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Skypatrol unleashing Protek GPS for dealers

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By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
March 25, 2015

Tracking device player is targeting powersports dealers with proven system A new F&I product available from an industry veteran could bring added bottom line dollars to F&I departments. Tony Tarell, who previously worked for various GPS companies, is now director of sales for the new Powersport... Read more »

Champion Trikes closes Lehman plant


March 24, 2015

Champion Investments Inc. and Champion Trikes are closing the Lehman Trikes plant in Spearfish, S.D., reported the Meade County Times-Tribune. The closure will result in a dozen layoffs. Champion is moving Lehman operations to its plant in Garden Grove, Calif. The move is designed to help Champion expand... Read more »

Shop students get dream tour of Arctic Cat, Polaris factories


March 24, 2015

Take a first-person look at how shop students at Two Harbors High School in Minnesota got to spend their days touring the Arctic Cat and Polaris factories. Teacher Mike Fitzpatrick takes readers on the tour via a story in the Lake County News Chronicle. To read the story about a dream day for high school... Read more »

Indian markets to the hometown crowd

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 20, 2015

Brand makes huge impact with local consumers at Minneapolis IMS Though Indian Motorcycle chose the Chicago International Motorcycle Show to take the wraps off its new Dark Horse model, the previous weekend was also big in terms of IMS stops for the brand — Feb. 6-9 marked the Minneapolis show in Polaris’... Read more »

XY Powersports continues growth trajectory

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 20, 2015

New model, new warehouse among positive signs for UTV distributor When it comes to the longevity of powersports companies, XY Powersports is still rather young. XY launched its U.S. operations in 2009, but the company has already seen success in its short lifespan, and it’s moving toward even better... Read more »

Honda unveils concept Bulldog motorcycle at Osaka show

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March 20, 2015

News Release Honda today unveiled the world premiere of the BULLDOG as an exhibition model (concept model) at a press conference at the 31st Osaka Motorcycle Show 2015. The BULLDOG promotes a new world of leisure with motorcycles. The model was developed with the concept “Lovable Touring Partner,”... Read more »

Founding AIMExpo participant returns for 2015


March 20, 2015

News Release The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) and Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, (Yamaha) have announced that the legendary manufacturer has again committed to participate in the third-annual event, scheduled for October 15-18 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC),... Read more »

MotoAmerica offers first-ever test for most riders at COTA


March 19, 2015

News release The MotoAmerica stars were given a chance to test their motorcycles on two completely different racetracks today at the Circuit of The Americas – one soaked by a rainstorm for the morning sessions and one dried by sunny skies in the afternoon – during the opening day of the two-day... Read more »

BMW projects 2015 motorcycle sales growth

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March 19, 2015

Coming off 2014 growth, BMW Group expects 2015 will continue in an upward trend, the OEM reported Wednesday during its Annual Accounts Press Conference. Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, at the OEM’s Annual Accounts Press Conference in Munich. BMW Motorrad is projected... Read more »

Galfer USA announces new partnership


March 19, 2015

News release Galfer USA, the company known for manufacturing high quality braking systems, is excited to support MEEN Motorsports for the upcoming 2015 racing season. This year Meen will be fielding two racers, Josh Herrin and Joe Roberts, aboard their Yamaha racing machines, fully equipped with Galfer... Read more »

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