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Polaris Kills Its Firstborn Motorcycle Brand

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Polaris Kills Its Firstborn Motorcycle Brand

In a surprising move Monday Jan 9, 2017, Polaris Industries announced that it plans to halt production of Victory Motorcycles. The Motorsports firm, which manufacturers motorcycles as diverse as ATVs, side-by-sides, snowmobiles, and the unique three-wheeled Slingshot, will assist dealers in selling off current Victory inventories and will continue to supply parts for ten years. Polaris says it will honor service and warranty coverage for Victory owners and dealers, too. The announcement cited Slingshot as a brand that would benefit from the restructuring saying Victory has "struggled to establish the market share needed to succeed and be profitable." "Our focus is on profitable growth,...

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Indian Recalls Three Years of Models Due to Potential Fire Hazard

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Indian Recalls Three Years of Models Due to Potential Fire Hazard

December 2016: Indian Motorcyclea has issued a recall for 23,766 Indian Chief Dark Horse, Classic, Vintage, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster and the newly launched model Springfield. manufactured between April 15, 2013 and July 15, 2016. The reason for the recall is a defect in the fuel rail system that possibly can come into contact with adjacent components due to vibrations and could possibly result in a fuel fire. If a fire occurs, the rider could lose control and wreck with serious or fatal consequences. Indian will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket that will limit movement of the fuel...

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Victory Recalls 2,000 Models for Fuel Pump Problems

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Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Victory Cross Country, Cross Roads, Hammer Eight Ball, High Ball, Jackpot, Vegas Eight Ball, 2014 Victory Cross Country Eight Ball, Cross Roads Eight Ball, Ness Cross Country, 2015 Victory Gunner, and 2013 Victory Hardball motorcycles. The fuel pump in the affected motorcycles may have been incorrectly crimped during manufacturing, which may result in the fuel pump seizing. If the fuel pump seizes, the motorcycle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Victory will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin...

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Texas DMV Outlaws the Slingshot

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The Texas Dept of Public Safety has pulled the plug on the Polaris Slingshot, saying it doesn't qualify as a motorcycle and doesn't have the necessary safety equipment to be considered a "car" so it can't be sold and titled in Texas to operate on the public highways.    The issue is that the Texas Dept of Public Safety is stuck on the definition of a motorcycle as having a "saddle" instead of a car style seat, which the Slingshot has.    Polaris notifed their dealer network of the change saying that "despite having received prior approval...customers in..the state of...

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Polaris Donates $10,000 to ALS After Dealers Complete Ice Bucket Challenge

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MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 2, 2014) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) today donated $10,000 to ALS after more than 100 dealers accepted an invitation from Scott Wine, Polaris chairman and CEO, to join him in taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for the disease.  On Aug. 22, Polaris shared a video of Wine completing the Ice Bucket Challenge and in turn nominating Polaris’ network of dealers to do the same, noting that if 100 dealers accepted the challenge Polaris would donate an additional $10,000 towards ALS research. Within 7-days more than 100 dealers completed the challenge and...

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