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Recall of Harley Touring, Street bikes likely to have ‘mininal impact,’ analyst says

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September 30, 2014

In a research note provided to Powersports Business on Monday, Wells Fargo Securities analyst Tim Conder reports that historically “these types of recalls have had minimal impact on share price.” Here’s how Conder assesses the recalls: “HOG issued two separate recalls on Touring and Street units.... Read more »

Brammo turns to crowfunding for $3 million capital raise

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September 30, 2014

News release EarlyShares, the online platform for private investing, announced the launch of a $3 million convertible debt investment offering for Brammo, an electric vehicle technology company seeking to scale the business and execute on international expansion plans. “We decided to host our capital... Read more »

DEI launches new powersports website for heat and sound products

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September 30, 2014

News release Design Engineering is pleased to announce the launch of an all new Powersports website. The site has been completely redesigned from the ground up to include all the essential heat & sound control applications for the Powersports customer. All product categories are focused specifically... Read more »

Kawasaki unveils 2015 Ninja H2R hyperbike with 300hp

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September 30, 2014

News release When the Ninja H2™R motorcycle was conceived by Kawasaki, the driving concept behind its development was to offer the kind of acceleration most riders had never experienced. Being “Fun to Ride” is one of Kawasaki’s guiding principles, and while there are many ways for a motorcycle... Read more »

Great Day looks to build ATV/UTV aftermarket brand

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
September 29, 2014

New packaging, new products created to drive business Great Day, Inc. has been involved in the powersports aftermarket industry for more than a decade, but as the company develops more products, it is also looking to increase its brand presence. “Right now we’re in the pioneering days of our... Read more »

Giant Loop launches packing systems for snowmobiles

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September 26, 2014

Tunnel bags and gear pockets are first products Adventure-proof packing systems innovator Giant Loop announced the introduction of a new line of products this fall for the 2014-15 snowmobile season. The new Giant Loop Snow line is targeted at the hardcore mountain sledder, demanding touring snowmobile... Read more »

Arch Motorcycle prepares for V-twin launch

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September 26, 2014

In October 2012, the formation of the Arch Motorcycle Company was announced, with the company’s intent to build a performance-oriented, American V-twin motorcycle. On Sept. 4, the Arch was scheduled to launch its website with full specs and details on ordering its first model, the KRGT-1. Along... Read more »

GartRides to AIMExpo: An industry charity ride to Orlando

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September 25, 2014

Dealers interested in getting seat time on their way to the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando now have an ideal opportunity, and can contribute to a charitable cause in the industry while doing so. Gart Sutton, educator and 20-group moderator for powersports dealers for the... Read more »

Harley-Davidson U.S. retail up 3.7 percent in Q3, analyst reports

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September 25, 2014

Retail sales in the U.S. of Harley-Davidson motorcycles are tracking at 3.7 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, “even with a difficult 20.1% comp as Touring/Rushmore retain momentum (against anniversary) and Road Glide reintroduction contributes incrementally,” according to a research note... Read more »

KTM secures $95 million in financing for R&D

KTM concluded a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank for a loan amounting to 75 million EUR ($95.5 million) and a six-year maturity. (From left) Alexander Hüttner (SCWP), Paulo Munini (EIB), Friedrich Roithner (KTM), Wilhelm Molterer (EIB), Viktor Sigl (KTM), Stefan Pierer (KTM), Harald Plöckinger (KTM) and Philip Habsburg (KTM).

September 25, 2014

News release KTM concluded a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank for a loan amounting to 75 million EUR ($95.5 million) and a six-year maturity. With this loan, research and development projects of the next years are financed. The focus of the projects is on road safety, fuel consumption,... Read more »

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