International Motorcycle Shows
On Friday, the opening day of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif., Triumph unveiled seven new motorcycles and introduced the new CEO of North America to the public.
The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company and affiliated companies, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has received the resignation of Anton H. "Tony" George from the board of directors effective immediately, according to Mari Hulman George, chairman.
"As members of his family, we are sorry to see Tony leave," said Mrs. George. "We are grateful for his service to our company as a board member and of course for formerly serving as CEO and president of our companies. I speak for our whole family in wishing him well.
Having signed a distribution agreement with Precision Motor India Private Limited and Radiant Motorcycles, and following on from the opening of the first Ducati Store in Mumbai, Ducati continues to impact on the Indian market. On Friday 18th December, and in the presence of a very special guest, India’s second Ducati show room was officially opened for business.
Nicky Hayden, Ducati’s factory rider in the MotoGP Championship, was invited to inaugurate the Ducati Store in Gurgaon, one of the most dynamic and modern districts of the Indian capital.
Confederate Motorcycles, a premiere American-made luxury motorcycle manufacturing company, will unveil a new apparel line, created exclusively for Confederate by Kushitani at the Los Angeles Auto Show December 4-13.
"It’s a thrilling time to be a part of Confederate," Matt Chambers, CEO and founder of Confederate Motors, said. "We have made some important and exciting partnerships with the world’s best creators of motorcycle apparel and helmets and it is an honor to be able to provide these items for our current and future clients."
LeoVince USA has added six new staff members to its in-house team. After the news of creating a single distributor relationship with Tucker Rocky, LeoVince recently bolstered its staff with three new in-house sales positions. Todd Lewis, Chris Hayer and Drew Patterson join LeoVinces sales staff.
In addition to this they have also added Rick Marlin, former CEO and President of Suomy USA & Gearbox international to head their sales team.
First Photochromic Shields
Shield Tech is partnering with Transitions Optical, the world leader in photochromic lenses, to announce the launch of Shield Tech Transitions SOLFX visors, the first face shields and visors for the powersports industry to use photochromic technology from Transitions Optical.
BRAMMO, maker of plug-in electric motorcycles, announced today it is dropping the price of the all-electric BRAMMO Enertia powercycle, to $7,995. Customers are also eligible for a 10% federal income tax credit, further reducing the price to $7,195.
"While this pricing breakthrough is innovative in transportation, it is in line with consumer electronics, where engineering and production advances get passed on to customers as quickly as possible to stimulate adoption of the technology," stated Craig Bramscher, founder and CEO of Brammo.
On Wednesday, October 28, Craig Bramscher, founder and CEO of the Brammo electric motorcycle company, and others will meet with Energy Secretary Steven Chu and other energy officials to discuss energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, and the creation of jobs in similar markets.
Who would have thought of adding a swingarm both at the rear and at the front of a motorcycle? Pier Luigi Marconi and Bimota is the answer. The Bimota Tesi 3D is the ultimate hub-steered motorcycle for the technologically and mechanically minded people out there. Marconi has since left the Rimini based Bimota to take the currently unfortunate position as CEO for Pesaro based Benelli.
All Roads, All Electric
Zero Motorcycles today introduced the Zero DS, a fully electric dual sport motorcycle that can be ridden anywhere from the city street, to a gravel road, to a dirt trail. Zero has equipped its latest model with aggressive suspension, rugged wheels and dual sport tires to efficiently move riders over any surface. The Zero DS is a high performance motorcycle that is powered by Zero Motorcycles’ industry leading Z-Force drivetrain.