Police Warn about String of Motorcycle Thefts

Orlando Police Warn of string of motorcycle thefts

Orlando police are investigating a string of motorcycle thefts from downtown apartment complexes, and detectives think two separate groups are responsible. One group, police said, stole a Suzuki GSX-R from the Nora complex on North Orange Ave on Feb. 2, then left it outside a hotel down the street with its starter system and seat missing. Those suspects also may be responsible for the March 18 theft of a Suzuki…

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Biker Arrested for Motorcycle Heist Video

Biker Caught After Posting Video of Motorcycle Heist on Facebook

It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Miami and the city’s tow truck drivers were about as busy as the hundreds of biker racing through the streets — sometimes in the wrong direction, more often than not, popping wheelies, during the annual “Bikes Up, Guns Down” rally. So when the Molina Towing driver was making his way down Northwest 68th Street near 12th Avenue with his haul of two…

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Polaris Donates Engines to Technical College

Polaris Indian Motorcycle Engines Donation to WITC

New Richmond’s Power Sports program recently received two brand new Indian Scout motorcycle engines to use as teaching tools from Polaris in Osceola. According to Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Instructor Dave Brown, the engines offer an excellent opportunity to show others what they’ll learn in his program. It also aids in classroom demonstrations and discussions. “I plan to partially disassemble one of the engines allowing learners to see the internal…

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Polaris to Shut Down Victory Motorcycles

Polaris Shutting Down Victory Motorcycle Brand

Polaris Industries, a global producer of motorcycles and off-road vehicles, is pulling the plug on its Iowa-made Victory Motorcycles brand, the company announced Monday. The brand launched in 1998 and attempted to compete head-to-head with Harley Davidson. Victory assembles its motorcycles at its Spirit Lake plant. It was not immediately clear how many local jobs would be impacted by Victory’s elimination. In April 2011, Minnesota-based Polaris acquired Indian Motorcycle, the nation’s…

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Burglars Try to Rob Honda Motorcycle Dealer

Burglars Hit Honda Motorcycle Dealership

On Sunday, Police arrested two burglars who they said were seen breaking into a Honda motorcycle and off-road vehicle dealership before leading police on a pursuit. The Melbourne Police Department said officers were called to Honda of Melbourne at 1240 S. Harbor City Blvd. after two men were reported seen using a sledgehammer to try to knock out a wall to the dealership. “Crime is probably not a a good…

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Thieves Buy 4 Motorcycles Using Fake Info

Suspect Uses Fake Identification to Buy 4 Motorcycles

Police say two identity theft suspects are in jail after they used an Aurora woman’s credit to buy four motorcycles, a Corvette and thousands of dollars worth of merchandise at Home Depot, Sears and Best Buy. “It was outrageous,” said victim Kris Atkin. “They were able to purchase a brand new Corvette.” Surveillance video from September shows a man and a woman in a motorcycle shop in September. Police say…

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3 Arrested in Victory Motorcycle Fraud Scheme

Victory Dealer Fraud Scheme

Only nine months after police began investigating the possibility that a local company was committing fraud and larceny, three people have been arrested. After a joint investigation between Connecticut State Police, Department of Defense, U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Command, two employees and the owner of Shark Cycle, a former Stafford Springs business, have been charged with identity theft, fraud and larceny. Police arrested owner Robert Charland, 53, and employees Risa Bazinet, 26, and…

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Stolen Bike Craigslist Ad Leads to Police Chase

Stolen Motorcycle Craigslist ad leads to police chase

A man was sent to the hospital after he crashed an allegedly stolen motorcycle early Tuesday morning while leading police on a chase in southwest Houston. The incident began about 4 a.m. near Woodhead and West Gray near the River Oaks Shopping Center, said Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department. Crowson said a man told investigators his motorcycle had been stolen a few days ago and he noticed…

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Police Searching for 4 in Motorcycle Shop Theft

Police Looking for 4 Suspects in Motorcycle Dealership theft Robbery

Davie Police are seeking the public’s help in locating four people responsible for an attempted theft at a local motorcycle shop and trying to steal four bikes, earlier this month. Surveillance cameras rolled as the subjects broke through hurricane-proof glass at the Rick Case Honda Powerhouse motorcycle store, earlier this month. “It took them quite some time to get through the hurricane glass with a hammer, but they were eventually able to…

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Victory Motorcycles First NHRA Pro Stock Win

NHRA Pro Stock Victory Motorcycles 1st Win

Victory Racing’s® Matt Smith this past weekend rode his Pro Stock Victory Motorcycles Gunner to his first win of the season and the first for Victory Motorcycles during the NHRA Auto Club Finals at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif. The celebration began before Smith and his Victory Gunner crossed the finish line. Smith knew he would stand on the top step of the podium when opponent Angelle Sampey…

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