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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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Wednesday 18th February 2015

Designed and engineered for heat protection

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Best known for their popular exhaust wraps, Avon Lake, Ohio based Design Engineering were founded in 1995 and have become one of America's major manufacturer and suppliers of heat and sound control products for a wide range of powersport applications.

The company is a regular exhibitor at the V-Twin Expo and it is the now almost ubiquitous status of their exhaust wraps, boot and wire protectors and thermal sleeving products that keeps them coming back.

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Monday 16th February 2015

Moscow Custom & Tuning Show, February 20th-22nd

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This year's Moscow Custom & Tuning Show, a custom bike show that has always provided highly competitive entries at the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, is being staged at the 12th annual Moto Park Expo, the leading annual motorcycle show in Russia, at Moscow's IEC "Crocus Expo" facility.

Moto Park regularly sees some 100 exhibitors and close to 80,000 visitors. Many of the leading manufacturers are represented at Moto Park, and these have included Harley-Davidson, Polaris (Victory and Indian), Honda, Yamaha, BMW, Triumph and Peugeot.

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Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Hawg Halters goes mobile

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Hawg Halters has continued to develop its online presence with its new website now available optimized for mobile devices. The company was a prolific new product launcher in 2014, not least with their AirFX front/rear Air Ride Kit for touring FL models.

The company's platform-optimized mobile website technology allows dealers and consumers to specify the year, model features and specification they need for their bike and riding preference for the AirFX system and most of their other product lines, including their popular front end kits.

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Thursday 29th January 2015

Strong international growth boosts Harley in 2014 as US motorcycle sales disappoint

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IN line with its lowered forecasts for the second half of last year, Harley-Davidson's full-year motorcycle sales were up, but only by a disappointing 1.3 percent in the United States in 2014 - which translates into 171,079 motorcycles sold (63.8 percent of total production), an increase of just 2,216 additional bikes. Overall, Harley's worldwide motorcycle sales are up by +2.7 percent, but the good news, in motorcycles sales terms (as opposed to shipments, and as opposed to the corporation's financial performance), comes from their international sales, which dramatically improves their overall performance picture.

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Wednesday 28th January 2015

Polaris sales revenue up 19 percent in 2014

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POLARIS Industries Inc. reported record fourth quarter sales revenue of $1,275.00 million, an increase of 18 percent over the final quarter in 2013, and full year sales revenue of $4,479.6 million, an increase of 19 percent compared to 2013.

Net income was $135.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, up 25 percent from the year-ago quarter, and $454.0 million for the full year 2014, up 19 percent.

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