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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 »

Ariens unveils Gravely Atlas Job Site Vehicle

Gravely Factory

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


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


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 »

Rockford Fosgate parent company promotes from within

November 10, 2014

High-performance audio systems maker Rockford Corp., has promoted Theresa Anthony to V.P of Sales & Marketing, and Jake Braaten to V.P. of Product Development & Engineering. “We’re setting our company up for growth,” said Bill Jackson, Rockford Corp. president and CEO. “These organizational... Read more »

Hibbert turns to Arcticwear for 2014-15 season


November 7, 2014

Team Arctic’s Tucker Hibbert will launch into the 2014-15 Snocross racing season wearing Arcticwear Gear from Arctic Cat. It’s the same winning combination that helped launch Hibbert’s record-setting career more than 15 years ago. “It just feels right coming home to Arcticwear,” Hibbert said.... Read more »

Go AZ Motorcycles holds steady as No. 1 dealer


November 7, 2014

Powersports Business announced its 2014 Power 50 dealerships last month during during a dinner and awards presentation sponsored by National Powersport Auctions (NPA) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., as part of the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo). For the second... Read more »

MotoLease’s new add-on products bring growth

By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
November 7, 2014

Lease assurance, service contracts, roadside assistance among additions MotoLease already had a program that appealed to subprime customers. Those interested in buying a bike could lease it without mileage restrictions, despite their FICO score, and they could own the bike at the end of the lease without... Read more »

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