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2015 Sea-Doo lineup offers Spark custom options


October 31, 2014

All full-size models get new Radio Frequency key BRP’s 2015 Sea-Doo lineup offers several new accessories and colors while providing greater customization for the popular Sea-Doo Spark model. “In 2014, BRP’s Sea-Doo line had one of its strongest years in over a decade with the introduction of... Read more »

Kawasaki’s 2015 Jet Ski lineup revealed

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October 31, 2014

Kawasaki unveiled its 2015 Jet Ski lineup in September, with the Ultra 310X topping the six models that were revealed. Here’s a look at the lineup. Jet Ski Ultra 310X Kawasaki surprised the entire industry when it debuted the Jet Ski Ultra 300X in 2011. This flagship Jet Ski remains the most powerful... Read more »

Top selling electric car sets U.S. sales record

October 31, 2014

News release With more than two months remaining, Nissan LEAF has shattered the record for the most U.S. electric vehicle sales in a single calendar year, surpassing the previous record of 22,610 that it set in 2013. “With nearly 20 electric cars or plug-in hybrid models on the road today, Nissan LEAF... Read more »

Senators back UTV OEMs in regulation battle

October 30, 2014

A dozen U.S. senators have written a letter to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, asking the CPSC to delay its vote on side-by-side safety standards. The vote was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29, McClatchy DC reported. The letter-writing effort was led by Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Republican... Read more »

GE survey shows strong industry sales growth in 2014

October 30, 2014

News release The motorsports industry is expecting to close out the year with strong sales, according to a survey conducted by GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF). Fifty-three percent of respondents anticipate 2014 full-year sales growth of at least 10 percent, with an additional 24 percent... Read more »

Big 4 halt downturn trends in first half of fiscal year

October 30, 2014

Motorcycle exports by Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha increased by 11.7 percent during September, compared to September 2013, according to the latest data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. Motorcycle exports totaled 37,281 units during September, an increase of 3,917 units... Read more »

Industry CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year


October 30, 2014

José Boisjoli, President and Chief Executive Officer of BRP — a world leader in the design, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles and power sports engines — is this year’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Québec winner. The sky is the limit for gravity defying entrepreneurs... Read more »

‘Strong retail demand/deposits’ for Polaris products, analyst says


October 30, 2014

Both the Polaris Slingshot and Indian Scout “have strong retail demand/deposits,” according to a research note provided to Powersports Business by RBC Capital Markets analyst Joe Spak. Spak provided takeaways after hosting management meetings with Polaris executives, including COO Bennett Morgan... Read more »

A piece of the $9 billion PANK pie

Leslie Prevish, Founder — Prevish Marketing
October 30, 2014

Yes, I’m a PANK — Professional Aunt, No Kids. And like 76 percent of PANKS, I spend an average of $500 on kids I never birthed — nieces, nephews and rugrats of friends. How can you get a piece of the $9 billion pie that more than 23 million PANKs are spending each year, especially with the holiday... Read more »

2014 Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo Presentations

October 29, 2014

Following are PDFs of the slide presentations from the dealer training sessions at the 2014 Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo. Thanks once again for your attendance. Click on the title to download the PDF to your desktop. Brad Smith – Maximizing Post Sale Profits Craig Cervenka – Google... Read more »

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