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Growing from online to brick-and-mortar

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
July 28, 2014

Former Internet-only dealer moves into ex-Saturn dealership in Chicago Haider Saba admits that he doesn’t know what he doesn’t know, and he’s concocted his business plan accordingly. Free shipping of pre-owned motorcycles to anywhere in the continental U.S.? Check. A money-back guarantee on those... Read more »

Average dealer sold 82 UTVs in 13 months

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July 28, 2014

West, California combine to lead sport UTV sales by region Data from ADP Lightspeed provided exclusively to Powersports Business readers finds that based on more than 90,000 new UTVs sold at retail from May 2013 to May 2014 in 1,090 dealerships, the average dealer sold 82 units during those 13 months. Sport... Read more »

Polaris reveals Slingshot with $19,999 starting MSRP

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News Release
July 27, 2014

Polaris celebrated 60 years of innovation by introducing the highly anticipated Polaris Slingshot, an awe-inspiring 3-wheel roadster that represents the future of on-road driving exhilaration.  “Slingshot was designed to deliver head turning exhilaration on two dimensions” said Mike Jonikas, Vice... Read more »

Indian reveals the 2015 Roadmaster

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News Release
July 27, 2014

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, is pleased to announce the all-new 2015 Indian Roadmaster, setting a new benchmark as the ultimate in luxury motorcycle touring. This exceptional new addition to the Indian Motorcycle family will make its public debut on August 2 at the 74th annual... Read more »

Getting muddy at Quadna Mud Nationals

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
July 25, 2014

High Lifter sees attendance double in Year 2 of Minnesota event After a somewhat disappointing Year 1 at High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals, organizers weren’t sure what to expect for 2014. However with nine extra months to plan the second annual Hill City, Minn., event and word of mouth spreading about... Read more »

LAPD adds Zero Motorcycle to fleet

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July 25, 2014

Zero Motorcycles announced that the Los Angeles Police Department purchased the new Zero MMX police/military motorcycle to add to the department’s patrol fleet. Powered by the 100-percent-electric Z-Force motor, the Zero MMX was developed to meet the specific requirements of military, law enforcement... Read more »

AIMExpo to host Retro Affair vintage motorcycle show

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July 25, 2014

News release The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced today the inaugural Retro Affair, Vintage Motorcycle Show, presented in partnership with the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC). This judged motorcycle competition, to be held at AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida, October 16-19,... Read more »

Arctic Cat Q1 net sales grow, earnings drop

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News Release
July 25, 2014

Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) today reported net earnings of $3.6 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2014, on record net sales of $143.6 million. The company recorded a severance charge in the 2015 first quarter that reduced earnings by $0.08 per diluted... Read more »

AIMExpo names Kevin Schwantz as 2014 AIMExpo Champion

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July 24, 2014

News release The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) is delighted to announce that American road racing legend and former FIM 500cc World Grand Prix Champion Kevin Schwantz has been named “AIMExpo Champion” for the 2014 event. Kevin will serve as the show’s ambassador when the entire... Read more »

Jesse James to race at Sturgis TORC off-road truck event

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July 24, 2014

News release Jesse James has been coming to the world’s largest motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D., for nearly 30 years. Since then, his name has become synonymous with custom motorcycles through incredible craftsmanship, eventually leading into an empire he built called West Coast Choppers. But on... Read more »

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