rougher-than-usual crowd in St. Peter's Square today, with the dull roar of Harley Davidsons drowning out the "Our Father" and Pope Francis himself doling out blessings to the thousands of bikers crowding into what the AP terms "a giant Harley parking lot." The... More »

Tsunami Motorcycle Washes Up

Harley-Davidson reuniting Japanese owner with hog

(Newser) - As more tsunami debris washes up in North America , more Japanese survivors may be reunited with lost items—but there'll probably be only one motorcycle. A Harley Davidson that had drifted thousands of miles across the Pacific in a container its owner had been using as a garage was... More »

Wisc. Harley Union OKs Stark Contract

Bikemaker had threatened to leave town without steep concessions

(Newser) - A Harley-Davidson union narrowly voted today to take a pay freeze, hundreds of job cuts, and delegate substantial work to part-timers, but the motorcycle icon will stay in Milwaukee—at least for now, reports the AP. The seven-year contract passed 55%-45%, and largely because it included a one-time payment of... More »

Top 15 Boomer Brands

Levi's, Pepsi, Harley, and Facebook make the list

(Newser) - The 77 million people born between 1946 and 1964 helped make and break some of the world's great brands. Judann Pollack of Ad Age picks the top 15:
  • Levi's—Today, Levi's jeans sit desk-side on casual Fridays. But in the 1960s they were marketed with music from Jefferson Airplane.
  • Pepsi
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Harley-Davidsons Roar Into India

(Newser) - Twenty-five Harley-Davidsons roared into the center of New Delhi yesterday, loudly proclaiming that the US brand is ready to take on India, the Washington Post reports. The motorcycle’s long-awaited arrival consummates the 2007 mangoes-for-motorcycles trade pact between the US and India, in which the US agreed to allow Indian... More »

Niche Cruises Set Sail

Specialty vacations offer chance to indulge motorbike, fashion and au naturale fantasies

(Newser) - Increasingly popular niche cruises offer seafarers a chance to indulge in all manner of hobbies, fantasies and obsessions on the high seas, reports Travel and Leisure: For instance:
  • Star Trek/Buffy the Vampire Slayer: This week-long cruise offers fan conventions complete with autograph-signing celebs, star-studded karaoke and a chance to dine
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Dow Dives Below 8,000

Dow sees big-time dip

(Newser) - Stocks took a dive at the open, following big losses in Europe and more lousy earnings reports, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow tumbled 210 points to below 8,000, while the Nasdaq and S&P dove 2.1% and 2.6% respectively. Financials came under renewed pressure, with... More »

Saudis Go Hog Wild

Motorcycles catch on in Muslim country

(Newser) - In the eyes of religious conservatives, this Saudi motorcycle gang may as well be the Hell’s Angels. But the Muslim professionals in the Riyadh Harley Owners Club do pull over to pray, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Despite the region's religious taboos, strict laws, and stereotypes, motorcycle riding is... More »

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