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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Vega XTA Touring Motorcycle Helmet Recall

Vega Touring Half Helmet Recall XTA

Vega Helmet Corporation (Vega) is recalling certain motorcycle half helmets, models XTA and XTA Touring in sizes L, XL, and XXL, manufactured from February 2013 through December 2014. The affected helmets may not adequately protect the user’s head in the event of an impact such as can happen during a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 218, “Motorcycle…

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Sam Wheeler Dies at Bonneville

Sam Wheeler at Bonneville Salt Flats

Land speed racing a motorcycle streamliner on the Bonneville Salt Flats means constantly pushing the envelope of what is humanly and mechanically possible. Sometimes, the salt pushes back. Yesterday, the motorcycle racing community lost one of the great ones when Sam Wheeler succumbed to injuries suffered in a testing crash. No details have been released, and they really don’t matter. Wheeler was a man who spent his life pursuing his…

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