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YANMAR America partnership with Yamaha brings entry into UTV market

on 09/13/2016 - 03:48 pm

Adairsville, Georgia-based YANMAR America has introduced its all-new YANMAR Bull Series UTVs, which will be available in two designs. The standard “Bull” model has three seats in a single row, and the Longhorn edition has two rows and six individual seats.
Featuring a powerful 700cc class gas engine and premium design, the new UTVs will be sold exclusively through the company’s extensive North American compact construction equipment and agriculture tractor dealer network beginning in January.
“YANMAR has a long history in the UTV market as an OEM manufacturer and supplier of diesel engines and drive line components to numerous well respected brands within the UTV in ...

Sea-Doo releases 2017 lineup

on 08/17/2016 - 01:36 pm

BRP (TSX: DOO) has introduced its new Sea-Doo models and a new Rotax Advanced Combustion Efficiency (ACE) power plant. The 2017 Sea-Doo line includes the Sea-Doo SPARK TRIXX, an accessible price-point with new GTS/GTI models and more performance in the mid-range with a GTR-X 230 powered by a new Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine.
“The Sea-Doo watercraft line has never been stronger,” said Anne Bélec, SVP Global Brand, Communications and PAC at BRP. “By offering new models that continue to focus on rider needs such as affordability and efficiency, and of course fun, more people can find the right model for them and make the dream of owning a Sea-Doo watercraft a reality.&rdqu ...

Yamaha moving world snowmobile HQ to Toronto

on 08/15/2016 - 02:36 pm

Yamaha Motor Co., has announced that effective July 1, it has moved its global headquarters for its snowmobile operations to Toronto from Japan. Yamaha recently took a similar approach with its ATV and side-by-side operations, now headquartered globally in Georgia.
The new North American Snowmobile Division will take the lead in managing Yamaha’s worldwide snowmobile business, including product development, business planning and marketing. The objective is to bring greater focus to North America by increasing speed of product development, improving coordination and efficiencies with industry partners, and bettering research and product planning decisions due to closer proximity to the ...

Husqvarna, Emig launch coaching group

on 08/15/2016 - 01:54 pm

Husqvarna Motorcycles has announced its partnership with AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame racer and industry icon Jeff Emig. Emig will focus on supporting the brand’s initiatives, projects and products. Emig brings with him a broad range of experience as both a former championship-winning racer and a professional broadcast commentator. His appeal to the Husqvarna brand, recognition as a skilled professional and enthusiasm for seeing continued industry success make Emig a perfect spokesperson for the brand.
The timing of this new partnership aligns perfectly with the recent formation of the United States Motorcycle Coaching Association (USMCA), a not-for-profit organization founded by indus ...

Polaris Motorcycle Sales Soar 74 Percent

on 04/25/2015 - 06:31 am

Polaris Industries has issued a new report showing sales in its motorcycle divisions, Indian, Victory and Slingshot have increased 74 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014.
“I am pleased to report record sales and earnings for our 2015 first quarter, with sales up 16 percent, operating income up 19 percent and net income up nine percent, our 22nd consecutive quarter of record earnings performance,” commented Scott Wine, Polaris’ chairman and chief executive officer.
The company reported first quarter sales of $137.4 million across the three product lines.  The company said consumer retail demand for Victory and Indian Motorcycles ...

Dual-sport motorcycles making gains on street, dirt bikes

on 04/23/2015 - 07:25 am

by Rick Barrett - jsonline.com
One of the fastest-growing segments of motorcycling takes a Swiss Army-knife approach to the sport, with bikes that are legal to ride on the highway and also can tackle dirt trails.
Dual-sport motorcycles are popular in northern Wisconsin, where there are hundreds of miles of gravel roads and trails through the woods. Some have even called the Town of Wabeno in Forest County the dual-sport capital of the world.
The U.S. Forest Service manages much of the land in Forest County, including unpaved roads popular with dual-sport motorcyclists.
Twice a year, Wabeno hosts large events for them, generating revenue for the area economy, various charities and the Uni ...