Motorcycle News Headlines: Sales Up, Harley Museum May Have a Home, Motorcycle Crash Tests, Indian's Value

News and updates for motorcycle enthusiasts

Triumph rebounds from fire. Electric vest alarms anti-terrorists. Helmet laws sought. Snakes as passengers. Midlife lessons from motorcycling.

**Yamaha Sees Strong Sales Growth Worldwide **
The second-largest motorcycle maker forecases sales growth of 15 percent, following up on an 18 percent increase in 2003. However, little of that gain is expected to come in North America.
Forbes, NY
Forbes, NY

**China Crash-Tests Motorcycles **
The tests have shown ways to make components more effectively absorb impacts in collisions.
People's Daily, China
China View

**Harley Looking for Museum Site **
The original proposed site for what it hopes will be a major attraction in the Milwaukee area didn't work out. Now Harley-Davidson may have found a new site.
MSNBC
The Milwaukee Channel, WI

**Just Sell Indian Already! **
It was expected to sell by Thanksgiving. It was going to sell by the end of 2003. This editorial indicates that Indian Motorcycle Company's only real asset may be the Indian trademark.
Gilroy Dispatch, CA

**Triumph Rebounds from Factory Fire **
The company says it has come back stronger than ever and has plans for not only bigger but better machines.
Los Angeles Times, CA (Free subscription)

**Electric Vest as Terrorism **
French anti-terrorism authorities thought this Cincinnati-bound woman was a bomb when they discovered she was wired.
New York Times, NY

Sturgis: See It Before you Die
Budget Travel Magazine has named the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as one of the "10 places to see before you die." The Moscow subway also made the list.
Aberdeen News, SD
KSFY-TV, SD

**AHAS Calls for Helmet Laws **
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety wants all states to pass all-rider helmet laws.
US NewsWire
Shreveport Times, LA
Peoria Journal Star, IL
Las Vegas Sun, NV
AHAS Website

**Motorcycles and Mid-Life Lessons **
Two school teachers gained a new outlook on life after they started riding.
Pioneer Press, MN

Never Give a Ride to a 12-Foot Snake
This rider was just trying to help the python, but it almost killed him
The Age, Australia
BBC, UK

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