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Dealers hopeful for 2015 Ski-Doo success

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
April 18, 2014

Loud colors, updates ignite interest following Quebec unveil For customers walking into a Ski-Doo dealership or a Snowmobile Sneak Peek event this spring, the 2015 Ski-Doo lineup will be hard to miss. Among changes for the new model year came bold, eye-catching colors on many models. That and the release... Read more »

Chasing their dream

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
April 18, 2014

Seeking something better, 7th Gear Motorcycle Co. trio goes it alone It doesn’t take much to see the success that the trio of thirtysomethings will likely experience as owner-operators at 7th Gear Motorcycle Co. The new parts, service and customization shop, under the direction of Justin Lowther, Paul... Read more »

Analyst’s Polaris dealer checks in Vegas show strong quarter

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April 17, 2014

Following a round of dealer checks with Polaris dealers in Las Vegas, BMO Capital Markets analyst Gerrick Johnson reports being “highly encouraged by the feedback” obtained. Johnson selected the region because Las Vegas “has not had any discernable impact on sales and performance of Polaris products.... Read more »

New Viking Concept V-twin designed by Fisker

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April 17, 2014

News release Lauge Jensen motorcycles is today unveiling the Viking Concept at the Top Marques luxury brands show in Monaco. This premium motorcycle is a design study that blends the talents of two of Denmark’s most creative talents: Anders Kirk Johansen, an industrialist whose family invented LEGO™,... Read more »

KBB.com data shows used Victory bikes bring interest

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April 16, 2014

Data provided to Powersports Business from Kelley Blue Book senior powersports analyst Lisa Pelissier shows that KBB.com web hits for the touring and cruiser segments reached an all-time high in 2013, and the trend appears to be following in early 2014. “Kelley Blue Book has been tracking the top 10... Read more »

ACCEL renews focus on powersports segment

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
April 16, 2014

Experience, R&D lead to high-quality products With more than four decades in the automotive industry, ACCEL Performance Group is well known for its various ignition and charging system components for cars and trucks. But its powersports division isn’t new to the game either, with 30 years under... Read more »

Del Amo Motorsports continues growth trend

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
April 16, 2014

Dealership group buys third store, focuses on customer service One of Del Amo Motorsports’ core values is growth, and grow it has. Since the dealership was established in a 6,000-square-foot building in 1985, it has since grown to a 45,000-square-foot dealership in Redondo Beach, Calif., and added... Read more »

KTM sales growth surpasses 26 percent in Q1

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April 15, 2014

KTM announced a sales increase of 26.8 percent in the quarter ended March 31, 2014, with sales of 32,994 vehicles. Revenue also jumped 20.4 percent to 196.9 million euros ($272.1 million). Of the unit sales, 2,748 200 Duke and 390 Duke models were sold in India by Bajaj. The production of KTM motorcycles... Read more »

MDA award given to dealership for charity efforts

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April 15, 2014

News release The MDA originated in the 1950s by parents of children living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Contrary to popular belief, MDA is just an umbrella label, not a disease. The Muscular Dystrophy Association covers 43 muscular wasting diseases. They have worldwide research, 200 medical clinics... Read more »

Icon 1000 line appeals to V-twin riders

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
April 14, 2014

Product aimed at young, performance-oriented motorcyclists As the Spring 2014 line hits dealerships, Icon 1000 will be celebrating its second anniversary since becoming an off-shoot brand of Icon Motosports’ original sport bike-minded product. Since launching its first series of product in Spring 2012,... Read more »

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