Month: September 2009

Ducati unveiled a new version of its twitchy little torque monster today

The Italian manufacturer’s much-loved Hypermotard will soon be available in a 796 cc version for $2,000 less than its 1,100 cc older brother. Final specs for the bike aren’t yet available, but the mini Hypermotard will be lighter weight with a lower seat height without sacrificing much of its Ritalin-esque appeal. The new 796 L-twin

Harley-Davidson, Inc. Names John Olin Chief Financial Officer

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) has named John Olin Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,effective immediately. Olin, 48, has served as interim CFO of Harley-Davidson,Inc. since May 1, 2009, and as Harley-Davidson Motor Company’s Vice Presidentand Controller since joining the organization in May 2003.”John is a seasoned financial executive with domestic and global experiencewho is deeply

Funeral held for Clermont police officer killed in motorcycle crash

The funeral for Clermont police Officer Robert Sayers at Celebration Praise Church is over and a large contingent of law-enforcement officers will lead a procession to Oakhill Cemetery, where Sayers will be buried. Sayers was killed Sept. 9 after crashing his motorcycle while returning to his home in Spring Hill. A reception will be held

Buell is recalling around 400 2009 XB12S motorcycles. The factory routing of the front brake line may allow the tire to rub it during riding

Summary:BUELL IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2009 XB12SS MOTORCYCLES. THE FRONT BRAKE LINE MAY CONTACT THE FRONT TIRE. THIS CONTACT COULD CAUSE A HOLE TO DEVELOP IN THE FRONT BRAKE LINE, ALLOWING BRAKE FLUID TO LEAK. Consequence:THIS CONDITION MIGHT CAUSE AN INEFFECTIVE FRONT BRAKE AND LEAD TO A CRASH. Remedy:DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT BRAKE LINE