Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mustang's Modern Day Classics

Press Release: Seats For Indian's New Scouts
Indian Motorcycle's new Scout combines classic styling cues from the 1920s with modern day performance. Mustang's new line of seats and related accessories for the Scout follow this "best of both worlds" philosophy, allowing you to combine the latest in comfort with the look of yesteryear. Whether you opt for an all-day Touring seat or a low and lean RunAround, Mustang has Indian Scout riders sitting pretty.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Polaris Reports Record Second Quarter 2015 Results

Sales, Net Income and Earnings per Diluted Share Increased Year-over-Year

Second Quarter Highlights:

  • Sales increased 11% year-over-year to a record $1,124.3 million
  • North American retail sales increased 11% year-over-year
  • Net income increased 4% to $100.9 million. Gross profit margin declined 166 basis points due to currency impacts and incremental manufacturing costs of $9 million related to motorcycle paint constraints
  • Motorcycle demand remained strong throughout the second quarter
  • Maintaining and narrowing full year 2015 earnings guidance range to $7.32 to $7.42 per diluted share, an increase of 10% to 12% year-over-year based on full year 2015 sales growth guidance of 10% to 12%

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) today reported record second quarter net income of $100.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, an increase of four percent from the prior year’s second quarter net income of $96.9 million. Earnings per share were a record $1.49 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2015 compared to $1.42 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2014. Second quarter results included additional manufacturing costs and inefficiencies approximating $9.0 million, as the Company worked to scale-up production and add capacity to the paint system at the Company’s motorcycle facility in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Sales for the second quarter 2015 totaled a record $1,124.3 million, an increase of 11 percent over last year’s second quarter sales of $1,014.0 million.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Harley-Davidson Reports Second Quarter 2015 Earnings

Revenue, Earnings and Motorcycle Shipments in Line with Company Expectations

MILWAUKEE, July 21, 2015 – Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) second-quarter 2015 diluted earnings per share were $1.44 compared to EPS of $1.62 in the year-ago period. Second-quarter net income was $299.8 million on consolidated revenue of $1.82 billion compared to net income of $354.2 million on consolidated revenue of $2.00 billion in the year-ago period. Second-quarter results are in line with company expectations following Harley-Davidson’s decision in April to lower motorcycle shipments from initial projections for 2015 in light of currency-driven competitive pressures in the U.S. and the company’s commitment to manage supply in line with demand.

Late Call Sturgis Booth Space

Press Release: Booth space for the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is available on a first come first served basis at Samson Corner located at Sixth and Lazelle streets in downtown Sturgis, South Dakota. This is space that only recently became available due to improvements made on the Samson lot. Space is going fast ......you snooze you lose! Call Samson Exhaust to reserve your prime downtown location booth-space. Pricing from $400.00 to $12,000.00


Bahn Derby & Timing Covers For Harley-Davidsons Now Available

Press Release: The all-new Bahn Derby and Timing Covers for Harley-Davidson applications are crafted from premium forged and machined aluminum for bold, refined styling. The unique center design extends from the domed covers to create a subtle three-dimensional effect. Both covers are available in smooth black anodized “Tuxedo” or Chrome finishes machined with distinctive features in place of logos to complement the full lineup of Bahn accessories.

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Stolen Victory Isle of Man TT Zero Racer Has Been Recovered.

Stolen prototype race bike never got out of town and was recovered by the Talent OR Police Department Sunday night.
The first Victory electric race bike that Irishman Lee Johnston rode to the podium in the Isle of Man / SES TT Zero race event has been returned to Brammo Headquarters in Talent, OR after police tracked the machine down to a local individual. The Victory prototype electric TT motorcycle, powered by Brammo, was recovered with damaged bodywork and the rear wheel removed, but largely complete, by police in a search of an individual’s rental residence at 10:30 pm Sunday night.

New Adjustable, Comfortable Pullback Bars For 2015 Road Glide

Press Release: 2015 Road Glide Owners all strive to achieve three important factors in parts they choose to put on their motorcycles; Comfort, Style and Performance. Klock Werks hits the mark on all three with the release of its fully adjustable Klip Hanger Handlebars for 2015 Road Glide. No two riders are the same, and Klock Werks innovative machined “Klamps” allow the control/grip portion of the KlipHanger Handlebar to be positioned exactly where you want your wrists to be, and then locked into place with the same technology clip-on race bars utilize.


        “Our popular KlipHanger Handlebar design blends clip-on race technology with a taller bar. The "Klamps" allow the control/grip portions of the handlebar to be adjusted in several directions, allowing the ultimate in personal adjustability and ride comfort. Multiple size offerings accommodate a large range of preferred riding positions. Upgrades to your 2015 Road Glide with our KlipHanger bars, fairing vent screens, and our patented and original Flare Windshield, will have you riding in both style and comfort."  stated Brian Klock, President of Klock Werks.
        KlipHangers truly are the ultimate in personal choice - Chrome hardware, polished billet aluminum dome bar end caps, and complete installation instructions included all for $449.95-$459.95. KlipHanger Handlebars are available for a large range of bike models from most HD, to Victory, and Indian Motorcycles.
        Klock Werks welcomes any questions and encourages riders to understand the difference in order to make an informed buying decision. Learn more at www.kustombaggers.com

Friday, July 17, 2015

Scout Custom Series: Land Speed


The legendary Indian Scout name has been a part of many stories throughout history, powering Burt Munro’s dogged pursuit of a world land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats. As a tribute to our past and the legendary power of this bike, we present this custom land speed Scout, coined the “Black Bullet.”

The all-custom, all-metal, and all hand-made bike was built by Jeb Scolman – who is responsible for the Spirit of Munro that was built to celebrate the launch of the ThunderStroke111 in 2014.

See more of the Scout 

ALERT: Victory Isle of Man TT Podium Bike Stolen

The Victory Isle of Man TT racer ridden by Lee Johnston to third place in the 2015 Zero TT was stolen from the Brammo Company headquarters where it was on display following the historic race.
        Victory Motorcycles and Brammo Engineering wish to alert traditional and social media outlets that the historic Isle of Man TT racer piloted by Lee Johnston has been stolen overnight from Brammo Headquarters in Talent, OR. The specific time of night has yet to be determined and police are reviewing security footage for further information.
       The motorcycle was on display with its complete race bodywork, as shown in the attached image. Johnstons Racer #3 was on this particular machine. However the body may have been removed or over-painted to mask its origin.

Heavy Duty Motor Stands Make Rebuilding Your Twin Cam Or Triumph A Breeze

Press Release: Adding to their existing line of heavy-duty engine stands, Lowbrow Customs just released designs for the Harley-Davidson Twin Cam A, Twin Cam B, and Unit Triumph motorcycle engines. The heavy gauge steel construction and durable black powder coat make Lowbrow Motor Stands simple to use and stand up to use and abuse for professional shops and the home tinkerer alike. Perfect for cradling your motor for a rebuild or whilst you work on your trusty steed. The engraved aluminum machine tag keeps your stands sorted. Proudly made in Ohio, U.S.A.

Twin Cam A Motor Stand ('99-'15 Twin Cam 'A' Motors), SKU 004369, $69.95
Twin Cam B Motor Stand ('00-'15 Twin Cam 'B' Motors), SKU 004370, $69.95
Triumph Motor Stand (All 650 / 750 c.c. Unit Triumphs), SKU 004371, $69.95

Available world-wide, 24/7 via www.lowbrowcustoms.com or call toll-free 1-855-456-9276