Jul. 12, 2010 – Aftermarket Digest
July 12, 2010
Filed under Features
Scorpion Sports names new national sales manager
Scorpion Sports has promoted its former west coast sales manager to national sales manager. Jon Eide has been a part of Scorpion’s sales management team since 2004 and regional sales manager for the west coast since 2005.
“Jon has been here since the beginning and witnessed the growth of the brand,” Scorpion Sports’ President Rick Miller said in a press release. “His background at the dealership level and the exceptional job he has done to build the brand is certainly important, but it is his passion for the industry and the fact that he rides motorcycles that really clinched the deal.”
Drag Specialties announces new sales rep for Bay Area
Drag Specialties has announced its newest member of its sales team. Bryon Smith will be joining Drag’s West Region as a sales rep in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Smith grew up with a throttle in his hand, riding dirt bikes and ATVs and spent three years as a stunt rider. He has previously worked in the industry as parts manager for Harley-Davidson of Fremont in Fremont, Calif.
All Terrain research expands manufacturing facility
All Terrain Research (ATR), a leading design and manufacturing company in the powersports industry, has expanded its Youngstown, Ohio, facility with an additional 7,000 square feet.
The company says the added space will provide room for new equipment and CNC mills that will allow ATR to speed production time and increase its ability to take new product designs from “art to part” in record time.
ATR has its own product line for Polaris, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Can-Am ATVs and side-by-sides and develops products for several top brands in the powersports market.
“We are really excited about what this expansion will enable us to do,” Larry Davis, ATR’s head of research and design, said in a press release. “With the added space for additional CNC mills and turning centers, we will be able to prototype more product ideas quicker without having all of our machines tied up on current product production.”
Longtime Helmet House official passes away
Joann Golden, the Helmet House office manager for the past 25 years, recently passed away, the company announced. She had been fighting cancer for several months.
The company said Golden was instrumental in making Helmet House’s offices run smoothly across the United States and for assisting the company’s chief financial officer in monitoring dealer accounts.
“Joann was the heart and soul; the emotional center of Helmet House for a quarter century,” said Phil Bellomy, Helmet House’s vice president and co-founder. “Everyone who worked here thought the world of Joann and her strong relationships with several hundred dealers within the Helmet House dealer network.”
Donations in Golden’s memory can be made to the Cancer Research Institute at 1-800-99 CANCER or at www.cancerresearch.org. Condolences also can be sent to the Golden family care of Helmet House, Inc, 26855 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas, Calif., 91301.
Harley MotorClothes label generates $100,000 in proceeds
Harley-Davidson Motor Co. announced its MotorClothes Pink Label Collection has generated $100,000 in proceeds since the launch of the line in January that will be donated to the Breast Cancer Network of Strength.
The Harley-Davidson Pink Label Collection was inspired by women who have been affected by breast cancer and designed to provide them support during their difficult ride. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every Pink Label Collection item helps fund the YourShoes 24/7 Support Center, which is administered by the national non-profit Breast Cancer Network of Strength. The YourShoes center, which helped nearly 50,000 people in 2008 alone, is staffed by breast cancer survivors who provide immediate emotional relief, at any time of day or night, to people affected by breast cancer.
“We’re thrilled to be able to make a donation of this size to Breast Cancer Network of Strength,” said Kathy Whalen, category manager, General Merchandise, Harley-Davidson. “The response we’ve had to the new Pink Label Collection has been remarkable, and we thank our dealers and our loyal H-D customers for their role in making it such a quick and resounding success.”
Cycle Sounds introduces Series 3 – 3 Inch Premium Sound System
Cycle Sounds LLC, a premium motorcycle and motorsports audio manufacturer, has recently introduced its Series 3 audio system, designed and engineered for the V-twin market.
Each Series 3 Premium Sound System comes with a choice of 3-inch bullet speakers (black or chrome), high-powered mini amplifier with wiring harness and mount, handlebar MP3 mount, speaker mounts and all necessary connectors and wires to complete installation. Systems work with iPod, iPhone, mp3, Satellite Radio or any device that uses a 3.5mm earphone jack.
Ed Files, president of Cycle Sounds, has more than a dozen patents on audio products.
“We developed this premium sound system because not everyone rides a bagger, but most everyone enjoys music,”?Files said. “Now you can listen to music any time and anywhere you ride.”
Cobra designs products for Honda VT1300
Cobra Engineering announced the release of its PowrFlo Air Intake system, a replacement air filter and custom aluminum cover and its line of exhaust systems for the new Honda VT1300 lineup.
The Speedster exhaust systems, first developed for the Honda Fury, lead off with the Swept Speedsters that incorporate the Power-Port crossover chamber, which increases horsepower while lowering the sound levels over a more traditional shotgun system.
“These new VT1300s, are a fantastic update to the VTX1300 line,” said Tim McCool, Cobra Engineering’s president. “The bikes look like one-of-a-kind cruisers right from the factory, and these Swept Speedsters complete that custom look. The riders will notice improved performance with significant torque and horsepower gains across the power range.”
Yoshimura adds ZX-6R, ZX-10R exhaust systems
Yoshimura R&D of America has been making performance exhaust systems since the company was founded in 1971, and now the Kawasaki ZX-6R or ZX-10R can benefit from these years of experience thanks to a full line-up of exhaust systems.
Yoshimura makes a system to match every level of performance, from slip-on mufflers for the street-riding enthusiast, to full-systems made from titanium and carbon-fiber for professional racers. PSB