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Polaris closing Kolpin’s Wisconsin headquarters


July 22, 2014

Polaris Industries is closing Kolpin Outdoors’ Fox Lake, Wis., manufacturing plant as it works to move production of Kolpin products to Polaris’ facilities in Minnesota and Ohio. Kolpin president and CEO Tom Lutes told the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen in Wisconsin that the Fox Lake plant will be closed... Read more »

Argentina: Yamaha begins production at new motorcycle plant


July 22, 2014

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.  announced that Yamaha Motor Argentina’s new motorcycle manufacturing plant — which has been under construction since August 2013 in General Rodríguez, located in the urban area of Buenos Aires — has been completed. The opening ceremony of the new plant was held on... Read more »

Zero Motorcycles to make AIMExpo debut, host dealer meeting


July 22, 2014

News release The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) welcomes a new OEM partner to the 2014 event this October 16-19 in Orlando, Florida, as California-based Zero Motorcycles, maker of high performance electric motorcycles, will be exhibiting and hosting its 2015 Dealer Convention at AIMExpo. Zero’s... Read more »

DragonFire adds WPS as distributor


July 22, 2014

News release Hot enough for you? DragonFire predicts things are going to get even hotter heading into August and September … but they are not talking about the weather. In teaming up with leading aftermarket parts and accessories distributor Western Power Sports (WPS), they plan for more dealers than... Read more »

Harley-Davidson’s Q2 sales drop, earnings increase


July 22, 2014

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) second-quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share of $1.62 grew 33.9 percent on higher motorcycle shipments and continued improvement in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period. Second-quarter net income was $354.2 million on consolidated revenue of $2.00... Read more »

An inside look at pre-owned Sport UTVs


Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
July 21, 2014

NADAguides.com shows wholesale, retail value trends Nearly 4 out of 5 sport UTVs that were searched on NADAguides.com during the first quarter of 2014 were Polaris vehicles, according to data provided exclusively to Powersports Business from NADA Guides. The Kawasaki Teryx 4 was a popular search in Q1... Read more »

New Cabo scooter offers aggressive styling

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
July 21, 2014

Lance Powersports brings knobby tires to 50, 125 and 150cc models There’s no denying that the new 2014 Cabo scooter from distributor Lance Powersports is an eye-catcher. The knobby tires certainly help the scooter set itself apart, and that’s what they’re meant to do, according to Lance CEO Gene... Read more »

Dealership develops in-house insurance agency

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
July 18, 2014

Auto, life, home offerings join powersports products, increasing revenue Motorcycle insurance? Check. ATV coverage? Done. Boats? Yep. Auto, home, health and life? They’ve got that, too. Family Powersports has gone beyond the average F&I department, creating its own in-house insurance agency, offering... Read more »

Arizona off-roaders, officials find dangerous rebar spikes in trails


July 18, 2014

News release Federal authorities in Arizona are warning off-highway-vehicle riders to be wary of trails in the Coconino National Forest near Happy Jack, Ariz., the American Motorcyclist Association reports. This past weekend, trail riders reported the tires of their all-terrain vehicles and off-road... Read more »

EBR partners with Parts Unlimited for parts distribution


July 17, 2014

News Release Erik Buell Racing (EBR) announced today that it has selected Parts Unlimited of Janesville, Wis., as its distribution partner for all EBR spare parts for North America. Under the agreement, Parts Unlimited will stock EBR parts and handle order processing and fulfillment for EBR’s dealer... Read more »

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