Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Victory Cross Country Recall. A recent recall announcement filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration include reports of flawed motorcycle handlebar assemblies on certain Victory Cross Country motorcycles from the 2011 model year that could cause riders to suddenly lose control. Problem comes from improperly machined handlebar clamps or risers, and as a result the clamps could allow the bars to move or slip unexpectedly with such a sudden movement of the handlebars possibly leading to a crash. The recall affects 840 bikes built from Jan. 1 through April 11 of this year. Polaris says its dealers will replace defective riser and clamp assemblies free of charge. The recall is expected to begin this month. Owners may contact Victory at 888-704-5290.

Carolina Harley-Davidson To Be Turned Into A Toys “R” Us by the end of the year. After the death of Clifton “Click” Baldwin in 2008 in a motorcycle accident, wife Diane Baldwin decided to close the dealership and to sell the building that they bought in 2002 for $2.55 million. Building and land have now a market value of $4.1 million. Children’s toys replacing adults’ toys…

Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties Distributor’s Annual National Vendor Presentation Show, (NVP) will be held August. 16-21 in downtown Madison, Wisconsin at the Monona Terrace Convention Center. 125 vendors of the motorcycle industry are expected to show their custom parts, accessories and merchandise. Objective is of course to inform retailers  about existing and new products with the benefit for them to get exceptional discounts on orders placed during the show.. Parts Unlimited or Drag dealers that have not received an invitation should contact their local representative.

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  1. 1 Robert Pandya Jun 8th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Victory recently became aware of three reports of loose handlebar clamps on MY 2011 Cross Country motorcycles in the US. In each of these instances, the condition was observed and corrected by the dealer during the dealer set-up process. No accidents or injuries have been reported. Nonetheless, Victory recognized that this condition, if undected and uncorrected during dealer set-up, could potentially cause an operator to lose control. For this reason, Victory issued on a recall on all potentially affected MY 2011 Cross Country motorcycles to have each of these motorcycles inspected for loose handlebar clamps. In the event this condition is detected, it will be corrected at no cost to the owner. Victory takes the safety of its riders and its legal reporting obligations seriously, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this process. Please call Victory at 1-888-704-5290 if you have any questions regarding this process.

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