Social Media shows steady bike interest during Q4

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
April 2, 2014

2012 H-D FLHX Street Glide sees 103 percent increase in hits Kelley Blue Book’s website saw a dramatic rise in hits on its powersports vehicles during the spring and summer months of 2013, followed by a wane in the winter months. But when comparing Q4 2012 to Q4 2013, it’s easy to see the market’s... Read more »

Sea-Doo Spark seaside concert a hit


April 2, 2014

Sea-Doo teamed up with deadmau5 for a live concert event at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach to launch the 2014 Spark to throngs of twenty-something fans among the crowd of 500. Using the hashtag #SparkSomeFun on Facebook and Twitter, the event had a celebrity element with Anne Hathaway in attendance. Fans... Read more »

More hardware for Sturgis Brown H.S. bike builders at Donnie Smith show

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April 1, 2014

News release The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® proudly announces that the custom 2014 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide built by participants of the Chip’s Student Build Challenge received first place in the High School Build Open Class at the 27th annual Donnie Smith Bike Show this past Sunday, March 30, at... Read more »

No joke — Polaris acquires Kolpin


April 1, 2014

News release MINNEAPOLIS (April 1, 2014) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:  PII) today announced the acquisition of Kolpin Outdoors, Inc., a privately held, Wisconsin-based company that develops branded and private label powersports accessories. Committed to innovation and growth, Kolpin is a leading... Read more »

BRP tops $3 billion in annual revenue for first time


April 1, 2014

News release BRP Inc. (TSX: DOO) on March 28 reported its financial results for the three- and twelve-month periods ended January 31, 2014. All financial information is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. The complete financial results are available at “I am pleased with our... Read more »

In Tickle’s absence, Hill has best SX finish in St. Louis

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March 31, 2014

News release St. Louis, MO (March 30, 2014) – After a tough weekend in Toronto that saw team leader Broc Tickle suffer a season-ending injury, the RCH Racing Soaring Eagle team headed to the “Show Me” state of Missouri determined to show the world what they are made of. Lone eagle Josh... Read more »

Urban hipsters? H-D of NYC hits its mark

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Marjorie Kleiman aka Shadow, Contributing Writer
March 28, 2014

New Tribeca store location teeming with target audience Editor’s note: Harley-Davidson of New York City celebrated its grand opening, and Powersports Business got the inside scoop on the new store via its sister publication, Thunder Press. Thunder Press North Edition editor Shadow spent some time with... Read more »

Tucker Rocky, MAG announce merger


March 27, 2014

News release Indianapolis, IN – Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice announced today it has agreed to merge with Motorsport Aftermarket Group (“MAG”).  LDI Ltd., LLC (“LDI”), the sole shareholder of Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice, will become the majority shareholder of the combined company. ... Read more »

Parts Unlimited adds light bar maker to ATV/UTV catalog


March 27, 2014

News release Parts Unlimited, the world’s largest distributor of powersports parts, equipment and accessories, has added Lazer Star Lights’ ATV/UTV LED Light Bars and Round LED Light Kits to their 2014 ATV/UTV catalog. The catalog will now include Lazer Star’s Discovery, Endeavour, and Atlantis... Read more »

UCLEAR to get Tucker Rocky distribution


March 27, 2014

News release Eagle, Idaho-based UCLEAR , the industry leaders in Bluetooth helmet communication systems, has announced a strategic partnership with leading distributor, Tucker Rocky Distributing. The added distribution channel offers consumers more options for purchasing and receiving support for UCLEAR’s... Read more »

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