Polaris Reports 2014 Fiscal Year Results

Polaris Industries reported its fifth consecutive record for annual sales and earnings including an impressive 59% increase in motorcycle sales revenue. “2014 marks our fifth consecutive year of double digit sales and earnings growth, an accomplishment which testifies to the innovative spirit and dedication of the 8,000 member global Polaris team,” says Scott Wine , […]

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2015 Yamaha NMAX Revealed

Yamaha revealed a new 155cc scooter called the NMAX. Produced in Indonesia, the NMAX will launch first in the Asian country in February before being brought to other markets, in Asia as well as more developed markets. It’s unclear, however, whether that would include North America, though it’s worth noting that Yamaha has filed for […]

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2015 AMA Supercross – Oakland Results

It was an excellent weekend for Honda at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., as Trey Canard captured his first 450 class AMA Supercross win since 2011 while Malcolm Stewart scored his first career win in the 250 Western Regional class. The 450 race kicked off with BTO Sports/KTM‘s Andrew Short snatching the holeshot ahead of […]

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Victory Enters NHRA Drag Racing

Victory Motorcycles is going drag racing, forming a factory National Hot Rod Association team with the husband and wife duo of two-time champion Matt Smith and Angie Smith riding bikes based on the Gunner. “Victory is excited to enter the world of NHRA Pro Stock Drag Racing,” says Steve Menneto, vice president of motorcycles for Polaris. “It […]

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Custom Ducati Scramblers Revealed at Verona Motor Bike Expo

Ducati presented three custom interpretations on its new Scrambler at the Verona Motor Bike Expo. Created by builders Deus Ex Machina, Mr. Martini and Officine Mermaid, the one-off specials highlight the Scrambler’s potential as a platform for customizers. Discuss this at our Ducati Scrambler Forum. The three builders were given free reign to reinterpret one […]

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KTM Sets New Sales Record with 158,760 Motorcycles in 2014

KTM reported a new company record with 158,760 motorcycles sold in 2014. This represents the fourth consecutive record-setting year for KTM and a 28.2% increase on 2013′s sales, leading KTM to proclaim itself the world’s fastest-growing motorcycle brand. The record number includes Husqvarna motorcycles but the bulk of the sales were for KTM-branded bikes. KTM didn’t […]

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse Revealed in CARB Documents

New certification documents from the California Air Resources Board reveal a model name for Indian Motorcycle apparently in the pipeline for the 2016 model year: the Chief Dark Horse. The CARB executive order certifies the new 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse, indicating it uses the same 1811cc Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine powering the Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, […]

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Honda Developing Leaning Three-Wheeled Motorcycle

Piaggio brought leaning three-wheelers into the industry mainstream with its MP3 scooter in 2006, with similar vehicles later introduced by Quadro 350D in 2012 and the Peugeot Metropolis in 2013. More recently, Yamaha released the Tricity as the first in a new family of leaning multi-wheel vehicles. If newly-published patent filings are an indication, it […]

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“Stop Sale and Stop Ride” Ordered for Polaris Slingshot

Recalls and safety bulletins are a normal course of business, especially for brand new models and in particular, those that that differ significantly from a manufacturer’s other products. It’s not entirely surprising, therefore, that the Polaris Slingshot has a few teething issues, with Polaris issuing a stop sale and stop ride notice on the three-wheeler […]

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BMW Sold a Record 123,495 Motorcycles in 2014

BMW reported its fourth consecutive annual sales record, delivering 123,495 motorcycles and scooters in 2014. BMW reported a 7.2% increase on the 115,215 vehicles sold in 2013. That BMW set a new record is not a surprise, considering we already knew BMW surpassed the record just 11 months into 2014. Sales didn’t let up in […]

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