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Thursday, 14 February 2019

News Briefs

Following the launch of the FTR 1200, Indian Motorcycle says it received positive feedback for the Akrapovic low-mount accessory exhaust. Indian has therefore decided to offer this exhaust system as a stock element for the FTR 1200 S with race replica paint as it’s the most premium model within the FTR 1200 line-up.

WPS (Western Power Sports), the parent company of Boise, Idaho based specialty distributor HardDrive, has announced an 80,000 sq ft expansion to its existing 100,000 sq ft Fresno, California warehouse, with more expansion news to come in 2019.

Jeff Brown of EagleRider and Tim Calhoun of Helmet House, Inc. have been elected to join the Motorcycle Industry Council Board of Directors. MIC members also re-elected Andy Leisner of Bonnier Motorcycle Group to the board. They join Paul Vitrano (MIC Board Vice Chair), Chuck Boderman (Honda), Jim Woodruff (NPA), Eric Anderson (VROOM Network), Derek Brooks (Yamaha), Kerry Graeber (Suzuki), John Hinz (KTM), Bill Jenkins (Kawasaki) and Mike Peyton (BMW Motorrad USA).

After three years of pretty much continuous decline, sales of personal watercraft increased by 8% through the month of November, according to the latest Info-Link Bellwether report. Boat sales were +3.5%.

BMW AG and Porsche have unveiled a charging station that can jolt electric vehicles with enough power to drive 100 km (62 miles) in less than three minutes, pushing ahead of Tesla Inc. in the race to make battery-powered cars more convenient.

Three-time Pro Stock World Champion Angelle Sampey will join the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team for the opening four rounds of the 2019 NHRA season as a showcase rider, competing alongside team veterans Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec. With 42 pro stock wins to her credit, Sampey stands as the most successful female competitor in NHRA history.