Latest AMD/Baird dealer survey: US sales decline 


AMD/Baird dealer survey… The results of the latest AMD/Baird quarterly Harley-Davidson authorized dealer survey shows a continuing issue for Harley in terms of domestic sales. Their 2014 annual results released in January showed that by the final quarter of the year their domestic US sales of new models had gone into reverse, and that trend… Read more »

Guys Pull the Trigger More Often on Smartphones than Gals

Dudes Buy More Online

Source: IBTimes / Market Wired A new study from Business Insiders about consumer spending showed men shop online just as much as women do, but “are more likely to make a purchase through their mobile devices” and more often than women are. Women are connected to their phones—87% of women say they can’t imagine their… Read more »

Combing Product Placement with Daytona Bike Week

Working Aerostitch Apparel

The Epic Ride to the Beach In the latest edition of Daytona Bike Week, Biker Pros had projects with Iron Trader News, Harley-Davidson, Atomic Dice Studio Arts, The Smoke Out and Aerostitch. Bob Kay and I worked the rally and then wrapped up the effort by writing a series of articles that featured our clients… Read more »

Survey Says: Women make up 44% of Sturgis

Women Make Up 44%

Publish Date: Feb 18, 2014 Source: DealerNews STURGIS, S.D. – Nearly half of the visitors to the annual Sturgis rally are women, according to a survey conducted at the 2013 rally. Other results of the survey are less surprising. Most survey respondents are over 40, own a home and have an annual household income of… Read more »

Manufacturers & Distributors upbeat @ V-Twin Expo


February 7, 2014 – Powersports Business – Dave McMahon As the V-Twin Expo embarks on its 14th edition in 2014 in Cincinnati, the two-day, industry-only trade show in February is taking steps forward with both dealer registrations and exhibit space.

The Snake: A FLHX Street Glide


A Biker Pros Article By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Photography: Jack McIntyre Published: Note: Keith “Bandit” Ball contracted Biker Pros to write an article for on the Snake. We interviewed Kyle Heller of Hot Rod Harley-Davidson, the primary builder, and scouted a photography location during the Harley-Davidson 110th celebration. In a sea of… Read more »

Metzeler ME 880 Donut Article

Metzeler Donut Update

Mariyln Stemp, Editor of IronWorks Magazine, contacted Biker Pros to write a review on the Metzeler ME 880 motorcycle tires. Listed below is the published article. Metzeler ME 880 Donuts & the Case of the Head Shaking Nightster One thing that annoyed me about my 2007 Harley-Davidson Nightster was a small head-shake when I would… Read more »

A Week on the Road with Bandit, Hammer, Englishman, and Edge

Trophy Girls @ the CCustom Bike Awards

by Jeff Najar, Partner Choppers, Bobbers & Custom Bikes I’m sitting here at 30,000 feet coming in exactly one week from the time I started this campaign beginning at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration. Along with my co-hort, Bob Kay, we produced the AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show at the Harley-Davidson Museum. It was a… Read more »

Harley-Davidson 2013 Second Quarter Results

harley Custom Weekend ProSHow

Harley-Davidson has reported second-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share increased 13.1% on higher motorcycle shipments and continued gains in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period.