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4th record sales year in a row for KTM

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February 27, 2015

Mattighofen, Austria-based KTM announced record sales for the fourth consecutive year. Unit sales of KTM and Husqvarna were 158,760 units, an increase of 28.2 percent from 2014. Revenue increased to 864.6 million Euro ($979.4 million), a 20.7 percent increase. Also, the company now employs 2,143, an... Read more »

Scorpion named official helmet of EnduroCross

February 27, 2015

Scorpion Helmets will become a major player in EnduroCross in 2015. Scorpion will be recognized as the official helmet of the GEICO EnduroCross Championship and will also have Colton Haaker representing the brand for 2015. “We have been looking for the right opportunity to get involved with EnduroCross... Read more »

Ski-Doo unveils MXZ Iron Dog Special

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February 26, 2015

128-inch track, rMotion suspension part of limited run BRP earlier this month introduced the Ski-Doo MXZ Iron Dog Special snowmobile, inspired by and named after the iconic event. The sled was originally targeted as a 2016 model, but because of its release date, it is officially a 2015. The MXZ Iron... Read more »

WPS displays growth at vendor show

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By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
February 25, 2015

New reps from Marshall, new brands and a new format Sales reps for Western Power Sports and its American V-twin sister brand HardDrive Parts spent a full week off the dealership path in January. There was work to be done in Boise, Idaho, home of WPS, however, and the WPS reps logged plenty of extended... Read more »

What has changed?

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February 25, 2015

As I write this, it is January of 2015. I first landed at a desk in a Honda motorcycle dealership in January of 1972, and have been in the industry almost every day since. That’s 43 years in motorcycle. So, what has changed? Let’s take a look. In 1972 there was no computer system available for... Read more »

Pallin wins first Pro Open Main race

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February 20, 2015

Two first-time pro class winners highlighted Saturday’s main event action at round six of AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram’s PIRTEK Snocross National, presented by Jimmy John’s at Canterbury Racetrack in Shakopee, Minn. Capturing the top spot in front of a packed house at Canterbury... Read more »

New dirt bike oil from AMSOIL

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February 20, 2015

AMSOIL has unveiled its new synthetic dirt bike oil, available in three viscosities. The oils are made to deliver maximum protection and performance for a wide range of dirt bike applications in need of 10W-40, 10W-50 or 10W-60 viscosities. This new product line fulfills the demand for dirt-bike-specific... Read more »

STI Tire & Wheel accepting racer resumes

February 20, 2015

STI Tire & Wheel is providing sponsorship support to a wide variety of racers, including ATV, UTV and off-road motorcycle racers in the U.S., and is now accepting racer resumes. Just as it did in 2014, STI will support selected racers in national race series events like GNCC Racing and WORCS Racing,... Read more »

ProTaper partners with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Off-Road

February 18, 2015

ProTaper has joined forces with Rockstar Energy Factory Husqvarna for the 2015 off-road season. “ProTaper is pleased to announce a partnership with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Off-Road Team for the 2015 season … and beyond,” ProTaper brand manager Paul Perebijnos said. “With... 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 »

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