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Helmet House, SHOEI announce winner

March 25, 2015

Helmet House and SHOEI Safety Helmet, Inc., announced that Paulo Ng, a parts associate at East Bay Motorsports in Hayward, Calif., has been named the latest winner of his choice of a new SHOEI helmet. Ng completed SHOEI University Online coursework and his name was automatically entered in the contest... Read more »

Zero Motorcycles adds pair of VPs from auto industry

March 25, 2015

Zero Motorcycles announced two additions to the company’s executive team. Dennis Gore joins Zero as the vice president of Product Development, while John Zukoff becomes the vice president of Quality. The two senior management roles are newly created, and the pair are based in Zero’s Scotts Valley,... Read more »

Options plentiful for dealers at IMS

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 25, 2015

Dealerships take different tactics at Minneapolis show Throughout the Minneapolis International Motorcycle Show, dealerships’ employees could be seen talking to potential prospects. They were explaining the features and benefits of the brand of bikes they carry — as each was pitted up against a... Read more »

Skypatrol unleashing Protek GPS for dealers

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By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
March 25, 2015

Tracking device player is targeting powersports dealers with proven system A new F&I product available from an industry veteran could bring added bottom line dollars to F&I departments. Tony Tarell, who previously worked for various GPS companies, is now director of sales for the new Powersport... Read more »

With online marketing, they’re just giving away business

March 25, 2015

I’ve never viewed the retail world as a popularity contest, at least not between competitors. We certainly would like to be No. 1 in the minds of our consumers, but to our competitors? Good luck to them, and may the next locust plague land right on their doorstep, right? Well, I’ve found an exception... Read more »

Surgenor earns promotion at MSF

March 25, 2015

Dave Surgenor, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s manager of training systems, has been promoted to the new position of director of quality and outcomes. He will work under the guidance of MSF’s vice president of training systems, Dr. Ray Ochs, as well as with MSF-certified RiderCoaches and RiderCoach... Read more »

Indian markets to the hometown crowd

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 20, 2015

Brand makes huge impact with local consumers at Minneapolis IMS Though Indian Motorcycle chose the Chicago International Motorcycle Show to take the wraps off its new Dark Horse model, the previous weekend was also big in terms of IMS stops for the brand — Feb. 6-9 marked the Minneapolis show in Polaris’... Read more »

XY Powersports continues growth trajectory

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 20, 2015

New model, new warehouse among positive signs for UTV distributor When it comes to the longevity of powersports companies, XY Powersports is still rather young. XY launched its U.S. operations in 2009, but the company has already seen success in its short lifespan, and it’s moving toward even better... Read more »

Kawasaki Heavy Industries makes executive changes

March 20, 2015

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), the global parent company of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC), has announced several changes to its executive management. The Motorcycle & Engine Company’s current president, Mr. Shigehiko “Scott” Kiyama will be succeeded by Mr. Kenji Tomida, effective... Read more »

Pre-owned: A franchise worth acquiring

March 20, 2015

Pre-owned bikes … an afterthought for most. Appease the OEM. Get the service department rockin’. Drive the parts and apparel sales, and don’t let those bikes hit flooring. Nothing like paying the juice on last year’s inventory (or the year prior). Then deal with those pesky trade-ins. There... Read more »

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