Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Polaris Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results

EPS Increased 26% to $1.42 on 20% Sales Growth
Company increases full year 2014 Sales and EPS guidance

Second Quarter Highlights:
Net income increased 21% to $96.9 million and earnings per diluted share increased 26% to $1.42 compared to the second quarter last year with sales increasing 20% to $1,014.0 million, setting records for second quarter sales and earnings.
North American retail sales improved significantly, rising 15% year-over-year in the second quarter.

Gross profit margins increased 20 bpts over second quarter last year in spite of currency pressures.

Raising guidance for full year 2014 earnings to a range of $6.48 to $6.58 per diluted share, up 20% to 22% over 2013 based on expected full year 2014 sales growth of 16% to 18%.

Harley-Davidson Revenue, Earnings Post Strong Second-Quarter 2014 Gains

Net Income Rises 30.3 Percent for the Quarter on Consolidated Revenue of $2 Billion Diluted EPS of $1.62 Grows 33.9 Percent Year-Over-Year

MILWAUKEE, July 22, 2014 – Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) second-quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share of $1.62 grew 33.9 percent on higher motorcycle shipments and continued improvement in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period. Second-quarter net income was $354.2 million on consolidated revenue of $2.00 billion, compared to net income of $271.7 million in the year-ago period on consolidated revenue of $1.79 billion.

Color Your World with New Snap-on Colored Guard Kits

Kits Offer Extra Protection for Snap-on Roll Cab Drawers, Corners
Create a two-color tool box and protect your tool storage unit at the same time with the new Snap-on Colored Guard Kits. These protective accessories are coated in authentic Snap-on powder-coat paints and are perfect for the drawers, corners and bottoms of 
Snap-on Roll Cabs (KRA2422), Top Chests (KRA2410) and Work Centers (KRA2454).
       “The new Snap-on Colored Guard Kits are a terrific way to make your toolbox standout even more, while at the same time, giving it some added protection,” said Jay Serpe, product manager for Snap-on. “Made from laser cut steel, these guards provide an extra layer of defense from dings and scratches and will help keep your tool storage unit looking like new.”

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lucas Presents Tin Lizzie Roadhouse Show

The Tin Lizzie Casino is proud to partner with Lucas Oil Products to present Lucas Roadhouse, August 3-7!      
       Bigger than ever, this annual event held at 555 Main Street in Deadwood, South Dakota, complements the excitement of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with a parking lot party featuring over $50,000 in Cash and Prizes, poker run, bike shows amazing custom motorcycle giveaway  and much more!
       A pair of premier bike shows will showcase something for everybody who loves two wheels!  
       Deadwood’s Nastiest Bagger Shootout on Wednesday, August 6th, presented by Curly’s Custom Cycles and John Shope’s Dirty Bird Concepts, awards $10,000 in Cash and Prizes. Then, the Lucas & Lizzie “Show, Shine & Win” Bike Show on Thursday, August 7th , judged by Easyriders magazine staff, offers a $5,000 prize purse, class trophies, and possible feature of winning bikes in a Paisano Publication magazine.

S&S T-124 Demo Days At Sturgis August 5-6

S&S will be holding their Second Annual T124 Demo Days at Sturgis Dragway, where customers can test ride the motor on the 1/8th mile strip from 10 am -noon, August 5-6. For more information click here

Xtreme Machine Introduces the Cruise & Execute Wheels

Xtreme Machine Cruise Wheel
Lot's of us like to twist the throttle and feel the power of a V-Twin. But while that's Xciting, your audience doesn't have a chance to see the bling of the bike. So slow down and cruise so they can see you're rolling with the X in style. The smooth flow of the 5 spoke design sets a killer vibe. So choose the CRUISE and let’s ride.
       The CRUISE wheel is offered in Chrome or the Black Cut Xquisite finish with matching discs, pulley and air cleaner for 1984 and up H-D models and most late model metric applications.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

George B. Smith To Become Chairman Emeritus of S&S Cycle

Effective July 15, 2014 George B. Smith (71), current Chairman of the Board and CEO of S&S Cycle, will retire from regular involvement and become Chairman Emeritus.  In his new role, he will continue to work with the S&S Cycle Board of Directors on strategic initiatives and other critical issues.  With Smith’s retirement John McGinnis, an S&S Board Director since 2007 and Vice-Chairman the past three years, has been elected Chairman of the Board effective on that date.  Smith has been working closely with McGinnis on many significant projects which have prepared McGinnis for a smooth transition.  In addition to his S&S Cycle Board involvement, Mr. McGinnis has been President of successful businesses and serves on several other company Boards.

New S&S EZ Loader DIY Fuel Injection Calibrator

Owners of Harley-Davidson 103" bikes no longer need to invest in an expensive fuel injection tuning device or spend tons of money on costly dyno tuning for S&S Proven Performance products. For under $200 you can own the S&S EZ Loader that allows you to select and load S&S Cycle developed and dyno proven tune files into your ECM. These calibrations were developed exclusively for S&S Step 1 (intake & exhaust) and Step 2 (Cams).

New Snap-on Pocket Light: Small, Bright, Compact

Small enough to take anywhere but extremely durable, the new Snap-on 12 LED Compact Light (ECFONELITE) is a must-have addition to any Snap-on tool box.
       “Our new 12 LED high output pocket light with front-facing SMD LEDs produces 100 lumens on high and 65 lumens on medium. It can be used just about anywhere you need light,” said Dan Batassa, category manager for Snap-on. “It is the perfect compact light for on the job or at home, in the glove compartment, trunk, computer bag or purse for those times when you need a light.”

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Indian Larry 10 Year Anniversary Tribute

New York, NY, July 2, 2014 – Iconic custom motorcycle builder, Indian Larry, will be honored with a one-of-a-kind exhibit at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square from September 4, through September 19, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his passing. The Indian Larry exhibit will feature Indian Larry bikes, memorabilia and never-before seen photos from Larry’s career. And the party moves from Times Square to Brooklyn on September 20, with the 11th Annual Indian Larry Block Party on Union Avenue.