Victory Motorcycles. The company is about to release its first 2012 model during an event in New-York City on January 20th. Victory tells me that this new exciting model will position them in a new category of style and performance. Can you guess? In addition to the stock model, Victory executives will reveal a custom version, built by Roland Sands.
Sucker Punch Sally. Fermin Carrillo Jr. , allegedly a former employee of Sucker Punch Sally, was arrested after cutting at night the lock of the shop, retrieving tools and taking a motorcycle. Carrillo of El Paso told police that he was getting equipment from the motorcycle shop because the owner owed him money. He was charged with breaking and entering, burglary, theft of more than $2,500 in motorcycle and welding equipment and unlawful taking of a vehicle,
Valentino Rossi And Ducati Motorcycles. The nine-time MotoGP world champion is going to help Ducati design a new road model. But no need to rush to your dealer to get one. Like for an automobile, it can take 3/4 years to conceive a new model with a brand new technology. Ducati is currently evaluating if it should be a V4 or V-Twin bike.
Kid’s Dirt Bikes And ATV’s Lead Law. Lawmakers are asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission to delay enforcement of the so-called lead Law that forbid dealers from selling kid sized dirt bikes because of the risk of lead content. The original legislation Congress passed was meant to keep kids safe from lead content in toys. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 banned the making, importing, distributing or selling of any product including dirt bikes intended for children 12 and under that contains more than a specified amount of lead in any accessible part. The CPSC contends that traces of lead can be found in parts such as batteries and brake calipers. The motorcycle industry argued that such enforcement put kids at risk by forcing them to use larger, more dangerous machines that are intended only for adults. “Because of the broad definition of ‘children’s products’ within the CPSIA and the CPSC’s interpretation of the lead provision, a permanent legislative solution is needed to exempt the youth-model ATVs and off-highway motorcycles from the lead ban,” the lawmakers wrote. “We ask the commission to extend the current deadline so that we may address this issue during the 112th Congress.”