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Bidding farewell after 8 years of off-roading

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Tom Kaiser, Contributing Writer
July 11, 2014

Editor’s note: In June, Tom Kaiser bid farewell to his position as senior editor of Powersports Business in order to accept a position with an automotive B2B publication based in the Twin Cities. Kaiser spent eight years with EPG Media, including his recent stint with PSB. Along the way, he encountered... Read more »

Sabertooth looks to three wheels for expansion

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
July 11, 2014

Purpose-built trike designed to reach mass market Sabertooth’s WildCat motorcycles are sights — and sounds — to behold. The chopper-style bikes powered by Ford racing V-8s are eye- and ear-catching, but they’re not on every rider’s wish list. With that in mind, Sabertooth is looking to expand... Read more »

Schuberth names new CEO, CFO

July 11, 2014

After financial investor Perusa took over as principal shareholder in September 2013, the reorganization of the German helmet manufacturer Schuberth is taking shape as Jan-Christian Becker has been officially confirmed in his position as CEO of the Magdeburg company. He had been managing the Schuberth... Read more »

A grand re-opening to celebrate community

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John Galvin, Contributing Writer
July 9, 2014

Southern Thunder H-D starts anew under Parsons’ ownership “Motorcycles have that edge to them; they add excitement to your life, and that’s the type of thing people want to share. When you sell a motorcycle, the customer becomes part of a community, and then they start interacting within that community.” That’s... Read more »

BRP hosts Baja SAE design competition

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July 9, 2014

BRP on June 19 hosted the Baja SAE, an intercollegiate design competition in which teams of students design and build off-road vehicles. There were seven teams from Québec and Ontario universities. The winning team from l’École de technologie supérieure in Montréal, pictured, received a $4,000... Read more »

PWC sales continue upward swing in May

July 9, 2014

A peek at Info-Link’s May bellwether report shows a big upswing in PWC sales, a trend that began in January and has been moving up ever since. May PWC sales for bellwether states grew nearly 20 percent year-over-year, following a 10 percent increase in April. Keeping up with the PWC market are ski... Read more »

Monster 821 latest naked model offering from Ducati

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July 7, 2014

The all-new Ducati Monster 821 features a 112-hp water-cooled 821cc engine. It will be available at dealerships in July. Ducati in May unveiled the all-new Monster 821, a mid-size entry for the third generation of the iconic naked model. Following the successful unveiling of the new generation Monster... Read more »

Indian Motorcycles return to Sturgis

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
July 7, 2014

Vern Eide chooses downtown Sturgis for western South Dakota dealership When Vern Eide Motocars began working with Polaris Industries on establishing an Indian dealership in western South Dakota, Polaris’ demographic research showed Rapid City was the ideal location. But management at Vern Eide pushed... Read more »

Wide tire kit for Honda Grom

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July 7, 2014

Lexington, N.C.-based C&S Custom announced that its wide tire kit for the fast-selling Honda Grom is now available. The C&S Custom 16-inch-over-stock swingarm and 200 wide tire kit made its debut at Bike Week in Daytona Beach. “No matter where we stopped in Daytona, our little Honda Grom got... Read more »

S&S Cycle to sponsor 2014 WMDRA Sturgis Nationals

July 7, 2014

S&S Cycle announced it will be an associate sponsor of the 2014 Western Motorcycle Drag Race Association’s AMSOIL Sturgis Nationals at the Sturgis Dragway on Aug. 5-6. “Drag racing has always been a major factor in the history of S&S Cycle. Drag racing is what got George J. Smith, our company... Read more »

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