Weekly Notables

from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®

for the Week of April 03, 2019

Customizable Exhaust Note…

Taking a note from the Ford Ecoboost notebook, the notable motorcycle article published on Monday introduces readers to the ability to customize the simulated exhaust note on the soon to be available Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle.  This appears to be in response to one of the major push-backs of electric vehicles in the lack of mechanical noise, or music depending on your perspective, generated during operation.

The Livewire will come with rear-facing speakers and “standard” exhaust notes ranging from the FXDR 114 to the 1936 EL “Knucklehead” and even the 1909 491cc single-cyclinder mill which will be synced with the throttle input. 

It will also include the almost unbelievable functionality for owners to upload their own mp3 files from their smartphones, using the H-D app.

What will they think of next, fans inside of full-face helmets to simulate wind?

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House Committee Unanimously Passes Bill to Upgrade 401k Plans and More

During a period of ever increasing political infighting, the Secure Act proposal was unanimously approved by the tax-writing Ways and Means committee.  The bill includes numerous provisions aimed at encouraging small businesses to provide private retirement benefits.  It also includes several measures affecting other types of savings including repealing the maximum age for IRA contributions and increasing the age for required minimum distributions (RMD’s) from 70 1/2 to 72.  

Harley Announces Livewire to Offer Customizable Note Option

Keeping with the motto “Loud Pipes Save Lives” and addressing concerns that electric motorcycles are too quiet, Harley has announced the new Livewire will include the option to choose “standard” engine sounds such as the new FXDR 114 or Street Rod along with other unique bikes. 

Most notable will be the ability to upload any mp3 file using the H-D app.

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