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Study shows optimism for 2015 by U.S. CFOs

December 29, 2014

Grant Thornton survey shows sustained business confidence Nearly half of CFOs expect the U.S. economy to improve during the next six months, and only 9 percent expect it to worsen, according to the Grant Thornton LLP 2014 Fall CFO Survey. The biannual survey reflects the insights of more than 1,000 CFOs... Read more »

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
December 26, 2014

  Dealership benefits from new location across from famous sign It was 10 a.m. on a Wednesday in October, and Las Vegas Harley-Davidson was buzzing. A few people lined up at the parts counter; a couple was consulting with someone in service, while a few customers perused the options at the T-shirt... Read more »

Holeshot’s SnoRipper offers winter fun for 110cc bikes

December 26, 2014

Holeshot’s SnoRipper RPZ110 is the first snowbike system designed specifically for the popular 110cc dirt bike category. The kit was professionally designed with Solidworks CAD and has been extensively tested in extreme conditions. It fits the Kawasaki KLX110/110L, while kits for Yamaha and Honda... Read more »

Analyst: Snowmobile sales up 20 percent year-over-year

December 26, 2014

In a conference call with analysts to discuss its fiscal third quarter 2015 results, BRP management noted that “North American snowmobile industry was healthy with retail up in the 20% range y/y in the season so far with Ski-Doo gaining some share,” according to a research note provided to Powersports... Read more »

PWC sales still going strong through October

December 26, 2014

Personal watercraft sales continued to grow in the first month of Q4. PWC sales in bellwether states were up about 25 percent year-over-year in October, reported Info-Link Technologies Inc. Sales have been consistently up since August 2013, with a peak of a 30-percent increase in July 2014. Info-Link’s... Read more »

ArcticFX Graphics releases 2014-15 custom sledwrap designs

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December 24, 2014

ArcticFX Graphics, a manufacturer of custom sledwrap and snowmobile sticker kits, has its own version of Fashion Week in September every year. After months of studying trends and then designing, the AFX Top Ten sledwrap concepts are released on the website and featured on AFX’s Facebook page, in plenty... Read more »

Former Ski-Doo exec Davis gets new gig in Eagle River

December 24, 2014

Russ Davis has been named vice president of sales and marketing for the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby presented by FirstPlaceParts.com. Chuck Decker, president and track owner of Eagle River Derbytrack, describes Davis as “one of the true gentlemen of our sport, extremely knowledgeable... Read more »

TEAM Industries plans expansion

December 24, 2014

Industry supplier will invest $7.8 million, add 16 jobs at Minnesota facility TEAM Industries, a Bagley, Minn-based company that specializes in manufacturing drivetrains and other components for vehicles, is planning a $7.8 million expansion at its production facility in Detroit Lakes. The company said... Read more »

Garmin hits the dirt, snow and curvy roads

The handheld Monterra GPS can also be mounted to a side-by-side, PWC or boat to provide topographic and lake view information.

By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
December 22, 2014

Company develops GPS and camera devices for powersports applications Though many may associate Garmin with in-car GPS systems providing turn-by-turn directions or handheld devices designed for hikers, Garmin also has a firm grasp on the powersports industry, developing a variety of products for off-roaders,... Read more »

Strong app sales for Sparta Commercial

December 22, 2014

Sparta Commercial Services, Inc. reported that its mobile application products have experienced a 400-percent increase in new mobile app sales month-over-month, September 2014 versus September 2013. Since the recent expansion of its sales and marketing staff, Sparta has experienced a surge of potential... Read more »

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