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Harley plans to lay off 200 employees

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Harley002By Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel



New engines come off the production line at Harley-Davidson’s plant in Menomonee Falls.(Photo: Journal Sentinel files)

Approximately 200 Harley-Davidson Inc. employees could face layoffs this fall as the company adjusts motorcycle production following recent slower sales.

Union sources said many of the layoffs will take place at Harley’s assembly plant in York, Pa., but that a handful will occur at the engine plant in Menomonee Falls, where the company employs approximately 1,000 people, and there will be approximately 35 layoffs at the plant in Tomahawk…


You’ll see the whole story in the Bikernet Weekly News tomorrow. Our Editors are in a hidden building being grilled by Harley executives right now about the 2017 models. The Milwaukee Rally is this weekend, and I just asked Bill Davidson about the Code of the West. Hang on.–Bandit

Danny Gray Launches “Design Your Own” Custom Seat Program

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Make a truly individual statement…create your own personalized cover for your seat. Choose your stitch design, thread color, and even add inlay materials to compliment your bike, style, and personality. The hardest part is making up your mind.


It’s 6 steps and five minutes that will change your bike from ordinary to extraordinary! Create your own personalized cover for your seat and we will drop ship it to your dealer for pick up.

All you have to do to design your own seat is:

  • Go to and select your Harley-Davidson model and year

See the whole story in the Bikernet Weekly News tomorrow.

Design your own seat program example.

Design your own seat program example.


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Chris Callen and Dave Perewitz-150For the first time Harley-Davidson put on their Ride-In Bike Show and invited Editors from Motorcycle Publications and Bikernet, through the leadership of Chris Callen and Cycle Source Magazine. It has been a Great Success!


Check Rogue’s complete story about the show and the terrific awards on www.bikernetbaggers


Plus, you’ll see a teaser shot of the bike Rogue, the magnificent editor of Bikernet Baggers choose to win our Editor’s Choice Award.


That’s Chris Callen, the publisher of Cycle Source Magazine, and the founder of the Editor’s Choice Show series on the left, with Dave Perewitz, the all-amazing president of the Hamster empire. Scary!

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2016 Motorcycle Cannonball – The Inside Scoop by Spitfire


With less than 2 weeks before the 4th Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run, the anticipation is building. This unusual event takes place every two years and is unique as Antique Riders take their 100 year old and older motorcycles out of their collections and ride them across North America. Who would do such a thing to an old and valuable motorcycle? Well only 100 people!!! The ride was capped at 100 in order to make the group size manageable. With the competitors and their support crews this massive moving event is quite the spectacle.


Bikernet will be covering the Motorcycle Cannonball through the eyes of Vicki “Spitfire” Sanfelipo, RN/EMT and the Cannonball Medic. This is her 2nd Cannonball Run as a support person. Because her support comes at the back of each day’s course, breakdowns, impressions of town folk as the ride moves through rural America and features of riders will give you an intimate view of the reason for the term “Endurance Run”.

Check Spitfires full report in the Bikernet Weekly News this week.


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Last week (August 2016), the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released its preliminary data and findings regarding motorcycle fatalities in 2015. The GHSA represents the state and territorial highway safety offices that implement programs to address highway safety. Although GHSA’s primary mission is to improve traffic safety, their latest report appears to be more focused on thinly veiled demands for nationwide universal helmet laws despite their failure to provide real data demonstrating the effectiveness of such laws. Read more.


He Wears His Heart On His Sleeve

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The road to and from Sturgis for the 75th was loaded with great times and good people. Along this road….in the middle of Arkansas…was a person who impacted the trip in a way no other event or person could ever do.

It all started when Rogue and I left Memphis….and Elvis’s Graceland…headed toward Oklahoma City, and then rolled north to meet Kansas Kyle just over the Oklahoma border. Somewhere around Van Buren, Arkansas, the splines in his shifter decided to screw up and long story short….we settled in for the night and waited for the local dealer to open in the morning. Continue reading.

Krawiec Wins His Third Final in a Row to Lead Field Into NHRA U.S. Nationals

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Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec won an all-Harley final at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. With both riders aboard Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycles, Krawiec defeated teammate Andrew Hines to claim a third-consecutive Pro Stock Motorcycle final. Krawiec now has three victories in six final-round appearances this season and holds a 166-point lead over the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle field.
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“The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle team and our V-Rod bikes are really in a groove right now,” said Krawiec. “The temperature dropped 20 degrees from Saturday to Sunday and we adjusted well. Our Harley engines love this cold air and I feel like we’ve got a good tune-up for any condition. We are ready to do some damage in Pro Stock Motorcycle as we head into the Countdown playoffs.”

Both Krawiec and Hines have qualified for the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs that begin September 18-20 at the NHRA North Carolina Nationals in Charlotte.

If Krawiec holds his points lead through the U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, he will be the top seed for the Countdown. Following Brainerd, Krawiec leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle field with 824 points. Hector Arana Jr. is second with 658 points, followed close by Hines with 647 points.

Hines was the top qualifier at Brainerd, with a best Elapsed Time of 6.937 seconds. Krawiec was second in qualifying at 6.949 seconds.

In Sunday eliminations, Hines and Krawiec charged through the field to meet in the final, with Krawiec defeating three former Pro Stock Motorcycle champions in Hector Arana, LE Tonglet and Matt Smith in the elimination rounds and setting a new Pro Stock Motorcycle track ET record in the second round at 6.788 seconds. Hines had an open first round and defeated Karen Stoffer and Chaz Kennedy to reach the final. Krawiec beat Hines off the line and down the track in the final to secure the win.

“Any time there’s an all-Harley final it’s a great weekend for the team,” said Hines, the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion. “We are both in the Countdown playoffs, so we can go to the U.S. Nationals at Indy with no pressure.”

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag team returns to the track September 2-7 at the 61st Annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind.