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RBC analyst reports on Q1 dealer survey

May 15, 2015

RBC Capital Markets analyst Joe Spak provided the following research note to Powersports Business following the combined RBC/PSB Q1 Dealer Survey. “Winter weather clearly weighed on traffic, and 1Q15 retail sales are likely to be short of prior expectations. In many instances, this has contributed... Read more »

Kali Protectives launches new Shiva helmet

May 15, 2015

The Shiva is Kali Protectives’ newest offering for the off-road market, and at 1050 grams, it is the lightest and smallest DOT full-face on the market. Kali Protectives’ products are unique in the motorcycle industry in that the foam and shell are in-molded. That means the two components are one... Read more »

MAP pricing — A business owner’s view

May 15, 2015

We rolled out our MAP [Minimum Advertised Price] policy about a year ago, and looking back I’m 100 percent confident that it was the right thing to do. It was a decent amount of work and took a fair amount of time — but it certainly wasn’t the largest task I ever undertook, and it didn’t distract... Read more »

Outlander L brings new customers to Can-Am

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
May 14, 2015

Fresh mid-size ATVs make an impact   Since 2012, Can-Am has been revamping its ATV and side-by-side lineups, and 2014 was no different. For the 2014 model year, Can-Am introduced the Outlander L series and an Outlander 6×6 XT, both of which saw success last year. The Outlander L was brought... Read more »

Yamaha launches retail financing business

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May 14, 2015

Yamaha Motor Finance targets younger buyers Yamaha Motor Corp. USA (YMUS) in late March announced that it had established Yamaha Motor Finance Corp., USA to provide “an all-new captive finance solution through Yamaha’s national network of dealer partners.” “Yamaha Motor Finance is an exciting... Read more »

Klock Werks KlipHanger Handlebars add adjustability

May 14, 2015

When Mitchell, S.D.-based Klock Werks designed its KlipHanger Handlebars, it was with individual rider comfort in mind. No two riders are the same, and Klock Werks’ innovative machined “Klamps” allow the control/grip portion of the KlipHanger Handlebar to be positioned exactly where the rider want... Read more »

Mile by mile, brick by brick

Harley Davidson Brick Ride

By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
May 13, 2015

Harley-Davidson brick tour to Sturgis becomes unexpected adventure thanks to snowstorm   When three representatives of Harley-Davidson Motor Company planned to ride from Wisconsin to South Dakota with bricks for the new Rally Point in Sturgis, it’s likely they expected the normal types of stories... Read more »

Sea-Doo promotion aims to grow consumer base

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May 13, 2015

YouTube filmmaker will be part of Ultimate Beach Party BRP is working with famed YouTube filmmaker Devin Super Tramp to bring the dream of owning a Sea-Doo watercraft to the masses with the #SPARKSOMEFUN Ultimate Sea-Doo Beach Party Sweepstakes. In 2014, BRP teamed up with Devin Super Tramp (Devin Graham)... Read more »

NOHVCC adds project manager

May 13, 2015

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council announced the addition of Marc Hildesheim as project manager. He will be working with the Private Lands Team and the Public Lands Team as staff liaison, will be assisting with NOHVCC Management Solutions (NMS) projects, creating additional NOHVCC... Read more »

Progressive Suspension goes Ultra-Low

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
May 8, 2015

New shocks drop the height of the popular Street Glide For some, especially shorter riders, an 800-pound motorcycle like the 2015 Harley-Davidson Street Glide can be intimidating. But it might also have the look, feel and price that the rider is looking for. That’s where Progressive Suspension comes... Read more »

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