Harley Raises Outlook, Cites Strong Demand

The iconic motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson said on Monday (April 19) that strong retail demand, reduced dealer inventories and fewer loan write-offs drove better-than-expected first-quarter results, as well as an increased forecast for the year.

According to a press statement, the Milwaukee-based company said its revenues rose 10 percent to $1.2 billion, led by a 12 percent increase in its core business amid strong retail demand for touring motorcycles for the three months ending March 28.

At the same time, the company said its earnings more than tripled from a year ago, as its profit margins rebounded sharply and its financial services division set aside less money for expected loan losses.

“We can see the initial signs of consumer excitement and optimism returning and I am confident that Harley-Davidson in 2021 is a significantly leaner, faster and more

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The Owyhee Motorcycle Club kicks it into high gear with vintage races

BOISE, Idaho — The Owyhee Motorcycle Club is historic, the OMC has operated in the same spot in the foothills north of Boise for more than eight decades.

This weekend the motocross club held one of their most popular events, the vintage races where people showed up in classic bikes to race around the track.

It’s one of the only places in Idaho to race on vintage bikes and 14-years-ago when the OMC first held these races there were 67 riders, this weekend more than 400 people competed.

“Vintage racing brings you back to a time when you grew up riding these motorcycles,” said Scott Wallenberg who helped bring these races to the OMC.

In 1971 and 1972 the Owyhee Motorcycle Club hosted the largest professional motocross series in the world.

“Our idea was could we recreate that?” said Wallenberg. “Not too many people can go to the same place

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Motorcycle club donates over 4,000 pounds of dog food to Austintown shelter

The food was hauled in by a trailer and taken to All About the Paws in Austintown

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A motorcycle club donated over 4,000 pounds of dog food for a local shelter Sunday.

The food was hauled in by a trailer and taken to All About the Paws in Austintown.

Through a fundraiser, they were able to raise $3,400.

All About the Paws is taking care of four dogs with about eight more in foster care.

Both the shelter and the Iron Order Motorcycle Club have a big heart for dogs.

“Well, I have dogs of my own. Most of us have dogs of our own. They can’t fight for themselves, so someone has to help them,”

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California police bodycam footage captures homicide suspect firing at motorcycle officer

Authorities in California released police body camera footage Friday showing an attempted homicide suspect firing on an officer before he was fatally shot.

Joshua James Gloria, 34, an Oakland resident, was killed March 24 after he opened fired on Fremont police officer Brian Burch after a short car chase, police said. 

Burch, a six-year veteran of the department, was working traffic enforcement on a police motorcycle when he was alerted that a vehicle had activated a license plate reader camera nearby. 

The vehicle was reported stolen and allegedly used in an armed robbery in San Francisco, police said. Burch found the car and followed it into a shopping center parking lot and ordered the driver to pull over.

The driver, identified as Gloria, took off and pulled over a short time later on the shoulder of State Route 84. He fled on foot and opened fire on Burch, prompting the

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