ATV injuries trending downward: CPSC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - ATV injuries declined significantly from 2007 through 2013, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)’s 2013 Annual Report of ATV Deaths and Injuries, even though there were several years with no statistically significant improvement. “Although not every individual year-to-year decrease is statistically significant, CPSC staff did find statisticall...

Rinehart Racing sold to CEO Judd Hollifield

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Rinehart Racing, manufacturer of high-performance exhaust products for Harley-Davidson, announces the purchase of the company by its current CEO, Judd Hollifield.  Company founder Gerald Rinehart will retire from an active role as Hollifield (see image, right) becomes its sole owner. Hollifield will remain CEO. "I've been in the exhaust business for over 30 years and i...

Polaris reveals four new snowmobiles for 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Polaris announced its 2016 snowmobile lineup during the company’s annual dealer meeting in Orlando, Fla. Included in the more than 30 models are four new ones: the 800 SKS 155, the 800 RUSH PRO-S “Night Lightning” LE, the 800 Switchback Adventure and the 800 Switchback ASSAULT Terrain Dominator LE. In ad...

Can-Am debuts two ATVs, one SxS for law enforcement

VALCOURT, Q.C., Canada - Can-Am this week debuted three off-road vehicles for law enforcement and security companies. The Rotax-powered Outlander L DPS 500 and Outlander Max XT 650 ATVs, and the Commander XT 800 SxS are adapted to fulfill special needs of police and sheriff departments, border patrols and private security firms. “These factory-adapted Can-Am off-road vehicles require no other...

Ski-Doo 2016 lineup includes 'industry first' adjustable ski

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - BRP's 2016 Ski-Doo lineup includes a number of technological improvements, including an "industry first" adjustable ski, the Pilot TS. The company introduced the new model range Monday during its semi-annual dealer meeting. “A ski, one of the basic components of a snowmobile, has been re-engineered so riders can instantly adjust ski bite for changing snow conditi...

Polaris buys Chinese ATV maker Hammerhead

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn - Polaris Industries Inc. has agreed to buy Hammerhead parent company HH Investment Limited, which manufactures gas-powered go-karts, light utility vehicles, and electric utility vehicles in Shanghai, China. The transaction is expected to close within the next 90 days. The terms were not disclosed. The company markets its products globally under the Hammerhead Offroad brand, along w...

Latest Updates

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – A humble three-wheeled commuter is blazing a trail across states to create a new vehicle category – the autocycle – and it
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Polaris announced that its Ranger will be the Official UTV of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the RAM National Circuit Finals Rod
MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson Motor Co. debuts “Roll Your Own,” an integrated marketing campaign that evolves the company’s efforts to break
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Polaris announced its 2016 snowmobile lineup during the company’s annual dealer meeting in Orlando, Fla. Included in the more tha
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Rinehart Racing, manufacturer of high-performance exhaust products for Harley-Davidson, announces the purchase of the company by its current CEO
WASHINGTON, D.C. - ATV injuries declined significantly from 2007 through 2013, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)’s 2013 Annual

Aftermarket

TUSTIN, Calif. – Shoei has partnered with Transitions Optical Inc. to offer an adaptive face shield for multiple riding conditions. The Shoei Transitions CW
MARYVILLE, Tenn. - Butty Butty Seats is now being distributed by WPS' HardDrive V-twin division. "WPS has product on the shelf and ready to ship from var
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Rinehart Racing, manufacturer of high-performance exhaust products for Harley-Davidson, announces the purchase of the company by its current CEO
JANESVILLE, Wis. - The new Dynasty ATV trunk from Moose Racing offers a new design and more storage space. It is made of high impact resistance polyethane ma
MANITOWOC, Wis. – Dowco will implement its first MAP policy beginning April 2. It will apply to all of Dowco’s distributors, dealers and retailers, th
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Harley-Davidson MotorClothes has a number of vented gear and apparel pieces joining the lineup, including two Triple Vent System jackets f

OEM

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Polaris announced that its Ranger will be the Official UTV of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the RAM National Circuit Finals Rod
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – A humble three-wheeled commuter is blazing a trail across states to create a new vehicle category – the autocycle – and it
MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson Motor Co. debuts “Roll Your Own,” an integrated marketing campaign that evolves the company’s efforts to break
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Polaris announced its 2016 snowmobile lineup during the company’s annual dealer meeting in Orlando, Fla. Included in the more tha
PICKERINGTON, Ohio - Polaris Industries has become an American Motorcyclist Association business member, and now owners of Victory or Indian brand motorcycles can
VALCOURT, QC, Canada - BRP said in response to dealer input, the 2016 Ski-Doo range will sport two new colors—and a reverse upgrade feature for one model. &

Regulatory

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) calling on riders to oppose a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) draft plan that BRC says could eliminate or greatly
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – A humble three-wheeled commuter is blazing a trail across states to create a new vehicle category – the autocycle – and it
WASHINGTON, D.C. - ATV injuries declined significantly from 2007 through 2013, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)’s 2013 Annual
PICKERINGTON, Ohio - Polaris Industries has become an American Motorcyclist Association business member, and now owners of Victory or Indian brand motorcycles can
PIERRE, S.D. – Riders headed to Sturgis this year can enjoy something that South Dakota hasn’t allowed for a long time: ape hangers. South Dakota had
MOUNT EPHRAIM, N.J. - Barb's Harley-Davidson on Saturday will commemorate Black History Month with its Iron Elite Event at the dealership, 926 Black Horse Pik

Retail

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – The bikes and goodies are gleaming just like the new building at Longley Harley-Davidson, which opened the new store Feb. 23. The owner
AUSTIN, Texas – Boutique hotels need boutique amenities, so when South Congress Hotel opens this summer, a boutique vintage motorcycle shop will join the us
FAIRFAX, Va. - Sheehy-Fairfax has announced the purchase of Patriot Harley-Davidson in Fairfax, Va.  "We are excited to bring such a unique and pre
TEA, S.D. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's office is investigating a break-in at a motorcycle salvage yard in which the burglars didn't get away with much,
SEATTLE, Wash. - The fourth EuroMoto Show will be held April 11-12 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall in Seattle. This is a new venue for the show, reports Kev
MILWAUKEE, Wis., and VANCOUVER, B.C. - Harley-Davidson is moving to direct distribution to independently owned dealers in Canada by August 2017, and possibly as s

Products of the Week

Here are the latest new product announcements that caught the editors' attention. Check them out to determine whether they will drive sales for your business.

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – Spidi has 36 new products for 2015, including new racing leathers, touring jackets and a denim collection for both men and
DECATUR, Ala. - Vision Wheel's new 551 one-piece ATV and UTV wheels give vehicles the rugged styling of a bead lock with colorful protector rings at a more af
WALWORTH, Wis. – The Venture dual-sport helmet from EVS Sports is now available for ordering. The helmet has a $139 price point and comes in graph
RICHMOND, Calif. - SpeedMob announces it has in stock Dion Device's new Pro series, which will replace the Privateer and Factory Racer brake lever guards. &qu
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – As winter weather sweeps across many states, Held USA has announced the arrival of the Twin glove, a Gore-Tex touring glove
THREE RIVERS, Mass. - The new Delux Touring Seat from Mustang fits the Tri Glide Ultra Classic and Street Glide trikes, as well as Harley's FL touring models