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NPA to sponsor 2014 Power 50 program

October 16, 2014

Powersports Business announced that National Powersport Auctions is the sponsor of the 2014 Power 50 Dealer Awards program. NPA’s sponsorship will begin during the Power 50 Awards Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center. “NPA is pleased to sponsor the Power... Read more »

Global reveals are part of AIMExpo

The Star Bolt custom display was a hit at AIMExpo last year.

October 13, 2014

Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawi to exhibit in Orlando Here’s a look at what the Japanese OEMs have planned for AIMExpo. Yamaha global launch Yamaha was the first OEM to commit to last year’s inaugural AIMExpo and following a successful first year, the brand is looking to expand its presence in the 2014 event.... Read more »

New Polaris ebike offers power of diesel without the gas tank

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October 13, 2014

Polaris eBikes’ new Diesel Titanium Oxide (TiO) Limited Edition is changing the industry’s expectations for electric bikes. Carey Hopkins, EVantage USA, Inc. senior product director, said, “This new model shatters pre-conceived notions of what an electric bicycle can do.” The Diesel TiO Limited... Read more »

Don’t miss the Kickoff Networking Reception at AIMExpo

October 10, 2014

Got your AIMExpo registration badge? Check! In the mood for some free food and drink? Yep! How about poolside with some tunes? Heck yeah! A new addition to the Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo in Orlando in October is the inaugural Kickoff Networking Reception presented by GE Capital. All... Read more »

Broward Motorsports add BMW store

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October 9, 2014

BMW Motorrad USA has further expanded its brand in southern Florida with the addition of BMW Motorcycles of West Palm Beach. The new BMW motorcycle dealership, located at 2300 Okeechobee Blvd. (also home of Broward Motorsports), offers a complete line of BMW motorcycles, parts, accessories, apparel and... Read more »

Arai presents special Hayes replica helmet

October 9, 2014

In celebration of Monster Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes winning his fourth AMA Superbike title, Arai Helmet Inc. has presented Hayes with a one-off, special edition of its ultra-high-end Corsair-V RC (Racing Carbon) helmet. Hayes clinched the 2014 title in dominating fashion, winning both Superbike races... Read more »

U.K.’s MCIA lobbies for electric bikes

October 9, 2014

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) in the U.K. is calling for the government to recognize the potential of electric motorcycles and ensure they are clearly listed as eligible for the latest round of government subsidy to stimulate the uptake of electric vehicles. The Office for Low Emission... Read more »

Suzuki’s August sales boosted by RM-Z

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October 6, 2014

Motocross bikes up 40 percent at retail compared to 2013 Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) and its dealers celebrated the end of summer with a strong start to the traditional ATV sales season. For August, Suzuki scored sales gains in sport ATVs and utility sport ATVs, for a combined 23-percent rise... Read more »

Lightspeed joins ADP spinoff CDK Global

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
October 6, 2014

Dealers should notice little change with new company What was formerly known as ADP Lightspeed is now operating under a new name with a new company. Though the powersports, marine and RV division of the new company will keep the Lightspeed branding for its products, the division will be known as CDK... Read more »

PWC sales grow in August

October 6, 2014

PWC sales, which have shown robust year-over-year sales increases throughout 2014, continued to be strong in August, up almost 30 percent from a year ago. The latest Info-Link Bellwether report also shows ski boat sales were up more than 15 percent, off their 20 percent growth pace of earlier this... Read more »

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