Yamaha recalls 3,500 Viking VI SxS for loose rear wheels

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yamaha is recalling about 3,500 Viking VI side-by-side vehicles because the rear wheels can loosen. If the wheels become loose, it could cause the rear end of the vehicle to wobble or the wheels may come off entirely, resulting in a crash, injury or death hazard, the OEM told the Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries had been reported. The recall involves the 2015 model y...

Harley Flat Track Racing part of X Games in Austin

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - A new motorcycle racing competition will throw dirt June 4 at the inaugural Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing at ESPN’s X Games in Austin, Texas. Harley-Davidson sponsored two flat-track exhibitions last year. “This June, fans in Austin will experience a new kind of action sport as they watch top athletes in flat- track race for gold,” said Dino Bernacchi, director...

Yamaha recalls 4,900 new models for transmission fix

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yamaha is recalling a number of 2015 model year vehicles, saying they may have an incorrectly manufactured shift cam segment stopper with a sharp edge on the inside of the bend instead of a smooth radius. As a result, the stopper can crack and possibly fracture at the sharp edge, the OEM told NHTSA.  If the stopper fractures, the transmission in these units may not shift prope...

Three Hammerhead importers to pay $560K in EPA settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with four Texas-based recreational vehicle importers and an affiliated Chinese vehicle manufacturer, for the illegal import and sale of more than 4,000 uncertified off-road vehicles sold under the brand name Hammerhead between 2007 and 2011. The companies will pay a combined $560,000 in civil penalties. The set...

Polaris debuts youth ATVs with electronic fuel injection

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Polaris Industries Inc. introduces the Sportsman 110 EFI and Outlaw 110 EFI youth models, the first youth ATVs to offer electronic fuel injection. They will be available in dealerships in May. The Sportsman and Outlaw 110 EFI youth models will replace the current Sportsman and Outlaw 90 models and include an upgraded 110cc engine for improved off-road performance, EFI for easier ...

MIC launches GearUpEveryRide national campaign

IRVINE, Calif. - Just as consumers have gotten used to seeing the “recycle” symbol on products, the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) hopes that riders will become accustomed to the new #GearUpEveryRide campaign logo. The logo, a “G” surrounded by four arrows, is intended to be a reminder that every part of a rider’s body shou...

Latest Updates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yamaha is recalling about 3,500 Viking VI side-by-side vehicles because the rear wheels can loosen. If the wheels become loose, it could cause
RUSTON, La. – Monster Moto will move its headquarters from the Dallas, Texas, area and its manufacturing operations from overseas to establish a headquarter
EAST TROY, Wis. - Erik Buell Racing (EBR) has ceased operations and gone into receivership, and is seeking state protection similar to bankruptcy, according to a
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - A new motorcycle racing competition will throw dirt June 4 at the inaugural Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing at ESPN’s X Games in Austin,
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Arctic Cat has named Greg Williamson its first chief marketing officer and Brit Reich its vice president of North America sales. Mike Webster
ATLANTA, Ga. - Triumph Motorcycles America says it is now the top-selling European brand in North America. The statement comes after the OEM revealed a record-set

Aftermarket

TORRANCE, Calif. – Alpinestars has resurrected its Oscar brand name from the 1970s for a spring line of leather and textile jackets, boots, gloves and ridin
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif. – Cortech is readying for the 2015/2016 snow season with the introduction of the Cascade 2.1 set. The jacket, bib and gloves are des
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Mid-USA Motorcycle Parts has added BikeSheath products to its catalog. "Though BikeSheath is headquartered in Georgia, we are originally f
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Pit Bull's new Pit Crew Tire Wedge is a height-adjustable device that allows one person to easily align and steady motorcycle wheels so axl
FARMINGDALE, N.J. - Bel-Ray introduces an All-In-One Fuel Treatment designed to neutralize the effects of ethanol-blended station gasoline and to restore lost pow
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Dainese’s Board of Directors has appointed Cristiano Silei as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, effec

OEM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yamaha is recalling about 3,500 Viking VI side-by-side vehicles because the rear wheels can loosen. If the wheels become loose, it could cause
MEDINA, Minn. – Victory riders will carve roads to scenic peaks, valleys, and vistas of Colorado during the 2015 American Victory Rally (AVR) in Colorado Sp
RUSTON, La. – Monster Moto will move its headquarters from the Dallas, Texas, area and its manufacturing operations from overseas to establish a headquarter
EAST TROY, Wis. - Erik Buell Racing (EBR) has ceased operations and gone into receivership, and is seeking state protection similar to bankruptcy, according to a
BREA, Calif. – Tim Olson has joined Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., (SMAI) as public relations manager. Olson, 40, brings 20 years of diversified experience
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - A new motorcycle racing competition will throw dirt June 4 at the inaugural Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing at ESPN’s X Games in Austin,

Regulatory

DAVIE, Fla. – A man arrested for allegedly stealing an ATV from a dealership storage unit March 30 has accused the shop owners of backing the crime for insu
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens Police have found the goods but are still looking for the thieves who took three ATVs from Brinson Powersports, and ditched them in a seclude
RUSTON, La. – Monster Moto will move its headquarters from the Dallas, Texas, area and its manufacturing operations from overseas to establish a headquarter
FAIRFIELD, Calif. - An ex-con with a history of stealing cars will stand trial on charges of overseeing a motorcycle “chop shop” and possessing m
DAVIE, Fla. – Police have arrested a man believed to have stolen an ATV in a March 30 burglary at Motorcycle World. Police said someone recognized the man o
MILTON, Fla. – Northwest Florida off-roaders are revving up for this weekend’s grand opening of the new Clear Creek Off-Highway Vehicle Trails near Wh

Retail

BUSHWICK, N.Y. – A group of local riders is turning their communal concept into a business, offering motorcycle storage and a 24-hour garage with tools for
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Auto consignment chain CarLotz will celebrate the grand opening of its fifth store, its second in Hampton Roads, May 8, with support fr
LIMESTONE, Maine - A classic motorcycle parts company is moving its United States operations from Hackensack, N.J., to an industrial park on the site of the forme
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens Police have found the goods but are still looking for the thieves who took three ATVs from Brinson Powersports, and ditched them in a seclude
NEW HOPE, Pa. – It was a rough road, losing a job and a friend along the way, that brought Dominick Pizzullo to open Route 32 Riding Gear. He’d though
KENNEWICK, Wash - A new local motorcycle shop celebrated its grand opening over the weekend, welcoming visitors to Columbia River Cycle even though it opened at t

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.

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Roland Sands Design has been carving its own little empire in the custom café racer and retrobike world, and shows no signs of
BOISE, Idaho – In preparation for summer heat, FLY Racing has released its spring racewear and casual apparel, which is headlined by the Kinetic V
VIOLA, Wis. - S&S's new Variable Pressure Clutch upgrades the Harley stock clutch without modifications and reportedly provides up to 40 percent more pres
MONTEBELLUNA, Italy - TCX has unveiled the R-S2 EVO boots, designed with a bevy of technical and safety features for both street and track riding. Selli
MORGAN HILL, Calif. – Kali Protectives has a new offroad helmet available, and it is both smaller and lighter than anything the company has offere
HOLLISTER, Calif. - We really liked Triumph’s latest Thunderbird Commander when we rode it around the Anza Borrego desert in Southern California, thanks to