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AIMExpo to host Retro Affair vintage motorcycle show


July 25, 2014

News release The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced today the inaugural Retro Affair, Vintage Motorcycle Show, presented in partnership with the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC). This judged motorcycle competition, to be held at AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida, October 16-19,... Read more »

Arctic Cat Q1 net sales grow, earnings drop

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News Release
July 25, 2014

Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) today reported net earnings of $3.6 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2014, on record net sales of $143.6 million. The company recorded a severance charge in the 2015 first quarter that reduced earnings by $0.08 per diluted... Read more »

AIMExpo names Kevin Schwantz as 2014 AIMExpo Champion


July 24, 2014

News release The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) is delighted to announce that American road racing legend and former FIM 500cc World Grand Prix Champion Kevin Schwantz has been named “AIMExpo Champion” for the 2014 event. Kevin will serve as the show’s ambassador when the entire... Read more »

Jesse James to race at Sturgis TORC off-road truck event


July 24, 2014

News release Jesse James has been coming to the world’s largest motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D., for nearly 30 years. Since then, his name has become synonymous with custom motorcycles through incredible craftsmanship, eventually leading into an empire he built called West Coast Choppers. But on... Read more »

Schuberth among vendors in St. Paul at BMW MOA Rally


July 24, 2014

Schuberth North America will be joining BMW owners July 24-27 for the BMW MOA International Rally at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, and the helmet manufacturer will be bringing its biggest event display ever. Throughout the weekend, BMW riders will be able to check out Schuberth’s complete... Read more »

EBR becomes first American OEM to earn WSBK points


July 24, 2014

News Release The EBR 1190RX had its best finish to date in the FIM Superbike World Championship (WSBK) series during the only U.S. round at Laguna Seca in Salinas, Calif., [on July 13]. In an exciting twist, the wild card entry of Larry Pegram running the #72 Foremost Insurance/EBR/AMSOIL/Hero entry... Read more »

Wasteland Performance sets sights on RZR variant

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
July 23, 2014

Performance shop to produce and distribute units with increased horsepower Chad Johnson knows his way around a RZR. He formed his Ham Lake, Minn.-based Wasteland Performance just as the first RZR was hitting the market, and he’s been riding the side-by-side wave ever since. The company’s original... Read more »

AMA calls for return of lane-splitting guidelines in California


July 23, 2014

The American Motorcyclist Association initiated a petition drive today to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. The online petition... Read more »

Analyst: Polaris remains ‘best powersports growth story’


July 23, 2014

Following the Polaris Q2 earnings call on Tuesday, RBC Capital Markets analyst Joe Spak provided Powersports Business with a research note in which he reports that RBC remains “positive on PII post a strong 1H and increased FY14 guidance. Moreover, we believe some of the competition/promotion overhangs... Read more »

Motoworks Chicago wins Iron Moto Challenge


July 23, 2014

News Release Motoworks Chicago’s “Calle Maton” build, a fire-breathing tribute to the drama and spirit of individualism inherent in motorcycling, has been announced as the winner of the Triumph Motorcycles X British Customs Iron Moto Challenge. The scores are in and the votes have been tallied;... Read more »

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