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Husqvarna dealer meeting marks opening of new HQ

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March 17, 2014

Now owned by KTM, Husqvarna celebrates fresh digs Nearly a year ago, the sale of Husqvarna Motorcycles to Pierer Industry AG was announced, and only 10 months ago, Husqvarna Motorcycles North America came under the proprietorship of KTM North America. A lot happened during this short amount of time,... Read more »

At auction, dealers prepping for strong spring

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
March 17, 2014

NPA sees earlier response to inventory build The sales and marketing staff at National Powersport Auctions’ mammoth headquarters facility in Poway, Calif., does its job from behind the scenes. Far away from the endless rows of powersports vehicles on the auction floor, and the excitement that an auction... Read more »

Movie night a hit, and cheap

March 17, 2014

If you haven’t made plans to host or sponsor a showing of “Why We Ride” yet, there’s no better time than now to get your dealership on board. Dealerships nationwide are using the critically acclaimed film to generate interest in the spring riding season. At Power 50 dealership Leo’s South in... Read more »

WPS launches ATV wheel and tire kit selector

March 17, 2014

WPS Distributing has launched a Sedona ATV Wheel and Tire Kit Selector located on its WPS Orders dealer website. The Sedona ATV/UTV Kit selector offers dealers the ability to look up wheels and tire kits by year, make and model. The selector also has options to narrow search by specific bolt pattern,... Read more »

Indian dealers already going gaga over future

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March 14, 2014

Since Indian Motorcycles started delivering its first Polaris-built bikes in the fall, the brand has been increasing its dealer network by adding all-new dealerships and seasoned stores to its roster. Those who have added Indian to their already-established brands have been required to build out their... Read more »

DragonFire door panels for XP 1000

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March 14, 2014

DragonFire has launched its new door panels and slammer kits for the Polaris RZR XP 1000. The door panel fills the void left in the stock door in order to provide plenty of protection from trailside hazards. Each aluminum panel is laser cut for a precise fit and gusseted for strength and added durability.... Read more »

ARI to provide websites to KYMCO dealers

March 14, 2014

ARI Network Services announced that it has signed an agreement with KYMCO USA to offer the manufacturer’s more than 620 independent dealers in the U.S. KYMCO USA-branded websites. Harnessing the power of ARI’s dealer website platform, the branded sites will give authorized KYMCO USA dealers exclusive... Read more »

Octane Lending eases rekeying frustrations

Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 14, 2014

Alternative to multiple hard credit pulls may be coming soon When Jason Guss, Daniel Petkevich and Michael Fanfant set out to start Octane Lending, their goal was clear — connect dealers with more lenders and help F&I managers save time by not having to rekey customer information into multiple... Read more »

House of Harley creates off-season sales with Indoor Bike Show

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 12, 2014

January doesn’t offer much in way of excitement for Milwaukee-area motorcyclists. With snow, ice and salt on the ground and frigid cold whipping through the air, it’s unlikely many bikers, if any, set out on two wheels during the first month of the year — especially this year. So to spur sales... Read more »

Yamaha shifts ad duties to GearShift Inc.

March 12, 2014

GearShift Advertising has been awarded the Yamaha Motorsports U.S.A. national advertising account after a three-month review. Yamaha general manager of communications Bob Starr and Mark Rosenberg of Rosenberg Consulting Group managed the review process. Yamaha was seeking an agency that met four major... Read more »

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