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Parts Unlimited hires two new phone reps

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April 11, 2014

Parts Unlimited has added industry veterans Rich Graba and Rick Jaeger to its phone sales representative staff out of the distributor’s Brainerd, Minn., office. Graba is an avid street bike racer, and all three of his sons participate in motocross. Jaeger was the owner of Mille Lacs Motorsports in... Read more »

MV Agusta reports 22 percent sales increase in Q1

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April 10, 2014

News Release After closing 2013 with a sales increase of 20 percent, the first three months of 2014 saw MV Agusta achieve further significant growth: sales are up by 22 percent compared to the same quarter of the previous year, thus confirming the success of the new strategy of expanding and differentiating... Read more »

Suzuki GW250 has best retail month yet in March

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April 10, 2014

Suzuki’s all-new, entry-level GW250 was a strong performer in the month of March at the retail level, Powersports Business has learned. “March was our best retail month yet for the new Suzuki GW250,” said Rod Lopusnak, general manager national sales for Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI), “and... Read more »

Custom Dynamics lights up the industry

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
April 9, 2014

When Custom Dynamics exhibits at an industry trade show, its booth is hard to miss. Glowing with numerous lights, the company’s booth usually catches the eye of many show attendees. Powersports Business recently caught up with Megan Barrett, business manager of North Carolina-based Custom Dynamics,... Read more »

Largest Harley-Davidson store in the world being built

Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale owner Bob Parsons will add to his powersports portfolio by building the largest Harley-Davidson dealership in the world in Scottsdale, Ariz.

April 8, 2014

Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, a 2013 Power 50 dealership, is planning to build a two-story 146,000-square-foot facility in Scottsdale, Ariz.  General manager Justin Johnson said the new dealership will be the largest Harley-Davidson store in the world, reported The Arizona Republic. The new store,... Read more »

Eaton opens Asia Pacific Vehicle Technical Center in Shanghai

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April 7, 2014

News release Power management company Eaton today announced the opening of its Vehicle Group Asia Pacific Technical Center in Shanghai. The new technical center will drive the development and product localization strategy of energy-efficient vehicle power management solutions for the Chinese and regional... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Analyst: Kolpin could lose ‘good part’ of its OEM business after Polaris purchase

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April 3, 2014

The April 1 acquisition of Kolpin by Polaris could mean “that a good part of the roughly 25 percent of Kolpin’s business that is manufacturing accessories for other brands like Arctic Cat, Yamaha, and Kawasaki could go away,” according to a research note provided to Powersports Business by UBS... Read more »

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