Polaris, Victory, Indian, Ducati Motorcycles Focusing On Sales In India. All market srudies confirm a growing demand for premium vehicles in India. So, all major motorcycle brands consider this country the new Eldorado. Polaris will be delivering completely built units of ATVs and Rangers to the country through a wholly-owned subsidiary by August or September. The company is currently selecting 10 dealers out of a pre-selection of 25. Victory and Indian Motorcycles are also planned to be sold in India starting in 2012. Ducati states that they sold 100 motorcycles in India last year and intends to sell twice this year.
Sales Of Motor Scooters Up Almost 50%. As gas prices increased again, the Motorcycle Industry Council announced recently that sales for motor scooters jumped almost 50 percent (49.6%) for the first three months of 2011. Female riders may be leading the trend. For example, in 2010 Allstate Insurance data was showing that almost three times more women requested quotes for scooter insurance versus men. It has to be noticed a strong trend towards more powerful scooters with engines up to 800 cc.
Australia’s High Court Overturns Law designed to Criminalize Some Motorcycle Clubs. The law would have allowed police to seek court orders stopping club or organization members from associating with each other in the state of New South Wales, Australlia . Organisations where defined as any two or more people! But a member of the Hells Angels challenged the law on the grounds that it curtailed individual liberties. Similar anti-biker laws in other Australian states may now face legal challenges. The law was overturned under 2 grounds. 1- that the anti-biker law curtailed individual liberties law and had the potential to destroy democratic society. 2-that it also undermined the integrity of the courts.