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WPS adds Marshall with buy

By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
November 28, 2014

Shoemaker: A win-win for everyone, including dealers A pair of longtime friends and business associates became dealmakers, and the powersports distributorship has a new look because of it. CEOs Craig Shoemaker of Western Power Sports and Roger Marshall of Marshall Distributing, Inc., have shared meals... Read more »

Yamaha snowmobile race team partners with Elka Suspension

November 28, 2014

Yamaha’s snowmobile race team announced a new shock absorber sponsor, Elka Suspension, Inc. The team will be using Elka’s ultra-lightweight Stage 5 coilover shocks on both the cross country and hillclimb circuits. “What we are most impressed with is the Elka team’s level of commitment in helping... 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 »

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 »

Ariens unveils Gravely Atlas Job Site Vehicle

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November 17, 2014

Powersports dealers have opportunity to carry Polaris-partnered vehicle By Liz Keener Managing Editor Ariens Company’s Atlas is so unique to the market that company employees rarely refer to it as a UTV or side-by-side; instead they call it a JSV, meaning Job Site Vehicle. The Gravely Atlas JSV-3000... Read more »

‘Born to be Wild,’ and other Orlando hits

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November 17, 2014

By Dave McMahon Editor in Chief Some crazy things happened along our way to a highly successful Year 2 of the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando. If you attended or exhibited, we hope your time was equally productive and filled with relationship-building and developing new partnerships. Here... Read more »

A look back at AIMExpo 2014

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November 10, 2014

Here’s a look at some of the exhibit floor highlights at the 2nd annual AIMExpo in Orlando The Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo sponsored by CDK Global Recreation and STA-BIL drew attentive industry crowds throughout the duration of the two-day event. With 32 sessions across four tracks, including... Read more »

ARI acquires tech company

November 10, 2014

ARI Network Services, Inc. has acquired TCS Technologies, a provider of software, websites and digital marketing services designed exclusively for dealers, wholesalers, retreaders and manufacturers within the automotive tire and wheel vertical. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “ARI’s... Read more »

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