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KYMCO hits the mark with 50th anniversary lineup

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By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
August 15, 2014

All-new UXV 450i, 500i Generator models top the list KYMCO is going out of its way to make sure its 50th anniversary celebration is one that is memorable for dealers. The U.S. operations of the Taiwanese OEM gathered media for the 2015 reveal of many of its 32 models of off-road vehicles during at Big... Read more »

Hot Leathers announces promotions

August 15, 2014

Jerry Berkowitz, founder and owner of Manchester, Conn.-based Hot Leathers has promoted several employees. “Hot Leathers has a rich history in the motorcycle industry that spans over 30 years. With that I want to insure that we can continue to grow for another 30 years and beyond. The individuals that... Read more »

Rommel grows dealership footprint

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August 13, 2014

Brad Hopkins and Dave Rommel of the Rommel Harley-Davidson Group have purchased the former Electric City Harley-Davidson in Scranton, Pa., and Noto’s Harley-Davidson Shop in Plains Township, Pa., from brothers Thomas and Robert Noto. The stores have been renamed Rommel Harley-Davidson of Scranton,... Read more »

GE offers floorplan financing to Wolf Brand Scooter dealers

By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
August 13, 2014

Wolf Brand Scooters is one of most recent companies to partner with GE Capital Commercial Distribution Finance to provide floorplan financing for its dealers. Wolf Brand CEO Diana Hammer explained to Powersports Business how this partnership will help the company’s dealers and talked about how the... Read more »

Atlanta H-D store gets new owner

August 11, 2014

Harley-Davidson of Clayton County, also known as “The Best Little Harley House in Georgia” was sold by Coweta Harrison to Gene Preston in June. Coweta and her husband, Charlie, founded H-D of Clayton County, located in Morrow, Ga., in 1977. Charlie Harrison passed away in 2009, and Coweta and her... Read more »

BMW Motorrad first-half sales set record

August 8, 2014

BMW Motorrad has achieved an all-time six-month high in the first half of this year. With worldwide sales of 70,978 motorcycles and maxi scooters (previous year: 64,941 units), this amounts to an increase of 9.3 percent as compared to the equivalent period of 2013. A total of 11,827 bikes and scooters... Read more »

Küryakyn names Amenda to VP position

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August 8, 2014

Celebrating its first 25 years in business and looking ahead to the next 25 wit the launch of NXT 25, Küryakyn has hired industry veteran Pete Amenda as vice president of product development. “For a product-driven company like Küryakyn, bringing Pete in with his skillset, background and personality,... Read more »

ADP Lightspeed offers DMS training to Yamaha staff

August 8, 2014

ADP Lightspeed announced its participation in in several classroom training sessions offered by Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS) to their Parts and Accessories Field Support Managers. The trainings are offered as part of YMUS’s initiative to assist and train its field reps on how to create and... Read more »

Slingshot whips into spotlight

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
August 6, 2014

Steering wheel and seatbelts — and 173 horses Polaris says the Slingshot was designed for one purpose: exhilaration. The Minnesota-based OEM met that description and many others when it launched the three-wheeled roadster in July during the company’s dealer meeting in Minneapolis. The Slingshot features... Read more »

PSB Institute @ AIMExpo speaker lineup unveiled

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August 6, 2014

The following list of speakers will present training sessions at the 2014 Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo, set for Oct. 16-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The Powersports Business Institute, sponsored by ADP Lightspeed and Sta-Bil, kicks off with a new Kickoff Networking... Read more »

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