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Racer Gloves gets Canadian distribution

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April 7, 2014

Racer Gloves USA, the North American Importer/Distributor for Austrian brand RACER, announces a partnership with Motorcycle Innovations. Racer USA will now be working hand-in-hand with the Toronto-based distributor to expand the glove company’s reach into Canada. Both parties see it as a perfect fit. “I’ve... Read more »

PowerSports Place adds DragonFire Racing bumpers

April 7, 2014

DragonFire Racing’s Rock Solid front and rear bumpers are now available through PowerSports Place. Hand-fabricated in the U.S. and bolted together with grade-8 hardware, these bumpers will take any abuse the track or trail can dish out. Laser-cut steel plates ensure a perfect fit that won’t restrict... Read more »

Sullivans fills national sales post

April 7, 2014

Sullivans Inc. announced the appointment of Brandon McDowell to the position of national sales manager. In addition to the management of its national team of sales associates, McDowell will also be tasked with refining communications from dealer to upper management with the singular goal of amplifying... Read more »

Industry now has a link to Facebook

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
April 4, 2014

Divas SnowGear joins Facebook council When a representative from a large company like Facebook calls looking for help, it’s hard to turn them down. So Wendy Gavinski, founder and president of Divas SnowGear, was all ears when she received such a phone call about a year ago. Facebook was looking to... Read more »

Auto dealership brings Arctic Cat into the mix

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Heather Brown, Contributing Writer
April 4, 2014

Two separate businesses proving to be a strong fit Big John’s Ford dealership in Minden, Neb., isn’t your average auto dealer. The dealership sells the typical Ford vehicles, but also Arctic Cat ATVs. The agricultural region of Kearney-Grand Island-Hastings has many farmers who transport four-wheelers... Read more »

KBB Q4 ATV data released

April 4, 2014

The most-researched ATVs on KBB.com tend to be older than the most-researched motorcycles, and Q4 2013 is no exception, according to Lisa Pelissier, senior powersports analyst for Kelley Blue Book. With model years ranging between 2004 and 2008 in the larger displacement category, and between 2001 and... Read more »

PWC registrations on the rise

April 4, 2014

In a research note provided to Powersports Business, Wells Fargo Securities analyst Tim Conder reports that based on data from Statistical Surveys, Inc., PWC sales rose 8.1 percent in February to 805 units, compared to February 2013. In the note, Conder writes that “BRP… is positioned to gain share... Read more »

At Fox, ‘Quality belongs to everyone’

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
April 2, 2014

Being close to OEMs allows for quick turnaround time A sign on the Powersports OE assembly line at Fox reads “Everyone is an inspector.” It’s a reflection of the high expectations the company has of itself and its employees. Fox seeks to produce the highest quality parts possible in order to make... Read more »

KBB.com shows steady bike interest during Q4

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
April 2, 2014

2012 H-D FLHX Street Glide sees 103 percent increase in hits Kelley Blue Book’s website saw a dramatic rise in hits on its powersports vehicles during the spring and summer months of 2013, followed by a wane in the winter months. But when comparing Q4 2012 to Q4 2013, it’s easy to see the market’s... Read more »

Yamaha launches Viking sweepstakes

April 2, 2014

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is supporting the National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) again in 2014, and this year is giving away the all-new Yamaha Viking FI 4×4 in Hunter Green with a suntop through an online sweepstakes. This is the seventh year Yamaha has sponsored NHFD, and to honor this milestone,... Read more »

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