Harley Halts Production Due to COVID19

Motorcycle Factories Shut Down Due to Corona Virus

Harley-Davidson has announced a temporary halt on production in their U.S. manufacturing facilities through March 29 due to COVID19. On Monday, the company had asked employees at their Milwaukee-area headquarters and Product Development Center to work remotely at least until the end of March. But that was before an employee tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus yesterday, resulting in the immediate closing of HD’s Pilgrim Road Powertrain Operations facility. The…

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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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