Motorcycles

Clean Car Discount scheme may include motorcycles in future





Motorcycles are considered to be a small part of the emissions problem, according to the Ministry of Transport.


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Motorcycles are considered to be a small part of the emissions problem, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Motorcycles may be eligible for a Clean Car Discount in future.

Under the newly announced government policy, motorcycles were omitted from the plan which will give people buying electric vehicles discounts of up to $8625 for a new vehicle, and $3450 for a used import.

Plug in hybrid vehicles will receive a discount of between $2300 and $5750.

Ministry of Transport spokesperson Ewan Delany said motorcycles were not considered at the start of the Clean Car Discount, because they were a small part of the emissions problem.

“Motorcycles represent a small part of new vehicle sales in New Zealand and it’s estimated that in 2019 motorcycle emissions accounted for 0.4 percent of all CO2 emissions from our light vehicle fleet,”

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25 Iconic Motorcycles From the Past 125 Years

Royal Enfield Bullet

Tilemahos Efthimiadis

For more than a century, the Harley-Davidson name has been synonymous with big, loud, roaring engines. But in 2019, the legendary American manufacturer unveiled its very first electric motorcycle, and its competitor Curtiss announced three new electric bikes. As the sun rises on a new era of motorcycles, it’s time to take a look back at the bikes that came before, defining their eras and changing the way motorcycles were designed, built, and perceived.

Related: Muscle Memories: 15 Ford Cars That Defined a Generation

1942 Harley-Davidson WLA

Cycle Trader

An upgraded version of the WL that was refined for military specifications, the Harley-Davidson WLA was one of the unsung heroes of World War II and Korea. In fact, the “A” in WLA simply stood for the name of Harley’s newest and best customer: Army. A rugged, durable bike with a 740cc engine, Harley built around 90,000 of them for the Army

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Motorcycles, pirates, magic, craft fair

Music and historic motorcycles featured at NJMP this weekend

The ninth annual American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Vintage Motorcycle Festival & Swap Meet, featuring vintage motorcycle racing on-track, a swap meet off-track, Friday night Bike Night, Saturday bike show, music and more, will be held June 18 to 20, rain or shine, at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville.

Tickets are $25 for a weekend pass, $20 for Saturday only or $10 for Sunday only for ages 13 and older and free for ages 12 and younger. 

Besides AHRMA racing and festivities, this weekend will feature the first night of NJMP’s Summer Concert Series.

Arsenal will perform in the outdoor event space behind the Finish Line Pub from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 19.

Food will be available from the pub and food trucks and vendors will be on site.

Admission is free and guests should bring their own blanket

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Global Motorcycles Industry Almanac 2021

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Motorcycles Global Industry Almanac 2015-2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global motorcycles market had total revenues of $83.2bn in 2019, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9% between 2015 and 2019.

The global Motorcycles industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2015-19, and forecast to 2024). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

Key Highlights

  • The motorcycles market consists of all classes of on- and off-road motorcycles including scooters and mopeds.
  • Mopeds are powered two-wheeler vehicles with engine capacity of less than 50 c.c., generally also equipped for non-motorised propulsion and with restricted maximum speed. For the purposes of this profile, all powered two-wheelers other than mopeds are classed as ‘motorcycles’. (The term ‘scooter’ refers to a
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