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TRIGGER & ZOMBIE LEVERS FOR H-D SOFTAIL & TOURING

  SOMERSET, WIS, NOV 2—Select ’15-’17 Harley-Davidson® Softail™ and ’14-’16 Touring owners now have new custom lever options thanks to fitment updates from Kuryakyn.   Trigger Levers – New for ’14-’16 Touring & ’15-’17 Softails Kuryakyn Trigger Levers incorporate an extended “trigger” to provide maximum leverage. The rider’s normal hand placement allows both index fingers to fall naturally into place and utilize the trigger for comfortable and controlled operation. Made…

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J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show returns in its 8th year

    Over 350 custom motorcycles across the U.S. compete for $100,000 in cash, prizes and the prestigious ‘King of the Builders’ title SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2016 — The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), the motorsports industry’s most powerful method for engaging qualified buyers, announces the 8th annual J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition (UBCBC), an elite-level custom motorcycle builder competition featuring the largest tour wide awards in…

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VICTORY MOTORCYCLES’ “THANK A HERO” PROGRAM TO DONATE UP TO $100,000 FOR IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS OF AMERICA

  MINNEAPOLIS — November 1, 2016 — Victory Motorcycles® is proud to launch the “Thank A Hero” program, which invites the public to thank a military veteran or active service member with a personalized note posted to the VictoryMotorcycles.com website.     Launching today, November 1, the beginning of Military Appreciation Month, the Thank A Hero program benefits Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), an organization committed to providing…

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Chip Fans to Win Autographed Guitars and Shopping Sprees

    Two Epiphone guitars, one signed by rock stars Pop Evil and the other by Buckcherry, and two $125 Hot Leathers shopping sprees will be given away to lucky winners.   Buffalo Chip, SD (November 1, 2016) – To put a smile on someone’s faces for the holidays, The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ is teaming up with some of the biggest names in music and apparel to give…

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Victory Motorcycles Operation Octane Custom Build Contest

DEALERS OF VICTORY MOTORCYCLES TURN WRENCHES TO COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER IN ‘OPERATION OCTANE’ CUSTOM BUILD CONTEST                 Fans of Victory Motorcycles who vote earn a chance to win a 2017 Victory Octane, $3,000 worth of Victory Octane accessories and the opportunity to customize their awarded bike with TV’s Bryan Fuller   MINNEAPOLIS — October 31, 2016 — Victory Motorcycles® is excited to…

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Sturgis Resolution Will Not Affect Buffalo Chip Festival

  Buffalo Chip, SD (Oct. 28, 2016) – The dates of an authentic rally tradition will continue unchanged in 2017 as the Sturgis Buffalo Chip will host headlining world-class concerts beginning the first Friday in August and end the second Saturday, Aug. 4-12. The Sturgis City Council’s recent resolution to change the official dates of the rally makes those dates coincide with the Buffalo Chip’s traditional schedule. The Largest Music Festival in…

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World Demand for ICE Motorcycles to Grow 5.5% Annually, according to Freedonia Group

Global demand for all types of motorcycles is projected to climb 3.8 percent per year through 2020 to 113 million units. CLEVELAND, Oct. 25, 2016  —  Internal combustion engine (ICE) models have historically dominated the global motorcycle market, but demand for e-bikes and electric scooters, motorcycles, and mopeds has grown rapidly.  In 2005, electric models accounted for just 22 percent of worldwide motorcycle sales.  Their share of the market grew to…

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POLARIS REPORTS 2016 THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

Highlights:  Motorcycle retail sales increased high-single digits percent, and as expected, ORV retail sales were down high-single digits during the quarter. Total Company North American retail sales were down nine percent for the quarter, in-line with expectations. ORV dealer inventory was down 16%, year-over-year. Total dealer inventory was down 10%. Third quarter results included expenses totaling approximately $65 million for increased warranty, legal and other costs associated with product recall…

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