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Enfield’s U.S. distributor supportive of brand’s new North America president

August 13, 2014

Kevin Mahoney, president of Classic Motorworks LTD, the U.S. importer and distributor of Royal Enfield since 1999, welcomed the hiring of Rod Copes as the new president of Royal Enfield North America. “We would like to add our congratulations,” Mahoney said in an email to Powersports Business. “Classic... Read more »

Continental recalls 170,000 tires worldwide

August 12, 2014

News release Continental announced a safety recall covering approximately 9,000 Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 motorcycle tires sold in the US and Canada. Market feedback indicates that some of these tires have exhibited a condition in the tread and/or belt which may lead to separation and... Read more »

Suzuki America reports bike, ATV sales increase in July

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August 12, 2014

News release Introduced in mid-June, the completely updated 2015 Suzuki RM-Z450 motocross bikes are now arriving in Suzuki dealerships, with 2015 RM-Z250 motocross bikes arriving over the last few weeks. With big changes to the RM-Z450 such as new triple-chamber air forks, the Suzuki Holeshot Assist... Read more »

NHTSA probes Can-Am Spyder fires

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August 12, 2014

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating reports of two separate fires in Can-Am Spyders, the Associated Press reported. One of the two fires occurred to a police motorcycle in Morgantown, W.Va., while the other was reported in the Mojave Desert area in California. The... Read more »

Polaris adds three dealerships to its Hall of Fame

August 12, 2014

News release Polaris Industries Inc. inducted three retired employees, including two executives, three premier dealerships, and a key supplier into the Polaris Hall of Fame. They were honored for their significant contributions to the company’s success — along with the community of Roseau, Minn.,... Read more »

Kawasaki product to make world debut at AIMExpo

August 11, 2014

News release Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) establishes itself as the latest OEM to join the growing list of exhibitors showcasing new products at the 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo). The groundbreaking event returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida,... Read more »

Scott Wine sells more than $11 million in Polaris stock

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August 7, 2014

Polaris CEO Scott Wine sold 80,000 shares of Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) on Monday. At an average price of $148.40 per share, Wine earned $11.872 million in the transaction. Following Monday’s stock sale, Wine owns 249,831 shares in Polaris, WatchList News reported. To read more about the transaction... Read more »

Japanese motorcycle production up in first six months

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August 7, 2014

Motorcycle production and exports by the members of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association was up in June and through the first half of 2014. Exports Motorcycle exports from the Big Four were up for June and for the first half of the year. In June, total exports were up 20.2 percent to 31,048... Read more »

Royal Enfield names Rod Copes president, North America

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August 7, 2014

News Release Royal Enfield, the world’s oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production and the world’s fastest growing motorcycle manufacturer, has named industry-veteran Rod Copes as President, North America. Rod will be responsible for driving Royal Enfield’s businesses in the United States... Read more »

Helmet company becomes 400th exhibitor at AIMExpo

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August 7, 2014

News release The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has reached a significant milestone by eclipsing the 400th exhibitor mark for the first time in only the show’s second year. AIMExpo exceeded the landmark number with the addition of SHOEI Helmets, a global leader in helmet manufacturing,... Read more »

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