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Honda recalls 126,000 GL 1800, GL 1800A motorcycles


September 10, 2014

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has issued a recall on 126,000 motorcycles, though the OEM has yet to determine a remedy for the issue. The recall affects 2001-10 and 2012 GL 1800 bikes, along with 2001-05 GL 1800A motorcycles. On those units, the rear brakes may drag after the brakes are released, increasing... Read more »

Kawasaki unveils 2015 Jet Ski Ultra 310X


September 10, 2014

Kawasaki has unveiled its 2015 Jet Ski lineup. Here’s a look at the Ultra 301X model. 2015 KAWASAKI JET SKI ULTRA 310X Kawasaki surprised the entire industry when it debuted the Jet Ski Ultra 300X in 2011. This flagship Jet Ski remains the most powerful and comfortable Personal Watercraft (PWC) on... Read more »

Arctic Cat releases two new 2015 race sleds


September 10, 2014

Snow Goer magazine, a sister publication to Powersports Business, was on hand at Arctic Cat’s snowmobile unveil Saturday at Haydays. The following is an excerpt from Snow Goer editor John Prusak’s report from SnowGoer.com. To read more about the sleds, click here. Arctic Cat has made a habit of unveiling... Read more »

Ski-Doo unveils 2015 MXZx 600RS


September 9, 2014

News release BRP’s 2015 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS builds on its strong chassis performance from 2014 by refining the engine and drive systems for better power delivery and even better overall durability. Last season saw big chassis changes for the Ski-Doo race sled like the new front suspension, steering... Read more »

S&S-powered Matchless Motorcycles to debut latest design


September 9, 2014

News release Henry Collier was a designer, entrepreneur and winning rider. Together with his sons in 1899 he founded Matchless Motorcycles, which went on to become the largest motorcycle manufacturer in England. In 1907 Charlie Collier rode a Matchless to victory in the first ever Tourist Trophy, the... Read more »

Dantzler reveals plans for PSB Institute dealer training seminars


September 9, 2014

Powersports Business columnist Sam Dantzler, an industry 20-group moderator and founder of Sam’s Powersports Garage, provides insight via video into his training seminar that will be held during the Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo. Dantzler will present “ESI Fuels CSI: Increasing your Employee... Read more »

Japanese OEMs increase July production

JAMA Yamaha

September 4, 2014

Though overall production for the Big Four OEMs out of Japan increased 9.2 percent in July, only two of the four reported a rise in production. Yamaha reported the largest percentage jump in production, up 33.8 percent over July 2013 to 20,550 bikes. Kawasaki was the other OEM to report an increase,... Read more »

Indian Motorcycle teams up with England’s Fieldcandy for $700 tent


September 4, 2014

News release FieldCandy is proud to announce a new collaboration with Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian is one of the most legendary and iconic motorcycle brands worldwide, well known for bikes that inspire freedom and adventure. Indian Motorcycle’s distinctive... Read more »

Dealership Great Ideas — Sept. 3, 2014

2015 Free-Wheeler

September 3, 2014

As Harley-Davidson unveiled its 2015 lineup, dealers were eager to host events to show customers the new product. Here are just a few of the promotions dealers have been hosting to kickoff the line: 2015 Model Year Launch Party at Denali Harley-Davidson in Wasilla, Alaska 12-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 Highlights... Read more »

Dealers complete Polaris’ Ice Bucket Challenge

Wine Ice Bucket

September 3, 2014

News Release Polaris Industries Inc. [on Tuesday] donated $10,000 to ALS after more than 100 dealers accepted an invitation from Scott Wine, Polaris chairman and CEO, to join him in taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for the disease. On Aug. 22, Polaris shared a video of... Read more »

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