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Analyst reflects on layoffs at Harley-Davidson plant


March 13, 2015

Here’s a portion of a research note provided to Powersports Business by Wells Fargo Securities analyst Tim Conder following Harley-Davidson’s announcement that it will lay off 169 employees at its Kansas City, Mo., plant, effective May 11, with layoffs expected through Sept. 30: “While the layoffs... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Europe to offer one rider a dream job


March 12, 2015

Harley-Davidson Europe plans to give one rider the mission of a lifetime. As part of its Discover More 2015 initiative, the OEM’s European operation is asking one rider to find the greatest touring ride experiences in Europe and share his or her experiences through a blog and social media. The chosen... Read more »

S&S Cycle free exhaust system installs a hit at Daytona Bike Week


March 12, 2015

News release The S&S Cycle display is buzzing with activity as Daytona Bike Week rally goers take advantage of free installation for any S&S Power Tune Performance Exhaust. “The response has been overwhelming,” said VP of sales Paul Devine. “People are really fired up about getting the... Read more »

Retailer opening year-round store in Sturgis


March 12, 2015

News release After years of J&P Cycles holding down fort in Sturgis, South Dakota in the weeks before, during and after the yearly Sturgis Rally, a permanent, year-round retail center will open its doors in June. The facility, located at 1650 Lazelle Street, will be undergoing a facelift prior to... Read more »

Another Power 50 dealership group adds to its lineup

Logan PS

March 11, 2015

Logan Powersports Group, a 2013 and 2014 Powersports Business Power 50 winner, has added a Harley-Davidson dealership to its lineup of stores. Eddie and Angela Keefer and Mike Ratz of Logan Powersports Group recently purchased Mike’s Harley-Davidson in Delbarton, W.V. Previous owners Mike and Libby... Read more »

Dealership Performance CRM integrates with Lightspeed


March 11, 2015

News release Dealership Performance CRM, a company of industry experts in CRM management for dealerships, now has data integration with LightspeedNXT and LightspeedEVO from CDK Global Recreation, the company behind the industry’s leading dealer management solution. This data integration will increase... Read more »

Küryakyn implements MAP policy for Bahn


March 11, 2015

News Release In a move to enhance the value of the brand and uphold its stance as a leading provider of vital reseller support services, Küryakyn Holdings, LLC has announced the implementation of a Minimum Advertised Pricing (MAP) policy for Bahn. The announcement coincides with the recent launch of... Read more »

Honda Financial Services, local dealer present customer with his 55th Honda


March 11, 2015

News release In a presentation ceremony today at Horner Honda in Salisbury, Maryland, American Honda Finance Corporation Senior Vice President David W. Paul handed longtime Honda owner Harry Adler the key to a 2015 Honda CB300F. The motorcycle is the 55th Honda that Adler, 84, has owned. Over the years,... Read more »

Stepping into the motorcycle market

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 11, 2015

Bates Footwear adds riding boots to law enforcement, military lineup For 130 years, Bates Footwear has focused on a tight customer base, producing footwear for members of the military and law enforcement and security officers, a base which it refers to as “those who wear uniforms for their job.”... Read more »

McGraw Powersports to sponsor Meyers in MotoAmerica Superbike season


March 11, 2015

News release Team21Motosport ( announced that Elena Myers, Rider/Owner of Team21Motosport, has secured title sponsorship from McGraw Powersports for her rookie Superbike season in the newly-formed MotoAmerica series. “We are extremely excited to be the title sponsor of Team21Motosport... Read more »

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