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Report: OEM’s CEO takes home $31.3 million in 2014

March 17, 2015

Polaris chairman and CEO Scott Wine was compensated a total of $31,349,579 during the 2014 calendar year, the Star Tribune reported. Wine’s salary was $968,654 for 2014, however he also earned more than $22.9 million in exercised stock options, realized nearly $6 million in vesting shares and received... Read more »

Indian recalls certain 2015 Scouts


March 17, 2015

Indian Motorcycle Company announced a recall for certain 2015 Scout motorcycles due to a problem with the rear brake master cylinder. The specific models include: N15MSA00AA, N15MSA00AH, N15MSA00AR, N15MSA00AS, N15MSA000BA, N15MSA00BH, N15MSA00BS, N15MSA00CA AND N15MSA00CS. These bikes were manufactured... Read more »

H-D dealer celebrates first Sunday open in Missouri


March 17, 2015

Last summer, a Missouri law went into effect that allows motorcycle dealerships to be open Sundays in the state. Gail’s Harley-Davidson in Grandview, Mo., received many more customers than expected when they extended their hours this past weekend, according to a report on Fox 4 KC. Owner Gail is excited... Read more »

Roland Sands Design builds a gem for Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers


March 13, 2015

Roland Sands Design gave us a Friday afternoon must-click today to let us know all about the Road Glide build they did for Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They had some parts help from their friends at S&S Cycle, Performance Machine, Progressive Suspension and others during the build. The... Read more »

Analyst reflects on layoffs at Harley-Davidson plant


March 13, 2015

Here’s a portion of a research note provided to Powersports Business by Wells Fargo Securities analyst Tim Conder following Harley-Davidson’s announcement that it will lay off 169 employees at its Kansas City, Mo., plant, effective May 11, with layoffs expected through Sept. 30: “While the layoffs... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Europe to offer one rider a dream job


March 12, 2015

Harley-Davidson Europe plans to give one rider the mission of a lifetime. As part of its Discover More 2015 initiative, the OEM’s European operation is asking one rider to find the greatest touring ride experiences in Europe and share his or her experiences through a blog and social media. The chosen... Read more »

Lonski hires former MMI employment advisor

March 12, 2015

News release Lonski and Associates, LLC announced the addition of Amy Beyer, former Motorcycle Mechanics Institute [MMI] Employment Advisor, to the firm’s distinguished team roster. Amy Beyer During her seven-year career with MMI Orlando, Amy successfully placed an average of twenty graduates per month.... Read more »

S&S Cycle free exhaust system installs a hit at Daytona Bike Week


March 12, 2015

News release The S&S Cycle display is buzzing with activity as Daytona Bike Week rally goers take advantage of free installation for any S&S Power Tune Performance Exhaust. “The response has been overwhelming,” said VP of sales Paul Devine. “People are really fired up about getting the... Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day promo to put dealership on center stage

March 12, 2015

Simply Street Bikes, Brian Cox’s dealership that sells pre-owned only in addition to offering service and PG&A in Eden Prairie, Minn., will be a focal point at “LuckyPalooza,” the new St. Patrick’s Day themed street festival in downtown St. Paul, Minn. The event will take place on West 7th... Read more »

Retailer opening year-round store in Sturgis


March 12, 2015

News release After years of J&P Cycles holding down fort in Sturgis, South Dakota in the weeks before, during and after the yearly Sturgis Rally, a permanent, year-round retail center will open its doors in June. The facility, located at 1650 Lazelle Street, will be undergoing a facelift prior to... Read more »

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