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Officer's Estate Goes After Motorcycle Manufacturers and Trainers

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Officer's Estate Goes After Motorcycle Manufacturers and Trainers

The estate of a Hilliard  Ohio polofficpolice officer killed in a crash during motorcycle training in 2016 is going after two motorcycle manufacturers and their trainers in court. The administrator for the estate of Sean Johnson accuses Victory Police Motorcycles LLC and its director of sales, Michael Schultz, and Polaris Industries, Inc., and its trainer, Timothy Klenk, of negligence that resulted in Johnson’s fatal motorcycle crash during a training run on May 19, 2016. The suit accuses those named of “having the (police) trainees undertake dangerous maneuvers for which they were untrained, ill-prepared, and unable to perform and committing other...

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Polaris Plans Electric Motorcycle To Compete With Harley's LiveWire

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Polaris Plans Electric Motorcycle To Compete With Harley's LiveWire

When Polaris announced its decision to end the Victory line of motorcycles, observers were left wondering if the fledgling electric motorcycle program would end as well. But electric bike lovers have no fear.  Polaris motorcycles division president Steve Menneto recently told Reuters that the Medina, Minn.-based company is planning to roll out electric motorcycles under the company’s growing Indian brand in the next four to five years. Polaris' current electric motorcycles are Victory bikes sold under the Empulse brand. The timeline stated by Menneto means that electric Indian motorcycles could hit the market around the same time as rival Harley-Davidson...

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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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Victory Owners More Satisfied Than Harley-Davidson and All Other Brands

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Consumer Reports has released the results of its latest survey of 12,300 motorcycle owners, and found that 80% of Victory owners say they would buy another Victory.  72% of Harley-Davidson owners say they will buy another HOG.  Suzuki came in at the bottom with 58% indicating satisfaction with the brand.   The report says "Impacting overall satisfaction and reflecting reliability, we saw cost of maintenance and repair be a satisfaction issue with BMW, Can-Am, Ducati, and Harley." Indian Motorcycles was not listed in the report.   PRODUCTS FOR THE BIKER NATION Buy Be Seen Neon Yellow  

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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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