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DEI 2020 Catalog – SEMA Booth #20013

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The 2019 SEMA Show is around the corner so be sure and put Design Engineering Inc. (DEI) on your list of booths to visit. While there, be sure and pick up their new 2020 Catalog. The 57 page, full color catalog offers the most comprehensive range of thermal and acoustic products for race, street, off-road, show, UTV/ATV and motorcycle.

To keep up with the latest of DEI’s show and new product news, stay tuned with these platforms.

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World’s costliest parking space sold for almost $ 1mn

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At 134.5 square feet, the cost of the parking space breaks down to $7,209 ($56,505 HK) per square foot, which is three times the median price of a Hong Kong house.

HONG KONG: At the 73-story Hong Kong skyscraper “Center”, a pricey parking space reserved for executives and tenants was recently sold for an eye-popping $969,000 ($7.6 million in HK dollars), the media has reported.

Johnny Cheung Shun-yee, one of the 10 investors in the consortium that paid $5.15 billion last year for “The Center”, told that he had sold the last of his four car parks in the tower to someone who owns an office in the same building because “the buyer now needs a car park lot,” declining to identify the buyer, according to South China Morning Post.

At 134.5 square feet, the cost of the parking space breaks down to $7,209 ($56,505 HK) per square foot, which is three times the median price of a Hong Kong house.

The sale price, in a city where nearly one in five residents lived below the government-defined poverty line in 2017, underscores the wealth gap that has pushed Hong Kong into the worst political crisis in decades, the SCMP report added.

Riders visit House of Harley-Davidson, bring non-perishable food for Hunger Task Force

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from https://fox6now.com/

GREENFIELD — The House of Harley-Davidson held a customer appreciation event on Saturday, Oct. 26 — and all for a great cause.

Riders of all ages were invited to the motorcycle dealership to listen to live music, carve up some pumpkins and enjoy some great food.

Those who visited were encouraged to help the House to “Stuff the Truck” — by bringing a non-perishable food item. If they did, they got free food from the Milwaukee H.O.G. Chapter. All donations were headed for the Hunger Task Force.

Mahindra buys 100 percent stake in Peugeot Motorcycles

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by Nabanita Singha Roy from https://www.rushlane.com

The brand will launch 7 products in the next two years.

Mahindra Two Wheelers acquired 51% equity stake in Peugeot Motorcycles in 2015 in a bid to establish its presence in the European scooter market. In addition to investing 13 million pounds (Rs 109 crores) in purchasing the shares owned by the French automaker Groupe PSA, the Indian conglomerate invested a further 15 million pounds to empower Peugeot’s product development.

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe has announced that it will acquire complete ownership of PMTC for an undisclosed amount. Since the initial investment, Peugeot Motorcycles has been showing positive momentum.

The brand’s Kisbee 50 cc moped emerged as the best selling model in its segment in Europe while the flagship Metropolis three-wheeled scooter is enjoying increasing demand in both its home market and in China. The newly launched Peugeot Urban GT maxi-scooter is also doing well in its target markets.

By acquiring 100% stake in the French scooter brand, Mahindra is hoping to drive further growth in Europe and select Asian markets. The company has also announced that Peugeot will introduce seven new products by 2021.

As a part of license arrangement with PMTC’s erstwhile parent company, Mahindra will continue to use the Peugeot branding on scooters. The Peugeot design team will continue to be involved in designing of the two wheelers.

With European countries looking at ways to decongest the city centers, more and more urban commuters are expected to switch to two wheelers. Fresh investment in Peugeot Motorcycles at this point of time is expected to help the brand increase its market share in Europe and expand into new markets.

Having complete control on the operations would help Mahindra Two Wheelers take strategic decisions without any opposition. For example, the company could decide to manufacture select Peugeot branded scooters at its heavily under-utilized Pithampur plant in MP for select markets. This would also lower the cost of manufacturing.

As far as launch plans in India are concerned, MTWL has been evaluating Peugeot’s premium scooter lineup ever since the initial investment was made but no concrete plan has materialized so far. The success of Aprilia in the Indian premium scooter segment should encourage Mahindra to introduce Peugeot products. We will know in the coming months.

Harley-Davidson removes president of global brand development Neil Grimmer

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by Margaret Naczek from https://www.bizjournals.com/

Harley-Davidson Inc. confirmed Friday that Neil Grimmer, president of Harley’s global brand development, is no longer with the company.

“His departure comes after an internal inquiry along with a third-party investigation into concerns that his judgement and conduct as a senior leader did not align with our culture and the values we expect all our employees to demonstrate,” a Harley-Davidson spokesperson said via email.

A source familiar with the matter indicated that Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) received complaints about Grimmer which did not align with the company’s code of business conduct. The departure reflected multiple actions by Grimmer, not a single event, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Harley-Davidson president and CEO Matt Levatich told employees about Grimmer’s departure Friday morning in an internal memo acquired by the Milwaukee Business Journal. The memo indicated that Levatich would be assuming Grimmer’s responsibilities as president of global brand development in the interim.

Harley-Davidson announced the hiring of Grimmer into the newly created global brand development president position in April of this year. Grimmer had most recently worked as CEO of Habit, a personalized nutrition life science company he had founded. Grimmer was a direct report to Levatich, and his duties ranged from product planning, marketing and retail to communications.

“Based upon our internal inquiry along with the findings of this third-party investigation, we determined that Mr. Grimmer leaving Harley-Davidson was the appropriate course of action. Harley-Davidson takes all matters related to workplace conduct and our Valued Behaviors very seriously. All Harley-Davidson employees, regardless of level, are expected to follow our Code of Business Conduct and Valued Behaviors,” a Harley-Davidson spokesperson said via email.

Only 2 Weeks Till Raffle Day

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November 9th is only two weeks away, and we’re gearing up for one of the best days of the year. One lucky winner will be taking home this beautiful 1936 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, not to mention a second prize winner taking home $10,000 and a third prize winner $5,000. Now is the time to get your last minute tickets for the 2019 Raffle Bike.

https://wheelsthroughtime.com/win-this-bike/

Now until raffle day, we’re giving away 2 separate prizes to two separate winners for everyone who enters the annual raffle at the “Better Deal” Package or higher. We’re offering a chance to win a 3-day 2-night stay at Elk Ridge Cabin and a chance to win our Vintage Racing Jersey! That means you have 2 chances to win one of these prizes from this special!

The 2019 Raffle Bike

The 2019 Wheels Through Time Raffle Bike is a stunning 1936 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead Bobber, painstakingly rebuilt in the WTT Restoration shop by museum founder and curator Dale Walksler and his team. The bike features a first year 61 c.i. OHV engine based around a genuine pair of new old stock replacement knucklehead engine cases mated to a 4-speed transmission in Harley-Davidson’s classic black and vermilion red with gold striping. This marks the second year in a row that Wheels Through Time will be raffling off the Holy-Grail of all American motorcycles. Many of the motorcycle industry’s top vendors collaborated with their parts, service, and expertise.
The raffle takes place in front of a live audience on Saturday, Nov 9th, 2019 at the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, NC. Second prize is $10k, and 3rd prize is $5k — you do not have to be present to win.

We wish you the greatest luck in the Wheels Through Time Annual Motorcycle Raffle!

Dyna Defender or FXDP Saddlebag Installation Review

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So, I received the Villain 2 Hero bags, this set is either for the next gen Dyna’s or possibly just a change? They bolted right up but were pretty close to the new Progressive shocks. I sent the vendor some images and he suggested drilling a second hole to raise them up some. I had noticed but of course I had already taken it out briefly, so my new shocks have marks on them now.

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Pirelli Tire and Phil Nicoletti Capture 2019 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Championship

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2019 Hamilton Supercross
FirstOntario Centre
Hamilton, Ontario
October 20, 2019

Nicoletti Earns $100,000 Payday on SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft Tires

ONTARIO, Canada (October 25, 2019) – Pirelli Tire North America congratulates Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha’s Phil Nicoletti on capturing the 2019 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series Championship in the premier 450 class. The Canadian series wrapped up this past weekend where Nicoletti’s Yamaha YZ450 was equipped with Pirelli SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear tires, the ideal setup to handle the dark, tacky soil inside of the First Ontario Center arena. As the winner of the Triple Crown, Nicoletti was the grand prize winner and took home a $100,000 check to go alongside his number one plate.

“Congratulations to Phil and the entire OTSFF Yamaha team on a successful season,” said Nick Walton, off-road race manager, Pirelli. “Throughout the season Phil continued to raise the bar with both speed and consistency. The SCORPION MX tire range has proven its championship capabilities around the globe and Phil confirmed the performance in a variety of conditions and soil types throughout Canada.”

When the gate dropped on the final Main Event of the season, Nicoletti quickly found himself out front of his fellow competitors, however, he decided to play it smart with a championship on his mind and settled for the second position. He would cross the checkered flag in second, which was good enough to capture both the Rockstar Energy Supercross Tour Championship and Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Championship. The Triple Crown winner is determined based on the rider who earns the most combined points throughout the season from Arenacross, Motocross and Supercross.

“I’m very happy to seal up the Triple Crown Championship as well as the supercross title,” said Nicoletti. “Pirelli has been there since the start of the year in arenacross and also motocross. The tires consistently performed every step of the way and helped me win on the many different types of terrain that we faced throughout the year.”

In addition to their championship-winning efforts, the Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha team claimed awards at the season-ending awards banquet, including Best Team Set-Up, Most Consistent Rider (Nicoletti), and Rookie of the Year (Sam Gaynor).