Another US Harley Dealer Avoids Harley-Davidson Termination Notice For Allegedly Violating Non-Retail Sales Policy. Harley-Davidson conducts frequent audits of its dealers network to see if they don’t violate the company Non-Retail Sales Policy (NSRP) On June 23, 2011 Harley-Davidson notified Riverside Harley-Davidson (dab Skip Fordyce Harley-Davidson) of its intent to terminate the dealer agreement within 30 days. The company justified this corporate decision by contending that the dealer sold 25 motorcycles over a period of 13 months to non-retail clients. Skip Harley-Davidson protested this decision to he California New Motor Vehicle Board arguing that these sales were made by a former General Manager who concealed from the Dealer principal how the sales were made. At the same time the dealer received its termination notice, the dealer took action to fix the problem and volunteered to pay back Harley-Davidson for incentives it received for selling these 25 motorcycles. Administrative law Judge Victor D. Ryerson used the remedy proposed by the dealer as a reason to deny the termination request, asking Harley-Davidson to apply against Skip Fordyce Harley-Davidson less draconian sanctions as laid out in the Harley NRSP. It’s the second dealer case in 2012 where a Harley-Davidson termination notice was challenged and denied. For now, the 65 employees of Skip Fordyce are keeping their jobs. Harley-Davidson lawyers may appeal the judge decision.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc. Donates $50,000 to Sturgis Rally Charities Foundation. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc. (SMRi), official stewards of the Sturgis® brand, donated $50,000 to Sturgis Rally Charities Foundation who will in turn distribute that as well as another $21,850 to 45 local charities in and around the Sturgis community. SMRi’s contribution was made possible by licensing agreements the organization manages for the Sturgis® brand. “We worked hard to make sure we were able to make these funds available in time for the holiday season,” said Kathy Hersrud, president of Sturgis Rally Charities Foundation. “The beneficiary organizations and the clientele they serve are then able to use this funding to support programs they oversee as the year ends, or to devote them to 2013 programs.” Sturgis Rally Charities distributed $71,850 in funds generated by Rally-related trademarks owned by the community non-profit SMRi as well as another $21,850 donated to Sturgis Rally Charities from a variety of local sources.
Triumph Recalls 2013 Trophy. Triumph recalls 244 of its Trophy sport-touring motorcycles due to incorrect tire-pressure label information. Affected motorcycles, which were manufactured from Sept. 5 through Nov. 29, 2012 wear a label that fails to comply with the certification requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” Triumph says owners relying on the information contained in the label may install incorrect replacement tires, increasing the risk of personal injury. None of the affected motorcycles have been sold to consumers and they will be repaired prior to sale.