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Great Day looks to build ATV/UTV aftermarket brand

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
September 29, 2014

New packaging, new products created to drive business Great Day, Inc. has been involved in the powersports aftermarket industry for more than a decade, but as the company develops more products, it is also looking to increase its brand presence. “Right now we’re in the pioneering days of our... Read more »

K&N adds international sales director

September 29, 2014

Brad Otoupalik has joined the K&N family as senior director international sales. Previously, he was director of international business development for Magnaflow Exhaust Products and vice president of sales for performance and motorsports at Cosworth Engineering. Brad Otoupalik Jon Holder, who was... Read more »

Access fight ends for SAWS

September 29, 2014

Access fight ends for SAWS The Snowmobile Alliance of Western States (SAWS), which supported snowmobilers’ right to ride, announced in August that SAWS volunteers unanimously voted to disband the organization effective Sept. 1, which also happens to be the 10-year anniversary of SAWS. SAWS volunteer... Read more »

Giant Loop launches packing systems for snowmobiles

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September 26, 2014

Tunnel bags and gear pockets are first products Adventure-proof packing systems innovator Giant Loop announced the introduction of a new line of products this fall for the 2014-15 snowmobile season. The new Giant Loop Snow line is targeted at the hardcore mountain sledder, demanding touring snowmobile... Read more »

Arch Motorcycle prepares for V-twin launch

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September 26, 2014

In October 2012, the formation of the Arch Motorcycle Company was announced, with the company’s intent to build a performance-oriented, American V-twin motorcycle. On Sept. 4, the Arch was scheduled to launch its website with full specs and details on ordering its first model, the KRGT-1. Along... Read more »

Indian accessories demand helps Aeromach USA thrive

September 26, 2014

When Polaris Industries acquired Indian Motorcycle in 2011, the team at Aeromach USA immediately began thinking about new products that could be manufactured. Aeromach is a Charlotte, N.C.-based manufacturer of billet aluminum motorcycle accessories. It wasn’t until late 2013 that the first all-new... Read more »

GartRides to AIMExpo: An industry charity ride to Orlando

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September 25, 2014

Dealers interested in getting seat time on their way to the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando now have an ideal opportunity, and can contribute to a charitable cause in the industry while doing so. Gart Sutton, educator and 20-group moderator for powersports dealers for the... Read more »

Harley-Davidson U.S. retail up 3.7 percent in Q3, analyst reports

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September 25, 2014

Retail sales in the U.S. of Harley-Davidson motorcycles are tracking at 3.7 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, “even with a difficult 20.1% comp as Touring/Rushmore retain momentum (against anniversary) and Road Glide reintroduction contributes incrementally,” according to a research note... Read more »

KTM secures $95 million in financing for R&D

KTM concluded a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank for a loan amounting to 75 million EUR ($95.5 million) and a six-year maturity. (From left) Alexander Hüttner (SCWP), Paulo Munini (EIB), Friedrich Roithner (KTM), Wilhelm Molterer (EIB), Viktor Sigl (KTM), Stefan Pierer (KTM), Harald Plöckinger (KTM) and Philip Habsburg (KTM).

September 25, 2014

News release KTM concluded a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank for a loan amounting to 75 million EUR ($95.5 million) and a six-year maturity. With this loan, research and development projects of the next years are financed. The focus of the projects is on road safety, fuel consumption,... Read more »

Polaris announces opening of ORV plant in Poland

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September 25, 2014

News release Polaris Industries Inc. [on Tuesday] announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Opole, Poland. The 345,000-square-foot facility will be the first Polaris plant dedicated to manufacturing Off-Road Vehicles (ORV’s) outside of North America. Employee training has already... Read more »

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