Need the latest motorcycle industry news and updates? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Check out the latest headlines that piqued our interest this month.
Honda Announces American Debut of Monkey and Super Cub Motorcycles – Honda recently announced that their line of retro-style motorcycles will debut in the U.S. later this year. The new line was first unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2017 and could be available as early as October of this year. The Monkey is a 125cc- powered retro-style bike with smaller dimensions, making it easier to ride. It comes in two colors, banana yellow and pearl nebula red. The Super Cub will be offered in just one color, pearl niltava blue, and aims to be a utilitarian motorcycle that riders can enjoy in a variety of settings. We love seeing retro-styled bikes come back with updated features, so we are pumped to see these two models released and out on the road. Read More.
Yamaha Releases All-New Adventure Pro GPS – The Yamaha Adventure Pro powered by Magellan, is their recently released advanced off-road and mobile GPS tablet device for all of you powersports folks out there. The device is aimed to give more confidence to off-roaders and includes thousands of OHV routes from forest to public lands. You can access a community trail database and even share your trips on social media through the device. The GPS also has the ability to provide the diagnostics of your vehicle to make sure it’s in top condition for your next off-road experience. This thing does it all. Read More.
The 2018 Royal Enfield Classic 500 Offers Riders New Updates – Royal Enfield has announced new updates to their best-selling Classic 500 model. The 2018 Classic 500 comes with new color schemes, along with mechanical upgrades including anti-lock brakes, rear disc brakes, and a passenger pillion. The company is aiming to keep their models competitive within the motorcycle industry and we think updating an already best-selling model is a smart move on their part. Read More.
Dockless Electric Scooters Launched for Pittsburgh Commuters – Pittsburgh is offering its residents a new way to get around the city. Scoobi, an on-demand mobility service, has introduced Pittsburgh’s first dockless electric scooter fleet, which includes around 100 scooters. So how does it work? Riders can find these scooters using Scoobi’s app, which shows available scooters throughout the city, and holds the selected vehicle for 10 minutes. The app also shows the battery life for each scooter, enables the vehicle to start, plus provides access to two different-sized helmets upon unlocking the scooter’s trunk. We’re excited to see how the city of Pittsburgh uses these scooters and whether or not the idea will expand to other cities. Read More.
Harley-Davidson Partners With Men’s Grooming Brand American Crew – Harley has announced a partnership with American Crew, a men’s grooming brand, to craft unique experiences and events for consumers all over the world. Their new campaign, Style for the Road, will feature these ads (as seen below) in salons and barber shops around the world. The two brands will come together in several social media activations and public relations initiatives over the course of the partnership, including Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary celebration this August. We have to admit, when we first read this headline, we scratched our heads. But we’re definitely interested to see more of this partnership once the campaign launches in July. Read More.
There you have it – the latest June moto news. Comment below with your opinions and thoughts on these headlines.