Motorcycles Experiencing Unprecedented Demand

Polaris Experiencing Unprecedented Demand for bikes

Harley-Davidson (HOG, -2%) and Polaris (PII, +7.5%) issued contrasting earnings reports before the bell today. The maker of the iconic Harley missed earnings expectations by a wide margin, but Polaris, which makes off-road vehicles and snowmobiles as well as motorcycles, blew past forecasts and is experiencing unprecedented demand. The stocks are reacting accordingly. Both companies are navigating the same pandemic problems, with production facilities and dealership closed. But while Polaris is executing…

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Long Beach Motorcycle Show Starts Today

Long Beach International Motorcycle Show 2016

Shrinking motorcycle sales are forcing manufacturers to think small. In an effort to attract women, minorities and riders of smaller size to the sport, some of the industry’s biggest companies are building smaller bikes. Several will make their U.S. debut at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show, which opens Friday at the Long Beach Convention Center. Among them are downsized machines from Honda, Kawasaki, Ducati and BMW. An estimated 50,000-plus attendees…

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