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Indian accessories demand helps Aeromach USA thrive

September 26, 2014

When Polaris Industries acquired Indian Motorcycle in 2011, the team at Aeromach USA immediately began thinking about new products that could be manufactured. Aeromach is a Charlotte, N.C.-based manufacturer of billet aluminum motorcycle accessories. It wasn’t until late 2013 that the first all-new... Read more »

GartRides to AIMExpo: An industry charity ride to Orlando

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September 25, 2014

Dealers interested in getting seat time on their way to the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando now have an ideal opportunity, and can contribute to a charitable cause in the industry while doing so. Gart Sutton, educator and 20-group moderator for powersports dealers for the... Read more »

Harley-Davidson U.S. retail up 3.7 percent in Q3, analyst reports

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September 25, 2014

Retail sales in the U.S. of Harley-Davidson motorcycles are tracking at 3.7 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, “even with a difficult 20.1% comp as Touring/Rushmore retain momentum (against anniversary) and Road Glide reintroduction contributes incrementally,” according to a research note... Read more »

KTM secures $95 million in financing for R&D

KTM concluded a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank for a loan amounting to 75 million EUR ($95.5 million) and a six-year maturity. (From left) Alexander Hüttner (SCWP), Paulo Munini (EIB), Friedrich Roithner (KTM), Wilhelm Molterer (EIB), Viktor Sigl (KTM), Stefan Pierer (KTM), Harald Plöckinger (KTM) and Philip Habsburg (KTM).

September 25, 2014

News release KTM concluded a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank for a loan amounting to 75 million EUR ($95.5 million) and a six-year maturity. With this loan, research and development projects of the next years are financed. The focus of the projects is on road safety, fuel consumption,... Read more »

Polaris announces opening of ORV plant in Poland

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September 25, 2014

News release Polaris Industries Inc. [on Tuesday] announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Opole, Poland. The 345,000-square-foot facility will be the first Polaris plant dedicated to manufacturing Off-Road Vehicles (ORV’s) outside of North America. Employee training has already... Read more »

Indian Scout apparently off to strong start

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September 25, 2014

Indian Motorcycle dealers are reporting that due to the success of the initial order period for the 2015 Scout, Indian closed the pre-order period early. The Scout, with a starting MSRP of $10,999, was unveiled Aug. 2 at Sturgis. It’s the first new Indian Scout manufactured in nearly 70 years.

Creating a profitable PG&A department

Mark Mooney, Director, Retail Performance — Pied Piper Management Company LLC
September 24, 2014

“Where’s the Owner’s Manual? A practical guide to running a profitable, stable motorcycle dealership” is one of the many informative and educational classes being offered this year at the Powersports Business Institute @ AIMEXPO Oct. 16-17 in Orlando, Florida. It doesn’t matter which department... Read more »

Western Power Sports adds to snow lines

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
September 24, 2014

FLY, Triple 9 reveal new and updated products Though the temperatures outside Western Power Sports’ Snow Showcase were in the 80s during the distributor’s August event in Minneapolis, inside the talk was all about cold weather. FLY Racing has begun making serious headway with is snowmobile gear line,... Read more »

Dealership Great Ideas — Sept. 24, 2014

September 24, 2014

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson hosts Kid Rock Kid Rock took an outdoor stage Saturday night behind Black Diamond Harley-Davidson’s warehouse in Marion, Ill. The event, which dealership co-owner Shad Zimbro hosted in part to prove big concerts can be held in Southern Illinois, drew about 12,000 attendees.... Read more »

Yamaha volunteers log 200 hours at Southern California’s Coxey Meadows

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September 24, 2014

News release Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., employees and volunteers returned to the San Bernardino National Forest in advance of National Hunting and Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day planting shrubs and cleaning up OHV areas for the seventh straight year alongside members of the U.S. Forest Service... Read more »

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