Kendon’s Ride-Up Single SRL Motorcycle Trailer Offers The Best Of Both Worlds!

June 20, 2011 - Anaheim, CA - Kendon Industries, Inc., the originator of Stand-Up™ motorcycle trailers and innovative motorcycle lifts, expands its trailer offerings with a new ride-up single rail trailer. Billed as an easy loading solution for everything from lightweight sport bikes to heavyweight touring bikes, the new “Ride-Up Single SRL” trailer combines versatility and convenience with durability and practicality.

The new Ride-Up Single trailer incorporates Kendon’s new SRL technology. Exactly what is SRL? The acronym is short for “Suspension Reactive Loading,” or more simply put, it eliminates the apex created by a traditional ramp angle and the bed of the trailer when loading and unloading. The independent torsion suspension on the Kendon trailer works with the loading ramp to eliminate the apex and creates a smooth parallel surface for loading and unloading. This means that there is a much lower angle when loading/unloading a bike and virtually no point to hit the frame of the bike. The suspension compresses and lowers the bed of the trailer while loading a motorcycle and raises it back up to towing height after the bike is fully loaded onto the trailer.

Features and benefits of the new Ride-Up Single Trailer with SRL technology include:
* Single Person Ride-Up Loading
* The 2-Degree lower rear section provides a lower ramp angle that allows for easier loading
* Lock down 3-piece loading ramp featuring integrated footboards
* Expanded metal ramp surface improves traction and increases loading stability
* Ramp sections are lightweight and small enough to store in the trunk of a compact car or bolted into place on the trailer itself
* Full 1,000 lb. capacity
* Made in USA
* Lightweight, can easily be stood up for vertical storage

In addition to the new Ride-Up Single Motorcycle Trailer with SRL, Kendon’s popular standard single rail trailer will remain in the product line. Kendon is even offering a retrofit kit to upgrade its older single rail motorcycle trailers to the Ride-Up Single SRL technology.

Kendon’s Ride-Up Single Motorcycle Trailer with SRL is “The Simple, Lightweight, Stand-Up™, Ride-Up Solution.” The Ride-Up Single SRL is available now from Kendon dealers nationwide for $2,599.95 and is distributed by Tucker Rocky/Bikers Choice and Custom Chrome in the USA. More information about any of the Kendon Stand-Up™ trailers or lifts can be found at www.KendonUSA.com

or by calling 714-630-7144.

 


About Kendon Industries
Established in 1991, Kendon Industries, Inc. is proud to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. Kendon is proud to hold more than two dozen United States Patents on its products. Kendon is recognized as the industry leader in the USA for high quality fold-up Stand-Up™ Motorcycle Trailers and Lifts. Kendon’s complete line of trailers is designed and Made in America. For more information visit www.KendonUSA.com. Join Kendon on Facebook at facebook.com/kendonusa
Stand-Up™ is a trademark of Kendon Industries, Inc. © 2011.

 

Polaris Acquires Indian Motorcycle

MINNEAPOLIS (April 19, 2011) — Polaris Industries Inc. today announced the acquisition of Indian Motorcycle. The business was acquired from Indian Motorcycle Limited , a company advised by Stellican Limited and Novator Partners LLP, U.K. Private Equity firms. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are excited to be part of the revitalization of a quintessentially American brand,” said Scott Wine, CEO of Polaris Industries Inc. “Indian built America’s first motorcycle. With our technology and vision, we are confident we will deliver the classic Indian motorcycle, enhanced by the quality and performance for which Polaris and Victory are known.”

With this acquisition, Polaris adds one of motorcycling’s legendary brands to its strong stable of Victory cruiser and touring bikes. Indian will operate as an autonomous business unit, building upon the potent combination of Polaris’ engineering acumen and innovative technology with Indian’s premium brand, iconic design and rich American heritage.

“We are delighted to have reached an agreement with Polaris. Polaris will utilize its well-known strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and distribution to complete the mission we undertook upon re-launching the brand in 2006: harness the enormous potential of the Indian brand,” said Stephen Julius, chairman of Indian and managing director of Stellican. “Polaris is the most logical owner of Indian Motorcycle. Indian’s heritage brand will allow Polaris to aggressively compete across an expanded spectrum of the motorcycle market.”

Novator Partners LLP is a London based alternative investment firm founded and led by the investor Mr. Thor Bjorgolfsson. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, Mr. Bjorgolfsson said “After a troubled past, our goal was to bring the legendary Indian bikes back on the roads. The initial phase of that project is done and now our great partners at Polaris will carry on the work to realize the full potential of this classic American brand.”

Conference Call and Webcast Presentation
Tomorrow, April 20th at 9:00AM (CT), Polaris Industries Inc. will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the acquisition, as well as the first quarter 2011 financial results. The call will be hosted by Scott Wine, CEO, Bennett Morgan, President and COO and Mike Malone, Vice President-Finance and CFO.

A slide presentation and link to the audio webcast will be posted on the Investor Relations page of the Polaris web site at www.polarisindustries.com/irhome approximately 30 minutes before the conference call begins.

To listen to the conference call by phone, dial 800-374-6475 in the U.S. and Canada, or 973-200-3967 internationally. The Conference ID is #36643140. A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the call for a one-week period by accessing the same link on our website, or by dialing 800-642-1687 in the U.S. and Canada, or 706-645-9291 internationally.