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Shooting the bull / Would you rent your bike to someone you do not know ?
« Last post by Biketographer on May 06, 2021, 07:47:26 am »

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 17th EagleRider Holdings announced the launch of their new sharing platform, EagleShare, which connects private owners, rental companies, and dealers of motorcycles, ATVs, side by sides, snowmobiles, and more with rental customers from around the world.

Since the announcement, EagleShare has received hundreds of uploads from motorcycle and powersports owners, rental companies and dealers, and is set to make all vehicles available for rent beginning on May 5, 2021 at www.eagleshare.com.
Share your motorcycle and earn an average of $775 per month with EagleShare, the world’s most trusted powersport and motorcycle rental marketplace.

"What sets EagleShare apart from other sharing platforms is that we offer our owners and customers the benefit of working with a company that brings almost 30 years of motorcycle and powersports rental and tour expertise to the table," said Karsten Summers, Chief Executive Officer of EagleRider Holdings.  "Our websites welcome millions of visitors each year that are looking for fun and unique rental experiences; giving private and commercial hosts that list their vehicle on EagleShare instant access to the largest motorcycle and powersports rental customer base in the world," added Summers.

Private and commercial hosts that list vehicles on EagleShare are protected by the platform's industry leading insurance, which includes up to $1,000,000 in third party liability, and up to $25,000 for damage while their vehicle is on rent through EagleShare.  Potential renters are screened for a valid motorcycle endorsement, as well as several other factors.  Vehicle owners may approve or deny any request.

EagleShare rental customers can browse the site and make reservations knowing that all hosts and vehicles have also undergone a comprehensive screening and review process to ensure they can expect the same level of quality and service they have enjoyed with EagleRider Holdings' other rental entities over the years.

EagleRider Holdings was founded in 1992 with four bikes in the garage of a home in San Pedro, California. Today, EagleRider is a household name with motorcycle and powersports enthusiasts from around the world, with a footprint of more than 160 locations across five continents. Three brands anchor the company:  EagleRider Rentals and Tours, which welcomes more than 100,000 customers annually; Club EagleRider, a motorcycle and powersports subscription available in the US and Canada; and its peer-to-peer sharing platform, EagleShare.

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SOURCE EagleRider
Shooting the bull / Re: Picture of the Day
« Last post by Biketographer on May 05, 2021, 10:22:52 am »
check the date
Shooting the bull / Ducati does well in 1st quarter of 2021
« Last post by Biketographer on April 29, 2021, 06:43:33 am »

BOLOGNA, Italy, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ducati concludes the first quarter of 2021 positively, continuing the upward trend that began in the second half of 2020. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer delivered 12,803 bikes from January to March, recording an increase in sales of +33% compared to the same period in 2020. Sales are also up 2% compared to the first quarter of 2019, the last reference year not impacted by the pandemic.
Claudio Domenicali, Chief Executive Officer of Ducati. Credit: Ducati

Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO: "The performance in the first months of 2021 is certainly very positive. Motorcycles delivered to customers in the first quarter of the year grew not only compared to 2020, already impacted by Covid, but also compared to 2019. Even more remarkable is the size of the order portfolio (motorcycles to be delivered) at the end of the quarter, which is the best-ever, with an extraordinary 93% growth compared to 2020 and +135% compared to 2019. Enthusiasts are appreciating the 2021 range and the family of Ducatisti is expanding. The global market situation is positive in the world of two wheels, while the supply and transport sectors are much more complex, with delivery delays and a shortage of various raw materials. This makes it difficult to satisfy all the demand from our passionate customers, but at Ducati we are strongly motivated to do everything we can to reduce the inconvenience caused by this situation. I want to thank all the women and men who, in Borgo Panigale and in our subsidiaries around the world, are working with great commitment in this period of high seasonality."

In the first quarter of 2021, Italy confirmed its position as the main market for Ducati with 2,354 motorcycles delivered, followed by the USA with 1,723 and Germany with 1,275 units. The Ducati Scrambler 800 range is the best performing in the quarter, while the Multistrada V4 is the model most delivered to customers, followed by the Streetfighter V4.

SOURCE Ducati North America

CCS / ASRA Racing Discussion / Re: Quick question on bike prep - CBR600RR
« Last post by bock919 on April 28, 2021, 05:24:55 pm »
NICE photo.   Who did it?
And where?  Looks like a track-day.

Track day at Putnam Park in Indiana. I'm fairly sure Joseph Hansen shot that one. That track is pretty fun. I don't think they do bike races there, but it's a blast for track days.
Guy Martin, British TV host and motorcycle racer, will attempt to be the fastest human on two wheels in the near future. He's going to get there with the help of a team led by another former motorcycle racer and veteran of a variety of land speed record teams, Alex Macfadzean. Their vehicle of choice: a custom-built bike with a helicopter turbine engine.

FUll story


Shooting the bull / Regaining privacy from web-browsing trackers
« Last post by Biketographer on April 24, 2021, 07:26:05 am »
I just installed Privacy Badger in my firefox browser.  Only took a few seconds to do. 

Privacy Badger automatically learns to block invisible trackers.
Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web.   If an advertiser seems to be tracking you across multiple websites without your permission, Privacy Badger automatically blocks that advertiser from loading any more content in your browser.  To the advertiser, it’s like you suddenly disappeared.
Shooting the bull / Motomarathon June 1-4, 2021
« Last post by Biketographer on April 21, 2021, 05:04:23 am »
NEW YORK, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With the New York Adirondack Motomarathon scheduled for June 1-4 based out of North River, NY, the first organized motorcycle sport-touring event format is back in action after the covid hiatus.

NY State Adirondack Motomarathon. Lodging at the Garnet Hill Lodge, North River, NY. Please see Event Page for further information. 

After moving its headquarters from Colorado to the East Coast last year, the iconic Motomarathon Association will retain its original format developed over more than 30 years of organized group riding that compresses as many twisty and scenic roads as possible into a four-day motorcycle vacation.

Motomarathons have been run in virtually every popular riding area in America, from the Rocky Mountains to the California Coastal Ranges and Pacific Northwest, from the Ozarks to the Great Smokies, and from the Great Lakes to New England.

Routes are designed by local experts and kept secret until the evening before each day's ride. Participants complete a series of self-recorded checkpoints, photographing their badge numbers at designated landmarks to validate their completion of the route. These checkpoints are recorded by the Motomarathon Association for event, annual and lifetime standings.

"Motomarathon is the perfect post-pandemic pastime, and the Adirondack Mountains have some of the best riding roads in the country," said new owner John Bossolt, who takes over the reins from founder John Metzger. "Long-distance motorcycle sport-touring may be one of the purest forms of individual recreation that can be shared with others, but with virtually zero contact."

Metzger, author of two books on the subject – Meditation by Motorcycle and Motorcycling Through Midlife – continues on as an advisor.

For more information, see Motomarathon on Facebook, or visit www.motomarathon.com.

John Bossolt,
(973) 951-7606

John Metzger

SOURCE Motomarathon Association
Shooting the bull / 56% tax on Harley Davidsons sold in european union
« Last post by Biketographer on April 20, 2021, 07:25:52 am »
MILWAUKEE, April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Harley-Davidson, Inc. ("Harley-Davidson") (NYSE: HOG) has received notification from the Economic Ministry of Belgium, that following a request from the European Union (E.U.), the company would be subject to the revocation of Binding Origin Information (BOI) credentials, effective April 19, 2021.

Harley-Davidson will be lodging an immediate legal challenge to this decision.

Since 2019, the company has operated with BOI regulatory credentials, allowing it to supply its E.U. markets with certain motorcycles produced at its international manufacturing facilities at tariff rates of 6%.

The E.U.'s new ruling will apply to the entire Harley-Davidson product portfolio and will effectively prohibit the company from functioning competitively in Europe. From June 2021, all Harley-Davidson products, regardless of origin, will be subject to a 56% import tariff within the E.U.

European OEMs, including motorcycle manufacturers, will continue operations with significantly lower import tariffs to the U.S. ranging from 1.2% for up to 800cc products to 2.4% for over 800cc products, and with automobiles at 2.5%.

Jochen Zeitz, chairman, president and CEO of Harley-Davidson: "This is an unprecedented situation and underscores the very real harm of an escalating trade war to our stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic. The potential impact of this decision on our manufacturing, operations and overall ability to compete in Europe is significant. Imposing an import tariff on all Harley-Davidson motorcycles goes against all notions of free trade and, if implemented, these increased tariffs will pose a targeted competitive disadvantage for our products, against those of our European competitors."

Notes to Editors – BOI Context
Notification was received from The Director General of Economic Analysis and International Economy, Federal Public Service Economy (the Economic Ministry of Belgium) at the request of the European Union, that pursuant to the Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/563 of the European Commission of March 31, 2021, Harley-Davidson would be subject to the revocation of the Binding Origin Information (BOI) credentials by the Belgian Economic Minister effective April 19, 2021.

In 2018, the European Union placed a 25% incremental tariff (31% total tariff) on motorcycles imported into the European Union from the U.S., including Harley-Davidson motorcycles. This tariff became effective June 22, 2018. The tariff is scheduled to increase to a 50% incremental tariff (56% total tariff) effective June 1, 2021.

Harley-Davidson remains committed to free and fair trade and is focused on ensuring it remains globally competitive, in the interests of its stakeholders and is committed to ensuring its customers around the world have access to its products.

Company Background
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Our vision: Building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution and emotion. Our mission: More than building machines, we stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Our ambition is to maintain our place as the most desirable motorcycle brand in the world. Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has defined motorcycle culture by delivering a motorcycle lifestyle with distinctive and customizable motorcycles, experiences, motorcycle accessories, riding gear and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services provides financing, insurance and other programs to help get riders on the road.
Shooting the bull / Lawsuit against Honda dismissed
« Last post by Biketographer on April 16, 2021, 08:38:05 am »
From a press release

LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --

In Shernaman Enterprises, Inc., et al. v. American Honda Motor, Inc., Case No. 20STCV24375 (LA Sup. Ct.), DTO Law secured a victory on behalf of client American Honda Motor, Inc. ("AHM") when Superior Court Judge Rafael Ongkeko sustained DTO's demurrer without leave to amend.

In 2006, Plaintiff Daniel McCullen, the owner of a Honda motorcycle, injured himself in an accident in Missouri. In 2011, he sued AHM and its authorized dealer, Shernaman, claiming the motorcycle had a design flaw. AHM vigorously defended itself in the Missouri action, ultimately securing a dismissal with prejudice. Shernaman, on the other hand, did not defend itself at all. Instead, after falling into default, it entered into a special agreement, permitted by a Missouri statute, with McCullen. The agreement provided McCullen would take judgment against Shernaman in the amount of approximately $11 million; in return, McCullen agreed to execute the judgment against Shernaman's insurers and indemnitors only. The Missouri judgment issued in 2014.

McCullen first sought to enforce the judgment against Shernaman's insurers in Missouri, but that lawsuit failed. He then sued AHM in Missouri, alleging it was Shernaman's indemnitor. After Shernaman was added as a plaintiff, the lawsuit was dismissed because the dealer agreement between Shernaman and Honda required any suit between them to be filed in California.

In a last-ditch effort, in 2020, McCullen and Shernaman filed a lawsuit against AHM in California. Shernaman claimed AHM had failed to indemnify it as required by the Honda dealer agreement, and McCullen argued he was allowed to execute his judgment against AHM as part of a "Creditor's Suit" claim.

On behalf of AHM, DTO Law filed a demurrer, arguing that: (i) the dealer agreement contained a valid choice-of-law provision identifying California law; (ii) the choice-of-law provision included California's statute of limitations; (iii) the statute of limitations had expired as to all of Plaintiffs' claims; and (iv) Plaintiffs could not avail themselves of California's borrowing statute to displace California law with Missouri's law, which had a longer limitations period.

After considering AHM's demurrer, the Court agreed with AHM's statute of limitations argument and found Shernaman had failed to bring its breach of contract within the statutory time period of four years. Therefore, all of its claims were time-barred. Further, because a Creditor's Suit borrows the limitation period from the underlying cause of action, McCullen's claim was similarly time-barred. The Court therefore sustained AHM's demurrer without leave to amend, and judgment was entered in AHM's favor.


Can anyone explain this to me ?
  • why sue the dealer if they claim the manufacturer screwed up?
  • what is a demurrer?
  • " execute the judgment against Shernaman's insurers and indemnitors only"      what ?  what ?
CCS / ASRA Calendar Events / 2021 Palm Beach (Moroso) added to schedule
« Last post by Biketographer on April 14, 2021, 08:29:50 am »
September 25-26

 Pre-Entry Deadline   September 12   11pm Central
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