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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 »

Dealership offering free tires for life for H-D buyers

August 6, 2014

The A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson Family of Dealerships in Columbus, Ohio, is now offering “Free Tires For Life” to any purchaser of a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The company has come up with a clear and concise set of guidelines for getting free tires in order to actively practice their mission... Read more »

PWC sales up 30 percent in June

August 6, 2014

PWC sales were up nearly 30 percent year-over-year in June, showing strong growth for the third month in a row, according to the latest Info-Link bellwether report, which tracks boat sales across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states representing... 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 »

Yamaha’s Mike Martinez named chair of SVIA


August 4, 2014

Mike Martinez, vice president — recreation vehicle operations at Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., was elected as the new chair of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America board of trustees at the most recent board meeting in Irvine, Calif. Ken Bush, regulations manager at Suzuki Motor of America,... Read more »

Lazer Star Lights sponsors 2014 Heartland Challenge

August 4, 2014

Lazer Star Lights will return as the Official Lighting Sponsor of the 2014 GBC Motorsports Heartland Challenge. The 7th Annual Challenge is slated for Aug. 15-17 in Carlisle, Iowa. “We are proud to support a great event like the Heartland Challenge,” said Lazer Star Lights race director Dennis Lusardi.... Read more »

GE Capital increases commitment with support of emerging brands

August 4, 2014

GE Capital Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) is rapidly growing its inventory financing portfolio with smaller and newer motorsports brands. CDF has started programs with manufacturers that specialize in one or two segments of the powersports market, signing upwards of 20 new entrants in the last... Read more »

Pre-owned sport UTV strong thanks to RZR

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August 1, 2014

2008 RZR 800 leads category views on KBB.com The following report from Lisa Pelissier, senior powersports analyst at Kelley Blue Book, describes the state of the pre-owned sport UTV market. Interest in sport UTVs is strong. The 2008 Polaris Ranger RZR 800 leads the list of the Top 10 Most Researched... Read more »

BlackTip Jetsports gets Elite with new lineup

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
August 1, 2014

Growing seat, traction mat company catering to high-end consumers BlackTip Jetsports has seen the future of PWC, and it includes consumers who are willing to spend a premium amount for premium aftermarket products. With the high-end consumer in mind, Clearwater, Fla.-based BlackTip Jetsports has launched... Read more »

PRP unveils XP 1000 door bag with knee pad and armrest

August 1, 2014

PRP Seats has introduced its new Door Bag with Knee Pad and Armrest for PRP’s aftermarket doors. PRP’s Door Bag, Knee Pad and Arm Rest combo for PRP XP 1000 Doors features black carbon fiber vinyl for style and coated nylon sides and back for durability. Available for driver or passenger doors, they... Read more »

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