Harley has announced today the purchase of MV Agusta and implicit Cagiva for a price of $109 million. The acquisition was long suspected as Harley had done the same thing with Buell so let’s hope that the investments will have the same effects as they did in the case of the American maker that was taken under the wing of the oldest motorcycle builder in the world. Harley has had problems of its own and it nearly lead it to bankruptcy and it seems that it is now in the business as never before.
Here’s the Press Release for you
Are all of you HOGS prepared for the Tucker County incursion this weekend? You’d better be as Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiasts from across the United States plan to get together at Canaan Valley Resort for the 2008 West Virginia State Harley Owners Group Rally.
Attracted by two previous experiences from the Davis resort, riders will surely be there in the greatest number. As Troy Cardwell - Canaan Valley general manager- says, riders enjoy the scenery and the country roads.
Group members will start arriving on Wednesday. They’ll partake in a 300-mile round trip “Raw Hide” ride on Thursday and another, shorter, ride on Friday that will be followed by a dinner hosted by the Tucker County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Tucker County Rotary. Field events and a bike show are planned for Saturday.
One of the greatest motorcycle events of the summer, the Harley Owners Group Rally is a must for everybody who wants to stay true to its statute of member.
Harely-Davidson has recently announced plans for the parade included in the anniversary celebration festivities.
As this is the most beloved motorcycle maker, not only in the states, but around the globe, the celebration of 105 years of building mechanical horses surely won’t be pass unnoticed by riders in every single state or corner of the world.
The much awaited parade is scheduled to take place on the 30th of August and we now have the detailed route: the Harley-Davidson Parade of Muscular Dystrophy Association Heroes parade will start at Miller Park, and riders will continue east on Wisconsin Avenue and end at the Henry Meier Festival Park where the annual Summerfest is held. The public can watch the multitude of motorcycles ride by at viewing areas which begin at the corner of 35th Street and Wisconsin Avenue.
Up front, there will be those who have managed to raise at least $6,400 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, followed by Harley dealers, employees and the biggest crowd of customers ever to be seen at a Harley parade.
Taking in consideration the fact that those of you who don’t actually live in Milwaukee will start your journeys as early as the 17th of August, there will be 25 nationwide routes heading to the much awaited celebration. All of you out there will better be in Milwaukee on the 28th of August not only to celebrate 105 years of brilliancy in building motorcycles, but also the 25th anniversary of the Harleys Owners Group.
Motorcycle events are usually related to crashes, deaths and the worst image of motorcyclists in the eyes of the normal American citizen and we believe that joining this parade is the best way to show how motorcyclists gather up for a good cause and for the pleasure of being close to the bike builder that started it all in such an important moment in its history. See you there!
Yesterday, July 19, at the 2008 Motorcycle Ride for Vets edition, the Associated Press gathered nearly 400 motorcyclists that rode in order to raise money for veterans and serviceman of the U.S. military.
We’ve earlier published news about the Divas For A Cure Annual Cross-Country Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run and the video below comes as yet another proof that the guys on two wheels get involved in everything they are required for. And if they’re not, they’ll offer to do so and we’ll still come up with such news. Way to go!
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