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Harley is winning in Europe-without a trade war

While President Donald Trump rails at Europeans for restricting trade and a reluctance to buy Detroit’s automobiles, the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson proves every day that consumers across the Atlantic …

UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 6:05 p.m.

Harley-Davidson rebels with an electric motorcycle

Smaller bikes, electric engines, online sales and urban storefronts, Harley-Davidson, we hardly knew you.

UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Harley cohort rides for charity, warms up the crowd at Avista Stadium Sunday

How do you get more than 100 Harley-Davidson enthusiasts to sit and watch a Spokane Indians game on a hot Sunday afternoon? Give them an avenue to donate money to …

As Harley looks abroad to juice sales, tariffs hit home

With sales stagnant at home, Harley-Davidson has looked increasingly overseas for buyers of its iconic motorcycles.

UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 9:55 a.m.

Trump further chastises Harley-Davidson, says he is helping foreign competitors move to U.S.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday further chastised Harley-Davidson over its decision to move some operations overseas, describing the company as slumping and saying he is helping some of its foreign …

UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Trump threatens Harley-Davidson with tax punishment for move

President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to avoid blame for Harley-Davidson’s decision to move some motorcycle production overseas and threatened to tax the manufacturer “like never before!” as punishment for the …

Wisconsin’s Harley-loving governor put in bind with Trump

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s full-throttled love of Harley-Davidson motorcycles has been intertwined with his rising political career, but now he must navigate revved up criticism of the Milwaukee-based company from …

UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

Harley-Davidson, stung by tariffs, shifts some production overseas

Harley-Davidson, up against spiraling costs from tariffs, will begin to shift the production of motorcycles headed for Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas.

UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 4 p.m.

EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other U.S. goods from Friday

The European Union will start taxing on Friday a range of imports from the U.S., including quintessentially American goods like Harley-Davidson bikes and cranberries, in response to President Donald Trump’s …

Rain doesn’t dampen patriotic spirit: Patriot Tour comes to Lewiston as part of a journey to raise money for veterans and their families

The rain did little to deter patriotic riders on a mission to raise money for veterans by proudly displaying an American flag on a 110-day tour across the nation’s 48 …

From distillers to farmers, trade war would cause casualties

If a trade war is coming, the cheesemakers of Wisconsin are standing in the line of fire. So are the farmers of the Great Plains and the distillers of Kentucky. …

Front & Center: Owning Harley-Davidson dealership has been a sound investment for Lone Wolf’s Greg Ernst

Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson has grown steadily since Greg Ernst launched the business a decade ago, earning 10 consecutive Gold Bar and Shield Circle of Excellence awards given by Harley-Davidson to …

Harley-Davidson recalls over 250K bikes globally; brakes can fail

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Harley-Davidson is recalling over 250,000 motorcycles worldwide because the brakes might fail.

Harley-Davidson commits to electric motorcycle production by 2020

Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson’s retail motorcycle sales were off sharply, according to the company’s latest quarterly earnings report, but the Milwaukee motorcycle giant is looking toward a future that includes an …

Motorcycle maker Royal Enfield gearing up for North American sales from Milwaukee

A year after opening its flagship North American dealership in the city, India-based Royal Enfield says it’s about to ramp up sales through 60 dealerships and new bikes, including one …

Harley recalls bikes; oil line can detach and cause crash

Harley-Davidson is recalling about 57,000 motorcycles worldwide because an oil line can come loose, spewing oil into the path of the rear tire.

UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

Hit-and-run suspect ‘knew there was human skin on her vehicle,’ court records say

The suspect in a hit-and-run crash that severed a motorcyclist’s leg told an acquaintance that “she knew there was human skin on her vehicle,” according to court documents filed this …

Harley-Davidson may differ with Trump on trade solution

Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson, which President Donald Trump singled out Tuesday when he mentioned trade barriers, may disagree with his proposed solution to the problem.

The mysterious saga of whether Trump planned to visit Harley-Davidson

On Monday afternoon, a second-shift worker at Harley-Davidson’s powertrain factory in Wisconsin learned President Donald Trump was slated to visit the plant Thursday. Feeling sick to his stomach, he wrote …

Harley-Davidson to pay $15 million in EPA settlement

Harley-Davidson agreed to pay $15 million to settle a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency complaint over engine devices for motorcycles that the EPA said caused excessive pollution.

Harley-Davidson motorcycles investigated for brake failure

The U.S. government is investigating complaints from Harley-Davidson riders who say their motorcycle brakes failed without warning.

Harley lovers converge for rally in Spokane Valley

Dennis and Edie Fisk made the eight-hour ride to Spokane Valley from Pacific City, Ore., to join more than 1,500 Harley-Davidson riders at a four-day rally this weekend. The two …

Valley Harley dealership hosting rally

Big hogs are converging in Spokane Valley later this week. Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson is hosting the first Pacific Northwest HOG Rally at the dealership’s 11-acre property at 19011 E. Cataldo …

Adventure-loving boomers give boost to motorcycle industry

Motorcyclists have their own gang: baby boomers. On a nice, sunny day this spring, when you hear a bike rev, it’s more likely to be an older white man who …

Social media sobriety test helped local digital ad agency

About a year ago the developers at Spokane digital ad agency 14Four had fun making a “social media sobriety kit” to help stop people from drunkenly posting on Facebook or …

Motorcyclist killed on U.S. 95

A 47-year-old Spokane man was killed Monday when his motorcycle struck a guardrail on U.S. Highway 195 just north of Rosalia, according to the Washington State Patrol. Paul E. Ganoung …

Spokane region accidents cause death, injuries

Law enforcement officers and medics responded to three accidents in the Spokane area today, including a fatal accident involving a motorcyclist south of the city.

Sale looms for Spokane Harley dealership

A bankruptcy judge in Spokane next week is expected to set a date for selling Spokane’s only Harley Davidson dealership, plus two more stores in Walla Walla and Lewiston. John …

Sale looms for Spokane Harley Davidson dealership

A bankruptcy judge in Spokane next week is expected to set a date for selling Spokane’s only Harley Davidson dealership, plus three more stores in Walla Walla, the Tri-Cities and …