Motorcycles Tech roars into the Sturgis motorcycle rally

21:26  17 august  2017
21:26  17 august  2017 Source:   TechRepublic

Former MotoGP champion Hayden remains in critical condition

  Former MotoGP champion Hayden remains in critical condition Four days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle, American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden remains in "extremely serious" condition in an Italian hospital. The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, where Hayden is being treated, says on Sunday that Hayden's condition "remains unchanged."The hospital said earlier in the week that Hayden has severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries.Hayden, who was in Italy following a race at nearby Imola, was transported to the Bufalini facility following the incident on the Rimini coast.The 35-year-old Hayden won the MotoGP title in 2006.

The Sturgis motorcycle rally , located in the Black Hills in western South Dakota, has attracted 500,000 to 750,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts every August since 1938 for a week of drag racing, death-defying stunts, and roaring concerts.

Tech roars into the Sturgis motorcycle rally . The Internet of Things (IoT) has a profound impact on biker culture, Jurgensen said, from Bluetooth-connected climate-controlled gloves to in-helmet … more. @surgethings. Read these next

Sturgis, South Dakota - August 8, 2014: Rider in the main street of the city of Sturgis, in South Dakota, USA, during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally© Tiago Lopes Fernandez, Getty Images Sturgis, South Dakota - August 8, 2014: Rider in the main street of the city of Sturgis, in South Dakota, USA, during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

What happens when 500,000 motorcycles converge on a town of 6,000 people? According to Brad Jurgensen of Homeslice Media, "[The region] just explodes into this giant city of motorcycles and trailers. As it's grown from something that started as just racing and hillclimbing to the behemoth it is now, digital transition has been at Sturgis every step of the way."

Research

Research

The Sturgis motorcycle rally, located in the Black Hills in western South Dakota, has attracted 500,000 to 750,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts every August since 1938 for a week of drag racing, death-defying stunts, and roaring concerts. The event, famous for attracting gnarly bikers and weekend warriors alike, is a significant economic driver of the region and is a hub for motorcycle culture, a group that's being transformed rapidly by technology.

Harley-Davidson confirms electric motorcycle, 100 new models

  Harley-Davidson confirms electric motorcycle, 100 new models The launch date is still up in the air.Sound is playing a key role in the development of the electric Harley, says Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson Museum President and great-grandson of company founder William Davidson. Noting the unique sound of gas-powered Harleys, he says the company wants to set its electric bike apart in the same way. "We have studied our competitors, and we understand what they are up to, and we did not want a normal-sounding electric motorcycle. We wanted something that plays into that look and sound formula. It is something really cool. I often refer to it as sounding like a jet fighter.

Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Tech roars into the Sturgis motorcycle rally . TechRepublic 1 day ago Dan Patterson.

Sign up, tune into the things you care about, and get updates as they happen. Find a topic you’re passionate about, and jump right in. Learn the latest. Get instant insight into what people are talking about now.

SEE: Research: Digital Transformation 2017: Strategy, Returns on Investment, and Challenges (Tech Pro Research)

Homeslice Media begins planning for the event months in advance, and Jurgensen says the rally--which is also one of the largest music festivals in the country--is steeped in technology. "From the technology music and bands use to how businesses operate with each other and how money is transacted to how the [cross-country] ride is different with wearable technology on the motorcycle ... it's a different animal and it's all exploded over the past decade or so," he said.

Motorcycle stalwart and rally sponsor Harley Davidson is now manufacturing electric bikes, and the company uses machine learning to generate fresh lead sales. "The growth of [the rally] is obviously because this is a 77-year-old event, but also because, as the world shrinks because of technology, big giant companies use [tech] to their advantage ... to develop new models, new types of riders, and to grow to women riders ... the fastest growing demographic of riders."

Top 10 Motorcycle Theft Statistics For 2017

  Top 10 Motorcycle Theft Statistics For 2017 The latest Theft and Recovery Report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Nobody likes a motorcycle thief yet statistics show that this criminal act is a growing activity in certain parts of the country. The latest numbers compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) were released this week and it shows that 2016 delivered a two-percent rise in motorcycle thefts over the previous year. A total of 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2016 compared to 45,555 reported in 2015. On the positive side, bike thievery is down considerably—about 30 percent—from what it was 10 years ago. Any idea where most of those thefts occurred? Or what state had the least number of bikes stolen? We scanned the latest NICB report on motorcycle thefts and gathered up the top 10 statistics that we thought were the most interesting. Honda is the manufacturer with the most thefts (in 2016) at 9,052. Number two is Yamaha, followed by Suzuki in third, Kawasaki in fourth, and Harley-Davidson in fifth. Scooter maker TaoTao is behind H-D in sixth, KTM in seventh, and Ducati is in eighth. BMW motorcycles rank 11th. Number of motorcycles reported stolen in 2016: 46,467 Statistics indicate that motorcycle theft is a seasonal crime. The summer months of June, July, August and September account for the most thefts with the peak in August.

Sign up, tune into the things you care about, and get updates as they happen. Find a topic you’re passionate about, and jump right in. Learn the latest. Get instant insight into what people are talking about now.

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the experience of a lifetime in a place where on the horizon in anticipation of the 77th Annual Sturgis ® Motorcycle Rally ™. 2:00 PM. 35th and Taylor - Rally Point, Harley-Davidson Way & Main.

SEE: Research: BYOD, Wearables and IoT (Tech Pro Research)

"A decade ago we would use print media to try to introduce new models, new parts, and new tech installs. Now [the entire rally] is on your phone. Video, links, That whole [motorcycle] consumer base has transitioned to a digital world," Jurgensen said.

Listings

Powered by

Top 10 Motorcycle Theft Statistics For 2017

  Top 10 Motorcycle Theft Statistics For 2017 The latest Theft and Recovery Report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Nobody likes a motorcycle thief yet statistics show that this criminal act is a growing activity in certain parts of the country. The latest numbers compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) were released this week and it shows that 2016 delivered a two-percent rise in motorcycle thefts over the previous year. A total of 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2016 compared to 45,555 reported in 2015. On the positive side, bike thievery is down considerably—about 30 percent—from what it was 10 years ago. Any idea where most of those thefts occurred? Or what state had the least number of bikes stolen? We scanned the latest NICB report on motorcycle thefts and gathered up the top 10 statistics that we thought were the most interesting. Honda is the manufacturer with the most thefts (in 2016) at 9,052. Number two is Yamaha, followed by Suzuki in third, Kawasaki in fourth, and Harley-Davidson in fifth. Scooter maker TaoTao is behind H-D in sixth, KTM in seventh, and Ducati is in eighth. BMW motorcycles rank 11th. Number of motorcycles reported stolen in 2016: 46,467 Statistics indicate that motorcycle theft is a seasonal crime. The summer months of June, July, August and September account for the most thefts with the peak in August.

Rally Races. In 1936, a small motorcycle club in Sturgis was formed, dedicated simply to riding and racing. This year we celebrate the 77th Sturgis ® Motorcycle Rally ™ and we have come a long way from 200 people showing up for racing, riding and entertainment.

That’s the way with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally , Pappy Hoel’s old Motorcycle Classic—it’s 77 years old and growing. Take a moment to look into the faces in the black and white photographs. The young racers posed on their motorcycles seem a bit like saints.

Every part of the ride is now digital. The Internet of Things (IoT) has a profound impact on biker culture, Jurgensen said, from Bluetooth-connected climate-controlled gloves to in-helmet communication devices to performance feedback systems. "There's a litany of ... apps for your phone that can tell you if there's something wrong, or a belt that's about to be blown, or oil leak somewhere," he explained. "It's something you have to see to believe to understand how technologically advanced some of these bikes have become."

What to watch next
  • $1.7 Million Italdesign Zerouno Supercar Sold Out Before Its Debut

    $1.7 million Italdesign Zerouno supercar sold out before its debut

    The Drive Logo
    The Drive
    1:31
  • Vehicle Maintenance Tips -- /THOUGHTS FROM YOUR LOCAL MECHANIC

    Vehicle maintenance tips from a master mechanic

    The Drive Logo
    The Drive
    3:17
  • Do you want a car that lasts a million miles?

    Do you want a car that lasts a million miles?

    Roadshow Logo
    Roadshow
    3:05
  • Cool Feature: The Ford F-250 Liftgate Ladder

    Cool Feature: The Ford F-250 Liftgate Ladder

    The Drive Logo
    The Drive
    1:32
  • The new GT2 RS is the fastest road going Porsche 911 ever

    The new GT2 RS is the fastest road going Porsche 911 ever

    Roadshow Logo
    Roadshow
    1:52
  • AutoComplete: Dodge brings Demon looks to 2018 Hellcat Widebody

    AutoComplete: Dodge brings Demon looks to 2018 Hellcat Widebody

    Roadshow Logo
    Roadshow
    1:22
  • Michelin just unveiled plans for a concept tyre that would never need to be changed

    Michelin's future concept tire would never need to be changed

    Business Insider UK Logo
    Business Insider UK
    1:15
  • Is This The First Flying Car You Can Buy?

    Is this the first flying car you can buy?

    The Drive Logo
    The Drive
    1:33
  • Why your next car may look like a living room

    Why your next car may look like a living room

    The Wall Street Journal. Logo
    The Wall Street Journal.
    1:11
  • Driving a Tesla Model X from San Francisco to New York: here's what happened

    Driving a Tesla Model X from San Francisco to New York: here's what happened

    Business Insider Logo
    Business Insider
    5:16
  • Listen to the Lamborghini Huracan Performante growl in Italy

    Listen to the Lamborghini Huracan Performante growl in Italy

    The Drive Logo
    The Drive
    1:31
  • Testing Tesla's 'Summon' feature: where the car comes and picks you up

    Testing Tesla's 'Summon' feature: where the car comes and picks you up

    Business Insider Logo
    Business Insider
    1:33
  • Meet the futuristic BMW Motorrad Concept Link scooter

    Meet the futuristic BMW Motorrad Concept Link scooter

    Business Insider Logo
    Business Insider
    1:08
  • The 2017 Dodge Viper SRT

    Countdown: The top 5 fastest cars in the world for 2017

    The Drive Logo
    The Drive
    1:40
  • AutoComplete: Dodge's Challenger SRT Demon gets priced

    AutoComplete: Dodge's Challenger SRT Demon gets priced

    Roadshow Logo
    Roadshow
    1:39
  • This electric car just set a record on the infamous Nürburgring track

    This electric car just set a record on the infamous Nürburgring track

    Business Insider Logo
    Business Insider
    1:33
UP NEXT
UP NEXT


Royal Enfield Opened a Third Factory on Surging Demand .
<p>The world's oldest motorcycle company is seeing significant growth—in India.</p>Founded in 1893, Royal Enfield is the oldest motorcycle company on the planet. Produced since 1932, the single-cylinder Royal Enfield Bullet is the longest running model in motorcycle history. In terms of name longevity, it’s kind of like the Chevy Suburban of motorcycles. The rest of the Royal Enfield lineup consists of mostly middleweight bikes, all of which have single-cylinder engines. Royal Enfield motorcycles are famous for their distinct British character...and sometimes the mechanical headaches that come with that.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!