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  1. DaveM

    Bad Winners takes the Thruxton 1200 from good to great

    Four years ago, the Paris workshop Bad Winners wowed us with a custom Thruxton café racer called ‘Zero Gravity.’ Company founder Walid Ben Lamine has now released v.2.0 of that killer build, and he’s planning a limited production run of 25 units. The new kit is based on a current-model Thruxton...
  2. DaveM

    Church of MO: Top 10 Ups And Downs Of 2010

    2020 will go down in history as the Year of the Coronavirus, in which not so many newsworthy things happened in the world of motorcycling; we were all on lockdown. It was, at least, a very good year to go riding, as well as a good one for the industry in general, by most reports. Fewer cars on...
  3. DaveM

    Harley-Davidson sheds jobs for savings

    Harley-Davidson will shed 640 jobs this year for millions of dollars in savings as it streamlines the company to respond to weakening demand for their bikes. Last month the company sacked 90 staff at their York Vehicle Operations in Pennsylvania and 50 at its Tomahawk facility in Wisconsin...
  4. DaveM

    Triumph Motorcycles to slash more jobs

    Triumph Motorcycle will slash 400 jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and their plan to move more production from Hinckley to Thailand. The British company announced in February that it would cut 240 of its 2500-strong global workforce with 50 of the 1000 employed at Hinckley to go as...
  5. DaveM

    Norton Motorcycles cannot be rescued

    Norton Motorcycles cannot be rescued as a “going concern” because it owes its creditors a whopping £28,352,089 (more than $A57m). However, administrators are still negotiating with eight potential buyers. A Joint Administrators’ Proposals report to creditors sent to us by administrators BDO UK...
  6. DaveM

    Norton Motorcycles boss under investigation

    Failed Norton Motorcycle boss Stuart Garner is in more strife with the UK Pensions regulator now investigating his role in a pension scheme to fraudulently fund his company. In January, Norton Motorcycles went into administration amid claims of pension fund frauds and a £300,000 unpair tax...
  7. CarlS

    HD CEO Steps Down

    Harley-Davidson’s president and CEO has announced he’s leaving the position, effective immediately. Well, sort of. Matt Levatich made the announcement today, and although he’s going to help the company through a few weeks of transition, he’s leaving the big boss role at the MoCo, a job he’s...
  8. DaveM

    Garner dines out as Norton sinks

    Failed Norton Motorcycle boss Stuart Garner and his wife, Susie, have been spotted dining out at elite London restaurant, The Ivy, where a steak costs about £30 (about $A60). The photo was published on the Twitter account Notnorton Moto as another example of Garner’s extravagant lifestyle...

 

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