Indian Motorcycles Roars onto FieldCandy Canvas

2 09 2014

MEDINA, MN – September 2, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – FieldCandy is proud to announce a new collaboration with Indian Motorcycle®, America’s First Motorcycle Company™. Founded in 1901, Indian® is one of the most legendary and iconic motorcycle brands worldwide, well known for bikes that inspire freedom and adventure.

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Indian® Motorcycle’s distinctive engineering prowess and speed is firmly rooted in American history from its domination on the race tracks, its support of allied forces in WW1 and WW2 to Burt Munro who set a land speed record with the ‘world’s fastest Indian’ in 1967. Today Indian Motorcycle® continues to produce class leading motorcycles from the Indian® Chief® Classic to Indian® Scout™.

Excitingly, FieldCandy’s Original Explorer two person tent fits neatly into a compact carry case, perfect for ‘on the back of a bike’ trips. The new rustic design has been created to reflect Indian® Motorcycle’s rich American heritage and one that can withstand the extreme conditions the open road can bring.

All FieldCandy products are extremely high quality, with specially developed printing technology to produce designs that are UV fade resistant, 100% waterproof and fire retardant. Each product is made in England to the high specification of an expedition tent. Find the Indian Motorcycle® tent in worldwide Indian® Dealers or online at www.fieldcandy.com or indianmotorcycle.com for $695.99 USD ($779.99 Canada). Accessory Part # 2863891

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Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s First Motorcycle Company™. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle® has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion.  Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory® and Indian Motorcycle® brands.  Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.

About FieldCandy

FieldCandy is an exciting designer brand of outdoor products created to add stylish flair to camping. We love to excite people by offering a range of quirky designs that stand out from the crowd with colour and creativity.

  • High resolution pictures are available on request by email or Register at the FieldCandy Press Centre for more information and images.
  • FieldCandy was founded in 2011, with the aim of pairing stylish design with practical durability.
  • FieldCandy’s product range:

Little Campers - a beautiful collection of children’s tents
Original Explorer – our spacious designer two person tents
SunShades – great shelters from the sun

  • FieldCandy have a Limited Edition designer range created from famed artists from around the world including Zandra Rhodes (fashion icon), and Terry Pastor (album designer for David Bowie).
  • FieldCandy are proud to have collaborated with some big name brands including Kelis, Jack Wills, Jackie Collins, Sony, Paul Smith, Company Magazine and the Moomin Books!
  • Winner – Walpole Brand of Tomorrow (2012), a benchmark for British luxury
  • A collection of FieldCandy products can be found in Harrods and Heals of London, Not on the High Street and Urban Outfitters.
  • Proudly made in England with quality materials, our printing technology has been specially developed for quality, durability and detailed imagery. Each tent is carefully hand cut sewn and checked.

Contact: Emma Robinson, FieldCandy Public Relations Manager
Tel: + 44 (0) 1246 470 002
Mobile: + 44 (0) 7506 040 668
Email: emma@fieldcandy.com
Website: www.fieldcandy.com
Address: Prospect House, Colliery Close, Staveley, Chesterfield, UK, S43 3QE

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

2 09 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – September 2, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – 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.

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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 in addition to submitting videos, many went above and beyond and also made personal donations.

“We are extremely proud of the strong response we received from Polaris dealers across the country and happy to provide this additional donation to support ALS research,” said Wine. “Polaris dealers are a strong part of our team and share the value our company places on giving back.”

Polaris has a long history of supporting ALS, having been involved with the Black Woods Blizzard Tour, a snowmobile ride to fight ALS, since its inception 15 years ago. Since then, Polaris employees have raised more than $900,000 for the cause and are hoping to hit the $1 million mark in 2015.

To watch Wine’s Ice Bucket Challenge visit: http://youtu.be/DpKIYso37kQ. Visit www.alsa.org to learn more about ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge.

The attached image features (L to R) Bennett Morgan (COO of Polaris Industries), Sandy Judge, Jen Hjelle (both of the ALS Association), and Scott Wine (CEO Polaris Industries)

About Polaris

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion.  Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands.  Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.

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Southern Tier Harley-Davidson raises thousands for local children in its 2014 Christmas For Kids Ride

2 09 2014

Charity event drew over 100 HOG riders with a heart to help kids

BINGHAMTON, NY  – September 2, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Southern Tier Harley-Davidson announced that their 2014 Christmas For Kids ride on Sunday August 24th raised $approximately 6,000 for Toys for Tots to benefit local children.

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Harley enthusiasts gathered at Southern Tier Harley-Davidson Sunday morning and left the dealership at 11 am en route to Tioga Downs in Nichols. The ride was $25 per person and included a $5 food voucher for food and $5 of free game play at Tioga Downs. Video of the ride beginning at the Binghamton Harley-Davidson store can be seen at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g13xk8haitet6ji/CFK%20movie%20compressed.MOV.

Full proceeds from the ride are going to Toys for Tots, a group that provide gifts to less fortunate children during the holiday season.

“The community has long supported us and it’s our pleasure and honor to do the same for those helping so many needy children in our area. There are a lot of great people in our Harley Ownership Group (HOG) who love to ride so to be able to do something you love and help kids is truly special,” commented Larry Brooks, partner at Southern Tier Harley-Davidson.

Along with the flagship store on Upper Front Street in Binghamton, Larry Brooks and Jeff Coghlan also purchased Corning Harley-Davidson in Painted Post last June. Since acquiring the Corning store, sales have increased over 45 percent.

“We have great customers and operate in great communities. We all need to be there to help each other and children have always had a special place in my heart. The Toys for Tots organization assists so many so they can enjoy some of the luxuries we all take for granted. We look forward to many more great fundraisers for great organizations here in the Southern Tier and beyond,” commented Jeff Coghlan, partner in Southern Tier Harley-Davidson.

For more information on Southern Tier Harley-Davidson, please visit www.sthd.com. Members of the media, please contact Stephen J. Donnelly with questions and interview requests.

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BikeSheath Road Glide Fairing Cover The FairingSheath

2 09 2014

September 2, 2014- (Motor Sports Newswire) – The FairingSheath is designed specifically for the Harley-Davidson “Shark Nose” Fairing, 2013 and older. It fits Road Glide model fairings. The FairingSheath covers the exterior of the fairing, including the headlight and windshield. It also covers all of your gauges and radio on the interior side of the fairing.

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It is made of the same waterproof material as used on all BikeSheath® brand covers and comes in the same accent colors. Please make sure to specify height of your windshield. It also includes it’s own storage bag; and it fits back into the bag easily every time.

Features

  • Completely Waterproof Fully laminated backing to prevent wicking of moisture
  • Constructed of lightweight polyester knit material to withstand harsh outdoor elements
  • Machine wash / dry – withstands over 200 washes
  • Enclosed elastic edging to provide a snug fit
  • Compact storage bag for easy storage on bike
  • Protects your electronics from harmful sunlight when parked
  • 4 Thread over-lock safety stitch
  • Patent Pending
  • Made in the USA using USA made fabric.

Dimensions: Custom fit to snugly cover your motorcycle seat and tank
Color: Varies
Weight: 1.3 pounds
Storage Bag: Included

We are dedicated to producing the best quality product to exceed your highest expectations. We only use U.S. made materials and labor in every product we manufacture. Each product goes through a variety of quality checkpoints prior to delivery. You can rest assured that your product is made using the cutting edge processes in the industry.

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From the very beginning, we have implemented the highest level of quality standards and continuous improvement methodologies. All research and design functions revolved around input from motorcyclists with many years and miles of riding. We are constantly seeking new ways to improve our product to ensure the best possible experience for our customers. We are fans of the statement, “Genius of the AND”. That is why we are relentless in the pursuit of form, fit, AND function.

For further details on our entire product line www.bikesheath.com  or contact:
Email: BikeSheath@BikeSheath.com
Phone: (888) 548-5642

About BikeSheath

BikeSheath was formed out of necessity to protect the precious investment of motorcycle tanks, seats, and gauges. The owners of BikeSheath have multiple years of combined riding experience on multiple makes and models of motorcycles. During a January ride in Georgia, a discussion arose about producing motorcycle accessories that would cater to all cruiser type motorcycles.

Several ideas were contemplated before settling on BikeSheath modular motorcycle covers. We also wanted to offer products for the women riders; which are becoming a larger percentage of rider each year.

Since then, we have patents pending on several BikeSheath products. We constantly strive to improve our designs and processes to provide riders everywhere with a product that is both useful and can lend itself to your personality.

We are proud to say that BikeSheath products are made in the United States of America using American made fabric. We have sought out strictly US vendors in order to do what we can to provide for employment in this economy.

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KTM continues the record ride

1 09 2014

MATTIGHOFEN, September 1, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

70,469 bikes sold and increase in revenue to 410.3 mio. EUR

  • Sales: 70,469 vehicles / +27.8%
  • Revenue: 410.3 mio. EUR / +17.6%
  • EBIT: 33.6 mio. EUR / +82.6%
  • Headcount increased by 204 to 2,053

In the first half of financial year 2014, KTM AG achieved the highest sales and revenue in the company’s history for this period of time, with the brands KTM and Husqvarna. KTM sold 70,469 bikes worldwide. This means an increase of 27.8 % to prior year. KTM therefore achieved a revenue of 410.3 million EUR in the first half year, this means an increase of 17.6% compared to the same period in prior year.

The successful launch of the new 1290 SuperDuke and the sales start of the new Husqvarna model range were crucial for the success, amongst others. KTM achieved a market share of 7.7% of the total European market.

Increase in EBIT by 82.6%

In the first half year of 2014, EBIT increase significantly by 82.6 % to 33.6 million EUR compared to the same reporting period in prior year. Therefore, the EBIT margin increased strongly from 5.3% in the first half year of 2013 to 8.2% in the first half year of 2014.

Headcount increased by 204 to 2,053 employees worldwide

In the first half year of 2014, KTM increased the headcount worldwide by 204 employees to 2,053 employees. In Austrian sites alone, headcount increased by 125 employees. At the beginning of September, 26 apprentices start their apprenticeship training, and therefore, 83 apprentices are employed at KTM.

Outlook

Due to the internationalization steps and the implementation of the global product strategy, further growth is expected.

For the financial year 2014 in total, KTM expects an increase in sales and revenue as well as a further growth in market shares.

In the medium term, KTM expects to increase sales figures in the next five years significantly. Therefore, investments in the current infrastructure at the plant in Mattighofen as well as an increase in the capacity of the production plant are planned or have already been implemented.

Key figures

1.1.-30.6.2014 1.1-30.6.2013 +/-
Sales (exkl. India)Revenue (exkl. India)

EBITDA

EBIT

EBIT Margin

Earning Before Tax

unitsmio. EUR

mio. EUR

mio. EUR

 

mio. EUR

70,469410.3

52.4

33.6

8.2%

30.1

55,144349.0

34.4

18.4

5.3%

14.5

+ 27.8%+17.6%

+ 52.3%

+ 82.6%

 

+ 107.6%

June 30, 2014 June 30, 2013 +/-
EquityEquity ratio mio. EUR  298.949.0% 260.348.3% + 14.8%

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
KTM AG; Mag. Viktor Sigl MBA, Tel: +43 7742 6000, E-Mail:viktor.sigl@ktm.at

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UPROAR’s Godsmack and Yamaha FZ-09 Summon You

1 09 2014

September 1, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – With the high energy vibe that comes from bands such as Godsmack, the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival is the perfect partner to highlight the all-new Yamaha FZ-09. Check out this custom inked-up Yamaha FZ-09 now on tour and up for grabs by one lucky winner.

Don’t miss the concert or the ride and sign-up now for your chance to take this screaming machine home. For official rules and entry; click here http://bit.ly/1zSfkxQ

Check out more on the festival here www.rockstaruproar.com

More on the Yamaha FZ-09 available at http://bit.ly/YamFZ09

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Yamaha Motor Releases Entertaining “RevTranslator” App of English Version

1 09 2014

IWATA, JAPAN - September 1, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – App Enables Engines to “Talk” with Owners -

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) announced on September 1 the release of the English-language version of RevTranslator, a smartphone app that analyzes sounds and operating environments to enable engines to “speak” to their owners. The app is now available at App Store and Google Play for free (data charges may apply).

Visit the special site: http://global.yamaha-motor.com/about/brand/apps

RevTranslator analyzes engine sounds and then converts them into computer-generated speeches using a database of over 100 million phrases. Using additional factors such as time of day and weather, as well as engine sounds, it assesses operational status to convey the engine’s “feelings.”

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Example phrases include: “Running is my happiness,” “Give me a break, will you?” and “Let me go along with you until the end of the world.”

“RevTranslator enables customers to take a fresh view of their engines,” said Yusuke Tsunemoto, who led the app development team for Yamaha. “Although the app is meant to be entertaining, customers can use it to better understand the condition of their Yamaha motorcycles, sport boats, snowmobiles and generators.”

The app was inspired by the brand slogan, “Revs your Heart,” which expresses Yamaha Motor’s desire to provide customers with joyful and exciting experiences.

While using the app, users accumulate points that can be used to unlock digital mascots and other exclusive content related to Yamaha products worldwide.

The Japanese version of RevTranslator was released on July 23 and created a buzz in cyberspace among motorcycle enthusiasts and other parties.

App Store is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.

If you are interested in further information about Yamaha Motor, please send an e-mail to Mariko Saito (saitoumar@yamaha-motor.co.jp) to put you on the Yamaha Motor media list.

Contact:
Yusuke Tsunemoto
Web Group, Public Relations & Advertising Division
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
http://global.yamaha-motor.com
Tel: +81-538-37-4345
E-mail: tsunemotoyu@yamaha-motor.co.jp

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