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Wasteland Performance sets sights on RZR variant

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
July 23, 2014

Performance shop to produce and distribute units with increased horsepower Chad Johnson knows his way around a RZR. He formed his Ham Lake, Minn.-based Wasteland Performance just as the first RZR was hitting the market, and he’s been riding the side-by-side wave ever since. The company’s original... Read more »

ROHVA hopeful that New York ATV bill will pass

July 23, 2014

The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association is hopeful that New York legislators will approve the bills sponsored by Assemblywoman Addie Russell (A4971) and Senator Patty Ritchie (S1946). The bills would modernize the definition of all-terrain vehicle to allow popular side-by-side recreational vehicles... Read more »

BMW Motorrad USA to debut new R 1200 RT-P police bike

July 23, 2014

On July 9, BMW Motorrad USA will host an exclusive sneak-preview for the new R 1200 RT-P police motorcycle at the DoubleTree Hotel in Orange, Calif. Frank Stevens, BMW Motorrad USA Authority Program manager, will present BMW’s latest generation authority motorcycle and provide a complete overview of... Read more »

Macklemore and relating to all generations

Hal Ethington, Columnist
July 23, 2014

This room holds eight people, two workbenches and 70 servers. It’s small, but an immense amount of work gets done here, including this little article. Jim is the youngest at 26. Ian is 36, and Aaron, John, Dave and Scott are in their 40s. JR is 55, and in a couple months I will slide in at 70. So,... Read more »

An inside look at pre-owned Sport UTVs

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
July 21, 2014

NADAguides.com shows wholesale, retail value trends Nearly 4 out of 5 sport UTVs that were searched on NADAguides.com during the first quarter of 2014 were Polaris vehicles, according to data provided exclusively to Powersports Business from NADA Guides. The Kawasaki Teryx 4 was a popular search in Q1... Read more »

New Cabo scooter offers aggressive styling

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
July 21, 2014

Lance Powersports brings knobby tires to 50, 125 and 150cc models There’s no denying that the new 2014 Cabo scooter from distributor Lance Powersports is an eye-catcher. The knobby tires certainly help the scooter set itself apart, and that’s what they’re meant to do, according to Lance CEO Gene... Read more »

PIAA names first-ever national sales manager

July 21, 2014

Mark W. Warwick has been appointed to the newly-created position of national sales manager for PIAA Corporation, USA. The appointment, effective as of June 9, was announced by Rodger Wagner, executive vice president for PIAA Corporation, USA. Warwick brings a broad background in automotive aftermarket... Read more »

Doing lakeside work — and that’s no bull!

Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
July 21, 2014

I call it lakeside work. My kids wonder what kind of job I have that allows me to push back from the desk on a sunny Friday in June to go to the lake. “I’m doing work,” usually is met with some sort of sarcasm by the youngsters. Officially, it was work when the #SparkSomeLife Tour came rolling... Read more »

Slipstreamer founder Eggerichs passes away

July 21, 2014

Bob Eggerichs Bob Eggerichs, 74, founder of Slipstreamer, Inc., passed away in his sleep on June 25. Bob was the founder of CF, Inc. in 1971, which became Slipstreamer, Inc. in 1973. Slipstreamer, Inc. was the first producer and marketer of the stand-alone clear, acrylic motorcycle windscreen. “Bob... Read more »

Dealership develops in-house insurance agency

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
July 18, 2014

Auto, life, home offerings join powersports products, increasing revenue Motorcycle insurance? Check. ATV coverage? Done. Boats? Yep. Auto, home, health and life? They’ve got that, too. Family Powersports has gone beyond the average F&I department, creating its own in-house insurance agency, offering... Read more »

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