Ford Rated Top Automotive Brand for “Intimacy”

Auto industry also outshines most others in new study
#HarleyDavidson #Chevrolet #Audi


Toyota, Harley-Davidson Nab Top Lightweighting Awards

Electric motorcycles, free-standing seat frames, composite steering knuckles and tension leaf springs
#HarleyDavidson #BASF #Toyota

GM Drops Facebook, Again

Joins Ford, Honda, VW in protest over hateful content
#HarleyDavidson #Chevrolet #Ford


Polestar Names 1st N. American Retail Partner

Volvo Cars Corp.’s Polestar electric vehicle unit has selected Groupe Park Avenue in Montreal as its first retail partner in North America.
#facilities #Geely #europe


Harley-Davidson Stops Output of Electric Bike

Harley-Davidson Inc. has stopped production and delivery of its first electric motorcycle model, the LiveWire, because of an undisclosed flaw.
#HarleyDavidson #TriumphMotorcycles #HP

Additive Manufacturing

Lightening Up Through Topology Optimization

Products can be lighter and better through the application of topology optimization. However, they might look somewhat different. . .
#Ferrari #Carbon #HarleyDavidson


Schafer to Head Porsche Engineering Unit

Porsche AG’s has appointed Peter Schafer to become chairman of its Porsche Engineering Group subsidiary on Aug 1.
#Porsche #MercedesBenz #Ford


GM’s First Great Design Chief

William Knoedelseder’s Fins is a remarkable look at a remarkable designer, Harley Earl.
#Ford #HarleyDavidson #Buick


First-Quarter Results Sag for Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc.’s first-quarter consolidated revenue fell 10% to $1.4 billion, and net earnings plunged one-third to $128 million.
#HarleyDavidson #TriumphMotorcycles


Harley-Davidson Buys Maker of Electric Bikes for Kids

Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc. has acquired StaCyc Inc., a California-based producer of electric bicycles for children.
#HarleyDavidson #TriumphMotorcycles


Harley-Davidson Fourth-Quarter Income Plunges 94%

Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc. saw its net income in last year’s fourth quarter plummet to $495,000 from $8.3 million in the 2017.
#HarleyDavidson #TriumphMotorcycles


Harley-Davidson Warns of Shrinking Market as Sales Sag

Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc. says its U.S. sales fell 13% to 36,200 units in the third quarter, its worst any-quarter result in five years.
#HarleyDavidson #TriumphMotorcycles


Trump Blasts Harley-Davidson for Moving Some Production Overseas

President Donald Trump raises the specters of punitive taxes and financial ruin for Harley-Davidson Inc. after the motorcycle maker announced plans to supply the European market from factories overseas.
#HarleyDavidson #TriumphMotorcycles


Harley-Davidson May Move Bike Output to Avoid EU Tariffs

Harley-Davidson Inc. says it may shift some production of its iconic motorcycles out of the U.S. to avoid punitive import tariffs announced by the EU in response to U.S. tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel.
#TriumphMotorcycles #HarleyDavidson

Former Renault Alpine Boss to Lead JLR’s Special Vehicle Unit

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. has hired Michael van der Sande to head its Special Vehicle Operations.
#europe #Renault #Land Rover


Harley to Develop Electric Motorcycles with Alta Motors

Harley-Davidson Inc. has made an unspecified investment in Brisbane, Calif.-based Alta Motors to help it further develop and launch an all-electric motorcycle in 2019. 
#GeneralMotors #HP #Toyota


Harley-Davidson Recalls 250,000 Bikes with Brakes that Could Fail

Next week Harley-Davidson Inc. will begin recalling some 250,000 motorcycles worldwide, including 174,600 in the U.S., because their antilock brakes suddenly fail without warning.
#HarleyDavidson #TriumphMotorcycles


UPDATE: Harley-Davidson Sales, Earnings Drop

Retail sales by iconic motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc. fell 10% to 42,100 units in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 7% to 242,800 units for the full year.
#HarleyDavidson #TriumphMotorcycles

Australia’s Auto Production Goes Down Under

Say goodbye to car production in Australia.
#Volkswagen #Mazda #GeneralMotors


Union Claims Harley-Davidson Is “Dismantling” U.S. Workforce

Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc. faces strained labor relations after being accused of shifting some jobs to part-time workers, outsourcing others to suppliers and expanding production in Asia and South America.
#HarleyDavidson #TriumphMotorcycles