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Fuel tank maker Walbro expands to meet growing demand

April 3, 2014

News release  Responding to the growing demand for fuel tanks that meet increasingly stringent clean air standards, Walbro is once again expanding its global multilayer fuel tank production capabilities. A fifth co-extrusion blow molding machine will be in production by the end of June 2014 at the Cass... Read more »

Honda adds futuristic-inspired NM4, other models to 2015 lineup


April 3, 2014

News Release In recent new-model releases, Honda has covered an extensive span across all categories with more than 20 exciting new powersports products. This remarkably wide variety has impacted virtually all segments of the market, from lightweight, fun bikes such as the Grom™ and 500 series, to... Read more »

Harley dealers, Dunlop team up for rebate

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April 2, 2014

News release MILWAUKEE (April 2, 2014)  Participating Harley-Davidson® dealers and Dunlop® are teaming up to offer a $40 consumer mail-in rebate on a set of Harley-Davidson-branded Dunlop tires purchased between March 1 and April 30. The offer applies to a set of two new H-D/Dunlop tires (excluding... Read more »

Former Tucker Rocky president Johnson retires from MIC

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April 2, 2014

News release IRVINE, Calif., April 2, 2014 – Steve Johnson will retire from his position as chair of the Motorcycle Industry Council Aftermarket Committee, following four years of service, and from his membership on the MIC board of directors. Johnson, from Fort Worth, Texas, was the president and... Read more »

No joke — Polaris acquires Kolpin


April 1, 2014

News release MINNEAPOLIS (April 1, 2014) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:  PII) today announced the acquisition of Kolpin Outdoors, Inc., a privately held, Wisconsin-based company that develops branded and private label powersports accessories. Committed to innovation and growth, Kolpin is a leading... Read more »

Japanese motorcycle production, exports up in February

April 1, 2014

Three of the four Japanese motorcycle manufacturers increased production year-over-year in February, leading to an overall increase of 9.6 percent for the Big Four, according to the latest data from the JAMA. Kawasaki reported the largest percentage increase in production, up 59.2 percent to 8,652 units.... Read more »

Schwantz joins Circuit of The Americas as racing ambassador

April 1, 2014

News release Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and motorcycle racing legend Kevin Schwantz have amicably settled their legal differences and have reached a new agreement to collaboratively promote motorcycling racing at the Austin circuit and across the United States. Schwantz will serve as an official... Read more »

BRP tops $3 billion in annual revenue for first time


April 1, 2014

News release BRP Inc. (TSX: DOO) on March 28 reported its financial results for the three- and twelve-month periods ended January 31, 2014. All financial information is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. The complete financial results are available at “I am pleased with our... Read more »

EPA fine of Lifan could exceed $1 million for import violations; bond sets precedent

March 28, 2014

News Release WASHINGTON — American Lifan Industry, Inc., an Ontario, California-based vehicle and engine importer, has agreed to ensure that future imports meet federal emission standards after illegally importing and selling nearly 28,000 highway motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and engines... Read more »

Tucker Rocky, MAG announce merger


March 27, 2014

News release Indianapolis, IN – Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice announced today it has agreed to merge with Motorsport Aftermarket Group (“MAG”).  LDI Ltd., LLC (“LDI”), the sole shareholder of Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice, will become the majority shareholder of the combined company. ... Read more »

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