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25/07/2017    RUSSIAN MV AGUSTA BAIL-OUT COMPLETED

Russian-owned ComSar Invest has become the major external shareholder of struggling Italian bike brand MV Agusta. MV supremo Giovanni Castiglioni retains an overall controlling interest, in a deal...

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24/07/2017    HONDA AND YAMAHA CONNECT ON E-BIKES

A previously announced partnership between arch-rivals Honda and Yamaha, to encourage the use of small e-scooters, was finally launched on 21 July in the Japanese city of Saitama. In conjunction...

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24/07/2017    SHARE PRICES AND MARKET ANALYSIS

A snapshot of global bike and ATV industry share performance at the trading week closure on Friday, 21 July, 2017. BDN financial editor Roger Willis reports. Problematic currency movements became...

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21/07/2017    Isle of Wight dealer puts business up for sale

Isle of Wight Motorcycles, a Suzuki/Piaggio Group dealer based in Newport, is up for sale. Owner Mike Attrill has been treating the business as “a bit of a hobby” since experiencing health issues...

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21/07/2017    POLARIS RECOVERS SOME GROUND

The most telling item in mixed half-yearly results for US powersports manufacturer Polaris Industries was news that retail sales of its Indian motorcycle brand had increased by 17% in the second...

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