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I wish you all the best and successful 2014!

Jennifer Robison, National Retail Specialist — Tucker Rocky Distributing
January 31, 2014

  Editor’s Note: Jennifer Robison wrote this blog before the Super Bowl. Obviously she is quite pleased with the outcome of the game. January is nearly gone. Super Bowl is this weekend, and of course I want my Seahawks to take the win! The Super Bowl has significance to our powersports retail.... Read more »

Seeking service efficiency

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Tom Kaiser, Senior Editor
January 31, 2014

Service departments are messy by nature, but their importance in terms of customer satisfaction and loyalty cannot be overlooked. While the front-of-the-house staff greets the customer and usually establishes the initial relationship, the service department is where that relationship is tested in times... Read more »

Arai partners with Doe-Anderson for marketing

January 31, 2014

Arai Helmet, Inc. has appointed Doe-Anderson as agency-of-record for creative and digital support in the North America market. “We’re excited to begin working with Doe-Anderson and look forward to the fresh voice that they will bring to our brand,” said Brian Weston, managing director of Arai Helmet,... Read more »

Scorpion hires ex-Klim product line manager Wilkinson

January 31, 2014

Scorpion Sports, Inc. has added veteran motorcycle apparel developer Edward Wilkinson to its lineup as director of development. “We are incredibly fortunate to bring Edward on board to oversee and expand our development team,” John Kim, vice president of business operations. “Not only is he an... Read more »

A changing consumer shopping experience

Neil Pascale, Columnist
January 31, 2014

When you opened the dealership doors on Jan. 1 to a new year, did you pause to consider the change? The change that has swept this industry — not to mention every other retail sector — compared to just two short years ago? It wasn’t the product in your shop. Oh sure, there has been change there,... Read more »

Missouri dealership changes hands

January 30, 2014

Bootheel Harley-Davidson in Scott City, Mo., has been sold to Lawless Powersports, LLC. The southeastern Missouri dealership had been previously owned by Rodney Cabaness. Powersports Listings M&A facilitated the sale.

Las Vegas Harley-Davidson breaks ground on new store

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January 30, 2014

Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Vice President Timothy Cashman, Governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval, Las Vegas Harley-Davidson President Don Andress attend the ground breaking of Las Vegas Harley-Davidson’s Las Vegas Strip location. News Release On Jan. 23, Las Vegas Harley-Davidson broke ground on a full-line... Read more »

Dealership burglarized twice

January 30, 2014

Mid America Powersports in Wichita, Kan., was burglarized twice in five weeks, with about $44,000 worth of merchandise stolen between the two events. Dealership owner Ross Reed told KAKE-TV that both times someone cut a hole into a spot in the roof of his store. On Dec. 23, a 2014 Kawasaki side-by-side... Read more »

Dealership hosts Easyriders after party with David Allan Coe

January 30, 2014

News release The Bluestone is proud to host the 3rd Annual Official Easyriders After Party on Saturday, February 8th, 2014. This year’s party, hosted by A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson, will feature legendary outlaw musician David Allan Coe, along with special performances by Cliff Cody and Mark Pennington.... Read more »

Harley’s U.S. retail sales increase 4.4 percent in fiscal 2013

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January 30, 2014

News Release Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) earnings and dealer new motorcycle sales continued their growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 and for the full year, compared to the year-ago periods. Fourth-quarter diluted earnings per share increased 9.7% to $0.34, primarily on strong operating results... Read more »

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