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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 »

GIE+Expo expands UTV presence

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By David Crocker, Contributing Writer
December 19, 2014

Polaris, Hisun join traditional lawn and garden companies at show The Green Industry & Equipment (GIE) Expo, held in Louisville, Ky., in October, has traditionally been a showcase for the lawn and garden industry’s vast lineup of mower products, hand-held equipment and other accessories, along... Read more »

LotVantage offers help posting on online classifieds

By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
December 19, 2014

Social media assistance also provided by company Nearly 1,000 powersports dealerships rely on LotVantage’s online classified and social media posting services, but many may not even be familiar with the name. That’s because while some dealers work directly with LotVantage, others use the company’s... Read more »

Polaris, Shopatron combo leads to e-commerce growth

December 17, 2014

Successful U.S. launch expands into Canada As the Internet rattles traditional retail business and successively gives consumers control across verticals, global leaders in the industry like Polaris, BRP, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Ducati have responded with strategic investments in Shopatron’s inventory... Read more »

DX1, Dominion continue to grow with dealer feedback

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
December 15, 2014

Dealer Advisory Council for product meets at AIMExpo Though Dominion Powersports has talked about its DX1 dealer management system as being built for dealers by dealers since DX1’s inception, the company isn’t just touting its staff of former dealership principals. In addition, DX1 is truly being... Read more »

BMW Motorrad USA launches national P&A website

December 12, 2014

BMW Motorrad USA has launched a National Parts website to help BMW riders shop online to find original BMW Motorcycle repair and maintenance parts. The website presents the complete catalog of original BMW parts and acts as a hub to direct riders to their closest on-line retailers to seamlessly complete... Read more »

2015 WaveRunner mobile app now available

December 12, 2014

Yamaha WaterCraft Group has made information about its 2015 lineup of boats and WaveRunners available via mobile app. Yamaha WaterCraft Group announced the availability of its 2015 Yamaha WaveRunner and Boats mobile applications for iOS and Android devices. The mobile apps allow users to: View images... Read more »

Oxford Products USA announces integration with Lightspeed

December 10, 2014

Oxford Products USA Inc. (OPUSA) recently announced integration with Lightspeed, the Dealer Management Systems (DMS) from CDK Global (formerly ADP) for powersports dealerships. This integration allows dealers on Lightspeed NXT to search Oxford Products warehouse data within the parts modules of the DMS. By... Read more »

Suzuki reveals early-release 2016 GSX-S1000

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December 8, 2014

Bike among many shown to dealers at Las Vegas meeting Though Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. introduced a number of new and updated 2015 models at its Las Vegas dealer meeting in early October, the OEM saved an early-release 2016 model for the finale of its dealer presentation. The 2016 GSX-S1000 is... Read more »

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