1- Polaris Record Profit Sharing. In 2010 Polaris delivered strong performance and posted record results with sales of $1.99 billion. More than $13.6 million of the company’s 2010 profits will be shared among approximately 2,250 hourly and non-salaried Polaris employees in a cash payment. On average, each of these employees will receive nearly 19 percent of their annual pay base. Polaris also will distribute profit-sharing payments to each of its full time salaried employees. Additionally, all Polaris employees will participate in the distribution of $8.1 million worth of Polaris stock that is contributed to their retirement plan.
2-Selling Fast On eBay Motors. eBay Public Relation department would like very much that I tell you how efficient eBay Motors is at selling your motorcycle or parts. I don’t know and can’t verify, but give you the numbers they emailed me. In 4th quarter of of 2010: A motorcycle sold every 7 minutes. • A motorcycle part sold every 5.6 seconds • A Honda motorcycle sold every 31 minutes • A Yamaha motorcycle sold every 62 minutes. • A Harley-Davidson motorcycle sold every 32 minutes
3– Victory High-Ball. The stripped down, bare bones all-new Victory High-Ball will be available to Dealers only in April. But Thursday 10th, I will ride it in company of Zach Ness for a 120 miles test ride via back roads from Daytona to Orlando and back. While in Orlando I may do a few passes with the High-Ball at the Speed World Dragway (if somebody lend me the required full face helmet) and go to see and take a couple of pictures of the new and first Victory Top-Fuel bike.
4- Sunday Motorcycle Sales Ban. Banning motorcycle sales on Sundays is still enforced in a few US States. An interdiction I find quite stupid, even more in this economy where businesses must not be deprived of all the tools they need to remain competitive. New-Jersey Governor Chris Christie lifted the ban, but it does not affect New Jersey’s Sunday ban on automobile sales. Explain me why?
5- Lehman Trikes And Victory. On Friday March 11th at at the Broken Spoke Saloon, the 2 companies are going to debut a one-of-a-kind 011 Lehman CrossBow Trike, fueled by the Victory Vision motorcycle. Named “United We Stand”, it was built to pay tribute to our Military 2Veterans and Active Duty members. This one-off trike will be awarded five months later to a past or present member of our Armed Forces onstage at the Legendary Buffalo Chip in Sturgis on August 11. To win this trike valued at nearly $40,000, former military men and women need to visit Lehman Trikes www.lehmantrikes.com
6- Keep Kid Motorcycles And ATV’s Legal. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to extend the enforcement stay of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) that currently bans the sale of kid-sized motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The stay, which now lasts through Dec. 31, 2011, was extended by a vote of 4 to 1 on Feb. 1, 2011. Despite the stay, the sale of kid-sized motorcycles and ATVs is still technically illegal. All youth products containing lead must have less than 600 parts per million by weight. The CPSC has interpreted the law to apply to various components of kid-sized motorcycles and ATVs, including the engine, brakes, suspension, battery and other mechanical parts. Even though the lead levels in these parts are small, they are still above the minimum threshold. Those interested in circulating a petition to change the CPSIA should contact AMA grassroots team at firstname.lastname@example.org.