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Harley dealer opens KTM store in storage building

August 25, 2014

When Dennis Schaeffer purchased the former Heritage Ford building in Orwigsburg, Pa., he originally intended to use it for storage for his 86 personal motorcycles. However, Schaeffer, owner of Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson, also in Orwigsburg, has now turned that storage space into a KTM and pre-owned... Read more »

EagleRider opens third outlet in Australia

August 21, 2014

EagleRider announced the latest addition to its international franchise expansion. A new outlet has opened for motorcycle rental and tours in Mackay, Australia, marking the third expansion on the continent since the establishment of outlets in Sydney and Brisbane. “The people of Australia have been... Read more »

KYMCO hits the mark with 50th anniversary lineup

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By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
August 15, 2014

All-new UXV 450i, 500i Generator models top the list KYMCO is going out of its way to make sure its 50th anniversary celebration is one that is memorable for dealers. The U.S. operations of the Taiwanese OEM gathered media for the 2015 reveal of many of its 32 models of off-road vehicles during at Big... Read more »

Hot Leathers announces promotions

August 15, 2014

Jerry Berkowitz, founder and owner of Manchester, Conn.-based Hot Leathers has promoted several employees. “Hot Leathers has a rich history in the motorcycle industry that spans over 30 years. With that I want to insure that we can continue to grow for another 30 years and beyond. The individuals that... Read more »

Rommel grows dealership footprint

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August 13, 2014

Brad Hopkins and Dave Rommel of the Rommel Harley-Davidson Group have purchased the former Electric City Harley-Davidson in Scranton, Pa., and Noto’s Harley-Davidson Shop in Plains Township, Pa., from brothers Thomas and Robert Noto. The stores have been renamed Rommel Harley-Davidson of Scranton,... Read more »

GE offers floorplan financing to Wolf Brand Scooter dealers

By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
August 13, 2014

Wolf Brand Scooters is one of most recent companies to partner with GE Capital Commercial Distribution Finance to provide floorplan financing for its dealers. Wolf Brand CEO Diana Hammer explained to Powersports Business how this partnership will help the company’s dealers and talked about how the... Read more »

PSB Institute schedule, speakers set for AIMExpo

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August 11, 2014

Along with our event sponsors ADP Lightspeed and Sta-Bil, the Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo is proud to unveil the lineup of presentations and speakers for the Oct. 16-17 event at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. We’re back for the second year in a row as an AIMExpo partner,... Read more »

Atlanta H-D store gets new owner

August 11, 2014

Harley-Davidson of Clayton County, also known as “The Best Little Harley House in Georgia” was sold by Coweta Harrison to Gene Preston in June. Coweta and her husband, Charlie, founded H-D of Clayton County, located in Morrow, Ga., in 1977. Charlie Harrison passed away in 2009, and Coweta and her... Read more »

BMW Motorrad first-half sales set record

August 8, 2014

BMW Motorrad has achieved an all-time six-month high in the first half of this year. With worldwide sales of 70,978 motorcycles and maxi scooters (previous year: 64,941 units), this amounts to an increase of 9.3 percent as compared to the equivalent period of 2013. A total of 11,827 bikes and scooters... Read more »

Küryakyn names Amenda to VP position

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August 8, 2014

Celebrating its first 25 years in business and looking ahead to the next 25 wit the launch of NXT 25, Küryakyn has hired industry veteran Pete Amenda as vice president of product development. “For a product-driven company like Küryakyn, bringing Pete in with his skillset, background and personality,... Read more »

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