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Polaris acquires China-based maker of Hammerhead off-road vehicles

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February 18, 2015

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire HH Investment Limited (”Hammerhead”). Hammerhead manufactures gasoline powered go-karts, light utility vehicles, and electric utility vehicles in Shanghai, China. The Company markets its products globally under... Read more »

OEM reports best January sales figures of all-time

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February 18, 2015

New release After the fourth record year in succession in 2014, BMW Motorrad has started the new year with a significant increase in sales. With 6,263 (previous year: 5,438) units, 15.2% more motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide in January 2015 than in the previous year. Heiner... Read more »

Royal Enfield announces top 10 dealers

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February 18, 2015

As Royal Enfield’s dealer network continues to grow, it’s time to note the highest-selling dealers in the United States. Royal Enfield released its top ten U.S. dealer list, and for the second year in a row, Royal Enfield of Fort Worth has maintained its No. 1 ranking. The Top Ten Royal Enfield Dealers... Read more »

Spark continues to drive Sea-Doo growth, analyst reports

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February 17, 2015

BMO Capital Markets Corp. analyst Gerrick Johnson recently attended the Miami Boat show. He provided the following research note to Powersports Business. “We recently attended the Miami Boat show, the world’s largest boat show and the kick-off to the North American boating season. Based on feedback... Read more »

ICON reveals RAIDEN apparel for adventure riding

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February 17, 2015

News release Pushing limits, testing resolve, and validating ideas-these are the doctrines for the all-new RAIDEN collection. Rebuking the sad grey status quo that dominates the current ADV scene, RAIDEN charts a course of aggressive patterns, hella technical materials, and the boldest visual package.... Read more »

AIMExpo 3-Way Giveaway winners receive new motorcycles

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February 17, 2015

The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced that the three lucky winners of the fan-favorite 3-Way Giveaway contest have received their new motorcycles. OEM exhibitors, Suzuki, KYMCO and Yamaha Star once again partnered with AIMExpo to offer attendees the chance to ride away on one... Read more »

Ducati showing growth in China

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February 16, 2015

The motorcycle marketplace in China remains lackluster due to governmental policies that ban or restrict the use motorcycles in more than 200 cities. That said, Ducati China’s dealer network has expanded to eight dealerships in eight cities (Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Haikou, Kunming,... Read more »

Powersports Business’ 2015 Nifty 50 Winners

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February 16, 2015

For the 16th consecutive year, Powersports Business has selected 50 products and services that we believe will help boost dealership profits in 2015. Editors from PSB and our sister consumer magazines in the powersports industry select the Nifty 50 winners. The editors’ picks are based on information... Read more »

Electric motorcycle manufacturer Bultaco hires marketing GM

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February 16, 2015

Madrid-based Bultaco reinforces its company structure with the appointment of José Antonio Garvía as new Commercial and Marketing General Manager and member of the Executive Committee of Bultaco Motors. Jose Antonio Garvía will be responsible for Marketing and after sales of the company. This is part... Read more »

Honda unveils 2015 MSX125 for European market

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February 13, 2015

News release 2015 HONDA MSX125 Release date: February 14th, 2015 New colour for 2015: Compact, easy to ride and practical thanks to full-sized motorcycle parts, the MSX125 was an instant worldwide success in 2013. It is designed for young riders, featuring an economical low-friction engine, four-speed... Read more »

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