Month: October 2009

Harley-Davidson Inc. says it is shutting down its test facility at the Talladega Airport, eliminating about 100 jobs

The motorcycle company says it’s consolidating its test operations from Talladega, Naples, Florida, and Mesa, Arizona to the Arizona Proving Grounds in Yucca, Arizona. Pat Sweeney, a spokesman for Harley-Davidson, could not provide a date when the facility would close, but did say it would be sometime next year. Sweeney says the Talladega facility has

Harley-Davidson announces third-quarter results and long-term strategy; discontinues Buell line

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) announced decreased revenue, net income and earnings per share for the third quarter of 2009 compared to the year-ago period, while reporting a moderation in the decline of retail new Harley-Davidson motorcycle sales compared to the second quarter. Worldwide retail sales of new Harley-Davidson® motorcycles declined 21.3 percent in the third

Just as Biketoberfest begins in Central Florida, a motorcyclist is critically injured after plowing into a tree and being hit by another motorcycle

The man, 45-year-old Juan Partridge, was injured at 11 p.m. on State Road 44 at LakeWinnemissett Drive, about a half-mile west of Interstate 4. Partridge hit the fallen tree, which obstructed the entire westbound lane and was then ejected from the motorcycle. Another motorcyclist swerved to avoid the tree and drove over Partridge. The motorcyclist