Sony’s Betamax VCR launched in 1974. In 1976, rivals JVC came out with their own VHS format VCR, which doubled the recording time available. Within a decade the Betamax had become virtually obsolete. Photographs: Getty Images

The Museum of Failure has opened its doors in Sweden, showcasing a collection of product innovations that have proved to be anything but successful. T(...)

Harley-Davidson shares fell 4.5 per cent to $56.73 in New York morning trading.

Harley-Davidson reported slowing motorcycle sales in almost every region, underscoring the company’s demand challenges against a strong US dollar. Mo(...)

Riders on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Hamburg, Germany: Harley-Davidson’s shares were up 12.5 per cent at $50.94. Photograph: Daniel Bockwoldt/EPA

Global stock markets climbed for a fourth day and government bond yields around the world hit their lowest levels in years yesterday, driven by the pr(...)

Harley-Davidson shares climbed the most in nine months after the motorcycle maker reported second-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimate and affirmed its full-year shipment forecast.

Harley-Davidson shares climbed the most in nine months after the motorcycle maker reported second-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimate and affi(...)

BMW’s S1000RR has a special track setting for running on slick racing tyres.

The Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show is on this weeked at the RDS showgrounds , running from Friday, February 27th to March 1st. Now, that may not be (...)

Motorbike fanatics are now able to get the ultimate send-off thanks to Massey Bros funeral directors, who have   purchased Ireland’s first Harley-Davidson hearse in response to growing demand.  Picture  shows John Gibson of Massey Bros on a customised Harley-Davidson Electra Glide hearse, with Massey Bros business manager Peter Maguire in front. The  hearse will make its debut at the Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show  this weekend at the RDS. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Die-hard bikers have been promised an easy ride to their final resting place after a family of Dublin undertakers bought the first Harley hearse to be(...)

Burt Reynolds, the man most middle-aged men are trying to be. Photograph from Smokey and the Bandit

Worryingly, this year I hit the same age as Billy Crystal’s character in City Slickers. Yes, I am now in the same age bracket as the central player(...)

Outgoing Hiqa chief executive Tracey Cooper: “I wouldn’t say we were the safest [health service]. We still have quite a long way to go.” Photograph: Eric Luke

After eight years running a rule over the Irish health service, the head of the State’s health watchdog has some good things to say about the syste(...)

The rally in drugmakers also nudged US stocks into rising for the sixth straight day of trading across the Atlantic, the longest streak of gains there since September

The market in Dublin rode the wave of resurgence that swept through European exchange(...)

Four times a year the travel industry gathers in the banqueting hall of a luxury hotel to subtly flaunt their wares to each other and some invited med(...)

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