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2015 Snowmobile Sneak Peek dates revealed

March 26, 2014

Dates for the Snowmobile Sneak Peek tour have been announced, with three of the four sled manufacturers displaying their 2015 snowmobile lineups: Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha. All three brands will be showcasing nearly 50 new snowmobiles.   Midwest/Eastern U.S. Tour March 7-8    Old Forge, N.Y. 10  ... Read more »

Dealer’s OEM partner ‘like family’

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
March 24, 2014

DeLand Motorsports capitalizes on Suzuki offerings Nate Stickney was in full “go” mode when Powersports Business caught up with him in early February. With Bike Week just around the corner, the general manager at DeLand Motorsports in Florida was juggling a rise in showroom traffic and phones that... Read more »

Jamaica bans PWC use through October

March 24, 2014

Jamaica has temporarily banned the use of all personal watercraft, as it works to implement new regulations for PWC use, reported Travel Weekly. The island country is requiring the registration of all PWC and has extended an importation ban through Oct. 15. Its original ban on PWC imports took effect... Read more »

Scorpion, Ski-Doo team up for 2014 Hillclimb Season

March 24, 2014

Scorpion Sports, Inc. USA has announced a partnership with Team Ski-Doo Hillclimb Racing for 2014. The entire Ski-Doo team will be riding in Scorpion’s new VX-R70 helmet for this upcoming race season. “We are very excited about this unique partnership with Team Ski-Doo,” said Scorpion national... Read more »

Customer loyalty a game-changer

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
March 21, 2014

MVP’s one-time purchase of $89.95 has rewards at St. Paul Harley-Davidson As the founding dealership of the Motorcycle Value Program (MVP), St. Paul Harley-Davidson takes a keen approach to ensuring that its customers receive the best motorcycling experience possible. And that’s only the start. General... Read more »

Sportsman ACE launched after heavy research

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
March 21, 2014

Latest Polaris product aimed at bringing in new participants The launch of the Sportsman ACE by Polaris in January was unique in a variety of ways. Foremost, the vehicle, best described as a single-seat side-by-side and geared at new entrants to the marketplace, set itself apart in terms of consumer... Read more »

ACE creates new market, and its new buyers

March 21, 2014

Part rec, part utility, early signs are it’s a hit Roger Hapka, director of product planning for Off-Road Vehicles, and Ben Dieter, ATV product manager, shared their insights on the launch of the Sportsman ACE with Dave McMahon, editor in chief of Powersports Business. PSB: Wow, first of all what a... Read more »

Bell focuses on safety at all speeds

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 19, 2014

Company leans heavily on R&D while also improving dealer relations With a thud, a Bell Moto-9 dropped from more than 10 feet in the air onto a metal base. Everyone in the room knew it was coming, but the sound still drew a cringe from many as a Bell test lab engineer demonstrated one of the many... Read more »

Michigan sled dealer reports ‘banner year’

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 19, 2014

Snowmobile sales up in all departments; rentals, too To say Travis Conners, owner of Indian River Sports Center in Indian River, Mich., has been pleased with this year’s snowmobile season would be an understatement. “We actually had a banner year. It’s probably the best year we’ve had since 2003,”... Read more »

Thunderbird Harley-Davidson takes gold

March 19, 2014

Scott Fischer Enterprises announced that is primary Albuquerque Harley-Davidson location, Thunderbird Harley-Davidson, was recognized with the Gold Bar & Shield Award from the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The recognition solidifies the company’s effort to invest in their people and focus on customer... Read more »

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