Industry Updates

Polaris recalls Slingshots for steering, suspension repair

MEDINA, MN – Polaris is recalling 2017 model year Slingshots for loose steering and/or suspension connections. According to the recall, 254 Slingshot, Slingshot SL and Slingshot SLR units are affected. NHTSA’s campaign number for this recall is 17V158000. Three of the bolted connections between the steering and front suspension may have been insufficiently tightened. This

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State by State: Idaho rejects anti-profiling bill, Missouri mulls helmet repeal compromises

Idaho dumps motorcyclist anti-profiling bill BOISE, ID – Idaho state senators killed proposed legislation that would have prohibited motorcycle rider profiling. The bill had passed the assembly in February by unanimous vote, but was defeated last week 22-13 in the Senate. Some opponents argued that an anti-profiling rule would allow motorcycle gang members with a legal avenue for

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Hollister Powersports wins top prize in Indian Project Chieftain contest

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Indian Motorcycle announces the three Dealer winners of its Project Chieftain custom bike contest during Bike Week in Daytona Beach, FL. Top honors went to “Tequila Sunrise” (top photo) from Hollister Powersports in Hollister, CA. It features a 23-inch custom front wheel, stretched front fender, raked triple trees, custom gold metallic paint,

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Action Alert: California SB 249, threat to OHV recreation, passes committee

SACRAMENTO, CA – A bill that would change the way California funds and directs off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation is proceeding through the state legislature. If approved, organizations say the bill would have disastrous consequences for off-road recreation in the state – and the businesses that rely on it. Senate Bill 249 was approved 7-2 by the

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KTM to release fuel-injected two-strokes for 2018 model year

MURRIETA, CA – KTM this week announced it will unveil two-stroke fuel injection Enduro machines for the company’s 2018 model year EXC range. “It has been no secret that KTM’s Research and Development department in Mattighofen, Austria, has been developing this technology,” KTM stated. Fuel injection would offer considerable benefits over carbureted models, including substantially reduced fuel consumption,

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Honda debuts Aviator Nation-customized Rebel at SXSW

AUSTIN, TX and TORRANCE, CA – This year’s festival attendees at SXSW are getting an up-close look at the 2017 Honda Rebel and a limited edition courtesy of Honda’s association with Aviator Nation. “We’re really excited about this collaboration with Aviator Nation,” said Lee Edmunds, manager of motorcycle marketing communications at American Honda Motor Co. “The potential

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