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‘The 32’ is all that needs to be said

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
April 23, 2014

Vee Rubber goes where no other manufacturer has tread with newest offering When Vee Rubber launched its 30-inch front tire at V-Twin Expo in 2009, there was plenty of buzz. But when Vee Rubber teamed up with Metalsport Custom Motorcycle Wheels and award-winning custom bike builder Matt Hotch to unveil... Read more »

Racer X returns as media partner for 2014 AIMExpo

April 23, 2014

The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) and Filter Publications, publishers of Racer X Illustrated, have announced a renewal of their media partnership for the 2014 event, scheduled for Oct. 16-19 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. For the second year, Racer X will be a featured... Read more »

KBB.com data shows used Victory bikes bring interest


April 21, 2014

Data provided to Powersports Business from Kelley Blue Book senior powersports analyst Lisa Pelissier shows that KBB.com web hits for the touring and cruiser segments reached an all-time high in 2013, and the trend appears to be following in early 2014. “Kelley Blue Book has been tracking the top 10... Read more »

7 ways to boost your service profits, CSI scores

Steve Jones, Columnist
April 21, 2014

Every year I do numerous on-site consulting and training sessions with dealers. I find that, despite the training and resources provided by the OEs and companies like Gart Sutton & Associates, many dealership service departments struggle with lack of profitability and poor CSI scores. Since industry... Read more »

GasGas ready to step on the gasgas

April 21, 2014

GasGas Motos of Spain is in the process of changing its business model as it tries to ramp up sales of its enduro and trials bikes in the U.S. The company will renew its commitment to the U.S. market by forming a U.S. subsidiary. In the interim, GasGas has appointed Jim Snell of Rising Sun Imports and... Read more »

Dealers hopeful for 2015 Ski-Doo success

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
April 18, 2014

Loud colors, updates ignite interest following Quebec unveil For customers walking into a Ski-Doo dealership or a Snowmobile Sneak Peek event this spring, the 2015 Ski-Doo lineup will be hard to miss. Among changes for the new model year came bold, eye-catching colors on many models. That and the release... Read more »

Chasing their dream


Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
April 18, 2014

Seeking something better, 7th Gear Motorcycle Co. trio goes it alone It doesn’t take much to see the success that the trio of thirtysomethings will likely experience as owner-operators at 7th Gear Motorcycle Co. The new parts, service and customization shop, under the direction of Justin Lowther, Paul... Read more »

Trucking company adding employees to haul Harleys

April 18, 2014

Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider, one of the largest truckload carriers in North America, has recently created 75 new jobs for professional truck drivers looking to earn up to $80,000 per year while carrying some unique freight. The drivers will be hauling motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson’s engines... Read more »

Casarez named president, CEO at Custom Chrome

April 18, 2014

Custom Chrome has announced the promotion of Louis Casarez to president and chief executive officer. He has spent the past 15 years as an employee at Custom Chrome in Morgan Hill, Calif., as well as its parent company, DIC, in South Korea. Last year, Casarez returned to Custom Chrome as director of operations... Read more »

ACCEL renews focus on powersports segment


Liz Keener, Managing Editor
April 16, 2014

Experience, R&D lead to high-quality products With more than four decades in the automotive industry, ACCEL Performance Group is well known for its various ignition and charging system components for cars and trucks. But its powersports division isn’t new to the game either, with 30 years under... Read more »

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