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Iowa dealership loses motorcycles in fire

November 26, 2014

Harley-Davidson of Mason City in Mason City, Iowa, lost 15-20 motorcycles in a fire at one of its buildings last week. The blaze, which likely started in the attic of the building, was believed to have been sparked by faulty wiring, the Mason City Globe Gazette reported. The dealership’s two showrooms... Read more »

Pro Armor issues recall for RZR doors

November 26, 2014

Pro Armor is recalling about 300 doors for the Polaris RZR 800 and 900 due to impact, laceration hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The latch pin can disengage from the latch and allow the door to open while the vehicle is moving, posing a risk of ejection of an... Read more »

Holiday retail spending predicted to rise with traffic decline

November 26, 2014

News release RetailNext Inc., the worldwide leader in applied Big Data for physical retail stores, today announced positive predictions for U.S. retail over the Thanksgiving holiday and ‘Cyber-Monday’ — a 2 to 3 percent increase in brick-and-mortar sales to go along with a projected 16... Read more »

MIC releases Tire Guide how-to video

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November 26, 2014

News Release “When you’re on your motorcycle or scooter, everything is riding on your tires.” So begins MIC’s new Tire Guide video, a four-minute instructional video that highlights the importance of selecting the right tires for your bike, and shows you how to make regular inspections... Read more »

Dealers get in on Black Friday events

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November 26, 2014

Not to be passed by for the big box stores, many dealerships are hosting events and sales on Black Friday, Nov. 28. The following are some of the events the Powersports Business team has learned about: Black Friday Sales Event at Harley-Davidson of Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn. Doors open at 5 a.m.... Read more »

PWC sales up 25 percent in September

November 26, 2014

PWC sales continued to be strong in September, up about 25 percent from 2013, according to Info-Link’s Bellwether Report. The Bellwether report tracks boat sales across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states representing roughly half... Read more »

Cat’s Hibbert prepares for 15th Pro Snocross season

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November 26, 2014

Tucker Hibbert will enter his 15th professional snocross season with a proven program focused on success. With the same core crew members and a familiar sponsor lineup behind him, Hibbert is in a solid position to defend his ISOC National Pro Open title, continue his X Games Aspen gold medal streak and... Read more »

3 Last-minute strategies for Small Business Saturday

Colleen Brousil, Director of Marketing — ARI Network Services
November 26, 2014

Looking to capture your share of shoppers this holiday weekend? Encourage your customers to #shopsmall this Small Business Saturday. Started in 2010, Small Business Saturday taps into the local shopping movement, encouraging people to spend with small businesses in their hometowns the Saturday after... Read more »

Improved new sales conditions reported

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November 26, 2014

Strong side-by-side sales expected to continue Powersports Business recently conducted a quarterly joint dealer survey (114 dealer participants from 39 states and Canada) with RBC Capital Markets. RBC analyst Joe Spak reports that the “dealer business conditions index suggests an overall sequential... Read more »

Industry fights against CPSC ROV mandates

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November 26, 2014

ARRA, Polaris call for public’s help On Oct. 29, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted 3-2 to push forward a proposed rule for mandatory product standards for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), specifically side-by-sides. Now industry organizations and Polaris are asking for help... Read more »

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