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Suzuki V-Strom 650XT now in U.K. dealerships

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February 13, 2015

Suzuki’s new V-Strom 650XT is now available in U.K. dealerships, with pricing confirmed at £7,499 ($11,311). Based on the popular V-Strom 650, which has been the best-selling mid-capacity dual-purpose motorcycle over the last decade, the new XT version boasts lightweight DID wire spoke rims, designed... Read more »

A gathering space for riders and non-riders alike

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
February 11, 2015

Six Bends H-D focuses on outdoor spaces to deliver a social experience When the industry talks about the expanse of any given dealership, often the number that is brought up is the square footage of the facility itself. While Scott Fischer Enterprises’ Six Bends Harley-Davidson’s dealership comes... Read more »

CST sponsors San Antonio Spurs

February 9, 2015

In its first corporate sponsorship in the U.S., CST has signed a deal with the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, winners of last season’s NBA championship. In effect for the remainder of the current season, the deal takes CST’s exposure in the U.S. to a new level. Among the benefits for the company... Read more »

Backstage Pass event showcases service

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February 9, 2015

Sister dealerships St. Paul Harley-Davidson in St. Paul, Minn., and Wild Prairie Harley-Davidson in Eden Prairie, Minn., each hosted a Backstage Pass to Service event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10. St. Paul Harley-Davidson’s service department welcomed customers with its annual Backstage... Read more »

Curtis reveals new Viking cab system

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February 6, 2015

Worcester, Mass.-based Curtis Industries has unveiled its new cab system for the Yamaha Viking. The Curtis cab features rugged, all-steel panels. The doors are powder-coated 16-gauge steel for structural strength. Large windows with dual sliders provide excellent ventilation, plus the exclusive Curtis... Read more »

Import brings big boost to service dept.

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By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
February 6, 2015

For Motorcycle Mall, there’s no place like Italy when in need of a Ducati Master Tech When Motorcycle Mall of Belleville, N.J., kept coming up empty-handed while searching for a Ducati Master Technician, the dealership went straight to the horse’s mouth, so to speak, to find their man. That’s... Read more »

A new way of hiring

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
February 4, 2015

The Transportation Revolution uses job fairs with success When The Transportation Revolution was looking to fill seven positions in the spring of 2014, management tried something it had never attempted before — a job fair. Now, after the success of the first event, the dealership has completely changed... Read more »

XY Powersports rolls out Vaterra 1100 UTV

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February 4, 2015

1100cc 4-cylinder engine produces 71.5 hp XY Powersports has introduced its new Vaterra 1100, featuring an 1100cc 4-cylinder engine. Development of the Vaterra 1100 began in 2011 with a six-person R&D team focused exclusively on creating an 1100cc UTV. The vehicle’s features and functions were... Read more »

China trade show update

February 4, 2015

Powersports Business has learned that the annual CIMA Motor show in Chongqing, China, held annually since 2002, will take a respite in 2015. The China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition will next be held in 2016.

Hero Motocorp targets 2016 for U.S.

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February 2, 2015

India-based OEM announces expansion plans at EICMA Hero MotorCorp Ltd, the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, announced at EICMA in Milan, Italy, that it plans to enter the U.S. and Brazilian markets in 2016. Also, Hero, based in India, will begin selling in Europe by the end of 2015. “Today,... Read more »

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