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PWC sales up 25 percent in September

November 26, 2014

PWC sales continued to be strong in September, up about 25 percent from 2013, according to Info-Link’s Bellwether Report. The Bellwether report tracks boat sales across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states representing roughly half... Read more »

Cat’s Hibbert prepares for 15th Pro Snocross season

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November 26, 2014

Tucker Hibbert will enter his 15th professional snocross season with a proven program focused on success. With the same core crew members and a familiar sponsor lineup behind him, Hibbert is in a solid position to defend his ISOC National Pro Open title, continue his X Games Aspen gold medal streak and... Read more »

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 »

StreetFX goal: Less product, more turns

November 17, 2014

New approach allows dealers to lighten inventory By Liz Keener Managing Editor Inventory control has been a hot topic over the past few years. Dealers want enough product to draw customers in and to close sales, but they also don’t want to have too much cash tied up in too many products. Luckily for... Read more »

Snowmobile shows heavy on consumer support

November 17, 2014

Big East, Rocky Mountain both draw large crowds If consumer enthusiasm at snowmobile consumer shows is any indication, snowmobile dealers would be wise to get in full preparation mode for the upcoming sled season. Held at the Oncenter in Syracuse, N.Y., and presented by Powersports Business parent company... Read more »

Bell unveils Moto-9 Flex motocross helmet

November 17, 2014

Bell Helmets has introduced the Moto-9 Flex, its newest motocross helmet offering a radical advancement in managing energy across the wide array of impact scenarios common with off-road motorcycling. At the heart of the Moto-9 Flex is Bell’s exclusive “progressive layering” technology — a system... Read more »

Off-road riders have Risk Racing in their corner

November 17, 2014

Apparel, helmets added to help promote motocross brand By Liz Keener Managing Editor Risk Racing never set out to be a motocross gear company. In fact, as owner James Burry explains, the Mooresville, N.C.-based company is more focused on inventing new parts and accessories that help off-road riders... Read more »

Schuberth SR1 now offered in black-and-white

November 17, 2014

Schuberth North America announced it is expanding its helmet offerings by adding a new colorway for its flagship SR1 helmet, a gloss white shell with stylistic blacked-out chin vents, top vents and spoiler. The included clear visor is easily interchangeable with a dark smoke accessory visor for an even... Read more »

SpeedMob unveils 2015 Airoh lineup

November 17, 2014

After a successful five month start-up with premium brands like Airoh Helmets, Arrow Exhaust, BMC Air Filters, Bridgestone Race Tires, TechSpec and Dion Device, SpeedMob is looking to expand its product offerings to better service U.S. and Canadian dealers. During AIMExpo, SpeedMob introduced the range... Read more »

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