Business Notes: Jan. 31, 2016

Norwich — The Bike Hub, which sold and repaired bicycles and related gear from its shop on Route 5 adjacent to Fogg’s Hardware and Building Supply, closed its doors on Jan. 23. Owner Bill McFadden posted the news on the store’s Facebook page, announcing “we will still be around honoring a few commitments but it is the end of The BikeHub in its current form.” “Over the years, The Bike Hub — my staff, my vendors, my community event...

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Polaris Beats Harley to Electric Motorcycle Starting Line

Milwaukee — Polaris Industries, the maker of Indian and Victory motorcycles, has introduced an electric street bike that puts the company ahead of Harley-Davidson Inc. in a new category of two-wheel machines. Named the Empulse TT, it looks like a high-performance sport bike without the gasoline engine. “We wanted to get in early, and so we are,” said Gary Gray, product director for Victory motorcycles, a division of Minneapolis-based...

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