Monthly Archives: May 2010

Polaris Industries Plans Outsourcing to Mexico

Polaris Industries Inc. announced Thursday it has begun to phase out its Osceola, Wis., manufacturing operations; today the plant is home to Polaris’ Victory Motorcycle development, and ATV and snowmobile engine manufacturing. About 500 people work at the plant, according … Continue reading

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Harley-Davidson Thief Convicted in South Carolina

Just picture it: You’re sitting at home, drinkin’ a Blatz, chopping up a stolen Harley-Davidson—noises from “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” are probably wafting through the air—and, of course, your trusty Streetsweeper 12-gauge stands guard nearby, maybe resting … Continue reading

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Slimy Crud 2010: A Slideshow

We’re experimenting with innovative ways to bring sights from enthusiast events to you readers, and here is our first crack. Like it, hate it? Let us know. If you like it, production will be upped and the videos made longer, … Continue reading

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BMW Issues Worldwide Motorcycle Recall

BMW has issued a recall of about 122,000 motorcycles due to brake problems, according to MCN. The German marquee has not identified the affected models, oddly enough. The OEM says there is danger of brake fluid leaking on boxer-style engines. … Continue reading

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Jack Penton Joins AMA Staff

The American Motorcyclist Association has named Jack Penton, a 1999 AMA Hall of Fame inductee, director of operations, according to an association release. Penton will begin his new post June 1. In his new post, Penton will answer directly to … Continue reading

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Aprilia’s RSV4 Nabs ‘Bike of the Year’ Honors in Italy

In an understandable nod to national pride, Aprilia’s RSV4 was given “Bike of the Year 2010” honors from Italy’s “Motociclismo” magazine. About 33,000 of the magazine’s readers voted the RSV4 the “absolute monarch” of the “Motociclismo” readers’ preferences, according to … Continue reading

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Numbers Down at Myrtle Beach Motorcycle Rally

At this year’s Myrtle Beach Bike Week, one of the must-attend events for Harley-Davidson faithful, it appears all the important numbers (attendance, vendor count, the number of people predicting a return next year) were down. According to TheSunNews.com, “Vendors and bike … Continue reading

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