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cyril-Huze-fast-newsReorganizational Changes At Polaris Industries Inc. The company is merging its Polaris sales (this announcement has no impact on the Indian and Victory Motorcycles sales force), sales operations, service, corporate marketing and interactive team into a unified global customer excellence team led by Tim Larson, vice president of Global Customer Excellence. The company also announced that Bill Fisher, vice president and chief information officer, will retire from Polaris at the end of 2014, necessitating leadership transitions within the company’s Information Services organization.

Pirelli Named Official Tire Sponsor Of The Monster Energy AMA Supercross For 2014-2015. Pirelli has signed an agreement with Feld Motor Sports®, a division of Feld Entertainment®, for the period 2014-2016 which includes an official sponsorship by the Italian tire company of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, a FIM World Championship. Created in 1974, Supercross is the most important motorcycle championship in the world in terms of TV and onsite audience. Supercross is an extreme competition that, unlike motocross, takes place on tracks made of dirt built within baseball or football arenas. In 2008, the Supercross World Championship sponsored by FIM merged with the AMA Supercross thus giving rise to a united single World Supercross Championship, named Monster Energy AMA Supercross, a FIM World Championship.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has Issued A Recall Notice For Certain 2013 model-year Triumph Trophy SE motorcycles. According to the notice, the left hand center stand mount may fracture. In the event of a fracture the center stand may not function properly and result in the motorcycle tipping over. There are potentially 416 units affected and the notice pertains to those motorcycles produced from June 1, 2012 through February 28, 2013. Triumph Trophy SE motorcycles produced after the specified date were built with a revised main frame which contains a new center stand bracket and aren’t affected by the recall. Owners can contact Triumph directly at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph’s reference number for the recall is SB508RM2013/033.

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