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Polaris closing Kolpin’s Wisconsin headquarters

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July 22, 2014

Polaris Industries is closing Kolpin Outdoors’ Fox Lake, Wis., manufacturing plant as it works to move production of Kolpin products to Polaris’ facilities in Minnesota and Ohio. Kolpin president and CEO Tom Lutes told the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen in Wisconsin that the Fox Lake plant will be closed... Read more »

Argentina: Yamaha begins production at new motorcycle plant

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July 22, 2014

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.  announced that Yamaha Motor Argentina’s new motorcycle manufacturing plant — which has been under construction since August 2013 in General Rodríguez, located in the urban area of Buenos Aires — has been completed. The opening ceremony of the new plant was held on... Read more »

Zero Motorcycles to make AIMExpo debut, host dealer meeting

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July 22, 2014

News release The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) welcomes a new OEM partner to the 2014 event this October 16-19 in Orlando, Florida, as California-based Zero Motorcycles, maker of high performance electric motorcycles, will be exhibiting and hosting its 2015 Dealer Convention at AIMExpo. Zero’s... Read more »

DragonFire adds WPS as distributor

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July 22, 2014

News release Hot enough for you? DragonFire predicts things are going to get even hotter heading into August and September … but they are not talking about the weather. In teaming up with leading aftermarket parts and accessories distributor Western Power Sports (WPS), they plan for more dealers than... Read more »

Harley-Davidson’s Q2 sales drop, earnings increase

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July 22, 2014

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) second-quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share of $1.62 grew 33.9 percent on higher motorcycle shipments and continued improvement in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period. Second-quarter net income was $354.2 million on consolidated revenue of $2.00... Read more »

Arizona off-roaders, officials find dangerous rebar spikes in trails

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July 18, 2014

News release Federal authorities in Arizona are warning off-highway-vehicle riders to be wary of trails in the Coconino National Forest near Happy Jack, Ariz., the American Motorcyclist Association reports. This past weekend, trail riders reported the tires of their all-terrain vehicles and off-road... Read more »

EBR partners with Parts Unlimited for parts distribution

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July 17, 2014

News Release Erik Buell Racing (EBR) announced today that it has selected Parts Unlimited of Janesville, Wis., as its distribution partner for all EBR spare parts for North America. Under the agreement, Parts Unlimited will stock EBR parts and handle order processing and fulfillment for EBR’s dealer... Read more »

PSB Q2 dealer survey shows UTV industry retail sales growth

July 17, 2014

Side-by-side industry retail sales in North America grew in the second quarter, as did heavyweight motorcycle inventories, according to data from the Powersports Business/RBC Capital Markets Q2 2014 Dealer Survey. A total of 124 dealers from 41 states and Canada, representing 49 powersports brands completed... Read more »

Marshall Distributing names Vendor of the Year

July 17, 2014

Marshall Distributing held its annual national sales meeting this week in Frankenmuth, Mich., with 50 vendors on hand to provide training and product knowledge to Marshall sales, purchasing and management staff. “Woody’s Traction received an award for being Vendor of the Year for their incredible... Read more »

Massimo Motor adds LightspeedEVO DMS for dealer efficiencies

July 17, 2014

Massimo Motor has added the LightspeedEVO Dealer Management System in order to help its dealers increase productivity and efficiencies. Massimo’s goal with the addition is to better streamline orders and provide more effective communication and service to its dealer network. “We truly care about... Read more »

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