Royal Enfield’s Twin Cylinder To Become a Reality. Strong of its renewed success around the world, the Indian owned British retro classic Royal Enfield brand will have in the next 2 or 3 years a twin cylinder model in his lineup which could displace between 600 to 1,000cc. Royal Enfield is said to be leaning on a traditional layout, favoring a pushrod design with an overhead valve(OHV) rather than the more modern over head cam(OHC) design. The main idea to keep the pushrod design is to maintain the classic appeal of the motorcycle, with the characteristic low revving, high torque nature that most Royal Enfield motorcycles are well known for. Royal Enfield used to make parallel twin motorcycles in the 1950s and 60s called the Interceptor, which features a 700cc, air cooled, parallel twin cylinder engine. Royal Enfield also made 500cc parallel twin motorcycles before the 700cc versions. While the brand also built V-Twins in the early part of its history, it chose to go the parallel twin way during most part of its existence in England.
Polaris to add 89 jobs To Wisconsin Plant. Polaris Industries Inc. said Thursday it will add 89 jobs to its plant in Osceola, Wis., to support added production of two businesses it acquired last year. The additional workers will be hired to support ramped-up production of Indian motorcycles and low-speed electric vehicles made under the Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) name. Polaris acquired Indian and GEM last year and is currently producing those vehicles on a limited scale at its Spirit Lake, Iowa, plant. Polaris plans to begin full-scale production of both Indian motorcycles and GEM next year in Spirit Lake and is in the process of expanding that facility. Polaris has added about 200 workers in the Spirit Lake area in the last 18 months, bringing the workforce there to about 540.
Former Rossmeyer’s Pompano Beach Florida Harley-Dealership Sold For $2.75 million. U.S., Inc. acquired the former Harley Davidson dealership in Pompano Beach, FL from Rossmeyer Fort Lauderdale Motorcycles, Inc. for or about $162 per square foot. The 17,000-square-foot building was built on the edge on the I-95 in 2002 at 2900 Center Port Cir. on 2.9 acres in the Pompano Beach submarket of Broward County was never successful, offered harley rentals, and was vacant since at least 3 years.
New Theft Device Creates A Protective “Geofence” Around Your Motorcycle. Each time your ignition is off, the SkyLINK PowerSport device creates a “geofence” and if your bike is moved beyond the crested perimeter, a text message or email is being sent to you. SkyLINK uses GPS and cellular technologies to provide the vehicle’s exact location to the local police department. Another feature is SkyLINK PROTECT, an online dashboard tracking the location of your bike, speed, battery charge, etc. Let’s say you lend your bike to a friend, at all times you know exactly where he is, his speed, etc…