Triumph Motorcycles America is expanding the Racing Partners Purchase Program to now include model year 2016 Daytona 675Rs, now available for purchase at a reduced price for participation in any national amateur or professionally sanctioned race series.
Harley-Davidson second quarter 2016 earnings per share increased 7.6 percent to $1.55 compared to $1.44 in the same period in 2015. Net income was $280.4 million on consolidated revenue of $1.86 billion compared to net income of $299.8 million on consolidated revenue of $1.82 billion in last year’s second quarter.
Once again, motorcyclists are beginning to converge on the Black Hills of South Dakota for the annual Sturgis Rally. From Mustang’s huge rally rig at Black Hills Harley-Davidson to its two billboards on I-90 to the factory reps at the J&P Cycles store on Lazelle in the heart of downtown Sturgis, Mustang will be all through the Black Hills during this year’s rally.
The RSD Crew is going big for Sturgis. Super Hooligan racing will be at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip with Indian Motorcycle, stocking parts and apparel at the RSD Moto Shed at Black Hills HD and cooling off in the Pool with Bell Helmets and the launch of the new XDIAVEL Ducati at the Pappy Hoel Campground.
Revolutionary frame builder Jeff Cole, AMA road racing legend Miguel Duhamel and desert racer Jack Johnson will be inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame at a ceremony to be held in Orlando this October.
Rockford Fosgate has announced that it has partnered with Polaris to be the exclusive OEM speaker provider for its 2017 Slingshot SL and SLR moto-roadster lineup. Available in dealerships this August, the 2017 Slingshot is equipped with a Rockford Fosgate four-speaker sound system.
Victory Motorcycles is geared up for its most powerful year ever, redefining what an America V-twin motorcycle can be. Whether it’s the 1200cc Octane, five-model Cruiser family, Magnum, Magnum X-1 and best-selling Cross Country Bagger models, Cross Country Tour and Victory Vision Touring models or electric Empulse TT, these bikes are just the beginning of a new era in American motorcycle performance.
Indian Motorcycle has announced its lineup of Model Year 2017 bikes. The 2017 family carries forth all 2016 models including the recently released Scout Sixty, Indian Springfield and Chieftain Dark Horse models, while featuring an array of new features, new color choices, awe-inspiring infotainment, and more.
Slingshot has introduced its 2017 lineup which includes a new premium SLR model, an expanded line-up of accessories focused on rider comfort and customization, including the new Slingshade, in addition to premium cockpit upgrades and new colors for the brand’s best selling SL model.
The percentage of powersports and motorcycle dealerships involved in peer review business groups known as 20 clubs is expected to reach a new high this fall. The increase in participation is industry-wide, with more OEMs and dealerships scrutinizing their retail practices as the industry’s new unit sales have remained largely stagnant.