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CTP Transportation Products adds Peetz as COO

December 5, 2014

Chris Peetz has joined Franklin, Tenn.-based CTP Transportation Products, LLC (CTP), parent company of ITP tires and wheels, as chief operating officer. Peetz is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of domestic and international experience. At CTP, he is responsible for tire and wheel operations,... Read more »

Parsons a Magic Man indeed in Greater Phoenix


By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
December 3, 2014

Go AZ Motorcycles owner throws a party for the ages — and the kids   It would be a smart idea to add Biker Bob’s Bash to your list of motorcycle events to attend. I hopped on a early morning flight from Orlando and a couple of hours later I was in the parking lot of Phoenix Children’s Hospital... Read more »

Kawasaki USA turns to UPS for distribution

December 3, 2014

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced that as part of its corporate initiative to strengthen its operations, it has entered into an agreement with UPS to handle parts and accessories warehousing and distribution operations. The company’s agreement with UPS will provide KMC with industry-leading... Read more »

Küryakyn launches new division, sets future goals

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
December 1, 2014

Product development becomes primary focus under Mohr’s leadership There’s no doubt that Küryakyn wanted to go big with its Crusher Performance Division launch earlier this year. The Somerset, Wis.-based aftermarket company teased the launch a couple weeks in advance on social media, and then showed... Read more »

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


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


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 »

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