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Thursday 30th April 2015

Polaris reports record first quarter 2015 results

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Polaris Industries Inc., the parent company of both Victory and Indian Motorcycles and Slingshot trikes, has reported record first quarter sales totaling $1,033.3 million, up +16 percent from last year's first quarter sales of $888.3 million.

"I am pleased to report record sales and earnings for our 2015 first quarter. In addition to the +16 percent growth in sales, operating income was up +19 percent and net income up nine percent, our 22nd consecutive quarter of record earnings performance," said Scott Wine, Polaris' Chairman and CEO.

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Tuesday 28th April 2015

Harley first quarter worldwide motorcycle retail sales down -1.3 percent

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Harley-Davidson has reported that their first quarter 2015 worldwide retail sales of new motorcycles decreased 1.3 percent compared to last year's first quarter. Dealers worldwide are reported to have sold 56,661 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in first quarter of 2015, compared to 57,415 motorcycles in the year-ago quarter; with shipments down to 79,589 motorcycles worldwide from 80,682 in the year-ago quarter.

In the U.S., dealers sold 35,488 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the quarter, down -0.7 percent compared to sales of 35,730 motorcycles in the year-ago period. The company believes increased, aggressive competitive motorcycle discounting was among the factors adversely affecting first-quarter U.S. retail Harley-Davidson sales.

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Friday 13th March 2015

Updated custom oil filter/cooler design

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PERF-FORM Filters has announced the introduction of its new HD-CXS2 oil filter/cooler. Designed as a an updated, new lightweight easy-change version of their popular HD-CXS, it is a spin-on replacement oil filter/cooler for Harley-Davidson Twin Cam and Sportster '88-'12 engines.

It features a high efficiency disposable filter cartridge mounted in a finned aluminum housing that stays permanently mounted to the engine - meaning that there is only need to remove the easily accessed end cap to change the filter for mess-free filter changes. The company says their design and filter delivers superior oil filtration with more filter surface area than stock filters for highflow and low differential pressures.

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Tuesday 10th March 2015

Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials

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THE second annual Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials (aka The AMA Land Speed Grand Championship) will be staged from August 29 to September 3.

The event is building on the legacy of AMA Hall of Famer Denis Manning's 10 years of operating the Bub Exhausts sponsored Motorcycle Speed Trials.

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This AMA and FIM sanctioned event offers AMA national and FIM world record opportunities. The event caters for all contenders, from the 'Run Watcha Brung' vintage, street legal and class records, right through to the streamliners. Indeed last year's 241 mph fastest time was set by Eva Hakansson on KillaJoule - an electric motor powered streamliner.

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Monday 2nd March 2015

S&S Cycle appoints Paul Langley as new President

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S&S Cycle has announced industry veteran Paul Langley as its new President.

Having held senior positions at Dynojet, SuperTrapp, Vance & Hines Motorsports and Vance & Hines Inc, Langley moves to S&S from the Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) where he most recently has been serving as Vice President of International Strategy and OEM Relations.

Paul Langley

"It is truly an honor to be welcomed into the S&S family, and it is my pledge to work each day to live up to the responsibility I have been entrusted with," said Langley.

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Monday 23rd February 2015

143 reasons to be cheerful

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Following the launch of one of the largest volume production aftermarket engines ever seen, S&S is unveiling the 'DRAGON143' - the torquey tourer that will showcase the 162 bhp beast on the dragstrip...

The unforgiving ten seconds of truth that awaits the latest "Proven Performance" demonstrator to emerge from the Viola 'skunk works' - a 'bagger' that features S&S Cycle's new T143 45 degree v-twin, a 162.1 bhp/151.6 ft/lb of torque beast that the company are billing as the "Biggest & Baddest" bolt-in yet offered as a volume production unit.

First seen late last year, the T143 is aimed at experienced owners/riders for who available bolt-in options haven't kept pace with the evolution of the 'Bagger' market.

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Thursday 19th February 2015

Dublin show to be World Championship affiliate again

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The ninth biennial Carole Nash Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show is being staged from 27th February to 1st March at the RDS (Royal Dublin Society) in Dublin, Ireland, this year.

Regularly attracting 27,000 visitors, the organizers say that there is strong recovery in the small but growing Irish market, and that with over 2,000 sqm (approx.10,000 sqft) of booth space already sold, the show is destined to be a sell-out and the biggest for many years.

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