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Distributor plans to tackle ‘grey market’

May 22, 2015

SpeedMob now only servicing product with receipt from dealers   SpeedMob, Inc., a distributor of premium European and domestic brands, announced a new Grey Market Policy that is designed to strengthen the brand values of its imported products, as well as enhance dealer support and return on investment... Read more »

SBT launches new axle company

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By Kate Swanson, Assistant Editor
May 20, 2015

4XPro emerges into ATV/UTV marketplace with plans for 2,000 applications In the powersports industry, companies need to be able to adapt to the changing market and most importantly, continue to strive for innovation and customer service. 4XPro, a division of SBT, Inc., is a new company producing ATV/UTV... Read more »

BMW Motorrad adds Washington dealership

May 20, 2015

Lynnwood Motoplex gives state of Washington sixth point for BMW   BMW Motorrad USA has further expanded its brand in the Pacific Northwest with the addition of BMW Motorcycles of Lynnwood in the state of Washington. The new BMW motorcycle dealership, located at 17900 Hwy. 99 (also home of Lynnwood... Read more »

BMW’s March U.S. sales increase 3 percent

May 20, 2015

BMW Motorrad USA sales grew by 3 percent in March with 1,614 motorcycles sold, compared to the 1,567 sold in March 2014. The R 1200 RT was the best selling model in the month, up 12.7 percent over 2014 with 186 deliveries compared to 165 the year before. S-Series models were boosted by the arrival... Read more »

Honda expands IRS offerings for 2015

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
May 19, 2015

Conquest sales expected to follow intro of Independent Rear Suspension Honda already holds its own in the ATV market as the U.S. market share leader. But as the OEM has added independent rear suspension (IRS) to more models, it expects to continue to grab share from its competitors. “We dominate... Read more »

Brewing up a worthwhile ride in N.C.

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By Kate Swanson, Assistant Editor
May 18, 2015

North Carolina dealer plans 18th annual charity ride For Chris Brewer, owner of Brewer Cycles in Henderson, N.C., being involved in the community comes second to none. Last year, Brewer Cycles led the Duke Children’s Hospital Charity Ride, which drew a crowd of more than 300 people. A FAMILY EFFORT The... Read more »

Big East Snowmobile Show vendor registration begins

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May 18, 2015

High demand for booth space expected at Northeast’s largest snowmobile show   Booth registration is open for the 22nd annual Big East Powersports Show, set for October 2-4 at the OnCenter in Syracuse, N.Y. The Northeast snowmobile show features the latest snowmobile products from Arctic Cat, Polaris,... Read more »

Jetcross cancels France Cup

May 18, 2015

JX Sports, promoter of the Jetcross Series, regrets to announce the cancellation of the Jetcross France Cup race that was scheduled to take place in Vichy, France, May 16-17. “Due to several issues beyond our control, it is a great pity for us to have to cancel the Jetcross French series, which would... Read more »

Wandell named chair at Exide batteries

May 18, 2015

The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that Keith Wandell, retiring president and CEO of Harley-Davidson, has been named chairman of Exide Technologies. The appointment comes as part of Exide’s “bankruptcy reorganization, according to court records,” according to the report. In addition, John Olin,... Read more »

Spring sales events often follow weather trends

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By Kate Swanson, Assistant Editor
May 15, 2015

OEM innovations give snowcheck sales added boost For some powersports enthusiasts, spring is the time to trade out their heavy snow boots for more suitable footwear. For those who count down the days to the first frost, and love a good sale, spring sales of 2016 snowmobile models is the perfect time... Read more »

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