Consumer Goods Companies Announce Leadership Changes, Marketing Campaigns and Introduce New Racing Machines - Research Report on Harley-Davidson, Polaris Industries, Thor Industries, LKQ and Honda

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Aug 22, 2013, 08:00 ET from Analysts' Corner

NEW YORK, August 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG), Polaris Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PII), Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO), LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ: LKQ) and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE: HMC). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. Research Report

On August 19, 2013, Harley-Davidson, Inc. (Harley-Davidson) announced its first-ever global marketing campaign - created under the "United by Independents" banner -for a revolutionary line of new 2014 motorcycles. The company stated that the star of the show is not a single bike, but rather eight new bikes under the banner Project Rushmore. According to the Harley-Davidson, Project Rushmore used rider insights that was collected by the brand during thousands of rides and personal interactions with customers in order to deliver never-before-seen motorcycling enhancements, such as the first original-equipment voice recognition and touch screen for music, GPS navigation and on-motorcycle phone, while the fitting soundtrack for this fan-inspired effort is a gutsy, modern re-imagination of The Beatles' iconic hit, "Come Together." Mark-Hans Richer, Harley-Davidson Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer said, "Our new products and media partnerships are writing the new history of Harley-Davidson, and we're always open to what's next. But no matter what, 100 years from now our customers will still lead us."The Full Research Report on Harley-Davidson, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Polaris Industries, Inc. Research Report

On August 19, 2013, Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) announced the appointment of Tim Larson to the newly created position of Vice President, Global Customer Excellence, with immediate effect. According to Polaris, leading companies must stay ahead of customers' rapidly changing expectations, and for Polaris, this meant delivering excellence at each customer touch point, across its current global dealer network, business units, channels and technology, as well as evaluate strategic expansion of distribution channels and customer base. To address this need, the Company has created the new leadership position directly accountable for those intersections to deliver a truly differentiated customer experience. Prior to this new role, Larson served as President and CEO at Jostens, Inc. The Full Research Report on Polaris Industries, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Thor Industries Inc. Research Report

On August 9, 2013, Thor Industries Inc. (Thor Industries) announced that Don Emahiser has resigned as President of Crossroads RV (a Thor subsidiary) to pursue other interests, with immediate effect. President and CEO, Bob Martin said, "We appreciate Don's service to our Company and wish him well on his future endeavors. Fortunately, we have a strong bench of management talent at Thor and Crossroads that should help ensure this management transition is smooth. We will begin the process of hiring a new president for Crossroads immediately and we hope to have the search completed within our fiscal first quarter. In the interim, I will be working closely with the management team at Crossroads to ensure that our operations continue running effectively and we continue to provide our dealers with the service and products they expect." The Full Research Report on Thor Industries Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


LKQ Corp. Research Report

On August 13, 2013, LKQ Corp. (LKQ) announced that Kevin F. Flynn, a member of the LKQ Board of Directors, passed away on August 12, 2013. The Company stated that Mr. Flynn was key in the initial formation of LKQ, facilitated a number of acquisitions and financings, and served on the Board for more than nine years. President and CEO Robert L. Wagman, commented, "We are shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden death of our colleague. Kevin was a valued member of the Board of Directors and he will be sorely missed." Joseph Holsten, Chairman of the Board of Directors, added, "Kevin's death is a tragedy for his family and a great loss to our company. I greatly appreciated his wisdom and counsel on company matters." The Full Research Report on LKQ Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Research Report

On August 16, 2013, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda) introduced the NSX CONCEPT-GT, a racing machine designated for entry in the GT500 class of the 2014 SUPER GT Series Round 5 2013 AUTOBACS SUPER GT at Suzuka Circuit. According to the Company, The NSX CONCEPT-GT is a dedicated racing vehicle based on the NSX Concept, the next-generation super sports model that made its debut in January 2012 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Honda informed that the NSX CONCEPT-GT meets the Japan Automobile Federation's GT500 regulations for 2014. The Company ALSO stated that along with a mid-mounted 2.0 L inline direct-injection 4-cylinder turbo engine, the vehicle is equipped with a racing hybrid system. The Full Research Report on Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []



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