Category Archives: OEM

News about original equipment manufacturers of powersport units.

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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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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Triumph Motorcycles Unveils Sprint GT

Triumph has upped the ‘touring’ in its popular Sprint ST sport touring motorcycle and unveiled the new Sprint GT1050 2011 model. For the uninformed, the ‘GT’ stands for ‘Grand Tourer.’ The GT is powered by a Triumph 1050cc triple, cranking … Continue reading

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Lehman Trikes Unveils New Model

Lehman Trikes has unveiled a new trike , a new trike with a bit of an odd name … Once again, Lehman has chosen Victory Motorcycles’ Vision model as the soul of the unit, a behemoth motorcycle with some curvaceous … Continue reading

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Suzuki’s Motorcycle Sales Skid

Suzuki Motor Corporation’s motorcycle segment, which includes ATVs, sold about 3 million units in its fiscal year that ended March 31, a 43 percent decline from sales one year ago, according to a Suzuki release. That segment posted revenue of … Continue reading

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