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SBT celebrates 2,000 hours of product testing


August 6, 2014

News Release SBT, Inc. operates one of the most extensive PWC testing programs in the world. Every year, the testing team racks up thousands of hours on the water verifying the performance, durability and endurance of the products that carry the SBT name. Product testing begins every year around September... Read more »

BMW Motorcycle revenues grow 11.2% in Q2


August 6, 2014

BMW Motorrad reported its worldwide revenues in its Motorcycles segment were up 11.2 percent in the second quarter to € 528 million. Motorcycles EBIT for the quarter ending June 30 rose 19.6 percent to € 55 million, and profit before tax was up 20.0 percent to € 54 million. Q2 motorcycle sales... Read more »

Hitcase partners with Van Leeuwen for U.S. distribution


August 6, 2014

News Release Hitcase, makers of iPhone cases, mounts, and accessories that transform an iPhone into a shockproof, waterproof, action camera, announced the appointment of Van Leeuwen as theirUS distributor for motorcycle & powersports market. Effective immediately, Van Leeuwen will launch Hitcase... Read more »

Limited edition Vespa 946 Bellissima launched


August 6, 2014

News Release Since its original launch in 2013, the Vespa 946 immediately became a worldwide object of desire and exclusivity. Vespa 946 was the world’s first Luxury scooter which combined premium materials with Italian artisan hand-made standards of manufacturing. July 31, 2014. Vespa 946 Bellissima... Read more »

Slingshot whips into spotlight

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
August 6, 2014

Steering wheel and seatbelts — and 173 horses Polaris says the Slingshot was designed for one purpose: exhilaration. The Minnesota-based OEM met that description and many others when it launched the three-wheeled roadster in July during the company’s dealer meeting in Minneapolis. The Slingshot features... Read more »

PSB Institute @ AIMExpo speaker lineup unveiled


August 6, 2014

The following list of speakers will present training sessions at the 2014 Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo, set for Oct. 16-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The Powersports Business Institute, sponsored by ADP Lightspeed and Sta-Bil, kicks off with a new Kickoff Networking... Read more »

Giant Loop introduces snowmobile line

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August 5, 2014

News Release Adventure-proof packing systems innovator Giant Loop announced [on July 30] the introduction of a new line of products this fall for the 2014-2015 winter powersports season. The new Giant Loop Snow line is targeted at the hardcore mountain sledder, demanding touring snowmobile rider and... Read more »

2014 Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo lineup revealed


August 5, 2014

After achieving tremendous success with its groundbreaking program at the inaugural event last October, the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has announced details of the 2014 Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo (PSBI@AIMExpo), the event’s comprehensive dealer-focused educational... Read more »

Polaris unveils 2015 Scout with $10,999 MSRP

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August 5, 2014

News Release Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, [on Aug. 2 announced] the launch of the 2015 Indian Scout, a contemporary yet classic interpretation of one of motorcycling’s most famous and coveted bikes. With a starting US MSRP of $10,999 and a DNA that will appeal to riders... Read more »

Partzilla growth facilitates warehouse expansion

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
August 4, 2014

Dealership, online parts retailer both find success The OEM and aftermarket parts business is riding an upward trend in southwest Georgia. “We can’t expand our warehouse quick enough,” is how Martin Polo, CEO of Powersports Plus, LLC, which owns the Powersports Plus retail store in Albany, Ga.,... Read more »

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