Welcome to Episode 128 of Chasing the Horizon, the podcast by, for and about motorcyclists. We take an in-depth look into the motorcycle industry in a way few other outlets do!
Travis and Chantil Gill decided to pack everything they needed on a couple of motorcycles, sell everything else and set off on an epic adventure. Things looked good – really good – and then Europe went into a massive lockdown to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Listen to Episode 128 to hear the rest of their story, including how they found themselves included in Sam Manicom‘s newest book, The Moment Collectors.
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Thanks to webBikeWorld for funneling news our way, and be sure to check out their website for the latest motorcycle news and in-depth product reviews. Almost everything in this episode came from Amanda’s articles, including:
- Harley-Davidson hasn’t released unit sales for Q4-2021 yet, but they did let us know revenue beat predictions at $21.6 million. Unit sales are just estimates, but it looks like they may have come in below BMW’s motorcycle sales in 2021.
- Recalls affecting Harley’s Pan America (by itself) and Pan Am and Sportster S and BMW’s K 1600 models gave us some insight into how many of these specific motorcycles the companies may have sold recently.
It looks like the Bajaj/Triumph partnership may soon start churning out single-cylinder bikes. Their all-electric TE-1 motorcycle took an important step towards production.
- The US Commerce Department say the ongoing chip shortage isn’t ending any time soon.
- Zaiser Electrocycle, based in Colorado, crowdfunded a financing round and expects to debut their $25,000 Silhouette electric motorcycle later this year.
- RGNT’s electric motorcycles – the #1 Classic and #1 Scrambler use rear-hub motors and will be available soon.
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