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HDFS to pay $228K fine

July 30, 2014

Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. (HDFS) has agreed to pay $228,000 to more than 600 Massachusetts consumers in order to resolve concerns that it failed to pay proper refunds under the terms of its motorcycle finance agreements, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced in June. Under the terms... Read more »

Growing from online to brick-and-mortar

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
July 28, 2014

Former Internet-only dealer moves into ex-Saturn dealership in Chicago Haider Saba admits that he doesn’t know what he doesn’t know, and he’s concocted his business plan accordingly. Free shipping of pre-owned motorcycles to anywhere in the continental U.S.? Check. A money-back guarantee on those... Read more »

Average dealer sold 82 UTVs in 13 months

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July 28, 2014

West, California combine to lead sport UTV sales by region Data from ADP Lightspeed provided exclusively to Powersports Business readers finds that based on more than 90,000 new UTVs sold at retail from May 2013 to May 2014 in 1,090 dealerships, the average dealer sold 82 units during those 13 months. Sport... Read more »

Rigid Industries LED Lighting wins award

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July 28, 2014

Rigid Industries LED Lighting has won the Large Business of the Year Award from the Gilbert, Ariz., Chamber of Commerce. Other nominees in this category were Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Southwest Airlines. “It is an honor to be nominated alongside the many great leaders of the community. I’m... Read more »

Getting muddy at Quadna Mud Nationals

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
July 25, 2014

High Lifter sees attendance double in Year 2 of Minnesota event After a somewhat disappointing Year 1 at High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals, organizers weren’t sure what to expect for 2014. However with nine extra months to plan the second annual Hill City, Minn., event and word of mouth spreading about... Read more »

LAPD adds Zero Motorcycle to fleet

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July 25, 2014

Zero Motorcycles announced that the Los Angeles Police Department purchased the new Zero MMX police/military motorcycle to add to the department’s patrol fleet. Powered by the 100-percent-electric Z-Force motor, the Zero MMX was developed to meet the specific requirements of military, law enforcement... Read more »

Portion of Bonneville Salt Flats resurfaced

July 25, 2014

An estimated 2,000 tons of salt were successfully deposited on the mud surface at the end of the access road to the Bonneville Salt Flats. It was graded and then dried to a hard concrete-like racing surface. Although modest in scope, the project demonstrates that it should be possible to deposit dry... Read more »

RacerTV premieres all-new Racer X Show

July 25, 2014

RacerTV, the West Virginia-based motorsports television production company, announced the newest addition to its online broadcast network lineup on RacerTV.com. The Racer X Show with Greg White, presented by Chaparral Motorsports, features news and highlights from the world of motocross, off-road and... Read more »

Wasteland Performance sets sights on RZR variant

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
July 23, 2014

Performance shop to produce and distribute units with increased horsepower Chad Johnson knows his way around a RZR. He formed his Ham Lake, Minn.-based Wasteland Performance just as the first RZR was hitting the market, and he’s been riding the side-by-side wave ever since. The company’s original... Read more »

ROHVA hopeful that New York ATV bill will pass

July 23, 2014

The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association is hopeful that New York legislators will approve the bills sponsored by Assemblywoman Addie Russell (A4971) and Senator Patty Ritchie (S1946). The bills would modernize the definition of all-terrain vehicle to allow popular side-by-side recreational vehicles... Read more »

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