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CFMOTO products fitting in just fine

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By Dave McMahon , Editor in Chief
March 25, 2015

UForce 800 finds its niche in franchised dealerships From apple and orange orchards owners to ranchers and landowners across the country, the CFMOTO UForce 800 has been well received in the utility UTV marketplace since its launch in 2013. The V-twin-powered, 8-valve, 4-stroke liquid cooled machine... Read more »

Helmet House, SHOEI announce winner

March 25, 2015

Helmet House and SHOEI Safety Helmet, Inc., announced that Paulo Ng, a parts associate at East Bay Motorsports in Hayward, Calif., has been named the latest winner of his choice of a new SHOEI helmet. Ng completed SHOEI University Online coursework and his name was automatically entered in the contest... Read more »

Zero Motorcycles adds pair of VPs from auto industry

March 25, 2015

Zero Motorcycles announced two additions to the company’s executive team. Dennis Gore joins Zero as the vice president of Product Development, while John Zukoff becomes the vice president of Quality. The two senior management roles are newly created, and the pair are based in Zero’s Scotts Valley,... Read more »

Options plentiful for dealers at IMS

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 25, 2015

Dealerships take different tactics at Minneapolis show Throughout the Minneapolis International Motorcycle Show, dealerships’ employees could be seen talking to potential prospects. They were explaining the features and benefits of the brand of bikes they carry — as each was pitted up against a... Read more »

Skypatrol unleashing Protek GPS for dealers

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By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
March 25, 2015

Tracking device player is targeting powersports dealers with proven system A new F&I product available from an industry veteran could bring added bottom line dollars to F&I departments. Tony Tarell, who previously worked for various GPS companies, is now director of sales for the new Powersport... Read more »

Surgenor earns promotion at MSF

March 25, 2015

Dave Surgenor, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s manager of training systems, has been promoted to the new position of director of quality and outcomes. He will work under the guidance of MSF’s vice president of training systems, Dr. Ray Ochs, as well as with MSF-certified RiderCoaches and RiderCoach... Read more »

Indian markets to the hometown crowd

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 20, 2015

Brand makes huge impact with local consumers at Minneapolis IMS Though Indian Motorcycle chose the Chicago International Motorcycle Show to take the wraps off its new Dark Horse model, the previous weekend was also big in terms of IMS stops for the brand — Feb. 6-9 marked the Minneapolis show in Polaris’... Read more »

XY Powersports continues growth trajectory

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 20, 2015

New model, new warehouse among positive signs for UTV distributor When it comes to the longevity of powersports companies, XY Powersports is still rather young. XY launched its U.S. operations in 2009, but the company has already seen success in its short lifespan, and it’s moving toward even better... Read more »

Kawasaki Heavy Industries makes executive changes

March 20, 2015

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), the global parent company of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC), has announced several changes to its executive management. The Motorcycle & Engine Company’s current president, Mr. Shigehiko “Scott” Kiyama will be succeeded by Mr. Kenji Tomida, effective... Read more »

1 in 10 utility UTVs sold is pre-owned

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March 18, 2015

CDK Global Recreation study shows 9 new units sold for every 1 used   Exclusive data provided to Powersports Business from CDK Global Recreation shows that utility side-by-side dealers who want to make sales should have a healthy stock of new product on their showroom floors and/or out back in... Read more »

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