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GartRides to AIMExpo: An industry charity ride to Orlando


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


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


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 »

Indian Scout apparently off to strong start

Scout tour

September 25, 2014

Indian Motorcycle dealers are reporting that due to the success of the initial order period for the 2015 Scout, Indian closed the pre-order period early. The Scout, with a starting MSRP of $10,999, was unveiled Aug. 2 at Sturgis. It’s the first new Indian Scout manufactured in nearly 70 years.

Dealership Great Ideas — Sept. 24, 2014

September 24, 2014

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson hosts Kid Rock Kid Rock took an outdoor stage Saturday night behind Black Diamond Harley-Davidson’s warehouse in Marion, Ill. The event, which dealership co-owner Shad Zimbro hosted in part to prove big concerts can be held in Southern Illinois, drew about 12,000 attendees.... Read more »

Yamaha volunteers log 200 hours at Southern California’s Coxey Meadows


September 24, 2014

News release Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., employees and volunteers returned to the San Bernardino National Forest in advance of National Hunting and Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day planting shrubs and cleaning up OHV areas for the seventh straight year alongside members of the U.S. Forest Service... Read more »

World’s first 3D-printed car takes inaugural drive


September 24, 2014

News release After a grueling six-day week that included nearly round-the-clock work, Local Motors, together with Cincinnati Incorporated, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed, drivable vehicle. Called the Strati,... Read more »

Costco names Polaris as exclusive powersports promotional partner

September 24, 2014

News release Polaris Industries Inc. announced today that it will partner with the Costco Auto Program (CAP), an auto-buying program specifically for Costco members, as the exclusive promotional partner for its powersports division. Starting today, Costco members will be able to access special pricing... Read more »

Dealership to host stop on SoCal Burn Ride

September 24, 2014

News release On Sunday, September 28, 2014, hundreds of Southern California motorcycle enthusiasts will participate in the “SoCal Burn Ride 2014” to benefit burn survivors and their families. The approximately 81 mile tour will cover stops in Calabasas, Malibu, and Ventura, with proceeds going to... Read more »

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