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Industry fights against CPSC ROV mandates

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November 26, 2014

ARRA, Polaris call for public’s help On Oct. 29, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted 3-2 to push forward a proposed rule for mandatory product standards for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), specifically side-by-sides. Now industry organizations and Polaris are asking for help... Read more »

Polaris seeks Slingshot approval in another state

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November 25, 2014

Polaris Industries is working with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles in an effort to have the Slingshot approved for sale in the state. Currently, the Slingshot does not fit Connecticut’s definition of a motorcycle, meaning it can’t be sold in the state, The Associated Press reported.... Read more »

Honda hits 300 million motorcycles produced milestone

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November 25, 2014

News release Achieving a milestone more than 65 years in the making, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced production of its 300-millionth motorcycle. The milestone bike is a Honda Gold Wing produced at the company’s Kumamoto Factory in Japan. Honda will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic... Read more »

AMA EnduroCross to start 2015 during Bike Week in Daytona

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November 21, 2014

News release The GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship will add two new cities to the series in 2015. The first of those being the opening round inside the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida on Friday, March 6th during Daytona Bike Week. Phoenix, Arizona will be the other new city on the tour and should... Read more »

Lorenzo adds two more years to HJC helmet deal

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November 20, 2014

HJC announced that four-time world champion and two-time Moto GP champ Jorge Lorenzo has renewed his sponsorship agreement with HJC helmets for year 2015 and 2016 MotoGP season. “It is a pleasure signing for two more years with HJC and keep improving the RPHA 10 Plus,” Lorenzo said. “I am grateful... Read more »

October PWC registration data revealed

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November 20, 2014

Statistical Surveys Inc. released October 2014 boat registration data, with powerboat registrations up 7 percent year-over-year on a tough 16.9 percent comp in October 2013, according to a research note provided to Powersports Business by RBC Capital Markets analyst Joe Spak. PWC registrations increased... Read more »

Dainese takes a turn with latest apparel collection

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November 20, 2014

News release Dainese, the legendary Italian protection company that created the motorcycle protection category, announces the launch of 36060, a new menswear capsule collection. The collection name “36060” refers to the zip code of Molvena, a small Italian village where Lino Dainese founded the company... Read more »

Honda unveils 2015 CB125F for European market

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November 20, 2014

News release Model updates: The CB125F is extensively revised with CB-F family ‘naked’ style plus a responsive new chassis and six-spoke 18-inch wheels. Built for real-world usability, its new air-cooled engine delivers strong low to mid-range torque, and features a balance shaft and revised PGM-FI... Read more »

DragonFire kicks off harness anchors and black belt program

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November 20, 2014

News release Chandler, Ariz.-based DragonFire has been a proponent of safety and comfort from day one, which explains the launch of new harness anchors and the expanded “black belt” program. All DragonFire safety restraints now come standard with memory foam padding and enamel coated hardware,... Read more »

OEM adds Alabama dealership to network

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November 19, 2014

News release BMW Motorrad USA has further expanded its brand in Alabama with the addition of BMW Motorcycles of Huntsville. The new BMW motorcycle dealership, located at 12401 S. Memorial Parkway (home of Cycle Nation of Huntsville), offers a complete line of BMW motorcycles, parts, accessories, apparel... Read more »

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