US Motorcycle Sales Sharply Up in September. Only 1% For Year To Date. According to the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) September on-highway motorcycle sales jumped 16.1% versus same month last year for a total of 26,110 units. Year to date (September 30), motorcycle sales are up only 1% for a total of 274,578 sold units. Off-highway motorcycles surged, up 9.4% to 55,802 units sold year-to-date. Dual motorcycle sales are up about 8% for the month and year-to-date. More than 25,000 dual sport motorcycles were sold through September 30t. ATV sales are steady year-over-year with a 0.9% increase to 164,321 units. Scooter sales declined, down 6.4% for September and down 16.7% year-to-date. The motorcycle segment, both including and excluding ATV’s, were up 0.9 percent year-to-date through Sept. 30. By the end of the third quarter of the year, 549,577 motorcycles and ATVs were sold.
EagleRider Motorcycles Continues International Expansion With Locations In Singapore And Dubai. EagleRider announced the opening of new international motorcycle rental locations in Dubai and Singapore. Pioneering the motorcycle rental concept in 1992, EagleRider is now a full service motorcycle experience company offering Harley-Davidson®, Honda®, BMW® rentals, one way rentals, and guided and self-drive tours. With over 100 locations, EagleRider is the world’s largest motorcycle travel company. Renting in Dubai gives travelers from the United States and the world the opportunity to explore a rich desert oasis. Spectacular Singapore has also long been a go-to destination for international travelers. “EagleRider’s rentals and tours have been so successful with the U.S. among domestic and international travelers for so long, we needed to offer this amazing experience to people traveling to great places around the world,” said Erik Seversen, EagleRider’s V.P. of International Business Development.
Polaris Declared Regular Cash Dividend. Polaris Industries Inc. (PII) announced a regular quarterly $0.42 per share cash dividend payable on December 16, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 2, 2013. Polaris 2012 annual sales were $3.2 billion.